Sunday, December 27, 2009


Reminder ~ Pick up art work from Laurel Lake Saturday, January 2
10:00 - 2:00

The first meeting of 2010 is January 4th at Barlow Community Center - Charles Basham will give demo in either pastel or oil.

and on January 18- Joan Colbert will do a block print from start to finish.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Happy Holidays

From all of us at Hudson Society of Artists!

Christmas Party

We had a fantastic time at the annual Christmas Party last night. The food was delicious, the art games lots of fun and of course the painting swap filled with treasures.
Here are some photos of the event..including the first ever full group shot of HSA members.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Kaleidscope Show

The Alliance for the Visual Arts presents its 7th annual juried show November 21 - January 3 at Summit ArtSpace. The opening reception is Friday Nov 20th from 6 - 8 pm.

The painting used for publicity for the show is by Judy Gaiser.

HSA members in the exhibit are:

Gretchen Bierbaum
Judy Carducci
Denise Daugherty
Ann Emmitt
Gale Haller
Sally Heston * (2nd place award)
Ann Kah
Sylvia Moss
Marge Orth
Mary Sanders
Kitty Waybright

Visit Summit ArtSpace at 140 E. Market St., Akron, Ohio.
Gallery hours: 12 - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Friday, November 06, 2009


We want to offer a special thanks to Judy Gaiser for agreeing to fill in for the scheduled artist who cancelled at the last moment. Judy is a past president of the Akron Society of Artists, a graduate of the Cleveland Institue of Art and a student of Frank Wilcox.
Judy brought her oils,a large canvas and her delightful personality to our November 2meeting. She painted her version of Baba-gaga, the witch of Russian folklore.

Monday, November 02, 2009


Just a quick reminder that the meeting on Monday night, Nov. 2, will be held at Hudson High School. The speaker will be Terri Durst, Cleveland professor. He will give a program on abstract art.
Don Getz conducts a critique for HSA members. Each year the Society brings in a noted artist for a critique session for its members.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

We're on Facebook!

We have set up a HSA group on Facebook. Wecome a Fan today - its a great way to get all the latest updates!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Woman's Art League

Woman’s Art League of Akron
The WAL Fall 2009 Members Exhibition at Peninsula Art Academy.
Exhibition Dates: Sunday, October 18th to Sunday, November 22nd- Thurs- Sun 11-5.
Opening Reception, Saturday October 24th, 5:30-7:30 PM with PAA BluesNite.
Judging by Laurence Churski. 330-659-4301

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Member News

Hilary Sheeter will be exhibiting his paintings at Gallery 732 in November. This gallery is at the Akron Woman's City Club, 732 W Exchange Street, Akron, Ohio 44302
The opening reception is Friday November 6th from 6:30 - 8:30

Kathleen Harrington has two paintings accepted in the 25th Annual Miniature Art Exhibition at the Council for the Arts of Chambersburg Pennsylvania."Ocean Surf" was accepted as was "Morning Light" which won an honorable mention. There were 392 entries from 120 artists. The Council was able to accept 180 pieces. The opening reception is November 5th.

Just for Fun - an Art Quiz

Masterpieces: A Quiz

See what you can score!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

O W S Show

Event: The Ohio Watercolor Society Travel Exhibition
Sponsor: The Ohio Watercolor Society; The Medina County Art League
Dates: November 2009
Contact: 330-725-0588


The Travel Exhibition of The Ohio Watercolor Society kicks off its trip around the state with a month-long stop in November at The Medina County District Library sponsored by The Medina County Art League and includes many weekend demonstrations that are free and open to the public. This exclusive travel exhibition is made up of 40 paintings by Ohio’s foremost watercolor artists, award winners and paintings selected by juror Cheng-Khee-Chee from Watercolor Ohio 2009 held earlier this year. The exhibit can be seen at the main branch of the library in the third floor atrium and can be seen during regular library hours. The library is located at 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina, Ohio 44256. Please visit or call 330-725-0588 for further details.

Regional Northeast Ohio artists included in this exhibit are: Cynthia Allman and Frederick C. Graff, both of Medina; Paul St. Denis of Bay Village; Chris Leeper of Canfield; Gail Peters of Mentor; Gayle Anderson of Geneva; Don Getz of Peninsula; Lori Hess of Macedonia; Karen Miraldi of Lorain; Billie Richards of Kirtland; Barbara Rollins of Oberlin; Patricia Sigmier of Rocky River; Kitty Waybright of Cuyahoga Falls; Cathy Welner of Richfield; and Jerry Zelinskas of Canton.

The schedule for free weekend demonstrations at the library is:

Sat., Nov. 7, “A Floral Painting using Big Brushes”; Jerry Zelinskas, Canton
Sun., Nov. 8, ”A Non-objective Painting using Acrylic and Collage on Paper”’; Jean Deemer, Cuyahoga Falls
Sat., Nov. 14, “The Figure in Watercolor from Model”; Linda Hutchinson, Kent
Sun., Nov. 15, “The Figure in Watercolor on Canvas”; Susan Kiedio, Parma Heights
Sat., Nov. 21, “A Traditional Landscape using Watercolor”; Cathy Welner, Richfield
Sun., Nov. 22, “A Transparent Watercolor Landscape”; Sally Heston, Broadview Heights
Sat., Nov. 28, “A Still Life Watercolor Painting”; Sharon Borror, Medina
Sun., Nov. 29, “An Abstract/Floral Watercolor Painting with Collage”; Mel Grunau, Berea

All weekend demonstrations are from 1-3 pm.

