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Start Date Tue, April 26, 2022 @ 10:00 AM
End Date Thu, June 2, 2022 @ 3:00 PM
Location The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center

MEMBERSHIP EXHIBITION

LOCATION: MAIN GALLERY CVAC

DATES: April 26 – June 2, 2022

The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center Displays their Membership Exhibition, A Juried Exhibition in Seven  Categories

The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center is proud to host its annual Membership Exhibition April 26th– June 2, 2022. Holding a yearly member exhibition has been a tradition at CVAC for over 35 years.

This juried entry exhibition features awards in seven categories: Watercolor Media, Water Based Media, Oil Based Media, Dry Media, Mixed Media, 3-Dimensional Media & Photographic Media – with over $1,000 in prizes. The juror, Bruce Stebner, will select which images will hang in the exhibition and a ‘Best-of’ winner for each category. A people’s choice selection process, starting April 26th, will dictate a people’s choice winner for each category. Voting is free and encouraged to visitors.

“We were excited to host the annual member exhibition following the All City Art Walk” states Executive Director, Danielle Dieterich, “It is wonderful to celebrate so many artists within our community this spring.”

The Best of Category winners shall receive a cash prize, to be celebrated and recognized at the Artist Reception on May 20th from 5:30 – 7:00 PM.  Patrons will have the opportunity to mingle with the artists, enjoy refreshments and hors d’oeuvres and purchase art during this free reception.


JUROR INFORMATION: Bruce Stebner

Born with a passion for art, Bruce Stebner came to painting through a serendipitous turn of events after a three-decade run fulfilling his childhood dream to be a studio potter. Stebner’s art is a personal visual record of a lifetime of romancing the rustic. His art seeks to find meaning and beauty in life’s daily moments and simple pleasures.  It’s no wonder that after being drawn to Impressionist painters like Morisot, he found his real place in the painters’ world with the French Intimist and Symbolist painters of the twentieth century. The doors, chairs, and stairs of his prized interior paintings become more and more ethereal symbols of Life’s opportunities, challenges, and repose.

Stebner’s work has been featured in Country Living, Country Home, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Akron Beacon Journal, and the Chicago Tribune. His pottery has been shown and sold at galleries across the United States, including the Mansfield Art Museum, Akron Art Museum, and the Museum of American Folk Art, New York. Although his paintings have been handled by galleries around the country and shown in regional art exhibits, Bruce finds it most rewarding when he can personally facilitate people locally to collect his art.

An avid traveler, Stebner has taught and conducted Artistic Adventures about Europe, focusing on the French countryside. He had his first international one-man-show in 2015 in the southwest of France. At home, Bruce paints and teaches from his studio in Akron’s Highland Square and serves as president of the Akron Society of Artists.


WINNER INFORMATION:

HONORABLE MENTION

LEO MILLER

Ravenna, OH

Viracocha

3-D Media

$325

“This floral sculpture exhibits an interesting composition with dancing lines, as well as fine craftsmanship. It views well from all sides. The nod to function by incorporating four vases is a whimsical bonus: no flower could compete with the scale of these created by the artist!” – Juror, Bruce Stebner
HONORABLE MENTION

NINA REDDING

Ravenna, OH

Majestic Eagle

3-D Media

NFS

“This sculpture not only captured the eagle’s form effectively but also added a creative dimension in its use of stylized pattern on the surface of the sculpture, bringing a personal interpretation of the bird. A grand sense of mood is captured on a relatively small, scaled piece.” – Juror, Bruce Stebner
BEST OF CATEGORY

BOB POZARSKI

Akron, OH

Trial & Error

3-D Media

$5,000

“The large roundels in this glass piece offer a place to rest the eyes in the exciting explosion of tightly spaced small shapes and colors that flow from the upper right corner of the composition. Not only does the artist employ repetition of shapes to create unity, but he also has infused the piece with an interesting color transition from blues to greens across the field of the piece. The geometric forms are visual invitations to the viewer to fill in the details with his/her own life experiences.” – Juror, Bruce Stebner
HONORABLE MENTION

APRIL CAMERON

Akron, OH

Destination Unknown #2

Dry Media

NFS

“This sensitively drawn composition has a lot to offer the viewer. Variety in patterns, textures, and shapes are orchestrated into a cohesive composition through the use of values, line, and edges in this beautiful, rhythmic rendering.” – Juror, Bruce Stebner
HONORABLE MENTION

MARY ANN MOSYJOWSKI

Akron, OH

Apparition

Dry Media

$250

“Abstraction of nature is beautifully synthesized in this work. The horizontal elements are disrupted by diagonal and vertical ones, directing the viewer’s eye through the variations of color, pattern, and shapes which keep us engaged in discovering more and more of its visual treasures.” – Juror, Bruce Stebner
BEST OF CATEGORY

