19th Annual Kaleidoscope Juried Exhibition


BETTY AND HOWARD TAYLOR MAIN GALLERY

The Kaleidoscope Juried Exhibition is an annual holiday show presented by the Alliance for the Visual Arts. This year’s juror is Alexandra N. Coon, Executive Director at the Massillon Museum. 

Click Here to Cast Your Votes for the People’s Choice Award!

The winner of the People’s Choice Award will win this handmade kaleidoscope created by Bob Pozarski!

One vote per person, cast your vote either in person or here online!

2021 People’s Choice Award by Bob Pozarski

Special thanks to Bradley Hart, Summit Artspace resident artist, for photography of virtual exhibitions!

If you would like to purchase any art, please visit a staff member or volunteer in the Main Gallery, or email natalie@summitartspace.org.

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1
Dan Lindner
| Old Grain Mill | NFS
Pastel
12″x 16″

Artist Statement: While driving in the country I came upon a cluster of buildings that triggered my artistic eye. I was drawn to the abstract shapes and I knew they needed to be painted!

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2
Deanna R Clucas
| Purple Flags | $640
Acrylic
20″ x 16″

Artist Statement: The purple Iris was blooming in my backyard just begging me to capture it on canvas before it withered away. I loved the gentle ruffles and twists and turns of each petal. I gave it a subtle dark background to bring out the beauty of the flower.

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Gwen Waight
| mmm-mmm, good | $860
Found object assemblage
30” x 24” x 7”

Artist Statement: This piece was made to address the negative stereotypes about Asian people during the pandemic.

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Joan Colbert
| Arrival | $95
Relief print – linocut
4″ x 9″ image in 8″ x 14″ frame

Artist Statement: Arrival – Lily of the Valley, Convallaria majalis

In the language of flowers the lily of the valley signifies a return to happiness. Similarly, in legend, the nightingale, enamored of the tiny flowers, awaits their bloom before returning to the forest in May. That the nightingale is singing on a curve of reed adds a bit of Irish folklore to Arrival – lilies of the valley form ladders for faeries to reach the reeds they use to weave cradles. These dainty bells of spring are not all sweetness and light, though. The red berries that appear in the fall are a reminder that Convallaria majalis is poisonous – toxic enough to earn it a bit part in the plots of two contemporary television series: Outlander and Breaking Bad. Arrival is part of the series, As Potent as a Charm, a collection of relief prints inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s story, Rappaccini’s Daughter. In Hawthorne’s tale, the title character, Beatrice, tends her father’s botanical collection of lovely, yet lethal plants. While ‘as potent as a charm’ refers to the specimens, it could just as well describe Beatrice who, as the story progresses, becomes just as lovely and lethal as the flowers she nurtures.

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Joan Colbert
| Crowfoot | $95
Relief print – linocut
4″ x 9″ image in 8″ x 14″ frame

Artist Statement: Crowfoot aka Buttercup Ranunculus acris

At first glance, the bright yellow buttercup seems unlikely to have any similarity to crows, but take a look at the leaves – crow’s feet! Although the Ranunculaceae family contains about 2000 species, it is often referred to as the buttercup family. Buttercups, members of the genus, Ranunculus, are also known as crowfoot, meadow or creeping buttercup, spearwort, and even coyote’s eyes. All family members of Ranunculaceae (which includes Ranunculus, Delphinium, Clematis, Aconitum, and more (and yes, a new, larger relief print to accommodate this clan is in the works) contain protoanemonin, which is toxic to both humans and animals. Farm animals avoid these, so the name buttercup has little to do with dairy cows and butter production. Crowfoot is part of the series, As Potent as a Charm, a collection of relief prints inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s story, Rappaccini’s Daughter. In Hawthorne’s tale, the title character, Beatrice, tends her father’s botanical collection of lovely, yet lethal plants. While ‘as potent as a charm’ refers to the specimens, it could just as well describe Beatrice who, as the story progresses, becomes just as lovely and lethal as the flowers she nurtures.

