Thursday, October 9, 2014


The Y will be hosting its second annual FIVESquared benefit art show and sale in February 2015. Please download the prospectus for information.

art show, YMCA, benefit, Suzanne Gray

Monday, October 6, 2014

But I Know What I Like Awards

But I Know What I Like is a juried art show, open to amateur and professional artists in the tri-county area.   This year 80 artists submitted  176 pieces.  Three non-artists judged the work (as in "I don't know much about art, but I know what I like.")

Award winners at the 2014 BIKWIL show are:

Best of Show:  Liz Skeels, The Orans

Jurors' Choice:  Richard Bucurel, Migration; Cy Svagerko, Gallery Critics; Patricia Watson, Lady in Orange

Awards of Excellence:  JoAnn Buzulencia, Weaving the Moon; Anna Creque, Silhouette of a Little Man; Robert Roy, St. Peter's Basilica; Earnest Search, Beach Party

Merit Awards:  Kathryn Antal, A Long Day; Nancy Hawkins, Hills of Sunflowers; Rebecca Hawkins, Clouding Up; Michelle Novak, Herbelus; James O'Malley, Idora Park Entrance; Terry Polonsky, Disco; Lanan VanAuker, Streets of Venice, Don Wright, Translucent Grapes

Honorable Mention:  Linda Brink, Brian's Song; Anthony Campanizzi, Winter Melt; Roberta Cencer, Watchful...; Judith Griffiths, Sheets in the Wind; James Hardy, Waiting; Millie Hawkins, Bundysburg Road; Linda Mohn, Changing Africa; Kristina Rule, Beyond Ashley Road, Wes Skeels, Untitled, Charlene Taylor, Iris

Purchase Prize:  Cy Svagerko, Gallery Critics

Winning entries pictured below (in no particular order).  The quality of the images is not great, my apologies.

 Liz Skeels, The Orans   Best of Show

Patricia Watson, Lady in Orange

Anna Creque, Silhouette of a Little Man

Anthony Campanizzi, Winter Melt

Michelle Novak, Herbelus

Wes Skeels, Untitled

Nancy Hawkins, Hills of Sunflowers

Rebecca Hawkins, Clouding Up

 Don Wright, Translucent Grapes

Linda Mohn,  Changing Africa

Richard Bucurel, Migration

Kristina Rule, Beyond Ashley Road

Charlene Taylor, Iris

JoAnn Buzulencia, Weaving the Moon

Roberta Cencer, Watchful...

James O'Malley, Idora Park Entrance

Cy Svagerko, Gallery Critics

Robert Roy,  St. Peter's Basilica

Lana Van Auker,  Streets of Venice

 Earnest Searcy, Beach Party

Judith Griffiths, Sheets in the Wind

Millie Hawkins, Bundysburg Road

 Terry Polonsky, Disco

James Hardy, Waiting

Kathryn Antal, A Long Day

Linda Brink, Brian's Song

Pictures of the event can be seen at on Facebook 

Friday, October 3, 2014

But I Know What I Like opening reception

The Opening Reception for But I Know What I Like will be on Sunday, October 5 from 1-3 pm.  Everyone is invited to attend, meet the artists, enjoy an afternoon of music, tea in the garden, artists at work, and light refreshments.  Eighty artists submitted 176 pieces of art  which are displayed throughout the Davis Family YMCA on McClurg Rd in Boardman.

Gina Monaco's painting, Serenity, was used as a background for the BIKWIL montage.
photomontage, ymca art, like, art show, Suzanne Gray

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Call for Art

The Davis Y will once again host But I Know What I Like, a juried art show judged by non-professionals.  The opening reception will be held on Sunday, October 5th in conjunction with the annual Afternoon of the Arts.

Any adult, amateur or professional, in a 40 mile radius is welcome to enter.  See the prospectus below for more information.

Canfield Fair Winners

Our latest exhibition is a collection from  YMCA members who won ribbons at the Canfield Fair.  Congratulations!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

centered: slightly off-center

The fourth annual centered:  slightly off-center senior citizen art show Artists' Reception was held at the Y on Sunday, June 22nd.  Eighty-seven paintings by residents of 12 assisted living and specialty care centers were on display.   More than $600 in prizes was awarded.

This year's show was dedicated to the Activities Staff and families who make the Painting Clubs possible.


Best of Show
In honor of Sue Hepp
Dorothy Beckley (GSL)

Juror’s Choice
Courtesy of The Commons at Greenbriar
Beryl Habeger (IW)
Helen Lucas (BM)

Award of Excellence
In honor of Sue Hepp
Evelyn Domhoff (CG)
Dorothy Wiley (GSL)

Perseverance and Good Humor
In memory of Jane Mason
Donna Brodigan (BVC)
Sue Hepp (CV)

Picasso Award
In memory of Myron Bort
Tami Sandford (AC)

Creativity Award
In memory of Lucille Baron
Janet Freisen (AC)

Ashley Circle
1st Dennis Wiser
2nd Donna Adams
3rd Rose Thomae & Lawyer Williams

Autumn Hills
1st Richard Larman
2nd Susan Huffman
3rd Jeanette Saker

Beeghly Oaks
1st Jean Thomas
2nd Linnea Berg
3rd Juanita Davis

Boardman Vista Care
1st Marianne Gifford
2nd Goldie Kenyhercz
3rd Caroline Elzy

Briarfield Manor
1st  Jeanette Terwilliger
2nd Donna Galey
3rd Margaret Fitzgerald

The Commons at Greenbriar
1st Corrine Weaver
2nd Richard Pesa
3rd Fran Kesic & Mary Tonti

Glenellen Senior Living
1st Nelda Anderson
2nd Marian Budinsky
3rd Marie Lenefonte

The Inn at Christine Valley
1st  Helen Wasko
2nd Flo Dailey
3rd Carmela Bucci

The Inn at Ironwood
1st  Rita Downie
2nd Theresa Caruso
3rd Rose Stickel

The Manor at Autumn Hills
1st Patricia Sperati
2nd Ethel Dugan
3rd Frank Montagna & 
Dottie Welday

The Ridge
1st Geza Nemeth
2nd Rosemary Patrone
3rd Ron Kohl

Victoria House
1st  Anne Tobias
2nd Dorothy DeSalle
3rd Irma Dombrowski & 
 Barb Melanson