Parma Art Scene

Samantha Bias 

Medley of Art Show at the Smallwood Center The annual Parma Area Fine Arts Council’s Medley of Arts Show & Sale was held on Saturday, May 18th. Participating in the event were 40 local talented artists from the area, showcasing approximately 100 diverse pieces of art. There was a steady stream of attendees throughout the day. The show was divided into seven categories. Best in Show, First Place in each category, and People’s Choice winning artists received cash awards. Ribbons were also awarded to those categories along with second and third place ribbons. The winners were as follows: Best In Show: Mother’s Are Dying by Ashley Nagel, Watercolor: 1. Samantha Bias – Eye For An Eye, 2. Poppin’ Poppies – Marge Horvat 3. Robin Prestien – Red House With Fence. Three-Dimensional: 1. Debra Newell – Vintage Sounds, 2. Donata Rahne – Winged Isis, 3. Debra Newell – Flash Of Sunset, Acrylic/Mixed Media: 1. Samantha Bias – In The Garden Of Eden, 2. Mary O’Hearn – Evening At The Dock, 3. Gary Nass – Three Forest Dances, Photography: 1. Anthony DeMarco – The Alter of Notre Dame, 2. Samantha Bias – Daisy In My Lazy Eye, 3. Anthony DeMarco – The Train On Time Graphics: 1. Sean Mabin – False Start, 2. Kathleen Dregella – Sheep, 3. Alexa Thompson – Breakfast, Fiber Art: 1. Debra Newell – Thrownaways, 2. Barbara Gorman – Felted Wool Neck Piece, 3. Jane Zampedro – Mermaid, Wood Carving: 1. Acorns – Stan Stary. 2. Angry Bird – Gerald Hoeltge, 3. Patricia Perchinske – Gryffin. People’s Choice went to Kathy Kijek for her Rotten Watermelon acrylic painting.

Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor Workshop with Nicki Lanzi Watercolor Floral on Canvas Workshop is for watercolorists with intermediate or advanced skills is being held Saturday, June 28th, from 10 to 4. Enjoy a day of free flowing colors and your creativity! Students will incorporate watercolor techniques with a twist, to create a colorful floral!  Sharing tips and ideas with other students is always a learning experience, and Nicki Lanzi will share information that she has learned over 30 years of teaching, and taking several workshops from renowned artists. Please feel free to bring in photos of flowers you would like to incorporate into the painting. Students will paint on a 22x28 inch canvas. Cost is $80, plus your ownwatercolors and brushes, water container, paper towels or rag, one large wash brush, 1.5 in. or larger. Email to register or for additional details.

Brecksville Parma Area Fine Arts Council’s members, Anthony DeMarco, Gary Nass and Robert Pohm are on display at the Brecksville Center For The Arts, 8997 Highland Drive, in the juried show “In Honor Of Trees”, May 6th through June 10th.

Prama Artspace Gallery – The Car Show This gallery is located at 5411 Pearl Road. Parma Area Fine Arts members, Robert Pohm and Sean Mabin are two of the artists on display. The show runs May 24th through June 7th. The auto industry plays an important role in Parma’s history, and cars play an important role in our lives. This gallery features local talent in their monthly themed shows. Original artwork is reasonably priced and often less expensive than mass produced art from box stores. The boutique also offers smaller items such as jewelry, bookmarks, note cards and calendars by local creatives. Stop in and browse. The gallery is open Saturday through Monday, 2 to 7 PM.

Kathryn Mabin

Board Secretary of Parma Area Fine Arts Council, Inc, or PAFAC, and Artist/Jewlery Designer, Owner Aire of Oppulence.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:52 PM, 06.03.2019