Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2014 Programs

January 6th..............CANCELLED
January 20th............Jack Mulhollen............Watercolor demo

February 3rd............Paul Adams ...............Watercolor demo
February 17th...........Jim Weckbacher.........Character artist...Sketches of everyone

March 3rd................Critique
March 17th...............Barb Zohn..................Crinkled paper demo

April 7th..................Chris Leeper..............Watercolor demo
April 21st................Sally Heston...............Watercolor demo

May 5th..................No meeting room at Barlow.  Field trip to Cliffside Museum for a painting demo
May 19th................Elinore Korow..............Portrait painting

June 2nd.................HSA banquet (7:00 pm)

Programs are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month; they are free and open to the public. Guests are welcome so bring a friend!

Please join us at the Barlow Community Center, 41 S. Oviatt Street, in Hudson OH at 7:30 PM.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Holiday Show and Sale

Hudson Society of Artists is pleased to invite you to our annual

Holiday Painting Show and Sale
December 7, 2013 – January 4, 2014
Laurel Lake Retirement Community
200 Laurel Lake Road, Hudson, OH 44236

Artwork will be available for sale - consider giving the gift of art this holiday season!

Members may enter 2 original two-dimensional artworks, ready for hanging. The dates and times for dropping off and picking up artwork is:

Saturday, December 7:  11:00 - 2:00, Drop off art work in the meeting room
Saturday, December 7:   2:00 - 3:00, Hang art work
Saturday, January 4:  11:00 - 2:00, Pick up art work

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

December 2: Holiday Dinner

Start the holiday season off right with our annual holiday dinner! This is always a fun, festive evening.

HSA provides the entree. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, plus your own utensils and place setting. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, bring a small gift-wrapped piece of your artwork.

Please note that this event begins at 7PM instead of our usual 7:30.

It will be held at Barlow Community Center, 41 S. Oviatt St. in Hudson.

Monday, November 18, 2013

November 18: Demo by Barb Zimmerman

Our program on November 18, 2013 will be a demo by Barb Zimmerman, as she shows us how she paints animals in watercolor. This is sure to be a real treat!

The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at:

Barlow Community Center
41 S. Oviatt St
Hudson, OH 44236

The evening is free and open to the public. Please join us and bring a friend!

Barb did a wonderful demo for us on the 18th. Here's a photo of her discussing her painting that evening.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Winter at the Cabin Exhibit

The Log Cabin Gallery is always a great place to find unique holiday gifts. Pam Daum has created some exciting new pieces for this show. Plus, she will be gallery sitting Saturday, November 16th. Hope to see you then!

The Log Cabin Gallery
1671 Main Street Peninsula, OH 44264
(In Back Up North Canal Street)
Winter at the Cabin 2013
November 14 thru December 22
Thursdays - Sundays 11 am - 5 pm
Mon. - Wed. by appointment
Exhibiting Artists
PATRICIA BAKOS, Gemstone Items
BRITTANY BRYANT, Crystal Jewelry
SOFIA CALDERWOOD, Jewelry & Metalwork
PAMELA Z. DAUM, Upcycled Jewelry
DAVE DERRIG, Raku Ceramics
CATHIE GORDON, Primitive Rug Hooking
BOB HANSEN, Wild Bird Carvings
TAMMY LANG, Jewelry & Gourds
RUSS O’BRIEN, Blown Art Glass
L. MICHAEL PETERSON, Architectural Clay
DIANE SESKES, Photography
LUCILLE SESKES, Traditional Quilting & Piecing
TRACY SHEA, Functional Pottery
DIANE K. TALMADGE, Oil & Acrylic Painting
JILL TROPPE, Stained Glass
GWEN WAIGHT, Mixed Media
Visit the Log Cabin Gallery during Peninsula’s Candlelight Walk, Thursday, December 5th, 5 - 9 pm & A Holiday Celebration Saturday, December 7th, 11 am - 5 pm.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Open House at New Studio in Hudson, November 9

Karen Koch and Dana Ray are now sharing a studio space in the center of Hudson! It's a working studio, where Karen will be painting and Dana will be creating her unique chainmaille jewelry.  Their work will also be on display and available for purchase.

