Thursday, July 31, 2008

Call for Artists


Paint on location in beautiful Put-In-Bay, OH with 20 other artists. Sponsored by The Blue Cottage Gallery, this four day event will be held Sept 8-11, 2008. Celeste Mycoskie is looking for 21 artists who are willing to do 4 days of plein air painting in Put-In-Bay and the surrounding island area. A grant from the Ohio Arts Council will provide ferry fees and subsidize one night of housing per artist . Area B&B’s are offering reduced rates (as low as $75 per night) for the remaining nights. Artists are responsible for transportation (other than the ferry), the cost of this housing and all meals during the event. Artists will be free to paint at the locations of their choice on Monday –Thursday. On Thursday evening artists may display and price their work for sale. No commission will be taken at that time.

Only 21 artists will be featured, so if you are interested in participating please contact Celeste Mycoskie – 216-310-6261 or the Blue Cottage Gallery at
419-285-2128 as soon as possible.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Show Your Art!

Here are some places where you can show your art:

Cuyahoga Falls Library: Contact Val Moriano, e-mail

Stow-Munroe Falls Library: Contact Sue Archer,

Fitworks: Contact Kelly Fisher, (there are several health clubs in Northeast Ohio She is interested in putting art in all their locations.)

There is a really nice website called where for FREE you can put your images online along with a photo, bio, etc.

Opportunities for Artists

Stewart's Caring Place -Annual Holiday Boutique is Saturday, October 25 from 10-4.

Stewart's Caring Place provides support, education and information to people and families touched by cancer. Their services are free of charge through the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations.
Participants in Holiday Boutique are asked to pay:
 $25 table fee
Contribute 15% of sales
Provide one item for the raffle
They provide a 6’ table and chairs along with complimentary snacks and beverages.
Please submit a photo representative of your work and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
We will limit the number of artists in each category. Entries received after we have reached
maximum capacity will be refunded. Space is limited so send in your applications quickly.
Admission to the show is free and will be advertised in a variety of local newspapers
and their newsletter which is sent to over 4000 people. They will also provide you with flyers.
If you have any questions, please contact Marla Schleider at 330-869-2845
or email her at for an entry form.

Cover Art Search

AAAA compiles and prints an Arts Calendar three times each year that lists all exhibitions, shows, concerts, and other arts events for our 47 member organizations. The cover of the brochure features a graphic from one of our local artists. To apply for one of your works to be considered, email a jpeg or tiff to by August 18. Works must be small or croppable, and appropriate for one-color printing. Credit will be shown, along with a website address, if desired.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Saturday Painting Schedule - July - October

7/5, Brandywine Falls:
Take old route 8 north from 303 to Brandywine road. Follow the road to the Brandywine Falls Bed and Breakfast. There are two parking lots. One is by the B&B and and it curls around to a smallish lot. The other is just before the b&B (on the SW side). There is a bridge over the creek and on the side across from the b&b is the road that takes you around behind the falls.

7/12, MD garage:
from 303 in Peninsula go north on Riverview Rd. to Boston Mills Road. Go right (east) to the MD garage. Opas paintout at Marblehead. See www.ohiopleinairsociety.com7/19 Carol Smith House From Hudson take 91 N to Heinz Hill road. The address is 1842 Heinz Hill road. House, barn, pond, great gardens.

7/26, Deep Lock Quarry:
Take Akron Peninsula Road south from Peninsula. The entry to the park is on the left just past Heritage Farms tree farm We will be at the quarry (which is the right fork of the trail).

8/2, Pat Raeder's house:
Pat Raeder is a local sculptor who has lovely grounds and gardens, also views of Yellow Creek. From Peninsula, take Riverview south to Bath road. Go right (ie west) to the first right. This, oddly enough, is still bath road. You will see a small road on your right called Cynthia Circle. Pat's house has a large stone sign by the drive.

8/9, Kendall Ledges:
Take 303 W to Akron-Peninsula road. Go south to Kendall Park Road (Truxell Road in Hudson) Turn in at the Ledges parking lot. Park in the area farthest from the road and follow the trail at that end to the steps. We will be at the bottom of the steps.

8/16, Farmers market at Heritage Farms:
From Peninsula go south on Riverview. The farm is just past the library on the right. Park at the far end of the lot at the request of the owner.

8/23, Horseshoe Pond:
Take rte 303 w to Peninsula. At Riverview road take a left and go south to Major road. Take a right and the entrance to Horseshoe pond will be on your right.

8/25, Gorman Heritage FArm in Evandale, OH (near Cincinati)

8/30, Furnace Run (Brushwood Lake) on Townsend road:
This site is off of Brecksville road just south of where it passes over the Ohio turnpike and it turns into Cleveland-Massilon Road. From Hudson, go west on 303 to Cleveland Massilon Road. Turn North to Townsend road. Turn Left, the park is on your right.

9/6, Tinkers Creek:
This is in the Bedford Reservation. From Hudson, take rte 8 north to Alexander Road (Pleasant Valley Road) Go west to Dunham Road. Turn North. Cross Tinkers creek and turn right to the picnic areas.

9/13, Glendale Cemetary:
Downtown Akron. From rte 8 West on market street to Maple. South on Maple Street and left on Glendale.9/20 Wilsons Feed Mill - is on Canal Road just south of Pleasant Valley road… Just in Cuyahoga County. OPAS competition in New Philadelphia . see .

9/27, Stanford Youth Hostel:
From Peninsula go North on Riverview Rd to Boston Mills Road. Go right on Boston Mills Road to Stanford Road. Go North on Stanford road and the Hostel will be on the right.

10/4, Szlalays Farm:
Take Riverview Road south through Everett to the farm and farmstand. At the owners request please park on the grass by the barn… so that the customers can park by the farmstand.

If you have forgotten this sheet you can always call Ann Kah’s answering machine at 330 467 3416 where the current painting site and directions are listed. See ya there.

Rainy? – call Ann’s number. We frequently will meet at the Valley Art Center in Cuyahoga Falls if the weather is bad.

For information about the Ohio Plein Air Society (OPAS) see their website .