Current Featured Artists

Sally S. Heston, OWS, PWS, WPA

Sally Heston

Award winning artist, Sally Heston, works primarily in watercolor, acrylic and drawing media. Her work reflects her interest in a variety of subject matter including still life, landscape,  florals, animals and architectural structures. Her body of work includes a significant amount of commissioned fine art and graphic design work as well as paintings done for pleasure. Her career as an artist and art teacher spans over 5 decades and includes work experience in a variety of media and content in both public and private schools. She holds a BS degree in Art Education (cum laude) from Indiana University of PA (IUP) and a Master of Education degree in Art with honors from the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in painting.
She has studied with many artists, including Frank Webb, Judi Betts, Don Andrews, Catherine Liu, Cheng Khee Chee, Mel Stabin and Frederick Graff. She is a retired public school art teacher with over 18 years of experience in grades 1-12. She recently retired after 12 years of teaching Color Theory and Art Fundamentals classes at Virginia Marti College in Lakewoood, OH. She currently teaches painting classes at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH and for the Aquarelle Society in Rocky River, OH, among other arts organizations in northeast Ohio and has served as a workshop presenter at The Eureka Springs School of the Arts in Arkansas.
A signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, and the Whiskey Painters of America, she has been part of numerous group art exhibits and has won many awards for her work. She has served as a curator at the MD Garage Art Gallery in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and has had several one-person exhibits. Her biography is included in Who’s Who in American Women. Her work is included in private collections locally and throughout the United States and Europe, as well as the book, Splash 8: Watercolor Discoveries, published by North Light Books. Sally is a resident of Broadview Heights, OH, where she lives with her husband and one small dog. 

Professional Memberships:
Whiskey Painters of America (WPA) – signature member
Ohio Watercolor Society – signature member
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society – signature member
Transparent Watercolor Society of America – associate member
American Watercolor Society – associate member
Pittsburgh (PA) Watercolor Society – signature member
Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH – instructor and member
   (President, Board of Directors – 2007-2012)
Medina County (OH) Art League
Hudson (OH) Society of Artists
Akron (OH) Women’s Art League – signature member and President (2015-2017) Crooked River Gang of Artists of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Delta Phi Delta (National Art Honorary)

Contact info:
Phone: (440) 746-9921