Newsletter of September, 2017 Vol.60, No. 1
Our first meeting of the
new season is the SECOND
Monday of September due to Labor
The Euclid Art Association's next
monthly meeting is Monday, September 11, 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
Parking is behind the church, in
front of the church in the traffic circle or across the alley in
front of the Marc's Pharmacy door. Please do not park outside
designated areas as this impedes access of emergency vehicles to the
rear entrance. If you do, you risk being ticketed.
Refreshments will be served after
the meeting. The hosts for September are Nancy Daly and Sue &
Our Refreshment Chairmen, Sandi Richards needs
hosts to volunteer for November, January,
February, April and June.
Sign up at the September meeting or call Sandi on 216-732-8696.
Also, since Sandi is now our new Treasurer, she is looking for an
assistant or two to help with Refreshment duties. Are you
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!
EAA member Suzette Cohen will be our featured
demonstrator as we start our new season. Suzette, a long time
acrylic painter, will demonstrate one of the newest acrylic
techniques called poured or fluid acrylics. This technique
is taking the acrylic world by storm, as it has huge followings on
both Facebook and Pinterest, worldwide. This is how Suzette
describes it....add a pouring medium to fluid acrylic paint, to the
consistency of heavy cream. Then pour it on a surface, like a
canvas, using various methods called pour, flow, puddle or dirty
pour. Pick up the canvas and tilt it to let the paint run, creating
marbling, rivers and if silicon is added to the paint, even amazing
cellular designs....resulting in many beautiful abstract paintings.
Come watch Suzette create these interesting, colorful abstracts.
Her acrylic painting, Answers Were
Mysterious, won 1st place in May at
our Spring Fine Art Show.
THANKS TO ALL
The June meeting featured our annual Members’ Art Critique
night. This year our artwork was critiqued by George Kozmon,
an internationally collected artist who offered valuable insights
and suggestions concerning our work. Thanks also to our hosts, Karen
VanLinge and Sue and Tom Herrle who served up many tasty treats
afterwards for all to enjoy. Click on the
Events page on our website....for more.
THIS YEAR'S DUES ARE DUE NOW!
If you are one of the few members who have not renewed your
membership for the new season, what are you waiting for? We
want your name to appear in our new membership booklet....without an
asterisk* in front of your name. Please mail your check to
Mary Ann Gambitta, 1232 Quartz Court, Willoughby 44094....as soon as
possible. We plan to pass out the membership booklets at our
EAA SUMMER FINE ART SHOW AT LAKELAND
DON'T FORGET to pick up your art from Lakeland on Saturday,
September 9, between 1:00PM and 3:00PM ONLY!
The show runs to September 8, 2017....you
still have several days left to see it. We had 36 artists
participating in the show, with 91 pieces of artwork on display.
We sold two pieces of art...Diane Rogazione’s Ohio Winter and
Rosalie Kastelic’s Pale Moon Rising. Many thanks to all
and especially to Mary Urbas and The Gallery at Lakeland for hosting
our show. We look forward to doing it again! Pictures of
the award winning art can be viewed on our website, EuclidArt.com on
Art Shows page. Congratulations to all the winners!
Eddie Mitchell merited Best in Show with A Fabulous Finale
1, an oil painting on canvas. His Rachel Portrait
took First Place
in the Graphic Art category, while A
Fabulous Finale 2 earned Second Place in Oil/Acrylic
Other First Place awards include: Dorothy Geisert A
Flowing Rivulet (acrylic); Char D’Errico Musette
(watercolor); Barb Everett On Mont Royale (mixed media); Lee
Peters Asymmetrical Symmetry # 2 (photography).
Other Second Place awards include: Char D’Errico Trees in
the Mist (watercolor); Harry Pierson Trees of Wisdom
(mixed media); Mary Alice Valvoda Winter Thaw (photography);
Jennifer Theil Brianna (graphic art)
award went to Mary Page Williams for her body
of work: Conchita, Provence and Jacob (watercolors)
Diane Rogazione Ohio Winter (watercolor); Tom Evert Irish
Cultural Garden (acrylic) and Spiralina (3-D art)
THIS IS EUCLID ART WALK, SEPTEMBER
22, 2017.........MESSAGE FROM JOAN!
Hi all! Joan
Milligan, your Program Director here. The city of Euclid
is hosting their 2nd annual Art Walk on Friday, September 22,
from 6-11 pm. The Euclid Art Association is having 2
tables at the art walk with interactive painting/drawing for
children and adults. Our tables will be open from 6-8 pm.
I am looking for a couple of
volunteers to help at the
tables during that time. The high school will have art
students there to help as well. Another item: I’m running
an art contest for the Euclid Schools for the art walk.
The theme is “What do you see in your city by the year 2050?”.
(See flyer on Facebook). I’m looking for
donations of money and/or new art supplies
for the prizes. You can
help by donating cash or items at the September membership
meeting. Any members interested, please contact me for
a prize list or information on any of the above. Thank you
If you wish to order an EAA
t-shirt, you can do so at our September meeting. We need a
minimum order of 10 pieces, prepaid, to have another run produced.
So the sooner you get on our list, the sooner you'll get your T.
We are glad to announce that our December 4th EAA Christmas
Party will be at the Henn Mansion again this year.
We will be charging members and guest $5.00 each, which will
‘almost’ cover the cost of renting the Henn for the evening.
Mark your calendars for this festive event! Tickets will go on
sale at our November meeting and can be purchased ‘at the door’.
