The Press Newspaper
Works of art by 78 artists have been chosen for the 94th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art, on exhibit Feb. 1 through April 14 in the Works on Paper Gallery.
Of the 642 works submitted, 96 were selected for the show.
The juried exhibition, which offers an eclectic mix of works in a variety of media, is organized by the Museum with support from the Ohio Arts Council. Admission to both the exhibition and the Museum is free.
The TAA exhibition is widely recognized as the most important juried show in this region. As one of the few regional exhibitions of its kind in the nation, it is also the longest running. This year eligibility was expanded to artists living within a 150-mile radius of the Museum. Previously only work by residents of seven counties in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan were eligible for consideration.
Artist Joe Fig and TMA Mellon Fellow Kate Nesin are serving as jurors for this year’s show.
Artists included in this year’s exhibition are eligible to be considered for a one-person exhibition at the Museum, an award presented at every other TAA exhibition. Leslie Adams was the first recipient of the Solo Exhibition Award at the 93rd TAA exhibition. Her exhibition, Leslie Adams: Drawn from Life, ended Jan. 13 in the Museum’s Gallery 18. The next winner will be announced at the 95th show.
Among the artists whose work has been accepted for the 94th Toledo Area Artist Exhibition are Maureen Kirwen Huffman, of Elmore; William Barry Roberts and Amy Beeler, of Oregon, and from Toledo, Rachael Chappuies, Ruth Foote, Juliet Foraker, Anna Friemoth, Adam Goldberg, Sheilah Grogan, Patricia Healey, Margaret Lockwood-Lass, Jeffrey Mack, Tom Marino, William Petruzzi, Charlyn Reynolds, Kevin Schroeder, John Swihart, L. Sue Szabo, Jan Thomas, Melinda Wagner Arrigo and Barry Whittaker.
The Toledo Museum of Art is located at 2445 Monroe St. at Scottwood Avenue, just west of the downtown business district and one block off I-75. For general information, call 419-255-8000 or 800-644-6862, or visit www.toledomuseum.org.
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