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

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dec. 17th

Friday Dec. 17th

“Last Minute Market” (Image Posted Above) Friday from 6-9 and Saturday From 10-6 Lake Erie Building at Templar Industrial Park
13000 Athens Ave. Lakewood, Ohio 44107. Free admission 9 a.m. -10 a.m. Special Early Bird Admission with a $5 donation to Hunger Network More information

“F*GROUP Holiday Show” December 17th, 2010, 6PM - 10PM Cleveland's Premier Furniture Designer Group The F* Group will be respresented by: Jason Radcliffe of John Arthur of Freddy Hill of Stephen Yusko of Grant Smrekar of Lou Erste of Bob Knauer PJ Doran APOC Geode Gallery 755 Starkweather Cleveland, OH 44113

“Juma Gallery Holiday Open House .” Friday, December 17th from 6pm to 9pm. It will be a festive event with music, refreshments and gift with purchase of $50 or more while supplies last. Hope to see you. Juma Gallery, 2026 Murray Hill Rd. 216-721.3773

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Friday Dec. 10th and 11th!

Friday Events

“Jewel Heart Cleveland Holiday Open House.” Featuring Theresa Yondo, John Gulyas and Maryann Posch. Friday Dec. 10th from 6-9:30. 2670 W. 14th Street in Tremont.

Ohio Knitting Mills has opened a PopUp shop [pictured] in Gordon Square and is hosting an opening part on Fri 12/10 from 5 - 9PM, offering food, drinks, frivolity & wintery woolie fun. Then head to the east side for Star Pop's one year anniversary bash on Sat 12/11 from 6 - 10PM.

Saturday Events

“Annual Holiday Show,” Saturday, December 11, 2010, from 3-7pm at River Gallery, 19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River.

“Bazaar Bizarre,” an arts & craft show w/ a strong DIY ethos on Sat 12/11 and Sun 12/12. 1301 West 78th Street Studios Local Girl Gallery in Lakewood offers a Men's Last Minute Shopping Spree on Sat 12/11, featuring artists offering jewelry, ornaments, art & advice on buying the perfect gift.

A Holiday Art Massacre on Waterloo Not into traditional festive events? Then check out A Holiday Art Massacre on Waterloo, one of the season’s strongest group art exhibits featuring work by Cle’s most innovative and provocative artists: Derek Hess, Dana Depew, Scott Pickering, John Howitt, Dot Schneider, Clay Parker, Greg Ruffing, Adam Dumont, The Sign Guy and John G. The Massacre opens on Sat 12/11 but you can also check out the exhibit on Sun 12/12, Sat 12/18 and Sun 12/19. 16006 Waterloo Road (across from Blue Arrow)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Holiday SHow Extravaganza!!!!

Keep your dollar$ local, Buy art from local artist$ thi$ holiday $ea$on, and here’$ a few place$ to leave it around town…

Friday 12/3

“Terra Vista Studios 11th Annual Holiday Sale” Fri 12/3 @ 11AM – 4PM Sat 12/4 @ noon – 7PM Sun 12/5 @ noon – 4PM Terra Vista Studios 11th Annual Holiday Sale will feature only the classiest, coolest pieces of art and jewelry. This is our 11th Year of hosting the TerraVista Holiday SaleTerra Vista Studios – 1400 E. 30th St.

“Art House Revealed: Benefit Art Auction” 7 – 10PM Join us for Art House Revealed, an anonymous art auction featuring local artists. All works are signed and artists identities revealed at 9 0′clock.. Don’t miss this evening of fun which includes lite food/ dessert, cash bar, and entertainment. Tyler Village, APG Office Furnishings – 3615 Superior Ave., Building 44, 7th Floor, Suite A

“Weekend on Waterloo Holiday Sale” Fri 12/3 – Sun 12/5 Purchase unique and affordable artwork at the “WOW” Holiday Sale @ Arts Collinwood. Featuring artwork from our region’s most talented artists including…Scott Goss, Randall Tiedman, Nikki Mezic, Val Maren, Douglas Max Utter, Amy Casey, …and many more! Open on Fri 12/3 from 3-11PM; Sat 12/4 from 11AM – 11PM; and Sun 12/5 from 11AM – 5PM. Arts Collinwood – 15605 Waterloo Rd – Cle: North Collinwood

“Little Italy Art Walk” Fri 12/3 – Sun 12/5 Kick off the holiday season in Little Italy w/ their December Art Walk on Fri 12/3 – Sun 12/5. Wine tastings, receptions, trunk shows & local shopping in over 25 galleries and boutiques. Check out the annual tree lighting ceremony on Sat 12/4 at 5PM outside the Historic Mayfield Theater and visit w/ Santa from 5 – 7PM. Art Walk starts Fri 12/3 at Noon – 9PM, Sat 12/4 from Noon – 9PM & Sun 12/5 from Noon – 6PM.

