20 North’s 2023-2024 Season Unveiled!

20 North Gallery announces 2023 – 2024 exhibition schedule

As Toledo’s oldest independent art gallery, 20 North Gallery is proud to be celebrating 30 years in 2023. Our 30th anniversary season continues into 2024 with solo and small group exhibitions, marking the return of Toledo favorites as well as the debut of Toledo’s rising talent.

The exciting 2023-2024 season includes a solo exhibition in October of Midwest artist Joel Fremion’s award-winning collages, a much-anticipated solo exhibition in January to celebrate 100 years of Adam Grant, the return of our emerging artists exhibit in April, in addition to a small group show of retrospective and new artworks by Toledo artists in July of 2024.

The season begins October 20, 2023

"Joel Fremion: Fabric of the Midwest" exhibit, October 20 - December 23, 2023…with Joel Fremion: Fabric of the Midwest, a solo exhibition of Fort Wayne, Indiana artist Joel Fremion’s own unique process of fabric collage. Utilizing the patterns and textures of his fiber medium, Fremion creates tactile landscapes, still life compositions and portraiture that must be viewed in person to be believed.

20 North Gallery and the artist will be welcoming friends and collectors at the free Public Reception for Joel Fremion: Fabric of the Midwest on Friday, October 20, from 6 – 9 p.m.

The exhibit will continue through December 23, 2023.

Joel Fremion (Ossian, Indiana)
Joel Fremion studied architectural design and interior design at Purdue University Fort Wayne (Indiana) and painting at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (Indiana). His work forms part of multiple permanent, public collections of institutions such as the Midwest Museum of American Art (Elkhart, Indiana). Fremion has been awarded numerous honors for his fabric collage work, including Best of Show in the Crosby Festival of the Arts at Toledo Botanical Garden (Ohio) in 2021.

The 2024 lineup…

…marks the centennial celebration of beloved Toledo artist, Adam Grant as well as the return of our juried emerging artists exhibit.

"Adam Grant Centennial" exhibit, January 19 - March 23, 2024

To open its 2024 season,

20 North Gallery will present Adam Grant Centennial, an exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of this world-class, Toledo artist’s work from the Grant family private collection. Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1924, Adam (Grochowski) Grant was a holocaust survivor and naturalized citizen who lived and painted in Toledo, OH, until his death in 1992. The Adam Grant Centennial exhibit will feature paintings by this museum-collected artist, many of which will be available for purchase for the first time.
This exhibit will open to the public on January 19, 2024 and will continue through March 23, 2024.

Adam Grant
(Warsaw, Poland – Toledo, Ohio; b. 1924 – d. 1992)
Adam (Grochowski) Grant’s fine art has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums in juried and solo exhibits throughout the world including in Ohio, Indiana, Poland and Saudi Arabia, having garnered prestigious awards during his lifetime. Grant’s work is part of numerous permanent, public collections throughout the world, including the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

"ARToledo" exhibit title graphicIn Spring of 2024,

20 North Gallery will present a new edition of its emerging artists exhibit, ARToledo. This small-group exhibition provides the opportunity to nurture and retain Toledo’s rising artistic talent, giving new artists a chance to enter the commercial art market in their home community—while providing Toledo collectors the opportunity for a first view of the future of Toledo’s rich, continuing art legacy.

Designed as a competitive show, the 2024 ARToledo exhibition is open to Ohio and Toledo-area artists at least 18 years of age who have prepared a body of work, but who have not yet been featured artists in any commercial gallery venues prior to the ARToledo exhibit. The 2024 artists selected for exhibition will be juried by award-winning painter and arts instructor, Aaron Pickens.
This exciting exhibit will open on April 19, 2024 and will continue through June 22, 2024.

Application for ARToledo is open through December 16, 2023, 5 p.m. (EST).
Click to view and download the ARToledo full exhibit prospectus and application form.

"Consuming Culture" exhibit, July - September, 2024In the Summer of 2024,

20 North Gallery will present Consuming Culture, a group exhibition of paintings, mixed media and digital artworks. The exhibit will comprise new and historic works that explore advertisement aesthetics, as well as how the identity of a culture is recorded in, or influenced by, the marketing of its time. Exhibiting artists include Philip Hazard and Michael Sheets. Additional artists and information on the exhibit to be announced. Opening in July 2024, this exhibit will continue though September 2024.

In addition to the featured exhibits, 20 North Gallery continues to display glass, ceramics, paintings and jewelry by noted artists of the region. Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 4p.m.

Opening Receptions: 20 North Gallery and the artists will be welcoming friends and collectors at the free Public Receptions for featured exhibits. Each reception will feature a free appetizer buffet and cash bar by Venue. Reception dates are to be announced.

For more information, please contact 20 North Gallery:
419-241-2400 or info@20northgallery.com