Friday, December 29, 2006

Newsletter Deadline: January 5, 2007

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January 15 Program - Dino Massaroni

The HSA January 15th program is a "Winter Landscape Demo" given by Dino Massaroni. Dino's demos are always a crowd pleaser, and he'll give us some valuable tips on handling this tricky subject.

Program starts at 7:30 PM at the Barlow Community Center, 41 S. Oviatt St., Hudson, OH.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Jan Noden, Ann Kah, Gretchen Bierbaum, Kathy Harrington

Jan, Ann, Gretchen and Kathy all have works in

Kaleidoscope 2006
November 17 - January 6

The Alliance for Visual Arts in Akron presents a juried exhibition of work by members of Akron Society of Artists, Artists of Rubber City, Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, and Women's Art League.

Presented at Summit Artspace
140 E. Market Street
Akron, OH

Denise Daugherty and Gretchen Bierbaum

Denise and Gretchen are participating in the :

Annual Small Works Competition and Holiday Sale,
November 8 - December 23, 2006


Downtown Gallery
223 North Water Street
Kent, OH
Wednesday - Friday: 12-5 PM
Saturday: 10-2 PM

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Harriet Elson and Geoff Mowery

Harriet Elson and Geoff Mowery
Invite you to an artist reception at

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – East Wing Gallery
1361 West Market St., Akron , Ohio

December 10, 2006
11:00 – 2:00

The exhibit will be on display
December 3, 2006 – January 4, 2007

For more information call St. Paul’s at

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Kathleen Harrington

The Alliance for Visual Arts in Akron presents the Kaleidoscope 2006 show at Summit Art Space. This is a juried exhibition of work by its members – Akron Society of Artists, Artists of Rubber City, Cuyahoga Valley Art Center and the Women’s Art league.

The jurors were Lynnda Arrasmith, Curator of Collections at the Canton Museum of Art and Frederick Graff, AWS, NWS, TWSA and one of today’s foremost watercolorists.

Hudson resident Kathleen Harrington has two paintings accepted into the show. Both pieces are abstract works on canvas.

There is an opening reception Friday November 17 from 6:00 – 8:00 m at the gallery, 140 East Market Street .

The show hangs from Nov. 17, 2006 to January 6, 2007. The “Kaleidoscope Award”, selected by popular vote of gallery visitors, will be presented during Akron’s "First Night” activities on New Year’s Eve.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Sharon Borror

Sharon Borror's painting, "The Clouds Begin to Part", was accepted into the 2006 OWS Annual Exhibition. This painting also had been accepted into the Images 2006 Exhibition in State College , PA.

Sharon teaches watercolor classes at her home/studio on Thursdays, 9:00-12:00.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Kathleen Harrington and Akron Arts News

I am represented by the Erewhon Gallery In fact you can see my paintings on the top of their homepage.

The Erewhon Gallery has been invited to participate in the Akron Art Museum's Annual Gallery Hop Nov. 9-12. During this weekend they will host a Holiday Open House on the 11th from 7:00 - 10:00 pm.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Meeting on October 2

Justin Crowe will be doing a raku pottery demonstration at 7:00. His studio is at 1587 Hunting Hollow in Hudson.

Because of limited parking at his studio, we will carpool together. Meet at the Barlow Community Center at 6:30PM so that we can leave around 6:45.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Tracy Finn

New Beginnings. New Landscapes: From Connecticut to The Western Reserve.

An exhibition and sale of new works at Moos Gallery, Knight Fine Arts Center - Western Reserve Academy, Hudson, OH.

September 13 - October 29, 2006
M-F 8am - 3pm, Sat 8am - noon

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 24, 3pm - 5pm

Monday, September 11, 2006

Kathleen Harrington

News from Kathleen:
I will be exhibiting my artwork at the Twinsburg Public Library. The show runs from Sept. 15 till Oct 15th.

Monday, August 28, 2006

22nd Annual Juried Exhibition Of The National Collage Society

September 5 – November 5, 2006
Upper Gallery

Opening Reception: Sunday September 10, 2006 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Music by Brass Lite

Gallery Talk: Sunday September 10, 2006 1:00 p.m. – Gretchen Bierbaum, President and Founder of the National Collage Society, Inc.

Workshop: Saturday September 9, 2006

Hosted by the Greater Norristown Art League, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cost: $100 (includes lunch). Instructors: Gretchen Bierbaum and Trina Gardner (co-founders of NCS).
Students will complete one or two postcard sized collages in the morning. Finished pieces will qualify for the NCS 2007 member's small format exhibit in New York.
Afternoon session: exploration of image transfer techniques and completion of larger collage.
Bring painting supplies. Collage materials, glue and substrate boards provided.
For further information: Contact JoAnn Bono at 610.279.1008 or the National Collage Society at 330.656.3673 or

