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Featured Artist – Nancy Notarianni

14 Aug

Nancy Notarianni is a watercolorist, graphic designer and watercolor painting instructor living in the Middleburg Heights/Berea, Ohio area. Her decades of experience in graphic design are rooted in a BFA in advertising and fashion illustration from the University of Kansas.

Nancy is a Signature Member of the Ohio Watercolor Society. Nancy is also serves as newsletter editor for the Ohio Watercolor Society. She enjoys teaching watercolor and recently opened her own studio/gallery in Berea for watercolor classes.  Nancy has also been invited to many of the Cuyahoga County, Ohio branch libraries (Fairview Park, Parma South, Bedford, Olmsted Falls, Mayfield to name a few) to present watercolor programs.

She exhibits in many juried shows throughout Northeast Ohio. Six of Nancy’s watercolor paintings have been accepted into the 2018 Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) “Wet Paint” Temporary Art Exhibtion from February 16- July 31, 2018.. In 2015, eight of of her watercolor paintings were accepted into the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) Temporary Art Exhibtion in the airport concoursesThe tv show, Hawaii Five-O, purchased one of her paintings for use on the show set. And the Center for Education in Tel Aviv, Israel purchased the rights to use one of Nancy’s paintings in a textbook. She has twice attended painting workshops with Charles Reid, one of the foremost watercolorists of today, as well as Alvaro Castagnet, Ted Nuttall, and Mary Whyte workshops.

Nancy describes her affinity to watercolor by saying that it is her “…favorite medium because of the transparent quality and the unpredictability of the combination of water and paint.”.

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Featured Artist -Ashley Ross

10 Aug

Ashley Ross – (AKA The Cuddle Cult) is a badass momma, talented tattoo artist, and entrepreneur.  She runs on Starbucks coffee and sass.  She draws each plush design and late at night when she’s supposed to be sleeping, her House Elves turn her drawings into fabric.  No one knows how and she knows not to ask questions.  Once the fabric is printed, Ashley cuts out each doll by hand, stuffs with magic and stitches it up.  When she’s not making plush dolls she’s tattooing while watching Bob’s Burgers on her iPad, attending Wizard Con dressed as Rose Quartz or playing with her Boston Terriers.

Featured Artists – Shari & Cathy Strauss

9 Aug

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Sharie & Cathy Strauss – Paper Cutz began as a “craft therapy night” and just kept growing. Artist, Shari Escott, has always had a love for art and design. Her first image was an owl and she didn’t stop there. After our first show at the Cleveland FLEA, we knew we had something special. Here we are four years later, still going strong and loving every minute of it. Our favorite part of doing what we do is working shows and meeting our customers. Everyone is so kind, warm and complimentary. Thank you for enjoying and appreciating what we do. We appreciate you and hope you will keep checking back for new prints and note cards.

Get Your Art On! But do it by Aug. 15th!

23 Jul

Volunteer at the Berea Arts Fest

Summer is here and the Berea Arts Fest is looking to celebrate its twenty-eighth anniversary. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, September 9th, 2018. In order for the event to be a continued success, we need the assistance of trusted volunteers such as yourself to aid in this years activities.

As a volunteer, you will play a key role in organizing, implementing and making the Berea Arts Fest a great event. To volunteer, please email or call the Berea Arts Fest.

Volunteer Chair, Lisa Bridenbaker: volunteer.baf@gmail.com
Office Phone: 440.891.1102

Hang Out at Fat Heads with the BAF!

11 Apr
Here’s your last chance to pick up your “Thirsty for Art” beer tasting tickets! It’s a beer tasting and art fundraiser put on by the Berea Arts Fest. We’re celebrating our 28th year as an arts festival, and we want to share it with you. Please join us for a day at Fat Head’s Brewery.
 
All the cool kids will be there Dan the Man, #Christie, That R!ch Guy, Phil-Up my beer, Andy and his driver, and many many more! Don’t miss out on this FUN-draiser
 
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Who’s Thirsty for Art?

1 Mar

Join the Berea Arts Fest for its “Thirsty for Art” Beer tasting fundraiser on April 22nd.  Click here for tickets!

Volunteer with Us!

25 Aug

It’s never to late to have fun!  And that’s exactly what you’ll have volunteering for the Berea Arts Fest.  Grab a friend, bring a group, come solo; any way you have it, it’ll be a good time!  Email or call Lisa at  volunteer.baf@gmail.com or 440.891.1102 for more information.  2017-volunteer-sheet