THE MANSFIELD ART CENTER IS NOT NEUTRAL
It is Our Mission to Enrich the Lives of ALL Children, Families and Adults, Through the Arts.
We Stand Against Intolerance, Hate and Injustice.
We Stand in Solidarity with Our Friends & Neighbors of the Black Community.
-Mansfield Art Center Staff and Board of Trustees
Please note that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all guests will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
Our restrooms are closed temporarily.
We have hand sanitizer for your convenience and masks available by donation.
Our hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Thank you in advance for following our opening safety guidelines.
We look forward to seeing you.
2020 Ohio Plein Air Society Annual Exhibition
June 28 – July 26
It was an honor to serve as juror of the Painting in the Elements Exhibition. Thank you to Robin Roberts and The Ohio Plein Air Society board for the opportunity, and to all the artists that contributed.
It has been a challenge judging this show. So many wonderful and deserving pieces and never enough awards. It was exhausting going through these pieces time after time, day after day. I took many things into consideration. Design, Values, Color, Drawing, and Craftsmanship. Has the artist taken a risk or painted something safe? And finally, I always ask, does it speak to me?
Being a plein air artist for the last 38 years, I know what it is like to fight the elements as well as the demons inside our heads. Then there’s always that time thing which studio painters have plenty of. With that being said, nothing is more rewarding than painting outside! Congratulations to the artists that won awards. And to those that did not, continue to strive for excellence in your work. The process of jurying is highly subjective and not an exact science. Another juror might have judged differently. Believe in your work and there’s always next time.
Mansfield Art Center
700 Marion Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
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