BETTY A. SISKA

Broadview Heights, OH

Slipping Away

Dry Media

$375

“This landscape treats the viewer to a mysterious moment in time through its subtle use of color, value and edges. All the usual suspects of any landscape are skillfully employed into an image that evokes an unusual, sublime visual experience.” – Juror, Bruce Stebner
HONORABLE MENTION

LINDA LYONS

Medina, Oh

Synthesis

Mixed-Media

$425

“This abstract work balances line, shape, and color into a pleasing visual composition. Spheres seem to be forming before our eyes from the washes of color which are intersected by horizontal and diagonal lines of varying thicknesses.” – Juror, Bruce Stebner
HONORABLE MENTION

TOM MAYER

Mogadore, OH

Painted Lady

Mixed-Media

$400

The strong asymmetrical composition of this painting becomes even more energized by the use of a complementary color scheme of pinks and greens. The artist wisely breaks the strong color with some neutral, gray shapes. The negative space of sky and tree branches in the upper left corner let the eye escape beyond the house to the firmament beyond.
BEST OF CATEGORY

HELEN WILSON

Akron, OH

Migration Diaries- Autumn Revelry

Mixed-Media

$600

 

“This piece evokes in creating a personal visual statement. Elements of prehistoric, Egyptian, and Native American elements to create a thoughtful contemporary relief. Basic linear elements are varied by texture, color, and pattern to call us to spend some time and reflect. The simple presentation is the perfect foil to the visual excitement within.” – Juror, Bruce Stebner
HONORABLE MENTION

PHYLLIS ESTIS

Aurora, OH

Autumn In Aurora (Ohio)

Oil-Based Media

$1,400

“The strong value patterns created by the light and dark vertical tree trunks breaking up the large background shapes build an interesting composition worth examining. A strong sense of arial perspective is achieved by the change in chroma and diffusion of details as the objects recede on the plane.” – Juror, Bruce Stebner
HONORABLE MENTION

ANN FERGUSON KAH

Macedonia, OH

Winter Ledges

Oil-Based Media

$300

“These rocks are beautifully painted with an interesting play of warm and cool earth colors. The three-point perspective adds further strength to the drama. The delicate, leafless sapling on the right is a clever compositional contrast to the shadow mass of the cliff on the left.” – Juror, Bruce Stebner
BEST OF CATEGORY

JACK LIBERMAN

Akron, OH

Amish Farm

Oil-Based Media

$2,500

“This painting possesses a panoramic sense of place. The farm buildings not only anchor the scene, but also create a screen which both unite and separate the foreground and background. The furthest plane is painted in beautiful cool hues which contrast with the warm foreground and ultimately lead the viewers eye to the softly painted sky.” – Juror, Bruce Stebner  

HONORABLE MENTION

AMANDA KIPLINGER

Polk, OH

Rainforest

Photographic Media

$200

“The sense of light captured in this photograph offers a rewarding visual walk through the scene from the strong shadows in the foreground through the large trees in the center plane onto those in the distance.” – Juror, Bruce Stebner
HONORABLE MENTION

JEFFREY NEWHOUSE

Akron, OH

Doll Face

Photographic Media

$125

“The repetition of ceramic faces in the photo offer a lighthearted sense of kitsch, leaning on the macabre. The rows of repeated faces receding out of sight, raise the question of who is really the observer and who is being observed.” – Juror, Bruce Stebner
BEST OF CATEGORY

JAMES BUCKUS

Stow, OH

Multiplying This Neighborhood

Photographic Media

$165

“This creative photo image bears a painterly, cubist quality. The scale of the central steel fish floats through bits of identifiable urban details, leaving the viewer to decide if its a statement about a holiday parade, a metal sea, or a depiction of an other-worldly invasion. Regardless, the strong composition and juxtaposition of various scaled forms make it a winning entry.” – Juror, Bruce Stebner
HONORABLE MENTION

ROBERT KNAPP

Uniontown, OH

Water Tower

Water-Based Media

NFS

“The disrupted realism in the painting, along with the asymmetrical composition create a strong painting with an interesting contrast of warm positive (water tower) and cool negative(sky) shapes. Running the tower off the page gives the painting the tension it needs to make a static object vibrate.” – Juror, Bruce Stebner
HONORABLE MENTION

DEE LANCASTER

Sagamore Hills, OH

Enjoy The Day

Water-Based Media

$175

“This small painting captures a strong essence of a place without the distraction of extraneous details. The yellow foliage on the left gets to sing, thanks to the various warm and cool greens on each side of it.” – Juror, Bruce Stebner
BEST OF CATEGORY

