TFAS100+3: Juried Members’ Exhibit

The return of Toledo Federation of Art Societies’ regional juried exhibition!TFAS100+3 Exhibit postcard

TFAS100+3: Juried Members’ Exhibit – Proudly Presented by 20 North Gallery

"The Camera Man" cast glass sculpture by Lou Krueger
“The Camera Man” cast glass sculpture by Lou Krueger

After a six-year hiatus, TFAS has re-established 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).

See what The Blade had to say on Sunday, October 4: The Toledo Federation of Art Societies readies its first show since 2014

"Contemplation" pastel by Joe Rudski
“Contemplation” pastel by Joe Rudski

TFAS’ Opening Ceremony Partners, Toledo Mud Hens / Hensville, hosted the October 9 Opening Reception & Award Ceremony in Hensville Park at Fleetwood’s Beer Garden. At the ceremony, prize monies were awarded, totaling $4400 – comprising the $1500 Kingston Healthcare Purchase Award, 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!

Click to view the winning artworks of TFAS100+3.

The Kingston Healthcare Purchase Award enables the acquisition of an outstanding artwork for the prestigious Toledo Federation of Art Societies’ permanent public collection, acquired from 1948 to the present.

A $50 Community Choice Award will also be bestowed at the annual TFAS members’ reception on November 7. Voting for the $50 Community Choice Award continues through noon, November 6 and the winner will be announced on November 7. Votes may be cast in-person at 20 North Gallery, or online through the 20 North & TFAS websites (One vote per email address.) Click here to vote online!

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.

In keeping with the original 1917 intent of the Federation’s regional juried show, all exhibited artwork is for sale. Click here to download the updated TFAS100+3 exhibit price list, with thumbnail images of all the exhibited artwork. 

View an extended video tour of the exhibit, with images of all 74 accepted works:

"Balance Rock" photography by Jan Bell
“Balance Rock” photography by Jan Bell

The TFAS100+3: Juried Members’ Exhibit will be on display at 20 North Gallery from October 9 – December 26, 2020.

A printed exhibition catalogue has been produced for TFAS100+3, including images of all the accepted artwork and a listing of all award winners, artists and exhibition information. The catalogue is for sale at 20 North Gallery, price: $20.

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 

"Sugar and Ice" screenprint by Janet Ballweg
“Sugar and Ice” screenprint by Janet Ballweg

List of Sponsors

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

Douglas Adams-Arman
Athena Art Society

The Arts Commission (Greater Toledo)
William Block, Jr. – Family of Carol Block
Raquel Bravo & Stephen Scarvelis
Bowling Green State University
Jeanne Dennler
Mary Fedderke
David Gierke
Grandpa Joe’s Computer Service
Susan Horvath
Stephen Johnston
Robbie Kowalski
Lake Erie Leadership DevelopmentTFAS100 logo
Lourdes University
Sandra Migani-Wall
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 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.

For purchase inquiries, please contact 20 North Gallery:
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