Annual 'Community of Fine Arts' show accepting entries

The 13th annual "Community of Fine Arts,” a juried art show presented by the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council, will take place August 6-18 at Westlake Porter Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., during library hours.

Original works by amateur or professional artists, 18 years or older, that are one of a kind, and not previously exhibited in this show, may be submitted by the July 14 deadline.

Four professional artists will judge accepted entries in four categories. A $150 cash award will be given for the first place choice in each of these categories: Oil/Acrylic; Watercolor; Charcoal/Pastel/Pencil/Ink Drawing; Photography. For further entry information, call Jean at 440-835-1877 or Tom Nowicki at 440-871-0957.

Judges for the 2012 Community of Fine Arts are:

Neil Doren, an award-winning photographer, competition judge and speaker. His work has been displayed at Cleveland Hopkins Airport as well as local galleries and juried art shows.

Mike Guyot, a creative director and architectural impressionist. He has had a long career in advertising design and in 1991 opened his advertising studio Fishface Graphics Inc. He has received numerous awards and his work is exhibited in galleries across Northeast Ohio.

Bill Mannion, who received his MFA degree from Vermont College of Visual Arts and MBA from Baldwin Wallace. He is a well-known portrait artist whose many awards include being recently named Artist of the Month at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center.

Robert Moyer, an accomplished watercolor artist who was educated at the Cleveland Institute of Art, John Huntington Institute and Latham School of Art. This award winning watercolorist teaches at numerous societies and groups in the area.

Following the two-week exhibit, a “Meet the Artists” reception, which is open to the public, will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 18. The WWAC presents this outstanding juried art show with the cooperation of Westlake Porter Public Library, which donates the space.

The mission of the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council is to bring art to the public in a non-commercial setting. The Community of Fine Arts show is free and open to all.

Louise Seeholzer

Publicist for Westlake-Westshore Arts Council

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Volume 4, Issue 13, Posted 10:18 AM, 06.26.2012