Paintings, prints and cards by local artist, Norma McCombs will fill the ArtsaRound Gallery on the Original Circle second floor private gallery space for the month of November. A variety of landscapes, wildlife and still life’s with pumpkins will be available for viewing and purchase.
The show titled: Norma McCombs Tribute Show, honors the memory and contributions of this once beloved local artist. The show begins its four-week show on Friday, November 5th at 4:00 p.m. at 135 W. Main Street in Downtown Historic Circleville. The art show will run November 5th thru Sunday, November 28th, 2021.
An event gala to spotlight the show is scheduled for November 6thfrom 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event will include music, refreshments, wine and light eats.
“Norma took advantage of any workshops, correspondence courses and scholarship opportunities that came her way.” states ArtsaRound President, Dale Herron. “
The mediums the artist used were oils, watercolors, acrylics, colored pencils, pastel chalks, ink, graphite and collages.
Mrs. McCombs’s work has shown and sold at The Pump House in Chillicothe, The Visitors Center in Circleville and at the Circleville Pumpkin Show. She won numerous ribbons and awards from different County Fairs and State Competitions. She was also a member of The Pump House Center for The Arts in Chillicothe and a member of the Aiken Artist Guild in Aiken, South Carolina.
She designed and sold greeting cards for all occasions and did consignment work too.She was also an accomplished self-taught calligrapher and taught art every chance she got.Then, at 64 she taught herself digital art and started doing her own prints and greeting cards.
“I remember Norma fondly. She was always willing to donate a piece of her work for fund-raisers and to help out in the arts community.” states Gallery Director, JP Pennell. “She was also a member of the Pickaway Arts Guild. A group that later inspired our non-profit art group, ArtsaRound. Without her involvement, our organization would not exist.”