Kaleidoscope 2009: The Alliance for the Visual Arts 7th Annual Juried Show

4 Local Visual Arts Groups Display Talents at Summit Artspace

The Alliance for the Visual Arts, a group representing over 500 local artists from the Akron Society of Artists, Artists of Rubber City, Cuyahoga Valley Art Center and Women’s Art League, will present Kaleidoscope 2009 at Summit Artspace from November 20 through January 3.

Members of the four groups entered artworks in all types of media for this annual juried show.  Jurors, who selected the works on display and winning artists, were Timothy Callahan, landscape painter and teacher at Cleveland Institute of Art and CuyahogaCommunity College, and Mindy Tousley, printmaker/collage artist and gallery director at Harris Stanton Gallery in Akron.  Norton artist Nancy Richards Davis served as show coordinator.

The public is invited to a meet-the-artists reception Friday, November 20 from 6 to 8 pm.  Winners will be announced that evening.  They are: First Place – Shirley Ende-Saxe, an Artists of Rubber City member from Cuyahoga Falls, Second Place – Sally Heston, a Women’s Art League member from Broadview Heights, and Third Place Gwen Waits, an Artists of Rubber City member from Peninsula.  Honorable Mentions were awarded to: Cleo Clark-Williams of Canton, Henry Walker of Kent, Debra Thompson of Ravenna and Nancy Richards-Davis of Norton.

The annual Kaleidoscope Award, selected by the votes of gallery visitors, will be presented during the First Night® Akron celebration on December 31.  The winner will receive a kaleidoscope created by glass artist Bob Pozarski.  Also on display in the Summit Artspace hall gallery is work by Akron Public School’s middle and high school art students.

Work by Judy Gaiser

Work by Judy Gaiser

Free Events at Summit Artspace
Painting the Sky in Pastel Demo with Kim Moore
Saturday, November 21, 1 pm-3 pm

Collage for Big & Little Kids Demo with Anitra Redlefsen
Saturday, November 28, 1 pm-3 pm

Creating Fiber Art Using Fusing Demo with Sandy Barstow
Saturday, December 5, 1 pm-3 pm

Mixed Media Landscape Demo with Ken Kirkland
Saturday, December 12, 1 pm-3 pm

Developing Interesting Light Patterns in an Architectural Cityscape Demo with Candace Bennington
Saturday, January 2, 1 pm-3 pm


Show card artwork by Judy Gaiser


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