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  • Mel Grunau Benefit Show at Fuller House Gallery

    Our recent speaker, Mel Grunau is having a sale of his paintings at the Fuller House Gallery at Bayarts 28795 Lake Rd. Bay Village to benefit two young sisters, Jaina and Chesley. The show opens Saturday, Nov. 20, from 10am to 4pm. The gallery is open every day from 10am to 3pm until Dec. 23rd. Both girls have a rare kidney disease that at some point in their lives may require kidney and/or liver transplants. You can help them raise funds for their transplant fund through COTA. That is the Children's Organ Transplant Association. All of Mel's proceeds from sales will go directly to COTA. Hope you can make it. Tell all your friends. Have a Happy Holiday Season.

  • Results of Kaleidoscope Exhibition and Women’s Art League Fall Show at Summit Art Space

    by Deanna Clucas, Exhibition Chair As most of you know me as the Co-Chair of the Aquarius Exhibition and the most recent past president, I would like you to know that I am also exhibition chair of the Women’s Art League of Akron AND the Kaleidoscope Exhibition which is held every year at Summit Artspace in downtown Akron; a block away from the Akron Art Museum. These two shows are running right now at Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market Street. Women’s Art League in the Transition Gallery and Kaleidoscope in the Betty & Howard Taylor Main Gallery. Hours are Fridays, 12-7 pm, and Saturdays 11-5 pm through December 18, 2021. To see the shows virtually, go to and click on the virtual shows. There are a few MCAL members who are also members of the Women’s Art League. Of those who entered and won awards in this show, Helga Reid and, Deanna Clucas both won Honorable Mentions. There are also a few MCAL members who belong to the eligible organizations belonging to the Alliance for the Visual Arts in Akron which sponsors the Kaleidoscope show. Of the 7 members submitting work for the show including Bill Beuther, Denise Benko, Sally Heston, and Kathy Stokes-Shafer, juried entries included Lee Beuther, Carol Klingel who won an Honorable Mention, and me again, Deanna Clucas. Let me give you a little background for an opportunity for you to join and to show your work: As one of the original founders of the Alliance for the Visual Arts (AVA) in 2001, Betty Taylor’s dream was to have a holiday art show every year. Since 2003, hundreds of regional visual artists representing AVA have contemplated their entries in the most competitive juried art exhibit to end the year at Summit Artspace. Many have competed- Not all entries are juried into the show where the quality of work is at its height. After a total amount of 633 members have been narrowed down because of multiple memberships, there are 548 eligible members of AVA including Akron Society of Artists, Artists of Rubber City, Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, and Women’s Art League of Akron. Of those 548 members, 65 members entered 119 submissions into this 19th annual prestigious show. Only 58 were juried in. This year, we were able to obtain Alexandra N. Coon, Executive Director of the Massillon Museum as our juror. She juried the show and then came in-person to judge for awards. We also offer People’s Choice ballots in person and virtually so the public can choose their favorite piece of work. Whoever wins has that artwork used for the next year’s advertising in addition to winning the coveted handmade kaleidoscope by Akron Glass Artist, Bob Pozarski. Who will win this year? We will find out on the evening of December 18 at the end of the show.

  • Cool Beans Cafe Fall 2021 Exhibition

    The current COOL BEAN'S art exhibit is up through December 8th. The theme is "Holidays". The represented artists are Margaret Pappas, Kathy Juliano, Brad Rice, Cindy Craft, George Harth, Chris Kelly, Bill Buether, and Mary Kenney. Please drop in, have a beverage, and enjoy some beautiful art.

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  • Medina County Art League Art in the Park

