About Us

Board of Directors

2013-2014 Board of Directors

Patt Long - President

Betty Lou Curatolo - First Vice President - Ways and Means - Webmaster

Jane Mueller - Second Vice President - Programming - FYI Opera Chair

Liz Hoffman - Recording Secretary

Open Position - Corresponding Secretary

John Lukanc, CPA- Treasurer

Lollie Cooley - Membership - Former Co-President

Ruth Bertrand - Membership - Former Co-President

Jean Driggs

 

Commitee Chairs

Jean Povinelli - COFA Show Chair

Louise Seeholzer - Publicity

Emily V. Mano - Art Scene Editor

Patt Long, Betty Lou Curatolo, Liz Hoffman - Fundraising Committee

 

Patt Long - President

 

Patt enjoys doing calligraphy and painting in watercolor and is a current member of the Westshore Watercolor Society. She has had several one person art shows and currently enters shows and displays her art in the Westshore area. Patt has painted in oil, acrylics, painted wall murals and Trompe L'Oeil, painted signs and lettered vehicles for many years previously. Graduated from Cuyahoga Community College with an Associates of Arts degree and has taken many classes and workshops in art since. She lives in a fixer-upper house in Westlake with a hammer in one hand and a paint brush in the other.

Betty Lou Curatolo - First Vice-President - Ways and Means

 

Betty Lou Curatolo is the president of West Shore Frames in Westlake, Ohio.  An entrepreneur who founded West Shore in 1985, she owns and operates this National Art & Framing business in Westlake, Ohio.  Learn more online at www.westshoreframes.com .  Betty Lou graduated Magna Cum Laude from Notre Dame College with a BA in Studio Art and Art Education.  Her post-baccalaureate studies include Commercial Art at the University of Akron, and Business Marketing and Management at Notre Dame College.  She belongs to many professional, civic, church, and arts organizations.  Betty Lou is also an experienced painter, giclee printer, exhibiting artist and award-winning photographer.

Marge Widmar

Marge Widmar - Former President

 

• B.S., M.A. Kent State + 40 Hours
• Art Educator, Bay Village City School District; Evening School-Cleveland Institute of Art; Adjunct Faculty, Lorain County Community College
• Grant Recipient of Bay Education Foundation; Martha Holden Jennings Foundation; Lorain County Community College Foundation; National Endowment for Humanities for Study of Renaissance Humanism in Florence, Italy
• Visiting Artist-Bay Village Middle School Photomontage Workshop
• Juror for National Scholastics Competitions; 10th Congressional District Art Competition for High School Students; BayArts; Crocker Park Arts Festival; Bay Village and Westlake High Schools Juried Student Shows; Westlake-Westshore Arts Council Community of Fine Arts Exhibition

Former President of the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council; Member of the Westlake Bicentennial Celebrations Committee; Member Ohio Art Ed Association; numerous art museums and art organizations


Major media--enamel and metals; since 1998--photomontage.

 

Selected Exhibitions:
Signature member of the National Collage Society with work juried into three NCS exhibitions: Tubac, AZ, Delray Beach, FL., and Atlanta GA.
Other selected exhibitions: Cleveland Museum of Art May Shows; Canton Art Institute Juried All-Ohio; FAVA, Oberlin, OH 6-State Photography Juried Exhibit; Ohio Designer Craftsmen Juried Exhibitions, Columbus; Valley Art Center Juried Exhibitions, Chagrin Falls; Cleveland State University, 3rd Cleveland Bicentennial Juried Exhibition; Beck Center; Bay Arts Juried Exhibitions; Westlake-Westshore Arts Council Juried Community of Fine Arts Exhibitions; Seattle Center Juried Enamel Exhibition; Alexandria, Va. Juried Enamel Exhibition.

Carlton Woods - Former Second Vice President and Program Director

 

Carlton R. Woods is Artistic Director/Conductor for the new formed Blue Water Chamber Orchestra, a professional orchestra serving the Northeast Ohio region. He is Conductor Emeritus of the Midland Symphony, Michigan and held past conducting positions in Pennsylvania, Kansas, Arkansas, Wisconsin, and Michigan. As a guest conductor he has been on podiums in Belgium, Poland, Canada, Russia, Great Britain and Bolivia as well as numerous locations in the US. For further information, visit his website at

www.carltonwoodsconductor.com

Bob Scarr - Former Treasurer

 

Before he retired in 1997, Bob was a research electrochemist with Energizer Battery where, as holder of a key patent, he helped that company to be first to market a mercury-free alkaline battery. Soon after he graduated from college, Bob served as a Communication Officer in the US Air Force, stationed in Japan. Upon his discharge from military duty, Bob returned to Lehigh for his MS degree, and then to University of Illinois for his PhD in Chemistry. During his 37 years with Energizer, and its predecessor, the Eveready Division of Union Carbide Corp., he became President of its volunteer-operated employee Credit Union at UCC’s Parma Laboratories. Later he founded and became President of a second Credit Union when the Eveready Division moved to Westlake in 1982. He also served as Treasurer and Chairman of the Council of Olmsted Community Church in Olmsted Falls. He has been a resident ofWestlakefor 30 years.

His love of the arts was pursued in the sphere of choral music, and it began when he became a member of the men’s Glee Club at Lehigh University. Since then, he has joined, founded, or directed many choral organizations including church choirs, workplace choruses, semi-professional groups such as the George Stone Singers of Cleveland, and the Robert Page Festival Singers which toured several venues in Europe.  His greatest choral experience has been as a 44-season member of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus from which he retired just last May. Bob, and his wife, Marge Widmar, have enjoyed extensive travel in the US and Europe with family, friends, professional associates, as well as the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus.