CFA presents art demonstrations, gathering of artists

"Violin," by Terry McGovern, selected for the first-place award in the oil/acrylic category, is among the original art works on display at the Community of Fine Arts juried art show. 

An opportunity to view an outstanding collection of original art works, now on display at the Community of Fine Arts juried art show, is sufficient reason to plan a visit to Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road. 

In addition, a schedule of live demonstrations by artists entered in the show and a “Meet the Artists” reception on the show’s final day, Aug. 30, are further motivations provided by the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council, sponsors of the CFA event. 

The artists’ working presentations that take place in the lobby of the library during the remainder of the show are scheduled as follows: Aug. 20, 9 a.m. to noon, Paul Johanni; 1 to 4 p.m., Ken Marshall; Aug. 21, 9 a.m. to noon, Joyce and Jerry Wolf; 1 to 4 p.m., Alan Dash; Aug. 23, 9 a.m. to noon, Bill Mannion; 1 to 4 p.m., Robert Parry; Aug. 26, 9 a.m. to noon, Bernie D’Ettorre; Aug. 30, 9 a.m. to noon, Patricia Stafford. 

WWAC president Patt Long and CFA chairpersons Jean Povinelli and Tom Nowicki invite the public to a free “Meet the Artists” reception Saturday, Aug. 30, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. A mix of viewing art works and greeting artists will be sweetened with light refreshments. Presentation of the first-place $150 cash awards and honorable mention awards in each of four categories will take place at the reception.

Three judges, William Beuther, Susan Gray-Be’ and Mel Grunau, selected the following art works as winners of the 2014 CFA:

Watercolor: First Place: Robert Moyer, "Floral"; Honorable Mention: Thomas Hemsath, "Golden Dawn"; Ken Marshall, "Autumn Glow"; Claire Palmisano, "Countryside"; Robert Parry, "Belltower of Yvoire, France."

Oil/Acrylic: First Place: Terry McGovern, "Violin"; Honorable Mention: Barbara Cawley, "Clague Homestead"; Ben Hoffman, "First Thaw at Sunset"; Gusztav Veres, "Autumn Landscape."

Photography: First Place: Neil Doren, "Reflections at Water’s Edge"; Honorable Mention: Vincent O’Keefe, "Autumn Takes Root"; Robert Parry, "Navajo Slot Canyon"; Patricia Stafford, "Beach Impressions."

Drawing: First Place: Mike Guyot, "Michigan Ave. Flags"; Honorable Mention: Sean Crum, "Joan of Arc"; Mike Guyot, "Chicago Ave. Bridge"; Mike Guyot, "Wrigley Building in Chicago."

Louise Seeholzer

Publicist for Westlake-Westshore Arts Council

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Volume 6, Issue 17, Posted 9:45 AM, 08.19.2014