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Linda Hutchinson
| Kinyatta | $2,500
Oil on canvas
30″ x 24″

Artist Statement: This painting was done from a live model…no photos. Painting another person is a non-verbal intimate experience….there can be great openness and willingness to give to the artist…or not. This was, and is, a feel good painting for me. I still enjoy it and feel that it represents the best in me.

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Joan Evans Clapsadle
| Shawn | NFS
Acrylic
16″ x 20″

Artist Statement: As an artist I have a love of painting people. I strive to use paint and form, light and dark to bring a person’s personality to life using a representational style. Watching Shawn strum on his ukulele, I knew I had to capture his passion for music. I hope, as you view this portrait, you sense his fun loving spirit as well.

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Tom Jackson
| Two Figures Standing | $2,500
Oil on canvas
30” x 40″

Artist Statement: One of my favorite painters, Wayne Thiebaud, recently celebrated his 100th birthday. Among other fun subjects, like his renown pies and cakes, he painted figures in space. I painted these two figures, Thiebaud style, in his honor. Thanks to Samantha and Jordan for their participation.

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Dave Everhard
| SCRAPS AND SNAPS | $600
Found object assemblage
20″ x 26″

Artist Statement: Religious allegory and iconic imagery focusing primarily on composition and framing without implied meaning but open to interpretation.

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Andy Tubbesing
| Planet Q7 Doppelgängers | $800
Acrylic
20″ x 34″

Artist Statement: Mysteries abound on Planet Q7. Here we see just one (well, two) of them. Identical twins? Assembly line duplicates? Double exposure? Barely discernible differences set these two organic mechanisms apart.

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Dave Derrig
| Medina Sunrise #2 | $700
Prismacolor on mat board
25″ x 31″

Artist Statement: For about the last year, I’ve been trying to capture the beauty of an awe inspiring sunrise or sunset. By keeping with my style of loose mark making I’ve tried to show that beauty in a unique and different way.

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Susan Mencini
| Walk In My Shoes | $475
Acrylic, mixed media
22″ x 22″

Artist Statement: Most of the time we have no idea what someone may be going through or their life experiences. A self portrait statement that says, ‘do not judge me for my choices’.

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Lee Beuther
| The Moon and Sixpence | $400
Acrylic and layered paper
24″ x 18″

Artist Statement: Using paper, and acrylic paint, I created an image that represents my willingness to step out of my comfort zone and express myself in a new way. Hence the title, The Moon and Sixpence, the book by Somerset Maugham which has a similar theme.

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14
Robert Goldthwaite
| Brother | NFS
Mixed media
36″ x 24″

Artist Statement: Painting is inspired by his own brother, the complexity of the individual represented by mixed media.

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April Cameron | No Thanks, I’m Stuffed | NFS
Acrylic on canvas
20” x 16”

Artist Statement: Keeping a sense of humor during this past year has been my primary goal. Having the sanctuary of my studio has helped me achieve that. By observing the everyday objects around me, I found the inspiration needed to reach that goal.

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April Cameron | Just Roll with It | NFS
Acrylic on canvas
16” x 12”

Artist Statement: Keeping a sense of humor during this past year has been my primary goal. Having the sanctuary of my studio has helped me achieve that. By observing the everyday objects around me, I found the inspiration needed to reach that goal.

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Linda Hutchinson | Grande Dame | $2,800
Oil on canvas
30″ x 40″ x 1.5″

Artist Statement: This painting was begun from life…first as a drawing. The painting gradually evolved from just a rooftop (I love rooftops!) to an interaction between the parts of the house and the trees and sky. It became my own…my goal was animation. I am pleased.

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Todd Bergert | Blue Bowie | $2,500
Oil on board
16″ x 20″

Artist Statement: I’ve been a fan of David Bowie since the 1980’s. I feel that he, in a sense, helped me through law school as I listened to his Album, Changes One, hundreds of times on my yellow Walkman in order to drown out background noise while studying. This painting was as a result of taking a black and white photo of him and adding my own exaggerated colors in a more “loose” style than I typically paint. Since he has, what appears to be two different colored eyes as a result of an injury to one eye, i wanted the eyes to be the focus since he is famously known for that.

