Accepted work for “Plein Aire” exhibit

Accepted art for the 2021 Ashtabula Art Center Plein Aire Juried Art Show:

Dee Riley – “Riley’s Pond”

Dominic Keim – “The Fourth Window,” “Meadow Waves,” “Into the Apple Tree”

Laura Dressler – “Chapin Forest,” “Indiana Barn,” “Black Dog Bookstore”

Glenn Morisue – “Skyscape #1,” “Skyscape #2,” “Skyscape #3”

Nancy Nelson-Brotz – “Luvin Lavender Field,” “Red Glads By My Back Door,” “Windswept, Wright Memorial Grounds OBX”

Robin Borer – “Hells Hollow,” “Nelson’s Ledges,” “View from Harpersfield Bridge”

Rosemary K. Bennett – “Creek Road Kayaks,” “Conneaut Harbor- Another Viewpoint,” “Conneaut Creek/Mill St. Bridge”

Ralph Bacon – “Ashtabula River Bend,” “‘Bula River Cliff,” “The Home Creek Bed”

Accepted artists and winners in “Hope in Artistry”

Accepted Artists:
Candace Barr
Julie Cook
Michael DiFranco
Mattie Dramis
Sharon Dundee
Angel Kaiser
Dani Klein
Jim Loomis
Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Bridget Sherman
Mardi Snyder

Best in Show: Candace Barr – “Hope for an Early Spring” (acrylic on canvas, $350)

First Place: Mattie Dramis – “Everybody Hurts” (batik, $150)

Second Place: Bridget Sherman – “Altered Perception” (digital photography printed on canvas, altered with acrylic paints and glitter, NFS)

Third Place: Jim Loomis – “Enso It Grows” (porcelain, NFS)

Honorable Mention: Mardi Snyder – “Young” (acrylic on canvas, $100)

KeyBank virtual learning scholarships available

We are very excited about this news! Thanks to a $5000 sponsorship from KeyBank Ashtabula supporting virtual learning, we are now able to offer scholarships for our virtual classes. This includes our current virtual offerings, and those that will be coming in our fall schedule (and possibly beyond). This sponsorship allows us to help those in our community who want to take part in virtual arts learning, but have faced financial difficulty during the COVID pandemic.

Aanyone registering for virtual classes can take advantage of this scholarship program. When you visit our website to sign up for a virtual class, you’ll see two options at checkout: “Tuition Cost” and “KeyBank Sponsored Scholarship.” If you are able to support us by paying the regular tuition cost, we’re very appreciative. If the scholarship option will help your family out, just select it at checkout, and the cost of the class or workshop will be covered. That’s all there is to it — no application, no process to qualify. If you need it, use it. We’ll make this option available for virtual classes as long as there are scholarship funds remaining. You can find our virtual classes here. This list will be expanded when our fall schedule of classes is set; those classes will be posted online in early August.

Many thanks to KeyBank for this sponsorship!

Call for art — share your Granny Squares!

Stuck at home and looking for a project? Help yarn bomb the Arts Center for a fiber arts exhibit this August! We are looking for Granny Squares — any size, any color! Acrylic yarns are best. We will be collecting them in a box in our lobby as soon as we reopen.

“Women’s Rights” accepted pieces

The following pieces have been accepted into the 2020 Ashtabula Arts Center Women’s Show. The theme this year was Women’s Rights.
All work not accepted into this year’s show should be picked up by March 7.  Please make sure you sign your work out at the front desk. Thank you for everyone for sharing your art with us!

Heather Denning – Miss Cheyenne

Sharon Konkoly – Force Fed for Freedom

Nancy Nelson-Brotz – No More Stolen Sisters

Shelby Kacludis – Susie be Proud

Bev O’Reilly – “I am Woman”

Diane Fleisch-Hughes – 1. Around   2. Split

Tracy Zakraysek – Title IX

Valerie Rose Gale – A Women’s Prayer Flags

Tangerine Tirado – Frida Kahlo

Sydney Manis – Untitled (Lucille Ball Quote”)

Belinda Rogers – 1. RBG’s Majority Jabot   2.RBG’s Dissent Collar

Judy Campbell – Moving on Up!

Elizabeth Ginn – Fight like a Girl

Merrily Edgecombe – 1. The Color of our Skin    2. Honor all Women of Suffrage

Emily Glink – 1. Courage   2. Legacy

Deborah Boyd-Tressler – Respect and Value their Commitment

Katey Hudson – 1. The Fight For Women   2. Harriet

Ashley Platt – 1. Terminus   2. Dr. Mary Miller Battels

Susan Phillips – Shirtwaist Liberties: Triangle Fire, 1911