Ohio Designer Craftsmen: Best of 2019 (McGregor Gallery)

Sep 20 – Dec 15, 2019

Ohio Designer Craftsmen: The Best of 2019, Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition showcases 88 contemporary works of fine craft by 74 artists, with sixteen pieces selected for awards of excellence. Now in its 35th year, the exhibition features a wide array of mediums, including textiles, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, glass, and furniture design. This year’s juror, Stefanie Kirkland, Director of Exhibitions at the Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, states, “Craft has a rich background of production and functionality alongside a means of expression…. In this exhibition, there are masterfully designed objects that introduce non-traditional materials and use traditional techniques in unexpected ways.”

Opening Reception: Saturday, Oct 5, 5:30-7pm

Exhibition Sponsor:
Mercy Health


Paintings by Randolph H. Deer (Deer Gallery)

Jul 15-Nov 8, 2020

A longtime friend of the Museum, Randy Deer is a lifelong philanthropist dedicated to the arts as well as educational, social service, health, and youth organizations around the country. This exhibit showcases his artistic talent in a series of whimsical paintings that use color to evoke a place and time.

Packed I: Works by Nicki Crock (Deer Gallery)

Sep 12-Dec 10, 2019

This solo exhibition features a range of works from Columbus, Ohio artist Nicki Crock. Through installation, sculpture, and performance, she explores issues of home and community as well as the role of place and transformation. Having lived in one home for the majority of her childhood, it wasn’t until her later teen years that she embarked on a nomadic lifestyle, searching to recreate a sense of the familiar while also embracing the differences of each new domicile. Her art reflects this push and pull, evoking at once a sense of nostalgia while also suggesting the excitement of the unknown.

Opening Reception: Saturday, Oct 5, 5:30-7pm

Exhibition Sponsor:

Lois Lenski: Storied Prints (Beach Gallery)

Jul 12-Dec 31, 2019

Springfield-born illustrator and children’s book author Lois Lenski (Oct 14, 1893- Sep 11, 1974) was a Newbery Medal award recipient, publishing more than 98 books during her lifetime. Her works, such as Strawberry Girl, Phebe Fairchild, and Indian Captive, are beloved by children and adults alike. This exhibition features prints, illustrations, and manuscripts spanning the entirety of her career curated from the collections of the Springfield Museum of Art and the Clark County Public Library.

Exhibition partners:
Westcott HouseClark County Public Library

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

A Flying Adventure: Works by Claudia Retter (Chakeres Gallery)

Jun 15- Oct 6, 2019

A Flying Adventure: Works by Claudia Retter explores the original story of The Flying Adventures of Two Candy Cane Pen Friends, an enchanted tale told through photographs and hand-lettered text. Featuring two pen pals who finally meet and explore the Pacific Northwest in a little blue and yellow airplane, the book celebrates the joy of friendship and flight. In addition to the original handmade book, the exhibition showcases homemade memorabilia, framed prints, and the original working storyboard.

Exhibition sponsors: Donna and Steve Field

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

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

Exhibition Sponsor:

Print Positives (Halley and Klein Galleries)

Mar 24- Oct 6, 2019

The second in a series of exhibitions made possible through grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Print Positives features a wide array of prints from the Museum’s permanent collection. Approximately 20% of the collection is composed of prints, all of which were thoroughly studied through a collaborative effort between the Museum’s Curator and the Dayton Printmakers’ Cooperative. The exhibition includes works by Jean-François Millet, Salvador Dali, Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander Calder, Francisco Goya, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Julian Stanczak, Bruce Nauman, Nancy Louise Holt, and Alice Aycock, among others.

The opening reception on Mar 24, which will feature a demonstration from 2-3:30 pm and a moderated discussion between the Museum’s Curator, a representative from the Dayton Printmakers’ Cooperative, and two visiting artists from the Gen Studio Group in Japan, Nobuko Ueda and Yuko Innami from 3:30-4:30 pm.

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