Please join them for a grand opening open house on

November 9
1:00 - 5:00 pm.
220 N. Main Street, Suite B (2nd floor above My Little Red Wagon)
Hudson, OH 44236

Please also visit their websites:

Karen Koch - Life Needs Art
Dana Ray - Bellabor Art Jewelry

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Members Critique on November 4, 2013

The program for Monday, November 4, will be a critique. Members may bring up to 2 artworks which will be commented on during the critique.

Instead of our usual meeting room, we will be in the auditorium on the 4th. Time and place otherwise remains the same:

7:30 pm
Barlow Community Center
41 S. Oviatt St.
Hudson, OH 44236

Monday, October 28, 2013

News from Pam Daum

Pam has been a busy artist this summer, with her work included in exhibits around the country:
  • Pam's work was selected to be a part of “The Story of the Creative,” a seven week international exhibit. The installed digital exhibition ran in See.Me’s New York City gallery, from July 25 through September 10.
  • Three of her photographs were selected for “Exposures: Unaltered Images” at Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, which ran from September 6 through October 10.
  • She is exhibiting in the Stew Pot Kitchen in Akron.
  • Pam was also the featured artist at the Hudson Library in June & July.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

October 21: Bob Moyer Watercolor demo

On Monday, October 21, Bob will demonstrate his gorgeous watercolor technique for us. Bob is an award-winning artist and a popular instructor. Don't miss this one - it's sure to be something special.

The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at:

Barlow Community Center
41 S. Oviatt St
Hudson, OH 44236

The evening is free and open to the public. Please join us and bring a friend! 

When Bob finished his demo, he donated the painting to HSA.  We drew a name for one lucky attendee to take the painting home. Donna Ransom was our winner! Congratulations, Donna! And thanks, Bob!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

October 10, HeART of Hudson Artwalk, 5-9pm

For one night only, Hudson will be alive with art! Painting, sculpture, glass, music, chalk artists, art classes, and more. The town's shops will host artists and  entertainment will be in the streets.

Start your walk at the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation at 5:00 for a kickoff reception, pick up a map, then choose from dozens of locations and events for the evening.

Members of the Hudson Society of Artists will have their work at the Old Church on the Green through the evening. See work by Barbara Faulkner, Gale Haller, Ann Kah, Lucy Karslake, Michelle Knapper, Evelyn Martindale, Rhonda Mitchell, Judy Pinckard, and Kathleen Harrington.

Shannon Casey will have her studio open at 70 W. Streetsboro St. (near Self Storage Zone) and will teach a drawing class.

Dana Ray will have her brand new studio space open at 220 N. Main St (above My Little Red Wagon). She creates unique chainmaille jewelry under the name Bellabor Art Jewelry, and is sharing the studio with Karen Koch (Life Needs Art).

Karen Koch will display her work at In Style Accessories in First & Main.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

October 7: Patricia Rohrbacher, Oil Painting Demo

Pat will join us on Monday, October 7 for an oil painting demo of a still life. Don't miss this one!. She's an outstanding painter and former student of David Leffel.

Pat's work is truly spectacular. See more of her paintings at http://www.patriciarohrbacher.com/.

The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at:

Barlow Community Center
41 S. Oviatt St
Hudson, OH 44236

The evening is free and open to the public. Please join us and bring a friend!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fall Program Schedule

Once again, we have an outstanding line up of programs! Programs are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. Programs are free and open to the public. Guests are welcome so bring a friend!

Join us at the Barlow Community Center, 41 S. Oviatt Street, in Hudson OH at 7:30 PM.

September 16: Don Getz
US sketching tour. A travel adventure for us all.

October 7: Pat Rohrbacher
Oil painting demo of a still life. Don't miss this one. She's an outstanding painter and former student of David Leffel.

October 21: Bob Moyer
Watercolor demo. Bob is always a favorite with his good humor and easy style.

November 4: Critique

November 18: Barb Zimmerman
A watercolor demo on painting animals. Excellent!

