Winners of 2021 Women’s Show

Congratulations to the artists whose work placed in this year’s women’s exhibit. The juror for the show was Lisa Burroughs. Lisa is an artist, a fine art photographer, and a filmmaker. She has worked as Creative Photography Director of Newsweek and Lear’s Magazine in NY. She has served as an adjunct professor at John Carroll and Kent State. In her juror’s statement, Burroughs commented, “It was a pleasure to judge the Women’s Show at the Arts Center this year. The work was fresh and mature at the same time. Each artist demonstrated an aesthetic or a point of view that resonated with what it means to be a woman in 2021. Congratulations to each artist for what they accomplished whether they placed or not. The exhibition is worth a visit to see the work in person.”
The gallery is open to the public Monday-Thursday from noon-8 p.m., Friday by appointment, and Saturday from 9 a.m.- noon, and admission is free. You can also view the exhibit virtually here:
Best in Show: “Clock Maker’s Daughter” by Juniper Mainelis
Painting – First Place: “Spring on Main” by Julene Schwartz
Painting – Second Place: “Oh, Joan” by Judy Campbell
Painting – Third Place: “Cora with Hydrangeas” by Ann Dumont
Painting – Honorable Mention: “Quilters Relay History” by Jeanne King Maleckar
Photography – First Place: “Always Room for Advice” by Cheryl Brickman
Graphics – First Place: “I’m Turning 35” by Cheryl Brickman
Graphics – Second Place: “Treeline” by Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Graphics – Third Place: “Women Voting” by Joe Ann Blair
3D – First Place: “Guardian” by Rebecca Stowell
3D – Second Place: “Kali – Destruction & Transformation” by Anzietta DiPierro
3D – Third Place: “Safe and Sound” by Rebecca Stowell
3D – Honorable Mention: “Moonstone Ring” by Diane Montagino
Fiber – First Place: “Fly Away” by Mattie Dramis
Fiber- Second Place: “Water Lillies” by Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Mixed Media – First Place: “Circles” by Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Mixed Media – Second Place: “Pilated Woodpeckers” by Tracy Zakraysek

Accepted artwork for 2021 Women’s Show

Congratulations to the amazing women artists accepted to the 2021 Women’s Show. Your talent is amazing and thank you for sharing your artwork with us.
The show will be jurored for awards on Wednesday March 3rd 2021. We will post award winners to our website.
The gallery is open to the public Monday-Thursday, noon-8p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.-noon. Visits on Friday can be arranged by appointment; call (440) 964-3396. Admission to the gallery is free.
1.Diane Fleisch Hughes
2.Tracy Zakraysek
Pileated Woodpeckers
3. Julie Cook
Dancing Petals
4. Melissa Hladek
5. Jeanne King Maleckar
Maggie: PM
Quilters Relay History
6. Joe Anne Blair
Women Voting
Gift box and Framed Patches
7. Diana Montagino
Moonstone Ring
Labradorite Necklace
Butterfly Necklace
8. Megan Stover
17 Years
9. Char Lehto
Spring Blue Jay
10. Marlene Sartini
11. Julene Schwartz
Spring on Main
12. Mattie Dramis
El Purpura De Ca Rosa
Fly Away
13. Linda Janoski
Flower Fireworks
14. Amy Edixon
Sunset at Netcher
They All Matter
15. Mardi Snyder
Women Lighting the World
16. Cheryl Brickman
Mother Earth
I’m Turning 35!
Always Room for Advice
17. Nancy Nelson-Brotz
18. Juniper Mainelis
The Clockmaker’s Daughter
The Spirit Of the Wild
Hydra’s Flare
19. Judy Campbell
She Put on her Gloves
Oh Joan!
Jeremy Osburn
20. Joan Chapman
Country Living
The Stone Cottage
The Pack
21. Kathern Hudson
From Darkness Comes Growth
22. Susan Phillips
In a Nutshell
The People of Planet Earth are Sick
23.  Emily Sprague
The Erie Deep
24. Ann Dumont
Cora with Hydrangeas
25. Valerie R. Gale
By The Pond
26. Anzietta Dipierro
Saraswati – Wisdom
Saraswati – Enlightenment
Kali – Destruction and Transformation
27. Rebecca Stowell
Safe and Sound

“Women’s Rights” accepted pieces

The following pieces have been accepted into the 2020 Ashtabula Arts Center Women’s Show. The theme this year was Women’s Rights.
All work not accepted into this year’s show should be picked up by March 7.  Please make sure you sign your work out at the front desk. Thank you for everyone for sharing your art with us!

Heather Denning – Miss Cheyenne

Sharon Konkoly – Force Fed for Freedom

Nancy Nelson-Brotz – No More Stolen Sisters

Shelby Kacludis – Susie be Proud

Bev O’Reilly – “I am Woman”

Diane Fleisch-Hughes – 1. Around   2. Split

Tracy Zakraysek – Title IX

Valerie Rose Gale – A Women’s Prayer Flags

Tangerine Tirado – Frida Kahlo

Sydney Manis – Untitled (Lucille Ball Quote”)

Belinda Rogers – 1. RBG’s Majority Jabot   2.RBG’s Dissent Collar

Judy Campbell – Moving on Up!

Elizabeth Ginn – Fight like a Girl

Merrily Edgecombe – 1. The Color of our Skin    2. Honor all Women of Suffrage

Emily Glink – 1. Courage   2. Legacy

Deborah Boyd-Tressler – Respect and Value their Commitment

Katey Hudson – 1. The Fight For Women   2. Harriet

Ashley Platt – 1. Terminus   2. Dr. Mary Miller Battels

Susan Phillips – Shirtwaist Liberties: Triangle Fire, 1911



Call for women artists for March exhibit

The Arts Center is seeking women artists to submit artwork for our March exhibit, “Women’s Work.” In an initiative started by Mary Urbas of the Gallery at Lakeland, multiple galleries in the Northeast Ohio area are celebrating the work of women artists.

Artists are invited to submit 2 pieces of artwork to this juried show, which will run from March 4-30. Intake of artwork will be March 1 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Artists will be notified about unaccepted entries on March 4. A reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Friday, March 22, from 6-8 p.m.

Download entry form: Women’s Work artist application

There is a $5 juror fee per artist (not per piece).

Call for women artists for March exhibit: “Women’s Work”

The Ashtabula Arts Center is accepting art by women artists throughout the area in celebration of Women’s History Month for our juried March exhibit, “Women’s Work.” In an initiative led by Mary Urbas of the Gallery at Lakeland, multiple galleries in the Northeast Ohio area are celebrating the work of women artists. There will be a reception, free and open to the public, on Friday, March 16, from 6-8 p.m. The application is available through the link below, and at the Arts Center’s front desk. Contact Linda Merchant, Visual Arts Coordinator, with any questions.

Women’s Work artist application