Art & Writing Program

 

Art & Writing Program

 


"The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist."
Ananda Coomaraswany

Thank you to our Art & Writing Sponsor:

Link Age All But Wifi Sno

 

2021 Virtual Art & Writing Show

While an in-person art and writing show was not possible in 2021, LeadingAge Ohio showcased the talent of our members' residents/clients and took the opportunity to share the stories behind their creativity. The 2021 Art & Writing Show was held virtually through the Gather Voices platform, with submissions highlighted on the LeadingAge Ohio website.

2021 Resident/client art

Nancy Park - Charlie the Tuna

Charlie the Tuna
Nancy Park
St. Augustine Health Ministries-Towers Assisted Living

 

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Joy
Kathy Melton
St. Augustine Health Ministries-Towers Assisted Living

 

 

Mary Pilsner - Inspired by Nature

Inspired by Nature
Mary Pilsner
Willow Brook at Delaware Run

 

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These Hands
Molly Holland
St. Augustine Health Ministries-Towers Assisted Living

 

 

 

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Receptionists
Woodview Residents
Bethany Village

 

 

 

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A Transfiguration
Lillian Moskeland
Bethany Village

 

 

Marion Stolle - Fall Glory

Fall Glory
Marion Stolle
Bethany Village

 

 

Phyllis McDermitt - Mary's Tree

Mary's Tree
Phyllis McDermitt
Bethany Village

 

Janette Matala - Rose

Rose
Janette Matala
Cedar Village Senior Living Community

 

Ann Rubenstein - Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays
Ann Rubenstein
Cedar Village Senior Living Community

 

Ron Cooper - Gazebo

Gazebo
Ron Cooper
Cedar Village Senior Living Community

 

Judy Siegel - Heart

Heart
Judy Siegel
Cedar Village Senior Living Community

 

 

 

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The DNA That Tried to Hide
Niki Eschen
Cedar Village Senior Living Community

 

 

Beverly Fordyce - Sleeping Cat

Sleeping Cat
Beverly Fordyce
Kendal at Oberlin

 

 

 

Joyce Schuman - LGBTQ Couture Collage

LGBTQ Couture Collage
Joyce Schuman
Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber

 

 

 

 

Ethel Nemoff - Repose

Repose
Ethel Nemoff
Cedar Village Senior Living Community

 

Cedar Village Community Together Apart

Together Apart
Cedar Village Community Artists
Cedar Village Senior Living Community

 

 

Marlene Ernst - Majestic Sunrise

Majestic Sunrise
Marlene Ernst
Cedar Village Senior Living Community

 

 

Debi Rosen - Expansion

Expansion
Debi Rosen
Cedar Village Senior Living Community

 

 

 

 

Monica Siferd - Emergence

Emergence
Monica Siferd
Otterbein SeniorLife-Lebanon

 

John Kinsinger - Baskets

Woven Baskets
John Kinsinger
Otterbein SeniorLife-Lebanon

 

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In Memoriam
Shirley Jeffers
Otterbein SeniorLife - Lebanon

 

 

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An Incident from Grade School
Norma Seaman
Otterbein SeniorLife - Lebanon

 

 

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Carol's Christmas Letter
Carol Jefferies
Otterbein SeniorLife - Lebanon

 

Margaret Johnson - Chris's Rainbow

Chris' Rainbow
Margaret Johnson
Otterbein SeniorLife-Lebanon

 

Linda Fowler - Moonlight

Moonlight
Linda Fowler
Otterbein SeniorLife-Lebanon

 

 

Joan M - Milk Can

Milk Can
Joan M.
Otterbein SeniorLife-Lebanon

 

 

Jean Pierce-Jones - Spring Path

Spring Path
Jean Pierce-Jones
Otterbein SeniorLife-Lebanon

 

John Tonkin - Dia De Los Muertos

Dia de Los Muertos
John Tonkin
Otterbein SeniorLife-Lebanon

 

Cindi Remm - Masks Quilt

Masks Quilt
Cindi Remm
Otterbein SeniorLife-Lebanon

 

Barbara Patterson - Bookshelf Quilt

Bookshelf Quilt
Barbara Patterson
Otterbein SeniorLife-Lebanon

 

 

Ann Peacock - Pandemic Blanket

Pandemic Blanket
Ann Peacock
Otterbein SeniorLife-Lebanon

 

