Eva creates non-representational and abstract paintings in watercolor and mixed media. Painting on paper, yupo or wood panels, Eva develops depth and dimension by placing texturing materials in the wet paint, as well as adding collage elements.
She has participated in workshops with many national figures including Mary Todd Beam, Mike Bailey, Mary Ann Beckwith, Pat Dews, Mark Mehaffey, Jean Grastorf, Betsy Dillard Stroud, and Billie Richards. In addition, Eva holds an M.A. in speech pathology from Case Western Reserve University. In 2012, her photographs were included in her husband’s book, A Guide to Greater Cleveland’s Sacred Landmarks (Kent State University Press).
Her painting Off Kilter was selected for the Ohio Watercolor Society Silver Medal in Watercolor Ohio 2017, the 40th Annual Juried Exhibition. Her paintings have also been juried into Watercolor Ohio 2016 (Traveling Show), 2014, 2013 when she was honored to receive the Doug Pasek Memorial Award, and Watercolor Ohio 2012. She received 2nd Place in the Group Ten Gallery’s 3rd Annual Juried Art Show in 2016 and has had paintings accepted into juried exhibitions at the Fairmount Center for the Arts, Chagrin Falls Valley Art Center and Group Ten Gallery, Kent. Her work has been exhibited in a wide range of galleries. Eva is a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society and is represented by Imagery Fine Arts in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
Jeff works both in collage and sculpture and each medium is a journey into discovery. His collages are created landscapes of balance and energy, and his intuition guides the work as order emerges from chaos driven by the use of color. Jeff’s sculpture develops spontaneously and is followed by his close attention to the work as it speaks. From that beginning, a process of elimination provides him with a map toward the finished piece.
Jeff earned a MFA in Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis. Born in Michigan, he spent part of his childhood in Colombia, South America and has lived, studied, and taught in Colorado, Texas, and Ohio.
In addition to exhibitions at Group Ten Gallery, Jeff has had several solo exhibitions including the Moos Gallery in Hudson, the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, The Amarillo Art Museum, and the Eells Gallery at Blossom Music Center.
Judy works primarily in oil on canvas. Always compelled to express herself visually, her paintings describe mythology, religion, dreams, and imagination as well as landscapes, still life, and figurative life studies. Judy sees her paintings as poetic expressions of her mental state.
Judy earned a Master of Studio Arts from Case Western Reserve and the Cleveland Institute of Art, although her academic background also includes literature, drama, and education.
Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and has earned various awards. Judy considers the most meaningful of her awards to be the National Art Education Teacher/Artist Award (1993) through the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Fellowship.
David’s work centers on an exploration of the fear of exposure and the anxiety of loss against our innate curiosity and the search for harmony. Themes of security and isolation, reflection and inertia, influence and conviction, and internment and freedom dominate his work.
After earning an MA from Syracuse University in 2004, David taught at Youngstown State University. He also holds degrees from the Art Institute of Pittsburg and Youngstown State University. In addition, he has lectured at several institutions including the Kendall College of Art & Design, Pennsylvania State University, and The Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.
David’s work has been included in juried shows at The Butler Institute of American Art and the Group Ten Gallery. His work as a professional designer has been awarded and recognized by several professional journals, and has been published in the United States, Netherlands, and China.
I create places in which viewers can enter and interpret based on their own reflective experience. My art is inspired by natural and urban environments, by factors which affect them and by current issues. I work in a variety of media including oil, watercolor, bound graphite and collage and allow each piece to freely evolve in order to speak of an encounter, rather than a representational place. My process is about building and breaking down form and detail in order to create composition. Art, like life is a process of transition. My work expresses states of fragility, endurance, order and chaos which occur with change. Layers are concealed and exposed, establishing a physical and psychological history. They are like archeological discoveries in which past, present and unresolved questions of future have been captured simultaneously.
Tina Grondin works from her studio, at home in Garrettsville, Ohio. She earned a degree in Art Education and a Masters in Art (painting) from Kent State University and enjoyed a career in Art Educator. Tina made the difficult decision to leave teaching in 2014 after losing much of her sight to RP, a degenerative eye disease. She has not lost her need to create art and now pursues this full time. Her paintings have been exhibited and have earned awards at several juried shows, including Group Ten Gallery, Summit Art Space, Fairmount Center for the Arts, Valley Art Center and The Box Gallery. She is a member of The Women’s Art League of Akron and Artists of Rubber City. Tina’s work documents her artistic practice, as her vision changes, so will how she communicates through art.
Carol works primarily in oils and acrylics. She is fascinated with the play of light across objects landscapes, and faces. Consequently, the viewer encounters realistic shadows in unusual vantage points in Carol’s work.
Carol earned an MS in Education from the University of Akron, following her BA in Art Education from Kent State University. A teacher for many years, Carol taught in the Medina Public Schools, Brunswick High School and at Akron University. In addition, she has led a wide range of workshops on creativity and drawing.
