|June, July, August MEDIA|
FAL and the Crawford Street Market
Our Findlay Art League, in conjunction with the Crawford
Street Market, is going to be open for business Saturday
mornings from 9-1 during the month of June. Art League
members will have the opportunity to display and sell any
art work that is either new or has been
1. The artist is required to submit an inventory and
price list of his submitted work, along with his name,
phone number and e- mail address.
2. The artist is responsible for gallery sitting for at
least one of the 4 Saturdays of the month his work is on
display or for one of the other jobs associated with the
show. A work sign-up sheet will be on hand at the art
league when submitting the art work. No work, no display!
3. All sold art work will be have a 25% fee deducted from
the sale to be paid to the art league.
4. Art work will be issued to the buyer upon payment.
5. Artist's payments, minus the art league's 25% deduction,
will be issued at end of the month.
6. Saturday volunteers will be responsible for
collecting money, issuing receipts and balancing the books
at the end of each day.
7. The show committee reserves the right to
limit the number of submissions by an artist should space
become an issue.
Contact Connie Weasel \ 419-348-4003
Kenneth F. Smith
A retrospective exhibit of the
life’s work of Kenneth F. Smith is on display at the
University of Findlay’s Lea Gallery in the Virginia B.
Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion.
Forty-five pieces of art (oils, charcoals drawings,
pastels, watercolors and colored pencils) are in the
exhibit. He is
the father of FAL member Rollie Smith and Marilyn (Norman)
ends June 20.
FAL Summer Classes Announced...
The Findlay Art League is pleased to offer an exciting array of art classes for children age 8 and up (and adults!) during June and July. For a fee of $65 students meet for 90 minutes each of four mornings for a total of six hours of instruction per session. The instructors this summer are Crystal Bowman, Louise Wineland, Alexandria Prater, and Bob Minto (clay only). Class titles include Mixed Media, Abstract Art, Watercolor Painting, Printmaking, Optical Illusions, Pop-up Art, 3-D Paper Sculptures, Foil Embossing, Felt Flower Making, Zentangle-Inspired Art, and Manga & Comic Making. Classes will be held in the FAL education room or in the FAL gallery. Class times run from 9 to 10:30AM or from 11AM to 12:30PM.
forms and tuition fees are due on the first day of
is a minimum number of students required for a class to
run, so register early by calling Crystal Bowman at
419-423-6729 or by emailing her at
The Clay Creations offering will take place off campus at the instructor’s studio. The fee is $35 for one three-hour session on Friday mornings throughout the summer. Call Bob Minto at 419-204-9722 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule in advance. For further information on FAL times and class offerings, check out the FAL website at www.findlayartleague.com or pick up a brochure at the Findlay Art League during the 66th Annual May Show, open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11AM to 3PM. Teens and adults are welcome to register for all classes.
Findlay Art League’s Annual May Show
Friday, May 2
The Findlay Art
League’s 66th Annual May Show opens Friday,
May 2, at 5:00PM, in conjunction with ArtWalk.
Awards will be presented at 7:00PM.
The opening and artists’ reception is open to the
members-only show is an impressive exhibit of art work by
local and regional talent.
Media include everything from watercolors to
The Best of
Show award went to James Andrews for his watercolor “
First Place went to Ron Fox, “Not in a Box, Not
with a Fox,” graphite; Second Place , Robert Minto,
“Teapot,” stoneware; and Third Place , Isaac Smith,
“ Heidiland , Switzerland ,” oil. Honorable Mention
awards went to Connie Weasel, “Vermont Deer Camp,”
acrylic; Beth Ziss, “Flower,” fused glass; Kelly
Massillo, “Hands Tied by Fate,” acrylic; Isaac Smith,
“The End,” intaglio print; and Teresa Straley Lambert,
“Pink Window,” digital color photo.
The judge for
this year’s May Show was Kory Hubbell, senior graphic
designer for Hewlett Packard and owner of his own
free-lance business, HubbellArts.
Co-chairs of the show are Connie Weasel, Kelly
Massillo, and Jean Cossey.
hours for the May Show are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,
11AM – 3PM. The
show will close Friday, May 30, at 3PM.
Findlay Art League’s Photo 32 Show Opens
The Findlay Art League’s Photo 32 Show opened Friday, March 7. This juried show is an impressive exhibit of photographs by local and regional talent. Photographic media include everything from black & white film to digital color and beyond.
