"TFAS100+3" Community Choice Award Winner Announced & Additional Artist Talks Scheduled

Posted: Monday, November 9, 2020 by: Condessa Croninger | Category: Arts and Entertainment


Events in conjunction with “TFAS100+3” exhibit at 20 North Gallery

Toledo, OH—November 9, 2020.   

TFAS100+3 Community Choice Award Winner: On Saturday, November 7, at the November Toledo Federation of Art Societies (TFAS) members’ meeting, 20 North Gallery announced the voting results for the TFAS100+3 exhibit Community Choice Award. The $50 prize was won by Birds Feeding the Fish, an oil on canvas painting by Toledo artist Sheilah Grogan. From the October 9 opening of the exhibit to the November 6 voting deadline, a total of 277 votes were cast by gallery visitors and online viewers of the exhibit. The $50 prize was sponsored by 20 North Gallery.

TFAS100+3 Upcoming Artist Talks & Demonstrations:

  • On Sunday, November 15, from 2 to 4 p.m., Toledo Federation of Art Societies (TFAS) will host a session of artist talks at 20 North Gallery, featuring two of the exhibited artists of the TFAS100+3: Juried Members' Exhibit: Toledo painter Deb A. Davis and the exhibit’s Founders Best of Show Award winner Chelsea Younkman, also of Toledo.
    Internationally-exhibited artist Davis is the former chair of The University of Toledo Department of Art and will share insights to her artwork on display, Summer's Night in the Midwest, and the progression of her work from photography to oil on canvas. Younkman is a part-time instructor for Adrian College (Michigan), Owens Community College (Perrysburg) and The University of Toledo. She will share the process she utilizes in her charcoal on paper drawings and her inspiration for the self-portrait series she entered into the exhibit, The Winner and the award-winning Rocked It.
    A Question & Answer session will follow each artist’s talk.
  • On Sunday, November 22, from 2 to 4 p.m., Toledo Federation of Art Societies (TFAS) will host a session of artist talks at 20 North Gallery, featuring two of the exhibited artists of the TFAS100+3: Juried Members' Exhibit: The Arts Commission Third Award winner Kay Weprin, of Toledo, and Honorable Mention winner Margaret Lockwood-Lass, also of Toledo.
    A retired art educator and past president of the Athena Art Society, Weprin will discuss her artwork on display, Touch of Reality, and her process of mixed media collage paintings. Bowling Green State University instructor Lockwood-Lass will share insights to her digital mixed media artwork, including the two on display in the exhibit, Infrared Dreams and the award-winning Seed Dreams. (Lockwood-Lass had originally been scheduled to present on November 8, but postponed her talk to allow for additional audience participation time during that day’s presentation.)
    A Question & Answer session will follow each artist’s talk.

On both occasions, the doors will open at 2 p.m., so that patrons may view the exhibit prior to the talks. During the presentation, light refreshments will be served by Venue lounge.

To maintain social distancing, only 15 attendees will be permitted to enter the gallery for each event. The demonstration, talks and question times will also be live-streamed on Facebook: @ToledoFederationofArtSocieties

The events are free and open to the public, although due to space limitations at the gallery, reservations are required. To reserve a seat, contact 20 North Gallery at 419-241-2400 or [email protected] by 4 p.m. of the Saturday, preceding the event.

These events a part of an ongoing series of member-artist presentations prepared by TFAS, celebrating the TFAS100+3 exhibit.

Exhibition Information:

  • The TFAS100+3: Juried Members' Exhibit will be on display at 20 North Gallery through December 26, 2020.
  • A printed exhibition catalogue has been created for TFAS100+3, including images of all the accepted artwork and a listing of all award winners, artists and exhibition information. This 96-page, bound catalogue is available for sale at 20 North Gallery during the exhibition; price $20.
  • TFAS permanent collection-branded merchandise (notecards and coffee mugs) are also available for sale in the gallery during the run of the show. Proceeds of these sales support TFAS' mission-based programming and maintenance of the TFAS collection.
  • TFAS 100+3: Juried Members’ Exhibit is a new project of the Toledo Federation of Art Societies (TFAS). The organization is comprised of over 20 regional arts organizations, as well as scores of individual artists. TFAS was established in 1917 with the mission to unite area arts organizations, promote area artists, and maintain a permanent collection of Toledo area artists’ work. TFAS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity under the Nonprofit Corporation Law of the Ohio Revised Code.

20 North Gallery’s regular exhibition hours are Wednesday—Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. Currently, the gallery is open by call-ahead appointment during those times.

The online video for “TFAS100+3: Juried Members’ Exhibit” containing art images for the full exhibit is posted on the 20 North Gallery website. Additionally, an exhibition price list, with thumbnail images of all the exhibited artwork is posted to the website.

What:   Artist talks by exhibiting artists of the TFAS100+3: Juried Members’ Exhibit

Where: 20 North Gallery, 18 N. St. Clair Street, (Downtown) Toledo, Ohio  43604, 419-241-2400

When:   Artist presentations – Davis and Younkman: Sunday, November 15, 2020, 2 – 4 p.m.

                Artist presentations – Weprin and Lockwood-Lass: Sunday, November 22, 2020, 2 – 4 p.m.

“TFAS100+3: Juried Members’ Exhibit” art exhibition: October 9 – December 26, 2020

For More Information Contact:
Condessa Croninger (Art Director) or visit www.20northgallery.com

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