EAA WORKSHOPS FOR THE FALL OF 2017 -
SIGN UP NOW.....
Saturday, October 7, 2017 "A
Tag Team Floral Watercolor Workshop"
with Cathy Welner and Bob Moyer, two of
Ohio's premiere award-winning artists. Join in, pair up while
Cathy and Bob mix and match their different watercolor techniques to
produce an amazing floral watercolor, as you will too! While
pairing is optional . . . it's more fun and challenging as a team.
Everyone will end with a painting. Cathy and Bob will instruct
throughout the class in their unique techniques to make this a fun
time experience. Cost is $45 for members, $55 for non-members.
Cathy and Bob have impressive art bios and currently teach
watercolor classes at Cliffside Artist Collaborative in Hinckley,
Saturday, October 28, 2017 “Development
of the Portrait in Black & White”
with award-winning artist,
Dottie has been an active member of Euclid Art since 2015.
This workshop consists of a lecture, demonstration and presentation
of Dottie's approach to the portrait in black and white.
Having taught classes in the portrait from the very basic to the
more advanced, Dottie will present a clear and readily
understandable approach for the students. After a complete
understanding of the approach and applications of these theories,
the student will be given the opportunity to apply the learned
material to the drawing of a portrait from a live model. Cost
is $40 for members, $50 for non-members. Dottie currently
teaches multi-media art classes at the Wildwood Cultural Center in
Workshops are held at the Euclid Art Gallery, located on the 2nd
floor of the Euclid History Museum, 21129 North Street in Euclid.
To register call or email Susan Herrle at 216-481-5105 or
email@example.com , include EAA in subject line.
More details can be found on the Workshops
page at www.EuclidArt.com.
LOOKING AHEAD TO WORKSHOPS IN
Saturday, April 28, 2018 "Painting Trees in Watercolor",
instructor, David Rankin. To quote David... “The
ability to paint trees in transparent watercolor has been a basic
skill set in many watercolor painter's repertoire for a couple
hundred years or so. The most crucial skill needed for
painting trees in transparent watercolor is the ability to merge wet
brushwork into coherent & complex shapes quickly. The trick to
painting a variety of trees lies in this ability to develop trees,
one section at a time, working quickly and effectively. And
then... learning how to apply additional layers of branches onto top
of earlier brushwork... in order to develop the illusion of visual
depth.” Cost is $50 for members, $65 for non-members and $45
for students w/ID.
Three-day series, June, 1, 2, 3, 2018 on the "Coolest
Watercolor Techniques...More Essential Training", instructor,
In David’s workshop you will learn how to create many of transparent
watercolor's very coolest visual
effects. Each skill has a
precise procedure. Each skill creates distinctive visual
effects. If you know how to create a specific visual effect...
and then add another... and another... you can create dramatic
images. This workshop is about learning how to "do it
right"... especially with watercolor's coolest washes.
David will train you in 4-5 of watercolor's most wonderful and
widely used wash procedures. Plus, you will learn how much
gravity to use... when to use it... and why. Cost is $150 for
members, $195 for non-members and $135 for students w/ID.
Members, take advantage of this offer....sign up and pay on or
before our March 5, 2018 monthly meeting for only $135.00!
Watch for details on the Workshop page.
A LOOK BACK ....
.....at David Rankin's Essential Watercolor Skills Training
Workshop, held June 2, 3, 4, 2017.
Essential Watercolor Skills Training
was another fantastic weekend workshop with
David Rankin. Thank you, David! And thanks to
everyone who participated. We had a full class...members came
from all over northeast Ohio, from New Jersey, Michigan and even
We learned....and for some of us....relearned the broken stroke,
twisted-torso stroke, flawless and graded washes, wet glisten skies,
plus the value of the darkest darks in a painting. The
importance of using Arches Rough Paper and Steve Quiller’s 1-inch
wash brush became obvious as David showed us these techniques.
David said that if we couldn’t explain to him how we did ‘it’, we
really didn’t ‘own’ the technique. How many times did he ask
us to repeat “how to lay down a glisten?” Do you remember?
Do you also remember....dip, lift, touch your brush in the water for
a graded wash or drag and lift for a pine tree. And another
reminder most of us needed.... “use your arm, not your wrist” to
move the brush across the paper....no dabbling! We put it all
together into three completed landscape paintings.
Also, we thank everyone who brought in all those goodies to
share....mini bagels, cherries, fruit bowl, cookies, donuts,
brownies, hummus & chips, coffee, etc. The Euclid Art
Association is becoming known for it’s good food as well as its
talented artists! Enjoy pictures from the workshop at the end
of this newsletter.....
MEMBER NEWSKeilah Yisrael
has been accepted into the Art Therapy program
at Ursuline College. Congratulations!
Our deepest condolences to Mary Alice Valvoda on the
sudden passing of her husband last week.
invites us to go back to the Earth and have
fun with clay, Saturday, September 9 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
After firing your piece, you can paint it with watercolors.
Come to Linda's Arthouse. Call first 216-801-2069.
MEMBERS ART PAGE
We encourage members to sign up for their own
Members Art page....right here on
www.EuclidArt.com. Check it out! It’s only $15 per year
for 10 images and you can change your images up to 3X per year
without additional cost. Plus, as an added bonus...we will
feature a Members Art page on our Facebook site.
We are always happy to publicize your event in our newsletter,
even on our FaceBook site. Please tell us what's going on!
Any news? Call 216-531-6349 or email
Include EAA in the “Subject” line of the message header.
“Creativity is allowing
yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
− Scott Adams
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