The 51st Annual Holiday Fair
The 51st Annual Holiday Fair is a highlight of our community’s holiday season and is on display November 20 through December 30, sponsored by Strategic Wealth Management. From the stunning art in the upper and lower galleries to the special gift selections in the gallery shop, Holiday Fair attendees always enjoy a wide variety of unique and one of a kind offerings. Our art center proudly supports local & Ohio artists, featuring hand blown glass, handcrafted jewelry, functional ceramics, exquisite wood turnings, paintings, photography and more, at all price points.
Daniel Ferlan | 20 Years
This exhibition presents the most comprehensive overview of Daniel Ferlan’s career to date. Showcasing artwork from 1999 to present, it comprises 75+ pieces specifically choreographed into eras of his work. This visual timeline can be compared to a gigantic story book that enchants and immerses the viewer into Ferlan’s reinvented folklore-like tales. This mass display of work comprises an implosion of bold-lined, textured paintings to an appealing contrast of newer works that entail intricate, miniature characters placed strategically in Dutch-like landscapes. Hauntingly beautiful creatures, blooming lands of color, and personal symbolic relics all loosely imply various art historical references, naturally formed within the artist’s psyche. Despite Ferlan’s work being highly introspective, the works are still able to be digested by any spectator, no matter what filter is applied.
The 75 Annual May Show
The 75th Annual May Show, is a jurried exhibition showcasing the talent of Ohio artists in a variety of media. Guest Juror, Dr. Andy Hudson, is a retired OSU medical educator, an established artist/maker, glass blower, and a renowned art collector. He selected 121 pieces from 76 artists to form this striking exhibition.
The Best of Show award was given to artist Randy Bennett of Rudolph, Ohio for his body of work, consisting of four mixed media pieces. The show’s sponsor, Mechanics Bank , provided Awards of Excellence to Ron Abrams, Martha Fort, Chris Misencik-Bunn and Laura Barhardt Corle. Sarah Torgison received the Whitten Studio Award for Ceramics. Cathy Huber received the Sid Yellen Award for Photography. The Margaret Twitchell Swank Award for Painting was received by Judith Smith Miller. Susan B. Smith Award for Fiber was received by Barbara Nell Morejon. Three Blick Art Material Awards for Innovation were received by MP Marion, Steven Stemple and Janet L. Marsano. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Peggy Stover, George Whitten, Susan Shafer, Robin Roberts, Mary Holobaugh and Benjamin Johnson.
Transformations – Honoring the Cancer Journey
Cancer has many faces. Those many faces are currently being shown in the Foundation Gallery of the Mansfield Art Center. This exhibition honors the cancer journey and is a voice for many in all different stages of the disease. Each piece of art is an expression of the cancer patient created by using radiation masks and unused chemotherapy bags.
Ohio Plein Air Society Annual Exhibition
This jurried exhibition will celebrate the plein air tradition by exhibiting, promoting, and selling an exclusive group of works painted outdoors in the true spirit of plein air painting. Larry Churski, the juror, selected 135 of the finest plein air works from members of the Ohio Plein Air Society.
The 2020 Regional High School Exhibition
The 2020 Annual Regional High School Exhibition showcases the talent of aspiring artists from area High Schools in our region. The level of talent and creativity on display consistently exceeds expectations and provides an honest & insightful look into the minds of our youth. This community-centered exhibition is a favorite among members and visitors; as it encourages an appreciation for the arts and offers support for these young artists by showcasing their abilities.
The Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition | Region 2 Winners
Congratulations to these young & talented artists, from Region 2, that were chosen for the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition.
The Mansfield K-8 Student Art Show
Thank you to the following Schools for their participation: Discovery School, Home School Students, Malabar Intermediate, Mansfield Middle School, Prospect Elementary, The Reach Program, Sherman Elementary, Spanish Immersion School, & Woodland Elementary.