December 2: HSA Christmas dinner (starts at 7:00)
HSA provides the entree. Please bring a dish to pass, plus your own place setting. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, bring a small gift-wrapped piece of your artwork.

Monday, September 02, 2013

September 16: Don Getz's Watercolor Journey

Monday, September 16th, we are in for a treat! Don Getz will treat us to tales from his travels during his year-long watercolor journal tour of the U.S.

For a full year, Don traveled and sketched everywhere he went. His tour was sponsored by Cheap Joe's Art Stuff. Don is a popular watercolorist and instructor, as well as an entertaining speaker, so the evening's program is one not to be missed!

Check out images from Don's journal here:


And read about Cheap Joe's involvement in the project here:


Join us Monday, September 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Barlow Community Center
41 S. Oviatt St
Hudson, OH 44236

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Art on the Green, Aug. 24-25, 2013 - Updated

Finish your summer on the upbeat with the 33rd Annual Art on the Green Fine Arts and Crafts Show, going strong since 1980.

2013 Show Dates and Hours:
Saturday, August 24, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, August 25, 11am - 5pm
Admission and parking are free.
Join the event on Facebook.
Map and Driving Directions.

Site Map, showing artist's names and booth locations (PDF) <-- NEW

Chaired by Cathy Welner and Paul Adams, the show's goal is to present original works of art. Each show is juried to maintain freshness and professional quality.

Well-known art instructor Cathy Welner, founder of Art-on-the-Green, is a past president and current member of HSA, a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, and a lifetime member of Whiskey Painters of America. Paul Adams is also a local art instructor, as well as member of HSA and Cuyahoga Valley Art Center.

Art on the Green is held rain or shine on the tree-shaded South Green in Hudson located at the corners of Routes 303 and 91.

Not only will art lovers discover paintings in varied media, but also collections of jewelry, pottery, woodcarving, glass, weaving, enamel, sculpture, leather, photography, garden decor, and more. The midway will be flanked by more than 150 artists--most from Ohio and surrounding states, but some as far away as Florida. All artwork and crafts are available for purchase. While meandering the green, show goers can refresh with a variety of menu selections from seven different vendors in the upper-level food court. Besides, there will be musical entertainment throughout each day.

This yearʼs Juror of Awards will be watercolorist Ron Beahn who has been painting for
over 30 years and has exhibited in shows in Ohio and neighboring states. Mr. Beahn has been involved in producing Boston Mills' nationally recognized Artfest since 1985, and has been its Director since 1995. Not only is Mr. Beahn the retired former Art Curator of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., but he has also developed an art program at Children's Hospital of Akron, Ohio. Mr. Beahn is Board Chairman of Whiskey Painters of America. He is the owner of Ron Beahn's Gallery and Frame Studio in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Shannon Casey's Open Studio, Aug. 3

Shannon Casey is hosting an Open Studio this coming Saturday, August 3, 2013, from 7:00-10:00 PM. Titled "Blue Moons & Starry Skies", it's the perfect way to spend a Saturday evening.

Hudson Commerce Center
70 W. Streetsboro St., Suite 105
Hudson, OH 44236

Also, check out her web site and Facebook page:

Monday, July 22, 2013

Video Interview from the Morgan Gallery

During the opening reception on June 4 at the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation Gallery, the gallery coordinator, Brenda Schneider, interviewed many of the artists whose work is on display. She talked with them about the inspiration for their works and unique techniques that they bring to their art.

Watch the video by clicking the image below. The video will open in a new window.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Images of Spain 2013

Landscape and Culture

June 25 - September 6, 2013

A new Art Reflections photography exhibit

Robinson Memorial Hospital
Main Lobby
6847 N. Chestnut Street, Ravenna

Artist’s Reception:

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

R.S.V.P Reception appreciated to shaskell@rmh2.org

The photo exhibit represents both student and instructor images from a recent photographic geography trip to the country of Spain led by  Dr. John Allensworth, Cultural Geographer, Kathie Lentz, Photographer, and Dr. Frank Erickson, Professor Emeritus at KSU.  All the photographers enjoyed the rich cultural experience that Spain affords and this show reflects all those differing interests and viewpoints.

