Gallery Watch

Juried Art Show at Wobblefoot Gallery

Gallery Watch
By Ruth A. Koenigsmark and Christine A. Kazimer

There was a lot to experience in the Lakewood art scene on Saturday, May 6th, so we decided to make a day of it! We started at the Wobblefoot Gallery's show, Celebrating Life. This Juried Art Show, which ran from noon till 4pm, was a celebration of the Gallery's 15th anniversary. Participating artists were: Nancy Womack, John Muscarra, Patrice Mueller Varzelle, Irene Sukle, Ruth Finley, Howard Hoehn, Gretchen L. Burmeister, Lyn Minnis, Jim Stracensky, Neal Jenne, Gerald J. Yustick, Robert Tubbesing, and Jim Messenheimer. Awards presented were First Place to Tim O'Connor, Second Place to Douglas Oldershaw, Third Place to Virginia Sonntag, and Fourth Place to Catherine Billingsley.

Local Girl's, Hat's Off to the Women in Your Life, fundraiser to benefit the Women's Community Foundation was next on our list. Over 30 talented artists created one of a kind hats or pieces of artwork using a hat as their inspiration. As usual, Linda Goik provided her guests with a nice selection of wine and hors d'oeuvres. The "Hats" auctioned off during the evening raised $0.00 with 100% of the proceeds going to WCF. Linda also donated 10% of the total sales from that evening to the foundation.

We ended our evening out at bela dubby, where we experienced the duel art show of Natalie Roelle, owner of Voodoo Monkey Tattoo Studio in Cleveland and Naomi Fuller, owner of Thrill Vulture Tattoo Studio out of Columbus. Natalie is a fine arts major from Kent State who started tattooing a year out of college. Natalie's style is inspired by traditional Japanese and American tattooing. Her work features bright colors and bold designs. Naomi, who studied at the Columbus College of Art & Design, is self-taught in the art of tattooing. Her work is also heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese and American tattoo art. This show was an opportunity to see both artists' work in another medium - on canvas, rather than on skin. To view their work online, visit and

As we have come to expect, the Lakewood art scene provided us with a memorable, interesting and artful day and evening to be experienced with old friends and offered a great opportunity to meet some new ones. Wish you had been there too- ..and if you were and we missed you- see you next time (and bring a friend).

"Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art."
-Leonardo da Vinci

Gallery Events for May 16th through May 29th:

Beck Center for the Arts
17801 Detroit Avenue

bela dubby
13221 Madison Avenue
May's show features Natalie Roelle, owner of Voodoo Monkey Tattoo Studio in Cleveland & Naomi Fuller, owner of Thrill Vulture Tattoo Studio in Columbus. Show runs through May.
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 am - 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-midnight.

Local Girl Gallery
16106 Detroit Avenue
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12-5pm, Friday and Saturday, 12-6pm.

Pop Shop Gallery and Studio
17020 Madison Avenue
The Electric Lemonade Show will run until May 27th. This show will also lead in to the Pop Shop's one year anniversary show on June 3 rd.
Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 9:30-11pm, Thursday 4-11pm, every other Saturday and Sunday 1-6pm. The gallery is open other days depending on artists' schedules or by appointment.

Wobblefoot Gallery and Frame Studio
1662 Mars Avenue
"Celebrating Life" Juried Art Show in celebration of Wobblefoot Gallery's 15th anniversary. Show runs from May 6 - June 3, 2006.
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-4pm.

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Volume 2, Issue 10, Posted 8:08 PM, 05.09.06