Openings, shows, Workshops, job postings, equipment, & anything else that might involve the northern
Ohio clay community.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

9.22-25

9.22
Lakeland Community College 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094, 440.525.7029 “Dreams & Visions: Surrealism and Fantasy Art.”  Opening 7-9pm.  Featuring work by NOC’s own Billy Ritter.

9.23
Anders Ruhwald at CIA for lunch time lecture.  Click here for more information:  http://www.cia.edu/events/2016/09/lunch-on-fridays-anders-ruhwald

Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900  www.zygotepress.com  “Artist in Residence Darius Steward.”  Opening 6-8pm.  
 9.23-25

The Ingenuity Festival.” It will take place in the mostly empty Osborne Industrial Complex on Hamilton at E. 54th, where the F*Sho handcrafted furniture show took place a few weeks ago. It’s announced that its theme is “Awakenings.”  Also note, the festival is charging admission for the first time this year, a not-very-steep $5.   For more info go to: http://coolcleveland.com/2016/09/in-year-12-the-ingenuity-festival-tries-something-new/

9.24-25
Michiana Pottery Tour.  For more info please go to: http://www.michianapotterytour.com/

10.22
Next NOC Event!
Didem Mert Presentation and Workshop
Saturday October 22nd,  3-6pm.  
Potluck to follow, please bring something tasty!
Please arrive between 2:30-2:45 so we can start at 3 pm!
Generously Hosted at AK Studios 604 North Rocky River Drive, Berea, OH 44017

Please RSVP so we have an idea of how many people will be attending, thanks.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

9.8

9.8
Kent State University Art Gallery, 325 Terrace Drive, Kent.  330.672.2760  “Dexter Davis Retrospective - A Portrait.”  Opening 5-8pm.  (Image Above)

9.9
5401 Hamilton Ave., Cleveland “F*Sho.”  Open 5-10pm.  

2731 Prospect, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071  “Andrea Joki:  Flickering Sky and Pipo Nguyen-duy: AnOther Expedition.”  Opening Reception 6-9pm.  

Valley Arts Center, 155 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls, OH  “En Plein Air Art Exhibit.”  Opening 6-8pm.

Walkabout Tremont.

9.10
Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900  www.zygotepress.com  “Dresden Exchange Foreign Affairs Exhibition.”  Opening 1-3 pm Artist Talk 2 pm. 

Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, 216.421.7350, www.clevelandart.org  “The Ecstasy of St. Kara, Kara Walker-New Work.”  On display beginning today.

9.11
Berea Arts Fest. Downtown Berea.  Featuring work by NOC’s own Bettee Drake.  Open 10-5pm.  

9.15
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St. Cleveland, 216.721.9020 www.artistsarchives.org  “Herb Ascherman:  First Responders, As We See Them, As We Are.”  Opening 5:30-8pm.  

Upcoming Workshop at Ohio Ceramics Supply!
“2nd Annual Ohio Ceramics Supply Open House.”  September 16th and 17th.  Featured Artists Tom Bartel and Didem Mert.  9am – 4 pm.  

Show Opportunity!
All Ohio Contemporary Ceramics Competition and Show October 7-9, 2016

 With the support of the Ohio Arts Council, the Yan Sun Art Museum and sponsors along Ohio’s Appalachian Winding Road, the Appalachian Hills of Ohio Territory invites all Ohio ceramists ( includes anyone who was born in, lived in, worked in, attended school in or is submitting an Ohio- themed work to this competition ) to enter one piece only in the inauguration of a new biennial competition with a $2500.00 first prize, $1000.00 second prize, $500 third prize, and two $250.00 honorable mention awards. In addition, a $500 prize will be awarded to the piece voted most popular.  Entries must be created in 2015 or 2016. They may be functional or sculptural and fit upon a 20” by 20” pedestal top or hang on a wall. All works are to be delivered in person from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. on Friday, October 7th, to the Yan Sun Art Museum at 604 Main Street in Zanesville. All artists are invited to attend the First Friday Art Walk from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. that evening in in the District. To compete in the Show, please register by September 15th at register@ahoot.org. An entry fee of $15 is due with delivery of the work on October 7th for those registering by August 7th and an entry fee of $25 for later registration.  The judge is Christine Golden of Flagstaff, Arizona, winner of the first Zanesville Prize ($20,000).  All works will be offered for sale on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday with 30% of each sale to be retained as commission. Purchasers of works and ceramists may choose to take their unsold work with them any time after the free artist reception and awards ceremony at 6:00 P.M. on Saturday at Weasel  Boy Brewery until the close of Show at 5 P.M. on Sunday. The All Ohio Show will be presented this year and each even numbered year beyond this year. The international Zanesville Prize will be presented in 2017 and the ensuing odd numbered years.  The All Ohio Contemporary Ceramics Competition & Show is dedicated this inaugural year to celebrate 50 years of public funding for the arts through the Ohio Arts Council.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

9.1 + 2



Firstly, Thank you to Stephanie Miller-Davis for hosting a great event Tuesday evening!

