Featured artist at the fort
The works of Paula Siebieda of Bellaire, a member of the Steubenville Art Association, are being featured throughout July in the lobby of Historic Fort Steuben, 120 S. Third St., Steubenville. Siebieda has a degree in elementary education from Ohio University, Belmont, and taught as a substitute teacher in Bellaire City Schools. Even before college, however, she took art courses and attended workshops, painted and is now an accomplished canvas painter, according to an SAA spokesperson. She has exhibited extensively regionally and locally, having consistently won awards in the SAA’s spring shows. Last year she won one of four juror’s awards at the 2019 Pittsburgh Society of Artist’s Annual Show at Panza Gallery, Millvale, as a new member. She also has exhibited twice the Professional Exhibit at the Ohio State Fair, the Erie (Pa.) Art Museum Spring Show and the Hoyt Regional, New Castle, Pa. She has exhibited and won awards in the Associated Artists of Butler’s Nature and Wildlife Show in Butler, Pa., and also exhibits as a member of the Pittsburgh North Hills Art Center. She belongs to the McMurray Art League and is a new member of the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and the Cranberry Artist’s Network. Siebieda has acrylics and oils on canvas on display as well as a pencil drawing and an acrylic on paper. She favors architectural works, but has a number of animals, interiors and landscapes on display as well, and all works are for sale.