Newsletter of November, 2017 Vol.60, No. 3

The Euclid Art Association's next monthly meeting is Monday, November 6, 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....216-531-6349.

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 November are Sue & Ray Lokar and Mary Ann Gambitta.

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!

At the November meeting we feature award winning, multi talented, international artist, Augusto Bordelois. He will demonstrate Structure in Portraits. Augusto was born in Havana, Cuba and graduated from the University of Havana with a major in English Language and Literature. He also studied sculpture, ceramics, costume design for theatre and cinema, classical drawing and painting. His visual artwork has been awarded much recognition in Cuba and the United States. Some of his works are in private collections in Cuba, the United States, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Ecuador, Japan, Greece, Germany, Chile, Switzerland, England and Norway. His work is also part of the permanent collection of Cleveland Marshall College of Law / Cleveland State University. Augusto is a teaching artist at the Center for Arts-inspired Learning, where he is currently a board member, The Art House and the Ohio Arts Council.  He also has served as a board member at Near West Theater. Check out his website:

We are sure Augusto will have interesting stories to tell us on how he ended up in Ohio. Come and enjoy the evening’s demonstration by this fascinating artist and enjoy the refreshments afterwards.

We thank artist, Christine Weigand, for demonstrating Painting with Cut Paper at our October meeting. Her unique artwork was featured on PBS IdeaStream’s Applause. It’s well worth viewing, as it shows her various cut paper paintings, from landscapes to architecture to animals, and more. You will be amazed at what she creates with cut paper. We all were! Christine chose to demonstrate how to create a rose. Thanks also to our hosts for the evening, Sandi Richards and Ellen Howard, for providing delicious Fall Harvest themed refreshments. Check out our
Demonstrations Page on our website for more info and pictures.

Thank you, Cathy! Our 2017-2018 workshop season started off with a Floral Watercolor workshop with award winning local artist, Cathy Welner. WOW! What a great workshop...we learned so much. We also thank her friend, Bill, for helping bring all her prints, pictures and supplies up to the second floor Gallery. There were 12 participants in the class from all over Ohio, and even Michigan. Cathy gave us lots of good tips. She also donated her completed watercolor to the club for our next Spring Fine Art Show raffle. To learn more and see some great pictures, visit the Workshops Page, right side under Workshop’ll find the ‘tips‘ there, too.

Entry deadline is Friday, November 3. Don't forget to drop off your pictures on
Monday, November 13, between 11:00am and Noon. Entry form, Instruction and labels are available on the Art Shows page of our website. Go there anyway....just to check out the beautiful flyer created for this show, featuring artwork by Joanne Naroski.

IT'LL BE HERE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT – In just a little over four weeks, on
December 4th, our Holiday Christmas Party and Chinese Auction Fundraiser will again be held at the Henn Mansion. As we are paying $400 to rent the Mansion, there will be a small additional charge of $5 per person to cover our costs. Souvenir tickets, designed by Lee, will be sold at our November meeting and at the door on the night of the party.

Time to think about what you might bring for the Chinese Auction. Suggested items - gift cards, certificates from
local merchants, restaurants, movie theaters, collectibles, gift baskets, candy, wine, artwork, art books. Use your imagination! At the November meeting, Lee will have copies of a signed letter of introduction that you can use to approach local businesses for a contribution....we affectionately call this the ‘beggar’s letter’. Remember, the purpose of the auction is to raise money for our Scholarship Fund.

To make this a successful event, we need a lot of HELP. Please sign up at our November meeting to VOLUNTEER for the various tasks...i.e., setting tables, setting up auction tables, greeter, selling raffle tickets, helping Sandi in the kitchen, serving punch, cleaning up. You can also contact Sandi Richards, call 216-732-8696 or to volunteer.

Volunteers will be asked to arrive at 4:00pm.

NOTE: The December newsletter will be coming out a week early with your party invitation and additional details.

We had one of our best turnouts in quite some time, both from our members and the City offices. EAA now has 30 pieces of art hanging in city offices and 9 pieces of artwork on the Mayor’s Wall. Linda Beck, Assistant to the Mayor, wrote "...the exchange went very well. I have already received so many compliments on the new artwork we put up. Everyone really appreciates the opportunity to view this beautiful art". Thanks also to all our members who participated!!

Saturday, April 28, 2018
"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.” Learn how to apply additional layers of branches onto top of earlier brushwork... in order to develop the illusion of visual depth....and more. Cost is $50 for members, $65 for non-members and $45 for students w/ID.

Three-day series, June, 1, 2, 3, 2018 "Coolest Watercolor Techniques...More Essential Training", instructor, David Rankin. Learn how to create many of transparent watercolor's very coolest visual effects. This workshop is about learning how to "do it right"... especially with watercolor's coolest washes. Cost is $150 for members, $195 for nonmembers and $135 for students w/ID. Members, sign up & pay now...only $135.00 through March 5, 2018.

To register for these workshops
, call or email Susan Herrle at 216-481-5105 or , include EAA in subject line. More details about each workshop can be found on the Workshops page

Suzette Cohen
recently participated at an art event at Great Lakes Mall. The Mall selects 3 artists per month to paint as entertainment for shoppers. The Mall provides a 4ft x 5ft canvas, easel and water. Suzette’s completed painting of Lake Erie will hang at the mall along with artwork from other participants in the program.

Rozenia Cunningham is holding ‘Train of Art - Teen Art Program: Community Tile Project’, at the Euclid Public Library on Nov. 2 and Dec. 5. Check out the Library’s calendar or call Rozenia for more info.

Visit Ellen Howard’s table at Stella's Art Gallery Holiday Boutique, November 10th (6-9pm) and 11th (10-4pm). Ellen will be selling her “Eclectic E-works” note cards featuring her illustrations. Shop for unique pieces of local and affordable art made by local artists. For more information, search

Long time Euclid Art member, Harry Pierson, passed away on October 11, 2017. He was 91 years old! We are saddened by his passing and send our deepest sympathy to his family and his longtime partner, John J. Covolo. Harry joined Euclid Art in 1992 and was an active board member for 20 years. He served as negotiator for art show venues and was the auctioneer at many of our Christmas parties. Harry worked in both watercolors and mixed media and recently won 2nd place in mixed media at our Lakeland Show this summer. He had a great sense of humor and made everyone laugh.

The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving” ―
                                                                                          H. U. Westermayer


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