Her work has been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions include juried shows at Akron’s Summit Artspace & Box Gallery, Lakeland Community College, Chagrin Valley Art Center, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the Butler Institute of American Art, Medina Library, Mesa Public Library Gallery in Los Alamos, NM, and most recently a duo exhibit with master bird carver, Tom Baldwin, in December 2017, at the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation in Hudson, Ohio.
Carolyn E. Lewis
Nationally known artist, Carolyn Lewis is inspired by nature, wildlife, and people. Her painting is sensitive without being overly sentimental. “Capturing the mood of the moment and the effect of light is an important goal in my work,” she explains.
Carolyn’s first book, Land and Light Workshop – Painting Mood and Atmosphere in Oils, was published by North Light Books in 2005 and was available internationally. Her work is published in several books including The Ultimate Guide to Painting from Photographs and has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine. Carolyn has also written articles published in Paint Magazine for the Society for All Artists, UK. She frequently teaches classes and workshops in the US, as well as in Italy
Along with many solo exhibitions, Carolyn has been selected to exhibit in numerous national art competitions including the Oil Painters of America, Ohio Plein Air Society, Carmel Art Festival Invitational Competition, and the American Impressionists Society. She also has participated in the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club National Exhibition and the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society annual, to name just a few.
Carolyn also has served as an Awards Juror for countless exhibitions, including the 2016 Oil Painters of American Salon Exhibit and their Eastern Regional Exhibition. She is a Signature member of the Oil Painters of America, Emeritus member of the Akron Society of Artists, and Charter member of the Ohio Plein Air Society. Other memberships include the Portrait Society of America, American Impressionists Society and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society.
Dan works primarily in oil and his work gravitates toward landscape and geometric abstraction rooted in reality. He strives to turn the mundane into the remarkable through his painting. A degree in Physics and a design career at Goodyear Tire taught him the inherent value in shape and form.
Dan has studied with a wide range of artists including Jack Richard, Margaret Kessler, Gary Godbee, Marc Moon, Dino Massaroni, Carolyn Lewis, Judith Carducci, Linda Tompkin, Jack Liberman, Judith Hertzi, Hal Scroggy, Betty Elliot, and Margret Stiles. Also, he participated in workshops at the Seattle Academy of Realistic Art and the Sedona Art Workshop.
A twenty year Signature member of the Akron Society of Artists and a member of Oil Painters of America, Dan has participated in numerous shows and earned several awards. He was selected for the National Midyear Show at the Butler Institute of American Art, and was a finalist in the 2013 Artist’s Magazine “Artists Over 60” competition.
A painter in the naturalist tradition, Dino’s artistic talent was evident from childhood. An early encounter with William Adolphe Bouguereau’s Le Repos, impressed him with natural realism’s ability to capture the spirit of a subject while also describing its surface with honesty and clarity. It is important to Dino that his artwork communicate in a language so universal as to be understood by anyone throughout the world.
Dino’s paintings have been awarded numerous competitive prizes and have been exhibited in nationally renowned venues such as The Butler Institute of American Art’s Midyear Show, OH; American Artist Professional League, NY; Knickerbocker Artist Annual, NY; Akron Society of Artists Annual Grand Exhibition, OH; and the Pastel Society of America Annual, NY. His most notable solo exhibitions were displayed at the Butler Institute of American Art and the Canton Art Institute.
A popular portrait painter, Dino’s work is included in the collections of The Butler Institute of American Art, OH; The University of Akron School of Law, OH; the Cleveland Clinic, OH; Fairview Hospital, OH; Network Polymers, Inc., OH; Temple Israel, Akron, OH; and Carmen Construction Company, Tallmadge, OH to name a few. His portraits, landscapes, and still life compositions are included in private collections in Italy, Switzerland, and the United States.
Dino teaches weekly classes in several local venues and travel workshops throughout Italy and Greece.
Bill’s work follows two distinct paths. He creates realistic landscape paintings based on personal experience and observation. Also, he works in colored pencil creating tightly controlled renderings on plaster-like surfaces. These colored pencil works are often three-dimensional, and their subjects come from a wide range of visual stimulation. For him neither path takes dominance but each contributes to the development of the other. Color, surface variation, illusion and texture keep the work exciting. In addition to this creative work, Bill also designs and builds furniture.
An art teacher at Parma Senior High School for 32 years, had the opportunity to teach courses ranging from photography, fine art, crafts, art history, and computer art. This breadth of experience informs his wide range of work. He currently serves as docent at the Cleveland Museum of Art, continuing his interests in both education and art.
Bill’s work has been included in numerous juried exhibitions including Summit Art Space, Kent Downtown Gallery, and Lakeland College.
Katina balances work as both a painter and a sculptor. Images grow from her meditative sketching technique to develop interest and visual strength. These images are most often abstract in nature although occasionally representational work presents itself. The paintings and sculptures that result from these sketches range through interpretations of political climates, human interactions, and her personal experience. Most often the work is open to the viewer’s frame of reference.
