Exhibitions & Events

Legacy Event: Tangible Moments: The Legacy of Lee Heinen

Lee Heinen, Changing of the Guard, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 60", Collection of the artist

Lee Heinen, Changing of the Guard, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 60", Collection of the artist

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve’s Legacy Society invites you to celebrate Tangible Moments: The Legacy of Lee Heinen on Saturday April 14, 2018.

Please join the AAWR Legacy Society in honoring our special guest Lee Heinen on Saturday April 14, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00pm at historic Moreland Courts, 13415 Shaker Blvd., Cleveland OH 44120.

Our $80 per single, $150 per couple admission includes wine, signature cocktail, hors d’oevres & live music courtesy of Susan Covey

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Current Exhibition: Core Functions- Bette Drake and Marvin Jones

Marvin Jones, Untitled (Detail), Mixed media, acrylic on Masonite

Marvin Jones, Untitled (Detail), Mixed media, acrylic on Masonite

Show Dates: January 19 – March 3, 2018
Campus Wide Opening Reception: Friday January 19, 5:30 – 8:00pm

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is proud to open its 2018 exhibition schedule with Core Functions, an inaugural show for two new Archived Artists, ceramicist Bette Drake and painter and printmaker Marvin Jones. The event will be celebrated with a Campus Wide Opening Reception on Friday, January 19, 2018, 5:30 – 8:00pm which will also include The Sculpture Center and The David E. Davis Sculpture Studio and Gallery.

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Call For AAWR Member Artwork for 2018 Annual Members Exhibition!

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is seeking member artwork for its 2018 Annual Members Exhibition.

We will accept 1 piece from each member in good standing & hang all salon-style. No entry fee. Size will be restricted to 24” maximum in any direction.

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Upcoming Exhibition: 2018 Annual Members Exhibition

Jennifer Leach, Gender Identity Avatar Portraits , Polyptych composed of 8” X 8” white line color woodcuts on BFK Rives

Jennifer Leach, Gender Identity Avatar Portraits , Polyptych composed of 8” X 8” white line color woodcuts on BFK Rives

Show Dates: March 15th – May 4th, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 15th, 5:30 – 8:00pm
Closing Reception & Awards Ceremony:  Friday, May 4th, 6:30 – 7:30pm following Annual Members’ Meeting, 5:00 – 6:00pm

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is proud to present its 2018 Annual Members Exhibition featuring the multi-media work of its Member Artists.  The event will be celebrated with an Opening Reception on Thursday, March 15th, 5:30 – 8:00pmA Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 4th, 6:30 – 7:30pm directly following the Annual Members’ Meeting, which will be held from 5:00 – 6:00pm.

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Programs

  • Art as an Economic and Civic Engagement Engine with Paul Biber and Joan Perch

    As part of ART BITES series of Professional Practices programs, we are proud to present Art as an Economic and Civic Engagement Engine with Paul Biber and Joan Perch on Saturday, February 24th, 1:00 – 3:00pm at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve.*   In this program, Paul Biber and Jo...

    February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • The Fledgling Collector with Susan Covey & Kathy Cameron

    As part of ART BITES series of Collecting Art Talks, the AAWR is proud to present The Fledgling Collector with Susan Covey & Kathy Cameron on Saturday, March 24th, 1:00 – 3:00pm at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve.   In this program, Susan Covey and Kathy Cameron will deliver a...

    March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • Imagination Go! with Joseph Polovoi

    As part of ART BITES series of programming, we are proud to present Imagination Go! with Joseph Polovoi on Wednesday, April 25th, 6:00 – 8:00pm. The program is free and open to the public courtesy of a matching grant provided by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC). To register, please call 216.721...

    April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Artists Studio Tour- Shovel Works Building, 40th Street Artists

    As part of ART BITES series of programming, we are proud to present Artists Studio Tour- Shovel Works Building, 40th Street Artists with Susan Donavon Lowe, Joanna Page, Helen Libens & Lucette Johnson on Saturday, May 12th, 1:00-3:00pm. The program is free and open to the public courtesy of a ma...

    May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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.

» Buy your copy of The Archives Speak here