The Gallery at Lakeland Presents from WOMAN XVII… 14th May Show and SEEN + HEARD

Laurel Herbold, Welcome to My World.

The Gallery at Lakeland Community College presents an exhibition and artist reception for Celebrate Women’s History Month – from WOMAN XVII… created by women, for women and about women. What started in 2008 out as a small presentation by local and regional artists has grown impressively to a sizable exhibition that includes work 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

This year my featured artist is Laurel Herbold, who has been freelancing and exhibiting locally since 1995. She specializes in custom painting and design solutions, as well as decorative restoration work in residential and commercial spaces. Her mural work can be seen in many local businesses and churches, select Barrio Tacos locations, Goldhorn Brewery, etc. In January 2023, she was artist-in-residence at Hershey Montessori School in Huntsburg, Ohio, where she completed a two-story mural with a group of students. Laurel embarked on a three-month restoration of the massive chandelier in the main hall of Stan Hywet Hall, Akron. The breadth of Laurel’s work is best viewed in her studio at West 78th Street Studios (#107) where she has maintained a showroom for thirteen years. Visit

From WOMAN XVII is scheduled from February 12 through March 24, with a closing reception from 1 to 3 pm on Sunday, March 24. Thirty-five artists from Ohio, Oregon, Idaho, Indiana and Washington State will be exhibiting works representing a diverse variety of media and visual interpretations, created in oil, acrylic, drawing, ceramics, textiles, sculpture, assemblage, jewelry, photography, and mixed media. I mixed it up a bit this year, inviting new artists and welcoming others back to the collection, including emerging artist Crystal Miller, who just received her BFA from CIA (my alma mater).

Call for Artists! The Gallery at Lakeland invites ONLINE SUBMISSIONS for consideration to be included in the 14th May Show at Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition. There is a two-stage jury process: Round 1 juried from digital entries and Round 2 juried from actual artworks. The exhibition runs from May 16 to July 19. Cash awards include the Best in Show prize of $1,500. Visit for details.

SEEN + HEARD opens in July. This exhibition of images curated by photographer Honey Lazar and sound recordings by Lauren Clune creates a conversation between the rarely seen and less frequently heard individuals who experienced sexual violence. The #MeToo movement gave voice to many who were molested, raped, assaulted, or harassed. SEEN + HEARD is a series of men and women sharing details of sexual abuse, and assault, ending the silence. This exhibition bears witness, for their story cannot be heard until we stop and listen. Visit

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Celebrate Women’s History Month: from Woman XVII… created by women, for women & about women, February 12–March 24. Closing reception, 1-3pm Sunday, March 24

The 14th May Show at Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition, May 16–July 19. Artist reception and awards ceremony 6-9pm Thursday, May 16. Awards presentation 7pm

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