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