Exhibitions

Current Exhibition: NewCelle +1

NewCell, Untitled, Mixed Media

NewCelle, Untitled, Mixed Media

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is pleased to announce its upcoming Summer exhibition, NewCelle +1, featuring the collaborative drawings of Archived Artist Bea Mitchell, John Jackson, Ed Mieczkowski and Achala Wali.

NewCelle formed as a group in 1998 with the purpose of “revitalizing drawing in the light of the coming new Millennium.” Lead by influential Op Artist Ed Mieczkowski, what began as a communal “experiment in drawing” lasted over four years, producing a unique body of work that indelibly touched the lives of its participants.

Exhibition Dates:  5/18/17 - 7/8/17

Artists Reception: Thursday, May 25th.  5:30-8:00pm

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Upcoming Exhibition: WORD. palabra, ,كلمة字, Wort, mot, ワード, слово, parola

Clarissa Jakobsons, One Hundred American Poems, Sculptural Crystal Book, Borax, Altered 1962 Ed

Clarissa Jakobsons, One Hundred American Poems, Sculptural Crystal Book, Borax, Altered 1962 Ed

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is pleased to announce Wordan exhibit disposed/preferential to the subject/object of WORDS. The exhibition will be inclusive of but not restricted to their use in media and or as an aesthetic vehicle for communication and expression.  In other WORD(S) an exhibit exploring WORDS.  This juried show will feature the diverse multi-media work of Ohio artists Liz Maugans, Clarissa Jakobsons, Todd Leech, Adele Marihatt, Janet Mikolajczyk, Shirley Ende Saxe, Maurice Sherman and a conceptual piece by Akron artist Jon Keppel.

Exhibition Dates:  7/20/17 - 9/9/17

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20th.  5:30-8:00pm

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Call for Entry: PHOTONOW 2017. DEADLINE JULY 1ST.

Raheleh Mohammed, And the World is Like an Apple Whirling Silently in Space, black and white photograph

Raheleh Mohammed, And the World is Like an Apple Whirling Silently in Space, Digital Photographic Collage, 2015 PHOTONOW Jurors Choice Award winner

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve [AAWR] announces Photo Now [formerly the annual Western Reserve Open Photography Competition] to be held in the beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. Gallery East of Cuyahoga Community College’s eastern campus, 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills, OH 44122

Opening Reception on Thursday, September 7, 2017.6:00– 8:30pm.
Awards Ceremony will take place mid way through the reception

The AAWR invites all photographers who currently reside in the USA to submit images using any photographic process [silver gelatin, digital print, alternative process, etc.] Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. All entries must be submitted online via Smarter Entry at https://client.smarterentry.com/aawr entrants may download a pdf of this prospectus here.

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 Now Available for Purchase

Archives Speak Postcard

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) presents The Archives Speak.

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) will be celebrating the book launch and signing of our landmark publication, The Archives Speak, with an exhibition opening on November 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The Archives Speak is the definitive information source guide for our 62 Archived Artists. The book contains the Archived Artists’ portraits, biographical information, career information, and examples of their artwork.

» Buy your copy of The Archives Speak here


Programs

  • Word Play with Laura Grace Weldon

    Clarissa Jakobsons, The ABC's of Life, Sculptural Crystal Book, Borax, Altered Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus, Landoll 1963 Ed

    As part of the new 2017 ART BITES series of Professional Practices for Artists programs, The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve will present Word Play with Laura Grace Weldon on Saturday, August 12th. 1:00-3:00 pm at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve. This small-group workshop will co...

    August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • Business of Art for Artists with Mary Urbas – Week 5

    NEW for 2017!  ART BITES-  Nutrition for the Creative Mind.  A series of three ongoing programs (Professional Practices, Collecting Art Talks and Artist Studio Tours) that offer information for artists and like-minded individuals.   As part of our new 2017 ART BITES series of Professional Pr...

    October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Business of Art for Artists with Mary Urbas – Week 6

    NEW for 2017!  ART BITES-  Nutrition for the Creative Mind.  A series of three ongoing programs (Professional Practices, Collecting Art Talks and Artist Studio Tours) that offer information for artists and like-minded individuals.   As part of our new 2017 ART BITES series of Professional Pr...

    November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Augusto C. Bordelois in the studio

Thank you to the voters of Cuyahoga County for providing partial funding for our Oral Histories Film Documentary Project and to the many members and supporters of AAWR who contributed matching funds for this project.

In culmination of this year long project, these short films on Archived Artists Harriet Moore Ballard, William Martin Jean, Bonnie Dolin, Augusto Bordelois, Jennie Jones, Douglas Max Utter and Anthony Eterovich by Ted Sikora and Charles Mintz, premiered here at the Archives on November 19th.

Also shown was a film made by Ted Sikora for The Cleveland Arts Prize on Shirley Aley Campbell.

As a regional museum the Archives is proud to support its artists through projects such as this.