2020 Outdoor Art Exhibit

Mermaid Out of Water Online Auction

The 2020 Mermaid Out of Water Outdoor Art Exhibit, in Fairport Harbor, Ohiio, had 40 plus mermaids created by local artists, residents, students and children.  These works of art were on display from July through September 19 in our beautiful beach town.  The Fairport Harbor Tourism Council, a non profit charity, has had this outdoor art exhibit for three years,   Last year we had  a live auction of the art as a fundraiser for the council.  This year an online auction will take place from September 21-28.  The funds raised will be used for marketing, promotion and sponsoring events in our historic beach town.  Visit Fairport Harbor, Ohio to discover why “Life is Better in a Beach Town.”

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Welcome to the 2020 Mermaid Out of Water Outdoor Art Exhibit sponsored by the Fairport Harbor Tourism Council.   This is the third year for the Art Exhibit.  The Exhibit can be viewed from Sunrise to Sunset daily through September 19th. The exhibit includes 43 colorful works of art that brighten our downtown shopping district on High and Third Street.   Each mermaid has a QR code that will direct you to the FHTC website with information on each Mermaid.    The works are listed alphabetically by the last name of the artist. 

 

Artist: Bates, Ron & Sharon Mackey

Name of Piece: Harbor Hottie

Sponsor: Doreen Bates

Bio & Info: Ron is a self-taught artist and uses acrylics in his landscape art. He has shown and sold his art around N. E. Ohio. Sharon is a self-taught multi-media artist.  Her work has been shown and sold throughout Northeast Ohio.

 

Artist: Berg, Colleen & Fred

Name of Piece: Fairport Beach Glass Mermaid

Sponsor:

Bio & Info: The Berg’s have lived in Fairport since 2003 and love it here. They are happy to support the Tourism Council.

 

Artist:  Bouck, Barbara

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Artist: Braemer. Lisa

Name of the Piece: Mer-mazing

Sponsor: Jeff Braemer

Bio & Info: Lisa is a resident of Fairport Harbor

 

Artist: Braemer, Morgan

Name of Piece: Seas the Day

Sponsor: Jeff and Lisa Braemer

Bio & Info: Morgan is a junior at Harding High School, is a member of  marching band, a varsity volleyball player.  Her favorite subject is Art.  This is the 2nd year Morgan has participated in the outdoor exhibit.

 

Artist: Carlton-Shirer, Willow

Name of Piece: Gemma

Sponsor: Laura Carlton

Bio & Info: Willow is 8 years old and a student at McKinley Elementary School in Fairport Harbor.

 

Artist: Chabola, Judi

Name of Piece: Imperial Maisorona

Sponsor: Self

Bio & Info: Judi loves turning junk to gems, thrifting, art, music, family and cooking gives her creative juices.

 

Artist:  Earle, Misty

Name of Piece:Forever Autumn”

Sponsor:

Bio & info:  Misty Earle has been a proud resident of Fairport Harbor for ten years.  She loves art, cats, nature and her family.            

 

 Artist: Eddy, Cherie and Donnie

Name of Piece: Harbour Siren

Sponsor:

Bio & info:  Mom and son love spending time at Fairport and Lake Erie.

 

Artist: Fox, Connie

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 Artist: Graves, Laura

Name of Piece: Seek Peace at Sea, Be Set Free

Sponsor: Christina Bacnik

Bio & Info:  Laura is a hairstylist, mom of 2 little ones and part-time artist.  She has resided in Fairport Harbor for 3 years and absolutely love our little beach town!

 

Artist: Gregerson, Beth

Name of Piece: Fairport Harbor Hues

Sponsor: Beth Gregerson

Bio & Info: Beth has been an artist her whole life and recently opened her art studio/gallery in Fairport Harbor.  She is happy to be a part of the creative small business community. Besides creating community art projects, she is an Illustrator, mural artist, and will paint or draw commissioned art including pet portraits.  Visit her at 204 3rd Street in Fairport Harbor and www.Bethlynne.com .

 

Artist: Gregerson, Beth and Merle the Cat

Name of Piece: Purrmaid

Sponsor: Beth Lynne Studio

Bio & Info:  Beth has been an artist her whole life and recently opened her art studio/gallery in Fairport Harbor.  She is happy to be a part of the creative small business community. Besides creating community art projects, she is an Illustrator, mural artist, and will paint or draw commissioned art including pet portraits.  Visit her at 204 3rd Street in Fairport Harbor and www.Bethlynne.com .

