The exhibition was juried by Cat Sheridan, curator of the
Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery.
“I hope that
for the viewer
as it does for me —
the liminal truth of the year: We find ourselves placed squarely
at the nexus of change, acutely aware that we are experiencing
history,” Sheridan said.
The exhibition includes vibrant abstract painting,
stunning portraits in oil, innovative ceramics and poignant
mixed media work. The virtual gallery features detailed images
and artist information including biographies, headshots and
links to dig deeper into their compelling work.
This is the fourth time the biennial exhibit has been held in
Northeast Ohio. NewNow 2021 shifted to a virtual format
as part of ongoing efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19.
In previous years, it has been shown at Tri-C’s Gallery East at
An hourlong opening reception for the exhibition begins at 7
p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, via Zoom. The winners of five
juror’s awards will be announced during the online event, and
$1,800 in cash prizes will be awarded.
The reception will include a preview of the show and remarks by
Sheridan; Blake Cook, Gallery East director; Terri
Patton, Gallery East coordinator; and Mindy Tousley,
executive director of Artists Archives of the Western Reserve.
Register for the event at