Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 Program Schedule

2012 starts off right away on January 2 with a much-anticipated watercolor demo by Hilary Sheeter. Come watch as he demonstrates his unique technique.

The rest of 2012 continues with an outstanding line-up of programs. All programs are held on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the Barlow Community Center, unless otherwise noted. Programs are free and open to the public. Please join us and bring a friend!

Jan. 2: Hilary Sheeter. Our own Hilary Sheeter will do a watercolor demo. 

Jan. 16: John Smolko, colored pencil demo, 

Feb. 6 : Carol Klingel, creativity workshop, 

Feb. 20 : Barb Zohn, acrylic demo 

March 5 : Mitzi Lai, Chinese watercolor demo, 

March 19: Jack Mulhollen, watercolor demo, 

April 2 : Dino Massaroni, oil painting demo, 

April 16: Jan Mettee, watercolor demo 

May 7: Critique. Members may bring 1 or 2 pieces for critique. 

May 21 : Fred Graff, watercolor demo,

Barlow Community Center
41 S. Oviatt Street
Hudson, OH 44236
Get a map and directions

Monday, November 21, 2011

Caricature Demo by Scott Hall

Scott Hall, a well-known caricature artist, gave a demo for us on Nov. 21. What fun! He drew and talked all evening, telling stories about how he got started doing caricatures, how he keeps up his skills, and the tools he uses. He's an entertaining speaker and a wonderful artist.

He graciously drew each person in attendance and sent us home with the drawing as a souvenir.

Visit his website:

Friday, October 07, 2011

We'd Love To Have You Join Us!

It's time to join HSA or renew your annual membership!

Individual memberships are $15Family memberships are $20

With your membership, you get:
  • the newsletter
  • inclusion in the members directory
  • participation in the Holiday Show, Members Show, and Clothesline Show
  • the satisfaction of supporting your local arts group!

Please mail checks payable to Hudson Society of Artists to:

Hudson Society of Artists
P.O. Box 262
Hudson, OH 44236

Include your name, address, phone, and email.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

New OWS Member

We are happy to tell you that a longstanding member of the HSA was recently voted into the Ohio Watercolor Society as a full signature member.
He was honored, along with other new Signature Members, at the Annual OWS Banquet that was associated with the 2011 Ohio Watercolor Society Show. 

This year the show is being held in Zanesville, Ohio from September 17 until November 23.  George has a painting that is being exhibited in the juried watercolor show.  The painting is titled "Clown with Rose"  and is the fourth painting that he has had accepted for showing in the Annual OWS Show in recent years. 

Congratulations George!

Demo: Shirley Ende-Saxe, Monday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.

Shirley is the president of the Ohio Collage Society and a wonderful artist. She will do a demo on collage for the Hudson Society of Artists on Monday evening. Visit Shirley's web site to see samples of her artwork:

Programs are free and open to the public. Please join us, and bring a friend!

Programs are held at the Barlow Community Center, 41 South Oviatt Street in Hudson, OH. Get directions.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Join Us On Facebook!

Hudson Society of Artists is on Facebook! Please join our conversation at:

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Art on the Green, August 27-28, 2011

The 2011 Art on the Green show is off to a fantastic start! Saturday the 27th was a beautiful day - sunny, clear, and comfortable. The gorgeous weather brought out art appreciators in record numbers. Sunday also promises to be another beautiful day.

More than 140 artists are participating in the show this year. Each has been hand-selected for their quality work, and so that the show remains fresh and varied. Even if you've come to the show in past years, you're sure to see something new this time.

The show is held at the southeast corner of Rts 91 & 303 in Hudson. Admission and parking are free. Sunday's hours are from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Clothesline Art Show

A special thianks to Shannon Casey for the fantastic job she did as chairman of the annual Clothesline Art show. The show was held in the Hudson Middle School and proceeds from the sale of our art funds the HSA scholarship.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Nancy Seibert Mixed Media Demo

The work in progress:
Nancy demos her technique in glazing layers of paint

Two finished pieces in the series of water based paintings that Nancy is working on

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Watercolor Demo

A big thanks to Cathy Welner for her great demo!
Here's Cathy with the finished work~

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Governor's Office Art Exhibition

Dear Ohio Artist:

We are contacting you today to tell you about a wonderful exhibition opportunity. Since 1985 the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) has assisted in placing artwork by Ohio artists and Ohio cultural institutions in the Governor’s Residence and throughout the Governor’s offices. Governor John Kasich and his staff have contacted the OAC with the desire to continue this tradition of displaying Ohio artists’ work in the Governor’s office located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts in downtown Columbus.

We are contacting Ohio artists who work in painting, drawing, photography and mixed media for this year’s exhibition. A landscape theme has been selected and the goal of the program is to feature images that represent the various regions of the state. Only two-dimensional work is being considered due to the space limitations within the Governor’s office.

A panel representing the Governor’s office, two museum/gallery directors and a member of the Ohio Arts Council staff will jury the submissions. All works should be available for a one year loan from time of selection. Artists interested in submitting artwork for consideration should complete the attached form and send a disc of images of the available pieces to the address below.

The deadline for submission is April 22, 2011. Please send all information to:

Ken Emerick/Kathy Signorino

Ohio Arts Council

30 E. Broad Street, 33rd Floor

Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414

We hope that you will be interested in participating in this opportunity to highlight the amazing artists and artwork being created in our state to the Governor, members of the Governor’s office, legislators and citizens. If you should have any questions please contact Ken Emerick at


Julie S. Henahan Executive Director

Click here

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Great Internet Art Sites

Looking for some inspiration and new artistic challenges?

Try doing the Daily Painters Workshop Challenge:

or this monthly one

or daily:

or classic:

or literary:

Bad weather got you housebound? Try a Virtual Plein Air using Google maps:

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Collage demo

Here's a photo of our own Gretchen Bierbaum doing a demo at Barlow Community Center on a cold an snowy night.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Meeting Reminder

Feb 21 Gretchen Bierbaum Collage ! Be there - its sure to be a lot of fun!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Medina County Art League

The Medina County Art League is currently holding their members show at the Medina County Library.

Also, they are holding a workshop on April 2 on Zentangles. Check their website for more information.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Sally Gates

A big thanks so Sally Gates for a terrific demo last night!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Art Show in Bath

This is a wonderful show and it includes the work of so many HSA artists. The Bath Church is a wonderful host to this festival of art work. Do try and stop in to see it!

And if you have anyart news that you would like to share let us know!

Monday, January 03, 2011

Dave Cordas Demo

Some of Dave's finished work:
HSA members watch as Dave paints