​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Dudley and Mary Marks Lea Gallery

The Dudley and Mary Marks Lea Gallery presents eight to ten exhibition s throughout the year, including works by students, faculty, and regional and national artists. Students engage with exhibiting artists through gallery talks, classroom demonstrations, and public presentations. The Lea Gallery also provides opportunities for students to participate in the organization, preparation, installation and evaluation of shows.

Each spring, the Student Art and Design Juried Exhibition recognizes students for outstanding work in the visual arts and the Senior Exhibitions feature the work of graduating seniors.  


Gallery Information

Hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily during scheduled exhibitions.

Location: Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion on the campus of the University of Findlay.  

All exhibitions are free and open to the public.


In the Gallery

​​​​​Enchanted Brush: Inspired

​June 10 - Aug. 10 

Dudley and Mary Marks Lea Gallery

Below are the works of art in this current exhibition. Click on individual tiles to see them in larger format. We encourage you to come see them in person to appreciate their full grandeur.

​University of Findlay and the Mazza Museum’s annual summer exhibition features works by gifted artists from around the world. For this fifth annual event, titled “Inspired,” participating artists were asked to create original work that pays tribute to an existing work of art, an artist, or a work of literature, along with an image of their source of inspiration. The exhibit pays homage to foundational artists and authors with the intention of challenging and inspiring future artists. The 32 artists who have crafted pieces for “Inspired” have ​created work for Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” National Geographic, Marvel, and other iconic brands.

Artist Reception

Wednesday, July 17 | 6 p.m.

Guest artist Audrey Benjaminsen, a multimedia artist from Ann Arbor, Michigan, will provide a demonstration. She graduated in 2015 from Ringling College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration. Benjaminsen's​ sensitive and haunting images draw inspiration from the natural world, historical influences, dream-like curiosities, and worlds unknown. She works in a mixture of traditional and digital techniques, spinning the beautiful and beastly into something to love. Her work can be seen in animation, books, game design, package design, as well as fashion. No matter the medium or idea, Audrey strives to fall in love with her process, and find magic in her marks. ​

​Following her art demonstration, Mazza Museum curator Dan Chudzinski will lead a gallery tour of the exhibition. Three other artists with works in the show will be attending the reception, including Rhonda Libbey, Rich Klink, and Megan Nedds.