    Vendor MAP Artist List Artist Email Medium Space Abel, Todd glass 59 Axelrod, Marvin photography 20 Barbee, Barb jewelry 18 Bitans, Marita photography 27 Blair, Susan ceramics 37 Bolgar, Pat jewelry 74 Bordine, David glass 10 Brady, Scott ink L-2 Camus, Alisha wood 51 Clark, Kelley birdhouses L-4 Clucas, Deanna painting 4 Corbin, Alex photography L-3 Couch, April wood/mixedmedia 12 Croce, Tom photography 73 Dean, Alexandra printmaking 33 Denczak, Denise metal 55 Des Forges, Linda floral W-3 Disch, Kate leather 8 Dressler, Julia photography B-3 Edinger, Henry painting 38 Everhard, Kimberlee painting 42 Finesilver, Nancy ceramics 67 Fisher, Annabelle jewelry 48 Fisk, Alan jewelry 22 Friedman, Julie fiber N-1 Gibson, Jeffrey photography 11 Gilbert, Tom & Desiree wood 47 Haplea, Barb jewelry 9 Hemmerling, Janeth jewelry 40 Henikman, Bob & Mary wood 21 Hobby, Jeneen photography 34 Jandrey, Kathy ceramics 57 Karpy, Tom tshirts 72 Kent, Bill metal 63 Kent, Darrell inkmarkers 19 Kiley, David photography 60 Laine, Philippe paintedsilk 15 Lamb, Elaine ceramics 29 Lehnhardt, JoAnn wood 26 Lemons, Pamela jewelry 36 Leonard, Joe wood 58 Lewis, Barb wood 6 MCAL Scholarship scholarship 39 Margeson, Jana jewelry 68 Martonicz, Gail painting 13 Medina County Art League various 49-50 Medina County Historical Society literature 25 Miller, Bill mixedmedia 5 Mohr, Karri wood 24 Mowen, Mark leather 54 Murray, Bette metal/clay 44 Neal, Greg pottery W-2 Olivia Blubaugh jewelry 62 Olivia's Kloset craft/fiber 53 Osterhaudt, Linda jewelry 52 Peterson, Chandra woodcraft 3 Petranek, Glenn photography 14 Poff, Don metal 69-70 Posch, Maryann jewelry 43 Pozarski, Bob glass 7 Reed, Don painting 56 Reilly, Cyndi ceramics 46 Riggle, Russ woodtoys 66 Rohrbaugh, Judy jewelry 30 Schultz, Jack photography 32 Shaffer, Lisa metal L-1 Shafron, David wood B-4 Shepard, Petty baskets 17 Sheriff, Sonja jewelry 61 Silverman, Eric photography 41 Smith, Ashley jewelry 28 Stiber, Genmarie glass/plants 16 Stolzenberger, Sharon painting 45 Storer, Karen jewelry 31 Stringer, Jennifer jewelry 2 Szalkowski, Emily drawing 23 Verstraete, Mary photography W-1 Western Reserve Kettle Korn food 71 Worden, Jennifer glass/metal/mixed 1 Yano, Thomas metal 64-65 Young, Darlene painting 13 Zajac, Francine ceramics 35 ART in the PARK ARCHIVES 2020 | 2019

  • Medina County Art League

    JANUARY MEMBERS CRITIQUE Carolyn Lewis JANUARY 24, 2022 @ 7pm @ ZOOM In January we welcomed Carolyn Lewis. Carolyn will critique member's artwork. A nationally known artist, Carolyn Lewis is inspired by nature, wildlife, and people. Her painting is sensitive without being overly sentimental. “Capturing the mood of the moment and the effect of light is an important goal in my work,” she explains. View YouTube Presentation Powerpoint Presentation From the original Picket Fence Show to the Art In The Park of today. Artists of Medina County Ohio join to promote the arts. Every summer we sponsor Art in the Park, an outdoor festival of the arts. ​ eveNTS // EXHIBITIONS // SHOWS Date Event Presenter Location 01/25/2022 January Members Critique Carolyn Lewis Root Community Room 01/30/2022 Aquarius 2022 Medina County Diistrict Library 03/01/2022 February Members Meeting C. Arthur Croyle Root Community Room 03/21/2022 March Scholarship Awards Meeting Janet Baran TBA 04/25/2022 April Members Meeting Helen Wilson Root Community Room 05/23/2022 May Members Meeting Linda McFarlin Root Community Room 07/17/2022 Art in the Park 2022 Medina Public Square Page 1 of 1 NEWS Results of Kaleidoscope Exhibition and Women’s Art League Fall Show at Summit Art Space Cool Beans Cafe Fall 2021 Exhibition Cuyahoga Valley Plein Air Painters The PerSisters Painters Show at the Medina County Library President's Message October 2021 Plein Air Locations MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS Member discounts on MCAL Workshops Free subscription to the MCAL newsletter "Drawing Attention" Relationship building with other MCAL Members Monthly Instruction and Demos at the Membership General Meeting Opportunities to show your work at various local venues. Opportunities to show your work at Art in the Park and Aquarius Learn How to Join Medina County Art League Objectives To promote the education, exploration, awareness, and development of visual arts. To promote group and community interest in, and appreciation of the arts. To sponsor and/or provide opportunities for art shows, exhibits, and community projects.

  • Medina County Art League Art in the Park

    When: Sunday, July 17, 2022 from 10am -5pm What: Set in Medina's charming Courthouse Square, Artists' exhibits are arranged around the park's gazebo, the central focus of the historic Public Square Area. Spend the day perusing artists' paintings, sculptures, photo's and other works, grab lunch at one of the local eateries. Hopefully, you'll find a favorite piece for that empty wall you've been meaning to fill! Vendors Where: Courthouse Square in Medina, Ohio Please complete the application at the link below! Vendor Application 2021 GAllery Out of gallery Questions or additional information: Please email the committee at . ART in the PARK ARCHIVES 2021 | 2020 | 2019

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