In December, the exhibit moves on to The Anna Bier Gallery in Greenville, Ohio.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Next Meeting

Denise Daugherty wants you to know that the meeting on October 19th is a critique session with Don Getz as our guest artist.
Bring two paintings that you would like to have critiqued. The meeting is at Barlow Community Center at 7:30
and plan ahead for HSA scheduleNov. 2 - Terri Durst Program ( this will be at the Hudson High School*)
and November l6th Mel Grunau, Abstract watercolor collage at Barlow Community Center.

* every November when there is an election we must move our meeting as voting booths are set up at Barlow

Monday, October 05, 2009

Sally Heston Show

Meeting of Huson Society or Artists
Sally Heston writes to us - "I have a show at the Gallery 732 at the Akron Women's City Club this month and the opening reception will be this coming Friday evening from 6-8pm. All are invited to join me. I have 22 new paintings on display. The city club is located at 732 W. Exchange Street in Akron."

Silk Painting with Margot Eiseman

Monday evening we enjoyed a demonstration of painting on silk by Margot Eiseman Margot showed us the techniques she uses and took questions from the group.
She brought along a variety of her finished paintings.

Its not too late to join HSA for the 2009-20110 year. Our next meeting is October 19th at Barlow Community Center.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Join HSA

Now is the time! Its easy and theres all kinds of benefits. Join HSA today!

Dues: Individual Memberships $15.00
Family Memberships $20.00

Payable: Dues should be received in September but must be
received before November 30, 2009 for your name to be
included in the membership directory and also for you to
be eligible to participate in the Midwinter Show and the
Clothesline Show.

Meetings: Meetings are held the first and third Monday of each
month at 7:30 in the Barlow Community Center on Oviatt
Street in Hudson (south of Streetsboro Rd, SR 303). We
meet September to June (no meetings in July & August).
The Midwinter Show is in Feb./Mar.; the Clothesline Art
Show is in June; and The Art on the Green is at the end of
August. There are five newsletters during the year.

Payment: Make checks payable to Hudson Society of Artists
Mail to: Kathleen Harrington (Membership Chairperson)
P.O. Box 262
Hudson, OH 44236

Phone Number
Address: Street
Email address
Amount enclosed

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Hudson Society of Artists: Show Opening

Hudson Society of Artists: Show Opening

We are happy to let you know that Margot will be out guest speaker at the October 5th meeting. She will do a demo of her silk painting techniques.

We meet at Barlow Community Center at 7:30 - bring a friend...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Free Workshop

The Akron-Summit County Public Library is pleased to be hosting a FREE workshop on Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts

If you are an individual involved in the arts and looking for funding to complete a project, mount an exhibition, put on a performance, conduct research, or anything else arts-related, this workshop will show you how to identify funders supporting individuals working in the arts. We will also touch on grantmaker motivations in funding individual artists, and the variety of support options available.

Wednesday, October 7, 10 am–noon
Meeting Room 2AB – Main Library, 60 S. High Street, Akron

The workshop will feature a presentation on Foundation Center tools that will help artists identify funders. In addition there will be a panel discussion with Megan Van Voorhis from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture and Kate Harmon from The Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at The University of Akron. The panel will share ideas on how to market yourself as an artist and potential funding for artists.

For more information or to register, e-mail or call 330.643.9040

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Memorial to Lowell Ellsworth Smith

Members of Hudson Society of Artists gather on the Hudson Green with the City Arborist as he prepares to plant the tree they selected in honor of Lowell Ellsworth Smith.
Maryann Smith and family members gather to watch the dedication of the tree and the engraved stone.Long time HSA member Jim Schladerman shares some of his memories of Lowell.Lucy Karslake shows a painting she did - session #2 - in Lowell's class in 1979

Monday, September 21, 2009

Larry Churski Demo

Tonight for our first meeting of the year, we had an oil painting demo by Larry Churski . An accomplished illustrator and painter Larry has studied with Don Stone, Richard Schmidt and Lowell Ellsworth Smith.

Larry chose to paint Hudson's Barlow Farm and used one of his own watercolors of the farm for quick reference.
Below you will see a slideshow of his demo. If you are able to visit his gallery in Bath you are in for a treat!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Show Opening

Margot Eiseman
“Four Themes in Silk”
An Exhibition of original
Silk paintings and collages
September 19- October 31, 2009

Please join me for an
Opening Reception
Thursday October 8
6:00-8:00 pm

Stark State College of Technology
Student Union room s204
6200 Frank Ave. N.W.
North Canton. Ohio 44720-7299

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

News from PAA

Call to Artists - The Art of the Figure at PAA Enter today!! entry form

Show runs Sept. 19 thru Oct. 17, 2009. Opening reception will coincide with the Members’ Picnic on Sat.,

Sept. 26 from 5-7pm. Plan to stay for BluesNite after the reception, our monthly open jam session! Throughout history, artists have learned by drawing and painting the figure from life. PAA would like to show how current artists view this traditional subject. Submissions should show the artist’s interpretation of the human form and may be representational or abstract, in any media. Pieces may depict clothed figures or nudes, but all pieces should show sensitivity and respect for the human figure and tasteful subject matter. entry form

Let’s have a picnic! Annual Members Picnic, Saturday, September 26, 5 - 7pm. We’ll have burgers and beer, coffee and condiments, plates and plastic (silverware - LOL). Bring a dish to share if you like, and come and meet other PAA members. Everyone is invited! If you were wondering what we’re all about, come to the picnic and meet the trustees! Or, join or renew your membership now, here membership form Please RSVP if possible, so we know how many to cook for 330-657-2248. Plan to stay, it’s BluesNite!