9.1
Canton Museum of Art, 1001 Market Ave., N  Canton, Oh 330.453.7666.  www.cantonart.org  “Three Voices:  Conversations on Life and Conflict.  New Work by Judith Brandon (Image Above), Carol Snyder and Leslie Shiels.”  Opening 6-8pm. 

Cleveland Institute of Art, 11610 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 800.223.4700, www.cia.edu  “Faculty Show.” Opening 6:30-8:30PM.  With the Cleveland Institute of Art one of the top art schools in the country, its annual faculty exhibition lets people see one of the reasons why it is. It features work by teachers from the school’s various departments, as they get to demonstrate their expertise in practice and not just in theory.  Featuring work by NOC’s own Seth Nagelberg.

9.2
Heights Art Gallery, 2175 Lee Road  Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457 www.heightsarts.org  “Herbert Ascherman Jr.  – 40 Years.”  Opening 6-9pm. For more than four decades, Herbert Ascherman Jr. has been a fixture in the photographic landscape of Cleveland. While best known for his portrait studio, Ascherman has also pursued other threads throughout his career: landscapes, nudes, and street photography—as well as portraiture. 

Harris-Stanton Gallery 1370 W. 9th Street, Cleveland  “Concepts, Toys and Collage: New Works by Mindy Tousley and Lisa Kenion.”   Opening 6-8:30. Both artists are long time Cleveland area artists and have been artistic peers and friends for years. The exhibition will feature new collage works and rarely seen “toys” by Mindy Tousley as well as new works by Lisa Kenion in bronze as well as a brand new body of two dimensional works.

Waterloo Arts, 15605 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 216.692.9500 artscollinwood.org  “Walk all over Waterloo.”  6-9pm.  

Six Shooter Coffee in Brick. Brick Ceramic + Design, 420 East 161st. Street Cleve. www.brickceramics.com  “Oasis- New Work by Michelle Janosky.”  Opening 6-10pm. The show will feature Michelle's signature fountains that are both functional and sculptural.

Maria Neil Art Project, 15813 Waterloo Rd. Cleveland, www.marianeilartproject.org, 216.481.7722  “Eric Rippert.”  Opening 6-9pm.  
Satellite Gallery 422 East 156th Street, Cleveland.  “Espectral Remnants.”  Opening 6-9pm.

Article Gallery 15316 Waterloo Rd., Cleve  “ALT POP.”   Opening 6-10PM.  Rachel Latina’s figurative painter/illustrator’s works are vivid, colorful and approachable but there’s a lot more going on there than what you see on the surface. She says she’s exploring femininity in the contest of culture, and she does so with a light enough hand that viewers can just enjoy the image as image or bring their own references to bear to decipher other messages in what she paints.  

9.6
Tri-C Gallery East, 4250 Richmond Rd., Highland Hills, OH  “The New Now.”  Opening 6-8:30pm. Since 2014, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve has sponsored its annual juried exhibition NEWNOW, which shines the spotlight on artists from northeast Ohio. This year, 55 artists were chosen to show 73 pieces of work, chosen from more than 450 submitted. Michael J. Beam, curator of exhibitions & collections at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, served as juror

9.16+17
Upcoming Workshop at Ohio Ceramics Supply!
“2nd Annual Ohio Ceramics Supply Open House.”  September 16th and 17th.  Featured Artists Tom Bartel and Didem Mert.  9am – 4 pm.  

Show Opportunity!

Shimpo is having a Juried Teabowl show!  If your teabowl is selected by our juror Kazu Oba, your teabowl will be on display at  NCECA in Portland, OR in 2017 in our booth!  This is free to apply to, up to 3 images, deadline 12/2/16.
Please follow a link to our website for more information and how to apply!
http://www.shimpoceramics.com/teabowl-entries.html

Thursday, August 25, 2016

8.25 + 26


8.25

Special Notice!!!!

Tonight’s NOC event has been rescheduled to Tuesday August 30th from 7-9pm due to the chance of rain.   If you had a schedule conflict and are now able to make it Tuesday please RSVP to Stephanie.  
Stephanie Miller-Davis is hosting a Studio Visit and Potluck at her home studio.  Address: 28450 Emery Road, Orange Village, OH Please bring a dish to share and we will have a fun evening of hanging out!  Please RSVP to Stephanie at smillerdavis@yahoo.com  so we have an idea of how many are attending.  Additional parking at Temple Emanu El across the street.  Hope to see you then!

