Newsletter of May, 2017 Vol.59, No. 10

The Euclid Art Association's next monthly meeting is Monday, June 5, starting at 7:00pm. The meeting is held in Fellowship Hall of East Shore United Methodist Church, 23002 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid. The meeting is open to the public. A $3.00 donation is suggested for guests. The entrance is through the back door of the church. There is an elevator to reach the lower level and Fellowship Hall. The doors of the church open at 6:00pm. Remember the Church’s door code to enter the building. Call Lee if you forgot it.

Refreshments will be served after the meeting. The hosts for June are Pat Simmons, Sue Herrle and Karen VanLinge.

Weekly Board Meetings are held on Tuesdays from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the North Street Gallery on the 2nd floor of the Euclid History Museum, 21129 North St. in Euclid. Come, participate and join us for lunch afterwards!

Remember – There will be no more EAA monthly meetings until September. However, the Board will be at work, planning for next season. You are welcome to join us on Tuesdays. Let's all enjoy the Summer – we've earned it!

The June meeting features our annual Members’ Art Critique night. This year our artwork will be critiqued by George Kozmon, an internationally collected artist best known for his monumental architectural paintings, which have been widely exhibited and critically acclaimed throughout the US and abroad. This is always a very popular meeting and many members take advantage of this opportunity. Our members are requested to bring only one picture to be critiqued .....or else the meeting could last all night!

Our May meeting featured artist and illustrator, Cristal Baldwin, who drove all the way from London, OH, just west of Columbus, to share her talents with us. We were thrilled to have her demonstrate Creative Colored Pencils. Thank you, Cristal, for coming all that way. Members and guests enjoyed her presentation and were very impressed with her talents.  Do you want to see what she demonstrated? Click on the Demonstrations page on our website.

We thank our hosts for the evening, Diane Marra and Betsy Poti, for creating a beautiful spring table filled with goodies.

Our Summer Show makes it's long anticipated return to The Gallery at Lakeland Community College. We are including the instructions, entry form and labels with this newsletter. Copies are also available on our website. You MUST be a current member for the new 2017-2018 season to enter this show. REMEMBER TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP AT OUR JUNE MEETING. We suggest you read through the instructions, carefully. Here are the Highlights....

  • All work must be original and NOT previously displayed in any EAA Euclid Library Spring Show. We do not want our Lakeland show to be a repeat of our Spring Shows. Entry deadline is July 6.

  • Gallery Curator, Mary Urbas stresses the importance of proper presentation of our art. Do not bring pictures with faded or stained mats. Dust your frame. Glass and plexiglass should be free from scratches and damage, fingerprints and dirt. A little Windex and some elbow grease can make quite a difference in how people relate to your work.

  • There is a limit of 90 works. First come, first served. Two works per artist, plus one if we need it.

  • Bring your entries to the The Gallery at Lakeland, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland on Saturday, July 15, 2017, between 10:00am and 11:00am, ONLY.

  • Artist reception & awards ceremony is Sunday, July 23, 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Lakeland. Mary provides the goodies.

Please plan to renew at the June meeting....see Joanne Naroski. We ask that you review the information in the current membership booklet and update any information that is incorrect or changed. Membership renewal check can also be sent to Mary Ann Gambitta, 1232 Quartz Court, Willoughby, OH 44094 or included with your Lakeland show entry form.

We successfully wrapped up EAA’s biggest annual show of the year, featuring 159 pieces of art from 38 artists. We sold seven pictures this year. Congratulations to Sue Driscoll, Dan’s mom, winner of this year’s raffle picture! Thank you to all EAA artists who were part of our show and to all members who volunteered to help in so many ways, from Show Chairman Ellen Howard and the EAA Board members, to those who set up and took down the show...Ray and Sue Lokar, John Koch, Tom Herrle, Dottie Geisert, Wali Neil, among others. Thanks to all our sitters, to everyone who brought refreshments to our reception, to Jon Boyton of Driftwood Gallery for his gracious donations and to the staff at the Euclid Public Library. Congratulations to all prize winning artists! Our homepage links to images of the winning pictures.

Best of Show - Dorothy Geisert - The Edge of the Forest

1st Place: Michelle Brown - Look Out Below, Mixed Media; Suzette F. Cohen - Answers Were Mysterious, Oil/Acrylic; Jeri Kluiber - Anemone, Graphic Art; Dennis McDonnell - Sunflower Project, Photography; Juanita Sweet - Sunflower 2, Watercolor; Christine Siarka - Vase of Joy: Whimsey, Three-dimensional Art

2nd Place: Michelle Brown - Cheetah, Graphic Art; Char D'Errico - Tusk, Watercolor; John Koch - Winter Birch, Oil; Mary Alice Valvoda - Snow Fairyland, Photography

3rd Place: Woody Rasnick - Flower Garden in France, Watercolor; Sandi Richards - Poppies, Mixed Media; Patricia Simmons - Silvressia, Oil/Acrylic; Keilah Yisrael - Bird of Prey, Graphic Art; Ray Lokar - Rainbrella, Photography

Honorable Mention:- Cheryl Brickman, Michelle Brown, Kelly Davis, Char D'Errico, Dan Driscoll, Dorothy Geisert, May Halliday, Susan Herrle, Stan Klak, John Koch, Susan Lokar, Joan Milligan, Walt Neil, Gail Nelson, Lee Peters, Betsy Poti, Diane Rogazione

Meet the winner of the 2017 Euclid Art Association Margret E. Hain Memorial Art Scholarship − Euclid High School Senior, Jermaine Hawkins. Senior Awards Night at Euclid High School was Thursday evening May 11. Ellen Howard presented the EAA Scholarship award to Jermaine. This year EAA developed a new procedure for selecting the scholarship winner. EHS Senior art students were asked to submit their entries, maximum 3, to along with a short artist statement. We had six entries to review. The selection committee, Rozenia Cunningham and Ellen Howard, both agreed on Jermaine as the clear cut winner. Congratulations Jermaine! Check out the Home page for pics.

The following slate of officers for the 2017-2018 season will be sworn in at the June meeting. They are: President - Lee Peters, Vice President – Rozenia Cunningham, Treasurer – Sandi Richards, Secretary – Sue Herrle. A very special thanks to Sandi for volunteering to take on another job in addition to her current position as Refreshment Chairman. However, we are now looking for someone to help her in that role. Contact Sandi at 216-732-8696 if interested in being assistant refreshment chairman.

See photos of our latest workshop - “Zendalas -Tangling in Sacred Circlesheld, Saturday, May 6, 2017 with certified ZT instructors, Launie McDevitt and Lisa Ruschman. Great time had by all....thank you Launie and Lisa.

The David Rankin workshop, Essential Watercolor Skills Training, is this weekend...June 2, 3, & 4, 2017 and it’s FULL.

Looking ahead to the Welner-Moyer watercolor workshop, October 7, 2017. Details will be posted on website, soon.  Be the first to sign up!

There is still time to order your EAA the June meeting. Euclid Art Board members sporting new club t-shirts at the Art Show Reception did not go unnoticed!

Cheryl Brickman
is in the 8th Annual May Show at Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition, May 18 - July 14, 2017. Congrats!

Noah’s Child & Lisa Ruschman are part of a five person art show at West Woods Nature Center, May 19 - July 25, 2017.

Cheryl Brickman, Lisa Ruschman & Pat Simmons have artworks in the 41st Annual Fairmount Art Exhibition, May 28 - June 8, 2017. Congratulations to all.....

when we contemplate a picture, we are instantly and always absorbing the qualities which it contains!”
from The Voice of the “I AM”, February 1939.


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