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Jeanne Henderson | Dance Under Water | $2,800
Oil on canvas
36″ X 24″

Artist Statement: We have had to deal with isolation, masks, social distancing and so many limitations that we are resolved to enter the freeing world of our imagination. What is more freeing than to imagine ourselves to be able to dance freely under the water, yet close enough to touch the surface of reality. Hope is for a new wonderful normals is coming soon as we morn the losses of the last few months, the year that COVID changed our lives, but never our imagination.

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Tina Grondin | The Blue Hen | $1,200
Oil, mixed media
36″ x 24″

Artist Statement: This painting is a representation of my wonder of natural environments. I love to explore secluded places where the earth tumbles and stacks and waterfalls can be discovered within the twisted terrain. Here, I am reminded of the fragility of life and its ability to transform and endure. It is the place where I find peace in this ever more chaotic world. This painting is done in oil and includes collage of fabrics and maps of Blue Hen Falls.

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21
Carol Paquay | Katie | NFS
Oil
24″ x 18″

Artist Statement: Faces are so amazing and interesting to me.

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Tricia Kaman | The Fascinator | $3,000
Oil
36″ x 36″

Artist Statement: The fundamental values of my work have been to paint directly from life- not from a photograph and to gather information by using an “unspoken dialogue” and sensitive observations from the model, landscape or still life. I respond to this by using composition, light, form, texture, color and space.

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Judy Gaiser | The Dancer as Model | NFS
Oil on canvas
20″ x 30″

Artist Statement: This is a portrait of my granddaughter who studies dance and performance. She posed this summer for the ASA Friday studio.

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Tom Jackson | Nicks BBQ | $2,500
Oil on canvas
30” x 40″

Artist Statement: One of my favorite painters, Edward Hopper, always painted the best windows on his building facades. I’m always on the lookout for these older structures in downtown centers. I was drawn to the patterns, checkerboards, shadows and lettering that presented a complete composition for this grateful painter.

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Jeff Fauser | Room With View 1 | $200
Mixed media on paper
5 1/2” x 7 1/2”

Artist Statement: This piece is a continuation of my exploration of organizing unorganized spatial situations.

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Jeff Fauser | Room With View 2 | $200
Mixed media on paper
5 1/2” x 9”

Artist Statement: This piece is a continuation of my exploration of organizing unorganized spatial situations.

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John Sharp | Landscape with Blue Mountains | $125
Acrylic
10″ x 14″

Artist Statement: I love Autumn’s colors, their intensity and how they are reflected in the surrounding landscape…..yellow is not just yellow….it’s “YELLOW”, and makes all the natural colors so much more intense.

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William Peck | Layers | $750
Colored pencil on Hydrostone
16″ x 11″

Artist Statement: This work is a multi-layered piece cast in Hydrostone and the surfaces are drawn in colored pencil. This is an extension of my pursuit of actual and implied texture, color, and relief sculptural forms.

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Susie Lilley | Catching the Wind | $450
Archival inkjet print
19″ x 25″

Artist Statement: Catching the Wind is a dramatic image of a storm descending upon the Great Sand Dunes, and the effects of the wind on the contours of the ridges. The contrast of the dunes against the dark clouds , with the sand sweeping across the horizon, gives an augur of the fury to come.

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Emily Kohmann | Edgewater Park in CLE | $1,200
Oil
22″ x 18″

Artist Statement: After a day at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium – my kids and I found an unforgettable picnic spot west of downtown in Edgewater Park. It is a favorite memory of this summer. Edgewater beach- looking for sea glass- here is Natalie standing proudly on a rock with Lake Erie & the Cleveland skyline in the background.