8.26

Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314 www.spacesgallery.org “Hidden Assembly, Public Displays of Data, and Moving Anthropologies.”  Opening 6-9PM.  The time to see shows at the old SPACES Gallery on Superior Viaduct is growing short, as the build-out has started on the new gallery over on Detroit Road next to the Bop Stop.  So hurry out to see the three new projects which open with a reception tonight. Los Angeles-based artist Tim Schwartz will debut a new piece looking at how our digital devices meld with our identities. Portland, Oregon’s Yaelle S. Amir has curated Hidden Assembly, looking at what has happened to labor in the digital age. AndMoving Anthropologies features video by three Portuguese artists.
The opening reception is free and open to all. Afterward, everyone’s invited to head over to the Duck Island Club for an afterparty with the artist. 10% of the alcohol sales will be donated to SPACES.


Kilns for sale!  CIA is selling some used kilns.

https://my.cia.edu/ICS/Business_Affairs/CIA_Store/Equipment_Used/

Kiln: Axner SK2831E kiln
$ 300.00
Axner SK2831E kiln
208volt, 72amp, 1phase with Bartlett Controller
Cord and shelves not included.

Kiln: Olympic Oval 3027T kiln
$ 300.00
Olympic oval 3027T
208volt, 36amp, 1phase
New elements installed in 2012 and in great shape
Bricks in kiln and lid are in great condition
May need a look at wiring between sections.

All purchases must be made and picked up by Friday August 26. CIA will not ship equipment.  Buyer assumes all responsibility on picking up the item.  All Items are sold AS-IS and with no implied warranty from CIA.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

8.12

8.12

Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, 216.361.9255, www.morganconservatory.org  “Confluence:  Twelve Collaborations.” Opening 6:30 – 8:30 pm.   The Morgan is pleased to host this group exhibition of well-known American paper artists who have partnered with printmakers, calligraphers and surface designers to create collaborative work that ranges from prints to books and everything in between. Not only do these collaborations allow the Morgan to exhibit work from some of the top artists and papermakers in the country, but it allows for unique works to be borne out of combining the creative powers of two such artists.  Exhibition runs through September 16.
Bay Arts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village.  “Mary Ann Sedivy:  Intuitive Variations and Dean Shaffer:  Studies from Direct Observation.”Opening 7-9pm. With intuition as a guide, artist Mary Ann Sedivy explores abstract compositions. This collection of spontaneous fresh paintings have underpinnings of the landscape and elements of structures. Energetic brush work paired with vibrant color accentuate the improvisational nature of these works. Artist Dean Shaffer examines the natural order revealed through the process of studying the connections of visual elements. Shaffer’s paintings represent an attempt to discover and understand better, by means of direct experience of seeing, these connections.

Walkabout Tremont. 5-10pm.  

LOOP Gallery 2180 W. 11th St., Tremont “Graphic artist Nathan Ward _ solo show.”  Opening 6pm-10pm with refreshments and music by DJ YESYES and John Elliott.  The show runs until September 8th.

8.25
 The Next NOC Event Thursday, August 25th.  7-9pm!  

Stephanie Miller-Davis is hosting a Studio Visit and Potluck at her home studio.  Address: 28450 Emery Road, Orange Village, OH Please bring a dish to share and we will have a fun evening of hanging out!  Please RSVP to Stephanie at smillerdavis@yahoo.com  so we have an idea of how many are attending.


Wood Kiln Construction Workshop October 15-29, 2016 at Tabor Cottage, near Butler, Ohio BRUCE DEHNERT This will be a hands-on experience, building a wood-fired kiln and (if possible) firing it for the first time. If you’re interested in kiln construction, wood-firing and work well with others, this workshop is for you. Dehnert has built kilns all over the U.S. and in other countries, including the first soda kiln in China. Since receiving his MFA from Alfred University, He has taught at universities around the world, including Hunter College and Parsons School of Design in New York City, the School of Art in New Zealand, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak on the island of Borneo and UMASS Dartmouth in Massachusetts. He has been published in, among others, Studio Potter , Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, Ceramics Art and Perception and New Zealand Potter. He has received many awards for his work, including three Fletcher Challenge International Awards, the Carnegie Premiere Prize for Works on Paper, and the 2007 New Jersey Artist Fellowship Award. Bruce is currently head of Ceramics at Peters Valley Craft Center in Layton, New Jersey. Tabor is in Ohio’s Amish country. It belongs to the Sisters of the Transfiguration and is home to two members of the Order. Please do plan to bring a half-dozen bisqued pieces to fire in the new kiln (we hope). There will be glazes you can use if you’d like. Workshop Tuition $575 for the workshop, which will last 10 days to two weeks, depending on how quickly the work goes. Participants are invited to stay in our guest house and share family style meals at no additional cost - there will be a bed for each - most rooms will be shared with one or two others, and you will need to tidy up after yourselves. For those who prefer, we are next door to a nice KOA camp. Butler and Loudonville, Ohio are both 6 or 8 miles away. For more information or to enroll contact the Sisters at hilaritas@aol.com

