AAWR Visitor Safety Protocol

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is open to the public and available for limited, safe visitation! In order to maintain the safety of our guests, staff and community, we are strictly adhering to the following state recommended guidelines (read more...)


Exhibitions & Events

Denise Buckley, Ireland (Detail), Cast bronze, 10” x 9” x 6”, Collection of the AAWR

Denise Buckley, Ireland (Detail), Cast bronze, 10” x 9” x 6”, Collection of the AAWR


 

Judy Takács, Hands of a Woodcut Printmaker - Marsha Sweet (Detail), Oil on canvas, AAWR

Judy Takács, Hands of a Woodcut Printmaker - Marsha Sweet (Detail), Oil on canvas, AAWR


 

Jackie Sajewski, Covid Fears (Detail), 2020, Digital photographic print

Jackie Sajewski, Covid Fears (Detail), 2020, Digital photographic print


 

Dexter Davis, Tree (Detail), 2012, Ink & collage on paper, Collection of the AAWR

Dexter Davis, Tree (Detail), 2012, Ink & collage on paper, Collection of the AAWR

As a continuation of our goal to increase the visibility of Ohio’s African American artists, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve has established a fund to overcome financial barriers that can inhibit regional artists of color from archiving their work... (read more & donate today!)


Programs

  • 4 African American Women Artists You Should Know with Amalia Amaki

    It’s no secret, African American women have not been given their proper dues in society or in art history. For centuries, it was exclusively white men who decided what or who was worthy of study- but that’s changing, and black creators, particularly women, are slowly gaining the recognition they...

    March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


 

 

On February 18, 2021 the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted the virtual opening reception for the NewNow 2021, Northeast Ohio’s premier biannual competitive art exhibition juried by Cat Sheridan, curator of the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery (read more…)


On February 5, 2021 the Artists Archives hosted a virtual reception for Beyond Surface: Denise Buckley and Kathy Skerritt, an exhibition which welcomes the artists into the museum’s prestigious 10,000-piece collection of regional art (read more…)


Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) Associate Professor and Printmaking Department Chair Maggie Denk-Leigh demonstrating Intaglio printing from an original plate by alumni Kestutis Kizevicius (read more…)


Now Available for Purchase


Archives Speak Postcard

The Archives Speak is our landmark publication and  the definitive information source guide for our first 62 Archived Artists. The book contains the Archived Artists’ portraits, biographical information, career information, and examples of their artwork.  Edited by Rotraud Sackerlotzky & Roger Welchans. Copyright © 2014  Buy your copy HERE