Monday, October 9, 2017

FIVE Squared Call for Art

You are invited to start submitting your 5" x 5" art donations for the 2018 FIVE Squared benefit show and sale. Art will be accepted through January 15.  Drop off at, or mail to the Davis YMCA attn: Suzanne, 45 McClurg Rd, Boardman, OH 44512

Sunday, October 8, 2017

BIKWIL opening reception

Y COO Beth Scheller, Best of Show recipient, Diane Beatty, Y arts coordinator, Suzanne Gray

Ed O'Malley, 2017 scholarship recipient

George Panno, Sue McFadden, Alice Rzonsa, Ellen Sandel, Kalea Hall, Gloria Lavin,
 Penny Senyak, Phyllis Patterson, Susan Stevens, Judy Smith, Mary Grace Fowler, Suzanne Gray  

The Davis Family YMCA hosted the opening reception for its annual But I Know What I Like art show on Sunday, October 8th, at the Boardman facility.  Two hundred eighteen pieces of art, many of which are for sale, will be on display at the Y until November 19th.  More than $700 in prize money was awarded. 
This year's Best of Show recipient was Diane Beatty of Campbell.  Her photographs, Is It Just a Dream? and What Now?, are depictions of a Youngstown steel worker on Black Monday.  The Metro YMCA has purchased, and will exhibit, the photographs downtown, not only to honor those who lost their livelihoods when the mills closed, but also as a testament to the resiliency of our community.

Jurors' Awards: Jeff Olsavsky, Suzanne Pirlo, Loretta Tipton

 Awards of Excellence: Jeff Beede, Anita Gray, Lisa Lee Kohler, Don Wright

Merit Awards:  Elayne Bozick, Anthony Campanizzi, Diane Carlisle, Lindsey Hoskings, John Schlabaugh, Susan Stevens, Patricia Watson, Gloria Williams

Honorable Mention:  Trudy Burnham, Stacey Clowser, Carol Damschroder, John Fire, Anthony Greier, Guy Shively, Liz Skeels, and Leslie Thomas.

BIKWIL is free and open to the public during regular Y hours.  Ballots are available at the service desk to vote for a People's Choice award, which will be announced on November 1st. All art sales commissions fund the John Patterson art scholarship for adults with disabilities.  This year's recipient is Ed O'Malley, who is recovering from a stroke.

The show was made possible by the generosity of the community, including Giant Eagle, Ghossain's Gourmet Market, Mcdonald's, 90 local artists who have shared their talent, the dedicated Y office and maintenance staffs, and a committed group of volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

BIKWIL drop off dates

Please drop off up to three pieces of art on Friday, Sept 22 from 10-5, or Saturday Sept 23, from 10-3:30 at the Davis Family YMCA, 45 McClurg Rd, Boardman, OH.  2-D pieces must be framed and wired on the back;  3-D pieces must fit in our showcase.  All art should be family friendly!

A commemorative photomontage, featuring all of the art and artists' names, will be on view at the opening reception,  Sunday, October 8 from 1-3.  11x14 prints will be available for purchase.

Thursday, February 9, 2017



FIVE Squared Opening Reception

The Committee:
Judy, Phyllis, Judy, Jeff, Ellen, Marykaye, Penny, Alice, Suzanne
Kristina, Mary Grace, Jennel (Leaders' Club)


Heidi & Lynn, Classical Strings


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

Silent Auction

A silent auction will be in place from Feb 5 through  5pm on Feb 19th, featuring six pieces by local artists. (artwork under glass did not photograph well, but all pieces are spectacular!)

Winter WoodsRichard Bucurel
14" x 11" polyurethane coated
original print

Autumn GoldJohn Fire
11" x 14"  photograph

 Midsummer Blooms, Nancy Hawkins
14" x 11"oil painting

 Sheep Farm, Rebecca Hawkins
9" x 12" pastel 

 Every Saturday Nite, Guy Shively
20" x 17" pencil drawing
limited edition print

Winter Berries, Don Wright
11" x 8" watercolor
limited edition print