Kaleidoscope 2010: The Alliance for the Visual Arts

Top Winners of Kaleidoscope 2011 Named at Summit Artspace

This year’s winners of the Kaleidoscope exhibition at Summit Artspace were announced at a gallery reception November 18.  The annual art show is presented by the Alliance for the Visual Arts in Akron (AVA), 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.  The show runs through December 31.

First place honors went to Marita Bitans of Medina for a photograph titled Still WatersStow’s Chris Morrow took second place for his digital work Under Lock & Key, and Wadsworth’s Carol Paquay won third place for an oil painting titled Joan. The judges also gave honorable mentions to a photograph called Reflecting by William Beuther of Brunswick, an oil painting called Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow by Judith Gaiser of Kent, ceramics called The Horn –Bowl and Shore Bound by James Leslie of Ravenna and an oil painting called Cold Front Coming by William Peck of Stow.

Members of the four groups entered artworks in all types of media.  Guest judges, Wadsworth pastel artist Barbara Gillette and Cleveland Heights watercolor artist Robert Raack served selected the works for display and the winning artists.  Cuyahoga Falls artist Susan Mencini and Akron artist Mary Ann Mosyjowski served as show coordinators.

The annual People’s Choice 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 Akron glass artist Bob Pozarski.

Free Summit Artspace Events
Meet-the-Artists Reception
Friday, November 19, 6 pm-8 pm

Painting a Landscape in Watercolor Demo with Jack Mulhollen
Saturday, November 20, 1 pm-3 pm

Painting a Still Life in Oil Demo with Mina Huang
Saturday, November 27, 1 pm-4 pm

Painting a Landscape in Watercolor Demo with Dave Cordas
Saturday, December 4, 1 pm-3 pm

Saturday, December 4, 5 pm-9 pm

Sunday Sampler
Sunday, December 5, 12 pm-5 pm

Floral Painting in Acrylic Demo with Barbara Lords
Saturday, December 11, 1 pm-3 pm

Art Quilting Graph Paper Demo with Carole Pollard
Saturday, December 18, 1 pm-3 pm


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