Call for Trustees: The Peninsula Art Academy is searching for candidates interested in serving our non-profit organization as Trustee: we are in dire need of a secretary! This person would attend the meetings, currently held on the second and fourth Wednesday at 6:00 pm, take notes, type them up and email them to the board. The secretary also creates the agenda, and email’s it out, as well as meeting reminders and helps write up a few reports at the end of year. The Board of Trustees is comprised of volunteers who meet twice a month to govern the affairs of the organization. Although there is no paid compensation, you will benefit by learning about general non-profit business administration and by contributing to the arts and culture in Northeast Ohio. No previous board experience is needed, but a working knowledge of art education or general business management will be desirable. Please submit your name for consideration by return email ASAP.

Volunteers Wanted: Would you like to add some experience in running a gallery, hanging shows and hosting workshops to your resume? We need you to come gallery sit! Or, can you help us with simple office duties, either at your home or at our office? Call PAA at 330-657-2248 to arrange an interview, or stop in soon!

Artist of Rubber City New


Art Talk

Laura Bidwell

Monday, September 14, 2009

7 p.m.

Summit Artspace

140 East Market Street

Akron, Ohio

Other news:

Exhibit of work by Marcia Mazak at Gallery 732 of the Akron Woman’s City Club

Opening reception Friday, September 11, 2009

5 – 7 p.m.

Akron Woman’s City Club

732 West Exchange Street

Akron, Ohio

Congratulations to Miller Horns who will receive the AAAA Arts Alive! Outstanding Visual Artist Award in November! Celebrate Miller’s achievement and the opening of Artists of Rubber City’s new gallery on the third floor of Summit Artspace on Friday, October 2, 2009. The opening reception for the gallery’s inaugural show, featuring work by Miller Horns, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.

Also opening at the same time will be Photo2009 at Summit Artspace.

The AoRC Member Show is coming up! The second exhibit in the new gallery space will feature work by Artists of Rubber City members. An opening reception is planned for Friday, November 20. Kaleidoscope will open at Summit Artspace at the same time. Further information will follow at a later date.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Collage Workshop

Image Transfers for Collage and Assemblage, with Gretchen Bierbaum, Saturday October 3, 2009, 10am to 3pm. (It’s also Peddlers Day - how appropriate!) Gretchen will teach teach five new transfer techniques to make collages. Students should bring copies of family photos (antique are the best). We will not use the original photos and only a copy machine print will work for transfer into a collage. Computer printer copies do not work. While making the copies on paper, also make a few on transparent acetate. Well-behaved children are invited to sign up with a parent. $60 or $50 for PAA and National Collage Society Members. register here

Charge your class fees over the phone!
View class details and print your registration forms or 330-657-2248, or

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cups of Kindness: A Benefit

Artists are invited to offer a Cup of Kindness (1-3 pieces) to those in need, through a show and sale of small-scale work in Peninsula, Ohio, to benefit the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.

This event, in it’s second year, is the vision of Debra and Stephen Bures, owners of Elements Gallery in Peninsula, and will be co-sponsored by Peninsula Art Academy, the Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association and the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway.

Artwork may be functional or decorative and may represent an artist’s interpretation of a “cup of kindness”:

•two-dimensional works must be no more than 8 ½ by 11 inches, and be ready for hanging.

•three-dimensional pieces must be less than 7 inches tall, and 5 inches wide and deep.

Cups of Kindness premieres on November 27, 2009.

A Meet the Artist’s opening reception will be Saturday, December 5, 2009 at Elements Gallery and Peninsula Art Academy from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Participating artists will be listed on the website,and will be linked to their own sites if applicable. This show will run thru January 10, 2010 from 11-5, Thursday thru Sunday. Special times may be arranged, please call to make arrangements.

Please submit your donated artworks before November 6, 2009. Items received before this date will be photographed by Ron Wayton for inclusion on the Cups of Kindness website, and will be for sale on-line, with the artist’s name featured

Please include a description of the donated items, including materials, techniques and value, along with the artists’ name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. A portion of your donation may be tax deductible.

Donations should be sent to Elements Gallery, 1619 W. Mill Street, Peninsula, OH 44264.