The public is always welcome on these yearly trips and information will be available at the reception about the spring 2014 trip.  The photo exhibit will be on display at Robinson Memorial Hospital’s Main Lobby through September 6.  Most photographs are available for purchase directly from the photographers.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Members Exhibit at the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation Gallery

Members from the Hudson Society of Artists are showing their artwork at the gallery at the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation from June 6-September 3.

The gallery, at 10 W. Streetsboro Street in Hudson, is open Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Stop on out and see the variety and quality of artwork by local artists. Many of the paintings are available for sale.

We were fortunate to be able to include a painting by Lowell Ellsworth Smith that had been donated to the foundation. Lowell was an active artist and founder of Hudson Society of Artists, well known for his watercolors, particularly of western scenes.

Friday, June 07, 2013

June 13-14: 50th Annual Clothesline Art Show

The first show was in 1963 when Lowell E. Smith's students hung their paintings from a clothesline on a porch on Division Street. Now, 50 years later the tradition continues. We'll celebrate that history at this year's Clothesline Art Show, June 13 and 14 at Hudson Middle School.

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 200 pieces will be on display for sale, ranging from about $15 to $200.

Thursday and Friday
June 13, 10am - 8pm
June 14, 10am - 5pm

Hudson Middle School
77 N. Oviatt St.
Hudson, Ohio 44236
Get a map and directions

For more information about the Hudson Garden Club, visit their web site at

Monday, June 03, 2013

June 6: Opening for the Members Show at the Morgan Gallery

Hudson Society of Artists is pleased to co-present a show of members artwork with the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation gallery.

The opening reception is Thursday, June 6, from 3:30-6:30 pm., and the exhibit will continue through September 3.

The gallery is located at 10 W. Streetsboro St., Hudson, Ohio 44236.

Learn more about the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation and their mission on their website at: http://www.mcmfdn.org/

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

June 3, Spring Dinner, 7:00 p.m.

Join us on Monday, June 3, as we wrap up our season with a celebratory dinner! Hudson Society of Artists will provide the main dish, but please bring a side dish to share, plus your own plate and utensils.

During the evening, we will present a scholarship award to a student from the Hudson School district.

And, you could be the lucky winner of an original painting done by Bob Moyer! Bob did a demo for us recently, and has donated the painting to us. We will draw a name, and that person will take the painting home. The only catch is that you must be present to win.

Join us Monday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Barlow Community Center
41 S. Oviatt St
Hudson, OH 44236

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Photos from the Pop-Up Art Show

On May 12, members of the Hudson Society of Artists held a Pop-Up Art Show at the Case-Barlow Farm. The chilly weather did not dampen our enthusiasm or the attendance: both the opening reception and Pop-Up show brought steady streams of visitors. If you haven’t been to Case-Barlow Farm in a while, it’s worth a visit. The grounds and farmhouse are lovely.

Here are a few photos from the event.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

May 20: Sharon Borror, Watercolor demo

Award-winning artist Sharon Borror will lead a watercolor demo on Monday, May 20. She's a popular speaker and artist.

Join us Monday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Barlow Community Center
41 S. Oviatt St
Hudson, OH 44236

The event is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring a friend.

This is our last demo of the season - already! Can you believe it? Next meeting will be the Spring Banquet on June 3, then we'll take a break for the summer.

Monday, May 13, 2013

News from Kathleen Harrington

I have three miniature paintings at the Seaside Art Gallery Annual show in Nags Head, North Carolina. 

I have two paintings at the "Creatures Featured" exhibit at the Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls this month.

I will be exhibiting again every month through October at the MD Garage in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

I am in the Ohio Collage Society Show at the Weathervane theater.

I have one painting at the Woman's Art League Show at Summit Artspace.

I did an interview with Vivian Goodman from WKSU on plein air painting in conjunction with the Peninsula Plein Air Paint Out in June. This will be on air and posted on the WKSU website.

Get the latest news from Kathleen at: http://kathleenharrington.blogspot.com/