 

Anita Tartarsky - Lavendar Field

Lavender Field
Anita Tartarsky
Otterbein SeniorLife-Lebanon

 

Ingrid Douglass - Heart in Bloom

Heart in Bloom
Ingrid Douglass
Otterbein SeniorLife-Lebanon

 

Patricia Callahan - Fuzzy

Fuzzy
Patricia Callahan
St. Augustine Health Ministries-Towers Assisted Living

 

 

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Robbert Raccoon and the Pandemic Reckoning
Carol Hadley-Hils
Otterbein SeniorLife - Lebanon

 

Sam Webb - A Horse Stable

A Horse Stable
Sam Webb
Canterbury Court-Episcopal Retirement Services

 

 

Joyce Parker - Mini Garden House

Mini Garden House
Joyce Parker
Kendal at Oberlin

 

 

Carl Jahnes - Shark City

Shark City
Carl Jahnes
Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber

 

 

 

Ruth Jedlicka-Still Life

Still Life
Ruth Jedlicka
St. Augustine Health Ministries - Towers Assisted Living

 

 

Mary Ann Mate - Flowers of the Andes

Flowers of the Andes
Mary Ann Mate
St. Augustine Health Ministries - Towers Assisted Living

 

 

Rebecca Taft - Marigold 1

Marigold #1
Rebecca Taft
Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber

 

 

 

 

Deborah Anderson - Calico Storm

Calico Storm
Deborah Anderson
Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber

 

 

Anne Wardwell - Hosta Leaf Bowl

Hosta Leaf Bowl
Anne Wardwell
Kendal at Oberlin

 

 

 

Philip Dally - Doing Something

Doing Something
Philip Dally
Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber

 

 

 

Christine Krabacher - COVID Totes

COVID Totes
Christine Krabacher
Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber

 

 

 

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Going Down Home

Eugenia "Genie" Craven
Ohio Living Thurber Tower

 

 

Kenneth Satterfield - The Golden Chalice

The Golden Chalice
Kenneth Satterfield
Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber

 

Mary Helen Walsh - The Lord God Created All Seasons Forever

The Lord God Created All Seasons Forever
Mary Helen Walsh
Canterbury Court-Episcopal Retirement Services

 

Sharon Webb - The Frog Is Jumping

The Frog is Jumping
Sharon Webb
Canterbury Court-Episcopal Retirement Services

 

Ohio Living Cooperative - 2021 Watercolor Collaboration

Spring 2021 Watercolor Collaboration
Ohio Living Cooperative
Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber

Collaborative members: Loretta Ash (posthumous), Sue Ellen Beachler, Sharon Harris (posthumous), Joyce Merryman, Jessie Preston, Kenneth Satterfield, Norma Webb, Deborah Wilke (posthumous)

 

 

 

Linda Lee - A Few of My Favorite Things

A Few of My Favorite Things
Linda Lee
Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber

 

 

 

Connie Deursch - The Gathering Place - Otterbein SeniorLife Lebanon

The Gathering Place
Connie Deursch
Otterbein SeniorLife-Lebanon

 

 

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Scene Through My Window

Keith Dean Myers
Ohio Living Breckenridge Village

 

 

Pauline Handman - Treasured Memories Quilt

Treasured Moments Quilt
Pauline Handman
Kendal at Oberlin

 

 

Wendell Buckley - Harvey the Ape

Harvey the Ape
Wendell Buckley
St. Augustine Health Ministries Assisted Living

 

 

Gloria Waites - Spot the Dog

Spot the Dog
Gloria Waites
St. Augustine Health Ministries Assisted Living

 

 

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The Cat's Story

Elaine Courtney
Ohio Living Breckenridge Village North

 

 

Kathy Caldwell - Wildflower in Bloom

Wildflower in Bloom
Kathy Caldwell
Kendal at Oberlin

 

 

 

Jane Titus - Boy by the Beach

Boy by the Beach
Jane Titus
St. Augustine Health Ministries

 

Mary Ellen Salo - Skyline

Skyline
Mary Ellen Salo
St. Augustine Towers Assisted Living

 

Parker Don Kendal At Oberlin Timberline Falls Co 5 21

Timberline Falls, CO
Don Parker
Kendal at Oberlin

 

 

 

Additional Art & Writing Submissions

 