 

Artist: Harrison, Mark

Name of Piece: Dark and Stormy

Sponsor: Your Money Mark, LLC.

Bio & Info: Mark grew up in Fairport and when he saw the project advertised he Thought it would be fun for a good cause.

 

Artist: Hoffman (Proffitt), Shelia & Margy Ladd      

Name of Piece: No Judgement is Faceless

Sponsor: Margy Ladd

Bio/Info:   Shelia Proffitt Hoffman is a local artist who specializes in metals.  Margy Ladd is a local frustrated artist.

 

Artist: Jacobs, Betty

Name of Piece: Visible for Those Who Can’t Be

Sponsor: LGBTQ+ Allies Lake County

Bio & Info: Betty is the founder and executive director of LGBTQ+ Allies Lake County.

 

Name of Piece: Princess of the Sea

Sponsor: Katie Johnston

Bio & Info:  Aurora is 9 years old and a student at McKinley Elementary School.  She is obsessed with mermaids and decided to create Princess of the Sea.

 

 Artist: Johnston, Fiona

Name of Piece: Mermaid

Sponsor: Katie Johnston

Bio & Info: Fiona is 12 years and a student at Fairport Middle School.  She loves art In all forms and creates all the time.

 

Artist: Johnston, Katie

Name of Piece: Sea Hag -Beauty of the Deep

Sponsor: Self

Bio & Info: Katie loves all things creepy and artsy. She is an educational aide at McKinley Elementary School in Fairport Harbor and encourages all forms of expression to the kiddos of Fairport.

 

Artist: Maher. Judith

Name of Piece: Sugar Skull Mermaid

Sponsor: Todd Maher

Bio & Info: Judith is an 8th grader in Fairport Harbor.

  

Artist: Krakauskas, Amber

Name of Piece: Aquatta

Sponsor: Old Familiar Ways

Bio & Info: Amber is a cake decorator by trade, she has been practicing art all her life. She holds mermaids near and dear to her heart and jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the Fairport Communit

 

Artist: Lake County Stormwater Management Department

Name of Piece: Waters of Change

Sponsor: Lake County Stormwater Management Department

Bio & Info: Our mission is to protect the water resources of Lake County and to enhance quality of life through effective stormwater management.Stormwater flows directly to our rivers and Lake Erie untreated, therefore, various pollutants wash directly to our beaches and lake.Some of the most common litter items found by Adopt a Beach in 2019were plastic pieces, bottle caps, food wrappers and straws.

 

Artist: Longstaff, Taylor               

Name of Piece: The Curious Tale of Bessie

Sponsor: Junie Balloonie

Bio & Info: Taylor is a junior at Riverside High School and works at the Fairport Harbor Creamery.  Art is her jam!.  She has created a story to go along with the mermaid.  A QR Code is on the mermaid itself which will take you to the website and story.

 

Artist: Louden, Grace.  
Name of Piece: Mermaid by Day and Night
Sponsor: Cathleen Simunich
Bio/Info:  Grace is 13 years old and lives in Burton with her family, 2 dogs and 2 cats.  She is both a mermaid and painting enthusiast.  Grace currently is in a 4H group, where she is learning how to train her doberman pincher, Bindi.  She plays volleyball in all back positions and enjoys spending time in Fairport Harbor with her grandparents.

 

Artist: Malkamaki, Solene

Name of Piece: Fan-Sea Dots

Sponsor: Finnish Treasures Gift Shop

Bio & Info: Solene received her Masters in Literature from the University of Bordeaux France.  She and her husband Dan have seven children and reside in Concord Twp.  Besides home schooling her children and being a soccer mom, she is very active in her church.  Solene is the daughter-in-law of Laura and Veikko Malkamaki, owners of Finnish Treasures Gift Shop In Fairport Harbor.

Artist: Mallory, Megan

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Artist: Mc Bride, Emma & Olivia

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Sponsor: Sally and Scott Hribar

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Artist:  Morse, Pam & Immke, Haley

Name of Piece: Stormy

Sponsor: Painesville Furniture and Carpet

Bio & Info: Pam is Vice President of Fairport Harbor Tourism.  Media used for the Mermaid is acrylic paint, fish eye beads, fish eye acrylic material and a natural nautilus shell.

 

Artist: Mortensen, Haley

Name of Piece: Lady of the Lake. “Viviane

Sponsor: Penca Design Group-P. Penca

Bio/Info: Haley Mortensen is a free lance illustrator from Cleveland, Ohio, specializing in editorial, corporate, advertising and children’s illustration.  Check out  her portfolio at haleymortesen.com

 

 Artist: Okleson, Karen

Name of Piece: Summer Bronzed

Sponsor: Self

Bio/Info: Karen is a professional graphic designer for 30 years.  fine artist, hobbyist working in all types of media.

 

 Artist: Patrone, Miranda

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Sponsor: FHTC Best of Show Winner Fish Out of Water.2019

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Artist: Rolain, Arastasia

Name of Piece: Sunsets in Fairport

Sponsor:  Arastasia Photography

Bio/Info:  Arastasia is a full time artist and wedding photographer.  She finds painting to be therapeutic and so beneficial to her creative soul. She sells prints of all her original paintings on her website and loves making a business out of her art.

 

Artist:                        Scruggs, Mike

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Artist: Stanek, Sawyer

Name of Piece: Sunset

Sponsor: Ron & Linda Burkhart

Bio/Info:  Sawyer is 9 years old and goes to Mentor SchoolsHe loves soccer and frozen yogurt.

 

 Artist: Hoffman (Proffitt), Shelia & Margy Ladd      

Name of Piece: No Judgement is Faceless

Sponsor: Margy Ladd

Bio/Info: Shelia Proffitt Hoffman is a local artist who specializes in metals.  Margy Ladd is a local frustrated artist.

 

 Artist: Stack, Mary Jo

Name of Piece: Song of the Sea

Sponsor: Betsy Rader

Bio/Info: Artist and Community Activist

 

 Artist: Stanek, Paige                     

Name of Piece: Majestic

Sponsor: Ron and Linda Burkhart

Bio/Info: Paige is 15 and goes to Mentor Schools.  She loves all things art and has won several art competitions.

 

 Artist: Stanek, Sawyer

Name of Piece: Sunset

Sponsor: Ron & Linda Burkhart

Bio/Info: Sawyer is 9 years old and goes to Mentor SchoolsHe loves soccer and frozen yogurt.

 

Artist: Suba, Debbie

Name of Piece: Maid of the Port

Sponsor: Self

Bio/Info: Debbie is a high school art teacher in Perry.   Debbie lives in Fairport Harbor.

 

Artist: The Green Shepherdess

Name of Piece: Hilde in the Harbor

Sponsor: The Green Shepherdess

Bio/Info: This is the result of a collective effort at The Green Shepherdess Art Studio.

 

Artist: Tigner-Sarvri, Melanie

Name of Piece: Panemonia

Sponsor: Fairport Harbor Historical Society

Bio/Info: I am a quilter.  I thought these beautiful fabrics from my collection would make a pretty mermaid.  The theme also fits the current pandemic.

Artist: Trissel, Lily

Name of Piece: Tails of Starry Nights

Sponsor: Denise Glatzhofer-Fiaschetti

Bio & Info: Lily is 15 and lives in Massilon, OH.  She enjoys hiking, working out and scary movies.

 

 Artist: Troxell, John          

Name of Piece:  “Venus”

Sponsor:                  

Bio/Info: Artist, Painter, Muralist

Artist:  Wayner, Diane ( with help from Ron Bates)

Name of Piece: The Beach is My Mermaid She Shed

Sponsor: Diane Wayner

Bio/Info: Diane enjoys creating art on pallet wood.  These art shows are so much fun.I love to see what people come up with.

 

Artist: Welland, Janie       

Name of Piece: Peaceful Reflections

Sponsor: Joan Kowalczyk

Bio/Info: Joan and Janie met through their kids swimming on a team together. Janie teaches art and is a children’s book illustrator.

 

 Artist: Zino, JoJo

Name of Piece: Magical

Sponsor: JoJo Zino

Bio/Info: Pro artist at Henngers.  BA  Ursuline Studio Art, AA Virginia Marn Fashion Design.  Class of 98 Fairport.