Past Exhibitions & Events

  • Annual Meeting 2017

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    May 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Business of Art for Artists with Mary Urbas – Week 4

    WEEK 3 AND WEEK 4 ARE AT CAPACITY.  We apologize for the inconvenience!  Due to popular demand, we intend to offer this module again on a date to be announced.  Please email info@artistsarchives.org to be placed on the waiting list or call our offices at 216-721-9020.  Thank you for your intere...

    April 29 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Fearless: The Photographic Legacy of Jennie Jones

    Fearless:  The Photographic Legacy of Jennie Jones, a Legacy Fundraising Event Please join the AAWR Legacy Society in honoring the lifetime achievement of our special guest, Fearless Photographer, Jennie Jones. The event will be held at a 1927 Mead & Hamilton style private residence in Clev...

    April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Business of Art for Artists with Mary Urbas – Week 3

    WEEK 3 AND WEEK 4 ARE AT CAPACITY.  We apologize for the inconvenience!  Due to popular demand, we intend to offer this module again on a date to be announced.  Please email info@artistsarchives.org to be placed on the waiting list or call our offices at 216-721-9020.  Thank you for your intere...

    April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Cleveland International Film Festival Community Partnership

    The Archives is honored to once again support the Cleveland International Film Festival by becoming Community Partners for 2017.  This year’s film, chosen by the Artists Archives, is 24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters directed by Kevin Burke.   The film will be played Thursday, March 30th ...

    April 9 @ 4:50 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Cleveland International Film Festival Community Partnership

    The Archives is honored to once again support the Cleveland International Film Festival by becoming Community Partners for 2017.  This year’s film, chosen by the Artists Archives, is 24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters directed by Kevin Burke.   The film will be played Thursday, March 30th ...

    April 7 @ 9:50 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Cleveland International Film Festival Community Partnership

    The Archives is honored to once again support the Cleveland International Film Festival by becoming Community Partners for 2017.  This year’s film, chosen by the Artists Archives, is 24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters directed by Kevin Burke.   The film will be played Thursday, Mar...

    March 30 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Women of the Western Reserve Artists’ Reception

    The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is proud to present its exhibition The Women of the Western Reserve, featuring the work of Archived Artists Ruth Bercaw, Lee Heinen, Phyllis Seltzer & Member Artist Marti Higgins.   In honor of Women’s History Month, an Artists’ Reception ...

    March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Business of Art for Artists with Mary Urbas – Week 2

    NEW for 2017!  ART BITES-  Nutrition for the Creative Mind.  A series of three ongoing programs (Professional Practices, Collecting Art Talks and Artist Studio Tours) that offer information for artists and like-minded individuals.   As part of our new 2017 ART BITES series of Professional Pr...

    March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Trees, Trees, Trees!

    Lee Heinen - Red Trees

    The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is proud to present its satellite show, Trees, Trees, Trees! which will be held at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens beginning on February 11th. The exhibition is a delightful sampling of pieces from the Archives’ permanent collection and loaned work from ...

    February 11 @ 11:00 am - March 11 @ 5:00 pm
  • A Curve of Color: Art and Fashion of Samuel Butnik and Bonnie Cashin

    Samuel Butnik - Circle Forms Phase B and Phase B2

    The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve in collaboration with American Greetings and the Western Reserve Historical Society is proud to present the exhibition A Curve of Color:  Art and Fashion, of Samuel Butnik and Bonnie Cashin, to be held at American Greeting’s Gallery W from January 5th ...

    January 5 @ 5:00 pm - February 23 @ 5:00 pm
  • Collecting African American Art with David Lusenhop

      As part of The Electrostatic Man: The Art of Miller Horns exhibition and Black History Month, AAWR will host a Collecting Art Talk: Collecting African American Art with David Lusenhop on Saturday, February 18th, 2017. 1:00-3:00pm at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve. The Collecting ...

    February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Business of Art for Artists with Mary Urbas – Week 1

    NEW for 2017!  ART BITES-  Nutrition for the Creative Mind.  A series of three ongoing programs (Professional Practices, Collecting Art Talks and Artist Studio Tours) that offer information for artists and like-minded individuals.   As part of our new 2017 ART BITES series of Professional Pr...

