October 16 – November 12, 2022
Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery
Wayne Art Center’s Fall 2022 Members Juried Exhibition showcases the talent within our membership with works in painting, drawing, pastel, photography, mixed media, ceramics, and sculpture.
Reception & Awards: Thursday, October 20, 5-7pm
Michael Gallagher serves as Fall Members Juried Exhibition Juror of Selection & Awards
Michael Gallagher is a painter whose work moves freely between abstraction and representation. A Philadelphia-native, Gallagher spent his formative years studying at the venerated Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), which is well known for alumni and pedagogy dedicated to the practice of observational painting traditions. Throughout the 1980s, Gallagher adhered to many classical oil painting techniques while experimenting with a blending of shapes and imagery. This approach has been the theme of his work for nearly forty years. Gallagher is the recipient of five Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where he has taught painting and drawing for several decades. After numerous successful solo and group exhibitions in the region, Michael Gallagher is now represented by Gross McCleaf Gallery.
His works are in a number of public and corporate collections including Aronson and Partners, Philadelphia Pa, Delotte and Touche, New York, NY, PepsiCo, New York, NY, MasterCard, New York, NY, the Wilmington Trust, Time Warner, Legg Mason, The Franklin Mint, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Woodmere Museum of Art.
2022 Fall Members Juried Exhibition List of Participating Artists