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Sharon Frank Mazgaj | Head Vase with Dahlias | $4,500
Colored pencil
23 1/2″ x 26 1/2″ (framed)

Artist Statement: My Grandmother gave me this head vase years ago. I love the vintage and “dated” look. I like to limit my color palette, so my next concern was to find some large and unusual flowers that would work with the vase. Nearby Bloom Hill Farms is my “go to” place to find just the right flowers. I spent an afternoon trying out different arrangements and taking reference photographs. I love simple yet powerful compositions and vibrant color. I think the face adds a sense of fun or whimsy, and the beauty and softness of the flower is a nice contrast to the pottery. Colored Pencil is a very meticulous process. I spent well over a 100 hours to complete this piece, layering many colors, completely covering the surface of the paper with sharpened Prismacolors.

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Sharon Frank Mazgaj | Head Vase with Pink Peonies | $4,500
Colored pencil
23 1/2″ x 26 1/2″ (framed)

Artist Statement: As part of my “Head Vase Series”, I searched ebay for interesting subjects. I particularly like this one, as her gloved hand is beside her face, something unusual and different than the typical vintage head vase. My own peonies were the flower inspiration, and I thought the bright pink would be a nice contrast against the face and black hat and hand. I loved how the large flowers create a larger and more dramatic hat. I kept thinking “Hello Dolly” costume hat. I like to create art that makes the viewer smile. I do not wish to dwell on or point out all of the ugliness or political opinions of the world. My wish is for my artwork to be sort of an escapement from the world. My work is definitely a reflection of myself. I cannot help but create art with the things I find intriguing, beautiful or fun to look at.

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C. Arthur Croyle | Jamie Sees Things Differently | NFS
Acrylic, oil
24” x 36”

Artist Statement: A very active boy likes to see the world upside down on the living room couch.

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34
Debrah Butler | Looking for the Holy Grail | $1,200
Graphite, colored pencil
25″ x 30″

Artist Statement: The individual in this drawing was always searching; looking for something that wasn’t there. A lifelong frustration which took him to many disappointments. I felt the expression he displayed conveyed the absurdity of his “looking”.

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35
Gwen Waight | in bed | $860
Found object assemblage
24” x 24” x 8”

Artist Statement: I address the fetishized and hyper- sexualized stereotypes Asian women face in America.

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36
Helen Wilson | Habitat | $300
Assemblage, paper, paper mache, acrylics, gold leaf
6″x7″x6″

Artist Statement: This piece is a part of a series of Assemblages that I did this summer. A completely new and very different approach to art for me. I have been doing framed mixed media collages for several years and discovered that taking the same technique to a 3D form is a very very different experience. I have found that not being restrained by a frame allows me to express myself with a new sense of freedom and wonder. This piece, “Habitat” goes along with my favorite theme about nature and the Botanical World. I find the natural world to be overflowing with beauty and abundance. It is a Habitat for us all- physically, spiritually and emotionally.

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Noreen Molek | E. A. Poe | $1,000
Charcoal and graphite on 140# cold press Arches
17.5” x 21.5” (framed)

Artist Statement: Inspired by nature

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Todd Bergert | Pappy and Cigar | $3,000
Oil on board
16″ x 20″

Artist Statement: I hardly drink and do not smoke cigars, but i’ve noticed that paintings of cigars and alcohol seem to resonate with many. I suppose that everyone has their “go to” for relaxation after a long day, whether is be these or a good book or movie. I wanted to create a look where the stage is set, so to speak, and all that is missing is the viewer’s image of themselves, in a chair pulled up to the rustic table and ready to unwind.

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C. Arthur Croyle | Happy New Year 1960! | $1,400
Acrylic, oil
24” x 36”

Artist Statement: My parents basement bar. It was about to be 1960. The world was their oyster!

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Bruce Stebner | Day’s End | $2,880
Oil
24″ x 30″

Artist Statement: “Days End” is one of a series of six self portraits created during COVID confinement celebrating male ablutions. Inspired by the legacy of Impressionist artists’ oeuvres celebrating female bathing, it is an effort to even the scale a bit for men.

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R. Thomas Campbell | Body | NFS
Pastel
18″ x 20″

Artist Statement: Interested in the meaning of taking the Sacrament of Communion.

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Alexander Balogh | Dunkleosteus terrelli | NFS
High chrome, nickel steel plate
20″ x 13″ x 18″

Artist Statement: This prehistoric fish could be found in the shallow seas that covered Ohio during the late Devonian period approximately 358–382 million years ago. Fossil remains of D. terrelli have been found in shale deposits around Cleveland, OH.

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Terrie Haley | Summer Tide | $475
Acrylic
20″ x 28″

Artist Statement: SUMMER TIDE mimics the ebb and flow of life. Sometimes it’s an organic circular movement from one moment to the next, and sometimes a sharp staccato of broken lines. It’s unexpected, full of twists and turns. The orange and blue play off one another to lead the viewer through the high and low tides of life, creating a constant dance between the two.

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Carol Klingel | Harvest | $450
Oil on canvas
20″ x 16″

Artist Statement: There is a timeless beauty in the sumptuous and graceful shapes of cabbages. Harvest marks a transition from the plant’s life to death to life again when consumed by another.

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Debrah Butler | Time is of the Essence | $1,500
Graphite, colored pencil
29″ x 25″

Artist Statement: This drawing is a statement about how far we have pushed the limits of our environment and the effects we are experiencing in our everyday life, including corona virus. We see the destruction in every facet of life. It is a statement of how we are all connected to this destruction and our apparent blindness to the demise of our environment.

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Shirley Ende-Saxe | Mr. Manipulation | $600
Collage, mixed media
7″ x 10″

Artist Statement: A mask conceals the true identity of the wearer and this one is up to no good, even if the mask is made of shell and looks rather benign.

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Shirley Ende-Saxe | Ralph Stood Out in Daphne’s Family | $500
Collage, mixed media
11″ x 7″

Artist Statement: My grandfather Ralph was a tap-dancer, banjo player and just an unlikely kind of guy. He stood out in our family, and I figure he’d stand out in anybody’s family, even Daphne’s (and she turned into a tree when pursued by Apollo). It tickled me that he’d be different even there.

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Matthew T Shiarla | Shiarla’s since 1865 | $250
Watercolor on Yupo
10″ x 13″

Artist Statement: Shiarla’s Since 1865 (Henry County) This artwork was based on a picture I took on my family farm in Henry county Ohio. We sold the barn that day. Many memories of my childhood rush back to me every time I look at this artwork. I paint rural scenes often. I hope to express my love for the rural aesthetic and feeling of home.

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Martin Darr | Fairchild Gardens | $1,800
Oil on canvas
18″ x 24″

Artist Statement: 27 years ago I was in Miami and took a photo at the Fairchild Tropical Gardens. The negative sat in a box until a couple years ago when I scanned it to my computer. I saw potential and painted it~

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Carol Stevens | Scheherazade | $800
Watercolor on Yupo
26″ x 20″

Artist Statement: An ancient tale tells of a Sultan who takes a new bride every night but fearing she might become unfaithful has her put to death by the dawn. On her wedding night, Scheherazade tells the Sultan a fantastical story but not the ending until he spares her life for another night. She does this for “1001 Arabian Nights” until he loves her so much she allowed to live on as his wife. Today’s Scheherazade tells her stories in tattoos with her body as a canvas and lives another night.

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Nancy Rowe Trube | While I Was Shopping | $700
Oil on canvas
20″ x 30″

Artist Statement: I often think of how our busy lives rob us of the opportunity to truly see what surrounds us. Every day is different and special, but who has time to notice? After a long day at work, I stopped at the store and when I walked out into the parking lot, I was greeted by this most magnificent red sunset sky. How fortunate that I wasn’t delayed in the store. I would have missed the magic! Lucky day.

