Kathy Salem
Philanthropist, Producer and Chinese Brush Artist

Helping others has been Kathy Salem's mission for more than 30 years. Following successful careers as an advertising executive for The Plain Dealer and noted lobbist in Washington, DC, Salem has thrived as a fundraiser for numerous local and national charities and producer of three major concerts featuring many of the country's top Jazz performers including Harry Allen, Russell Malone and Gerald Cannon.

In 1998, she was named volunteer of the year for the Akron Jewish Community Center. She has also received the Northern Ohio Live award for the most original new concert series.

Kathy has been Chinese brush painting for 15 years studying under leading Chinese brush painters Ning Ya; Professor Ju of Princeton ; Edythe Newbourne of Marco Island, Florida; and Chen Wa Chen. Kathy's love for trees and flowers as a medium comes from her love of gardening and the outdoors.

Salem earned a bachelor's degree in business from Case Western Reserve University and promotes several Jazz musicians including Harry Allen (read and listen).








“The peaceful process of brush painting is a great reward to me. The abstract form and my love for nature have given me my painting style.”

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