Annual Art Party is December 8th

You are invited to
the Hillcrest Art Guild’s
Art Party!

Monday, December 8, 2014
1:30 – 3:30
Fellowship Hall at Bethany Covenant Church
Rear Entrance (elevator available)
5120 Ridgebury Blvd., Lyndhurst 44124

Eat Delicious Food! Meet new people!
Play “Guess the Artist” “Finish the Drawing”
And much more!

Invite Friends!
Member bringing the most guests wins a prize!

Members, please Bring a Dessert or Snack to Share

Silent Auction
(Please let us know if you will be donating a piece to this event)


Welcome Back! Bonnie Dolan Starts Out our New Year on September 8th

0425Bonnie Dolin creates visual landscapes featuring city skylines, urban denizens and suburban neighborhoods. “I had to drive a lot to get to my studio, throughout fields, big skies, city skylines and then into an urban area with small houses that reminded me of the small houses in Provincetown where I had spent a lot of time” noted Dolin. Influenced by her commute from a suburban setting to her art studio in downtown Cleveland she noted the changing light and the contrast between the wide open spaces and the city. She chooses bright and vibrant pastels and oil paint as her medium.
Ms. Dolin’s work is displayed in slected group exhibitions at art collections at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Progressive Corporation, Baker Hostetler and more. She is a 1973 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and received her MFA from Kent State University in 1981. Bonnie was selected to participate in the “Art in Embassy” program sponsored by the U. S. State Department, to conduct programs in Chisinau, Moldova. She has received numerous awards for excellence for enhancing the art education of young people.

Ms. Dolin will demonstrate pastels at our Sept. 8th meeting. 

 Bonnie Dolan’s Profile in Artists of Cleveland 

Brushless Painting on April 14th– Join us!

This Monday we are honored to have Kathryn Holzheimer as our guest demonstrator. Ms. Holzheimer is an acrylic artist. She received her BFA from Ursuline College and how works as interior designer for residential and commercial clients. She teaches painting techniques to college students and private classes for groups. Her work has been entered in juried art shows and galleries.

Join us for an audience-participation demo: “Painting without a Brush.” Bring paints, paper towels, a water container, a palette and paper.

For more information, see her website at:

Hope to see you there!Image

Paper Artist to Speak March 10th

By Kerry Remp

By Kerry Remp

This month’s meeting will be a demonstration by paper artist, Kerry Remp, a professional musician and NASA engineer.  He has taken his interest in the ancient art of origami to a new level by building modular creations. He takes his inspiration from nature, daily observations, or the simple combinations of color and patterns. The logical engineer and the creative musician joined to form a hobby that has grown from just a few craft shows to a number of fine art shows and numerous workshops and teaching opportunities.

Plenty to see on his website,

February Demo on Watercolors

This month’s program will be a watercolor demo by Christopher Leeper.  He is a realist painter working in all mediums. His award-winning work has been shown in solo and juried exhibitions throughout the country. He has illustrated four children’s books and has written and illustrated the book Realism in Watermedia, North Light. His work has also been featured in The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Magic and Splash 14 (North Light).
A popular instructor, he teaches numerous workshops each year. He is a member of the adjunct faculty in the Department of Art at Youngstown State University. He is a member of the Oil Painters of America, Ohio Plein Air Society and is past president of the Ohio Watercolor Society.

Please Join Us for Collage at the January 13th Meeting

We have all admired Hillcrest Art member Lois Davis’ Abstract/Collage pieces at several of our shows and have convinced her to lead our group in a hands on demo of the process at our next meeting.
Lois studied art at the Universities of Wisconsin and Michigan, the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art.  Originally working in oils, when she returned to painting after a long hiatus for child-raising, volunteering and working it was in watercolor and acrylics.  Recently she has participated in workshops with Fred Graff, Carla O’Connor, Carole Barnes and Gerald Brommer.  She has shown work in the Barbara Luten and Hillcrest Art Guild shows, the Fairmount Center for the Arts and the Community ARTreach show at Trinity Cathedral.  Her recent work is abstract and incorporates watercolor and collage.

We will provide lots of materials, but members should bring anything additional you might want to add, like pictures, paint, marker, pencils, old brushes (to use for gluing), and modge podge or Elmers. You will still be able to participate even if you bring nothing.

Speaker for October, Denise Ivey Telep

Please bring a pencil and eraser to the meeting as this will be a “hands on” event as we work along with our demonstrator, nationally known muralist, artist, and teacher Denise Ivey Telep. She has been painting professionally since 1975, after attending Ohio University Fine Arts program. She has done work for “Extreme Makeover”, Cleveland City Hall, and Hospice to name a few. To learn more about her varied career and work visit her website.

Our Speaker for September 9th, Larry Zuzik

ImageLarry Zuzik will be demonstrating a portrait drawing at our first meeting this year.  He has a BFA Degree from Kent State University and a teaching license in visual arts from Cleveland State University.  He has been a street portrait artist in Hilo, Hawaii and also The Hague, Netherlands.  In Cleveland he does life drawing weekly in Murray Hill and draws portraits every Friday at The Literary Café in Tremont.  He also has done portraits at numerous events and gives drawing lessons using right-brain techniques.

Photo by Jennifer Newyear