Call for Entries - "TFAS100+3: Juried Members' Exhibit"

Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2020 by: Condessa Croninger | Category: Arts and Entertainment

Call for Entries: 20 North Gallery presents return of Toledo-area artists’ juried exhibition
Toledo Federation of Art Societies mounts members’ exhibit at downtown gallery

Toledo, OH—May 30, 2020.             After a six year hiatus, the Toledo Federation of Art Societies (TFAS) will once again offer a juried exhibition for artists in the greater-Toledo region, this time proudly hosted by TFAS member organization 20 North Gallery. This all-media competition is open to all artists 18 years of age and older in the Toledo / Northwest Ohio / Southeast Michigan regions, with independent membership and a TFAS artist directory listing on the website included in the entry fee. Exhibited artwork will be selected by a distinguished guest juror, Brian Byrn, Director & Curator of Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana. Exhibit dates are October 9 – December 26, 2020.

Juried honors include over $3,000 in awards, with a Purchase Award of up to $1,500. The Purchase Award will enable the acquisition of an outstanding artwork for the prestigious Toledo Federation of Art Societies’ permanent public collection, acquired from 1948 to the present. The most recent previous acquisition to the TFAS permanent collection was a gesso on paper work by Ann Arbor artist KA Letts, Slaughter of the Innocents, as the TFAS Purchase Award of the 2014 Toledo Area Artist Exhibit.

A printed exhibition catalogue will be produced for TFAS100+3 that will include images of all accepted artwork and a listing of all award winners, artists and exhibition information. The catalogue will be available for sale during the exhibition.

The TFAS100+3 exhibit prospectus is available online at and – Applications must be submitted digitally through the website. A $40 application fee is required for entry.

100% of submission fee income goes to TFAS for the purpose of furthering their community programming.
The application deadline is 5 p.m., July 3, 2020.

The TFAS100+3 exhibit at 20 North Gallery will open October 9 and remain on view through December 26, 2020. An opening reception and award ceremony is planned for Friday, October 9, 2020. In the event that Ohio’s “Safer at Home” order is still in place on October 9, the award ceremony will be presented online in a livestream format and the exhibit will be available for virtual viewing through the 20 North Gallery website.

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.

20 North Gallery art director Condessa Croninger states, “As a proud member organization of Toledo Federation of Art Societies, 20 North Gallery is honored to serve as the presenting sponsor of TFAS100+3, an exhibit to showcase the varied and indelible talent of artists in our community. We look forward to the distinction of being the first gallery to exhibit the next artwork that will be inducted into the TFAS permanent collection.”

TFAS 1st Vice President and Program Development chair Margaret Lockwood-Lass remarks, “We are excited about co-sponsoring a new professional art exhibit with 20 North Gallery that follows our 103-year tradition of supporting the visual artists of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. It’s also a great opportunity to add to the TFAS art collection through a $1,500 purchase award.”

TFAS President Doug Adams-Arman says, “We’re thrilled at the prospect of our upcoming TFAS100+3 Juried Members’ Exhibit. It’s bringing us back to our very beginning, over 100 years ago, when TFAS was formed by the Toledo Museum of Art, Athena Art Society and The Tile Club of Toledo, to promote professional art exhibition for Toledo area artists. For many years, our founding institutions orchestrated Toledo’s most prestigious juried exhibit; this year, we are delighted to recognize a more recent member organization for their dedication to promoting artists’ opportunities in our community—20 North Gallery is partnering with us in this next step for our legacy organization.”

TFAS 100+3: Juried Members’ Exhibit is a new project of the Toledo Federation of Art Societies (TFAS). 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.

What: “TFAS100+3: Juried Members’ Exhibit” art exhibition applications now accepted
Where: 20 North Gallery, 18 N. St. Clair Street, (Downtown) Toledo, Ohio  43604, 419-241-2400
When:   Application deadline: July 3, 2020  /  Exhibition: October 9 – December 26, 2020
For More Information Contact: Condessa Croninger (20 North Gallery Art Director) or visit /

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