Friday, February 19, 2021

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

So Much Art to See! By Luanne Bole-Becker

Greetings from Stella’s Art Gallery in Willoughby, OH! I am an artist who joined the gallery in November 2020.  Right now my work focuses on multimedia assemblages, photographs, and jewelry using vintage objects.

In these short few months at Stella’s, I’ve marveled at the diversity and talent of all the artists at the gallery.  The art exhibitions and inventory change regularly.  It’s a real treasure!

Here are several in-person and virtual exhibitions where you can currently see my work.  These juried shows highlight great art, and much of it is being made and shown right here in Northeast Ohio.  (Note: If you are interested in purchasing any of the items shown, please contact Stella’s Art Gallery directly.)

Fourth Annual Black & White Show

Stella’s Art Gallery, 38033 Euclid Ave., Willoughby, OH  

January 8 – February 6, 2021

My three pieces include two assemblages and one photograph:  Guardians Above and Below (winner of 2nd place, 2D in this exhibit); Ghosts of Cleveland Past (featured prominently in a recent News-Herald article about the show); and Piercing the Heavens (a former 3rd place winner at Summit Artspace on Tuscarawas).  The exhibit is open now during normal gallery hours.

                                                               Guardians Above and Below

                                                                Ghosts of Cleveland Past

Piercing of the Heavens 

FRESH 2021 (17th Annual)

Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron, OH

January 15 – March 27, 2021

Art selected for this show was asked to be “innovative and challenging to both the viewer and the artist…push[ing] he boundaries of what art can be.”  My artwork in the FRESH show is Miss Lily’s Fabulous Flying Machine, a 6-foot tall assemblage that celebrates whimsy, exploration, vintage craftsmanship, and the birth of my first grandchild!  Miss Lily’s Fabulous Flying Machine previously won 3rd place in Assemblages at Stella’s Art Gallery Bricolage show in November.  The FRESH exhibition is available online, and can be viewed in person by appointment or on Saturdays, 12-4, beginning Feb. 6.  I will be staffing the gallery Feb. 13 from 2:30-4:00 if you wish to stop by and chat.  ☺

Miss Lily's Fabulous Flying Machine 

Black & White

Art Room Gallery, international virtual exhibition,

January 2021

The Art Room Gallery, an online contemporary art platform in existence since 2018, received entries from the following countries for their 4th Black & White exhibit:  USA, Canada, Australia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Belgium, Oman, Egypt, Cyprus, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Finland, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, Japan, Austria, France, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Israel, China, and Serbia.  So I was especially pleased to be accepted for my photograph Bicycles and Arches.  You can see the photo in their Finalists section, the 31st image shown.  There are 162 works included, so take your time enjoying the selection!

Bicycles and Arches

NewNow 2021

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

February 18 – April 17, 2021

This biannual competitive art exhibition will be held exclusively online due to the prolonged

closure of Tri-C’s Gallery east.  It features the creation of 63 regional artists.

Juror Cat Sheridan, curator of the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery notes, “They range from quiet and intensely introspective to tempestuous clashes…but they are always touching, in some way, whether through communication, relation, or contrast to one another.”  My piece is a photograph entitled Scraps = Life / Haiti.  Hard copy exhibition catalogs showing all works will also be available for sale.

Scraps = Life/Haiti

2021 Bryn Du Art Show 

Bryn Du Mansion, 537 Jones Rd., Granville, OH

March 4 – 27, 2021

The 116-year-old Bryn Du mansion is seated upon 52 acres near Columbus, providing cultural, educational, and recreational activities for the surrounding community.  This 17th annual juried show is family friendly and will be available both online and in person.  My Ghosts of Cleveland Past assemblage will travel next month from Stella’s Art Gallery to this Columbus area show, with a brief stop between to meet its new owner, who recently bought the piece sight unseen!

Ghosts of Cleveland Past 

Monday, June 1, 2020

New Class to Stella's Art Gallery!

A Pretty Penny Enameling Workshop

Create an enameled charm using a copper penny. Make a necklace, bracelet or earrings. There will be an assortment of colors to use.
Limited to 2 people
Learn how to:
Prepare your copper
Drill a hole in copper
Sift vitreous enamel
Fire in an enameling kiln
Attach a jump ring
We will discuss enameling and it’s possibilities while we work.

Stella’s Art Gallery (studio 5 w/Delinda Mariani)
3 dates to choose from
Monday 6/15  10am-12pm
Wednesday 6/17  2pm-4pm
Friday 6/19  6pm-8pm

Finished product
The class fee includes ONE of the following; a chain to make a necklace, a bracelet wire to make a bracelet, or a pair of ear wires for earrings.
Time will allow you to create an extra charm or two. Additional chains, wire hook bracelets and ear wires will be available for an extra fee. 

Click link to register:

About the Artist
Delinda Mariani has worked as a professional artist and art educator for the past 20 years. She has worked with vitreous enamel for 20+ years and has a background in printmaking and mixed media which includes, papermaking, encaustics and painting. She teaches workshops at Stella’s Art Gallery and Ashtabula Fine Arts Center while holding a full time teaching position as an Art Educator for Cleveland Schools. Her work is shown at Stella’s Art Gallery, Flux Metal Arts and Something Different Gallery. 
Delinda’s work has also been exhibited at Juma Gallery, Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, Spaces, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Michael Stefan’s, Cleveland Magazine and belongs to a few private collections.

