• Best in Show at Coburn Gallery's Compassion—the Art of Healing
• Second Place at Stella's Art Gallery's OddBall Art Show
• NE Ohio CAN Journal Prize at Waterloo Arts's Juried Exhibit
• Best in Show at the Gallery at Lakeland's 10th Annual May Show
Two paintings from this series — "Translating Theotokos" and "St. Vitus, Worldseer" took the Best in Show award at Coburn Gallery's Compassion—the Art of Healing exhibit at Ashland University in Ohio.
This exhibit focuses on the humanitarian nature of the healing process as seen through the arts. This exhibit in on view through November 13 in Ashland, OH. Visit https://bit.ly/31FeskT for more information.
Another painting from this series, "Cytokinesis," won Second Place at the OddBall Art Show at Stella's Art Gallery in Mentor, Ohio. This exhibit, celebrating the "time of year to let out your inner weird," is on view through the end of October. Read more about this exhibit in The News-Herald at https://bit.ly/31Gyn2X.
Also from the Medical Trials of the Saints series, "St Sebastian, Paion" was featured in the award-winning CAN Journal as the recipient of the NE Ohio CAN Journal Prize from the 2019 Juried Exhibition at Waterloo Arts in Cleveland, OH. Notable Cleveland artist Douglas Max Utter wrote, "The dark paintings of MANDEM have an almost cinematic power...creating personae that bleed across emotional and historical frontiers...MANDEM’s paintings are, plainly, hard to forget." This feature is in the current Fall, 2019 issue of CAN Journal, available in print or online at https://bit.ly/2MIW8mN.
Earlier this year, "Artemis and Athena, Psychopomps" from this series also took Best in Show at the 10th Annual May Show at the Gallery at Lakeland in Kirtland, Ohio.
The Medical Trials of the Saints received support in the form of an individual artist grant from the Ohio Arts Council for the 2019-2020 season.
Image: “The Medical Trials of the Saints: St. Vitus, Worldseer,” oils & mixed media painting on canvas, 48″x36″ (BEST IN SHOW at Coburn Gallery's Compassion—the Art of Healing exhibit at Ashland University in Ohio.) Prints available from https://www.etsy.com/shop/MANDEMik.