Medley Of Arts
Saturday, May 20th, the Parma Area Fine Arts Council hosted their annual Medley of Arts Show & Sale at the Smallwood Center. This year they are celebrating their 55th anniversary serving Parma and the surrounding communities. The show was open to the public with free attendance. This was the largest show they have had in a number of years. Thirty-three artists participated. Ninety-four pieces of art were on display. Attendees commented on the quality and variety of the pieces. Which made it difficult for the panel of three judges, Wanda Ullman, Kathy Hunsicker, and Debbie Lime to choose the winners. Best in Show went to Anthony DeMarco for his enamel piece. First place winners were as follows: Robert Pohm for Watercolor, Stephen Sens for Acrylic, Michelle Behal for Graphics, Anthony DeMarco for Photography, and Stan Stary Jr. for Three Dimensional. In addition to paintings, there were numerous outstanding wood carvings, phyrography (wood burning) and jewelry. Cash prizes were awarded to the first place winners and Best In Show. Ribbons were awarded to second and third place winners. Additionally, a very popular category is the People's Choice Award, where attendees get to vote for their favorite piece. This year Kathy Kijek won People's Choice cash prize and ribbon.
The Chinese Auction had 14 fabulous items, ranging from framed original artwork, one of a kind jewelry, to items donated by Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Glass Bubble Project, North Coast Nostalgia, Another Miracle Salon, and Tarboosh Eatery. There was a 50/50 Raffle. Refreshments were available, Jack Frost Donuts and Anniversary Cake too.
For sale by Board Members, as a fund raiser to match grant funds for summer art classes were Parma Coloring Books, and an assortment of note cards featuring original artwork created by the Board. These items are still available. Call 440-888-4514, text us on www.parmafinearts.org, or Facebook for details.
This year many of the participating artists sold several pieces of their works. The highest compliment you can pay an artist is to purchase their work.
Parma Area Fine Arts would like to thank all those who attended, the artists who participated, the businesses that donated, and the volunteers who worked so diligently to make this event such a success.
Board Secretary of Parma Area Fine Arts Council, Inc, or PAFAC, and Artist/Jewlery Designer, Owner Aire of Oppulence.