Friday, December 21, 2012

Programs for January 2013

January 7: Jerry Zelinskas will lead a critique. Members are encouraged to bring 2 artworks for the critique.

January 21: Nina Robishaw will do a watercolor demo.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Rob Crombie's Paintings - Video Slideshow

Rob Crombie posted a video slideshow of his paintings from the past 2-3 years. Enjoy...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ann Kah's Exhibit in Oberlin

I have a show at Kendal at Oberlin with 30 paintings, most of them oils, most of them plein air. The show will hang until mid January, and there will be a reception on December 14 (Friday) from 4:30 to 5:30.

Stop in if you're in the area. There are also another couple of smaller shows in other corridors.

Friday, December 07, 2012

News from Shannon Casey

I will be in a group show, "Something Different", at Beachwood Public Library in December. The opening reception is Sunday, Dec. 9 from 2-4pm. The show will be up through Dec. 27 and will feature Eric Alleman, stencils; Cari Miller, repurposed art; Mike Cargile, montage collages and Shannon Casey, figurative paintings.

I will also be doing charcoal portraits from 11am-5pm at Peninsula Art Academy as part of the village's holiday gathering and have a number of small paintings for sale in the "Holiday Shop."

Friday, November 30, 2012

Holiday Painting Show and Sale 2012

Hudson Society of Artists presents its annual Holiday Painting Show and Sale. Artists from the group will have artwork for display and sale.

Looking for a unique gift for the holidays? Stop on out; you're sure to find something wonderful.

December 1, 2012 – January 5, 2013
Laurel Lake Retirement Community
200 Laurel Lake Road, Hudson, OH  44236
Get a map and directions

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

News from Judy Pinckard

Judy has 2 pieces in the 41st Annual Juried Show at the Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls. Opening night was November 2, and the exhibit runs through Thursday, December 13.

Also of interest in the show is a painting of Rob Crombie done by Judy Takacs.

It can be seen at

Saturday, November 24, 2012

News from Kathleen Harrington

This month I am the artist showing work at the Gallery at the Hudson Library. I hung 24 paintings there and they will be on display for the month of November.

I currently have two pieces in the 28th Annual Exhibition Miniature Art 2012 sponsored by The Council for the Arts of Chambersburg, PA. The opening of this show was the same evening as the Ohio Collage Society Member’s Exhibit at Studio 2091 in Cuyahoga Falls where I was exhibiting a collage. There were so many wonderful entries at the Collage Show from Ohio artists!

And on that same evening there was the opening reception of the Chagrin Valley Art Center 41st Annual Juried Art Exhibit. 93 pieces were accepted from the 300 entries and I’m thrilled that my painting “Quiet Evening” was included.

The Fall Members Show of the Women’s Art League of Akron is at the Brecksville Center for the Arts Nov 5 – Dec 21 and I am showing two florals there.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

News from Ann Kah

Sue Birgeles and Ann Kah went to Athens, Ohio In September for a weekend paint-out and competition. The sponsor was OPAS, the Ohio Plein Air Society, and artists attended from all over Ohio and several other states. Ann Kah received an Honorable Mention in the competition, and Sue Birgeles took part in the "quick-draw", completing a painting in an hour. OPAS sponsors painting get-togethers every month around Ohio, as well as the annual competition.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

News from Judy Carducci

North Light Books has just published a handsome new book, "Strokes of Genius 4: the Best of Drawing, Exploring Line." Several of us area artists are in it: Tricia Kamen, Mitzi Lai, John Smolko, and me. It's an interesting and varied collection, beautifully presented.

I will not be teaching in France in 2013, but will be back there at the same gorgeous place for the full ten days July 28 thru August 6 (leaving Aug. 7), 2014. So that gives people who have wanted to take advantage of this opportunity almost two years to plan. The Domaine du Haut Baran has expressed the intention of celebrating my 80th year at that time. I have just returned from this year's workshop there; images of my paintings will be on my web site as soon as we have enough light to photograph them.

for those of you who have always wanted to see Greece and to do it in comfort, style and with artists, I will be teaching a 10-day plein air and cultural workshop in Athens, Delphi, Mycenae, Napthlio, and Sounion, May 13-22, 2013. We will be staying at wonderful lodgings, with a Greek guide, and painting in breathtakingly inspiring spots.

Old San Juan, PUERTO RICO:
For those of you who would like exotic warmth nearby and near the end of a cold long winter, come to my workshop in Old San Juan, February 3-9, 2013. See the article, "Plein Air Paradise," in the last Workshop Issue of American Artist, about my workshop there last December.

