Thomases Art Gallery

The Thomases Family Endowment Art Gallery is located in the main hall of the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown. The gallery hosts six to seven exhibitions per year, primarily showcasing diverse artistic perspectives from local and regional artists and also showing the work of artists from across the United States. Exhibitions typically run for six weeks with an artist reception held to open the show.  At least one exhibition every year focuses on a Jewish cultural connection.

Upcoming Exhibits


Dissonance & Distortion

Jenna Hudock
Jenna Hudock is an art educator and abstract painter. She was accepted into the annual Butler Institute of American Art Midyear National Juried Show, the YWCA Women's Art Show, and recently spent two weeks at the GOLDEN Educators Residency in upstate New York. This show will feature many of the pieces she created during that time.

Exhibit Dates: January 15 - March 5
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 16 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


Hannah Altman

Hannah Altman is a Jewish-American artist from New Jersey. She recently exhibited with the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Junior High Gallery, and the University of Passau Germany. She is an MFA candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University and 2019 recipient of the Bertha Anolic Israel Travel Award.

Exhibit Dates: March 11 - April 8
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 12 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


Krista Machovina
Krista Machovina is a painter and mixed media artist. She holds a BFA in Art Education from the University of Illinois and a Master of Arts in Art Therapy from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Krista maintains a studio at Keystone Art Space, a fine and industrial arts complex in Los Angeles. Her work features portraits of many of her family members during the 1920s and 1930s on vacation on the beaches of Lake Erie.

Exhibit Dates: April 22 - June 3
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 23 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


The Thomases Family Endowment Art Gallery Exhibitions Committee reviews proposals for exhibitions several times per year, and artists are encouraged to apply at any time.  The submission of materials does not constitute automatic acceptance into programming.  The curator and exhibitions committee reserve the right to selection of artists, and their artwork, based on quality and display requirements.

Eligibility is open to artists 18 years or older.  Interested artists should send an artist statement, resume or curriculum vitae, 4 or more images (JPG or PDF), and an image list indicating the title, dimensions, medium, and date to hseno@jewishyoungstown.org.

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