Thursday, August 28, 2008

Clean out your attic!


HSA now has a storage unit at U-Store-It in Hudson. It’s already being used to store our panels, tents and other miscellany.
If you have anything belonging to HSA in your garage, attic or at your Mother-in-law’s, contact an HSA officer to make arrangements to get it moved into our unit. It will so nice to have everything in one place and easily accessible.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Art Events this Week


Saturday, Aug 30, 10am-6pm, FREE
Arts Festival at Boettler Park
Green Arts Council, 330-644-9589

Downtown @ Dusk
Thursday, Aug 28, 6:30pm, FREE
Art-making for Children, Art Talks, Music
Akron Art Museum, 330-376-9185

Exhibitions - hours vary

Recent Acquisitions (opens Sat.)
Heartfield vs. Nazi Germany (opens Sat.)
Art of Arthur & Lucia Mathews
Akron Art Museum 330-376-9185

Butterflies in Flight!
Great Garden Adventure
Art of Gertrude Penfield Seiberling
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens 330-836-5533

Contemporary Pearl Jewelry
Pat Boas Exhibition
University of Akron 330-972-5196

Victorian Pasttimes (closes Sunday)
Hower House 330-972-6909

Women's Art League of Akron 75th Anniv.
Summit Artspace 330-376-8480

Free Concerts

Thurs. 6:30pm
Art Museum

Friday 7:00pm
Bob Seger Tribute
Lock 3

Sat. 7:00pm
Herman's Hermits
($5 admission)
Lock 3

For more info:

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Art on the Green 2008

Some of HSA artists exhibiting this year.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Art Classes

Akrona Galleries 1765 W. Market St, Akron, Registration begins Aug 20, 2008 call Elinore Korow 330-867-8796 or Amy at Akrona 330-865-0909.
Choose from:
#1 Introduction to Pastel Sept. 9th 1-4:00 # 2.
#2.Figure & Portrait Drawing Thurs Sept. 11th through Oct. 30th 9-12pm
#3. Charcoal Drawing Thurs. Sept. 11 - Oct. 30 either/or with the morning 1-4
#4 Beginning oil Painting Fri. Sept. 12-Oct.31
#5. Intermediate to Advanced Pastel Fri. Sept 12-Oct. 31st 1-4:00pm Classe begin week of Sept 9, 2008 Tuition $360.00 plus a small model fee. for each 8 week course (total hours 24) due by first class or upon registration Supply lists to be mailed one week before. Bring 3 examples of your best work to first class. also a notebook and supplies according to your choice of class. Elinore is a nationally known portrait artist listed in the Marquis Who's Who in American Art, American Artists of Renown and many others.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Free Workshop!

Prisma Color Pencil Demo
Elinore Korow

& Precious Metal Clay Demo
Noreen Miller

Saturday, August 23
1:00-3:00 pm
Summit Artspace
Akron Area Arts Alliance
140 E. Market St.Akron, Ohio 44308330-376-8480

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Radwanski's Solo Show

Catherine "Katina" Pastis Radwanski has a solo show at City Art Gallery, August 22 through 31. City Art Gallery is located at 2091 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH (River Square ). The Opening reception in Saturday Aug. 23, 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

Katina also has two pieces in the Women's Art League of Akron's 75th Anniversary Show at Summit Artspace.
Katina is new to Hudson and to HSA - we're so glad to have her in the group. Welcome Katina!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Best of Show - Sally Heston

Here is a link to an article in the Akron newspaper about the Women's Art League Anniversary Show and HSA member Sally Heston's Best of Show award painting.
The show, Then & Now — Brushstrokes, Women's Art League of Akron 75th Anniversary Exhibition, is on view at Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron, through Sept. 20.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Art on the Green

Hudson Society of Artists is proud to present its 29th annual "Art on the Green" Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the South Green in Hudson.
The juried art and craft show features more than 160 artists.
The show is one of the largest outdoor shows in Northeast Ohio and draws artists from all the surrounding states and as far away as Florida.
Admission is free. Patrons will find paintings in varied media, jewelry, pottery, glass, woodcarving, weaving, enamel, sculpture, photography, leather and varied other items. All items are for sale.
In addition to the arts and crafts, patrons may dine in a sheltered dining area, choosing from various food concessions, and enjoy live entertainment. Patrons are asked to refrain from bringing pets to the show.
For more information, call 330-650-2771.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

On the Mend

HSA member Jane Sahr is on the mend and making progress in her recovery. She is now at Emeritus assisted living,on Fishcreek road in Stow, Rm 106 . It is easy to find - Fishcreek Road next to the car wash, very close to rt 91.
Jane enjoys visitors and would also appreciate your cards and notes.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Art Happenings

Women's Art League 75th Anniversary exhibit Brushstrokes Then & Now Aug 15 - Sept. 20, reception Friday 15th 6-8 all invited showing several HSA members included in It's at Summit Artspace. You are invited to join in the celebration of the Women’s Art League’s first 75 years!

