Steubenville Art Association’s workshop, meeting Wednesday

Watercolorist Bill Koch will be the featured presenter when the Steubenville Art Association hosts its final workshop of the 2018-19 meeting year on Wednesday at Historic Fort Steuben. -- Contributed

STEUBENVILLE — Wednesday brings the last official meeting and workshop of the year for the Steubenville Art Association with both happening at the Visitor Center at Historic Fort Steuben, located at 120 S. Third St.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and will include the installation of officers for the 2019-20 year who were elected at the May meeting. They are: President, Judy Schmidt; vice president, Gina Judy; secretary, Francesca Veltri; and treasurer, Suzan Corder.

The workshop, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature watercolorist Bill Koch, association member and president of the Tuscarawas Art Guild. He will focus on compositional and design techniques to create sound works of art. Students should bring whatever painting and drawing materials they typically use, plus a reference. The workshop is $40, for members or non-members, and registrations can be sent to P.O. Box 1061, Steubenville, OH 43952 in care of the association.

Born in Steubenville, Koch lives in Dennison with his wife, Karen. His experiences in art are many — as illustrator, designer, art gallery owner, window designer, commercial artist and professional art educator. His art is enjoyed and displayed in private and corporate collections throughout the world.

In other association activities, “Open Studios” continues to be held in Room 2534 of Eastern Gateway Community College twice a month. The next one is scheduled for July 1, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Association members have found another display area in downtown Steubenville, with works being featured in the left display window at Antique Warehouse, the former Denmark’s building at 322 Market St. A multi-member group display has been set up again for the month at Historic Fort Steuben. Artists featured in one or both exhibits this month include Llelia Buffone, Jeanne D’Anniballe, Kim Hohlmayer, Paul Hornung, Gina Judy, Dean Mossor, Karen Nicholson, Paula Siebieda, Tina Sokolowski and Bob Watson. The works of Nancy Morris and Fran Veltri also were part of a recent exhibit.

Mossor and Hornung assisted officers in setting up the two displays.

The SAA extended congratulations to member Gerald Van Scyoc for his inclusion in the competitive regional exhibition Crosscurrents at the Stifel Center in Wheeling through June 28 and to Paula Siebieda for her recent inclusion in the Hoyt Art Center in New Castle, Pa., regional and in the Erie Art Museum’s 96th-annual Nicole and Harry Martin Spring Show through early September. It is a highly competitive regional accepting 125 pieces out of 600 entries within a 250-mile radius of Erie, Pa. Siebieda also won a juror’s award in the McMurray Art League Spring Juried Show, McMurray, Pa.

The association also participated in the May installment of First Fridays on Fourth in downtown Steubenville, including the DaVinci “Renaissance” themed-exhibit at Leonardo’s with Schmidt, Judy and Paula Siebieda exhibiting. Member Kim Hohlmayer won the popular vote in the impromptu draw competition in which Karen Nicholson also participated. Hohlmayer and member Nancy Morris also manned a sales craft table at the event.

An informal association picnic to top off the year will be held July 13 at the home of Jeanne and Tom D’Anniballe with members welcome to bring guests.