The National Collage Society, based in Hudson, Ohio, was founded in 1981 with the goal of advancing the stature of collage as a major art medium by providing opportunities for exhibition, workshops, lectures, and publications. Collage has evolved from one piece of paper glued onto a painting into many types of mixed media. Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso were two major artists to first use glued layers in their paintings. The annual juried exhibition, which is international in scope, features an extraordinary range of compositions, accompanied by a full color, illustrated catalogue. This annual exhibition has been hosted at institutions in Ohio, Washington, and New England we are pleased to broaden exposure for this genre by presenting this installation where it is accessible to audiences in the Northeast.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Phyliss Hammerstrom

News from Phyliss:
I went to England to visit our daughter, Anne, and met a cousin in Belfast who has a gallery, featuring modern Irish art. Took lots of pictures and made sketches of Scotland, Ireland, and the Lake district of England.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Art on the Green

Art on the Green is a fine arts and crafts show and sale sponsored by the Hudson Society of Artists. It is held annually on the green in scenic Hudson, Ohio. The show features many favorite artists from around the country, as well some exciting new talent.

Saturday, August 26, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, August 27, 11 am to 5 pm

Parking and admission are free. For details, visit the Hudson Society of Artists web site.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Hilary Sheeter

News from Hilary Sheeter:
  • Congrats are in order to Maggie MacGrainor and Harriet Elson for their paintings "In the Beginning" and "Life on a Gossamer String" being accepted into the prestigious Ohio Watercolor Society 2006 juried show. The show opening will be September 23 at Firelands Association for Visual Arts at Oberlin College. Way to go, Maggie! Way to go, Harriet! Your talents are overwhelming.
  • Sue Birgeles and Hilary Sheeter are taking the OWS workshop by show juror Steve Quiller at Oberlin College, August 14-16. Hilary will likely try to find out why his painting was rejected!
  • In May, Bev and Hilary drove to Arizona for 3 weeks. Along the way they stopped in Oklahoma City to visit the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The highlight of the entire trip was seeing Lowell Smith's Prix-de-West winning painting (circa 1990) along with other magnificent paintings. This museum is a must-stop-and-see for anyone traveling that way.
  • Paintings by Maggie MacGrainor, John Bender, and Hilary were featured in the St. Paul's Church on W. Market St. in Akron during May and June. Hilary won the Best of show ribbon. Congratulations, Hilary!
  • In November, Hilary will teach art classes on the Princess cruise ship Regency out of San Juan, Puerto Rico to Acapulco. Let's hope nothing goes awry with the steering system as happened recently on another Princess cruise ship.
  • Concerning Art on the Green, Cathy Welner and Hilary wish to thank everybody who helped with the mailings to the 145 exhibitors. As the show dates approach, there is much work to be done. We anticipate a better-but-no-bigger-than-ever show on August 26 and 27.

Judy Carducci

News from Judy Carducci:

1. I participated in the en plein air paintout on the Hudson green, sponsored by Hudson Fine Art and Framing. It was wonderful to be painting out doors again and I was all fired up to continue when I was suddenly felled by that rotten flu that's been rampaging around. It took several weeks for me to get my energy back. See the results of the paintout in the gallery in the Brewster Mansion.

2. My self portrait, "Role Reversal" (the Artist's Manikin Paints Me) has been accepted for the annual national exhibition of the Pastel Society of America at the National Arts Club in New York City in September.

3. I'll be teaching the Portrait Academy for the Portrait Society of America at the Richeson school of art in Wisconsin Sept. 29 and 30. For details, go to

4. I'll be teaching a 4-day portraiture workshop at Cuyahoga Valley Art Center Oct. 5-8. Participants will work in the medium of their choice. (NOTE: this is NOT a pastel workshop.)

5. I'll be teaching a 10-day workshop in southern France October 23-Nov.1. We will spend half the time painting en plein air in medieval villages and farmers markets and half the time painting portraits of local people. Participants will work in the medium of their choice. For details, go to and For a book about the area and a restaurant where we'll be eating, read "From Here You Can't See Paris", available in paperback at Borders.

6. My self-portrait, "The Widow," is in the article "Fostering Artists", in the current issue of Akron Life & Leisure, and a photo of me doing a demo at the Portrait Society of America convention in Dallas last May is on the cover of the current issue of International Artist. My painting, "Studio Sink With Lava Soap" and my portrait of "Tom With Cue" will be in the Nov. issue of The Artist's Magazine in an article entitled "Projecting & Art," and the Jan. '07 issue of the Pastel Society of America's publication, The Pastelogram, will have a feature article by me entitled "How Do We Keep Growing as Artists"?

7. I've been appointed as the first female artist to serve on the board of the Portrait Society of America, where I chair the Cecilia Beaux Forum, dedicated to the encouragement and support of women artists. See

Barb Zohn

News from Barb Zohn:

  • Darlene Jackson, Susan Graham and I just returned from a great painting trip in Stonington, Maine. We had a little bit of every kind of weather - rain, fog, sunshine and we painted through all of it.
  • Next, Darlene, Harriet Elson and I will be heading to Rockport, MA the first part of September for another painting trip. We will be meeting up with Toni Slick who now lives in Ormond Beach, FL and was once a member of HSA.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Sally Heston

News from Sally Heston:
  • I have become an bonafide signature member of the Whiskey Painters of America! Now, as soon as I get myself a good magnifying glass, I can paint some of those tiny little gems that save lots of storage space in my studio!
  • I have a solo show this month at the Twinsburg Public Library. My paintings will be on display until August 11.
  • I'll be displaying some things at Art on the Green, August 26 & 27.

