Thomases Art Gallery


The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation 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.

Testament by Debra DeGregorio
October 16 - January 5

About the Exhibition:
The work of mixed media artist Debra DeGregorio ranges from large drawn and printed natural forms to bright 'micro-installations,' using collage, string, and sequins on pins. 

DeGregorio said that some of her inspiration comes from creation mythology, with biblical symbols of floods and fires making appearances in her work, and tarot cards, bringing towers into the scenes in various states of wholeness and decay.

Born in Pittsburgh, DeGregorio received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking and drawing from Kent State University, studied ceramics and printmaking at The University of Akron, and received a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from SUNY, New Paltz, N.Y. She currently resides in Akron, Ohio, gardens professionally, and teaches drawing at Youngstown State University

The Thomases Gallery Exhibitions Committee reviews proposals for exhibitions several times per year, and artists are encouraged to apply at any time.  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

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