2021 Alumni ExhibitionThe Cleveland Institute of Art and the CIA Alumni Council proudly present the 2021 Alumni Exhibition, which will be on view from June 4 to August 13 in Reinberger Gallery. This juried exhibition will showcase work by CIA alums from different graduating years and artistic practices, and it will offer viewers the opportunity to learn more about the college and its influence on the artistic vocabulary of the region.
The exhibition will feature works by the following artists: Barbara Bachtell, Bob Bruch, Debrah Butler, Stuart Cantor, Danny Carver, Kathleen Cerveny, Michael Cirelli, Kristen Cliffel, Hadley Conner, Nora Corcoran, Danielle Doré, Pat Fallon, Kevin Geiger, Scott Greenlee, Toby Griffiths, Emily H. Phillips, John Hrehov, Lauralee Hutson, Brooke Inman, Tina Janek, Gwendolyn Kerber, Anne Kmieck, Branden Koch, George Kozmon, Mark Krieger, Ron Krygowski, Lynne Lofton, David Menke, John O'Connor, Kiara Pelissier, Dawn Petrill, Barbarita Polster, Kelly Pontoni, Laura Reed, Catherine Reitz, Georgio Sabino III, Alexander Sierputowski, Samantha Stumpf, Mel Tearle, Michael Tharp, Erykah Townsend, Kathryn Vajda, George Vlosich III, Thomas Waski, Chi Wong, Jill Yanik, Andy Yoder and Alyssa Ziemba.
“The first impression upon walking into the gallery spaces and seeing nearly four hundred pieces of artwork lined up along the walls, others carefully arranged on the floor and even more sitting on pedestals was both exhilarating and humbling. I realized the task of selecting work from such a diverse collection would not be easy”, according to Michael Martell, this year’s 76th juror for the Annual May Show.
One hundred thirty six Ohio artists submitted 399 pieces of art. Juror Michael Martell selected 178 pieces represented by 94 artists. Martell’s pottery has evolved over two decades from traditional to expressive graceful pieces with contemporary form. He is the owner of the Zeber-Martell Gallery.
Executive Director George Whitten said, “The judging was very competitive, almost overwhelming due to the huge number of pieces submitted this year. The quality of work is remarkable.”
Ursuline College’s Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery presents the group exhibit, “2019 Summer Mash-Up!,” on view from June 7 -27. The exhibit features joyful, evocative, and powerful work created by emerging and established artists and curated by Wasmer Gallery Director Anna Arnold.
Ohio University School of Art + Design Presents
2018 State of the Arts Exhibition
Sept. 18–Oct. 8, 2018The School of Art + Design presents a juried selection of art from visual art educators across the state in Ohio University’s sixth annual “State of the Arts” exhibition, on view September 18–October 8, in the Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall, Athens.
This year’s exhibition includes a spectrum of creative practice, work from artists hailing from cities across the state. Representing a growing network of high school art teachers currently working in Ohio, “State of the Arts” provides a unique platform for recognizing the professionalism, diversity, and clear commitment to art found throughout the state.
We are pleased to announce a new twist to this annual show. Selected high school teachers were invited to choose one of their best students to exhibit next to their work in the gallery. Gallery Coordinator, Courtney Kessel said, “The teachers really rose to the occasion presenting their students’ work. Many indicated how thrilled they were to show the student artwork. We hope that the teachers and their students can attend the reception on September 27 to see how great the works look together.”
Artists were invited to submit up to three works for consideration. The pieces featured in the exhibition were selected by Kessel and include approximately 47 works, including paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media pieces.
The School of Art + Design is the only school in Ohio that supports this type of exhibition geared towards High School teachers.
The School of Art + Design will host a reception in conjunction with a lecture by OHIO alumnus and 2018 Guggenheim fellow, Craig Drennen on Thursday, September 27. The lecture will be across the hall in Mitchell Auditorium from 4-5 p.m. with the school’s “Welcome Back Celebration” happening on the 5th floor, 5-8 p.m. Drennen selected the awards for the “State of the Arts” exhibition and will announce his selections at 6 p.m. in the Ohio University Art Gallery.
The exhibition can be viewed in the Ohio University Art Gallery in Seigfred Hall 536, September 18–October 8, with open gallery hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday.
This College of Fine Arts event is made possible through support from Arts for OHIO.