Thomases Art Gallery

The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation Art Gallery is located in the main hall of 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.

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 title, dimensions, medium, and date to

October 25 – December 13

About the Exhibition:
Accumulate is an exhibition of recent works by Aislinn Janek exploring how memories are created, stored, and altered over time, as well as how these mental happenings manifest themselves in our daily lives. Janek actively engages in methods that represent the ideas of daily habits, repetition, and the accumulation of those habits. For more information about the exhibition , please contact the curator at

About the Artist:
Aislinn Janek is a local artist who has earned a BFA from Youngstown State University. Janek’s work explores human universalities, intercultural relationships, and the ways in which memories are created, stored, and altered over time. She was awarded the John J. McDonough Award for 2018.

far closer by Jaclyn SIlverman
January 10 - February 21

Home Burin by R. Clarke-Davis

About the Exhibition:
Jaclyn Silverman and R. Clarke-Davis will be exhibiting a photographic conversation about place, belonging, and community in locations they each consider home. For more information about the exhibition,  please contact the curator at kgibbons@jewishyoungstown.or

Thursday, January 10
5:30- 7:00 p.m.

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