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    Wasmer Gallery

    The Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery is a non-profit gallery owned and operated by Ursuline College and welcoming the public to free, professionally mounted art exhibitions approximately six times a year.

    Wasmer Gallery Exhibition
    The New Masters: Women Artists of Northeast Ohio
    Eastern Edge Exhibit

    Wasmer Gallery has moved to the heart of campus
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    Wasmer Gallery exhibits fine art of educational value by professional and amateur artists. The Gallery has a full schedule each exhibition season and welcomes proposals by artists for upcoming schedules. This year we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Wasmer Gallery, which opened in 1980 and was named in gratitude for the generosity and vision of the late Florence (O’Donnell) Wasmer and John C. Wasmer.


    Current Exhibit

    5th Annual Women's History Month Student Art Showcase

    March 17 - March 31, 2023
    Opening Reception: Friday, March 17, 4:30-7:00pm

    Ursuline College's Fifth Annual Women's History Month Student Art Showcase features compelling and diverse art from the Ursuline student body. Presented by the Ursuline College Women's Center in collaboration with Ursuline's Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery.

    Hand crafted dolls: Grandmother Forest by Juniper Mainelis and Mermaid Bride by Mary D. Pinckney

    Fall 2022 Showcase

    Beyond Cute: The Doll Show

    November 4, 2022 - January 29, 2023
    Opening Reception: Friday, November 4 from 5-7pm

    Extended Hours: December 5, 10, and 12 from noon-5pm

    Dolls have been important to cultures since the beginning of civilization, dating back to ancient Egypt. In this exhibit, explore dolls that have been created by local artists, including a 30 Barbie doll installation, vintage Burmese marionettes, and hand-crafted fabric dolls, each with their own complex, unique, and dynamic personality. Image of hand crafted dolls: Grandmother Forest by Juniper Mainelis and Mermaid Bride by Mary D. Pinckney.

    Jerome White The Hills We Climb Amanda 30x40 Arcrylic and Oil on Canvas

    Summer 2022 Showcase

    Juneteenth: The Freedom and Responsibility Exhibition

    June 18 - August 25, 2022

    Supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, this show features works of 10 Northeast Ohio artists creates a visual dialogue recognizing racial and social inequities in our region.

    View exhibit album

    Mosaic by Judy Jankowski

    The Healing Imagination IX - 35th Anniversary Exhibition

    Moving Forward: Re-imagining Personal & Community Wellness

    April 8 - April 28, 2022

    The Healing Imagination biennial exhibits highlight the work of art therapists, and Moving Forward: Re-Imagining Personal and Community Wellness calls on us to vision our individual and collective healthy futures. Image by Judy Jankowski.

    women in silhouette with beaded veil

    4th Annual Student Showcase

    Unapologetic Wellness: Embracing Freedom, Accepting Responsibility

    February 18 - March 17, 2022

    Sponsored by the Women’s Center at Ursuline College, this showcase of student work celebrates Women’s History Month. Image art by Kaitlyn Kirchmeir.

    Gallery Hours:

    Tuesday - Thursday, 12:00-5:00 p.m. Masks required.

    For an appointment, email Gallery Director Anna Arnold or call her at 440.646.8121. 

    Please check back with this webpage before visiting the gallery for any pandemic-related closures or postponements.

    "Patron Saint of Stone," by MANDEM. Photograph of boy with snakes. Best in Show.

    "Mindlessness, " by Jill Yanik. Graphite drawings photo transferred to wood overlaid with hand cut graphite drawings on paper. First Prize.

    "Maria, Incognito in Kimono," by Judy Takacs. Painting of woman. Second Prize.

    "Sea Serpent," by Lisa Kenion. Cast bronze sculpture of woman diving. Third Prize.

    "Omniscient Mother," by Catherine Rozmarynowycz. Etching of woman. Honorable Mention.

    "Button Trowel," by Jennifer Whitten. Beadwork assemblage on garden trowel. Honorable Mention.

    "Only A Thought," by Betty Skufca. Painting of blue horse. Honorable Mention.

    "Tom by Nevers," by Janet Stolle. Approaching the sea on Nantucket In the area of Tom Nevers Beach. Oil on Canvas.

    "MaryBeth," by Toni Fiderio. Portrait of young woman of color.

    "Divided," by Mona Kolesar. An open 3 dimensional frame structure, a room.

    "Time to Spare," by Linda Mayer. Encaustic & oils.

    "Legacy Pot," by Pamela Argentieri. Pewter, bronze, sterling and wood coffee pot fabricated from sheet incorporating vintage flatware.