For additional details, please visit

or e-mail

Debra Bures

Elements Gallery 330-657-2788

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Landscape Impressions

Sally Heston going to be part of a three person art show at St. Paul's Episcopal church gallery in Akron. It is called "Landscape Impressions" and will feature Sally's work as well as that of Cindy Allman and David Fawcett from Medina.
The reception is on Sunday July, 26 from 11:00 to 2:00 PM

Free to all ~~ Visitors welcome
Monday thru Friday, 9am to 5pm
The Gallery of St. Paul’s
1361 West Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44313

Monday, July 20, 2009

Fun in the Sun

Celebrate Summer with Cari Miller at City|Art Gallery

Akron, OH: Akron artist/photographer Cari Miller is inviting art and music lovers to have some “fun in the sun” during the opening reception of her work at City|Art Gallery, Falls River Square, downtown Cuyahoga Falls on Friday, July 24, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Miller will be showing a mix of 25+ original acrylic paintings, mirrors, photographs and prints that all celebrate the joys of summer. The reception will feature local guitarist/singer/songwriter Dave Hammer performing from 6 to 7 as well as light refreshments. July 24 is also the first night of the Festa Italiana, which will feature music, food and games of its own.

“Between the festivals, fountains, boat rides and car shows, Falls River Square offers ways to have fun all summer long,” says Miller. “My work at City|Art Gallery – bright, heavily textured sun face paintings, seaside photos and summer-themed mirrors – is designed to complement that.”

The exhibit runs Thursday, July 23 through Monday, Aug. 3. Hours are Wednesday-Friday 3-8 p.m. and Saturdays 12-8 p.m. or by appointment.

Miller has been working for the last 20 years in different facets of the arts in Northeast Ohio. She is currently showing her work at the Log Cabin Gallery in Peninsula, weekends through July 19.

For more information, please visit

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Art Quilts

At the Peninsula Art Academy ~
Art Quilt Magic: An Introduction with Connie Bloom, Saturday July 11, at 3pm, Wednesday, July 15, at 6:30, and again on Friday, July 17, at 11am. Please attend any one program. Join studio quilt artist and former Beacon Journal columnist Connie Bloom, who will explain the transformations quilts have made since great grandma's heydays and unfurl a trunk show of gorgeous quilts she has stitched. Art quilts hang on the wall, not on a bed, and look like paintings but are made of fabric and embellishments, such as buttons, beads and cording. They can be hand stitched or sewn on a sewing machine, which is Connie's preference, and be abstract or representational. Anything that can be drawn or painted can be made into an art quilt -- flowers, pets, landscapes, people

Peninsula Art Academy

1600 West Mill Street

Peninsula Ohio 44264-171

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Sumit ArtSpace Plein Air Show

Read about it here

and take advantage of the Free Workshop
Plein Air Plus Workshop with Patrick Dougherty

Sat, July 11 1:00pm FREE

Summit Artspace 330-376-8480

Monday, July 06, 2009

Warehouse District Festival

The Fifth Annual Warehouse District Street Festival is scheduled for
Sunday, August 2nd on West 6th Street in Downtown Cleveland.

This Festival attracts thousands of attendees each year and features
great food, live entertainment, an art show, children's activities,
architecture tours, open houses of residential properties and more.
There is still time to participate in the Art Show!
$100 Fee (discounted from past years)

For more information:
Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation
614 W. Superior Avenue, Suite 680
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
216.344.3937 phone
216.344.3962 fax

Heritage Ohio Main Street Program

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Plein Air Show Thursday Night

Peninsula’s First Annual Plein Air Competition - Along the Crooked River was held Saturday June 20th and Sunday June 21st. 2009, and was truly amazing!

The exhibit of works created will run July 2 thru July 26, 2009, Thursdays thru Sundays, 11 am until 5 pm at Peninsula Art Academy.

An Artists reception will be held at PAA on Thursday evening July 2, 2009, 5 to 7 pm.

The exhibit was judged by Mary Urbas, Gallery Coordinator and Exhibition Curator at Lakeland Community College.
Awards will include: Best of show: $350, Second place: $200, Third place: $100,

People’s Choice and Honorable Mentions.
Please join us in this artistic event and help celebrate the wonder and beauty of the Cuyahoga Valley.
Details at

Read the story here

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Enameling Show

In honor of the Enameling Society’s annual convention, the Peninsula Art Academy
offers the opportunity to show your work in a national enameling exhibit.
Refraction/Reflection. Please create any interpretation of this theme.
This show will be exhibited from August 1- Sept 12, 2009 at the Peninsula Art Academy Gallery in Peninsula, Ohio.
Meet the artists opening reception on Saturday, August 1 from 5-8 at PAA.
Entry fee is $25 for up to 3 works of art. There will be cash awards, to be determined by the number of entries.

Registration Form
for more info please call 330-657-2248 or

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Art Show!

Here we are - all set upat the Middle School and ready for the first customer!

These photos show some of the watercolors of Lowell Ellsworth Smith that were made available for sale by his estate.

