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, askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or visiting our web site at www.hudsonlibrary.org.

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 syatsu5@yahoo.com.


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 akronareaarts@sbcglobal.net.


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.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

March 16 Meeting

Linda Hutchinson
"Apples to Oranges"
Watercolor workshop

Participants are to bring:
watercolor materials
small sheets of watercolor paper (8x8 or so)
one apple
one orange

If you prefer not to use watercolor, please bring drawing materials.

We will be working in a freer yin-type way of drawing trying to overcome the notion of "perfection".


Friday, March 06, 2009

Upcoming HSA Meetings

3/16 Linda Huchenson - "Apples to Oranges" - a mini workshop on using a free-er
yin –type way of working, trying to overcome the notion of perfection. Bring
watercolor materials, small sheets of watercolor paper, one apple and one
orange. If you aren’t a watercolorist bring drawing materials.

4/6 Lori Hess will do a watercolor demo.

4/20 Mitzi Lai will do an oil demo.

5/5 Judy Carducci will do a pastel demo. She will do either a portrait or a
still life. If you have a preference, email me.(sbirg6635@roadrunner.com)

5/19 critique -- critique-er as yet not committed.

Weekend Happenings and Other News

PAA - papermaking demo with Cathy Manus Gray, Saturday, March 7, 2009 from 1-3 p.m. http://www.cathyatherbangardens.com Cathy will show the basics of sheet forming, ideas for inclusions, blending your own pulp and how to turn your paper into a card. Transform recycled paper into beautiful, festive note cards. www.peninsulaartacademy.com or call 330-657-2248.

Peninsula Art Academy Student/Faculty Show. This show includes all works created at, or as the result of, a class or workshop at Peninsula Art Academy. Show runs February 28, 2009 thru March 28, 2009. Show Hours: 11am to 5pm, Thursday thru Sunday and when Studio Artists are present or classes are held. Call PAA for special tours or appointments.

Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce - Cabin Fever is March 6, 7, 8 and March 13, 14, 15 - two weekends! It includes restaurants, antique shops, locally-owned shops, art galleries, historical societies and museums in Hinckley, Richfield and Peninsula!!! www.explorepeninsulaartacademy.com

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Weekend Happenings and Other News

IT'S TRUE! FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, The Log Cabin Gallery www.thelogcabingallery.com will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11 am until 5 pm March 6, 7, 8 and March 13, 14, 15 for a Cabin Fever Reliever Exhibit.

Join the 12 local artists for INVENTORY REDUCTION SALES and a preview of what's instore for 2009! Greenfield Berry Farm will also have honey and lip balm for sale. Stop by a enjoy a cookie by Margie.

Check out the CABIN FEVER TOUR up and down Route 303 in Hinckley, Richfield and Peninsula during these two weekends. Go to www.explorepeninsula.com and click on Cabin Fever Tour for more information.

COG (Creative Opportunity Grant) application deadline is April 17. Application is attached. Questions? Contact Nancy Richards-Davis, nrdavis284@earthlink.net 330-825-2308

The Artists of Rubber City 19th Annual Juried Show will be exhibited at Mocha Maiden Gallery in June this year due to a scheduling conflict. Applications are not yet available, but you can mark the following dates on your calendar: Sunday, May 31 – intake, Saturday, June 6 – opening reception.

AoRC on Facebook A new Artists of Rubber City web site is being planned. In the meantime AoRC has a Facebook page. Either enter Artists of Rubber City in the search at www.facebook.com or use the following link


You can check for news, add your own and communicate with other members!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Its a Small World

What a great show and tell meeting we had last night. There was such a variety of styles and techniques of small format work and it was all terrific.

A big welcome to our guests and new members. Looking forward to seeing you on the 16th

I received a lot of questions about selling on ebay. My listings can be seen here
Please send me an email if you would like more information about selling on the internet.

Monday, March 02, 2009


Pocket Art: ACTs and ACEOs
Kathleen Harrington

Over the past 18 months I have devoted a lot of my painting time to the creation of Pocket Art. This term refers to work 2.5 x 3.5”. Painting in this very small format can be challenging but it is always rewarding.

ATCs Artist Trading Cards are small playing card sized works of art that were meant to be traded with other artists. During the Impressionist Age artists traded art cards among themselves to study each other's style and techniques. They also traded or sold the art cards for supplies, food and lodging. Among certain art and crafts movements, ATCs are about exchanging art without exchanging money, and without interference of the business side of the art world. Artists trade their cards in face-to-face trading sessions as well as via mail.

ACEOs While artists were happily trading cards, group of artists realized there was a market for these miniature art works and quickly made their cards available for sale at remarkably low prices. Art Cards Editions and Original, or ACEOs for short, debuted and quickly became a worldwide success. Cards are sold either as originals or editions. If it is a print it should say so, and it should be numbered and signed, usually on the back. The largest venue for buying and selling ACEOs is eBay.There are just three basic guidelines to define the ACEO art form:

1.The size of an ACEO should be 2.5” x 3.5”. This uniform standard size, is widely recognized by collectors. Any sizes larger or smaller would not qualify as ACEOs.

2.All work must adhere to basic Copyright Law. This was very important to the founding artists, who understand the importance of respecting and acknowledging original work.

3.There are no other rules.

Artists have complete freedom in making creative decisions, such as the subject of the ACEO, or the materials used in its creation.
Artists from all over the world are creating, and now selling these little gems in different mediums and of different subjects. Supply stores are beginning to stock specialized materials that help artists create and showcase them. Perhaps most significantly, art critics are beginning to take notice of these small yet exquisite works of art.

Pocket Art is highly collectible and addictive. As an artist I find I can experiment with different art forms, use ACEOs as a study for larger works and afford to use better quality materials since the support area is so small. I can get instant feedback from my eBay auctions, increase patronage and meet great folks from around the world. I invite other artists to give it a try!

Some links~






This is also a great reference book: