Worthington Area Art League – announcements 10/6/17

Just a few items. Most important is the reminder about our meeting next week!

If you currently participate in the WAAL website gallery or want to start participating, there is a work session planned for Oct 16. Check out the announcement below!!!


>>>> Meeting – October, 12, 2017, 7-9pm – Speaker: Deb Davis-Lavaich – ” Speaking the Language of Nature”

The art of Deb Davis-Livaich is about a long love and concern for Nature and beauty in peril. Her art strives to provoke viewers to take notice of the overlooked worlds beneath their feet and to truly see the hidden beauty in the weathered bark of the tree up ahead.
Deb works in a variety of media which include: beaded assemblages, ceramic and bronze sculpture, mixed media drawings and fused glass. Many of her works are carefully constructed still-lifes or collages of forms and patterns from the ocean reef, shore or woodland floor rendered in ceramic or cast in bronze. Her assemblages combine heavily weathered wood and natural materials from the forest, desert or beach with ceramic forms, cast bronze and beaded flora.
Davis-Livaich refers to her works as conversations with Nature. Her art is more than just Nature-inspired; it is Nature-engaged. There is a deep relationship here and the artist is responding with her art to what speaks to her in Nature. There is a give and take, a back and forth between the artist and Nature. Sometimes the artistic interpretation is so subtle that it is difficult to distinguish where the art begins and Nature leaves off. Other works are a bold celebration of Nature’s beauty. Sometimes she repeats Nature’s marks and patterns, but most often she reinterprets, builds upon and embellishes Nature’s voice. The beading, drawing, wood burning, the addition of paint and patina, the various methods of adorning the pieces are Deb Davis-Livaich’s ways of drawing the viewer in for a closer look, hoping that we will see what we’ve missed.


Ruth Ann Mitchell, Artist


>>>> and meetings down the road
Meeting – November 9th, 2017 – Speaker: Claire Elyce Wiedman – “Photography with a Twist”

Claire Elyce Wiedman is a photographic artist and educator. A Midwesterner at heart: born in Illinois, she earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees and a Masters of Art degree from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, IN before moving to Ohio. She migrated to Columbus in order to earn an MFA from CCAD, and stayed to share her love of photography at the area colleges. Her work is based in both film and digital photography, often with an installation twist; it centers around perception of time, place, and experience, and is intended to provoke curiosity and reflection.


Ruth Ann Mitchell, Artist


>>>> WAAL Web Gallery Information – with Work session planned for Oct 16 – Mark your Calendars!

Website Fees are Now Due
The WAAL website hosts member portfolios for an annual fee of $25. Fees are due at the beginning of each season. If you would like to add a portfolio to your membership or maintain your current one, please make your payment by check or PayPal through the website at the following link: www.worthingtonareaartleague.com/make-a-payment

Show Your Work on the WAAL Website!
Welcome to the WAAL 2017-2018 Season. All members are eligible to have selections of their work displayed in a portfolio on our website. Here’s how:

Web Portfolio Fees
The fee for hosting a portfolio is only $25 per year. (That’s about $2 a month). Web fees are collected in the same way as membership dues, either by check or PayPal through the website at the following link: www.worthingtonareaartleague.com/make-a-payment

Your Portfolio Format
Portfolio owners can display up to 10 images of their work, along with a nameplate graphic, and a short biography.

Uploading Images to Your Portfolio
1. Portfolio owners can upload their images to their pages by following the instructions at the following link: www.worthingtonareaartleague.com/artist-portfolio-application

2. Portfolios can be created or updated during the WAAL Web Portfolio Upload Session on Monday, October 16th from 7:00-9:00pm . Matt Anderle, the league webmaster, and his wife Katie Crowley are holding the session at Katie’s studio:

3620 North High Street, Suite 110
Columbus, Ohio 43214
(Just north of North Broadway across from the fire station and next door to Wendy’s, with plenty of onsite parking).

Anyone who would like to add a portfolio to their membership, or change the images in their current portfolio, are asked to bring a USB drive (aka thumb or flash drive) with 10 of images (jpeg format) and a short biography (Word document) and we will upload them to your page that night. Those who cannot make the session are welcome to bring a USB drive to any of the upcoming meetings.

Questions, RSVPs, etc., can be sent to Katie at fine-art@katherinecrowley.com <mailto:fine-art@katherinecrowley.com>

Matt & Katie



The following members participated and/or volunteered at Market Day:

Robie Benve
Linda Coe
Joan Fistick
Janet Green
Christina Gamble
Sally Molnar
Ninfa Osei
Julie Ricketts
Beth Veldey

I want to thank each of the above for her help and participation in this year’s Market Day. Their art made our tent glow! Through their efforts we raised $130. for WAAL from sales of the WAAL notecards, sold several member items, and promoted our organization by the members’ positive presence at this year’s event. They helped make the set up and take down go smoothly, as well as being WAAL’s connection to the community while staffing the WAAL tent. It was a long, but enjoyable day. Thank you to Robie, Linda, Joan, Janet, Christina, Sally, Ninfa, Julie, and Beth for making Market Day possible for WAAL!



>>>> THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT an exhibit in October and November at High Road Gallery & Studios

High Road Gallery and Studios at 12 E. Stafford Ave in Worthington welcomes three excellent photographers, Chuck Zelms, Dick Wood and Mitch Geiser for a show entitled THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT for an exhibit in October and November. Their artists and public reception in on Sunday, October 8 from 2-4 with plentiful food and drinks. The show will end on November 18 before Thanksgiving.
Gallery artists will also have their studios and works available for purchase, and will share their ideas and approaches with visitors.
Gallery phone is 614-781-6454. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays 12-4. Look for us on Facebook and our website at www.highroadgallery.com .
Gallery closed Thanksgiving week and reopens on December 3 for Christmas special.


>>>> The photography of Chuck Zelms at High Road Gallery and Studios starting in October.

Reception: Sunday – October 8 from 2 to 4

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>>>> Seascapes from Maine



>>>> Opportunity to learn from Aida Garrity – Portrait Workshop on Nov 17



The City of Columbus is undertaking a Public Art Master Planning process to understand what types of public art Columbus residents want to see on High Street from Goodale to 9th Avenue. In order to give everyone who cares about High Street a voice in this process, we have created a survey we’d like to invite you to complete now. Please take a few minutes to tell us how you feel about public art and what types you want to see more of in Columbus in the future. #ArtonHigh

For more info about this city project, read document below:

Jeanie Auseon, Ph.D.
Artist and Designer
auseonja@mac.com <mailto:auseonja@mac.com>



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