Past

A Window In: Works by Michael Weisel (Deer Gallery)

May 18–Sep 1, 2019

Columbus, Ohio painter Michael Weisel creates large scale paintings based upon personal experiences, ideas, and engaging visual imagery. He received formal artistic training at the Art Student League in NYC and The Canterbury College of Art in Canterbury, England. His works reference traditional figurative composition, however his inclusion of abstracted, dream like imagery and themes allows for an open interpretation of the tableaus presented, ensuring that each viewer will have a unique experience with the work.

Opening Reception: May 18, 5:30-7pm

73rd Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition

Jun 30 – Sep 1, 2019

The Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition at the Springfield Museum of Art is always a treat for the museum community. The work includes painting, sculpture, fiber, clay, photography and mixed media. Our member artists include nationally and internationally recognized artists along with local favorites.

This year’s juror is Jayne Klose, Community Engagement Manager, Dayton Metro Library.

The Le Miller People’s Choice Award is a three-way tie: Supernova by Jason Morgan, Dava by Jimi Jones and Jerry’s Song by Calista Dillon.

Pick-up dates: Wednesday, Sep 4, 12-6pm & Saturday, Sep 7, 12-4pm

Opening reception: Sunday, Jun 30, 4-5:30pm

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Zac Benson: Among the Perishing (Beach Gallery)

Feb 3-Apr 7, 2019

SMoA is pleased to exhibit two new works by contemporary artist Zac Benson, including a site-specific installation created solely for Beach Gallery. Benson’s work deals with the relationship between his personal faith and engagement with society, while also challenging the viewer through manipulation of scale and form. Benson holds a BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and an MFA from the University of Maryland. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Cedarville University.

In Partnership with Cedarville University Art Department
Cedarville University

Zac Benson: God Help Us All (Chakeres Gallery)

Feb 16-May 24, 2019

SMoA is pleased to exhibit two new works by contemporary artist Zac Benson. Benson’s work deals with the relationship between his personal faith and engagement with society, while also challenging the viewer through manipulation of scale and form. Benson holds a BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and an MFA from the University of Maryland. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Cedarville University.

In Partnership with Cedarville University Art Department.
Cedardville University

Ubi Sunt: Annie Lee and Brian Zimerle (Deer Gallery)

Jan 18-Apr 28, 2019

Ubi Sunt is from the Latin phrase Ubi sunt qui ante nos fuerunt?, meaning “Where are those who were before us?” (Wikipedia). Originating in biblical times, the concept has been used throughout the centuries to represent a meditation on mortality and the temporary nature of life, as well as to convey a sense of nostalgia.
The exhibition features several new works in a variety of media, including prints, paintings, and ceramics. Through prints and paintings, Annie Lee-Zimerle creates narratives that serve as a reflection of her thoughts on cultural identity, domesticity and the role of family. Brian Zimerle’s work utilizes the three dimensional to comment upon the subtle play of what knowledge is and how the interactions between art, artist, object, and viewer functions. Through exhibition of their work in tandem, a new conversation about culture, identity, and one’s relationships is created.

In Partnership with Cedarville University Art Department.
Cedardville University

East Meets Midwest II (McGregor Gallery)

Sep 22, 2018-Jan 6, 2019

East Meets Midwest II brings together an impressive array of artists from two geographically disparate art collectives, the East Coast Group and the Midwest Paint Group. Following in the tradition of 20th Century modernist painting, both groups work in Post Abstract Figuration, a movement focused on depicting things, objects, places, and perceptions through mark-making, form, rhythm, tone, and structure. Featuring 28 artists and more than 120 works, this exhibition encompasses the vitality and inventiveness present in 21st century painting.

Exhibition sponsor:

Rollins Moving and Storage

Universe of Learning Artful Exoplanets: Creating Imaginary Worlds

Jul 2018–

The Dome: Springfield’s Center for Innovation, and Project Jerico at CCJDC, both hosted a project based learning program entitled “Artful Exoplanets: Creating Imaginary Worlds.” The curriculum was created by the Springfield Museum of Art and funded in part by the Smithsonian’s Universe of Learning Grant. Students learned about exoplanets, space visualization, and computer coding through online NASA portals and the YouthAstronet portal. This led to their creation of colored photographic images of the cosmos, sculptures of imagined alien life, and watercolor paintings of the exoplanets they live on. This online exhibition features the watercolor paintings created by the middle school students at The Dome and high school students at CCJDC.

The Woods in Color: Works by Jean Koeller (Deer Gallery)

Jul 28-Jan 6, 2019

Born in Columbus, Ohio and currently a resident of New Carlisle, Ohio, Jean Koeller took her first painting class in 1979 and hasn’t stopped painting since.

Her work is represented in museums, corporate collections and institutions. She also taught painting and drawing from 1988-1993 for many of the colleges and universities in the immediate area. She worked as the Visual Resource Curator for the University of Dayton from 1992-2007 and taught in their study abroad programs in Italy and France.

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 28, 5:30-7pm

To get a closer view of artist Jean Koeller watch ThinkTV’s The Art Show episode to learn more about her practice and approach to painting:

Exhibition Sponsor:
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Jasmine Owens: Vain Pretension (Beach Gallery)

Aug 1- Sep 2, 2018

Jasmine Owens’ photography explores the complex subject of self-identity and its nature by capturing uniquely intimate moments of scrutiny and isolation. She uses household items and staged lighting as an attempt to exemplify a new and personal perspective for the viewer.

Vain Pretension features a series of eight photographs that examine the struggle that often accompanies finding yourself, as well as Owens’ personal collection of antique photographs ranging from the Victorian Era to the early 1930s. Though the antique photographs and Owens’ own work appear very different, both collections examine a different side of self-identification.

Owens is a rising senior at Springfield High School, and is currently the Curatorial Intern for the Springfield Museum of Art.

Closing Reception: Friday, Aug 31, 5:30-7pm

Spirits, Illusions & Discoveries: Scanographs by Doug McLarty (Chakeres Gallery)

Sep 22, 2018 – Jan 27, 2019

Doug McLarty’s photos employ eye-catching botanical designs, unusual floral combinations and whimsical creations to help us examine and enjoy the rich diversity of nature. He makes use of digital scanning technology to reveal unique patterns and perspectives for the viewer.

For the past 40 years Doug McLarty has photographed landscape and botanical images throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Florida and the western United States. Much of his extensive portfolio was created using traditional black and white film capture and darkroom processing techniques. McLarty gradually moved into digital photography and now makes digital images exclusively. Doug credits British sculptor, environmentalist and photographer Andy Goldsworthy, glass artist Dale Chihuly and architect Frank Gehry for inspiring his current botanical photo series. Doug McLarty resides in Xenia, Ohio.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 22, 5:30-7 pm

Exhibition Sponsor:
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