Katharine C. Crampton Memorial Art Show opens July 10 in Hoover

Posted on July 03, 2012

For more than half a century, Lakeside has hosted an annual art show welcoming artwork from artists of all ages.

This year's Katharine C. Crampton Memorial Art Show will display artwork July 10-28, in Hoover Auditorium Lobby.

The show is comprised of two-dimensional artwork in a variety of media.

There are special categories for youth (ages 13-18) and children's artwork (age 12 and under).

The submissions will be judged by artist Christopher Leeper from Canfield, Ohio for the following awards: First, Second and Third place in both adult and youth divisions, Honorable Mentions and Awards of Merit in each medium.

Visitors to the show will be able to vote on the People's Choice Award, which will be announced during the final week of the show.

Lakeside staff will select the recipient of the Laura J. Werden Lakeside Award, which will be given to the piece that best represents a Lakeside image or scene.

Werden directed and organized the annual Lakeside Art Exhibit from 1956-1999.

As a special addition to this year's show, Lakeside will feature long-time Lakeside artist, Barby Bright Smith, with a retrospective exhibit. Smith started coming to Lakeside when she was 4 weeks old. At age 8, she began taking art classes in the back of the Heritage Hall Museum from Mrs. Shawn. In the summers, she and her Lakeside friend, Janie Aigler, attended art classes with Aigler's grandmother. The girls eventually turned their passion for painting into a business, which they started at age 12. The girls taught art classes in the basement of the pavilion and sold their paintings of Lakeside. Smith majored in art education at The Ohio State University, taught and eventually decided to concentrate on watercolor painting. She currently resides in Toledo, Ohio with her husband, Steve. A gala reception will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, in Hoover Auditorium Lobby, to honor Smith and all of the artists in this year's show. Guests may view the art show a half-hour prior to all evening Hoover Auditorium shows. The show can also be viewed from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday until July 28.