The show continues through Saturday.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hudson Art Show in the News

The Hudson Society of Artists has joined with the Hudson Garden Club's annual Home and Garden Tour Garden Shop and Tea to present members' paintings in its annual Clothesline Art Show and Sale during Hudson Festival Days.
Hudson's Antiques and Collectibles also will join the show.
All three groups will be together for the third year at the Hudson Middle School, 77 N. Oviatt St., June 18 through 20 from noon to 5 p.m. each day.
Each day there will be approximately 300 paintings on display for sale. Most of the paintings are realistic watercolors with a few oils, acrylics, and drawings. Many of them are floral still lifes, landscapes and Hudson scenes. The paintings will be unframed, matted and wrapped in protective plastic. A few canvas pieces will also be available ready to hang.
The paintings will range from $20 to $200, but most of the paintings will be under $75. Approximately 30 members participate in the show and are allowed to enter up to 12 paintings each.
Ten percent of the proceeds from this and other annual shows the club sponsors each year benefit HSA's scholarship fund, The Margaret Roby Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded each year to a senior Hudson High School art student. This year's $2,500 award went to Amy Breedon.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Clothesline Art Show and Sale, June 18-20

The annual Clothesline Art Show and Sale is this week. All artworks are by members of the Hudson Society of Artists. Everything is matted but unframed. More than 300 artworks will be available for purchase.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

June 18, 19, 20
Noon to 5:00 each day

Admission and parking are free.

Hudson Middle School

77 N. Oviatt St.

Hudson, OH 44236
Get a Map

Stop out, support a local artist, and pick up something wonderful!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Lori Hess announces that our scholarhsip winner this year is Hudson High senior Amy Breedon.

HSA members enjoy the wonderful chicken dinner.. thank you Suzanne for organizing it!Summer judges the caricature drawing contest.... and it just happend to be her birthday... Happy Birthday Summer!

Lucy calls the meeting to order and presides over the mysery artist contest.We're all looking forward to the Clothesline Art Show this month.

Monday, June 01, 2009


The Cuyahoga Valley Art center has recently announced a new summer class schedule. Several new painting classes are being offered, including a collage class on Thursday afternoon and a Monday night beginning watercolor class taught by Sally Heston. Space is limited so call and sign up soon. You may also request a class schedule by calling this number: 330-928-8092 or go online to the CVAC website:

The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, 2131 Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls, OH is sponsoring an evening with “The Ghost Whisperer”, Mary Ann Winkowski, on Wednesday evening, June 24 from 6 – 9 pm at Todaro’s Party Center, 1820 Akron Peninsula Road in Akron. Heavy appetizers and wine and soft drinks will be served at 6 pm with a program to follow from 7 – 9 pm. Tickets are available at a cost of $35 each by visiting or calling the art center at 330-928-8092 from 10am-4pm M-F. Visa and Mastercard phone orders will be accepted on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays only. Mail requests will be filled as they arrive. Please ask for Linda or Marian if placing a credit card order by phone. Tickets may be limited due to space limitations. All proceeds will benefit the, non-profit, Cuyahoga Valley Art Center.

Mary Ann Winkowski, aka, the Ghost Whisperer is a native of Cleveland, OH who communicates with earthbound spirits as if they are living entities, helping them to cross over into the White Light. She works as a paranormal investigator and is a consultant to the CBS hit television program, “The Ghost Whisperer”. She has appeared on numerous radio news programs and TV shows and has spoken at countless lectures. She is the author of When Ghosts Speak: Understanding the World of Earthbound Spirits (Grand Central Publishing, Oct. 2007). This book will be available for sale the evening of the show. In the book and in her lectures Mary Ann offers lessons on death and immortality of the spirit that only someone who can actually speak with the deceased could teach.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Clothesline Art Show!

Time to Get Ready!! Hudson Days will be here before you know it.

Click HERE to get your entry form.

Newsletters will arrive next week - why wait?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fresh Art Show

Fresh & Witty Art

Cash Prizes $500, $300, $200

5th Annual Juried Show

August 14 - September 19, 2009

Entry Deadline August 6th

See Guidelines and show info on application

Get your application at the following:

Summit Artspace

Akron Area Arts Alliance

Summit Artspace

140 E. Market St.

Akron, Ohio 44308


Monday, May 18, 2009

Art Exhibit at PAA

Call to artists - Peninsula Art Academy will be hosting the exhibit Planes, Trains and Automobiles ,

May 30 thru June 28, 2009. Bring us your best works in all mediums for this 2d and 3d show, hosted with Don Getz:

Happy Fathers Day! This is a great sales opportunity to show and sell your work to the hundreds of visitors who visit

the Cuyahoga Valley National Park each weekend. registration form

for more info please call 330-657-2248 or

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Kent Art Festival

Masterpieces on Main Street
Art & Wine Festival

Dear Husdon Society of Artists,

Main Street Kent is hosting the 3rd annual Masterpieces of Main St. Art & Wine Festival on June 6th. Local wineries will offer wine tasting and local artists will be selling their art on the Home Savings Plaza and on the adjoining street.

We are currently looking for artists who would be interested in participating in this third year event. Booth fees for a 10 x 10 booth space are $30. ($45 after May 31st) there are no commissions for this event.

The hours this year are Saturday 1:00 to 9:00pm. Set us starts at 9:00. Please have your booth set up and ready for customers by the 1:00pm start.

As application is available on the Main Street Kent web site; Please call Mary Gilbert 330-677-8000 or Bob Mayfield 330-221-5288 with additional questions.

Main Street Kent is a non-profit organization affiliated with the National Historic Trust for Preservation focusing on revitalizing downtown Kent.

Hope to see you at this year's event.