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“ArtCraft Building Open Studio Holiday Sale” Sat 12/4 @ 11AM – 8PM Sun 12/5 @ 11AM – 5PM Explore the artist studios in the ArtCraft building and score the perfect gifts for your loved ones @ their annual Open Studio Holiday Sale on Sat 12/4 and Sun 12/5. Photography, jewelry, clay, paintings, hand-crafted confectioneries, fiber, metals and more. ArtCraft – 2570 Superior Ave.

2010 Hildebrandt Building Open House and Holiday Sale.” When: Saturday Dec 4th 11am-5pm, & Sunday Dec 5th 11am-5pm Who: Bette Drake, Megan John. Hildebrandt Building, 2nd Floor 3619 Walton Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

“Off the Wall Holiday Show & Sale” @ Zygote Press Open house: Sat 12/4 @ 1 – 3PM Art always makes a great gift… especially when it’s affordable and made by local artists. Need art? Buy some at Zygote Press’ Off the Wall Holiday Show & Sale. Open house on Sat 12/4.Exhibit runs through Wed 12/22. Continue your holiday shopping by supporting other Cleveland artists participating in the 1410 E. Superior Building Open House, including Terra Vista Studios; the ArtsQuarter Holiday Art Walk; and City Artists at Work. Zygote Press – 1410 E. 30th St.

“Cleveland Handmade Market: Wooltex Gallery” Sat 12/4 @ 10AM – 6PM Shop from various crafty vendors and be sure to meet scheduled Special Guest Valerie Mayen of Yellowcake and Project Runway. The Wooltex Gallery at Tower Press – 1900 Superior Ave. View participating artists at

Tuesday 12/7

“Preview Event @ Gray's Auctioneers” 6-7:30pm Ever consider a career at Sotheby’s, or looking to get some pieces sold? Join CYAPN for a preview event at Gray’s Auctioneers on Tuesday, Dec. 7th! Learn how Deba Gray, President of Gray’s Auctioneers, got started in the business, and why auctions are a great opportunity for emerging artists. Get an early look at items in the Jewelry and Rare Coins auction while networking with fellow young arts professionals. AND—calling all designers and visual artists—get the inside scoop on Gray’s upcoming Cleveland Art & Design Auction, featuring juried works by Northeast Ohio artists and designers! 10717 Detroit Ave., Cleveland

Friday, November 26, 2010

Nov 26-28th

“2010 Hildebrandt Building Open House and Holiday Sale.” When: Saturday Nov 27 11am-5pm, & Sunday Nov 28 11am-5pm Who: Stephanie Craig, Bette Drake, Elizabeth Emery, Megan John and Todd Leech. Hildebrandt Building, 2nd Floor 3619 Walton Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

"Bazaar Bizarre" [EAST] Fri 11/26 – Sat 11/27 [WEST] Sat 12/11 – Sun 12/12 Cleveland’s enormously popular alternative craft show is back — with shows on both sides of town. On Fri 11/26 and Sat 11/27 check out Bazaar Bizarre on Larchmere. Then head to the larger BazBiz show in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood on Sat 12/11 and Sun 12/12. Eastside: Former American Crafts Bldg – 13010 Larchmere Westside: 78th Street Studios – 1301 W. 78th St.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Nov. 19th and 20th Events

Openings Friday Nov. 19th

“Painted, More or Less” works by Paul o”Keefe. Opening Reception from 5-9pm. William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071

“Cinema 01” Opening Reception 5-9pm. Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery 1305 West 80th St., Cleveland, 216.631.6719

“ArtScape.” from 4:30-9pm preview reception and sale. $5 Non-members members free. Saturday Nov. 20th 11am-5pm Free and Open to the public. Featuring over 45 local and national artists. Museum of Contemporary Art, 8501 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland 216.421.8671,

The AAWR Annual Holiday Members Show and Sale Opening Reception Friday, November 19 · 5:00pm - 8:00pm 1834 East 123rd St. Cleveland

“The Abstracted Plane” works by Dana Oldfather and Erik Neff. November 19 - December 31, 2010 Opening Reception from 5 - 7pm. Bonfoey Gallery, 1710 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.621.0178,

