Join us at our Annual Art Exhibit on Sunday June 5, 2016  for the artist reception 2:00 to 4:00pm.

Beachwood Country Library,

25501 Shaker Blvd.

Beachwood, Ohio

The show will run from June 5th through June 30th.

Holiday Party

monday at 1:30

November 9th Meeting Features Artist Diane Joy Stone

The artist this month is Diane Joy Stone. A native of Ohio, Diane has been an enthusiastic artist, drawing and painting all through her school years growing up.

Graduating from Ohio State University with a degree in art education she has worked in pubLadyDilic and private schools for twenty five years working with children and adults. She now illustrates magazines and teaches workshops on fabric design and continues teaching privately in her home studio. She has exhibited her acrylic and watercolor paintings in many Cleveland galleries. Diane is a multi-faceted artist utilizing various media and styles of presentation.

First Meeting Features Collage Artist Michael Cargile


Mike Cargile is a Hall of Fame Advertising and Marketing Executive and author of eight books including three books on photography.  For the past year Mike has been working on a new concept called “Dumpsta Photography & Art.”  This concept involves working with alternative, recycled, montage and collage materials and alternative techniques to transform both the image and content of a photograph.  His photographs contain unique and surprising perspectives that challenge the viewer’s expectation of what a photograph is.
Mike’s photos all have a cut-and-paste aesthetic that consists of found objects from garbage cans, trash bins, and dumpsters.  His photos are echoes from the past reconfigured with a new attitude.  Mike says, “It’s a way to communicate ideas through reused and recycled objects that would normally wind up in some land fill”.
Hope to see you on September 21st!

April 13th Meeting: Painting on Silk

The artist this month is Donna Marchetti. She is a fabric artist and will be painting on silk for her demonstration. After studying drawing and watercolor at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Donna discovered her real artistic love – hand-dyed and hand-painted textiles. While primarily self-taught, she has enriched her experience through classes at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She employs various techniques from direct dye application to batik and traditional Japanese shibori resist dyeing. Donna works at her studio in the 5th Street Arcades. Her work is sold at Sandy Buffie Designs. Donna’s work was recently featured on the television program New Day Cleveland. She is a member of the Textile Art Alliance at the Cleveland Museum of Art.


March 9th Meeting: Pastels with Kate Uhlir

Kate Uhlir is our guest artist this month. She is a widely and regularly exhibited, award-SONY DSCwining artist. At our meeting this month she will be demonstrating in pastels. Kate will be providing paper and pastels to those who wish to take part. Ms. Uhlir studies at the Cleveland Institute of Art and in local workshops of master artists including Lour Grasso, Paul Kendig, Alan Peters, Paul St. Denis, Bev Krueger, Cathy Welner and others. She has also studied art and painted with the Hudson River Artists in Warwick, New York as well as artists in the Boardwalk Art Exhibit in Boca Raton, Florida. She is also involved in the Tri-C Encore Program, the Beachwood Senior Center and other local art groups. Kate Uhlir Artists LLC meet every Thursday 10am to 2pm in the Shore Culture Centre in Euclid.. Kate and the artists in this group exhibit regularly in local venues

Get Ready for Our First Show of the Year, Opening March 1st

Hillcrest Art Guild Show Beachwood Library
March 1 – March 30

Eligibility: All members in good standing who have paid dues for the 2014 – 2015 year.

Entrance Fee: A fee of $10.00 for one piece and $20.00 for up to 4 pieces with an optional 5th piece will be charged to defray the cost of a judge, prize money, ribbons, and incidentals for the reception. Fee is to be paid at the time of drop off and checks made out to Nancy Aikins.

What : Artwork should be current and an original work of the artist. Two dimensional art work that is clean and properly and securely framed and wired (no saw toothed hangers please) is acceptable. Painted wrap around canvases need not be framed but must be wired for hanging. No over sized pieces; please consider those trying to hang them especially if they are heavy. Approx 36 inches or less in either direction is acceptable.

When: Drop Off: Friday, February 27th 9:30 to 11:00 am. If you cannot drop off your work at that time please arrange for someone to do so for you.

Help is needed to take in artwork and fees and to hang the show and to tag the paintings. “Many hands make light work”

Reception: Sunday, March 1st 2:00 to 4:00 pm (Please bring goodies to share; cheese & crackers, veggies & dip, cookies, candy, and nuts.) We also need someone to make punch and some kind of centerpiece for the table. We are still looking for someone to coordinate these things for our receptions.

Pick Up: Monday, March 30th 9:30 to 11:00 am

Information Needed: Your Name, Title of work, Medium, Price/NFS&Value for each piece must be received by Eileen McAndrew by Sunday Feb. 22 either by phone, mail, or e-mail. The same information should be on the back of your paintings.

February 9th Meeting Features Favorite

Back by popular request, Flo Smith will share her talents with us at the Feb. 9th meeting. While working with gesso is her main interest, she really enjoys various watercolor techniques. One of her favorite ways of painting is what she calls the “Bull’s Eye” method.  It is fun and successful.