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71st Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition

Jun 25-Aug 6, 2017

The Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition at the Springfield Museum of Art is always a treat for the museum community. The show provides a unique opportunity for our member artists to connect through art media, subject, and style or simply through shared creative spirit. Everyone who submits work will have at least one piece juried into the show. The work includes painting, sculpture, fiber, clay, photography and mixed media. Our member artists include nationally and internationally recognized artists along with local favorites. Every artist’s voice rings out through this eclectic assemblage of artistic skill. The exhibition is a true celebration of the creative talent in our region.

Opening Reception
Sunday, Jun 25, 5-7pm

Members: Free; Non-members: $5.

Members, get more information about participation here.

Not a member? Join here.

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Art Connect High School Exhibition (Beach Gallery)

Apr 1-29, 2017

The Art Connect High School Exhibit is a unique display of work from high achieving art students in Clark County. The exhibit is hosted by the Springfield Museum of Art in the Beach Gallery from April 1-29. Exemplary student artwork is featured from three Clark County high schools: Springfield High School, Shawnee High School, and Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center (CTC). These schools are members of the Greater Springfield CareerConnectED Consortium. The exhibit is free and open to the public during Museum hours (admission fees for the main suite of galleries apply).

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Industrial Nature: Works by Michelle Stitzlein

Jan 21-May 28, 2017

Michelle Stitzlein creates large scale sculpture from recycled materials. She works in a large studio converted from a former grange hall in Baltimore, Ohio. See video of the work for this exhibition in progress at Michelle’s studio.

Her work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions in galleries and museums nationwide, including the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY; Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL; Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL; Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS; Warm Springs Gallery, Charlottesville, VA; Carnegie Mellon University / Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA; COSI, Columbus, OH; and the Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, OH.

Support for this exhibition comes, in part, from Clark County Solid Waste District, Meadow View Growers, Far North Computers and Courtyard by Marriott.

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Springfield City School District Student Exhibition (Beach Gallery)

Feb-Early Mar 4, 2017

A Springfield City School District exhibition of work in celebration of the upcoming Youth Art Month. Opening in February. Students and art teachers took an advance look at Michelle Stitzlein’s work in her Industrial Nature exhibition and created individual or collaborative pieces inspired by her art.

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State of Mind (Beach Gallery)

Jan 28 – Feb 3, 2017

Come and see what happens when high school students study English, social studies, and art together at the opening reception at the Museum on Saturday, Jan 28, from 3-4:30pm for “State of Mind,” a collection of prints created by Catholic Central high school students. The students’ prints are inspired by the Museum’s current exhibition STORM and a response to the “state of mind” that comes from deep reflection.

This annual exhibit and month-long art education program is a partnership between the Museum and Catholic Central High School funded by a generous grant from the Wilson Sheehan Foundation.

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Story Retold: Prints by Annie Lee-Zimerle (Chakeres Interactive Art Lab)

Nov 11, 2016-Jun 21, 2017

Through printmaking and painting, Annie Lee-Zimerle retells popular narratives via personal experiences. While watching her children play dress-up she wonders what compels children to act as others and explores this play by positioning herself as popular characters.

Lee-Zimerle is an assistant professor and currently teaches drawing and printmaking at Cedarville University.

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Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas

Sep 24-Dec 31, 2016

Norman Rockwell’s work has been re-discovered by a new generation of Americans seeing the 100 Saturday Evening Post cover illustrations featured in this exhibition as more accurate pictures of the American experience compared to previous generations who lived during Rockwell’s time and viewed them as idealized or stylized representations of small town America in the mid-20th century. 100 photographs taken by his trusted friend and assistant, Louis Lamone, also present candid moments of Rockwell’s everyday experiences that help us to better understand his fascination with small towns and representations of an idealized American experience.

Opening Reception
5:30-7pm, Saturday, Sep 24, 2016
Free to members; admission fees apply for non-members.

Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas, originated from the LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange GA.

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A Place for All People (in the Beach Gallery)

Sep 20, 2016 – Jan 18, 2017

The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the National Museum of African American History and Culture present A Place for All People:  Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a set of unique and highly informative posters designed to engage and inspire visitors and students and to help celebrate the historic opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The African American story is one characterized by pain and glory, power and civility, enslavement and freedom. It is a multi-disciplinary tribute to the best ideals of the American philosophy. A Place for All People evokes the power of oration and freedom stories, the brilliance of artistic achievement, and the soaring heights of cultural expression. In addition to profiling the long struggle to create the museum, the building’s architectural design and its prominent location on the National Mall, the poster exhibit is a survey of the African American community’s deep and lasting contributions to the American story.

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Ohio Plein Air Society 2016 Exhibition: Parks en Plein Air

Oct 15, 2016-Feb 4, 2017

The Ohio Plein Air Society (OPAS)  painters have created works of art for this exhibition with the theme “Parks en Plein Air” which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. This juried event will include works painted on location in local, city, county, state and national parks.

“En plein air” is a French expression meaning “in the open air,” and refers to the act of painting outdoors with the artist’s subject in full view. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, color and movement into their works.

Juried by award-winning artist, Charles Rowland.

The opening reception and celebration will be held Saturday, Oct 15, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm.

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70th Annual Member’s Juried Exhibition

Jun 25 –Sep 4, 2016

The Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition at the Springfield Museum of Art is always a treat for the museum community. The show provides a unique opportunity for our member artists to connect through art media, subject, and style or simply through shared creative spirit.  Everyone who submits work will have at least one piece juried into the show. The work includes painting, sculpture, fiber, clay, and mixed media. Our member artists include nationally and internationally recognized artists along with local favorites. Every artist’s voice rings out through this eclectic assemblage of artistic skill. The exhibition is a true celebration of the creative talent in our region.

Don’t Miss the Opening Reception:

Saturday, Jun 25, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm
Awards Presented at 6pm
Free for members; $5 non-members
Exhibiting members also receive two complementary guest passes