The Art Supply Depo features significant gallery exhibit space in our shop, ready to showcase the finest artwork in a variety of media. Exhibits rotate at least six times per year and feature creative minds from across the nation. In addition to our rotating gallery exhibitions, we are also proud to feature a continuous display of handmade art items crafted by hands and hearts in Toledo and the surrounding area.
Our exhibitions are on view anytime during business hours, and we also stay open late for Art Loop. Running from 5:30 to 9pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month April through December, the Loop is Toledo’s signature monthly arts experience. Explore the downtown community through self-guided tours of 20+ venues hosting those creatives who make a splash in our vibrant city. The Loop is a program of The Arts Commission, presented in partnership with the artists and participating venues - like the Depo! - who make it possible.
If you would be interested in exhibiting at the Depo in the future (please note we schedule our exhibits at least 6 - 12 months out), please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, be sure to include three to five images of the artwork you intend to show, as well as an artist's bio, your contact information, and website (or other promotional platform). The Depo exhibitions committee will contact you from there!
DEPO PEOPO / NIKKI EGGERSTORFER
MARCH 2017 - MID-APRIL 2017
This March we bring you artwork by one of our greatest loves - our own Depo staff!
This 2017 edition of the Depo Peopo Exhibition will feature work by Nikki Eggerstorfer. Working primarily in the realm of drawing, Nikki's mission is to create art which celebrates the body and the health and strength of women to promote positive imagery and discussion.
This show will open in our Toledo shop on Sunday, March 5th and run through Friday, April 21st. Visitors are welcome to view the work anytime during business hours.
Nikki's exhibit will be celebrated when the Arts Commission's 3rd Thursday Art Loops resume in the spring. Join us the evening of Thursday, April 20th as we stay open until 9pm as part of this greater creative event!
MARY JANE ERARD / SMALL PASTEL WORKS
NOVEMBER 2016 - JANUARY 2017
Mary Jane Erard is an award-winning, regionally recognized pastel artist with a devoted following of both collectors and students. Mary Jane is a juried member of both the Pastel Society of America and the Degas Pastel Society. She has been chosen as a 2017 judge for the Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts given by the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Ohio (AICUO). This AICUO award is given to a graduating senior based upon a review of their portfolio. Portfolios nominated by Deans and Department Chairs from all independent colleges and universities in Ohio are submitted for consideration, and Mary Jane considers it a great honor to review these.
Three of the artist's paintings were published in the book "Best of Pastel Painters", and her keen sense of color and signature loose landscape style are highly recognizable and captivating.
Mary Jane will exhibit at the Depo from November through January, and her small but stunning works would make the perfect gift for the art lover in your life. In addition to these works, the artist's display will also feature a few larger pieces.
AMBER LEFEVER / THE SHELTER DOG PROJECT
Amber LeFever works primarily in pet portraiture using bright colors, patterns, and an emphasis on translating the individual personalities of each pet. LeFever received her BFA from Bowling Green State University and has spent the past few years as the director of LeSo Gallery in addition to teaching visual art full-time at Imagine Clay Avenue Community School in north Toledo.
“I have always been called to do something that matters,” LeFever says. With that in mind, LeFever states that her goals in art-making revolve around creating a valuable piece of work that touches the lives of those who own it. From memorial portraits of pets who have passed to celebrations of pets that still color our lives, LeFever is focused now on highlighting the beauty of shelter dogs. “By putting the focus on shelter dogs I hope to inspire more people to adopt, to rescue, and to help. Every dog deserves a home.”
The Shelter Dog Project will be on view at The Art Supply Depo's Toledo location at 29 S. St Clair Street from Friday, September 30th through Friday, October 28th. Those interested are encouraged to visit any time during business hours!
This exhibit will also be part of the 3rd Thursday Art Loop organized by The Arts Commission. That evening we invite you to stop by during your gallery hopping, which runs from 5:30-9pm.
A portion of all sales from The Shelter Dog Project are donated to Lucas County Canine Care and Control.