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The Gallery at Lakeland presents annual juried art exhibition

Posted: May 15, 2023

The 13th May Show at Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition will be on display May 18 through July 14 in the Gallery at Lakeland, located on the first floor of the D-Building on Lakeland Community College’s campus. An artist reception is scheduled for Thursday, May 18, from 6 to 9 p.m., where the Best in Show will be unveiled in an exciting presentation.

Since 2009, Lakeland has presented this exhibition to showcase the best and brightest of Northeast Ohio’s art scene. This year, 78 artworks created by 67 artists were accepted into the exhibition, representing multiple mediums, including drawing, ceramics, photography and assemblage. A wide variety of different painting styles will also be featured, from acrylic and pastel to oil on canvas.

Jurying this year’s competition is accomplished artist Claudia Berlinski, gallery coordinator and director of the John J. McDonough Museum of Art at Youngstown State University. In her juror’s statement, she writes, “The volume of talent in the greater Cleveland area is astounding and does not make for an easy job of jurying. Craftsmanship, diversity of media and thought-provoking themes are a testament to the dedication of self-expression and the artists’ passion for making.I wanted to bring a range of work together to present a robust sampling of the quality artwork being created in the region.”

The Gallery at Lakeland typically gives out over $4,000 worth of cash and prizes for this exhibition every year, totaling over $50,000 in awards since the show’s premiere. This year’s Best in Show will receive $1,500.

“I hope that all who visit the exhibition find a piece or two to connect with and appreciate the hard work and creativity of all the artists involved,” Berlinski continues.

With a collection of artists and styles as diverse as this year’s show, there surely is a little something for everyone to enjoy. A video walkthrough of the exhibition will be filmed by gallery coordinator, Mary Urbas, and be available for viewing on The Gallery at Lakeland’s website.


The Gallery at Lakelandpresents several art exhibitions each year. Highlights include the annual from WOMAN… exhibition, which is the largest exhibition of female artists in the region; the May Show Juried Art Exhibition; and the crowd pleasing, pop culture related exhibition, “The Skull and Skeleton in Art.”

These exhibitions support and advance recognition of Lakeland’s fine arts academic programs; diversity efforts at the college; community arts groups; and local, regional and national artists.

All gallery shows remain free and open to the public and are wheelchair accessible.

Children 14 years of age and younger should be under adult supervision.

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Sunday, closed

The gallery will be closed May 27-29, July 4 and July 8.

The Gallery at Lakeland is located at 7700 Clocktower Dr., Kirtland, Ohio, 44094, just off the I-90/State Route 306 exit. Free parking is available.

For more information about shows, patrons can contact Mary Urbas, gallery coordinator at or call 440.525.7029.


For more than 50 years, Lakeland Community College has impacted thousands of lives through learning. Founded in 1967, Lakeland was the first college in Ohio created by a vote of the people. True to its mission, the college provides quality learning opportunities to nearly 8,000 credit students to meet the needs of the community at its campus in Kirtland and online.

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, Lakeland offers more than 140 associate degree and certificate programs that may lead to high-demand careers or transfer to four-year institutions. The college also provides access to bachelor’s, graduate and doctorate degrees along with certificates and endorsements, as well as lifelong learning opportunities, on campus through the Holden University Center of Lakeland, in partnership with 11 four-year institutions.

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