RUSS VERNON

Copley, OH

Tommy

Water-Based Media

NFS

“The simplicity of this portrait’s shapes and planes exude a visual punch that carry from a distance. Closer examination doesn’t disappoint. The hat frames the face, reminiscent of the Provincetown “mud head portraits” painted by Hawthorne and his students in the early twentieth century, with a contemporary twist.” – Juror, Bruce Stebner
HONORABLE MENTION

M. H. PHILLIP CHIANG

Chesterland, OH

Yukii

Watercolor Media

$300

“The graphic quality of this dog portrait is achieved through a complementary color scheme(yellow and purple), interesting placement, and varied mark making from broad strokes, to fine lines. The painting has both visual impact and pathos.” – Juror, Bruce Stebner
HONORABLE MENTION

TOM MAYER

Mogadore, OH

Lady With A Pink Hat

Watercolor Media

NFS

“This figure painting is beautifully drawn and painted. The artist focuses detail on the subject and subtly washes in a background which leaves room for the viewer’s imagination to complete the scene.” – Juror, Bruce Stebner
BEST OF CATEGORY

HELGA REID

Medina, Oh

Feeling Safe

Watercolor Media

$125

“This monochromatic painting is built on strong shapes, value changes, and composition. The repose of the rabbit is animated by its diagonal placement on the page. A sense of perspective is achieved through convincing foreshortening of the body and diminishing details as the planes recede.” – Juror, Bruce Stebner

 


ACCEPTED SUBMISSIONS:

FULL NAME CITY, STATE Title CATEGORY Price
TOM BALDWIN Akron, OH Mom’s Garden 3-D Media NFS
WENDY FREEDMAN Akron, OH Toby And Zeb 3-D Media NFS
MICHAEL HART Cuyahoga Falls, OH 2 Birds / No Stone 3-D Media NFS
LEO MILLER Ravenna, OH Viracocha 3-D Media $325.00
JEFFREY NEWHOUSE Akron, OH White Vase 3-D Media $100.00
BOB POZARSKI Akron, OH Pyramidal Prism 3-D Media $200.00
BOB POZARSKI Akron, OH Trial & Error 3-D Media $5,000.00
NINA REDDING Ravenna, OH Upcycled Owl 3-D Media $175.00
NINA REDDING Ravenna, OH Majestic Eagle 3-D Media NFS
HELEN WILSON Akron, OH Semi-Autobiographical Artichoke II 3-D Media $250.00
DEB ZEMANEK Akron, OH Prothonotary Warbler 3-D Media NFS
TRISH BLACKMAN Hudson, OH Make It Count Dry Media NFS
APRIL CAMERON Akron, OH Destination Unknown #2 Dry Media NFS
SHARON FRANK MAZGAJ Uniontown, OH Green Head Vase with Peonies Dry Media $8,000.00
SHARON FRANK MAZGAJ Uniontown, OH Frida Dry Media $2,000.00
RUTH MATTHEWS Wauseon, OH Somber Sunset Dry Media $250.00
NOREEN MOLEK Columbia Station, OH Osprey Dry Media $1,000.00
MARY ANN MOSYJOWSKI Akron, OH Apparition Dry Media $250.00
CARA SIMMONS Cuyahoga Falls, OH Charon Bouldering At Whipps Ledges, OH Dry Media NFS
BETTY A. SISKA Broadview Heights, OH Slipping Away Dry Media $375.00
BETTY A. SISKA Broadview Heights, OH Looming Dry Media $250.00
WENDY FREEDMAN Akron, OH Nakano Mixed-Media $750.00
ZIRKA HAYES Akron, OH Sip & Read Mixed-Media $90.00
DIANA J HEINBUCH Akron, OH The Blues Mixed-Media $200.00
JACK HICKSON Barberton, OH Covided Mixed-Media $150.00
LINDA LYONS Medina, Oh Synthesis Mixed-Media $425.00
TOM MAYER Mogadore, OH Painted Lady Mixed-Media $400.00
CARA SIMMONS Cuyahoga Falls, OH Pieces Mixed-Media NFS
CLEO SUZANNE SKINNER Tallmadge, OH Just Fluffin’  Mixed-Media $150.00
HELEN WILSON Akron, OH Migration Diaries- Autumn Revelry Mixed-Media $600.00
JODY CROW Cuyahoga Falls, OH Attention To Detail Oil-Based Media $800.00
PHYLLIS ESTIS Aurora, OH Autumn In Aurora (Ohio) Oil-Based Media $1,400.00
STEVE FOUNTAIN Kent, OH Self-Portrait Oil-Based Media NFS
JUDY ADAMS JONES Richfield, OH Sun Luvin’ Oil-Based Media $325.00
ANN FERGUSON KAH Macedonia, OH Winter Ledges Oil-Based Media $300.00
ANN FERGUSON KAH Macedonia, OH The Swan Oil-Based Media $200.00
EMILY KOHMANN Canton, OH Erika Jayne Oil-Based Media $625.00
DAVID KRANTZ Kent, OH Sudden Flash Oil-Based Media $360.00
JACK LIBERMAN Akron, OH Amish Farm Oil-Based Media $2,500.00
JACK LIBERMAN Akron, OH Stan Hywet Oil-Based Media $1,500.00
RUTH MATTHEWS Wauseon, OH January Oil-Based Media $300.00
ROY MOWLS Munroe Falls, OH Bridge Oil-Based Media $450.00
MARIE STEELE Fairlawn. OH Indigo Lake Oil-Based Media NFS
JAMES BUCKUS Stow, OH Green Leaf Photographic Media $165.00
JAMES BUCKUS Stow, OH Multiplying This Neighborhood Photographic Media $165.00
AMANDA KIPLINGER Polk, OH Unnamed Waterfall Photographic Media $250.00
AMANDA KIPLINGER Polk, OH Rainforest Photographic Media $200.00
JEFFREY NEWHOUSE Akron, OH Doll Face Photographic Media $125.00
JACQUI SUKIE Akron, OH The Fiddler Photographic Media $50.00
JACQUI SUKIE Akron, OH Still Life Salad Photographic Media $125.00
ANNETTE THORSON Akron, OH Winter Geometry Photographic Media $100.00
APRIL CAMERON Akron, OH Still Life With Stars Water-Based Media NFS
ROBERT GOLDTHWAITE Kent, OH War At Sea Water-Based Media $200.00
ROBERT GOLDTHWAITE Kent, OH Lindsey Addario Water-Based Media NFS
ROBERT KNAPP Uniontown, OH Winston Water-Based Media NFS
ROBERT KNAPP Uniontown, OH Water Tower Water-Based Media NFS
DEE LANCASTER Sagamore Hills, OH Return At Sunrise Water-Based Media $185.00
DEE LANCASTER Sagamore Hills, OH Enjoying The Day Water-Based Media $175.00
SUSAN MENCINI Cuyahoga Falls, OH Winter Hike 2 Water-Based Media $500.00
NOREEN MOLEK Columbia Station, OH Catuc “A Lighting” Water-Based Media $1,000.00
CLEO SUZANNE SKINNER Tallmadge, OH Where’s Dinner Mom?  Water-Based Media $150.00
RUSS VERNON Copley, OH Tommy Water-Based Media NFS
RUSS VERNON Copley, OH Floral #4 Water-Based Media $150.00
KEITH WISDOM Cuyahoga Falls, OH Essential Water-Based Media $800.00
JEANETTE BILL-COLE Brecksville, OH Day At Distant Cliffs Watercolor Media NFS
SHARLEY CHANG Copley, OH Beyond The Darkness Watercolor Media NFS
M. H. PHILLIP CHIANG Chesterland, OH Yukii Watercolor Media $300.00
DEANNA R. CLUCAS Stow, OH Fall Passage Watercolor Media $475.00
KATHLEEN COCKFIELD Wadsworth, OH Midnight At The Barn Watercolor Media $130.00
GLORIA FICKERT Akron, OH Queen Ann’s Lace Watercolor Media $100.00
CHARLES HARKER Cuyahoga Falls, OH Morning Rains- Pinkney Island SC Watercolor Media $250.00
CHARLES HARKER Cuyahoga Falls, OH Playa Lakes On The Great Plains Watercolor Media $100.00
SALLY HESTON Broadview Heights, OH Still Life With Bird’s Nest And Pear Watercolor Media $350.00
SALLY HESTON Broadview Heights, OH The Last Vine Of Summer Watercolor Media $350.00
BOB MAURER Canton, OH Mustill Store Watercolor Media $700.00
BOB MAURER Canton, OH Magnolia Mill Watercolor Media $700.00
TOM MAYER Mogadore, OH Lady With A Pink Hat Watercolor Media NFS
HELGA REID Medina, Oh Feeling Safe Watercolor Media $125.00
KATHY SOBLESKIE Tallmadge, OH Summer Shadows Watercolor Media NFS
KATHY SOBLESKIE Tallmadge, OH Summer Promise Watercolor Media NFS
DON STRONGOLI Cuyahoga Falls, OH Koi Harmony Watercolor Media $150.00

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