AoRC Juried Show

Artists are invited to enter their work in the

Artists of Rubber City 19th Annual Juried Show

-open to all area artists working in any medium-

19th Annual Juried Show

June 6 – July 2, 2009

Mocha Maiden Art Gallery

17 – 19 Maiden Lane

Akron, Ohio

The entry fee for up to three works per artist is $25, with a discounted fee of $20 for members of Artists of Rubber City. Judging is done from the actual piece(s). Work should be delivered on Sunday, May 31, Noon to 7 p.m., to Mocha Maiden Art Gallery, 17 – 19 Maiden Lane, Akron, Ohio (Maiden Lane intersects with East Market Street between Main and High Streets in downtown Akron). The judge for this year’s exhibit is Laura Vinnedge, University of Akron. For further information or an entry form please call 330-865-7352 or 330-923-7450.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

MD Garage

Zbutton Click here for map and show info

The MD Garage is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Many HSA members are part of the Crooked River Gang and exhibit their work at the MD Garage.
Interested in showing your work here? Contact Sally Heston or Ann Kah.
Schedule a visit as part of your day in the park. A great place to take Mom on Mothers Day too.

Friday, May 01, 2009

pARTners @ Summit Artspace

"Summer Yard" by Charles Basham

Works by 3 creative couples displayed together at Summit Artspace
Opening Reception Friday, May 1 5-7 pm
Meet the Artists
Thompson & Frances Lehnert Admission & Parking
Steve Levey & Debra DeGregorio Free
Charles Basham & Julie Friedman

Summit Artspace, a project of the Akron Area Arts Alliance in cooperation
with Summit County government, is located in a historic downtown Akron
building at 140 E. Market Street, one block east of the Akron Art Museum.
It is dedicated to displaying local art and presents seven exhibitions per year.
Show hours May 2-June 13 are Thursday-Saturday noon to 5 pm.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Plein Air Paint Out!

The Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its first Plein Air Competition
to celebrate the importance of the Cuyahoga River and the beauty of the
Cuyahoga Valley National Park in and around the Village of Peninsula.

Peninsula’s First Annual Plein Air Competition—Along the Crooked River
will be held Saturday June 20th and Sunday June 21st. 2009. Please join us in this artistic event and help celebrate the wonder and beauty of the Cuyahoga Valley.

The exhibit will run July 2 thru July 26, 2009, Thursdays thru Sundays, 11 am until 5 pm at Peninsula Art Academy.
An Artists reception will be held at PAA on Thursday evening July 2 2009, 5 to 7 pm.
Details at or on-line form

Judging and Prizes: The exhibit will be judged by Mary Urbas, Gallery Coordinator and Exhibition Curator at Lakeland Community College. Awards will include: Best of show: $350, Second place: $200, Third place: $100, People’s Choice and Honorable Mentions.
Eligibility: The Competition is open to artists, 18 years of age and over. Employees of the National Park and members of the Peninsula Chamber may enter but are ineligible for awards.
Format: Original two-dimensional art in any medium other than photography may be created during this event. No three-dimensional or computer generated work will qualify. Canvas/paper plus frame shall be less than or equal to 30” in any one direction.
Display Venue: Works created during the competition will be displayed at Peninsula Art Academy Gallery as space allows, during the month of July. All artwork will be for sale with 60% to the artist and 40% to the Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC). Winning artwork will be featured on Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association will also feature the winning work in newsletters and various venues.
Criteria: Artists may produce as many works as they wish during the competition but are limited to 2 pieces for submission to the Gallery showing and judging. Artwork must be created in the true Plein air style at designated locations and may not be generated from reference photos. Styles may range from realism to abstract, and must be in keeping with the impromptu style of Plein air.
Because the competition takes place in the Village of Peninsula and the National Park, PACC has had to secure permission to use specific locations where artists may set up. Go to to download the map and see the selected competition sites.
All artists are encouraged to view the sites before the competition and request a first, second and third choice on the application. Sites will be assigned on a first come basis. PACC reserves the right to assign an artist to an alternative site if the first choice is too crowded.
Application: To be eligible, applications must be received by June 6th, 2009.
A $35 registration fee will assist in covering the cost of the juror, prizes and logistics.
Include your Artist statement/bio with the entry form.

Procedure: On Saturday morning June 20 between 9 - 10 am, artists must check in at Peninsula Art Academy, 1600 West Mill Street, Peninsula (next to the depot station, across from Elements Gallery). Phone 330-657-2248. Artists are encouraged to bring as many canvases/papers as they wish to create during the competition. All canvases/papers must be stamped the morning of the competition. Artists should be at their designated site from 10 am until 3 pm on Saturday, June 20, and from 11 am until 1 pm on Sunday, June 21 so the public may stroll the sites and visit the artists at work.
From 3 until 5 pm Sunday afternoon June 21, artists are to deliver up to 2 finished works they wish to enter for judging, for exhibit, and for sale to the Peninsula Art Academy. 1600 West Mill Street. No submissions will be accepted after 5 pm. Artists are invited to enjoy wine and cheese and camaraderie during the drop off time.
Finished works must be framed, with picture hanging wire attached. For your convenience, reasonably priced framing options will be available at Peninsula Art Academy when entries are dropped off. Judging and hanging of the exhibition will take place during the week of June 21st.
The show will open July 2 in conjunction with the second week of the Boston Mills ArtFest Artists will be notified via email as to the winning entries.
Pick Up of Art: Pick up of artwork will be on July 26 from 11 am – 5 pm; other arrangements may be made by calling 330-657-2248.
Where: Peninsula Art Academy, 1600 West Mill Street, Peninsula, Ohio 44264-171 Parking is in front of the building and behind Elements Gallery, directly across the street, and in the CVNP parking lots farther down Mill Street.
Press: Press releases will be emailed to area contacts. Include on a separate sheet any email addresses you would like us to include in our press list. Also, on a separate sheet, please list any email addresses you would like to receive an email invitation to the exhibit.
Contact: For additional information contact PAA 330-657-2248.
for more info please call 330-657-2248 or