    February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Archives are Closed

    December 22, 2016 - January 4, 2017
  • Holiday Treats

    candy canes

    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 16″ x 24″ inches) and AVAILABLE FOR SALE for your Holiday shopping! All pieces will have bite-size prices as well- under $500....

    December 1, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - December 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
  • Get to Know the Archives!

    Archives Tour, Get to Know the Archives 2015

    Annual Holiday Party for Artists Archives Members!  Our way of saying “Thank You” for being part of our creative community.  Come join us for refreshments, cheer and a very special behind-the-scenes tour of the Artists Archives.  The event also marks the opening of our festive Holiday...

    December 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Holiday Treats Opening Reception

    candy canes

    Opening Reception during Annual Holiday Party

    December 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Studio Tour of Founding Artist David E. Davis’ Studio

    David Davis - Bridge to Knowledge Study

    As part of our 20th Anniversary Founder’s Exhibition, the Artists Archives in partnership with the Davis Sculpture Foundation is hosting private tours of AAWR & Sculpture Center Founder David E. Davis’ studio on Saturday, December 3rd. 1:00-2:30pm. One of the region’s most celebrated artis...

    December 3, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Oral Histories Project Premiere

    AAWR Oral Histories Project premier

    As part of the 20th Anniversary Founder’s Exhibition, we will be premiering our Oral Histories Documentary Film Project which consists of short documentaries created by Akron independent film maker Ted Sikora and noted Cleveland photographer Chuck Mintz.  These histories, each running approximate...

    November 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Studio Tour with Archived Artist William Martin Jean

    William Martin Jean - Turnstile II

    As part of our 20th Anniversary Founder’s Exhibition, the Artists Archives is hosting private studio tours of Founder David E. Davis’ studio and a selection of the other early supporting artists. The series continues with an intimate look at William Martin Jean’s studio in the Tower Press Buil...

    October 29, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Professional Practices Series – Art Criticism for Artists with Dottie Shinn

    Art Criticism for Artists with Dottie Shinn

    As part of its Professional Practices Series, The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is proud to host a presentation by Dottie Shinn, the Akron Beacon Journal’s long-time art critic on Saturday, October 22nd from 1:00-3:00pm. Dottie will share her fascinating experiences working as a prof...

    October 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Progressive Art Collection Tour

    Felice Varini - Twelve Disks Over Sixteen Hallowed Halves and Four Quarters

    The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is proud to host a private tour of the Progressive Art Collection to be held on Friday, October 14th from 2:00-4:00pm. The tour is to take place at Progressive Headquarters (Campus I) located in Mayfield Village and will present viewers with a rare opportu...

    October 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Studio Tour with Archived Artist Pat Parker

    Pat Zinsmeister Parker

    As part of our 20th Anniversary Founder’s Exhibition, the Artists Archives is hosting private studio tours of Founder David E. Davis’ studio and a selection of the other early supporting artists.  The series begins with an intimate look at Pat Zinsmeister Parker’s studio adjacent to her priva...

    October 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • NEWNOW™

    NEWNOW(tm) 2016 poster

    Beginning on September 6th, the NEWNOW™ 2016 will be on view at Cuyahoga Community College’s East Gallery. This regional juried exhibition features the work of 55 artists in a variety of media representing the “Best of the Western Reserve.” Conceived of in 2014, this year’s NEWNOW™ compe...

    September 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - October 6, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
  • Nature as Muse

    Nature as Muse

    The satellite exhibition, Nature as Muse, will be held at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens beginning on September 3rd.  A delightful sampling of loaned work from select Archived Artists and pieces from the Archives permanent collection, the Nature as Muse show features images with themes of plants a...

    September 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - September 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
  • The Woman Behind the Artist – The Many Lives of Erika Bourguignon

    Bourguignon - Woman In The Blue Dress

    The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is proud to announce its program: The Woman Behind the Artist – The Many Lives of Erika Bourguignon a presentation by Irene Shaland. An internationally-published art and travel writer Irene Shaland invites you to voyage through time and space to unco...

