Exhibitions & Events

Current Pop-Up Exhibition: Marvin Smith: Renaissance Man

Marvin Smith, Amadou Diallo, 1994, Woodcut

Marvin Smith, Justice, Amadou Diallo, 1994, Woodcut

Show Dates: May 11th – May, 19th 2018

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is proud to present the pop-up exhibition, Marvin Smith: Renaissance Man, a show and sale of the prints, ceramics, and other work by Archived Artist Marvin D. Smith. CLICK HERE for more information!


Upcoming Exhibition: SZALAY/TAKÁCS SECRETS

Judy Takács, Guardian Angel of the Good Death (Detail), Oil on linen

Judy Takács, Guardian Angel of the Good Death (Detail), Oil on linen

Show Dates: May 24th - July 14th
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 24th, 5:30 – 8:00pm
Program: How to Make Friends & Influence Strangers- Social Media for the Artist with Judy Takács, Wednesday, June 6th 6:00-8:00pm

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is proud to present its SZALAY/TAKÁCS SECRETS, the inaugural exhibition of newly Archived Artists Judy Takács and the Marilyn Szalay.  The event will be celebrated with an Opening Reception on Thursday, March 24th, 5:30 - 8:00pmCLICK HERE for more information!


Upcoming Exhibition: GRAPHIC- the Counter Culture of Cartoons, Comics & Graphic Novels in Northeast Ohio

What Superman Means to Me, Pen, ink, graphite, 1988 (Detail)

Gary Dumm, What Superman Means to Me (Detail), Pen, ink, graphite, 1988

Show Dates: July 19th – Sept 8th, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 19th, 5:30 – 8:00pm

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is proud to present GRAPHIC- the Counter Culture of Cartoons, Comics & Graphic Novels in Northeast Ohio, an exhibition co-curated by Gary and Laura Dumm, beginning with an Opening Reception on Thursday, July 19th, 5:30 - 8:00pm.  CLICK HERE for more information!


Upcoming Satellite Exhibition: City Artists at Work, City Artists at Rest: A Final Retrospective 1997 – 2018

Gerald Kramer, Paradise Lost (Detail), Acrylic on canvas, 75"x 70"

Gerald Kramer, Paradise Lost (Detail), Acrylic on canvas, 75"x 70"

Show Dates: July 19th – Sept 8th, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 19th, 5:30 – 8:00pm

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is pleased to partner with the Mansfield Art Center to present City Artists at Work, City Artists at Rest: A Final Retrospective 1997 – 2018. This satellite exhibition will be held at the Mansfield Art Center beginning with an opening reception on Sunday, June 24th.  CLICK HERE for more information!


NewNow2018: CALL FOR ENTRY

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: July 14th, 2018

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is pleased to announce a CALL FOR ENTRY for the NewNow 2018, Northeast Ohio’s premier biannual competitive art exhibition to be held September 13 – October 18, 2018. This multi-media juried exhibition will be judged by Steven Matijcio, the curator of the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, one of oldest contemporary art institutions in the United States. CLICK HERE for full submission details! Or download the prospectus with the following link: AAWR_NewNow2018_Final_Prospectus


Programs

  • How to Make Friends & Influence Strangers- Social Media for the Artist with Judy Takács

      As part of ART BITES series of Professional Practices programs, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is proud to present How to Make Friends and Influence Strangers– Social Media for the Artist with Archived Artist Judy Takács on Wednesday, June 6th, 6:00 – 8:00pm. &nbs...

    June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • The History of Street Art with Roger Gastman and Bob Peck

    Title of Program: The History of Street Art with Roger Gastman and Bob Peck Date of Program: Saturday, August 18th, 1:00 – 4:00pm Location of Program: TBA   As part of ART BITES series of programming, the AAWR is proud to present The History of Street Art with Roger Gastman and Bob Peck on Saturd...

    August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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.

 


 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.

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