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  • Home / Wasmer Gallery

    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.


    Summer 2024 Showcase

    Juneteenth: A Look Amongst the Stars

    June 14 – August 22, 2024

    This exhibition showcases 10 African American artists under 30 with the goal of highlighting their talent, in real time - not years later as is often the case historically. We believe these amazing Black Artists deserve the opportunity to shine, now, and make their mark in the art community.

    Opening reception: Friday, June 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.
    Guest Curator: Davon Brantley
    Artists: Amirah Cunningham, Amber N. Ford, Crystal Miller, Stevie Patterson, Deanne Smith, Lauren Sylvia, Lacy Talley, Derek Walker, Amani Williams, and Christafreehands
    Image: “Mammie In A Fur Coat” by Amani Williams

    Artwork: “Mammie In A Fur Coat” by Amani Williams

    The Juneteenth Exhibition: A Look Amongst the Stars coincides with the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration hosted by Ursuline College and the City of Pepper Pike.

    It is made possible in part by support from the Ohio Arts Council and a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

    Past Exhibits

    Collage of four student self-portraits from Senior Art Show 2024

    Spring 2024 Showcase

    Senior Art Show

    April 19 - May 14, 2024

    You’re invited to Ursuline College’s Senior Art Show 2024 featuring works by four graduating seniors from the Art & Design program: Jasmine Cronin, Brent Eligado, Christina Scialabba, and Jenna Skilton.

    Join us for the opening reception on Friday, April 19, 2024, from 5 to 7 p.m. with live entertainment by Squirrel Jam.

    Na’ Laya “Let her shine too” - featured image for the Sixth Annual Student Showcase

    Winter 2024 Showcase

    6th Annual Women's History Month Student Art Showcase

    February 23 - March 26, 2024

    The 6th Annual Women’s History Month Student Art Showcase features artwork created on the theme Embracing Everyone: Excluding No One. Sponsored by the Ursuline College Women’s Center, in collaboration with the Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery.

    Image Art: Na’ Laya “Let her shine too”

    View Exhibit Album

    New Master's Graphic from Event Postcard

    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.

    New Masters 3 was supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

    View Exhibit Album


    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

    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.


    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.