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Foundations at the Cleveland Convention Center

November 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - February 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

  • Phyllis Seltzer, Court House 2 (1st State), 2002, Heat transfer print on paper

Location of Exhibition: Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland Art Gallery, 1 St. Clair Avenue NE,
C2 Concourse Level
Dates: November 7 – February 7, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7, 5:30 – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m


You are invited to the Foundations Opening Reception on Thursday, November 7 from 5:30-8 p.m. The event will include brief remarks, hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, and a celebratory champagne toast to officially open the exhibit. Free and open to the public!


Complimentary parking is available (for the reception only!)  in the Huntington Self-Park Garage, with entrances off West Third Street and Lakeside Avenue. Please take a parking ticket upon entering the Garage and park in any of the non-reserved spaces. A parking voucher will be provided at the Reception. Guests who utilize the Huntington Self-Park Garage can access the Convention Center Gallery by simply walking through the Underground Garage Connector to the Hilton Cleveland Downtown and Huntington Convention Center.


Guests who are not using the free self-parking option can enter the facility either through the Global Center for Health Innovation (1 St. Clair Avenue NE) or Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland main entrance (300 Lakeside Avenue). Guests using either of these entrances will take the escalators/elevators down one floor to the C2 Concourse level.


After the reception, the gallery will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and there is no admission charge.



This November, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is pleased to partner with the Cleveland Convention Center to present Foundations, a satellite exhibition featuring the work of founder David E. Davis and the Archives first 8 supporting artists.


Foundations will showcase the accomplishments of David E. Davis, Shirley Aley Campbell, William Martin Jean, David Haberman, Robert Jergens, Randall Tiedman, Phyllis Seltzer, Phyllis Sloane and Patricia Zinsmeister Parker. When establishing the Archives in 1996, their goal was to create a ‘living” archive where visual art, along with oral histories, and other documentation of artists’ lives would be made available to the public through ongoing exhibitions and programs. This unique archival facility and regional museum now houses the work of 82 Archived Artists and has over 10,000 pieces in its collection.


Each of the 9 featured artists has contributed greatly to the creative community via their accomplishments, and several are octogenarians who continue to produce and exhibit important work. Over 30 paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces highlights their individualism and unique voices. As a group they are held together by the strength and quality of their work rather than a shared conceptual vision to form an exciting view of Northeast Ohio’s visual heritage.


Foundations is the third exhibition presented by the Convention Art Gallery. The Huntington Convention Center is pleased to continue spotlighting the talent of NE Ohio’s regional artists by inviting the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) as a guest exhibitor for the 2019 fall and winter season. The mission of the Cleveland Convention Art Gallery matches closely with that of the Archives to promote North east Ohio’s irreplaceable artistic culture.


“As a Cuyahoga County-owned facility, the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland belongs to the people and our mission in creating an art gallery is to honor the broad diversity, history, and significant momentum and growth in our community,” said Dave Johnson, Director of Public Relations and Marketing for the Huntington Convention Center. “Our goal with the Cleveland Convention Gallery is to create a memorable destination by presenting thoughtfully crafted experiences that support education and the commerce of art in the City of Cleveland and throughout Northeast Ohio.”




November 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
February 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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Huntington Convention Center
1 St. Clair Avenue NE
Cleveland, OH United States
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