What is Hudson Society of Artists? Do I have to live in Hudson, Ohio?
H.S.A is a group of individuals interested in furthering artistic endeavors in the community. Membership is open to artists of all ages and abilities, from professionals to beginners, as well as those who are interested in the arts but do not do any art work themselves. Family memberships are also available. There are no residency requirements, and we have members from a number of nearby communities.
Are there regular meetings of the society? What is the cost of membership?
meetings of H.S.A., including demonstrations, talks, and
critiques, are held at the Barlow Community center at the south end of Oviatt
Street in Hudson, Ohio, across from the fire station- Check out our program
schedule in this website. We meet on the first and third Mondays of the month
from mid-September to the beginning of June. There is no meeting the third week
in December, and none the first week in January if New Year's Day is a Monday.
The meetings begin at 7:30 and usually last until about 9:30. Visitors are
welcome at the meetings. There is a $15.00 membership fee, $20.00 for families.
What are the benefits of memberships?
Members are listed in the H.S.A. address book and receive regular society newsletters, with schedules of upcoming meetings and information about members, art shows and workshops. Members also may participate in the Clothesline Art Show in June and the H.S.A. group show at Art on the Green in August, and the juried Members Show in February. Panels can also be rented for use at other art shows. Our social events include a Christmas Party in December and potluck supper in June.
What other activities are available?
There is an active group of painters who meet every Saturday from 9:00 to noon to paint together. You don't need to be a member of H.S.A. to participate, and there is no fee. We meet on location outside in the summer (call Ann Kah 330-467-3416) and paint inside at the Barlow community center during the winter. Bring your own materials, and work in any medium you choose. Artists of all abilities are welcome. It's a good way to keep your skills from getting rusty, and working in a group can also lend moral support to beginners who are apprehensive about creating art in public.
Who can I contact for information?
Call Ann Kah 330-467-3416 or Lucy Karslake 330-653-3286. Or just join us on a Saturday morning or Monday night and introduce yourself. We are always happy to meet others who enjoy art as much as we do!