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52
Lisa Naymik | Lisa W. | NFS
Acrylic and mixed media collage on canvas
16″x 12″

Artist Statement: This piece celebrates the interconnectedness of creativity, spirituality and the natural world within the expanse of women’s journey through motherhood. This artwork is made using painted canvas papers embellished with drawing, stamping, stenciling, and writing. These papers are then cut and layered in patterns into the acrylic portrait and framed by a sculpted and painted paper maché clay border.

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Lisa Naymik | Raven | NFS
Acrylic and mixed media collage on canvas
16″x 12″

Artist Statement: This piece is a reminder of the need to land; to look more closely – not for imperfection, but for the beauty in the details. This artwork is made using painted canvas papers embellished with drawing, stamping, stenciling, and writing. These papers are then cut and layered in designs into the acrylic portrait and framed by a sculpted and painted paper maché clay border.

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Nancy Richards Davis | Lichen Like | NFS
Polymer clay, glazed ceramic tesserae, glass tesserae , beads, apoxy clay on Wedi board
24″ x 12″ x 2″

Artist Statement: Over the years my aesthetic sense has continued to be inspired by the ever changing experience of the natural world around me. I find beauty in the processes of aging, decay, and impermanence. I see the story of humankind told in the smallest organisms of the earth. Through research, photography and sketching I begin my creative process in an attempt to digest some understanding of the subject. As I work , ideas begin to develop and an urge to start manipulating and experimenting with materials. I work intuitively and enjoy experimenting with diverse media and techniques in a struggle between chaos and resolution. Construction and deconstruction continue until I am satisfied that I have arrived, in my view, at something interesting and complete. My current work is an exploration of combining polymer clay organic forms and mixed media mosaic tesserae .The subject in the work, Lichen Like , is the miraculous characteristics of this tiny symbiotic organism, overlooked by many. Traits such as being one of the first growths to appear after a natural disaster, being used as a bioindicator and surviving through the intersection of mutual cooperation and interdependence I find extraordinary. The lichen in this piece is interpreted from the Eastern Candlewax foliose Lichen growing on a tree. This lichen serves as a natural tool to monitor forest conditions and health.

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Carol Stevens | North 40 | NFS
Watercolor on Yupo
20″ x 26″

Artist Statement: While traveling the country roads I’m fascinated with the farms and countryside. The shapes, shadows, lines, textures they create in different seasons, weather and time leave images in my mind. As I play in paint this same imagery often appears.

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Helen Wilson | The Rabbit Hole Diaries III | $1,000
Mixed media collage, acrylics, aluminum leaf
18.5“ x 37″ x 2”

Artist Statement: This piece is a part of a series with the same title, “The Rabbit Hole Diaries”. This mixed media piece came about as a result of the many hours I had for working on artistic endeavors as a result of the pandemic. For the first time in my life I had enough time to study my art. I experimented with several new processes, techniques and medias and my artwork changed in many ways. I studied, mono printing, the use of a burning tool, new ways to apply gold and aluminum leaf, new ways of folding, cutting and gluing and the use of asemic writing. As I began applying all these news techniques I felt that i had “fallen down a rabbit hole” and discovered a new world. Hence, the Rabbit Hole Diaries series. The series speaks to my joy as an artist as I succeeded in challenging myself in many new ways

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Anita Burgess | Magpies | $275
Mixed media
16″ x 20″

Artist Statement: Magpies started off quite differently and has gone thru multiple changes. I would try something, then something else. Over painting, putting down collage papers, ripping them up etc, etc. etc. I finally came to Magpies. I just like it.

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Tom Baldwin | Moms Garden | NFS
Wood carving, copper, brass, bronze
14″ x 14″ x 29″

Artist Statement: As a city dweller, I take my outdoor inspiration from more rural places. One such place is my Moms home in Wadsworth Township. A recent visit provided the hectic but precise activity of the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. I wanted to show this movement in my carving to allow the viewer the opportunity to share in this quickly paced feeding action by the best aerialists in nature, The Ruby Throated hummingbird.

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