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JEFFERSON_A soft-spoken, mild-mannered man, the General Electric engineer became semi-retired when GE closed their plant in Jefferson. Chuck Cornell, of Jefferson, worked in Cleveland and then Meadville, Pa. before he fully retired at the age of 80.
“I started painting when I was thinking about retiring,” Cornell said. “I realized I didn’t have a hobby or anything to keep me busy. I always thought I could paint, somehow.”
One of the first classes Cornell took a watercolors class at the Ashtabula Arts Center more than 20 years ago. The 90-year-old whippersnapper also has dabbled with acrylic and oils during his art career, but always comes back to watercolors.
“It’s not my nature to be careful,” Cornell said. “Watercolors clean up much easier.”
Cornell became a member of Lakeshore Artists soon after he started painting and attending classes at the AAC.
“I was taking a workshop at the Ashtabula Arts Center and a couple of the ladies that were in Lakeshore Artists approached me about joining,” Cornell said. “I’ve really gotten a lot out of that. What amazes me is all the people, the talented people that are around. The club gives you a chance to associate with other artists. So really, mainly, I’m self-taught with the help of a lot of other people.”
The benefits of joining Lakeshore Artists is a two-way street for members because it gives them the opportunity to be associated with artist Chuck Cornell.
Please click on image below to watch our interview with Mr. Cornell
43rd ANNUAL SHOW and SALE
MAY 5 – 25, 2018
ASHTABULA ARTS CENTER
2928 W. 13th Street
Ashtabula, OH 44004
Gallery hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Friday May 18, 2018
Entertainment provided by Lynn Rocco with a special guest appearance
by the Good Life Singers Ensemble
Lake Shore Artists Club 2018
Show and Sale
Judge – Jim Loomis
Best of Show –“I’ll take it.” by Mardi Snyder
Categories First Place Second Place Third Place
Abstract Will West Aimee Sarell Aimee Sarell
The Adventures of Doctor Science Complications The Follower
Portraiture Sue Gendrich Gerald Perkins Will West
Me and My Gal Christine Lynn Cardinal Cardinal
Land / Seascape Doris W. Jones Clarece Jones Kim Cordell
Rialto Bridge Stormy Water Keswick
Still Life Mardi Snyder Rosemary Bennett Robin Cumberland
I’ll Take It Bruce and Susan’s Side Porch Morning Dew
Three Dimensional Renee Nash Janie Altrogge Taylor White
Peace Gypsy Vanner Horse Ascension
Christine Vandervort Portraiture Carrie Berdina Waid
Christine Vandervort Three Dimensional Gibraltar
Chuck Cornell Landscape Disappearing
Taylor White Abstract Daydream
Chuck Cornell Still Life: Red on White
Artist Title Medium Price
- Janie Altrogge Gypsy Vanner Horse Needle Felted Wool $695
- Janie Altrogge Dude you need a breath mint Colored Pencil $225
- Rosemary K. Bennett Bridge Street, Ashtabula Watercolor $75
- Rosemary K. Bennett Bruce & Susan’s Side Porch Watercolor NFS
- Rosemary K. Bennett My Garden Lily Watercolor $75
- Jan Borgner Joy in the Morning Oil $425
- Jan Borgner While the Sun Shines Oil $425
- Kim Cordell Keswick Oil $400
- Kim Cordell Laguna Beach Acrylic $150
- Kim Cordell Miss Perception Oil $400
- Charles R. Cornell Disappearing Watercolor $150
- Charles R. Cornell Grazing Watercolor $150
- Charles R. Cornell Red on White Watercolor $150
- Robin Cumberland Morning Bells Color Photography $50
- Robin Cumberland Morning Dew Color Photography $60
- Robin Cumberland Pinwheel Color Photography $55
- Susan Gendrich Me & My Gal Pen & Ink $70
- Susan Gendrich Reflections Pen & Ink $160
- Susan Gendrich You Think Pen & Ink $80
- Lynn Hess Beacon of Hope Acrylic as Oil NFS
- Lynn Hess Paine Falls Digital Photography $45
- Daniel E. Huff, Jr. Cool Waters Oil on Canvas $1,200
- Daniel E. Huff, Jr. Cool Waters Oil on Canvas $900
- Daniel E. Huff, Jr. Positive Energy Oil on Canvas NFS
- Clarece Jones Owl Charcoal & Watercolor Pencil NFS
- Clarece Jones Stormy Water Acrylic NFS
- Clarece Jones Unicorn Nights Acrylic NFS
- Doris W. Jones Pegasus Pen & Ink $150
- Doris W. Jones Rialto Bridge Watercolor NFS
- Renee Nash Peace Graphic NFS
- Ann Pauley Blondie Stay on the Porch Acrylic $60
- Ann Pauley Rabbit Acrylic $40
- Ann Pauley Red Solo Cup Acrylic $50
- Gerald Perkins Christine Lynn Acrylic NFS
- Gerald Perkins Young and Free Mixed Media NFS
- Gerald Perkins Young Woman Pencil on Paper NFS
- Linda Phillips Frog in Love Acrylic $750
- Linda Phillips Raven Acrylic $100
- Dee Riley Paper Flowers & Old Glory Watercolor NFS
- Dee Riley ReEnactment Miss Photography NFS
- Dee Riley Union Resting Place Photography $480
- Aimee Sarell Complications Ink on Paper NFS
- Aimee Sarell The Follower Mixed Media NFS
- Aimee Sarell Hooked Ink on Paper NFS
- Harry N. Schwentker American School Acrylic & Ink NFS
- Harry N. Schwentker Student Buddhist Monks-Thailand Photography NFS
- Mardi Snyder Alabama Shakes Acrylic $180