BEST OF SHOW
The Best of Show award went to Lisa Ruggiero-Wawrzyniak for her digital color print “I’m Watching”; Juror’s Awards went to Breanna Ridgeway, “Fortitude”; Ed Corle, “Dance”; and Sean Ferry, “Balloon Burst.” The Juror’s Award for Color also went to Ed Corle for “Tracing II.” The Juror’s Award for Black & White went to Jane Vanden Eynden for “Waiting.” Honorable Mention awards went to Breanna Ridgeway, “Faded Youth”; Lisa Ruggiero-Wawrzyniak, “Baby Doll”; Linda Brown, “Wandering Soul”; Melanie Keller, “Pinhole; Owens”; Timothy Wiegand, “Hard at Work”; and Dorothyann Strange, “Fright or Flight?
THE JUROR'S AWARDS
Ed Corle, “Dance” Jane Vanden Eynden, “Waiting.”
The judge for the FAL Photo 32 Show was Spencer Cunningham, photography professor at the University of Findlay. Co-chairs of the show are Robert and Karen Minto.
Gallery hours for the Photo 32 Show are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10AM – 2PM. The show will close Friday, March 28, at 2PM.
Photos by Dale DeVene
The Student Art Exhibit
The Student Art Exhibit for Kindergarten through grade five opened Thursday, February 13 at the Findlay Art League. The opening reception was 6:30-8:00, with awards being presented at 7:00. This annual event was open to students in Findlay and Hancock County Schools. Art teachers selected a limited number of student art works for submission to the show. The show was judged and awards presented during the opening reception. Awards are made possible by the McClelland Family Student Art Fund and the Bill Graham Memorial Trust.
Awards were presented to many students. First Place was awarded to Kanon Maesaka, grade 5, from Wilson Vance, for “Self Portrait.” Second Place award went to Cohen Smith, grade 2, Cory Rawson, for “The Fair.” Third Place was awarded to Ryan Harmon, grade 2, Van Buren, for “Curley Museum.” Honorable Mention Awards were given to Wakana Isogai, grade 4, Wilson Vance, for “Woven Pouch;” Tygan Bloomfield, grade 4, Chamberlin Hill, for “Colorful Spirals;” Christy Strzempka, grade 5, Lincoln, for “Winter Silhouette;” Blake Boehm, grade 2, Cory Rawson, for “Africa;” Maddie Dudgeon, grade 1, Lincoln, for “Fall Tree;” Adam Warren, grade 1, Van Buren, for “Winter;” Natalie Gutman, Kindergarten, St. Michael, for “Robot;” Morgan Carteaux, grade 3, Cory Rawson, for “Hornets;” Chase Wellman, grade 5, Vanlue, for “Big Orange Building;” and Elayna Church, grade 5, Wilson Vance, for “Self Portrait.”
The Exhibit was judged by Jean Cossey. Jean Cossey, a retired teacher, graduated from Bluffton University with a major in Art and during her career taught elementary and high school art, as well as Spanish. She works in many media, and at present produces paper maché bowls and creatures which can be seen at Gray Mare and Company in Carey, OH. She is a member of The Findlay Art League.
Juried Photography Show******************* Entries Due: Thursday, February 20, 7:00 – 9:00 PM or Saturday, February 22, 9:00 AM – 12 Noon Opening Reception: Friday, March 7, 7 - 9PM
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NAMES PRIZES FOR 2013 JURIED SHOW
Opening and Artist Reception
Friday, November 1, 5 to 9PM
Findlay Art League 2013 Juried Show will open in
conjunction with the Arts Partnership’s ArtWalk Friday,
November 1, with a reception for the artists, open to the
public, at the Findlay Art League Gallery,
hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11AM to
2PM and Fridays 11AM to 2PM and 6 to 8PM.
The show will be closed for Thanksgiving week and
will reopen for First Friday on December 6 from 5 to 9PM.
Findlay Art League Announces After School Art Classes
Findlay Art League “After School” Art Program will
start the week of September 9th.
The junior high and high school classes will meet
on Monday at 3:30 till 5pm.
“Home School” classes will meet Tuesday from
10:30 till 12 noon. The
third thru fifth grade classes will meet Tuesday from 4 pm
till 5 pm.
There will be 3 classes per month.
The one hour classes will be $30.00 per month and
the hour and a half class will be $35.00 per month.
Any questions and to register please call Crystal Bowman
at 419-423-6729 to register for the Monday class or call
Sharon Dawson at 419-422-8897 for the Tuesday classes.
