Exhibitions

Current Show: Annual Members’ Exhibition 2017

Lee Heinen, Thinking About Selfies, Oil on Canvas

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is proud to present its Annual Members’ Exhibition 2017 featuring the multi-media work of Members of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve.

Opening Reception on Thursday, March 30th, 2017. 5:30 – 8:00pm.
Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 5th 6:30 – 8:00pm directly following the Annual Members’ Meeting, which will be held from 5:30 – 6:30pm.

Member's attending Annual Meeting or voting by proxy can click HERE to view the existing bylaws and HERE to view the proposed bylaws.

Complete info is here


Fearless: The Photographic Legacy of Jennie Jones

Jennie Jones

Herbert Ascherman Jr., Jennie Jones, Gelatin Silver Print

Fearless:  The Photographic Legacy of Jennie Jones, a Legacy Fundraising Event

Please join the AAWR Legacy Society in honoring the lifetime achievement of our special guest, Fearless Photographer, Jennie Jones.

The event will be held at a 1927 Mead & Hamilton style private residence in Cleveland Heights on the evening of Saturday, April 22nd, 2017.  6:00-8:00pm.

The $100 per person admission includes wine, signature cocktail and hors d'oevres.  A copy of the Archives Speaks, the definitive information source guide for our Archived Artists, is also included in the price of admission and is available upon request.

6:45pm presentation followed by a 7:30pm tour of the host's personal collection of art and antiques.

 

Upcoming Exhibition: NewCelle

NewCelle collaboration, Strand 10-72, Acrylic paint on canvas

NewCelle collaboration, Strand 10-72, Acrylic paint on canvas

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is pleased to announce its upcoming Summer exhibition, NewCelle, 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

Click HERE for more info


WORD. Call for Entry

WORD.

palabra, ,كلمة字, Wort, mot, ワード, слово, parola
An 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.

See the details for the open call for entries here.


PHOTONOW 2017

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, black and white photograph, 2015 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.

For more information, click HERE

 



 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

  • Business of Art for Artists with Mary Urbas – Week 4

    WEEK 3 AND WEEK 4 ARE AT CAPACITY.  We apologize for the inconvenience!  Due to popular demand, we intend to offer this module again on a date to be announced.  Please email info@artistsarchives.org to be placed on the waiting list or call our offices at 216-721-9020.  Thank you for your intere...

    April 29 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

  • Collecting Outsider Art with Thomas Arlen Wagner

    Details to come

    May 27 @ 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.