Our purpose is to stimulate an interest
in the visual arts among our members and to promote the establishment
of a Fine Art Center in the Community.
to the Euclid Art Association...
Our next monthly meeting is Monday,
June 3, 2019 at 7:00pm in Fellowship Hall of East
Shore United Methodist Church, 23002 Lake Shore Blvd.,
Euclid. Guests are welcome for a $3.00 donation.
The June meeting is our very popular, Members’ Art
Critique Night. Members are asked to bring only
one picture to the evening’s critique. Ohio artist,
Rick Surowicz will critique the art. Rick is
an experienced watercolor painter and Youtube sensation.
His online watercolor classes are very popular and in 2018
his work was accepted into the International Exhibition of
the American Watercolor Society. He teaches
watercolor workshops across the county. Rick’s
artist statement: “To look where others don’t
look, to see what others don’t see, to say without saying
inspires and challenges me as an artist. I look
through underbrush to see the river, I see beyond the
flower to behold the foliage, and suggest the tree by
painting the woods. I seek to portray that which is not
obvious. . . .”. Check out Rick’s YouTube videos!
Many thanks to
photographer, Stuart Pearl, for his presentation “Art
& Inspiration for Better Photography” at our May
enjoyed his very informative talk and many commented on
how much they learned from his presentation that they
could apply to their own art. Stuart has
photographed rock stars, politicians, movie stars, crazy
bar mitzvah receptions, beautiful brides and more
recently, snails and slugs of the Cleveland Metroparks.
He enjoys documentary photography, especially documenting
things in transition, like the construction of the new
innerbelt bridge and the transformation of Acacia from
golf course to Metropark. During his very organized
presentation, Stuart showed us many of his amazing
photographs, depicting the various elements that are
essential for creating a great picture. To read more and
to see some amazing photographs, go to the
Thanks to our May hosts, Helen Karpoff and Joan
Milligan for their beautiful “May Day” themed
refreshment table. Many delicious treats were enjoyed by
The Euclid Art Association’s 2019
Spring Fine Art Show at the Euclid Public Library, May
11 - May 18, is now over. There were 157 pieces of
art from 41 artists. Nine artworks sold! Many
thanks to show coordinator, Ellen Howard and to all
the members who participated, organized, set up, took
down, and sat during the show. And, thanks to the
Euclid Library staff for everything they did to help make
this a successful show. To quote our president, Lee
Peters, “Mucho thanks to ALL!”
Local artist, Deborah Steytler judged the show and
selected “Adelaide’s Tree”, an acrylic by Valerie Rose
Gale, as Best of Show.
are the judge’s comments about the show:
Personal expression, freshness, unique
topics and composition factor into works chosen by the
this show. Her remarks note the “artist’s voice coming
through”, “delight in subject”, along with “density of
detail and confident use of media”. She describes
the Best of Show as “Glorious!” and liked the “artist’s
mark and personal vision” in many ribbon winning works.
Congratulations to award
Special thanks to Sandi Richards for organizing the
artist reception and to everyone who brought goodies and
helped serve. Over 100 people attended the
reception, including Euclid Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail.
We thank the Mayor for her kind words about EAA.
Winner of the Art Show raffle, an original floral
watercolor by internationally renowned local artist, David
Rankin, is member, Don Wilson. Don was
surprised, but thrilled that he won. He loves
David’s art and has taken many art workshops from David.
Again, thanks to David for donating this beautiful
painting and to 4-Corners Custom Framing, 825 E. 185th,
for framing the artwork and to all who bought raffle
the winner of the 2019 Euclid Art Association Margaret
E. Hain Memorial Art Scholarship − Euclid High School
Senior, Tianna Harper. Senior Awards Night at
Euclid High School was Thursday evening May 2, 2019 at the
Irish American Club. Rozenia Cunningham and Lee
Peters presented the EAA Scholarship award to Tianna
Harper. She plans to attend the Cleveland Institute
of Art. “I want to attend art school because I feel
it will challenge me to produce quality art work and
inspire me to compete with other very talented art
students. My goal is to become either a professional
painter or graphic designer, in which I can support myself
and make a living. It would be a dream come true to
have a career in something I am so passionate about.”
Best wishes to Tianna as she pursues her art career.
Read more about the award on the
. . EAA’s Summer Fine Art Show at Lake Metroparks
Farmpark is JUNE 25 - AUGUST 18, 2019. Keep
painting and creating! Forms and instructions were
mailed to members with the May newsletter and are also
available on the
Art Shows page of EuclidArt.com.
Entry forms are due to Ellen Howard on Friday, June 7.
Members are limited to three entries.
Art Show Instructions;