Jr. High and High School (3:30 till 5pm)
Home School (10:30 till 12 noon)
May 6 13 20
The Findlay Art League’s Photo 31 Show opened Friday, March 8, at 7:00PM, with awards presented at 7:30PM. This juried show is an impressive exhibit of photographs by local and regional talent. Photographic media include everything from black & white film to digital color to infrared and beyond.
The Best of Show award goes to Mat Marrash for his black & white film print “Ringwood State Park, New Jersey”; First Place, Jane Vanden Eynden, “Fox in the Wind”; Second Place, James Proffitt, “Ice Eagle”; Third Place, Dorothyann Strange, “Working Late”; Honorable Mention awards go to Pam Cordeau, “Off the Beaten Path”; Alice Schneider, “Staircase . . . Met”; Teresa Lambert, “Buoys Will Be Buoys”; Mat Marrash, “Bob’s Barbershop”; Jane Vanden Eynden, “Eze Day Out”; and James Proffitt, “Silo.”
The judge for the FAL Photo 31 Show was Jeff Salisbury, a professional photographer and photography professor at the University of Findlay. Co-chairman of the show are Teresa Lambert and Jason Wagner.
Student Art Exhibit, grades k-5
The Student Art Exhibit for
Kindergarten through grade five will open Thursday
evening at the Findlay Art League, 117 W. Crawford
St. The opening reception is Feb. 14 from
6:30-8:00, with awards being presented at 7:00.
This annual event is open to students in Findlay
and Hancock County Schools. Art teachers
selected a limited number of student art works for
submission to the show. The show is judged and
awards will be presented during the opening
reception. Awards are made possible by the
McClelland Family Student Art Fund and the Bill
Graham Memorial Trust.
Awards will be presented to many students. First Place will be awarded to Brandon Gardner, grade 2, from Vanlue, for “Ice Cold.” Second Place award goes to Abbi Lotz, grade 5, Arlington, for “Fish.” Third Place will be awarded to Lauren Smith, grade 4, St. Michaels, for “Hamburg and Fries.” Honorable Mention Awards will be given to Layla Tiell, Kindergarten, Jefferson, for “Crocodile;” Seth Gunder, grade 4, Vanlue, for “Eiffel Tower;” Quinn Taylor, grade 1, Liberty Benton, for “Warm Colored Cat;” Samuel Shaferly, grade 4, Vanlue, for “King Samuel;” Alena Miller, grade 4, Vanlue, for “Heads Up—Angry Cow;” Hailey Essinger, grade 5, Arlington, for “Cupcake;” Olivia Combs, grade 1, Vanlue, for “Sunny Flowers;” Jack Saltzman, Kindergarten, Vanlue, for “Crazy Circles;” Avery Elchest, grade 3, Cory Rawson, for “Horse on the Horizon of Time;” and Abbie Miles, grade 5, Lincoln, for “Flower.”
The Exhibit was judged by Connie Weasel. Connie and her husband, Chuck, are long-time residents of Findlay. She graduated from Ohio State University with a BS in Art Education and furthered her studies at Bowling Green State University. Connie, who has recently retired from teaching, taught art at Donnell Junior High and Cory Rawson Elementary School. She is a member of The Findlay Art League.
News Release / For Immediate Release
Winners Named in Findlay Art League’s 2012 Juried Show
Findlay Art League’s 2012 Juried Show opened Monday and is now open to the public Monday through Saturday, 10AM – 2PM. An Artist Reception will be held on Friday, November 2, 5 – 9PM in conjunction with the Arts Partnership Art Walk. The Juried Show awards will be at 7PM.
Best of Show went to Matthew Cook, Self Portrait, oil; the William Nonnamaker Award went to Tom Emerine, Aspen Canopy, watercolor; First Place Silvio Jimenez, Point of No Return, acrylic; Second Place Jessica Summers, Self Portrait as Domestic Goddess, oil; Third Place Derek Brennan, Old Dog and Bo, encaustic & oil; Merit Awards went to Laura Barnhardt Corle, Off State Route 235, watercolor; Kelsey Scharf, Untitled, oil; Harry Melroy, Long-haired /Ducks of Paris, stoneware; Mike Kozumplik, Ranging the Woods Together from Tree to Tree, sterling silver, bronze, & pearls; Martin Chappuies, The Great Escape, watercolor; Sheilah Grogan, Parade, oil; Melissa Dzienny, Sunday Morning, encaustic; and Rachael Chappuies, Jason, charcoal. The judge for the show was Mille Guldbeck, Professor of Painting and Graduate Coordinator, Bowling Green State University. The Findlay Art League’s Juried Show, 117 West Crawford Street, will be open through November 16, 2012.
