Exhibitions & Events

Current 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. A 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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Upcoming Pop-Up Exhibition: Marvin Smith: Renaissance Man

Marvin Smith, Amadou Diallo, 1994, Woodcut

Marvin Smith, Amadou Diallo, 1994, Woodcut

Show Dates: May 11th – May, 19th 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, May 11th, 6:00 – 9:00pm

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. The event will be celebrated with an Opening Reception: Friday, May 11th, 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Marvin Smith: Renaissance Man was conceptualized by Kelly Pontoni, a non-traditional student in her third year at the Cleveland Institute of Art as part of Creativity Works, a grant-funded internship program that provides professional opportunities for visual arts students.

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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

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 - 8:00pm.

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PAID SUMMER 2018 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Cleveland Program: June 15th -- August 17th, 2018
DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2018

For the second year, AAWR will be partnering with the Studio Institute to provide a paid Summer arts internship opportunity.  Applicants must be a college rising junior or senior who is a resident of Cuyahoga County or its inner ring suburbs or nonresident attending Cleveland city colleges or universities.

Arts Intern provides opportunities for college undergraduates to learn about nonprofit arts professions through internships in museums and cultural institutions. The program seeks candidates with demonstrated financial need and encourages applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Position Available: Collections Management Assistant Intern

For full details and to apply, CLICK HERE to visit the Studio Institute position listing.

All applications must be made though Studio Institute. DO NOT APPLY DIRECTLY TO US (AAWR). 


Programs

  • Imagination Go! with Joseph Polevoi

    As part of ART BITES series of Professional Practices programs, we are proud to present Imagination- Go! with Joseph Polevoi on Wednesday, April 25th, 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve.   Join Joseph Polevoi as he explores the realms of imagination with a dazzling, ...

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

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

    As part of ART BITES series of Artist Studio Tours, the AAWR is proud to present a tour of the Shovel Works Building & 40th Street Artists’ Studios on Saturday, May 12th, 1:00-3:00pm.   The Shovel Works tour will be held in conjunction with AAWR’s satellite exhibition, City Artists at W...

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

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

    As part of the ArtBites series of Professional Practices programming and the SZALAY/TAKÁCS SECRETS exhibition, the AAWR is also pleased to present How to Make Friends & Influence Strangers- Social Media for the Artist with Judy Takács on Wednesday, June 6th 6:30-8:00pm. This series of programm...

    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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