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.

 
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  • 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 meeting.  Everyone 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 Demonstrations page.

    Thanks to our May hosts, Helen Karpoff and Joan Milligan for their beautiful “May Day” themed refreshment table. Many delicious treats were enjoyed by all.

  • 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!”

    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.


    Local artist, Deborah Steytler judged the show and selected “Adelaide’s Tree”, an acrylic by Valerie Rose Gale, as Best of Show.  Here are the judge’s comments about the show: Personal expression, freshness, unique topics and composition factor into works chosen by the judge for recognition in 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 winners.


    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 tickets.

  • Meet 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 Events page.

  • HEADS UP. . . 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;   Entry Form;   Show Labels