Marcia Perry Helen Plemmons - 2021 Knolls of Oxford Pet Calendar

The Knolls of Oxford 2021 Calendar of Resident's Pets
Marcia Perry & Helen Plemmons
The Knolls of Oxford

 

Bea Croston - Autumn Barn

Autumn Barn
Bea Croston
Willow Brook Christian Village

 

Rosemary Fisher - 50th Anniversary Quilt

50th Anniversary Quilt
Rosemary Fisher
The Knolls of Oxford

 

 

 

Ernamay Haugse - Ocean Waves

Ocean Waves
Ernamay Haugse
Willow Brook Christian Village

Audrey Hoover - Watermelon Fun

Watermelon Fun
Audrey Hoover
Willow Brook Christian Village

 

 

Joan Murchland - In The Moment

In The Moment
Joan Murchland
Willow Brook Christian Village

Fran Cameron - Flowers in the Moonlight

Flowers in the Moonlight
Fran Cameron
Willow Brook Christian Village

 

Centrum Asst Living Ladies - Birdhouse Quilt

Birdhouse Quilt
Centrum Assisted Living Ladies
Willow Brook Christian Village

Passages Memory Care Coop - A Bird's Life

A Bird's Life
Passages Memory Care Cooperative
Willow Brook Christian Village

 

 

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Harbor Hill
Colleen Huckabee
Willow Brook Christian Village

 

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Snail Male
Nancy Leonard
Green Hills Community

 

 

Marie Betts - Fresh Happiness
Fresh Happiness
Marie Betts

The Landing of Canton AL and Memory Care
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Nancy Bitikofer - My Beadwork w Glass Beads

My Bead Work with Glass Beads
Nancy Bitikofer
Green Hills Community

 

 

Maple Knoll Cooperative - Backdrop for Play

Backdrop for Play: The Admirable Crichton
Maple Knoll Cooperative

Maple Knoll Village

Collaborative members: Ray Abrams, Marilyn Braun, Helen Haberstroh, Margaret Lang, Lynn Murray, and Margaret Sherlock

Roselyn Bauman - Plum Beauty

Plum Beauty
Roselyn Bauman

Copeland Oaks

 

Jeffrey Lemert - Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween
Jeffrey Lemert

Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber

 

Norma Webb - Rosy Sunset

Rosy Sunset
Norma Webb

Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber

 

 

 

 

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Arrests!
John D. Elder
Kendal at Oberlin
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Perimeter Path Reflections
March 2020 to August 2021
Anne V. Martin
Kendal at Oberlin

 

 

 

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Flourishes from the Med Beds
Kenneth Satterfield
Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber
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It's Not Heaven, It's Iowa
Roselyn Bauman
Copeland Oaks

 

 

 

Ray Abrams - Red UmbrellaRed Umbrella
Ray Abrams

Maple Knoll Village
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Begin Again
Judi Bachrach
Kendal at Oberlin

 

Theresa Wright - Starring William MorrisStarring William Morris
Theresa Wright

Maple Knoll Village
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Judy Ebbeler - Pacific Plastic OceanPacific Plastic Ocean
Judy Ebbeler

Maple Knoll Village
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Pat Bennett - Woven Chenille Purse

Woven Chenille Purse
Pat Bennett
Maple Knoll Village

Corinne Blanton - Woven Tote Bag

Woven Tote w/ VCR Tape
Corinne Blanton
Maple Knoll Village

 

Shirley Eisentrout - Autumn in New YorkAutumn in New York
Shirley Eisentrout
Maple Knoll Village
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Amy Honebrink - Counted Cross Stitch DollhouseCounted Cross Stitch Dollhouse
Amy Honebrink

Maple Knoll Village
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Ruth Brewer - Knitted HatsKnitted Hats
Ruth Brewer

Maple Knoll Village
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Patricia Wade - Knitted Bernie SandersKnitted Bernie Sanders
Patricia Wade

Maple Knoll Village
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Merle Popham - Knit HatsKnit Hats
Merle Popham

Maple Knoll Village
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Pat Roeller - Baby BlanketBaby Blanket
Pat Roeller

Maple Knoll Village
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John Fay - Nativity Scene
Nativity Set
John Fay
Maple Knoll Village
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Ken Wright - I Can Hear You Now
I Can Hear You Now
Ken Wright