On Saturday, August 16, the third University Park Art Fair will take place at Grace Park on Prospect between Perkins and Market Streets. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Artists of Rubber City will have a group booth at the event – stop by to say hello! A shuttle will provide transportation between several area events that day. Visit for more information.

Also on Saturday: The first workshop in conjunction with the Women’s Art League show will be held at Summit Artspace at 1 p.m. Nicki Lanzi will present Floral Watercolor on Canvas. There is a $5 supply fee; bring your own watercolors if possible.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lowell Ellsworth Smith 1924-2008

Lowell Smith passed away on Monday, August 11, 2008 around 10:00 in the morning.

The memorial service will be Friday morning, August 15, at 11:00 at The First Congregational Church in Hudson.

Address: 47 Aurora St.
Phone: 330 650-4048

Watercolor painter Lowell Ellsworth Smith was born in Canton, Ohio in 1924. Smith and his sister Barbara grew up in an artistic household; his father, Ellsworth P. Smith, was the art director for the Hoover Company and a painter, and his mother was a pianist. Smith’s father encouraged his interest in art, and during Smith’s childhood the family took many trips to art colonies, which helped nurture his artistic inclinations. Smith was a 1942 graduate of Lehman High School in Canton where he studied art and was the drummer in the school dance band. After attending one semester at Miami University of Ohio, Smith was drafted into the U. S. Army Air Force. He served between 1943 and 1945 in England, France, and Germany with the 45th Air Depot Group. When he returned from Europe, he picked up again at Miami University, graduating in 1948 with a B.F.A. While at Miami he also played drums with a dance band. Smith later gained additional schooling through the Famous Artists School of Westport, Connecticut.

Smith worked for many years as a commercial illustrator with Canton Art Service and Manning Studios in Cleveland where he specialized in “pretty girl illustrations for advertising.” He also did cover illustrations for children’s coloring and activity books published by Saalfield Publishing. In 1960, after 12 successful years as a commercial illustrator, Smith turned his attention to fine art figure and landscape painting in his favorite medium, watercolor. Among those Smith names as teachers and influences to his watercolor technique are his father, Roy Wilhelm, Don Stone, Tom Nicholas, and Paul Strisik. Smith turned his attention to the West after 1970 when artist Ramon Kelley noticed one of his paintings at an Ohio art show. His association with Kelley led to his first painting trip to Colorado and New Mexico and an introduction to western collectors and gallery owners. In 1979, Smith joined Kelley, William F. Reese, and Tim Stortz on a painting trip to Oaxaco, Mexico that resulted in a joint exhibition at the Frye Museum in Seattle. Over the years, Smith returned to Mexico repeatedly, and Mexican churches and street scenes are among his favorite subjects.Smith was an invited artist at the 1978 and 1981 National Academy of Western Art (NAWA) shows, and his painting Church Fa├žade—Plaza del Oriente won the Prix de West Purchase Award at the 1983 NAWA show. Smith’s work has also been shown at a number of other art shows in the West, Ohio, and elsewhere. Hundreds of art collectors, including former Texas governor John Connally and Oklahoma oilman T. Boone Pickens, have purchased his paintings.

In 2001, the Canton Museum of Art exhibited a 58-piece retrospective look at the artwork of Lowell Ellsworth Smith and his father, Ellsworth P. Smith.

Lowell was a past president of Hudson Society of Artists and he will be deeply missed.

There are no calling hours. The memorial service will be Friday morning, the 15th., at 11:00 at The First Congregational Church in Hudson. The church is at 47 Aurora Street, Hudson. For directions call 330 650-4048.

