Terry Polonsky

Terry Polonsky Artist and Photographer from Western Pennsylvania.

Terry Polonsky Artist and Photographer from Western Pennsylvania.

Founder/President of Random Acts of Artists Inc.

Chairman Sharon Art Commission

As Western Pennsylvania native, Terry grew up working in the fields and roaming the woods of the family farm. These were the roots of his love for the outdoors and the beauty that he found there. He began drawing outdoor scenes and wildlife in pencil and in pen and ink. Entering several local township fair art shows, he found some success with his work winning blue ribbons in the youth category. 

He continued his interest in art through his college years at Youngstown State University where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education. In college he discovered a real interest in photography. He later taught Graphic Design and Advertising courses at YSU as a Limited Service Professor.

Years later he turned back to photography as a hobby and began, selling and entering his photos in shows. He added painting to his skills when he began studying watercolor painting under the direction of Sherry Liscio in 2013. His images are a reflection of his enjoyment of the outdoors.

Terry's work has been accepted in several regional juried shows such as the Hoyt Center for the Arts Regional Juried Show, Valley Art Center's Unaltered Photography Show and the Butler Institute of American Arts National Mid-Year show. His work is also on display at several galleries including Gallery 29 of Sharon PA.

Terry's statement on his work is that people pass by so many wonderful sights. Sometimes it take the eye of an artist to discover, or make art from even the most common elements around us. Art can be found, made or imagined. The artist is the common element in all forms of art.

Email: tpolonsky@gmail.com
Website: http://www.kissmyimagination.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/terrypolonskyart/


Linda Brink

Linda Brink Watercolor artist and photographer from eastern Ohio

Linda Brink Watercolor artist and photographer from eastern Ohio

Co-Founder of Random Acts of Artists Inc.

Linda Brink is an accomplished water-colorist who currently resides in Brookfield OH. Her interest in art has been a life-long love. Linda's paintings not only display what she sees but she also incorporates a depth of emotion that reflects her passion for life. Her flowing brush strokes and use of color add a rich artistic dimension to her portraits and landscapes. She has studied under Sherry Liscio and credits Sherry with helping to develop her watercolor skills.

Linda's work has been displayed in many regional shows and has received several top awards. Her paintings are displayed in several area galleries and can be seen and purchased online at www.etsy.com/shop/Lbrink and also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lindabrinkartist. Linda's original paintings have been sold both locally and internationally. Commissioned paintings are also available by request.

Susan Lynch Griffin

Treasurer of Random Acts of Artists Inc.

Art has always been a major part of my life. Growing up in New York City afforded me many opportunities to experience some of the greatest art in the world. I spent many summers working as an art counselor. I attended the renowned High School of Music and Art in Manhattan. I began my college training at Hunter College, CUNY, studying art and art history and graduated cum laude from Youngstown State University in Ohio with a B.S. In Art Education. I was an art educator for thirty one years teaching a kindergarten through high school assignment for the Southington Local School District in Southington, Oh. Upon retirement, I have continued my interest in art expressing myself through acrylic painting, photography and mixed media. My work has been shown at such institutions as the Trumbull Art Guild, Warren Oh, and the SOAP Gallery in Youngstown, Ohio. I currently serve as the treasurer for the Random Acts of Artists, a community based arts organization in Sharon, Pa.

More of Sue's work can be found on her website


Stella Shine

Elise McKeown Skolnick

Born in Oswego, New York, Elise McKeown Skolnick received her first camera at age 10, and she’s been making photos ever since. Her work has been included in numerous juried exhibitions, and she’s won multiple awards. The first solo show of her photos was in December 2013/January 2014 at the Thomases Family Endowment for the Arts Gallery at the JCC in Youngstown, Ohio. She has two daughters, and lives in Austintown, Ohio with her husband David.

To learn more, visit elisemckeownskolnick.com.

Kristina Rule

Kristina Rule was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Rule works predominately in the medium of painting. She attended classes at the Davis Family YMCA in Boardman Ohio under the direction of Suzanne Bort Gray and has been painting since early 2012. Kristina is employed by the YMCA in Boardman as an instructor for the ‘ArtReach’ community program. Rule is a staff member for Canfield Fair’s Fine Arts Building, a committee member for the YMCA’s ‘Five Squared’ and ‘BIKWIL’ shows, a member of RAA (Random Acts of Artists) and most recently a subcommittee member for the YWCA’s Women’s Art Show in Youngstown, Ohio.

Her work has been shown and accepted into various regional shows. She resides in Boardman Ohio with her husband and two children.

Jeffrey Piper

Jeff was born in December of 1976 in Warren, Ohio.  He received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Kent State University with a minor in education in 2002.  He began teaching art classes at the high school level in 2003 in the town where he grew up.  In the year 2010 he graduated from the Youngstown State University with a Masters of Arts degree. Jeff started adjunct work at the university level in 2015 as a Ceramics instructor at Mount Union University and the same year started teaching as an Art History instructor through Eastern Gateway Community College.

His education has been concentrated in painting; however he enjoys the field of ceramics and often uses a mixed media approach to his work.

Jeffrey Piper has been involved with many local shows and galleries, including The Soap Gallery of Youngstown, Ohio, Gallery 29 of Sharon, Pennsylvania, and The Mac Worthington Gallery of Columbus, Ohio.  He works both as a gallery and commissioned artist.

Artist Statement:

As an abstract painter my goal is to create intriguing compositions that have the ability to take on different meanings for all those that see the work. Each work has significance to me, however my hopes are to stir some sense of emotion in others as well.

Cori Surano

Cori Surano’s love of photography started at a young age and has evolved over the years, along with the technology, from a hobby to a passion and creative outlet.

Her images of nature, flowers, landscapes, cityscapes, architectural and human form, convey her unique perspective of the beauty and inspiration found in the world around us.

Cori’s work is currently on display in local art galleries and businesses. Her photography has been accepted into local, regional and national juried exhibitions and has garnered various prizes. She has had solo exhibitions through the Hoyt Art Gallery in New Castle, as well as other local venues, and is a member of the Random Acts of Artists group based in Sharon, Pa.

In her spare time, she also enjoys yoga, gardening, and painting, and lives in Hermitage with her husband and 3 cats.

Contact info: csurano@roadrunner.com

Website: www.corisurano.photoshelter.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoriSuranoPhotography/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/corisuranophotography