Red Tulips Shirley Aley Campbell    oil on canvas
Seated Woman Phyllis Sloane    silkscreen on paper
Stratum Phyllis Seltzer    heat transfer print
On A Roll David Haberman    charcoal, acrylic, spackling compound on canvas
Northeast Corridor Randall Tiedman    acrylic on Stonehenge
Triumph David E. Davis    marble
Summer Robert Jergens    assemblage
Tribal Cloth III William Martin Jean    acrylic on canvas
Lend Me Your Ears Patricia Zinsmeister Parker    tempera and acrylic on canvas
Campfire Barbara Gillette    pastel on paper

Artists Archives
of the Western Reserve

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) sustains Ohio’s artistic heritage by preserving and exhibiting the artwork of prominent Ohio visual artists who are known as Archived Artists. The AAWR advances their artistic legacies by presenting exhibitions and educational programs, creating publications, recording oral histories and collecting other biographical materials which are made available to scholars and the public.

Through its general membership, AAWR also serves a wide range of regional artists by providing exhibition opportunities and promoting Northeast Ohio as a thriving arts community.

Become a member or donate today. We count on you to keep art alive in Ohio.

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve invites you to participate in


Our Annual Members’ Show from 05/21/15 to 06/27/15
Opening Reception Thursday May 21, 5:30 – 8:00pm

»Download the Guidelines for Entry

»Download the Re-Emergence Entry Form

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve invites you to participate in

Photo Now
September 8 – October 13, 2015

2014 Photo Now Winner Frank Miller Snow Patterns, 2014 Best Black and White Award

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 Rd, Highland Hills, OH 44122

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Majority Rising 3/12 – 5/2/2015

Shirley Aley Campbell Lee Heinen
Kathleen McKenna Marsha Sweet
Lynn Szalay Judy Takács
Majority Rising Postcard
Kathleen McKenna Malala’s Muse oil on linen 34” x 48”

Opening Reception
Thursday March 12, 5:30 – 8:00pm

In celebration of National Women’s History Month the Archives presents this exhibition of 6 of its Archived women artists. This exhibition was curated by artist Judy Takács who has painted portraits of the other women in the show. Midway through the opening an artist’s talk will take place given by Judy and the artists will be available to answer any questions from visitors.

As part of the exhibition special studio visits are planned to each woman’s studio. To sign up or for more information please rsvp to

» Show and Gallery Details

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



  • Majority Rising - Women's Show

    March 12, 2015 - May 02, 2015
  • Opening Reception : Re-emergence
    Thursday, May 21, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

    May 21, 2015 -
  • Re-emergence: Spring Member's Show

    May 21, 2015 - June 27, 2015
  • Sustenance, from Palate to Palette

    July 16, 2015 - August 29, 2015
  • Opening Reception: Sustenance from Palate to Palette
    Thursday, July 16, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m

    July 16, 2015 -
  • Opening Reception: Photo Now
    Tuesday, September 8, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

    September 08, 2015 -
  • Opening Reception: Elaine Albers Cohen Inaugural Exhibition
    Thursday, September 17, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

    September 17, 2015 -
  • Opening Reception : Watershed
    Thursday, November 12, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

    November 12, 2015 -
  • Watershed

    November 12, 2015 - December 19, 2015