Steubenville Art Association fills ARTWORKS galleries for August

ARTWORKS around town is proud to welcome the Steubenville Art Association to the Studio and North Galleries for the month of August.  Nineteen members of the group are taking part in this stunning exhibit, which opens with a free reception from 5:30-8 on Friday, August 3rd.

“Fat Cat” by Paula Siebieda

Founded in 1946 by Miss Emma Hayhurst, the Association now has 60 members.  The group has one member in this show who travels from Columbus for meetings and several members who have moved away yet still maintain their active memberships.  These vibrant and multi-talented artists work in all kinds of media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, collage and photography.  They come from all walks of life.  Some are self-taught and some have education in the arts in their backgrounds.  No matter how they have arrived at this point, their art reflects their broad and collective life experiences.

Gina Judy is show chairman and current Vice President of the SAA.  She has a masters degree in Art Education and is retired from 30 years of teaching art to middle school students.  She has been accepted into national and international watercolor exhibits.  Her awards include third place in the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Members Show and recently Best of Show at the Associated Artists of Butler (PA) Spring Show and the SE Ohio Watermedia Society Show.

Gina Judy with “The Sitter”

Other members of the SAA who are exhibiting at ARTWORKS are the following, with a word or two about their art:  Dale Biesecker, new member who participated in “Weirton-The City Forged of Steel” show; llellia Buffone, pastel, colored-pencil, acrylic, collage; Jeanne D’Anniballe (president, SAA), watercolor, oil, pastel; Steve Glykas, photographer and artist; Paul Hornung, oil ; Mary Kennan, oil, acrylic ; Robert Martin, paints historic aircraft; Dona McCloskey, watercolor; Nancy Morris, acrylic; Judy Schmidt, has a mural in the Jefferson County Humane Society; Rita Schultheis, pastel wild life painter; Paula Siebieda, oil; Paul Spencer, wild life, pets and portraits; Greg Starr, acrylic; Helen Sweeney, watercolor; Gerald VanScyoc, who won first place in “Visions and Shadows”; Bob Watson, watercolor, oil; Jim Watson, oils colored-pencil.

“Aquatic Conference” by Jeanne D’Anniballe

ARTWORKS around town is open daily, except Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. except for Fridays when closing is at 6 p.m.  Located in Wheeling’s Historic Centre Market district, ARTWORKS is a non-profit educational-charitable organization operating an art center and gallery


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