Hudson Society of Artists to present 51st annual Clothesline Art Show June 12-13

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Hudson Society of Artists will host its annual Clothesline Art Show on June 12 and 13 during the Hudson Home & Garden Tour. Artwork will be on display June 12 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and June 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hudson Middle School, 77 N. Oviatt St., which is also the site of the Hudson Garden Club's Garden Shop and Tea Room. The Clothesline Art Show is free.

There will be about 250 paintings on display -- watercolors along with oils, acrylics and mixed-media pieces. Most pieces are unframed, matted and wrapped in protective plastic. Prices range from about $15 to $200. All artwork is original. Visitors can also enjoy artist demos by HSA members Lucy Karslake and Shannon Casey.

At the first show in 1963, students of Hudson artist Lowell E. Smith hung their paintings from a clothesline. Today, although the clothespins are clipped to aluminum panels, the spirit of the show continues.

Ten percent of the proceeds from shows that the group sponsors benefit HSA's scholarship fund, the Lowell E. Smith/Margaret Roby Memorial Scholarship. Each year the award is presented to a senior Hudson High School art student.

The Hudson Society of Artists meets the first and third Mondays of the month from September to the beginning of June.

For more information about the group or the Clothesline Art Show, visit www.hudsonsocietyofartists.com.

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