Ann Kah

Ann Kah has been accepted as an official signature member of the Whiskey Painters of America! Learn more about the prestigious group of Whiskey Painters here: .

Monday, July 17, 2006

Lucy Karslake

News from Lucy Karslake:

Last May my son Bob flew eight family members (I was "co-pilot" in the King Air) from Wichita KA to Oklahoma City for lunch. We also visited the Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and saw Lowell Smith's painting in the Prix de West winners' gallery. That was a treat.

The collection of art in the gallery is outstanding. I was particularlly interested in the Charlie Russell collection as I had visited his home/studio/gallery in Great Falls MT years ago.

All the HSA members I talked with who have been to the Cowboy Museum agree that it is worth a visit if you are anywhere near there. (Great gift shop, too.)

Judy Carducci

News from Judy Carducci:
  • I'll be giving a 4-day portrait workshop at Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, Oct. 5-8. To register, contact CVAC.
  • I will also be teaching a 10-day portrait and en plein air workshop in southern France, Oct. 23 thru Nov. 1. For details and registration info, see .

NOTE: in both of these workshops, participants will work in the medium of their choice. These are NOT workshops in how to paint in pastel.

Nancy Rowe Trube

News from Nancy Rowe Trube:

I belong to a group in Cleveland, Art House SEAN (Supporting Educators and Artist Network) and will be participating in their upcoming show. Here’s the scoop:

Annual Members Show 2006
August 3rd – 27th, 2006

Opening Reception:
Thursday, August 3, 2006, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
at the Beck Center for the Arts, 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107

This year’s theme, “A Face in the Crowd,” will showcase an eclectic mix of work ranging from photography to drawings and mixed media.

For details, visit the Art House web site: .

Robert Crombie

News from Rob Crombie:
  • I am teaching Oil and Acrylic Painting at Michaelangelo's Art and Photography in Strongsville on W 130th, Wednesdays, 6:30pm to 9pm. Six week sessions. 440-846-8900. Call for more info.
  • The same classes will be held at The Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls Beginning the second week in September on Saturday mornings, 10:00 to 12:30pm. 440-247-7507 for more info.
  • I have quite a selection of paintings on exhibit at Hudson Fine Art and Framing Co. Call for gallery hours at 330-650-2800. Many pieces of Hudson, The Academy, Town Hall and Main Street.
  • My work is still on display at Collectors Cafe' in Myrtle Beach S. Carolina. 7729 N Kings Hwy. 843-449-9370. Stop in if in town and ask for Mike, Sharon or Tommy.
  • We will be going back to France, St. Remy area, again in October for two weeks.

For more details, visit Rob's web site at

Pam Daum

News from Pam Daum:
  • I was in seven shows this past year, one a solo at Western Reserve Academy's Moos Gallery.
  • I'm a photographer, and my work is currently represented by Local Girl Gallery in Lakewood.
  • I am also representated by Artist Review Today Gallery at the Galleria in Cleveland and am participating in their exhibit, called the JAR (June Art Review), which is presently on view.
  • In June, I spent a week of intensive Photoshop training at the Santa FeWorkshops...10 hours per day in the lab...pure bliss!!!

Kathleen Harrington

News from Kathleen Harrington:
  • As part of the Final Fridays Art Festival I was the featured artist at the Outback Gallery in Nelsonville, Ohio. My paintings will remain at the gallery throughout the summer.
  • I am participating in the Home Days Art Show in Independence, Ohio August 3-6th.
  • I currently have 12 pieces in the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center Small Stuff Sale. And I will be entering the Members Show there in August.
  • As part of the Crooked River Gang I contribute to the monthly show at the MD Garage in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
  • And finally I will showing my work at the Twinsburg Library in September.

For more details, visit Kathleen's web site at

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Opportunity for Artists

Mike Coduto, owner of FAST FRAME in Hudson, is looking for artists to demonstrate their technique or specialty on Sundays at his shop. He would display their artwork for a month for compensation. Anyone interested should contact him at 330-653-3094.

University Park Art Fair

The University Park Art Fair will be held at Grace Park in Akron on Saturday, August 19. The organizers are looking for participants, volunteers, and attendees. Please visit their web site ( for details.

2006 Scholarship Winner

The Hudson Society of Artists closed out the year on June 5th with the annual covered-dish dinner at the Barlow Community Center. The past officers were recognized and thanked for their service as well as welcoming the new officers for the 2006-07 season.

Also, we awarded a $2,000 scholarship to a Hudson High School senior. This year’s scholarship went to Melissa Burr who will be entering the art program at Miami University this fall. She spoke of her art and her plans as her proud parents, Nancy and David, looked on. We were all impressed with her body of work and wish her the very best in her future endeavors.

Pictured from left to right - Jane Sahr (Hudson Society of Artists Scholarship Chair), Nancy Burr, Melissa Burr and David Burr