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Can Journal Prize awarded to Mandem at Waterloo Arts

MANDEM received the NEOH Artist CAN Journal Prize for their painting “The Trials of St. Sebastian: Paion” at the 2019 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition in Cleveland, Ohio, juried by painter Anthony Mastromatteo.

The 2019 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition is on view from June 7 – July 20, 2019, coinciding with the 17th Annual Waterloo Arts Fest on June 29. The Waterloo Arts Gallery is located at 15605 Waterloo Rd. in the Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland, OH.


“The Trials of St. Sebastian: Paion,” an oils and mixed media painting, is part of MANDEM’s Medical Trials of the Saints series that uses surrealistic elements to discuss medical trauma and regeneration by reimagining religious/mythical memes from art history.


Another painting from this series won Best in Show at the 10th Annual May Show at the Gallery at Lakeland in Kirtland, OH which remains on display through July 12. Two additional paintings from this series are showing at the Erie Art Gallery in Erie, PA, through the end of June.


As part of the NEOH Artist CAN Journal Prize, MANDEM will be a featured artist in the fall edition of the award-winning publication from the Collective Arts Network.


MANDEM is a long-term studio resident at ARTFUL Cleveland, part of the Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Campus in Cleveland Heights, OH.


Published June 12, 2019