Exhibitions

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

Todd Leech, Smallest Thing, Clay

Todd Leech, Smallest Thing, Clay

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is pleased to announce Wordan exhibit disposed/preferential to the subject/object of WORDS. The exhibition is 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 curated show features 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

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Upcoming Exhibition: PHOTONOW™ 2017

William Sheck, Dead Bike, Color photograph- Winner of the PHOTONOW 2015 Best Color Award

William Sheck, Dead Bike, Color photograph- Winner of the PHOTONOW 2015 Best Color Award

ATTENTION ALL PHOTONOW™ 2017 APPLICANTS! Artists will be notified of the status of their entered work (accepted OR rejected) the week of August 4th, 2017 via email.  THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED!

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 www.tri-c.edu/galleryeast.  Click HERE for more information.

 



 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 current exhibition Word. and the new 2017 ART BITES series of Professional Practices for Artists programs, AAWR 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...

    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.