My paintings from prior trips are on my web site, For details and to enroll in upcoming workshops, go to

Monday, November 12, 2012

Linda Hutchinson - Demo - Nov. 19

Linda will treat us to a demo of her wonderful figure drawings and how they relate to finished artwork.

For examples of her recent work, visit .

The program will begin at 7:30 at the Barlow Community Center, 41 S. Oviatt Street, Hudson OH 44236. Get a map and directions.

Admission is free and open to the public. Please feel free to join us!

UPDATE 1/19/2013: Linda has completed the painting that she demo'd for us. Visit her blog to see the finished painting and story:

Saturday, November 03, 2012

No Meeting on Nov. 5

Hudson Society of Artists will NOT have a meeting on Monday, Nov. 5.

Our next program will be on Nov. 19, with a demo by Linda Hutchinson.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Demo by Barb Zimmerman

Join us on Monday, October 15, as Barb Zimmerman leads us through a demo of her unique technique that combines acrylic painting and collage. You can see more of her work at

This is sure to be a treat - Barb is well known in this area and has won many awards for her work. Mark your calendars now.

The demo will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Barlow Community Center on S. Oviatt Street in Hudson, Ohio. Admission is free and open to the public.

Get a map.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

News from Deanna Clucas

Deanna continued teaching Truly Beginning Watercolor classes through July. Classes begin again in September at Brecksville Center for the Arts. Intermediate classes will also begin at Richfield Recreation Center in September following her trip to France for a painting workshop with Fred Graff.

Her one-woman show at Akron Woman’s City Club’s Gallery 732 which ended August 30 was a huge success.

She participated in the first fundraiser for the GriefCare Place of Stow at the Portage Country Club. The event was an art auction and sale to benefit the organization which offers care and grief support services.

Her list of art shows includes the WITAN French Market, Medina’s Art in the Park, Akron Arts Expo, Hudson Art on the Green, and Ohio Mart. And then there were also CVAC Members All Media Show, the annual Plein Air Painting Competition as well as River Days Plein Air Painting in Munroe Falls where she met the mayor while painting at Brust Park.

She also showed in Ohio Watercolor Society Regional Show at CVAC.

Just got word that her painting “Reflections” will be at the Millworks Gallery for the Akron Art Prize Competition sponsored by the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation and the Downtown Akron Partnership. Big prize money for the winners will be determined by texts submitted by the public.

Although it has been a busy year, she is looking forward to her presidential duties for both the Women’s Art League and the Medina County Art League.

Monday, October 08, 2012

News from Nina Robishaw

I am presenting my watercolor paintings in The Hudson Art on the Green show and The Kent Art in the Park show this year. I teach watercolor painting once a week to the ladies at The Rockynol Retirement Community, and I am an adjunct professor for Kent State University Art Dept where I supervise student art teachers during their elementary and secondary internship assignments. I attended the workshops of Jan Mettee at HSA, Cathy Welner at Cliffside Museum in Hinckley this year, and I have reserved a spot at Cliffside for Alvaro Castagnet's workshop next year. Aside from regularly painting at home, that's about it!

Saturday, October 06, 2012

News from Sally Heston

I have had paintings accepted into three juried regional art shows that will be held later this fall. One in the Ohio Watercolor Society show to be held in Columbus from Nov. 1- Jan. 13 at the Riffe Gallery. Another in the 66th Annual Pittsburgh Aqueous Open show to be held at the Third Street Gallery in Carnegie, PA from Oct. 6- Nov. 3.

And also, one in the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's 33rd Annual Juried Show to be held at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, PA from Nov. 2- Feb. 3.

Finally, I will also be sending several Whiskey Paintings to the Zimmerman Gallery in Augusta, GA for our annual WPA fall exhibit there. Honestly, it never rains but it pours!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

The Gallery at Hudson Library

The gallery at the Hudson Library is always happy to put HSA members on the list to display their work. Most shows hang for two months. If you are interested contact Sue Kissack at 330 650 4693, or 330 650 1634, or .

We are currently booked through February of 2014, but appreciate anyone willing to fill in, in case of a cancellation.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

News from Judy Carducci

In October I will teach a plein air workshop for the 8th time in southern France - during the grape harvest. There is still room in the workshop, and this may be my last workshop there, so anybody who wants to take advantage of a Carducci workshop in a beautiful part of France, and see the original cave paintings nearby: this is your chance!

Some of us are going from France to Barcelona to paint for a few days before coming home.

