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2023 Annual Members Exhibition

March 23, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - May 5, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

panoramic view of a gallery full of beautiful artwork

2023 Annual Members Exhibition

Congratulations to the winners of our 2023 People’s Choice Awards!

We look forward to all the great entries next year!

Cheryl Glubish Brickman

Lisa Kenion

Thomas Hudson

Leslie Edwawrds Humez

Jim Soppelsa


About the Show:

This March, join the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) in welcoming the return of its Annual Members Exhibition, a show which celebrates the breadth and depth of Northeast Ohio’s artistic talent.


In addition to the 97 artists archived in the museum’s permanent collection, the Artists Archives is comprised of hundreds of member artists who form the backbone of the organization. This yearly exhibition accepts one piece from each active member in any medium including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, assemblage, digital art, fine jewelry and textile. Now in its 9th year, the show’s popularity requires that entries are limited to 24 inches in any direction.


Hung in a vibrant salon style, each piece provides a glimpse into the inner lives of their creators, neatly compiled within the two-foot squared limitation. Viewed as a collective, the diminutive works become a mosaic – a whole greater than the sum of its parts which captures the experience of living in our region through the eyes – and hands – of over 100 artists. Visitors may nominate their favorite work for a People’s Choice Award until the end of the exhibition, when the four artists with the most votes will receive awards and cash prizes.


The 2023 Annual Members Exhibition is exclusively open to artists with active AAWR memberships. To become a member and to take advantage of this unique exhibition opportunity, please call our offices at 216-721-9020 or visit artistsarchives.org for more details.


The show will be celebrated with an in-person opening reception on Thursday March 23rd 5:30 – 8:00pm. A Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 5th, 7:00 – 8:00pm following the Annual Meeting, at which time, the winners of the People’s Choice Awards will be announced. No registration necessary.


Exhibition Programming:

To accompany the exhibition, the Archives will host a discussion about A.I. Art with Jamal Collins and Alfred Cowger on Saturday April 22, 2:00 – 3:00pm.  Join us for a fascinating conversation which not only explores how artificial intelligence is being used to produce artwork, but also investigates A.I.’s impact on notions of originality and ownership. In-person in the AAWR gallery. Registration link coming soon!


On Saturday April 15th & Sunday April 16th, the Archives is also proud to host the traveling “Fab Cab” makers space! Created and operated by the Campana Center of Ideation and Invention of Lorain County Community College, the Fab Cab is a portable, mini artists’ lab packed with a 3D printer, laser and vinyl cutters, ShopBot and more. For two days, the Cab will be parked in the Archives main gallery where trained instructors will show attendees the ropes of a variety of creative technologies. Limited time slots available. Registration link coming soon!


Need special accommodations? We’re happy to help! Email info@artistsarchives.org to plan your visit or call 216-721-9020 for assistance. We’re looking forward to seeing you!


Call for Entry & Exhibition Schedule: 

3/14/2023 – The Call for Entry for the 2023 Members Exhibition has now concluded. Thank you to all of our wonderful members who dropped off work! Want to plan ahead for next year? Take a look at the submission requirements below. 


  • Each current member of the Artists Archives may submit one piece under 24″ (including frame)
  • Exhibiting artists must be current members of the Artists Archives through June 1st, 2023.
  • To check your membership status or to renew, call 216-721-9020 or renew your membership online.
  • Not a member yet? Become a member online or call 216-721-9020 to speak to our staff!

Exhibition Schedule: 

  • Drop-Off Dates:
    • Monday March 6, 8:00am – 2:00pm
    • Tuesday March 7 – Friday, March 10, 10:00am – 4:00pm
    • Saturday March 11, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
    • By appointment with Director Mindy Tousley, 216-721-9020 mindy@artistsarchives.org
  • Show Dates: March 23 – May 5, 2023
    • Opening Reception: Thursday March 23, 5:30 – 8:00pm
    • Annual Members Meeting: Friday May 5, 5:00 – 6:30pm. All current members are welcome to attend!
    • Closing Reception & Awards Ceremony:Friday May 5, 7:00 – 8:00pm. Open to the public, directly following the Annual Meeting. Exhibiting artists may pick up their work following the reception.
  • PickUp Dates (Updated 5/10/2023)
    • Friday May 5, following the Closing Reception & Awards Ceremony at 8:00pm
    • Saturday May 6, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
    • Tuesday May 9 – Wednesday, May 10, 10:00am – 4:00pm
    • Friday, May 12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
    • By appointment with Director Mindy Tousley, 216-721-9020 mindy@artistsarchives.org

Work Requirements:

  • One piece will be accepted from each AAWR member in good standing
  • All work will be hung salon-style
  • Size will be restricted to 24” maximum in any direction (including frame)
  • All media accepted. 3-D work welcome. 2-D work must be delivered ready to hang
  • All work must be original, yours & previously unshown at the AAWR
  • No giclée or other reproductions of works made originally in other mediums
  • There is no date restriction on submitted work. It can be one from the vaults!


Loan Agreement: Artists will be required to fill out a loan agreement upon drop off of work. Want to fill it out ahead of time? Download loan agreement here.


March 23, 2023 @ 5:30 pm
May 5, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
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Cleveland, 44106-1910 United States
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