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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Raymond Lillback

Other 8291 Midland Road County: Lake
Mentor Ohio 44060 United States
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Artist’s Education: He has a BS in Education degree from Lake Erie College, Painesville 1971 He has a Masters Degree (Studio Painting) Edinboro University, Pennsylvania 1975   Work History: Department Chair Mentor High School, Secondary Art Co-coordinator Mentor Public Schools (1985 till retirement in 2000) Art Instructor Lake Erie College 1976-1980 Art Instructor Lakeland Community College 1974 to 2017   Art Shows:

The Bates Gallery Edinboro, Pennsylvania   One Man Show The May Company Mentor, Ohio.   Invitational One Man Show The Morely Library Painesville, Ohio   Invitational One Man Show The School of Fine Arts Willoughby, Ohio.   One Man Show The Cleveland Museum of Art Cleveland, Ohio    Juried Invitational TheSpringfield Art Museum Springfield, Missouri    Juried Invitational Washington & Jefferson College Washington, Pennsylvania  Juried Invitational Lake Erie College Painesville, Ohio Juried (Best in Drawing)
Butler Institute of American Art Youngstown, Ohio  Juried Invitational
One Bratenahl Place Bratenahl, Ohio  Juried Invitational Show The Ohio Watercolor Society Middletown Arts Center Middletown, Ohio.   Juried Show (First Place Gold Medal Annual) The Canton Art Institute OWS 1st Annual Traveling Show Canton, Ohio
Salt Fork Art Festival Cambridge, Ohio    Juried Invitational  Show Art in the Park Medina, Ohio        Juried Invitational Show Boston Mills Art Festival Peninsula, Ohio.   Juried Invitational
         *His work is part of many public and private collections.


Artist Statement

Artist Statement: I have always been a visual person. My art is a reflection of visual exploration and emotional connection. It is a process and a journey.  Often I deal with the formal aspects of design and perceptual processes.  These are the formal language of visual art. When I do a painting, I often am inspired by the way the image captures a moment and expresses an idea or feeling. I am also interested in how light can create abstract shapes and how the media can interact with the image. The final product is formalized from visually, emotionally, intellectually and physically, exploring, discovering and manipulating the media and content of the work.


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