Katina earned a Master’s degree in Art education from the University of Georgia and spent many years in Atlanta before moving back to Ohio. Art has been a lifelong passion for her and, in addition to teaching art in public schools, she taught children’s art and craft classes for various community organizations as a teenager and adult community classes as young wife and mother.
Along with several group exhibitions, she has had several solo exhibits including 2016 Red Twig Gallery, Hudson, OH; 2014 Hudson Fine Art Gallery, Hudson, OH; 2012 Akron Woman’s City Club Gallery, Akron, OH; 2011 Summit County Offices Gallery, Akron, OH; 2011 Akron Bar Association Gallery, Akron OH; 2010 Hudson Fine Art Gallery, Hudson, OH; 2010 Studio 2091 Gallery, Cuyahoga Falls, OH; 2010 The Box Gallery, Akron, OH; 2008 City Art Gallery, Cuyahoga Falls, OH; 2006 Strawberry Fields Gallery, Alpharetta, GA; 2004 Good Karma Gallery, Buford, GA. Katina works in her studio in downtown Akron, often creating work on commission.
Carol creates art in several mediums, including drawing, clay, and encaustic painting. Her large-scale drawings may be in graphite or colored pencil. Dreamlike images, rich with patterning, invite the viewer to form their own interpretation as to its meaning. Her clay sculptures are generally figurative, often nearly life size. For these works, Carol uses a mix of clay, wire, wood and paper, as well as found objects such as old metal fittings and rusty gears, to create original wall pieces or free-standing artwork. Recently, Carol has begun working in encaustic painting as well, using wax-based paints to create mixed-media collages.
After earning her BFA from Kent State, Carol worked in graphics and advertising for several years. Looking for something a bit more creative, she later found work as a designer of giftware and character dolls for an import company. She continues to explore many other artistic venues, including textiles, jewelry, and illustration, and painting.
Carol is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America. Her work has been in dozens of juried shows across the country, including the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in galleries from Florida to California.
In 2009, her colored pencil drawing was chosen as the official poster for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC.
A visual storyteller, Linda’s work focuses on well-designed still life and Christian art. She is a realist painter who works primarily in acrylic on watercolor board or canvas, but also creates on silk using fabric dyes. Spiritual undertones grace her still life paintings, and she strives to honor her Creator in all of her work.
In addition to her formal art training at the University of Akron and the Cleveland Institute of Art, Linda has studied with a wide range of fine artists including Jack Richard and Marc Moon. She is a Signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society, and the National Watercolor Society. Linda is an elected member of the American Artists Professional League and the Akron Society of Artists, as well as a full member of the Group Ten Gallery and an elected Prima Member of the Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation in Oregon.
Linda’s paintings have been accepted into exhibitions in the Butler Institute of American Art Midyear Show, OH; the National Academy of Design, NY; The National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic, NY among others. Her work has been published in the American Artist’s Magazine and The Best of Watercolor I and TheBest of Watercolor II, both published by Rockport Publishers Inc.
The roots of Larry’s art go deep into every major art movement since the Impressionist of the late 19th center to the Minimalism of the late 1960s. He works in several media, resifting and reevaluating ideas that appeal to him. The threads that run through his two dimensional work are design with a bold use of color and visual and/or tactile texture. Larry’s three dimensional work reflect the Minimal concepts that combine Dada and Bauhaus influences.
Trained in Graphic Design, Larry had a long career in advertising at The Akron Beacon Journal, the J.C. Penny Company, and as a full partner at Team 4 and Company. In addition, he was a passionate art educator, teaching at St. Joseph’s School, Cuyahoga Falls High School, Central Hower High School, and The University of Akron. Larry also earned an MFA in Studio Art from Kent State University in 1976.
Larry’s work has been included in many prestigious exhibits including the Cleveland Museum of Art May Show, The Butler Show, the Ohio Designer Craftsmen Annual, and the Akron Society of Artists Membership show among others. Also, his many one man shows include those at the Mansfield Art Museum, Case Western Reserve Mather Gallery, Don Drum Gallery, the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, and the Stan Hywet Annuals. In 2015, he was commissioned to design the logo and art for the Akron First Night celebration. In addition to his membership in the Group Ten Gallery, he is a member of the Akron Society of Artists and served as the ASA President from 2013 through 2016.
Frank is a ceramic artist whose pots are unique and vigorous. To achieve a finished work that satisfies his aesthetic priorities, he plans and sketches with great care seeking to explore the expressive opportunities available with clay and glaze.
Holding a Ph.D. degree from The Ohio State University, Frank is a Professor of Art Emeritus at Kent State University. He also served as Interim Associate Dean in the College of the Arts.
Frank’s work is has been accepted in shows at the Akron Art Museum, Canton Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Massillon Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art, and in many galleries across Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. His work is held in the collections of the Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH; State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio, Columbus, OH; Muskingum College, New Concord, OH; American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA; and the Massillon Museum, Massillon, OH.