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July 8 – August 19, 2017

99th Annual Members Show

Keep scrolling down for info on Members-only events!

The Morean Arts Center continues to dedicate this season as a time to appreciate our members and celebrate their talent.

The 2017 members exhibition includes nearly 250 works of art expressing a full spectrum of images and ideas through painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, jewelry, clay, mixed media, fiber, mosaic, glass and digital art, all from our gifted members. Our members are the heart and soul of the Morean, and we are proud to showcase their work during this time.

Special thanks to Dirk Armstrong, who served as guest juror for this year’s show. He gave out monetary awards in memory and in honor of special artists and individuals who have shaped our organization in a profound way: Margaret Murphy Steward, John Brown, John Eckert, Tim Salen, Mark Pheiffer and Beth Reynolds.

If you are new to the Morean, there are several ways you can participate in the exhibition. Consider purchasing a work of art from the show. With a wide range of price points, there is something in this exhibition for every taste and economic ability. It’s never too late (or early!) to begin or add to your own personal art collection. Buy something that speaks to you; every piece of art has a story, and you can make it your own. Stay a while and take our scavenger hunt challenge to test your art knowledge and sleuthing skills. If you have never made art before, take a class and learn some skills that could put you in a future Morean exhibition. And last but not least, don’t forget to cast your vote for the “People’s Choice Award.” The winner will be announced at the close of the exhibition.

Immerse yourself in the art experience at the Morean! Thank you to our incredible member artists who have made this the most popular exhibition we do all year. Thanks also to Betsy Orbe Lester, Tom Kaltenbaugh, and Kelsey Nagy, who always make our galleries look amazing.

Photo: Bea Dreier


Heather Hickman: Light, Color, Abstract

Continuing a new tradition at the Morean, we present last year’s Margaret Murphy Steward Best of Show winner, Heather Hickman. In addition to a cash prize, the winning artist receives a solo show in our gallery to coincide with the following year’s members show. Heather is the fifth artist to receive this opportunity, and we are pleased to showcase her latest photographs during this time. Here’s what she has to say about her work:

“I like it when light catches my eye and then the investigation begins as I seek to capture, with my camera, how the light affects the colors of the objects it touches. The varying sources of light are ever-changing and thus so are the many colors brought to life by light. Whether or not it is bright or dim light from sunlight, fluorescent, incandescent or even moonlight, it is within the interplay of light and color that I strive to find the abstract treasures created by their partnership.”



We have put together a group of free events for members of the Morean Arts Center to enjoy in conjunction with this year’s Members Show



Need advice on your images? Does your artist statement or bio need tweaking? Every Wednesday during the run of the Members show, make an appointment with our curatorial team for a 30-minute, one-on-one session meant to enhance your portfolio. Call or email to schedule your session.

Available dates and times:

July 12: 12:30pm, 1pm

July 19: 12:30pm, 1pm

July 26: 12:30pm, 1pm

August 2:12:30pm, 1pm

August 9: 12:30pm, 1pm

August 16, 12:30pm, 1pm



Thursday, August 10th, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Morean staff members, including Beth Reynolds and Amanda Cooper, will discuss how to photograph your work for your portfolio or your website. Bring your lunch! Please RSVP to by August 8th if you plan to attend.








FEEDBACK 7 at the Morean

Thursday, July 27th 6 – 8pm

Join us for a critique of your artwork! Bring one or two pieces of art for critique by Morean staff members. Cash bar and snacks will be available.





July 31 – August 6

Members receive an additional 10% off in our Gallery Store and Hot Shop (20% off total).




Stay tuned for the date!

Cast your final vote for the People’s Choice Award and participate in our Visual Scavenger Hunt!




June 10 – September 15, 2017

 Let’s Get Artsy! 2017 Summer Camp Exhibition

This exhibition features work from students in the Morean’s 10-week summer camp program in a variety of media from digital to photography to clay to painting to collage.