Bell Street Fall ARTWALK

November 7, 2013

By Janet Dodrill

The Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls, Ohio will host more than 20 artists on Friday, November 8, 2013, from 5-9 p.m. at the Bell Street Fall ARTWALK. Surrounding shops will also participate for an evening of unique artwork, demonstrations and light refreshments. Free parking is available behind the VAC.

valley art center, chagrin falls, ohio

Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

I will have an artist table with original prints, art prints and notecards, and other arts & crafts. I invite you to join us for an enjoyable experience.

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A Moment in the Cleveland Art Scene, Fall 2013

October 10, 2013

By Janet Dodrill

Thomas R. Roese is a spectacular Cleveland artist. His newest drawings are architecturals in charcoal, acrylic, and colored pencil, inspired by a recent trip to Germany and currently selling at Dolan/Maxwell gallery in Philadelphia, PA. I visited him at The Print Club of Cleveland’s 29th Annual Fine Print Fair, on September 30th, 2013, at the Cleveland Museum of Art. (Did I mention that I designed his web site at www.thomasrroese.com?)

Artwork by Tom Roese

Artwork by Tom Roese.

Tom Roese, artist.

Tom Roese, artist, at The Print Club Cleveland’s Print Fair.

Jackbase T by Thomas R. Roese.

Jackbase T by Thomas R. Roese.

Rachel N. Davis is owner and auctioneer at Rachel Davis Fine Arts auction house and is auctioneer of fine arts. The upcoming fine arts auction, October 19, 2013, features the Cleveland School Art. Serving about seven auctions per year, the work can be previewed the week prior. She is on the Board for The Print Club of Cleveland. (Did I mention that I designed the concept for her web site www.racheldavisfinearts.com, and currently produce her postcard mailers and larger auction catalogs?)

Rachel N. Davis of Rachel Davis Fine Arts, Auctioneers & Appraisers

Rachel N. Davis of Rachel Davis Fine Arts, Auctioneers & Appraisers, at The Print Club Cleveland’s Print Fair.

Rachel Davis Fine Arts, October 19, 2013 Auction Postcard.

Rachel Davis Fine Arts, October 19, 2013 Auction Postcard.

Margaret ‘Yuko’ Kimura speaks fluent Japanese and works at The Verne Collection, Japanese print gallery located in Little Italy. As an artist, she uses collage and mixed media and fabric patterns inspired by her grandmother in prints she exhibits regularly throughout the area. The piece shown is from her ‘Paper Windows’ collection of works on paper. (Did I mention that I designed The Verne Collection’s logo, and the concept for their web site at www.vernegallery.com‎?)
Yuko Kimura work on paper.

Yuko Kimura work on paper.

Yuko Kimura, artist.

Yuko Kimura, artist, at The Print Club Cleveland’s Print Fair.

The Verne Collection logo.

The Verne Collection logo.

William Martin Jean recently returned from China with a body of landscape watercolors. He constantly finds new ways to express his art. His studio is located in the Heller Building and was opened to tour during the midtown art walk, Cleveland Sparx City Hop, September 21st, 2013. (Did I mention that I designed his web site at www.williammartinjean.com?)
William Martin Jean, artist.

William Martin Jean, artist.

Watercolors from China, by William Martin Jean.

Watercolors from China, by William Martin Jean.


Artist George Kozmon Impresses at IngenuityFest

September 29, 2013

By Janet Dodrill

George Kozmon is a Cleveland-based internationally-known artist specializing in large-scale drawing and painting. I learned of George through our high school art teacher, Vincent Ferrara, in the 1970s. Then, he was producing energetic action figures for weekly art class critiques, and soon after incorporated figure and portrait drawing using students as subjects that he would ask to pose outside of school. I followed his career, through is time at The Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA), and remember seeing his large drawings at a student show there. Most memorable were architectural renderings, and an expressive black and white drawing of a lawn mower. His drawing skills were becoming expert and there was a certain confidence to his work even early on. Upon graduating, he remained in Cleveland but at that time exhibited primarily outside of the city, around the country. He moved into large architectural works. Then into more figurative work. And most recently, uses mountains and clouds as his primary subject matter. I recently saw him at Cleveland’s IngenuityFest ‘performing’ his art with paint and brush onto an 80-foot long curved canvas over the course of three days combining architectures with mountains and clouds. He became the real-life action figure walking in and out of his invented environment. I was very impressed with the piece and his idea to do it, as documented in these few moments with him on day two of the three-day project.

George Kozmon at Cleveland IngenuityFest 2013

George Kozmon artist at Cleveland IngenuityFest 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Kozmon artist at Cleveland IngenuityFest 2013

George Kozmon artist at Cleveland IngenuityFest 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Kozmon artist at Cleveland IngenuityFest 2013

George Kozmon artist at Cleveland IngenuityFest 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Kozmon artist at Cleveland IngenuityFest 2013

George Kozmon artist at Cleveland IngenuityFest 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related Links:

George Kozmon’s Web Site

George Kozmon’s Facebook Page

Cleveland Institute of Art: Ingenuity Fest 2013

JakPrints Blog Article on George Kozmon (see Meet George Kozmon)


Summer = Art Festivals

June 27, 2013

By Janet Dodrill

Ceramic Tiki Lamps

Ceramic Tiki Lamps

“Art in the Village” at Legacy Village, an arts festival in Lyndhurst, Ohio, brought gifted artisans and craftspersons this year. A few of my favorites included large colored metal garden art for walls or the ground, ceramic lamps with ceramic shades, hanging wind chimes using cut geodes and driftwood (The Stonecutter), large garden flowers out of vintage glassware, china cups, and plates with doorknob centers, incredible layered patterned wood boxes (Natural Renaissance), ceramic Tiki heads, and repurposed cell phones made into whimsical character sculptures (Paladin Workshop). I was ecstatic to find a freehand silhouette portrait artist doing this wonderful but dying art (Igor Nasibyan). If you haven’t been to an arts festival this summer, there may be still time to experience the unique work of many talented artists, possibly in your area.

Ohio Art Fairs and Juried Craft Festivals

Sculptures from Recycled Cell Phones

Sculptures from Recycled Cell Phones

Windchimes made of Geodes and Driftwood.

Wind Chimes made of Geodes and Driftwood


Holiday Art Sale Schedule 2012

October 12, 2012

By Janet Dodrill

Come see me at Concordia Lutheran Church Fall Bazaar, 6705 Brecksville Rd., Independence, OH 44131, Saturday, October 27, 2012, 9am-3pm. I’ll be selling original matted and framed prints, art prints, note cards, mini paintings, and pillows.

I will be participating in the St. Dominic Holiday Boutique, St. Dominic School, 19000 Van Aken Boulevard, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122, Saturday, December 1, 2012, 10am-3pm.

Vintage Button Wreath Ornament by Janet Dodrill

Mini Oil Painting by Janet Dodrill

Mini Oil Painting
by Janet Dodrill


Art Festivals Inspire!

June 22, 2011

By Janet Dodrill

A Few Appealing Upcoming Festivals:

Art on the NDC Circle
Sat. June 25, 10am-7pm, Sun. June 26, 11am-5pm
(free admission)
www.notredamecollege.edu/artonthecircle

The Larchmere Festival
Sat. July 2, 2011
10am-5pm
(free admission)
www.larchmere.com

Cain Park Arts Festival
Fri. 3-8pm (free admission), Sat. July 9, 10am-8pm ($5), Sun. July 10, 12-5pm ($5)
www.cainpark.com


Make Art, Sell Art, Buy Art

November 29, 2010

By Janet Dodrill

Oak Leaves, Oil on Canvas, by Janet Dodrill

This fall I am trying something new and participating in holiday art sales. As an artist, I have always wanted to do this, and I am testing the waters to see what of my work sells, and what doesn’t. One of my items for purchase is note cards, of all different subject matter which are images created from my color paintings (oils, acrylic and watercolor) and black and white prints (linocuts and lithographs). I have been keeping an inventory sheet for the past couple of art sales, and have concluded that everybody likes something different! Some of the most purchased themes include imagery of the Cleveland skyline, stylized oak leaves, garden flowers, and cats. This imagery is ‘safe’. But the purchases have been wide spread. The more personal and artistic artwork has not been as popular. In these hard economic times, shoppers are in to ‘feel good’ purchases, and are very particular in their spending, which can be a challenge for once thriving artists who do this for a living. However, it is important for artists to keep making art and keep putting it out there. When a shopper ‘connects’ with an art piece, it can be a positive emotional experience for both the artist and buyer, which can create a sense of happiness and well-being, which should always be looked at as an important need for all.