    August 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Beachwood Community Center – Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

    The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is proud to announce the arrival of its signature Art Interprets Alzheimer’s exhibition at the Beachwood Community Center. The public is invited to attend the free art exhibition and the opening reception which will be on Sunday, June 26, 2016 fro...

    June 22, 2016 @ 11:00 am - July 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
  • Out of the Archives

    Eterovich - Venus De Mall

    Running in conjunction with the Art Interprets Alzheimer’s exhibition at the Beachwood Community Center, Out of the Archives features the work from the permanent AAWR collection of Archived Artists.  Urban landscapes by Anthony Eterovich and Moses Pearl, and portraiture in a variety of medium...

    June 22, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
  • Beachwood Community Center – Art Interprets Alzheimer’s Panel Discussion

    Held in conjunction with the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve signature Art Interprets Alzheimer’s Exhibition, this fascinating event features three prominent and diverse speakers all of which have unique relationship to Alzheimer’s and its effects. FREE and open to the public. GA...

    June 28, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Ceramics in Action

    Ceramics in Action with Julie Hanus

    CERAMICS IN ACTION with Julie Hanus, Senior Editor of American Craft Magazine Join us Saturday, June 4th from 2-4pm at the Beachwood Branch Library for a conversation about ceramic artists who are leading the way – combining their studio practice with social, environmental, and political action. R...

    June 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • No Art Left Behind

    No Art Left Behind

    Tickets are on sale now for the AAWR's big fund raiser event! Sunday, May 15th, 4:00 - 7:00pm A $300 ticket includes entrance for two and one lottery ticket. Throughout the evening, tickets are drawn randomly and the ticket holder chooses a piece of original art to keep as their very own! Every tick...

    May 15, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Anthony Eterovich Pop-Up Show

    Eterovich Pop-up Show

    April 22, 2016 @ 11:00 am - May 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
  • AAWR Annual Members Meeting

    Herb Ascherman

    Please join us after our Annual Meeting as we honor Board President Herb Ascherman Jr. for his years of contributions to the Artists Archives   AAWR Annual members meeting Friday May 6, 5:30 – 7:00 pm Party for Herb. 7:00 – 8:00pm

    May 6, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Andrew Reach Studio Tour

    Andrew Reach

    Our last week of our Studio Tour series gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the artistic processes of the artists exhibiting in the Artist Archives’ show “Reinvention”. Reinvention documents the stories of five artists who reinvented themselves and their work in order to overcome limitatio...

    April 30, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Oral History Project with Filmmaker Ted Sikora

    Ted Sikora

    With support from a grant through CAC, the Artists Archives has commissioned Independent filmmaker, Ted Sikora to create documentaries featuring some of our archived artists. Join us for a sneak peek at the Archives’ Oral History Project and Ted’s short documentary on Cleveland artist, A...

    April 27, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Kim Bissett Studio Tour

    Kim Bissett -

    Nerve damage made it impossible for Kim Bissett to continue with her work in bronze and cast stone. She began constructing drawings instead where she applied what she knew of three dimensional space to her new, two dimensional medium. She states, “I learned how to compress space, set perimeters, u...

    April 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Ruth Bercaw Studio Tour

    Ruth Bercaw

    Week two of our Studio Tours program gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the artistic processes of the artists exhibiting in the Artist Archives’ show “Reinvention”. Reinvention documents the stories of five artists who reinvented themselves and their work in order to overcome limitations ...

    April 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Terry Klausman Studio Tour

    Terry Klausman

    Saturday, April 9th kicks off our Studio Tour series as we get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the artistic processes of the artists exhibiting in the Artist Archives’ show “Reinvention”. Reinvention documents the stories of five artists who reinvented themselves and their work in order to over...

    April 9, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • AAWR is proud to become Community Partners with CIFF 40! Please join us in screening our partner film “Dough”

    CIFF recaps, “Nat is a Jewish baker desperately trying to save his family business. All his customers are moving or dying, and a ruthless developer wants to buy him out. Ayyash is a young Muslim immigrant trying to remove himself and his mother from poverty. He is looking for a cover job—somethi...

