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NewNow 2022

September 15, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - October 28, 2022 @ 3:30 pm

  • Barbara Eady, Black Lives Matter, Fiber Art: Quilting, 48 x 48”
    Barbara Eady, Black Lives Matter, Fiber Art: Quilting, 48 x 48”


Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Thursday September 15, from 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Exhibition Location: Gallery East | Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus | Education Center (EEC) 134 | 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills, OH 44122

Exhibition Parking: Free parking in Lots B and H. Use Harvard Road entrance

Tri-C Gallery East Hours: Open Monday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


About the Exhibition:

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) in partnership with Cuyahoga Community College is proud to present the NewNow 2022, Northeast Ohio’s premier biannual competitive art exhibition juried by famed artist, art historian, and writer Dr. Amalia K. Amaki from Atlanta, Georgia.

Featuring the creations of 68 regional artists, the NewNow, takes the pulse of the current artistic climate, and reflects the experience of living in Northeast Ohio during this pivotal moment in history.


As juror Dr. Amaki, former instructor at Spelman and Morehouse Colleges explains, “The seventy-three works in this regional invitational address numerous aspects of the systems, trends, events, sensibilities, and other overriding factors which contribute to the definition of today’s society… From the mundane beauty of uneventful nature scenes… and true to life portrayals of people and places, to implications of the power and prevalence of spiritual beliefs, mythological allegories, and alternative realities, the artists bring attention to diverse subjects significant to contemporary times.”


This year’s exhibition includes an exciting mix of both established and emerging artists, allowing visitors to view the regional arts community through the fresh perspective of an out-of-town juror. Ranging from paintings to textiles and video installations, “the art in the NewNow 2022 reaches across many borders.” As Amaki describes, “some artists address topics with candid, blunt, and bold approaches, while others adopt more subtle, minimal, or quiet modes of presentation… Still others appear to use their imagery to raise universal questions: “What’s going on?  How did we get here?  What do we do about it?  And, what happens next?” Either way the exhibition offers food for thought, different views of the world, and the opportunity to gain insight into the interests and curiosities of Northeast Ohio.”


An Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday September 15, from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. At that time, the winners of 4 Juror’s Awards will be announced, and $1750 in cash prizes will be presented, including a People’s Choice Award, which will be chosen by popular vote during the reception.


About Our Judge:

Amalia Amaki

Amalia Amaki

Amalia K. Amaki is an artist, art historian, curator, and writer. She received a BA in Journalism from Georgia State University, BA in Photography from the University of New Mexico, and MA and Ph.D. in Modern American Art and Culture from Emory University’s Institute of Liberal Arts where she was a Foreign Study Fellow in France.  Dr. Amaki has taught at Spelman and Morehouse Colleges, University of North Georgia, University of Delaware and University of Alabama. She also taught photography at Student Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence, Italy. Her publications include: A Century of African American Art: The Paul R. Jones Collection; Hale Woodruff, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, and the Academy; two books on Tuscaloosa, AL, and a book on Tuskegee, AL.  Her more than thirty solo shows include a retrospective at the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, DC and the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.  She was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in photography, artist grants from the Georgia Council for the Arts, Fulton County Arts Council and the City of Atlanta, and won art commissions from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Valdosta State University, the 1996 Olympics, several public agencies and private corporations and The High Museum of Art’s Creative Hearts Youth Art Community Quilt Project.  Dr. Amaki has curated numerous exhibitions, primarily as curator of the Paul R. Jones Art Collection.  She has published five books and written several catalog essays, articles and art related blogs.


2022 NewNow Award Winners

Best in Show ($750): John A. Sargent III, THE QUESTION
1st Runner Up ($500): Barbara Eady, Black Lives Matter
2nd Runner Up ($200): Margaret Heydorn, Remembrance of 911
Juror’s Choice ($200): Gwen Waight, The Grind
People’s Choice ($100): Ellen Howard, Good Knight’s Rest


All Exhibiting Artists:

Nancy Dinger Aikins Refreshing Change
Nancy Dinger Aikins Thankful and Alone
Sawsan Alhaddad First Snow
Shannon Basalla Mule Ears, Big Bend National Park
Cherie Bauer Remember US
Karen Beckwith Pink Plastic Bag
Diana Bjel Sgraffito Figure
Luanne Bole-Becker End Times
Luanne Bole-Becker Worlds of Our Own Making
Debra Bream Before the Parade
Cynthia Brewster Joy
Denise Buckley They 5
Stephen Calhoun Fraternal Twins
Ryn Clarke Deform Unto Thyself
Donna Coleman The Canal
Palli Davene Davis Holubar LONG WEIGHTS
Lori Diemer Once Upon a Time
Sharon Dundee RETRO
Barbara Eady Black Lives Matter
Julianne Edberg Black Egg with Specks
Meryl Engler I Thought I was Supporting You #4
Boni Suzanne Gelfand INFINITY…
Cassie Harner Moodiv8
Cassie Harner Wonderlanding
Cassie Harner The Gay Agenda: Lesbian Welcome Video
Ben Hauser Sunlight, Starlight: The Position of an Electron Cannot be Precisely Determined
Jane Herbst Bee Hive — or at least try to
Bob Herbst Forgotten Locomotive
Timothy Herron Floyd
Margaret Heydorn Remembrance of 9/11
Susan Hood Covid in Aries
Zackary Hoon Motif No. 1
Ellen Howard Good Knight’s Rest
Linda Hutchinson The Yellow Sofa
William Jean circleset
Myrya Johnson Disappearing 9
Maria Kaiser Hudson River Sunset
Tricia Kaman Wedding Gown
Jennifer Kelly-Masloski Untitled
Lisa Kenion Vulture Goddess
George Kocar The Demise
Mona Kolesar Pirouette
Suzan Kraus As Within; So Without
Jennifer Leach Pandemia Quilt, Uncontained Spread
charlotte lees Bent Wood Series 4
Nancy Lick Brother and Sister
Violet Maimbourg Flesh Vinyl
John Martin Thinking About Kandinsky
Steven Mastroianni Scapular Series #2
Janet Mikolajczyk Billie Holiday
Clare Murray Adams Silver Spoon Secrets
Susan Onysko Ethereal
William Pappas Jules Shipped
Robert Pierson Raft of the Medusa
Melanie Plummer Abundance Wreath
Melanie Plummer The Long Goodbye… Portrait of My Father Albert
Edward Raffel Colander Star
John Saile Salvation Calling
Terrence Salvi White Dog
Lisa Schonberg Lost in the Woods 1,2,3
Jerold Smith A little blue dress for Sue
Erin Sneed A Mother’s Love
Susan Squires sacred land/ a river runs through it
Jack St. John You Are Here
Charles Szabla Gordon Park-Danger
Barney Taxel Lou’s Tavern, Little italy April 10, 2022
Mary K. Thomas Jazzin n the 50’s
Sarah Treanor Sanctuary
Eric Tuck-Macalla No Pedestrians, Bicycles, or Horses Permitted on the Freeway
Gwen Waight the grind
Al Wasco Cross
Will Wilson Friends I’ve Made



September 15, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
October 28, 2022 @ 3:30 pm
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4250 Richmond Rd
Highland Hills, OH 44122 United States
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