Exhibitions

The Electrostatic Man, the art of Miller Horns

Miller Horns - The Electrostatic Man

Inaugural show for Archived Artist Miller Horns. Miller is known for his innovative use of electrostatic and thermal color transfer prints of drawn and photographed imagery. His subject matter was primarily either personal, drawn from documentation of his everyday life experiences, or revolved around series of works related in style and theme, such as emotion (e.g. grief) or historical events (contributions of African-Americans to the development of Akron and Northeast Ohio).

Campus Wide Opening Reception: Friday 1/27, 5:30 – 8:00pm

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A Curve of Color: Art and Fashion of Samuel Butnik and Bonnie Cashin

Samuel Butnik - Circle Forms Phase B and Phase B2

Curated for Gallery W in American Greetings’ new Crocker Parker Headquarters. Show features the fashion of Bonnie Cashin from the collections of the Western Reserve Historical Society’s History Center and the paintings of Samuel Butnik from the Artists Archives.

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 12th 5:00-7:00pm

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Trees, Trees, Trees!

Lee Heinen - Red Trees

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is proud to present its satellite show, Trees, Trees, Trees! which will be held at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens beginning on February 11th. The exhibition will be on display in the Garden’s “intimate and inspiring” second floor Guren Art Gallery until March 11, 2017.

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Member’s Exhibition 2017: Call for Entry

See a PDF of the prospectus for the 2017 members' show.

Save the Date!

Jennie Jones

Fearless: The Photographic Legacy of Jennie Jones, a Legacy Fundraising event honoring the lifetime achievement of Archived Artist Jennie Jones will be held at a private residence in Cleveland Heights on the evening of Saturday, April 22nd, 2017.  6:00-8:00pm.

More information available soon.  Please save the date.


Women of the Western Reserve’s Artist Reception

In honor of Women’s History Month, an Artists' Reception will be held on Thursday, March 23rd from 6:00-7:30pm.

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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

  • Business of Art for Artists with Mary Urbas – Week 2

    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...

    March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Business of Art for Artists with Mary Urbas – Week 3

    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 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • 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 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.