- Mardi Snyder Equality Acrylic $ 220
- Mardi Snyder I’ll Take It Graphics $170
- Christine A. Vandervort Carrie Berdina Waid Ink on Paper $175
- Christine A. Vandervort Gibraltar Rock & Mixed Media $100
- Will West The Adventures of Dr. Science Graphic on Canvas $70
- Will West Cardinal Cardinal Graphic on Canvas $70
- Will West In Search of Christmas Spirit Graphic on Canvas $70
- Adyson White Pokemon 1 Ink $20
- Rex White Sarge Oil Pastel on Paper $150
57. Rex White On the Way Oil Pastel on Paper $150
58. Rex White What Makes the Grass Grow Acrylic $100
59. Taylor White Ascension Mixed Media $350
60. Taylor White Daydream Pastel oil $200
61. Taylor White Le Petite Hibou Soft Pastel $250
Lakeshore Artists of Ashtabula County
Lakeshore Artists was organized in November 1973 as the Professional Artists of Ashtabula County. As the club grew, membership expanded to include amateur artists, students, and others interested in the visual arts, and the name was later changed to Lakeshore Artists of Ashtabula County. The club mission is to encourage the visual arts as a community endeavor through education, exhibits, and participation in civic events in the area.
In coordination with the Arts Center, members sponsor an annual show and sale each May at the Ashtabula Arts Center. The Arts Center also hosts a reception to offer the public an evening to meet the Lakeshore Artists and view their work. The Arts Center also welcomes the Club’s small painting group and monthly meetings. The Arts Center is essential to the success and support of the Club and its members appreciate the hospitality and generosity given by the Arts Center.
Judge for May Show, 2018 – Jim Loomis
Lakeshore Artists is honored to welcome Jim Loomis as juror for the 2018 May Show. Jim returned to the Arts Center at its former location at the corners of Lake Avenue and Prospect Road in Ashtabula where he taught clay sculpting and drawing. Jim began drawing and painting at the age of three and formed the lifelong practice of drawing in a sketchbook. He caused quite a turmoil in first grade when the teacher asked him to color a preprinted page. Before he attended school, he painted with the many colors of gasket cement from his Dad’s garage. Jim decided early on that he wanted to teach art.
Jim received his BSed and Med degrees in Art Education from Edinboro State University, and ultimately earned his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. While a student, Jim was broadly influenced by the work of Viktor Lowenfeld, who linked the physics of child development to how it is revealed in childrens’ drawings.
Jim received distinction for his work with learning theory and hemispheric dominance—winning the SHIP National Research Award. This award is give in recognition of research which advances the field of art education. Jim currently teaches drawing classes at the Arts Center and works as a substitute teacher through the Ashtabula County Educational Services Center with special needs students.
My thanks go to the Lakeshore Artists for the opportunity to jury the 2018 May Show. I found the variety and scope of the collective body of work to be refreshing. I enjoyed spending time with the bold and inventive, the completely unexpected, and the tried and true. I see more than artists in the community; I see the community in the artists. Art is indeed alive and well in Northeast Ohio. Jim Loomis
Award Ribbons from PLAYALL AWARDS and ENGRAVING
4542 Main Avenue; Ashtabula, Ohio 44004 (440)-992-7529
The Lakeshore Artist is currently running! On display May 3rd-25th. Artist Reception is May 18th, 6-8 P.M. Ashtabula Arts Center hours are Monday-Thursday 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. Friday 9 A.M. TO 4 P.M. and Saturday 9-12 P.M.
Ashtabula Arts Center Executive Director Meeghan Humphrey was the guest speaker for the April 13, 2018 Lakeshore Artists’ meeting at the Ashtabula Arts Center. Meeghan demonstrated the do’s and don’t’s of framing your art and preparing it for exhibition.
Meeghan received her BA in Art History from Oberlin College. She joined the staff of the Ashtabula Arts Center in 1992 as Visual Arts Coordinator. She has taught thousands of classes, curated gallery exhibitions, painted dozens of sets, made costumes and props and managed the permanent collection during time with the AAC. Meeghan also has partnered with outside organizations, created outreach programs, raised funds, planned classes, hired and managed a teaching staff, and advocated for local artists.
She promoted to Deputy Director at the beginning of 2016 and was named Executive Director by the board in June 2016.
Please click on the image below to view AAC Executive Director Meeghan Humphrey’s very informative presentation.
Aimee Sarell volunteered during our Friday, April 13 meeting to fill the position of vice-president. A motion was made and then seconded to approve her appointment to the vice-presidency.
Congratulations to Aimee!