In November and also February I'll be teaching a plein air workshop in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

NOTE: in the current Workshop issue of American Artist magazine there is a 6-page article, "Plein Air Paradise," about my workshop in Old San Juan last December.

Get details from Judy's website:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pastel Portrait Demo by Judy Carducci

On October 1, Judy Carducci will treat us to a pastel portrait painting demo. The program starts 7:30 p.m. at Barlow Community Center on Oviatt St., south of Streetsboro St.

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

To see more of Judy's work visit

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Monday, September 24, 2012

National Collage Society Exhibit at Kent State University

The first exhibit featuring NCS signature members is in the Kent State University School of Art's Michener Gallery. Author James A. Michener donated the proceeds from his book about Kent State University events surrounding May 4, 1970 for the Art Building to start a collection. The Michener Gallery is where the School of Art Collection is displayed. NCS Signature members have donated 45 collages to a new teaching collection. Fifteen of these pieces are on display in the Michener Gallery until October 19, 2012. This gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the KSU Library on Summit Street, Kent, Ohio.

The artists featured in this current show are: Alexander Aitken, Lynda Andrus, Gretchen Bierbaum, Carol Brody, Lisa Collado, Jean Deemer, Grace Fishenfeld, Steven Goff, Carol Hilgemann, Janet Lewis, Susan Muir, Carol Staub, Jonathan Talbot, Will Ursprung and Pierre Jean Varet.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Watercolor Workshop with Cathy Welner and Bob Moyer

Cathy Welner and Bob Moyer are co-presenting a fall watercolor workshop to be held in Zoar, Ohio on Oct 11-13, 2012. The cost for the 3-day workshop is $150. For additional information please call Cathy at 330 659 0810 or Bob at 440 356 0592.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Fall 2012 Program Schedule

Our upcoming programs for this fall are really a treat. All of these folks are outstanding artists and demonstrators; each program will be truly something not to miss.

Sept 17:  Jack Liberman, oil painting demo

Oct 1:  Judy Carducci, pastel portrait

Oct 15:  Barb Zimmerman, acrylic painting on collage background

Nov 19:  Linda Hutchinson, figure drawing as finished art

Dec 3:  HSA holiday dinner (begins at 7:00 p.m.)

Hudson Society of Artists programs are free and open to the public. They are held on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m.and last till about 9:30.

They are held at the Barlow Community Center, 41 S. Oviatt St., Hudson, OH, 44236. Get a map and directions.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Art on the Green, 2012, Award Winners

Art on the Green 2012 was a huge success - beautiful weather with plenty of sun and no rain, an endless number of attendees, and artists who just keep getting better and better.

This year's juror was Bob Moyer, a freelance commercial illustrator and watercolor teacher. An award-winning artist himself, he took on the task of choosing this year's award winners.

This year's awards go to:

Best of Show: Barbara Zimmerman (watercolor)

First Place: Mike Guyot (watercolor)

2nd Place: Daniel Powers (photography)

3rd Place: Michael Winston (pencil)

Eight artists were awarded honorable mention:

Kevin White (computer art)
Faith Wickey (glass)
Marily Fredenberg (fiber)
Bernie D'Ettore (watercolor)
Joel Rogers (acrylic)
Barney Cole (watercolor)
Jack Valentine (sculpture)
Don Marksz (jewelry)

Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you for making this show the best yet.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Art on the Green, 2012

The sun is out, the temperatures are warm, and the calendar has flipped to August. That can only mean one thing:

It's time for Art on the Green!

Our annual Art on the Green show features 160 artists from around the country, all settled into booths lining the scenic South Green in Hudson, Ohio. Look for us at the intersection of Rt. 91 and Ravenna Road.

You'll find your favorites as well as unique newcomers exhibiting jewelry, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, wearable art, glass work, and much more.

Show Dates and Hours:
Saturday, August 25, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, August 26, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Admission is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!

Download a list of the artists and a map of the booths (PDF).

Join our event on Facebook!

Monday, June 04, 2012

Portrait of James Ellsworth

Have you seen this elegant gentleman around Hudson lately? He is a famous Hudson resident, whose portrait currently resides outside Hattie's Cafe along Clinton Street in the center of town.

James Ellsworth was an influential resident of Hudson in the late 1800's and early 1900's, who helped restore the town after a series of fires and economic problems had left Hudson in serious trouble.

His life-size and life-like portrait has been donated by the Hudson Society of Artists to grace our downtown. The artists who painted and installed the artwork - Lucy Karslake, Paul Adams, and Shannon Casey - donated their time for several months to research the subject, prepare sketches, work with the building's owner and the Hudson Architectural Review board, plus do the actual painting.