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Member News

Bernie D'Ettorre is in the Lakewood Art League's May Show held in the Lakewood Hospital Atrium for the month of May. Karen Martin is also showing her work.

The reception will be held May 3 at 2:00pm

See last years show here

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Artist Reception Images of Peru

Landscape and Culture: Machu Picchu, Historic Cusco, Ballestas Islands, Rural Villages, Native American Markets, Folkloric Music, Spectacular Landscapes of Desert and Mountains, Lima and Nasca, Wonderful People

A new Art Reflections Photography Exhibit May 8-July 31, 2009 at

Robinson Memorial Hospital
Main Lobby
6847 N. Chestnut Street, Ravenna
Artist’s Reception: Friday May 8, 2009
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The photo exhibit represents both student and instructor images from a recent photographic geography trip to Peru in Latin America sponsored by Kent State University’s Geography Department and led by Dr John Allensworth, Latin American Specialist, Kathie Lentz, Photographer, and Dr. Frank Erickson, Professor Emeritus at KSU. All the photographers enjoyed the rich cultural experience that South America affords and this show reflects all those differing interests and viewpoints.

The public is always welcome on these yearly trips and information will be available at the reception about the spring 2010 trip. The photo exhibit will be on display at Robinson Memorial Hospital’s Main Lobby through July. Most photographs are available for purchase directly from the photographers.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Whiskey Painters Of America

Membership in Whiskey Painters of America,and international club, is limited to 150 people. The club dates back to the early 1950s, to a bar in NYC where Joe Ferriot of Akron (using an Anacin box pallet) dipped his shortened brush into his martini. Thus was born the first whiskey painting.

The 27th annual Whiskey Painters of America show at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center during April included 229 paintings by 35 artists. The little 4x5" pictures are of water media with a little spirits in the water and probably in the artist.

Nine HSA members had paintings in in the show. They are Harriet Elson, Ann Kah, Sally Heston, Kitty Waybright, Cathy Welner, Barbara Zohn, John Bender, Barney Cole and Hilary Sheeter.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Open Mike Night

BluesNite – April 25, 2009. Jam and Open Mike at Peninsula Art Academy –every fourth Saturday from 7-11pm (or later!) Walk-ins welcome, no charge. An informal open mike jam for all levels of musicians interested in playing and learning the blues. Bring your equipment (electric and/or acoustic instruments: guitars, harps, bass, etc) and join in, or sit back, bring your own food and drink, or something to share it you like, browse the gallery exhibits and enjoy the music. In collaboration with local musician Matt Lerner and their friends from
The PAA is located in Peninsula, behind the Winking Lizard

Monday, April 20, 2009

Meeting tonight!

April 20 Mitzi Lai will do an oil demo --- dont miss this one!!

and coming up soon:

May 4 Judy Carducci will do a pastel demo

May 18 Critique with Tan Gillespie

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Library Programs

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will be presenting a spring series of art programs.
On April 21, The Executive Director of the Canton Museum of Art, M. J. Albacete, will discuss the artifacts found in Tomb of Tutankhamen. Albacete’s slide show will follow archaeologist Howard Carter “from the exciting moment of discovery through the removal and conservation of many items found in Tut’s tomb.” He has made several visits to Egypt and will show the most important artifacts discovered in addition to bringing a model of the tomb. This program is made possible with the help of a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council.

The last program in the series is on May 5 and features the Master Paintings of the Butler Institute of American Art of Youngstown. The Butler collection includes works from four centuries of art from Master Artists such as Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, John Sloan, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jacob Lawrence.

Programs begin at 7 p.m. and are free. No registration is required. Questions may be directed to the Reference Desk at 330/653-6658 x 1010, or visiting our web site at

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

MD Garage Opens this Weekend

Spring must be here! The MD Garage is opens this weekend. The co-op gallery hours are 10:00am - 4:00pm every Saturday and Sunday. So many HSA members also show their work at the MD Garage... stop by and visit!

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Art Show in Reminderville

The Third Annual Art Show opened tonight at the municipal building on Glenwillow in Reminderville. Hudson Society of Artists members Lucy Karslake and Kathleen Harrington have work in the show.
Here Kathleen is with her painting "The Landmark Tree"
and Lucy Karslake poses with her Special Merit Award painting.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Lori Hess Demo

Tonight we had a wonderful watercolor demo by local artist Lori Hess. Lori, who has studied with many accomplished artists showed us a technique for doing an underpainting that she learned from Judy Betts.
You may remember Lori's entry in the Mid Winter show of elephants. That piece used the underpainting style that she demostrated tonight.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Things You Should Know

The newsletter will be published in a few days…. It’s not too late to send me your news.

