2018 Mennello Museum Invitational

January 19 – March 2, 2018

Opening on January 19, 2018, the second annual Mennello Museum Invitational will again highlight new work by contemporary regional artists whose work enriches our community and our lives in Central Florida.  The Mennello Museum Invitational serves to support our local artists, provide visibility for their work and introduce them to new collectors while giving our community an amazing opportunity to build their collection of art.

This group exhibition will be on view in the museum’s Marilyn Gallery from January 19 through March 2, 2018. and will serve as a heart-filled embrace of our creative community.  The public opening will be celebrated on January 19, 2018, with an Opening Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. It is a great opportunity to see some incredible local artwork right out of the studios.

All work in the Mennello Museum Invitational will also be featured and available for purchase at the Evening with Fabulous Friends Gala on March 3, 2018.  The artists have generously donated 50% of their proceeds to benefit the Mennello Museum.

The 2018 selected artists include Weronica Ankarörn, Stephen Bach, Susan Bach, Matthew Cornell, Genevieve DeMarco, Todd Fox, Peterson J. Guerrier, Saulius Jankauskas, Martha Lent, Anne Mayer, Roland Rockwood, Andrew Spear, Lillian Verkins, and Vickie Wilson.

The Mennello Museum Invitational is curated by Paul T. Scarborough, Shannon Fitzgerald, and Katherine Navarro as an invitation to artists to present work in a group exhibition while supporting both the museum and the artists.



The Mennello Museum Invitational and GRACE HARTIGAN 1960-1965, THE PERRY COLLECTION:

Preview & Opening Reception
Friday, January 19, 2018

Members-only Preview
5:30 – 6:30 pm

Public Opening Reception
Free for members | $10 for Guests
6:30 – 8:30 pm





Art Credit:
Lillian Verkins, Five Palms, 2016, acrylic.
Vickie Wilson, Flower, 2017, acrylic on canvas.
Roland P. Rockwood, SOUBIROUS IV: The Imperial Prosecutor of Lourdes, 2017, acrylic, aluminum, reflective mylar, newsprint, pastel on wood panel with frame.
Andrew Spear, The Truth, 2017, acrylic and paint pen on canvas.