The Gallery at Lakeland “from WOMAN”: Celebrating Women for 13 years
As Lakeland Community College’s gallery director and exhibition curator since 2005, I have been on a personal mission to support women artists. Thirteen years ago, I had the idea to create a new venue for local and regional women artists, to come together, to exhibit their artworks that were created by women, for women and about women. I was originally inspired by the Guerrilla Girls, based out of New York City, who wrote a manifesto about the advantages of being a woman artist. Underneath all the sarcasm…was the underlying truth. Throughout history, women artists have not been as well promoted and/or represented as their male counterparts.
In 2020, I am pleased to curate and present Celebrate Women’s History Month—from WOMAN XIII…created by women, for women and about women, a vast and vibrant display of works drawn from the creative minds of women artists. What started out in 2008 as an exhibition featuring the art of eighteen local and regional artists has grown impressively to a sizable exhibition that includes artworks created by artists from across the country. We will celebrate 13 (lucky) years in March.
This year, the show is scheduled from February 23 through March 27, with an artist reception on Sunday, March 22, from 3:30 to 5:00pm in The Gallery. Forty-three artists from Ohio, Arizona, Indiana, Oregon, and Pennsylvania will be exhibiting their works representing a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, drawing, ceramics, photography, textiles, enamels, glass mosaic, printmaking, sculpture, assemblage, turned wood, and mixed media.
As in past years, The Gallery at Lakeland will team up with the Lakeland Women’s Center to honor strong female role models in the community through the Women of Achievement Awards. The awards ceremony takes place at 2:00pm on Sunday, March 22, in Lakeland’s Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, followed immediately by the from WOMAN XIII artist reception in the gallery.
The Women of Achievement Awards, artist reception and gallery are free and open to the public. Special gallery tours can be arranged. Visit lakelandcc.edu/gallery for more information and gallery hours.
Lakeland Community College is located just off of the I-90 and Route 306 exit in Kirtland.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: 11TH MAY SHOW
The Gallery at Lakeland invites artists to submit artworks for consideration to be included in the 11th Annual May Show at Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition running May 17 through June 26. Cash awards include the Best in Show prize of $1,500. Visit lakelandcc.edu/gallery for details and to download the entry form. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DROP-OFF DAYS: Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3.
CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: From WOMAN XIII…CREATED BY WOMEN, FOR WOMEN & ABOUT WOMEN | FEBRUARY 23-MARCH 27
Curated by Mary Urbas
WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2PM SUNDAY, MARCH 22 | Sponsored by Lakeland’s Women’s Center
RECEPTION 3:30-5PM SUNDAY, MARCH 22
THE 11th ANNUAL MAY SHOW AT LAKELAND JURIED ART EXHIBITION
MAY 14-JUNE 26
RECEPTION & AWARDS 7-9PM THURSDAY, MAY 14
GALLERY HOURS | MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-9PM, SATURDAY & SUNDAY 9AM-5PM
THE GALLERY AT LAKELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
7700 Clocktower Drive
Kirtland, Ohio 44094