Friday, August 5, 2016

8.5-6


8.5
Waterloo Arts, 15605 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 216.692.9500 artscollinwood.org  “Walk All Over Waterloo.”  5-10pm.

8.6
Lakewood Artsfest.  Intersection of Detroit and Warren Road.  10am-6 pm.  Featuring the work of NOC members, Bette Drake, Yumiko Goto, Elaine Lamb, Andrea Leblond, Ikuko Miklowski, and Mark Yasenchack.

8.25
 The Next NOC Event Thursday, August 25th.  7-9pm! 


Stephanie Miller-Davis is hosting a Studio Visit and Potluck at her home studio.  Address: 28450 Emery Road, Orange Village, OH Please bring a dish to share and we will have a fun evening of hanging out!  Please RSVP to Stephanie at smillerdavis@yahoo.com  so we have an idea of how many are attending.

Friday, July 29, 2016

7.29-31

7.29
Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, Cleveland, 216.401.5981  “Reigning Cats and Dogs.”  Opening 5-9pm. 

7.31
 “Alex Kraft (morning) and Calvin Ma (afternoon).”  Screw Factory 13000 Athens Ave., Lakewood www.screwfactoryartists.com If interested please register ASAP there are a limited number of spots available! https://www.maycocolors.com/index.php/art-educators/visiting-artist-series    Workshop will be held in Gina DeSantis's ceramic studio.  Studio Ste C328, Classroom Ste C323.  Each Workshop costs $25 or $50 for the day!

Alex Kraft's Enriching the Surface: Monoprinting  workshop 9 am – Noon. Alex creates evocative surfaces through her use of brightly colored glazes and decorative techniques that include slip trailing, mishima, image transfer, non-fired techniques and other decorative treatments.  Participants will learn how to create surface designs in reverse on paper. You will transfer these hidden images to clay using a monoprinting technique. Attendees will incorporate the use of simple tarpaper templates to create hand-built forms. And you will leave with a small example that you will have created.

Calvin Ma “Homebody Sculptures.”  workshop 1 pm – 4 pm.  Calvin Ma's work focuses on the narratives of his struggles with social anxiety and also examines the role of toys not only as art, but also as mechanisms to cope with his anxieties. During his workshop, Calvin will be demonstrating his process of constructing one of his Homebody heads involving slip casting, altering and texturing. Focused heavily on applying textures before the firing process, Calvin will present how he achieves different surface treatments using various types of tools. If time allows, Calvin will also demonstrate the underglazing techniques he uses to achieve the wood-like finishes. Utilizing the action figure form in his sculptural work, Calvin explores personal issues and struggles with social anxiety. Calvin taps into a childlike sense of exploration and storytelling through his work.   (Image Above)

8.25
The Next NOC Event!!! Thursday, August 25th.  7-9pm!   Stephanie Miller-Davis is hosting a Studio Visit and Potluck at her home studio.  Address: 28450 Emery Road, Orange Village, OH Please bring a dish to share and we will have a fun evening of hanging out!  Please RSVP to Stephanie at smillerdavis@yahoo.com  so we have an idea of how many are attending.

10.15-29
 Wood Kiln Construction Workshop October 15-29, 2016 at Tabor Cottage, near Butler, Ohio.

Carol Ohl has taken down her old wood kiln and the bricks will be used to build a new kiln!  BRUCE DEHNERT will be leading the kiln construction workshop.  This will be a hands-on experience, building a wood-fired kiln and (if possible) firing it for the first time. If you’re interested in kiln construction, wood-firing and work well with others, this workshop is for you.  Workshop Tuition $575 for the workshop, which will last 10 days to two weeks, depending on how quickly the work goes. Participants are invited to stay in our guesthouse and share family style meals at no additional cost - there will be a bed for each - most rooms will be shared with one or two others. Please do plan to bring a half-dozen bisqued pieces to fire in the new kiln (we hope). There will be glazes you can use if you’d like. For those who prefer, we are next door to a nice KOA camp.   For more information or to enroll contact athilaritas@aol.com