Maple Knoll Village
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Margaret Lang - More From DaytonMore From Dayton
(Book Illustrations)
Margaret Lang

Maple Knoll Village
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Mary Lee Fay - These 3 KingsThese 3 Kings
Mary Lee Fay

Maple Knoll Village
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Dancing Trees
Mary Lee Fay
Maple Knoll Village

Dan Beam - Wooden Golf CartWooden Golf Cart
Dan Beam

Maple Knoll Village
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The World is Closed
Patricia Wade
Maple Knoll Village
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Garden Grown
Marilyn Yungk
Maple Knoll Village

 

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A 2020 Limerick
Bunnie Prost
Maple Knoll Village

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A Gift of Love, My Doll Peggy
Karen Friedhoff
Maple Knoll Village

 

Jean Manning - COVID

COVID
Jean Manning
St. Augustine Health Ministries

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Cherished Memories
Pat Bishop
Western Reserve Masonic Community

   

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I'm So Happy!
David Brooks
Oxford Seniors

 

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My First International Visitor
Marjorie Porter
Kendal at Oberlin

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You're Beautiful (My Neighbor's Garden)
Dianne Carroll Matthews-McQuiller
Maple Knoll Village

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The Chixoy River
Don Parker
Kendal at Oberlin

 

How to Submit

Residents/clients can submit on their own, or work with family, friends, Activity Directors or other staff to submit their works.

There are two easy steps to submit:
  1. The resident/client or helper should email a picture (jpg) of the art piece or writing work file. Be sure to include resident's/client’s full name, community, email (or the email of the helper), and title of the piece to Bobbi Dolan at bdolan@leadingageohio.org.
  2. Follow the link below and follow the prompts to create (or help the resident/client create) a short video that describes the inspiration and story behind the creation.

Click here to create the artist's video for this year's show.

The video can be very simple. It takes about 5-10 minutes to create and submit the video, and works on any smartphone or laptop with a camera. The link will walk the resident/client or helper through the recording steps. If needed, multiple takes are an option.

Video submissions are due by Monday, October 4, 2021. Videos will be shared on the LeadingAge Ohio Art & Writing portion of the website. Early submissions (before July 23) may be shared at the LeadingAge Ohio Annual Conference and Trade Show from August 4-6 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.

If you have any questions contact Bobbi Dolan at gvinfo@leadingageohio.org. We look forward to seeing your videos!

 

CRITERIA FOR SUBMISSION

  • Art piece or written work needs to have been created in the past year/during pandemic (2020-2021)

  • Cooperative art accepted

  • Limit one submission per person or cooperative group

  • Written works must be double- spaced typing, maximum of six (6) pages, font size of 10 or larger, pages numbered

  • Artist/Author must be/or have been a LeadingAge Ohio members' resident/client

 

Some examples of artist submissions include:

  • Written works: Fictional prose, such as a short story or essay; non-fiction prose, such as an essay, issue or brief based on true events or biographies; and poetry. 

  • Fine Art: Painting and pastels; drawings, charcoal, pencil, calligraphy, etc.; 3D works of any material including clay, metal, stained glass; woodworking and carving; photography; computer art. 

  • Fiber/Jewelry Art: Needle arts, such as counted cross stitch, needlepoint, embroidery; wearable art, such as jackets, sweaters, dresses, hats, doll clothes, gowns, etc.; woven arts, such as knitting, tatting, crochet, and weaving; quilted works, including bed covers and decorative wall hangings, clothing, pillows; and jewelry. 

  • Cooperative Art: Works created by groups of 2 or more individuals, such as craft or quilting groups.

  • Special Art: Works created by individuals or groups with cognitive challenges, from any category. Artists may receive assistance or use a kit.

Visit the LeadingAge Ohio Flickr page to view some past Art & Writing submissions.

 


 To learn more about the LeadingAge Ohio Art & Writing program, contact:

 

 

LeadingAge Ohio Statewide Coordinator
Danielle Paluscsak
Jennings
Email: danielle.paluscsak@jenningsohio.org
Phone: 216-581-2900

 

 

LeadingAge Ohio Art & Writing Contact
Bobbi Dolan
LeadingAge Ohio
Email: bdolan@leadingageohio.org
Phone: 614-545-9025

                                      

  

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Kathryn Brod

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Patrick Schwartz

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