Friday, April 16, 2010

Upcoming Meetings

April 19th: Chuck Bascham will demo Watercolor w/pastels
May 3rd: Judy Geiser will off a Critique at Hudson High school ( NOTE - there is voting at Barlow Community Center so we had to move location -

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Judy does a wonderful service in offering a critique of our work. I recently saw an article on a web based art site on how to 'survive' a critique that you might enjoy.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Reminderville Art Show

Tonight was the opening of the Reminderville Art Show
The show included sculpture, drawing, wood carving, painting and collage. HSA members brough two awards back to Hudson.
Kathleen Harrington won Best Acrylic Painting for her piece "Flamingos" and Lucy Karslake won a Special Merit Award for her pen and ink drawing "Klinger Gate".

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Call for Art


Seeing Green:

Creating Art in an Era of Sustainability

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, a nonprofit visual arts organization dedicated to preserving the art and art history of Ohio and its artists, invites all interested local artists to submit original art entries for its upcoming exhibition, “Seeing Green: Creating Art in an Era of Sustainability”. The show, to be held June 11, 2010 through July 16, 2010 at the Artists Archives, has two principal goals: 1) Create awareness among Cleveland artists about sustainable art practices and possibilities so they may create art using ecologically responsible materials, processes, and techniques and infuse their artwork with environmental concepts and, 2) Promote a wider public understanding of green artistic practices and ecological responsibility and sustainability as it relates to the visual arts.

Through the exhibition, the AAWR hopes to heighten awareness of environmental issues surrounding art and encourage the use of alternative, more earth friendly “greener” methods to art creation. Accordingly, submissions must address the theme of environmentalism and sustainability in one of two ways: a) artworks must be created using non-toxic materials, reclaimed, recycled, or otherwise ecologically sound materials and/or processes, OR conventionally created artwork should thematically focus on environmentalism and sustainability as it relates to the visual arts. In short, the AAWR is calling out to all artists in our area to display artwork in the AAWR gallery of which the earth will be proud.


Entry Due Date: Saturday, May 8, 2010 no later than 4:00 p.m.

Any entries submitted past this time will not be considered.

Participation Rules:

1. Electronic submission of the application form and images is preferred; however, paper entry forms and CDs will be accepted but are non-returnable. Electronic applications should be sent via email to with “GREEN SHOW” in the subject line. Images can be in BMP, TIFF, JPG, or PDF. Any submissions of slides or hard copy images will not be considered.

Please identify your work and name on each submission.

2. Artists may submit up to three (3) artworks for consideration.

3. Artists should include a detailed statement for each submission describing materials and processes employed and its relevance to sustainability.

4. This juried exhibition will feature a single winner who will receive an honorarium.

5. Show entry is free to members of the AAWR; non-members are required to include a nonrefundable $15 entry fee with their application. Payments can be made using the Pay Pal option on the AAWR website, by phone with a credit card, or a check with an entry form via U.S. Mail.

6. All artwork entered must reflect or encompass the concepts and/or qualifications stated at the top of the page. All work must be original creations.

7. Exhibited art must be for sale; the AAWR will retain a 40% commission if sold.

8. Application does not guarantee acceptance into the show. Invitees will be notified by May 15, 2010.

9. Artists are encouraged to be present at the opening reception on Friday, June 11, 2010 to explain their art and processes to visitors

10.Artists are responsible for packing, shipping, insurance costs, handling expenses and risk of loss or damage incurred in the delivery of artworks to and from the Artists Archives gallery.

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland, OH 44106 ● Phone: 216-721-9020

For more information visit our website at or

contact The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve at 216-721-9020 or via email at

AAWR Seeing Green: Creating Art in an Era of Sustainability is sponsored by:

The George Gund Foundation

Other AAWR programs are supported by:

The Bernice and David E. Davis Art Foundation, The Ohio Arts Council, The John P. Murphy Foundation, The Kelvin and

Eleanor Smith Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and The George Gund Foundation.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Demo by Jean Deemer

Monday night we had a collage demo by local artist Jean Deemer. She explained her process in creating the beautiful papers she uses in her nature inspired collages. Jean answered all technical questions and freely gave advice to the group.