Red Tulips Shirley Aley Campbell    oil on canvas
Seated Woman Phyllis Sloane    silkscreen on paper
Stratum Phyllis Seltzer    heat transfer print
On A Roll David Haberman    charcoal, acrylic, spackling compound on canvas
Northeast Corridor Randall Tiedman    acrylic on Stonehenge
Triumph David E. Davis    marble
Summer Robert Jergens    assemblage
Tribal Cloth III William Martin Jean    acrylic on canvas
Lend Me Your Ears Patricia Zinsmeister Parker    tempera and acrylic on canvas
Campfire Barbara Gillette    pastel on paper

Artists Archives
of the Western Reserve

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) sustains Ohio’s artistic heritage by preserving and exhibiting the artwork of prominent Ohio visual artists who are known as Archived Artists. The AAWR advances their artistic legacies by presenting exhibitions and educational programs, creating publications, recording oral histories and collecting other biographical materials which are made available to scholars and the public.

Through its general membership, AAWR also serves a wide range of regional artists by providing exhibition opportunities and promoting Northeast Ohio as a thriving arts community.

Become a member or donate today. We count on you to keep art alive in Ohio.

Watershed, an exhibition of Archived Artists and their pupils. Curated by William Martin Jean
November 12 – December 19, 2015

Watershed Read more about this exhibit
Opening reception Thursday November 12, 2015; 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Holiday Treats Sale

Holiday Treats Sale

2016 Members' Show
January 15-February 27, 2016

2016 Members Show Click to get your entry form

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


  • Watershed, an exhibition of Archived Artists and their pupils. Curated by William Martin Jean

    November 12, 2015 - December 19, 2015 - More Info here
    Opening Reception: Thursday, November 12, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Estate Planning for the Artist

    Discussion given by Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Saturday, December 5, 2015 1-3pm
    > Click to register for this program
  • Holiday Treats Sale at AAWR

    December 5-19, 2015
  • Get to Know the Archives Holiday Party

    Friday, December 11, 2015 6-7:30pm
    An event for NEW Members – click to JOIN NOW!
  • Annual Members Show

    January 15-Feb. 27, 2016
  • Jennie Jones exhibition at Judson Park

    January 15-February 28, 2016
    The Howson Gallery
    1801 Chestnut Hills Dr.
    Cleveland Heights, OH 44106