TFAS100+3: Juried Members’ Exhibit – Proudly Presented by 20 North Gallery
After a six-year hiatus, TFAS is re-establishing their juried exhibition, returning to the original focus of the exhibit: to provide a professional exhibition opportunity to the local artists who comprise the TFAS membership. The exhibit features 74 works of art by 55 artists from the Toledo region, Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
TFAS100+3 was judged by Brian Byrn, director and curator of the Midwest Museum of American Art (Elkhart, Indiana).
Opening Ceremony Partners: Toledo Mud Hens / Hensville is hosting the October 9 Opening Reception & Award Ceremony in Hensville Park at Fleetwood’s Beer Garden. This free, public event will be from 6 – 9 p.m.
The Award Ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m.
Prize monies total $4450, comprising the Kingston Healthcare Purchase Award of up to $1500; as well as eight juried awards, including the $1000 Founders Best of Show Award, generously sponsored by the inaugural members of TFAS: Toledo Museum of Art, Athena Art Society and The Tile Club of Toledo! A $50 Community Choice Award will also be bestowed at the annual TFAS members’ reception on November 7.
The Kingston Healthcare Purchase Award will enable the acquisition of an outstanding artwork for the prestigious Toledo Federation of Art Societies’ permanent public collection, acquired from 1948 to the present.
These awards are made possible by the generous contributions of local businesses and individuals, as well as fellow member organizations – Click to view our Exhibit Sponsors Page.
A video tour of the exhibit, with full art images, will be posted here soon.
The TFAS100+3: Juried Members’ Exhibit will be on display at 20 North Gallery from October 9 – December 26, 2020.
A printed exhibition catalogue will be produced for TFAS100+3, including images of all the accepted artwork and a listing of all award winners, artists and exhibition information. The catalogue will be available for sale during the exhibition.
The TFAS100+3 exhibit title references the founding year of TFAS—1917—and the organization’s 103-year commitment to providing professional exhibition opportunities to artists in the Toledo region.
“We’re thrilled at the prospect of our upcoming TFAS100+3 Juried Members’ Exhibit. It’s bringing us back to our very beginning, over 100 years ago, when TFAS was formed by the Toledo Museum of Art, Athena Art Society and The Tile Club of Toledo, to promote professional art exhibition for Toledo area artists. For many years, our founding institutions orchestrated Toledo’s most prestigious juried exhibit; this year, we are delighted to recognize a more recent member organization for their dedication to promoting artists’ opportunities in our community—20 North Gallery is partnering with us in this next step for our legacy organization.” TFAS President Doug Adams-Arman
20 North Gallery is honored to serve as the
presenting sponsor of TFAS100+3.
Additional support is provided by these generous individuals, organizations and corporations:
Kingston Healthcare Company
Athena Art Society
The Arts Commission (Greater Toledo)
William Block, Jr. – Family of Carol Block
Raquel Bravo & Stephen Scarvelis
Bowling Green State University
Grandpa Joe’s Computer Service
Lake Erie Leadership Development
Polaris Logistics Group
The Tile Club of Toledo
Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo School for the Arts
The University of Toledo
Ye Olde Durty Bird – Juror’s Hospitality
Entry to the exhibit was open to all artists in the Toledo region and entailed a $40 application fee, which includes one year of Independent membership and a TFAS artist directory listing on the TFAS100.org website. 100% of submission fee income went to TFAS for the purpose of furthering their community programming, which provides arts-related professional development opportunities for members and the community at large.
TFAS 100+3: Juried Members’ Exhibit is a new project of the Toledo Federation of Art Societies (TFAS). TFAS was established in 1917 with the mission to unite area arts organizations, promote area artists, and maintain a permanent collection of Toledo area artists’ work. TFAS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity under the Nonprofit Corporation Law of the Ohio Revised Code.
20 North Gallery’s regular exhibition hours are Wednesday—Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. Currently, the gallery is open by call-ahead appointment during those times.