Visual Arts

The Art of
Mark Kingrey

April 21- June 9, 2023

Mark Kingrey was born in Miami County Ohio in 1950.  He has always enjoyed places of nature, historical sites, and any place that captures his intrigue and imagination.  His love of wildlife, nature, and old barns was cultivated from being raised on a family-operated dairy farm.

Mark uses real-life studies and photography to create his oil paintings. He has had some formal training, but he is mostly self-taught. His artwork has been displayed in art shows and private collections. Mark is currently a resident of Troy, Ohio.

Muse Retrospective

July 3rd – 28th, 2023

Suzanne Shea Gallagher

Suzanne’s work is influenced by color, emotion, and the medium of paint. She is challenged and fed by the art of portraiture. Susanne was raised in central Florida where the natural beauty of the state was in contrast to the artificial colors of the tourist trade. Traveling to Central Ohio for her education exposed Suzanne to seasonal colors and diverse cultures. 

The Miami County 6

August 4 – August 31, 2023
Opening Reception Friday, August 4

Six wonderful artists from Miami County bring their wonderful work to the Arts Council Gallery. Those artists include Jan Lendino, Evelyn Mahrt, Shirley Harbaugh, Anita Tresslar, Kalleen Smith, and Kaye Selke.

The Art of Sara Bertsch

September 8 – October 6

Opening Reception Sept 15

Sara Bertsch brings her beautiful artwork into the gallery.

Mike Behr Retrospective

October 13 to November 3

Closing Reception Nov 3

Behr is a native of Sidney and a fine artist doing business as Mirror Image Creations. He received his degree from the Dayton Art Institute with further studies at the University of Dayton and Wright State University. His teaching background includes the Dayton Art Institute, University of Dayton art activities program, Edison Community College, Upper Valley JVS, Spencerville and Lehman High schools, and Dayton City Schools gifted students program. 

The Smile Lines Project

November 10 – December 15, 2024

Artist Suzanne Gallagher

The Smile Lines Project is a living art exhibition created in response to combating suicide within our current U.S. service personnel and veterans.  It is a platform to celebrate the resiliency of the human spirit, the healing power of a mentor, and the fierceness in a smile.

Everything is Ephemeral
January 2024

Zach Walton is an artist living in Lima, Ohio, and a member of the Gateway Arts Council board of trustees. His works are inspired and informed by the people he meets, literature, hikes, and even strolls through the impressionist and modern wings of art museums.

Zach has been exploring dry-erase markers as a medium for ephemeral art. As a meditation on our ephemeral nature as human beings, he works to create swirling landscapes, portraits, and other images on dry-erase boards, only to erase them upon their completion. He has been exploring this medium in other forms, using sharpies on glass over a white background to create smaller images.

Zach grew up in the Dayton area, attending many art gallery openings in the Oregon District throughout his teenage years. He was mentored by his mother, the working artist Lesley Walton.


February 9 – March 8

Opening Reception
Feb 9, 2024

Join us for a exciting exhibit featuring the art  of 6 artists from generation XY and Z.

Spring Fling
March 22 - April 19
Opening Reception March 22

Copy of Barb Sailor (1) - 1

Welcome to Gateway Arts Council’s twenty-fourth annual Spring Fling Fine Arts Competition and Exhibit. The Fine Arts Competition has been the area’s premier art show for over two decades. Fine artists throughout Ohio and Indiana are invited to enter their work in this competition.


Second Annual Youth Art Exhibit

May 3 – May 24

Opening Reception

May 3, 2024

Children ages 2 to 19 create a piece of art that represents something to do with Yellow. It can be yellow things, the absence of yellow, or just contain the color yellow.  The art can be a painting, sculpture, mosaic, drawing, or other genres. If the work of art is a painting, drawing, or other media, it will need to be on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper. Frames will be provided. Up to three pieces of art will be accepted. First, second, and third-place awards will be given in each category.

Entry forms are available by calling 937-498-2787