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Mansfield Art Center 72nd Annual May Show Opening-Honorable Mention

Last week’s opening reception at the Mansfield Art Center’s 72nd Annual May Show was a big success. The two-story exhibition space was so crowded it was hard to walk around. We were lucky to find the last space in the parking lot! Juror Tom Hale did a wonderful job curating 176 pieces, in all media, from 96 Ohio artists. I was honored to have 4 pieces from my Lilith’s Path series chosen for Honorable Mention. (a complete list of May Show winners is at the end of this post.)

That's me (below)...receiving my honorable mention...

This was the first time I had visited the MAC and I was immediately drawn to the modern two-story architecture and wooded setting surrounding the center. You can find out more about Cleveland architect, Don Hisaka’s award-winning design here.

The MAC is truly a work of art and it’s privilege to be showing work there. Also be sure to check out the extensive list of MAC classes and workshops available to art makers of all ages.

If you are in the Mansfield, Ohio area be sure to stop by and see this beautiful show at the gorgeous Mansfield Art Center. The exhibition runs through June 4.

700 Marion Ave.

Mansfield,Ohio 44906


72nd Annual May Show Award Winners

Best of Show, $1000: Fred Lewallen, Laura, Graphite Drawing

Mechanic’s Bank Award of Excellence, $250: Edward Steffanni, Reparations of a Pilgrim, Oil Painting

Mechanic’s Bank Award of Excellence, $250: Al Brown, Mortal Combat, Wood/Stone/Bone Sculpture

Mechanic’s Bank Award of Excellence, $250: Jeff Doseck, Two Different Worlds, Photography

Mechanic’s Bank Award of Excellence, $250: Martha A Gaustad, Box Series #5, Oil Painting

Margaret Twitchell Swank Award for Painting, $250: Kevin Oswalt, We Are Not Alone, Acrylic Painting

Sid Yellen Award for Photography, $250: Willa Marks, The Breaking, Photography

Whitten Studios Award for Ceramics, $250: Ed Corle, Spring/Blue Rain, Ceramics

Susan B. Smith Award for Fiber, $250: Barbara Morejon, Peeking Leopard, Wool/Felt

Blick Art Material Award of Innovation, $100 Gift Cert: Debbie Altman, Petroglyphs I, II,III, Print Making

Blick Art Material Award of Innovation, $100 Gift Cert: MP Marion, Pulp Story, Hand Made Paper/Fiber

Blick Art Material Award of Innovation, $100 Gift Cert: Rick Paldino & Kevin Russell, Horsehair Vessel, Ceramics

Honorable Mentions:

  • Richard Eichler, Bovini Borg-Taurus, Sculpture

  • James M. Fleeson, King David, Oil Painting

  • Tim Gorka, Flight Path, Wood Sculpture

  • Diane E. Kaye, Ocean Night Visit, Fused Glass

  • Dan Knepper, The Gift, Watercolor

  • Karen Marallo, Off to a Flying Start, Photography

  • Linda Mayer, Lilith’s Path I, II, III, IV, Encaustic & Oils on Cradled Board

  • Sam Neer, Portrait of Kendall, Oil Painting

  • Sam Neer, Girl with Blanket, Charcoal Drawing

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