    March 31, 2016 @ 6:25 pm - April 1, 2016 @ 11:35 am
  • Jennie Jones

    Jennie Jones - Hoson Gallery at Judson Park

    An exhibition of Jennie Jones, one of our Archived Artists, at Judson Park

    January 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - February 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
  • Legacy Reception for Adele Marihatt

    Legacy reception invitation

    RSVP required – call 216-721-9020

    January 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Estate Planning for Artists

    Jaclyn Vary and Steven Day, from the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, will provided basic information on estate planning and charitable planning to help artists and collectors plan for the future and prepare their legacies. Click here to see the Estate a...

    December 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Collecting International Art with Meg Harris

    The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is proud to present Collecting International Art with Meg Harris of Harris Stanton Gallery. Ms. Harris will lead us through the process of buying International art – where to buy International art, what to buy and issues one might encounter. Her disc...

    October 28, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Marketing and Promotions for the Individual Artist by Josh Usmani

    This talk is to help local, emerging artists and young art professionals in their efforts to promote their news and events to local and regional media outlets. However, the lecture is open to anyone interested in learning more about how to promote their efforts through local media outlets. In this p...

    October 14, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Photo Now 2015

    The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve presents Photo Now formerly known as the Western Reserve Open Photography Competition, at Tri-C Gallery East located at 4250 Richmond Rd, Highland Hills, Ohio 44122.  The opening reception will take place on Tuesday, September 8th from 6 – 8 p.m. Herber...

    September 8, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - October 13, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
  • Collecting Photography with Barbara Tannenbaum

    Join the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve at 1834 East 123rd St. as we continue our Collecting Art series. “Collecting Photography” will be presented by Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography from the Cleveland Museum of Art on Saturday, October 3rd at 1:00pm. Barbara Tannenbaum prese...

    October 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Ames Family Hospice House – Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

    Ames Family Hospice House Westlake, OH

    June 15, 2015 @ 8:00 am - June 23, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
  • Hawken School – Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

    Gates Mills, OH

    March 30, 2015 @ 8:00 am - April 24, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
  • Lake Erie College – Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

    Painesville, OH

    February 12, 2015 @ 8:00 am - March 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
  • The New Now 2014

    The New Now is an exhibition of artists living in the counties of the Western Reserve that surround Cleveland. This is an all media competition juried by Chief Curator of the Akron Art Museum, Janice Driesbach. Driesbach has published and lectured extensively on the art of the 20th century. Out of 1...

    September 9, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - October 23, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
  • Valley Art Center – Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

    Chagrin Falls, OH

    September 12, 2014 @ 8:00 am - October 16, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
  • Jameson Hospital – Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

    Jameson Hospital show

    January 7, 2014 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
  • Society for Contemporary Craft – Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

    Art Interprets Alzheimer's Society Contemporary Crafts show

    May 24, 2013 @ 8:00 am - September 29, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
  • Art Interprets Alzheimer’s Opens at Progressive Insurance

    The Art of Giving: Progressive Insurance Opening Reception November 8, 2012 Noon – 2 p.m. We’re spotlighting the Alzheimer’s Association by featuring a stunning two-person art exhibition called, “Art Interprets Alzheimer’s.”Each year, Corporate Art and the Progressive Insurance Found...

    November 8, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - January 31, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
  • Progressive Insurance – Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

    Art Interprets Alzheimer's Progressive show

    November 8, 2012 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
  • University Hospitals – Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

    Art Interprets Alzheimer's University Hospitals show

    August 30, 2012 @ 8:00 am - November 1, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
  • Alzheimer’s Association Donors Event

    Alzheimer's Association Donors Event gallery

       

    August 15, 2012 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • McConnell Art Center – Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

    MCConell Art Center show

    May 17, 2012 @ 8:00 am - July 8, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
  • AAWR – Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

    AAWR Art Interprets Alzheimer's show 2012

    March 30, 2012 @ 8:00 am - April 28, 2012 @ 5:00 pm