Spooky Skull Quilt Raffle! Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Quilt created by students of Liz Lassel at Madison Correctional. Contact Liz at 614-769-3986 for tickets!

Watercolor Demo by SHARON  STOLZENBERGER October 15 2022


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Sharon graduated from the School of the Dayton Art Institute and began her career in art with Gibson Greeting Card Co.  where she was an illustrator, then an art director.  She spent several years in commercial art before going out on her own to sell her paintings at the outdoor art fairs nationally and through other juried exhibitions.

Teaching has become a new direction in her career.  She teaches mixed media workshops for organizations, and is currently teaching watercolor classes through Sinclair Community College and Rosewood Arts Centre in Dayton, OH.

                                                                   SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

The Creative Artist by Nita Leland, North Light Books; Drawing and Painting from Nature by Cathy Johnson, Design Press; The Best of Wildlife II, North Light Books; Confident Color, by Nita Leland, North Light Books; The New Creative Artist, Nita Leland, North Light Books.

Work selected for AcrylicWorks 8, 2021 published by Artists Magazine.

                                                                         SELECTED EXHIBITS

Ohio Watercolor Society annual exhibitions; 

Society of Animals annual exhibitions and Travel Shows

National Geographic Society Explorers Gallery, Washington, DC

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston, SC

National Zoo Wildlife Show

Pacific Rim Wildlife Show

Twenty- twenty-five outdoor art festivals per year over a 35+ span of years

                                                                        SELECTED AWARDS

Jim Brower and Ohio Watercolor Society Lifetime Achievement Award, 2022

Honorable Mention, Acrylic Works, 8 Magazine, Artists‘ Magazine

Ohio Watercolor Society Annual Exhibitions, Silver Award, Awards of Distinction

Middletown Art Center‘s Regional Art Exhibitions, Best of Show, First Place

                                                                    ELECTED MEMBERSHIPS

Ohio Watercolor Society, board of Trustees

                                                                        ARTIST STATEMENT

In my work, I try to convey the appreciation I have for wildlife and nature along with my passion for watermedia.  I love the spontaneity of the loose, wet-in-wet applications of water-

color, but find the experimental, mixed media techniques equally demanding and exciting. 

Crows and prairies have been themes in my work for some time.  They have led to growth in my work by encouraging experimentation with materials and helping me find new ways of interpreting familiar themes.

My work is based on onsite drawings, photo references I‘ve taken and hands on experiences.   I‘ve traveled to Peru, Africa, India and Nepal.  I was a Volunteer Educator at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Center for forty years.

Club held a coloring contest for the Rhythm and
Ribs Festival. With all the submissions, Leo asked LVAG to help
narrow the field down to the top 10.
Those finalists had their pictures displayed at the Lions Club booth.
During the festival, the public got to vote on their favorites. The
winner of the show was Laurali W. Pictured here with the London
Lions Club President, Gary Likens.
The 2nd place prize went to Sophia S., and Hailee S. took home 3rd. All
of the top ten entries received prizes. The remaining finalist winners
are Scott L., James L., Kacey S., Marley V., Addison L.Jacob L, and
Quinn B.
Congratulations to all the participants. A special thanks to Leo the
Lion for asking LVAG to assist in this fun family activity.
Leo, you are welcome here anytime!

The Open Gate Garden club held their annual flower show at the LVAG London Arts Center. These are some of the beautiful items in the show!

Arts Guild announces Community Show winners

By Editor Columbus Messenger copied from

June 13, 2022

In the London Visual Arts Guild’s community art show, Ken Madden won the People’s Choice award for paintings/drawings for his graphite pencil rendering, “Ole Farm House.”

(Posted June 13, 2022)

On June 4, the London Visual Arts Guild handed out awards to participants in the “Images” Community Art Show which ran May 5-29 at the London Arts Center.

London Mayor Patrick Closser chose a photograph of a giraffe by Debbie Walker as the Mayor’s Choice award-winner. The photograph was one of 47 entries in the show.

The public also got in on the action, voting for their favorite entries during the show. The People’s Choice award-winners included:

• Photography–Bob Rea for his photograph, “Storm Clouds;”
• Paintings and drawings–Ken Madden for his graphite pencil rendering, “Ole Farm House”
• Handcrafted art–Liz Lassel for her “Purple Flower Quilt;” and
• Sculpture–James Harris for his wood carving, “Eve.”

The Mayor’s Choice Award for the London Visual Arts Guild’s community art show went to Debbie Walker for her photograph of a giraffe.

The Spotlight Youth Award, open to individuals 16 years old and younger, went to Destiny Coleman and Dani Kennedy. Each received a $ 25 gift card and a one-year membership to the Arts Guild.

Awards were presented during the opening reception for the current exhibit on display at the Arts Center–“Barns, Bees and Elephant Knees,” a combined collection of photography and art by Debbie Walker, Sondra Fox and Hilary Frambes. Music was provided by David Kennedy, a local talent attending Capital University under a full-ride scholarship for music.

The public is invited to stop by the London Arts Center to view “Barns, Bees and Elephant Knees.” The show runs through the end of June. The gallery hours are: Tuesday, 4-7 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

In the London Visual Arts Guild’s community art show, James Harris won the People’s Choice award for sculpture for his wood carving, “Eve.”