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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.

    Image of guest viewing artwork at the Wasmer Gallery

    Wasmer Gallery has moved to the heart of campus
    Review directions to our location in the Mullen Academic Building

    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.


    Fall 2023 Showcase

    New Masters 3: Women Artists of Northeast Ohio

    November 10, 2023 – January 25, 2024

    The Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery presents Ursuline College’s New Masters 3: Women Artists of Northeast Ohio is a stunning and dynamic juried exhibition showcasing art of a diverse range of disciplines by emerging and established women artists who live and create in the region.

    45 artists of the New Masters 3 exhibit

    Thank you to everyone who participated! It takes a tremendous amount of courage and belief to put your work out there. We received a record 450 online entries submitted by 187 artists for The New Masters 3: Women Artists of Northeast Ohio. Our juror Hilary D. Gent, painter and founder of HEDGE Gallery, met the challenge to select 47 artworks created by 45 artists and award $2,800 in cash prizes including the $1,000 Best in Show. The selected artists and winning works are noted below.

    The show runs through January 25, 2024 with an special Saturday viewing on December 9, and is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.


    1. Mary L. Alexander
    Growth #4
    Mixed Media Quilt

    2. Leslye Discont Arian
    Torsos and Flyers

    3. Kim Barnes
    Picnic at the Pier
    Mixed Media

    4. Luanne Bole-Becker
    Worlds of Our Own Making
    Mixed media sculpture

    5. Karen Beckwith
    On the Roof
    Mixed Media

    6. Cynthia Brewster
    Friends: All Included
    Pastel painting on paper

    7. Julia Briggs
    House of Cards
    Oil on canvas

    8. Phyllis Brody
    By the Way
    Free-form abstract embroidery

    9. Leigh Brooklyn
    Oil on Linen

    10. Jacqui Brown
    Noble Field Au
    Acrylic on stretched canvas

    11. Amelia Casiano

    12. Donna Coleman
    A Difficult Affair
    Oil on canvas

    13. Deus Ex Machina
    Oil on canvas

    14. Hadley Conner
    Mixed media photo

    15. Rebecca Cross
    Horizon Series: distance disturbances
    Silk, chalk pastels

    16. Andrea Dawson
    On the Road Again
    Mixed media on paper

    17. Felice Dahlhausen
    Circular Motion

    18. Bonnie Dolin
    Oil Painting

    19. Eileen Dorsey
    The Season Is Changing
    Oil on canvas

    20. Susanne Dotson
    Leaving Time to Play
    Acrylic on canvas

    21. Marlisa Dunn
    Stepping Stones
    Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas

    22. Meryl Engler
    Every Year They Grow From Nothing

    23. Diane Farr
    Altered Realities
    Oil on Canvas

    24. Patty Flauto
    Breaking Point
    Acrylic on canvas

    25.Marti Higgins
    Mixed Media on Canvas

    26. Linda Hutchinson
    Things Get Messy
    Oil on canvas

    27. Sydney Kay
    How do you dip it?

    28. Kate Kisicki
    Water Pig
    Mixed Media painting

    29. Irina Koukhanova
    Cast bronze on wood base

    30. Natalie Lanese
    Day Heap
    Mixed media painting on canvas

    31. Jennifer Leach
    This Was My Favorite Dress
    Mixed media Print

    32. Janet Marsano
    Pick Your Own
    Scratchboard and ink

    33. Barbara Martin
    Saw-Whet Owl with Crown

    34. Bridget Murphy Milligan
    Fallen Angel
    Archival pigment print

    35. Rita Montlack
    Fabrications and The City
    Archival digital print

    36. Rita Montlack
    Topsy- Turvy and The Deer
    Archival digital print

    37. Nancy Notarianni
    On the 4 Train, NYC

    38. Jenniffer Omaitz

    39. Jenniffer Omaitz
    Tipping Point

    40. Cynthia Petry
    Spoon Fed Lies
    Mixed media

    41. Beth Prindle
    3D Mixed Media Assemblage

    42. LaSaundra Robinson
    That Bee Told Me I’m Fly
    Oil and acrylic on panel

    43. Robin Robinson
    Little Boy Blue

    44. Susan Squires
    old song/new song
    Encaustic wax and oil stick

    45. Judy Takacs
    Arabella: Fighting it like Ike and Tina
    Oil on canvas

    46. Emily Wiser
    Mixed Media metals

    47. Eileen Woods
    Being Mom
    Mixed media

    New Master's Graphic from Event Postcard

    New Masters 3: Women Artists of Northeast Ohio is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.


    Summer 2023 Showcase

    Juneteenth: Freedom and Community

    June 17 – August 24, 2023

    The Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery at Ursuline College presents “Juneteenth: Freedom and Community Exhibition" as part of the second annual Juneteenth Celebration. This visually stunning and emotionally stimulating exhibit explores freedom and community as our society evolves. The bedazzling works of the African American Quilt and Doll Guild create a visual dialogue recognizing the racial inequities and transformative cultural experiences in our world.

    View Exhibit Album


    Spring 2023 Showcase

    5th Annual Women's History Month Student Art Showcase

    March 17 - March 31, 2023

    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.

    View Exhibit Album

    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

    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.

    View Exhibit Album

    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, 12-5 p.m.
    Contact Gallery Director Anna Arnold or call her at 440.646.8121.
    Please check this webpage for updates.

    "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.