Degrees held
BFA Cleveland Institute of Art
M.Ed. Baldwin Wallace University

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Madison Library has a Facebook Art Show

As our world adjusts to COVID-19 and all the "new norms", artists are finding creative and inventive ways to share their artwork with you. Stella's Art Gallery artists, Nancy Nelson-Brotz and Julie Cook, have found a virtual show through Madison Public Library. Please take a moment to view all the artwork and vote for your favorites! It's a great way to bring the art towards you and keep creative juices flowing! Enjoy! The link for the show is located below the photo.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Watch Nancy Nelson Brotz FELT

This timelapse video is Nancy Nelson-Brotz creating a landscape using felt. You can see more of her work at Stella's Art Gallery at our new location in 38033 Euclid Avenue Willoughby Ohio 44094

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Supply Store

Many of our students and friends have asked about our favorite art supplies. Below you will find products that we enjoy using in our classes and own creations. These are readily available and will delivered to your doorstep, thanks to Amazon!

We are excited to share them with you. Happy Creating! Click on the link below and it will take you directly to our Supply Store.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Diane Fleisch Hughes
"This Woman's Work"

A Solo Show of Recent Work 
Featuring a collaboration with Fiber Artists:
Karen Fleisch
Amy Cramer
Laura McNally-Levine
Nancy Nelson-Brotz

Opening reception June 7th 6-8pm
The show is up until June 30th. 
Ashtabula Art Center 2928 West 13th Street Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday9am-9pm, Friday 9am-4pm, Sat 9am-1pm

Summer Mash-up
 The Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery 
 2550 Lander Road
 Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124

 From June 7th to June 28th, 2019 You'll find Julie Cook among other local artists. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Congratulations to 3 of our Stella's Artists!

Congratulations to Lisa Ruschman, Julie Cook, and Nancy Nelson-Brotz! These 3 artists placed in the Rabbit Run Show. Lisa Ruschman received BEST in SHOW for Ms. Willendorf, Glass mosaic. Julie Cook received 1st place for Poppin Red, Acrylic. And Nancy Nelson-Brotz received 1st place for Hollyhocks, Oil pastel and 1st place for Purple Sunset over Lake Erie, Needle felting.

The Art Show is open to the public, and much of the artwork is available for purchase. The Juried art show continues at the Madison Public Library until May 1, and maybe viewed by the public during regular library hours, Monday through Friday 9am-8pm, and Saturday 9-5pm. The library is located at 6111 Middle Ridge Road, Madison.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Julie Cook's Upcoming Shows

Join us for the the next installation of Art on View featuring Julie Cook. Be the first to see and purchase one-of-a-kind art and meet the artist. Refreshments provided.

About the Artist

Julie Cook is a self-taught artist who mainly works in acrylics and mixed media. Julie has lived in Madison Township for over 30 years. She enjoys experimenting with paint and products to see what new textures and techniques she can create. Julie uses traditional tools as well as unique items like scraps of wood, plastic, and recycled packaging material. Julie is deeply inspired by God's creation and is thankful for the ability He has given her.

Julie's artwork has been juried into several shows throughout Northeast Ohio, and she has had several solo shows including those at Penitentiary Glen, Fairmount Art Center, Solon Center for the Arts, and Holden Arboretum. She is an artist at Stella’s Art Gallery in the Matchworks Building in Mentor.

A portion of the sale of each painting is sent to an organization that helps at-risk children on the Thailand/Burma border where her daughter works. Julie’s paintings are making a difference in the lives of those children, as well as bringing peace, joy, and contentment to many others.

Nature’s Expressions opens on Friday, March 29 and continues through August 4.

To view more of Julie Cook's works, visit:
Instagram: Wallexpressionsbyjulie
Facebook: Wall Expressions by Julie

Julie Cook and other local Cleveland Artists at 
Juried Art Show & Sale 
MARCH 18 - MAY 5

New Dates, Same Great Show. The annual J-Show, takes place March 18 - May 5. To join the mailing list email

Join us for the Mandel JCC juried art show and sale, an eclectic mix of artwork from established, emerging and amateur Northeast Ohio artists.  Please note that the deadline to submit artwork has expired. Submissions are no longer being accepted. 

Exhibition: March 18 - May 5
FREE and open to the public.
Opening Night reception: March 25 • 7 PM - 8:30 PM, awards presented at 7:30 PM
For more info, contact (216) 593-6248
Curators: The curators for the juried show and sale are Dr. Jennifer Finkel, Curator, Cleveland Clinic Art Program, Arts & Medicine Institute and Shawn Godwin, Independent Curator & Executive Director/Curator of the Davis Sculpture Foundation.

Julie Cook and Cleveland Local Artists

March 29–May 8, 2019
Opening Reception:  Friday, March 29, 2019, 6–8 p.m.
FREE and open to the public
Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Valley Art Center, Margaret "Peg" Bowen Gallery, 155 Bell ST, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

New Classes in the Matchworks Building

Blacklight Paint Class with Natalie March 26th 6:30-8:30
A great way to beat cabin fever is to take a class at Stella's Art Gallery. We have a variety of 4-6 week series, 1 day workshops, and even drop-ins. If you are looking for a place to paint, sculpt with clay,  learn stained glass, collage or draw check us out by clicking this link:

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