Thursday, January 28, 2021

So Much Art to See! By Luanne Bole-Becker

Greetings from Stella’s Art Gallery in Willoughby, OH! I am an artist who joined the gallery in November 2020.  Right now my work focuses on multimedia assemblages, photographs, and jewelry using vintage objects.

In these short few months at Stella’s, I’ve marveled at the diversity and talent of all the artists at the gallery.  The art exhibitions and inventory change regularly.  It’s a real treasure!

Here are several in-person and virtual exhibitions where you can currently see my work.  These juried shows highlight great art, and much of it is being made and shown right here in Northeast Ohio.  (Note: If you are interested in purchasing any of the items shown, please contact Stella’s Art Gallery directly.)

Fourth Annual Black & White Show

Stella’s Art Gallery, 38033 Euclid Ave., Willoughby, OH  

January 8 – February 6, 2021

My three pieces include two assemblages and one photograph:  Guardians Above and Below (winner of 2nd place, 2D in this exhibit); Ghosts of Cleveland Past (featured prominently in a recent News-Herald article about the show); and Piercing the Heavens (a former 3rd place winner at Summit Artspace on Tuscarawas).  The exhibit is open now during normal gallery hours.

                                                               Guardians Above and Below

                                                                Ghosts of Cleveland Past

Piercing of the Heavens 

FRESH 2021 (17th Annual)

Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron, OH

January 15 – March 27, 2021

Art selected for this show was asked to be “innovative and challenging to both the viewer and the artist…push[ing] he boundaries of what art can be.”  My artwork in the FRESH show is Miss Lily’s Fabulous Flying Machine, a 6-foot tall assemblage that celebrates whimsy, exploration, vintage craftsmanship, and the birth of my first grandchild!  Miss Lily’s Fabulous Flying Machine previously won 3rd place in Assemblages at Stella’s Art Gallery Bricolage show in November.  The FRESH exhibition is available online, and can be viewed in person by appointment or on Saturdays, 12-4, beginning Feb. 6.  I will be staffing the gallery Feb. 13 from 2:30-4:00 if you wish to stop by and chat.  ☺

Miss Lily's Fabulous Flying Machine 

Black & White

Art Room Gallery, international virtual exhibition,

January 2021

The Art Room Gallery, an online contemporary art platform in existence since 2018, received entries from the following countries for their 4th Black & White exhibit:  USA, Canada, Australia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Belgium, Oman, Egypt, Cyprus, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Finland, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, Japan, Austria, France, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Israel, China, and Serbia.  So I was especially pleased to be accepted for my photograph Bicycles and Arches.  You can see the photo in their Finalists section, the 31st image shown.  There are 162 works included, so take your time enjoying the selection!

Bicycles and Arches

NewNow 2021

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

February 18 – April 17, 2021

This biannual competitive art exhibition will be held exclusively online due to the prolonged

closure of Tri-C’s Gallery east.  It features the creation of 63 regional artists.

Juror Cat Sheridan, curator of the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery notes, “They range from quiet and intensely introspective to tempestuous clashes…but they are always touching, in some way, whether through communication, relation, or contrast to one another.”  My piece is a photograph entitled Scraps = Life / Haiti.  Hard copy exhibition catalogs showing all works will also be available for sale.

Scraps = Life/Haiti

2021 Bryn Du Art Show 

Bryn Du Mansion, 537 Jones Rd., Granville, OH

March 4 – 27, 2021

The 116-year-old Bryn Du mansion is seated upon 52 acres near Columbus, providing cultural, educational, and recreational activities for the surrounding community.  This 17th annual juried show is family friendly and will be available both online and in person.  My Ghosts of Cleveland Past assemblage will travel next month from Stella’s Art Gallery to this Columbus area show, with a brief stop between to meet its new owner, who recently bought the piece sight unseen!

Ghosts of Cleveland Past 

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