The artists used a style called "trompe l'oeil", meaning "fool the eye". Paintings in this style are very realistic, giving the illusion of three-dimensional space.

The painting was done on outdoor signboard material with acrylic paint and then sealed with acrylic varnish. It was installed over an old boarded-up doorway that was one of the first sights visitors saw coming into town. Now, Mr. Ellsworth is waiting to greet them.

When you're in Hudson, stop by Hattie's Cafe for a snack, browse the gift shop, then pop around the corner and give a wave to Mr. Ellsworth. 

Click the map below for directions to Hattie's Cafe at the corner of North Main Street and Clinton Street:

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Clothesline Art Show, June 2012

Hudson Society of Artists will host its 49th annual Clothesline Art Show in conjunction with the Hudson Home and Garden Tour on June 14-15.

The Clothesline Art Show will feature a wide variety of small original artwork created by HSA members. Paintings will include original watercolors along with some oils, acrylics and drawings. Pieces are unframed, matted and wrapped in protective plastic. Approximately 250 pieces will be on display for sale, ranging from about $15 to $200. In addition, visitors can also watch an artist demo by HSA president Lucy Karslake.

The show runs:

Thursday and Friday
June 14-15
10 a.m.  to 5 p.m. 

Visit the Clothesline Art Show at the Hudson Middle School, 77 N. Oviatt St., also the site of the Hudson Garden Club’s Garden Shop and Tea Room. The Clothesline Art Show is free and open to the public.

At the first show in 1963, students of Hudson artist Lowell E. Smith hung their paintings from a clothesline on a porch on Division Street. Today, the clothespins are clipped to aluminum panels but the spirit of the show continues.

Ten percent of the proceeds from the Clothesline Art Show and other annual shows that the group sponsors benefit HSA’s scholarship fund, the Lowell Smith/Margaret Roby Memorial Scholarship. Each year the award is presented to a senior Hudson High School art student.

Get a map to Hudson Middle School.

Join our event on Facebook

Visit the Hudson Society of Artists website for more information about our group.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Exhibit at the Morgan Foundation

The Hudson Society of Artists presents an exhibit of original artwork at the Margaret Clark Morgan Building.

The Morgan Building has a terrific gallery space, where 10 of us from Hudson Society of Artists will have original paintings on display. The exhibit will be on display from April 3 -  June 19, 2012 during normal business hours.

Join us for a reception on Tuesday, April 3, from 3:30 – 6:30.

10 W. Streetsboro St.
Hudson, OH 44236

Get directions.

Learn more about the Foundation and their mission.

Included in the exhibit is artwork by:

Lucy Karslake
Paul Adams
Karen Koch
Gretchen Bierbaun
Denise Daughterty
Deanna Clucas
Sue Birgeles
Shannon Casey
Evie Martindale
Maggie McGrainor

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

March Members Show 2012

This year’s Hudson Society of Artists March Members Show is once again an excellent exhibit. We had 32 members submit 56 pieces.

The opening reception is Saturday, March 10, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m at Laurel Lake Retirement Center, 200 Laurel Lake Road in Hudson, OH. The show will remain up through March 31, so don’t miss it.

We would like to extend a special thank you to our Juror, Tom Armbruster, who donated his time and expertise to judge these awards.

Best of Show – Ann Emmit – “Salt Marsh Sunset"
First Place – Jane DiLullo – “Waiting for Spring”
Second Place – Karla Bedard - “Trail Ride”
Third Place – Jean Beatty – “All that Jazz in Stow”

Merit Awards:
John Bender – “Autumn Blaze”
Gale Haller – “Naturals”
Ann Ferguson Kah – “Seven-Thirty”
Lucy Karslake – “Father’s 1936 Ford”
Jan Noden – “Woodland Vines”
Barbara Zohn – “A Maine Locale”


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Call for Entries: Art on the Green 2012

The Hudson Society of Artists is pleased to announce its 32nd Annual Art On the Green. This year's show will be held outdoors on the South Green of beautiful historic Hudson, Ohio (located at the Corner of Rt. 91 and Ravenna Road just south of Rt. 303). The show features many favorite artists from around the country, as well some exciting new talent.

Show Dates and Hours:
Saturday, August 25 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, August 26 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Get a map of Hudson Ohio.

The application process is entirely online. Printed applications and slides are no longer accepted.

Begin the online application process here:

Entries will be accepted on or before April 1, 2012. Entries submitted after the cut-off date will not be accepted.