Findlay Art League’s
Black & White andShades of Gray Show Opens
The Findlay Art League’s 2012Black & White and Shades of Gray Show opens Friday, June 15 at 7 PM with the awards to be presented at 7:30 PM. The opening and artists’ reception is open to the public. This show is a fine exhibit of paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, photos, and collages all of which have no color elements.
The Best of Show award goes to Nancy Frankenfield for her pen and ink “Sunflower”; First in Painting, Silvio Jimenez, “Yesterday,” acrylic on canvas; First in Works on Paper, Isaac Smith, “Drinking Fountains,” graphite; First in 3-D, Robert Minto, “Tiles Six,” stoneware on steel; First in Photo, Richard Davis, “Old Gas.” Honorable Mentions go to Randy Bennett, “Myth & Memory,” mixed media; James Levy, “Darkness,” photo; Anita Lehman, “Trio,” earthenware; and Crystal Bowman, “Anadromous,” marker and graphite.
Judge for the show was Anne Beekman, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Illustration. She earned her B.F.A. from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her M.F.A. from Marywood University. Before coming to Findlay, she worked as art director, graphic designer and web developer in publishing and advertising. The chairperson for this show is Jean Cossey.
Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10AM – 2PM. The show will close Friday, July 13, at 2PM.
The judge for "Photo 30" is Darlene Yeager-Torre of Darlene Yeager-Torre Fine Art Photography, Columbus, Ohio. Information about the judge can be found on Darlene's website www.dytphotos.com.
Findlay Art League’s “2012 3D Exhibit” opens Friday
The Findlay Art League’s 2012 Three-Dimensional Exhibit opens Friday, January 13 at 7 PM with the awards to be presented at 8 PM. The opening and artists’ reception is open to the public. This juried 3D show is a fine exhibit of sculpture, ceramics, weaving, jewelry, wood, paper, glass and metal work by area artists.
The 3D Best of Show award goes to Joe Bonifas for his forged steel piece “Transformation Pedestal”; First place, Harry Melroy, “The Time of His Life,” oil enamel on mixed media; Second Place, Andy Sacksteder, “War-Torn Girl with the Emerald Eyes,” bronze; Third Place, Harry Melroy, “Esmeralda’s Sweet Ride,” oil enamel on wood; Honorable Mention Awards go to Gregg Luginbuhl, “Rustic Decanter XVII,” stoneware; Ed Corle, “Brown Wave,” stoneware and Madonna Wagner, “Necklace,” beads.
Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10AM – 2PM. The show will close Friday, February 10 at 2PM.
Judging the show was Doyle Long who has enjoyed being a professional studio production potter most of his adult life. He was responsible for the design, production, marketing and strategic planning of dinnerware in Delaware, Ohio, and Forest, Ohio. His education in ceramics reads like a Who’s Who of major universities offering degrees in ceramics. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University in Alfred, New York, in 1978. From there he attended The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, where he earned a Master of Arts degree in 1979 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1980. He has worked with or under nationally and internationally known potters during his formative years and remains in touch with many of them. Doyle has had his studio and work featured in Ceramics Monthly magazine.
For more information about the Findlay Art League and its programs stop into the FAL gallery at 117 West Crawford Street or visit the League’s website www.findlayartleague.com
A call for artists has gone out for the Findlay Art League 2012 3-D Exhibit. Registration of entries for this juried show is Thursday, January 5, 7 – 9PM and Saturday, January 7, 9AM – Noon at the Findlay Art League gallery, 117 West Crawford Street. This 3-D Show is a chance for sculptors, potters, weavers and other textile artists, jewelers, wood carvers, metal artists, paper manipulators, and all other artists whose work is 3-D or relief to enter a show designed with them in mind.
Artists must be 17 years of age or older. Entries must have been created within the last four years and must not have been exhibited previously in a FAL show. Artwork must not exceed 60 inches in any direction and must not exceed 75lbs.
The artists’ reception and exhibit opening is Friday, January 13, 7PM – 9PM (open to the public) with awards at 8PM. Show hours are Monday through Saturday, 11AM – 2PM through to the end of the show Saturday, February 7.
A prospectus for the 3-D show can be obtained at the Findlay Art League Gallery, 117 West Crawford Street or can be downloaded from the Findlay Art League web site - www.findlayartleague.com. Any questions can be directed to Bob and Karen Minto email@example.com who are co-chairpersons of the show.