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, on the first floor adjacent to the multi-purpose room.  The gallery hosts six to seven exhibitions per year, highlighting the work of regional artists.  Each exhibition runs for approximately 6 weeks, with an artist reception at the beginning of each show.  At least one exhibition per 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

Through the Looking Glass, Darkly by Breanna Cee Martins
January 25- March 10
About the Exhibition:  Breanna Cee Martins graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2008, and earned their MFA in painting at the New York Academy of Art in 2011. Martins' watercolor paintings, based on found black & white photographs from strangers' past, come together as "half-remembered dreams" from a different generation, made new as bright yet eerie works on paper.

ISO-photography by Allen Morris

March 15-May 10
About the Exhibition: Allen Morris is a photographer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin who holds a B.F.A. in Applied Visual Arts and M.F.A. in Studio Art. Morris is currently Associate Lecturer of Photography at the Peck School of Arts at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. His work has been exhibited in galleries in the United States and internationally. His photography focuses on the relationships between people and their environments. Through his work, Morris captures feelings associated with different locations and explores the influence of place on identity. 
Please join us for an Opening Reception:
Thursday, Mar. 15 5:30-7:00 p.m.

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