Current Exhibition: Visual Emotions- The Way I Remember You

Augusto C. Bordelois, When Polka Dot Dreams Fail Me, Oil on Canvas

Augusto C. Bordelois, When Polka Dot Dreams Fail Me, Oil on Canvas

Show Dates: November 9, 2017 – January 13, 2018

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is proud to present its exhibition Visual Emotions- The Way I Remember You, Augusto C. Bordelois’ inaugural solo show as an Archived Artist.  

Bordelois, a native of Havana, Cuba, is known for his sensual, narrative style of Magical Realism created through traditional Renaissance painting techniques.  

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Current Exhibition: Holiday Treats 2017

Tis the Season! For our Annual Holiday Treats exhibition in the A.A.W.R. Entrance Gallery. All works on view will be by Member Artists, deliciously petite (under 24″ x 24″ inches) and AVAILABLE FOR SALE for your Holiday shopping! All pieces will have bite-size prices as well- under $500. Now that’s a tasty treat! The exhibition will run from December 8th through January 13, 2018.

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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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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.