Friday, September 26, 2008

Member News

Darlene Jackson and Barb Zohn just returned from ten days of great painting in Rockport, MA. They had a good time painting and eating. Barb reports that the weather was foggy, overcast, sunny, windy – just about the whole gamut. Of course, the ocean was spectacular as usual.

Judy Carducci has a show of over 50 paintings, mostly done in France and Italy, but a few others as well, at Jack Richard's Almond Tea Gallery in Cuyahoga Falls.
The current (Fall '08) Workshop issue of American Artist magazine has a 12-page article about my workshop this past summer in southern France, and she'll be teaching there again in Sept. '09 and June, '10, each for 10 days. See for details, as well as my web site,

Diane Keske Talmadge will be teaching beginning oil painting at CVAC on Sat AM and PAA on Wed/Thurs Evenings this fall. Call Diane Talmadge 330-686-0095. Also she is just closing a show of 24 paintings at United Church of Christ in Richfield (thru Sept) and will have several paintings in Log Cabin Gallery's Autumn Show opening Oct 3rd. in Peninsula.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

October 6th Meeting

Be sure to join us Monday night October 6th for a watercolor demo by Richfield artist Nicki Lanzi.
Nicki Lanzi is an accomplished watercolor artist and teacher in Ohio. She attended Kent State University in Ohio, and has utilized her talents over the past 20 years. As an artist, she has been in many juried shows, and won many awards. Her watercolors have been in several galleries, including Massachucetts and New York . In Ohio, The Cleveland Zoo Education center, Solon Public Library, and the lobby of the Radisson CIty Center Hotel of Akron, are a few of the places that have commissioned her work.

Nicki enjoys sharing her knowledge with all ages. Her teaching experiences include the continuing education departments for the Cleveland Instutute of Art, Cuyahoga Community College, many art guilds ,and was also one of the founding members of the Brecksville Center for the Arts.
She is a member of the Akron Women's Art League, Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, and Brecksville Center for the Arts.

Much of Nicki's inspiration is found on Monhegan Island in Maine, where she paints the beauty of nature surrounded by the ocean.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Ohio Collage Society Show


The Ohio Collage Society, local affiliate of the National Collage Sciety
marks it's 1st anniversary by sponsoring the 2nd annual Member's Show at
Mansfield Art Center in Mansfield , Ohio. Opening ceremonies will take place
on Sunday September 21 at 2 PM and the exhibit runs through October 26.

The Ohio Collage Society is a new organization that is currently growing
it's membership and exhibited member work at peninsula Art Academy in 2007.

Rebecca Langley, curator of the Pearl Conrad Gallery at the Ohio State
Extension Campus, will be the awards judge for this invitational exhibition.
The show will include 2 and 3-dimensional work using a variety of collage

The Mansfield Art Center is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11-5 and Sunday
12-5. For more information on the exhibit call the Mansfield Art Center at
419 756 1700. For information on the Ohio Collage Society email

Update - It was a great opening! Here's a slide show from the reception:

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Gretchen Bierbaum

HSA is proud to announce that member Gretchen Bierbaum has a collage in the permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Arts in Youngstown, OH.
Gretchen will be doing a collage demo for us in October. She is also offering workshops as follows:

September 20th
FREE Collage Demo at the Hudson Library 1:00 - 3:00
Call for a reservation 330 653-6658 X 1010

October 2nd
FREE Collage Demo at the Peninsula Art Academy 10:00 - 2:00
Call 330 657-2807


Image Transfer Collage workshop with Gretchen Bierbaum

One Day Workshops - October 31st 2008 :9:30-3:30 November 1st 2008, 9:30-3:30

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Akron area)
330 928-8092

November 15 & 16th Longmont Museum Denver CO
Call 303 651-8370 for info

January 26, 27,, 28, 29, 30, 2009
von Liebig Art Center
Naples, Florida
Instructor: Gretchen Bierbaum

Abigail Miles, Manager of Education, Naples Art Association
239 262-6517 Ext #110


UP - dates

A big thanks to Don Getz for his mini workshop last night on sketchbook journaling!