The Mid-Winter Show closes this week. Please pick up your art this Saturday, April 28th

Photographers take note of this contest by the National Wildlife Federation….
Information here

Summit ArtSpace Events:

April 18: 1-3pm People & Pets From Photos To Art

June 26 - Aug 1
Plein Air Exhibition including work by Ann Kah

Start planning for the Clothesline Art Show – the show hangs June 18th – 20th

Monday, March 23, 2009

Art at Hudson Library

Beginning on Tuesday, March 31, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will be presenting a spring series of art programs. The art of the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) will be featured when Megan Lykins, Director of Education and Associate Curator will show highlights of the museum’s current exhibit, “Superlight”.

Reich says Superlight is an exhibition of outstanding work by artists from around the world working at the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture. “Using humor and popular culture, their art addresses such critical issues as the effects of a global economy, climate change, psychological warfare, environmental degradation, and colonialism.” Ranging from video installations to a luminous environment of activated found objects, the art is passionate and critical without being heavy or polemical, serious and "superlight" at the same time.

On April 21, The Executive Director of the Canton Museum of Art, M. J. Albacete, will discuss the artifacts found in Tomb of Tutankhamen. Albacete’s slide show will follow archaeologist Howard Carter “from the exciting moment of discovery through the removal and conservation of many items found in Tut’s tomb.” He has made several visits to Egypt and will show the most important artifacts discovered in addition to bringing a model of the tomb. This program is made possible with the help of a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council.

The last program in the series is on May 5 and features the Master Paintings of the Butler Institute of American Art of Youngstown. The Butler collection includes works from four centuries of art from Master Artists such as Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, John Sloan, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jacob Lawrence.

All three programs begin at 7 p.m. and are free. No registration is required. Questions may be directed to the Reference Desk at 330/653-6658 x 1010, or visiting our web site at

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Gloss Blowing

Heres a link to a video of Bob the Glassblower at the Peninsula Art Acaemy. The PAA is a great venue for all artists- Bob's work is so beautiful. There's a number of weavers and potters and painters all showing their crafts.

If you are visiting the area the Academy is behind the Winking Lizard - one block north of Rt 303

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Akron Art Happenings

Juried Student Exhibition
Art of students from the University of Akron.
March 14-April 18
Public Opening

Fri March 13, 5-7pm


Opportunities for Artists
March 2009

Tallmadge Community Expo. Offering Space for Artisans

April 4 10:00am-4:00pm

The Talmadge Community Expo. is offering space for artist vendors to
display their work at their one-day community wide event held on April
4. Held at the Talmadge Recreation Center, the event allows exhibitors
to showcase their merchandise, services and programs. For more
information please contact Mary Cea at 330-618-7770 or


New Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator Position

Filled at Summit Artspace

Susan Yatsu has taken on the position of Volunteer Coordinator of Summit
Artspace. Summit Artspace is excited to have Susan organizing and
coordinating the people volunteering at the gallery. For more
information on volunteering at Summit Artspace contact Susan Yatsu at
330-869-5318 or


New Face at Summit Artspace

New Office Manager Hired

Rachael Hinton has been hired as the new Office Manager for the Akron
Area Arts Alliance. She is an added liaison to Summit Artspace and
plans to help out in anyway. Rachael is from Oklahoma and has lived in
Akron for the past eleven years. For more information regarding the
Akron Area Arts Alliance or Summit Artspace feel free to contact Rachael
Hinton at 330-376-8480 or


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Odds and Ends

A big thank you to Linda for a great demo Monday night.

Remember April 6th Lori Hess will be our guest speaker.

Those of you who were at the meeting got your membership directory. I will have the rest in the mail this week so be on the look out for it.

I posted the link to the Reminderville Show on the left.

The MD Garage opens next month! Interested? Call Sally Heston or Anne Kah.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Cherish the Whites

Linda Hutchison demonstrated th art of painting a shape, focusing on lost and hard edges, textures and saving and cherishing the whites.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Winners from the Members MidWinter Art Show

And the winners are...


Harriet Elson,
"Family Gathering", watercolor

Judith Carducci,
"Deadly Doll", pastel


Ann Kah,
"The Young Explorers", watercolor


Jan Noden,
"Hide and Seek", collage


Lori Hess, "Jersey Girls", watercolor

Berthran McCoy, "God Loved His Son For Us To Love", enamel/acrylic

Judy Pinkard, "Shack at Honey Horn", watercolor

Barrett Taylor, "Road to Navarre", watercolor

Kitty Waybright, "Shay #11 Wheels", oil

Nancy Woods, "Solitary Pear", watercolor

Barbara Zohn, "Pilgrimage 1", watercolor

Congratulations to all the entrants and especially to the winners. And many thanks to our wonderful juror, Robert Putka.

The show is outstanding -- one of the best yet. It really shows off the talents of our local artists.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Show Opening!

thanks to Janet and all who helped make this a great show! If you have more photos please send them to Kathy Harrington and she will post them here.