The Gallery at Lakeland Presents From WOMAN XV
The Gallery at Lakeland Community College presents an exhibition and artist reception for Celebrate Women’s History Month–from WOMAN XV… created by women, for women and about women. What started out as a small presentation by local and regional artists in 2008 has grown impressively to a sizable exhibition that includes works from artists in Ohio and across the country. A virtual guided tour of the exhibition, led by curator and Lakeland Gallery Director Mary Urbas, can be viewed at lakelandcc.edu/gallery.
This year my featured artist is Kathy Skerritt, who lost her battle with cancer a few months ago. I wanted to pay homage to her talent and sensitivities as a visual artist and poet. Kathy and her work impacted artists in Northeast Ohio and beyond, on so many levels. I worked with Kelly Pontoni, Kathy’s friend and personal archivist, to select artworks that create a mini retrospective of Kathy’s mixed media artworks on canvas and paper, spanning easily forty years. This collection will also include The Breast Chronicles, which was her last body of work. Kathy passed before she saw them exhibited. The large open space as you first walk into The Gallery will be dedicated to her art.
from WOMAN XV is scheduled to run from February 20 through April 1, with an artist reception on Sunday, March 13, from 3:30 to 5:00pm. Thirty-five artists will be exhibiting works representing a variety of media and visual interpretations, created in oil, acrylic, drawing, ceramics, textiles, glass mosaic, sculpture, assemblage and mixed media.
I am excited, and pleased, to announce that I have invited Kelly Pontoni, collections registrar at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, to curate another collection of work featuring LGBQT+ artists this July. Stay tuned for more details.
CALL FOR ARTISTS:12TH MAY SHOW ONLINE SUBMISSIONS; 2-STAGE JURY PROCESS, ROUND 2 JURIED FROM ACTUAL ARTWORKS
The Gallery at Lakeland invites artists to submit artworks for consideration to be included in the 12th May Show at Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition running from May 19 through July 15. Cash awards include the Best in Show prize of $1,500. Visit lakelandcc.edu/gallery for details.
PLEASE NOTE: DIGITAL ONLINE ENTRIES for the first round. Drop-off of artwork for Round 2 is Friday, May 6, through Sunday, May 8.
CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: FROM WOMAN XV… CREATED BY WOMEN, OF WOMEN & ABOUT WOMEN | FEBRUARY 20–APRIL 1
CURATED BY MARY URBAS
ARTIST RECEPTION 3 PM SUNDAY, MARCH 13
THE 12TH MAY SHOW AT LAKELAND JURIED ART EXHIBITION | MAY 19–JULY 15
ARTIST RECEPTION AND AWARDS CEREMONY 6-9PM THURSDAY, MAY 19
AWARDS PRESENTED AT 7PM
THE GALLERY AT LAKELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
7700 Clocktower Drive, D-building
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
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