Mindy Tousley, Executive Director

Mindy Tousley, Executive DirectorMindy Tousley brings with her an art related business background, years of practical experience in the Cleveland art scene and broad community contacts. Her goal as director is to enhance the visibility of the AAWR through area wide collaborations and partnerships.

Among her numerous accolades: Mindy has been an AAWR Board member and has organized the AAWR’s NewNow, the Northern Ohio–wide open art competition held at Tri-C East. Mindy is the former director of Akron’s Harris Stanton Gallery, a co-organizer of City Artists at Work Open Studio tours in the Quarter Art District, and former Secretary of the Northern Ohio Art Dealers Association.

As an artist, Mindy has won numerous awards and honors, is collected locally and nationally.


Megan Alves, Gallery & Archives Coordinator

Megan Alves received B.A.’s in Comparative Literature and Art History from Oberlin College and has worked as a Curatorial Intern at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

Her journey with Artists Archives began as a Collections Intern in January, 2016. She became the Gallery & Archives Coordinator in June of the same year.

Megan is passionate about her institution’s mission statement, which is to preserve and promote the artistic legacy of Northeast Ohio, and is excited to be part of the AAWR as it grows into the future.


Theodore Albano, Collection’s Registrar 

Theodore (Theo) Albano‘s position began in September of 2016 with funding generously provided by Gund Foundation and the William Bingham Foundation.

Theo graduated with a degree in Art History from the University of British Columbia and has worked for numerous arts organizations in both the U.S. and Canada- including Cleveland’s own MOCA and CMA.

Theo is enjoying uncovering the “treasures from our vaults” is excitedly looking forward to being able to link to our web site which will open our collection up to the world and help the Archives fulfill its mission!