Brushstrokes: Then & Now

Winners Announced at Brushstrokes: Then & Now

On Friday, April 26th, the Women’s Art League of Akron opened their exhibition of members’ work in celebration of their 80th anniversary show at Summit Artspace Gallery. Titled Brushstrokes: Then & Now, the juried exhibition features works by current club members, which were selected by educator and artist Susan Mencini and Director of Brecksville Center for the Arts, John Klassen.

Best in show honors went to April Cameron for her color0-infused landscape painting Journey’s End and Barbara Zimmerman took first place for her painting Garden in Blue. Nicki Lanzi’s oil painting, St. Augustine’s Charm, was awarded second place and Shirley Ende-Saxe’s mixed media work, Secret by Decree, took the third place award. Honorable mentions went to Sandra Heller for her oil painting Winter Light, Elinore Korow’s watercolor titled India, Phyllis Lawicki’s watercolor Bone Shaker, Fragmentation 4, a collage by Marcia Mazak and Linda Lyons’ watercolor Synthesis.

The Women’s Art League first met on September 22, 1933 in the home of Florence Richardson. Twenty artists, mainly art teachers and socialites, attended. The league women were professional and dedicated painters. They met every Friday to sketch and paint. Their favorite subject was landscapes painted primarily in oils and watercolors.

Show card artwork “Daybreak” by April Cameron.



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