For those who asked about upcoming Plein Air Painting sessions:
9/20 Wilsons Feed Mill - is on Canal Road just south of Pleasant Valley road… Just in Cuyahoga County.

OPAS competition in New Philadelphia . For information about the Ohio Plein Air Society (OPAS) see their website

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


If you are storing any of HSA's 'stuff' you'll be happy to know that we now have a U- Store it rental unit and you can clean out your attic - call Janet Willis for info.

If you have art suppplies or equipment that you would like to give away bring it to the next meeting - there will be a table set up for it.

Friday, September 12, 2008

First Meeting!

For the Monday night workshop Don Getz asks that we make a series of small studies --- no bigger than 9x12 in the drawing media of our choice, then add color with watercolor washes, colored pencils, pastels or the media of our choice. This will be a quick sketchbook course -- like in his new book. We will have some paper and pencils available -- but to get the most of the evening bring paper capable of taking color washes of the media that you usually use.Don will also bring slides. See you there!

Opening Tonight

(= 25 Highland Square artists representing 25 different art forms)

September 12 through October 3

Angel Falls Coffee Company
792 West Market Street
Akron, Ohio

Opening reception Friday, September 12, 5 to 8 p.m.

Not all artwork in 5-Squared will be hanging on the wall or sitting on a pedestal.
This multimedia exhibit includes design arts, writing, music and video, one piece each from an artist who lives, works or plays in Highland Square.
The exhibit was organized by Rosemary Reymann and displayed with the generous assistance of Jim King.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Free Art Workshop

Watercolor Demo
with Sally Heston

& Oil Demo
with Linda Misja

Saturday, September 13
1:00-3:00 pm

Free Workshop

No registration necessary

Summit Artspace
Akron Area Arts Alliance
140 E. Market St.Akron, Ohio 44308330-376-8480

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

This year the Ohio Collage Society will be having its annual show at the Mansfield Art Center.
Three HSA members, Kathy Harrington, Gretchen Bierbaum and Jan Noden are exhibiting their work at the show.

The group was founded by Gretchen and Shirley Ende-Saxe is the current President. There are 55 members.

Directions to the show which opens Sunday September 21 , with a reception from 2:00 - 4:00 are here:

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Art Events this Week

Hudson History Days
Saturday, Sept. 13, 8am-8pm
Re-enactments, music, demos, food
Actors Summit Theatre, 330-342-0800

Family Friendly Day
Saturday, Sept. 13, 10am-6pm
Historical portrayal tours
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 330-836-5533

Downtown @ Dusk
Thursday, Sept. 11, 6:30pm, FREE
Art-making for children, art talks, music
Akron Art Museum, 330-376-9185

Watercolor & Oil Demos
Saturday, Sept. 13, 1:00pm, FREE
Women's Art League of Akron
Summit Artspace, 330-376-8480

Guitar Virtuoso Ernie Hawkins
Saturday, Sept. 13, GAR Hall in Peninsula
Workshop 3:30pm, Concert 7:30pm
Peninsula Art Academy, 330-657-2248

Pat Boas Art Lecture & Reception
Thursday, Sept. 11, 6:00pm, FREE
Folk Hall, Myers School of Art
The University of Akron, 330-972-6030

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

Animal Instinct - Betsy Somershield
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Upcoming Art Events

Downtown @ Dusk
Thursday, Sept. 4, 6:30pm, FREE
Art-making for Children, Art Talks, Music
Akron Art Museum, 330-376-9185

Artwalk (downtown Akron)
Saturday, Sept. 6, FREE
Trolley begins 5pm, Akron Northside

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

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

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Free Workshop!

Acrylic Floral Demo
with Barbara Lord

& Watercolor Mixed Media Demo
with Linda Nye

Summit Artspace
Akron Area Arts Alliance
140 E. Market St.Akron, Ohio 44308330-376-8480

Saturday, September 6
1:00-3:00 pm