Information for this bio is from the national Cowboy Museum:

Monday, August 04, 2008

More Art Opportunities

Call for sculptors The city of Solon, through Solon Center for the Arts, is looking for a sculptor to interpret the following descriptive words defined by those who live, work and play in the Solon community: a city of vision, diversity, service, education and community. The City has allotted $10,000.00 toward the commissioning of this sculpture, plus additional funds for the base. Artist may view the space to determine size and style. Three-dimensional mockups submissions are due Friday, September 12, 2008 at 4:00 pm. One artist will be commissioned. call Ann O'Loughlin, Solon Center for the Arts at 440.337.1400 or email

Art-a-Palooza - The Green Arts Council invites you to join us in a celebration of the arts in the City of Green at our fourth annual Art-a-Palooza festival on August 30, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. around the pond at beautiful Boettler Park, located at 5300 Massillon Road. This free event is open to the public and features the work of local and regional artists, with children's art activities, performing arts and art student scholarship support.

Call to artists - Be a part of the Third Annual University Park Art Fair at Grace Park!

Call to Artists

Call to Artists “Political Issues” at PAA – Peninsula Art Academy will be hosting an exhibit entitled “Political Issues”, October 11 thru November 29, 2008. Submissions will be accepted on their political relevance to our current election year. Nothing too outlandish, please, as we are located in the heart of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Our own Don Getz, area artist extraordinare, will jury this show. “The challenge to me is to take a traditional subject and use what is there to create an even more fascinating image – my personal statement. (Don Getz).” So, what is this election all about? Please tell us? All media welcomed, suitable for an “open to the public” environment. Details here:

Downtown Cleveland Alliance Amateur Photo Contest, addressing "life and built environment" in downtown Cleveland. What defines your experience here? What story do you want to tell about your city? Enter up to two photos to the Downtown Cleveland Alliance for your opportunity to win prizes up to $500. A print of the winning photo will provided by Dodd Camera. All entries will be shown on Dollar Bank's Regional Showcase Led Board at the Galleria throughout the month of September. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on August 15th, 2008. For official contest rules visit:

"52 Weeks 52 Works" annual calendar. - Academy Graphic Communication (AGC) is sending out its official annual call for artists for their "52 Weeks 52 Works" annual calendar. This will be AGC's the 7th printed calendar highlighting the talent of local artists! Any artist living in Northeast Ohio is eligible. You can view the 2008 calendar online and download the submission form here. The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2008. Any questions on this opportunity should be directed to Candice Champion, Academy Graphic Communication at (216) 661-2550 or

Friday, August 01, 2008

Something Spooky!
For Immediate Release Contact: Jessie Raynor, Director

Summit Artspace news in this release:
· Gallery is looking for fresh, new art with a SPOOKY theme
Artworks for consideration due September 23
$1,000 in prize money to be awarded
Call to Tri-County Artists for HAUNTED Art

(Akron, OH) – “Fresh & Spooky” is the new title and theme for Summit Artspace Gallery’s fourth annual juried exhibition offering significant cash awards to local artists. The gallery is looking for works of art that are unearthly, ghostly, mysterious, weird and uncanny. (No guts, gore or chainsaws, please.)

OMNOVA Solutions Foundation has underwritten three top-place prizes of $500, $300 and $200. Selected works will be on display at the downtown Akron gallery from October 3 to November 8.

Artworks for consideration must be delivered to Summit Artspace Tuesday, September 23 from noon to 7 pm. Pieces must be “fresh,” which means created in 2007 or 2008 All types of media – paint, ceramics, photography, glass, metal, mixed -- are encouraged, as well as two and three dimensional art. There is a $10 entrance fee.

Artists, who live, work or attend universities in Summit, Portage and Medina Counties are eligible. Interested artists can request an application with details by calling the Akron Area Arts Alliance at 330-376-8480 or online at Only one entry per artist will be considered.

The exhibition’s guest juror is artist Mark Soppeland, who will also hang the show. He warns that works selected will be displayed in unorthodox ways to enhance the spooky theme. “It may take on the appearance of an exhibition installed by poltergeists,” Soppeland said. Distinguished Professor of Art at the University of Akron, Soppeland’s paintings and sculpture have been shown in over 300 solo and group exhibitions on four continents.

Summit Artspace Gallery, located at 140 E. Market St., is a project of the Arts Alliance in cooperation with Summit County government. It presents seven exhibitions per year and is dedicated to displaying works by local artists. Admission and parking are free. Hours are Thursday-Saturday noon to 5 pm.

Jessie Raynor
Akron Area Arts Alliance
140 E. Market Street
Akron, OH 44308

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