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.