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Lakeside Art Show


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The Lakeside Art Show will display original artwork from Tuesday, June 27-Saturday, July 22 in the lobby of Hoover Auditorium.

In addition to showcasing the talent of local artists of all ages, this year’s show will feature a special retrospect of plein air painter Jim White, a renowned Lakesider who recently passed away. His artwork featured mostly oil and occasional watercolor landscapes, still life and figurative pieces.

White studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and had a career in commercial art for 47 years. When he retired in 1997, he enjoyed plein air (in the open air) painting, studio painting and various landscape and portrait commissions.

The Lakeside Art Show submissions will be judged by Carol Rosenberg. She holds a bachelor’s degree in studio art from Baldwin Wallace University and has worked as an illustrator for WVIZ PBS TV and American Greetings.

Her paintings and calligraphy have been exhibited in galleries in Ohio, Florida and Michigan. She also enjoys working with watercolor, charcoal, pastel, collage and pen/ink, but prefers acrylic.

Rosenberg will award First, Second and Third Place, as well as Honorable Mention in both adult and youth divisions.

Guests to the Art Show can vote for the People’s Choice Award, the winner of which will be announced during the final week of the show.

Lakeside staff members will select the recipient of the Laura J. Werden Lakeside Award, which will be given to the piece that best depicts a Lakeside image or scene. Werden, the namesake of this award, directed and organized the annual Lakeside Art Exhibit from 1956-1999.

The show’s opening reception will take place at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 in the lobby of Hoover. This reception is an opportunity to meet the award-winning artists and the first chance to purchase original artwork.

Guests may also view the show and purchase artwork a half-hour prior to all Sunday Hoover Community Worship Services and Hoover Auditorium evening performances, as well as Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-5 p.m.


The deadline to submit is Wednesday, June 21 by 5 p.m. All ages are welcome, especially children (age 12 & under) and teens (ages 13-18), as their work has become a highlight of this show. To register, complete the 2017 Lakeside Art Show Registration Form.

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    Purchasing a Daily, Saturday or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission into Lakeside Chautauqua and all shows in Hoover Auditorium, plus additional benefits. A separate "ticket" is not necessary to attend a Hoover show. As always, children age 12 and under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional charge. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online at or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. Please allow two weeks for online processing. There are no reserved seats for Hoover shows; seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Present your Chautauqua Pass upon entering Hoover Auditorium.

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