Area art bubbles up in Toledo exhibit

TOLEDO – Toledo Area Artists Exhibition at the Toledo Museum Of Art opens tonight with a reception and
awards program at 7:30 p.m.
This is the 91st annual exhibit, which is organized by the museum and the Toledo Federation of Art
Societies. The show is one of the oldest of its kind in the nation.
The exhibit includes 119 entries from 96 artists. All artists must be residents or former residents of
either northwest Ohio or southeast Michigan.
Tonight 21 awards valued at $7,750 will be bestowed.
This year 235 artists submitted 617 works of art for consideration. Selections and awards were determined
by jurors Ruth Bercaw, an artist based in Cleveland, and Jessica Flores, a associate curator of
contemporary art at the Cincinnati Art Museum.
A number of residents of Wood County or connections to Bowling Green State University have work included
in the exhibit.
They include:
¥ Jan Bell, Spencer Cunningham, Marcele Dupay, Lou Krueger, Matthew Krueger, Shaurya Kumar,
Kim Monnier, Takeshi Moro, Joel O’Dorisio, Joseph Pintz, Nadine Saylor, Jessica Ussio-Hoffman and Vernon
Wolcott, all of Bowling Green.
¥ Jennifer Bandeen, Gerry Brock, Mania Dajnak, Brian Heller, Jennifer Solo and Joe Vogt, all of
¥ Michelle Ellis and Janelle Lorenzen, both of Rossford.
¥ Michael Arrigo, Matthew Donahue and
Dena Eber, BGSU faculty from Toledo.
¥ Kimberly Adams, Tampa, Fla.; Amy Beeler, Oregon; Carlee East, Swanton; Sayaka Ganz, Fort Wayne, Ind.;
Madison Hartley, Huron; Leonard Marty, Toledo; Matthew Paskiet, Holland; Chris Rom and Geoff Buddie,
Swanton; Matthew Squibb, Sylvania; and Eric Zeigler, San Francisco, all either current or former
students in the BGSU School of Art.
The exhibit continues in the museum’s Canaday Gallery through Aug. 23.
Photo provided by Toledo Museum of Art
?1000 Breaths? made by Nadine Saylor of Bowling Green from glass and aluminum is included in the 91st
Toledo Area Artists Exhibition