“The Dominion of Oil” By Kathy Skerritt. (Work Pictured Above) Opening Reception: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. through January 30, 2011 Gallery Hours: Monday—Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gallery at Old Stone. 1380 Ontario St., Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Openings Saturday Nov. 20th

“ONE NIGHT STAND” A one-night only exhibition by Ales BASK Hostomsky 6-10 PM, Saturday, November 20, 2010 3411 Perkins Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114 (secure parking in E. 36 St. lot, behind building.) William Rupnik Gallery is breaking away from the limitations of the traditional "four white walls" exhibition space and taking the show on the road. By utilizing forgotten and under-appreciated properties throughout the Greater Cleveland area, we strive to provide our artists with exhibition space that is custom-tailored to their individual styles, promoting and encouraging innovative presentation. Supported with a live DJ set by Cleveland's own Brian Brain of Subfix and (216) Bass, this is one exhibition not to be missed!

CHARM THE HEART ARTISTS 2010 Saturday, November 20th 1-8 Sunday, November 21st 12-4. 3124 Corydon Rd. Cleveland Hts. Ohio 216-371-8845 day of show MaryAnn Posch/John Gulyas: silver jewelry April Firstencel: quilts/handbags, Debbie First: author/photographer, Mark Yasenchack: ceramics, Vivian Vail: beaded jewelry, Catherine Butler: jewelry, Theresa Yondo: pottery, Debbie Vail: painting, Marianne Hite: glass, Barb Cross: knitwear, Debbie Apple-Presser: luminaries

“Sneak preview of our annual Holiday Collection” Saturday, November 20, 2010, from 3-7pm at River Gallery, 19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River. Feature over 20 local artists, 4 who are new to River Gallery.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Nov 12th and 13th Openings

Friday Nov.12th
“Inspired Photographs-New Work by Heather Protz.” Opening reception Nov. 12th from 5-8pm. Fawick Gallery, Baldwin-Wallace College 94 E. Bagley Rd., Berea, OH 440.826.2152

“SCREAMING TARGETS” Work by Sam Danford. On view at Lava Lounge, November 12 - December 8, 2010. Lava Lounge 1307 Auburn Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44113

“By Hand Fine Art and Craft Festival.” I.X. Center Nov. 12,13,14th.

Saturday Nov. 13th
“6th Annual True Value Vintage Show.” Opening reception Nov. 13th from 6-9pm. Pop Shop/(Art)ificial Gallery, 17020 Madison Ave, Lakewood, 216.227.8440

The Beachwood Ceramic Guild Presents our First Holiday Show and Sale Saturday Evening Reception, November 13th, from 6PM to 9PM. Sunday, November 14th, from 10AM to 4PM 23366 Commerce Park, Beachwood Follow the signs to our entrance (ground floor) on the northern side of the building 440-862-6500 Kathleen Cameron, Shirley Clark, Jacqueline Miller (Work Pictured Above), Nancy Scott, Cynthia Polster, Andrea Serafino and Earl Stein

Friday, November 5, 2010

Nov. 5th and 6th Openings and Events

Friday 11/5

The Cleveland Institute of Art “Anatomica Aesthetica Exhibition” Nov 5 - Dec 18 Opening Night: Friday, November 5 5pm: Lecture by guest curator Laura Lindgren 6-8pm: Opening reception Photographs from the Mütter Museum and H. F. Aitken Illustrations from the Dittrick Medical History Center. See the images that Newsweek calls "sometimes ghastly, sometimes heartbreaking, and mysteriously mesmerizing." CIA's Reinberger Galleries 11141 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH Learn more at and at 216.421.7407

“In-TURN” An Exhibition of New Emerging Artists Opening Reception 6pm. How nice: Zygote Press created In-TURN to give wings to emerging artists. Several local interns were chosen to display their work NOW… not later on when they’ve made it big or they become local media darlings. See work made by true newbie artists who are full of fresh ideas. Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900

“9th Annual Heights Arts Holiday Store” Heights Arts Opening Friday November 5th 6-9pm. Heights Art Gallery, 2163 Lee Road #104 Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457

Sat 11/6
An open conference on the State of Sculpture @ CIA @10 am. Two big topics to discuss on Sat 11/6: What’s the current state of sculpture? And, how do we teach sculpture? Immerse yourself in the intellectual side of sculpture at this free, day-long conference presented by The Cleveland Institute of Art, The Sculpture Center and Edinboro University of PA. Cleveland Institute of Art’s Joseph McCullough Center, 4th floor – 11610 Euclid Ave. – Reservations requested.

Screw Factory Artists’ Annual Holiday Open Studio
Sat 11/6 @ 1 – 8PM Tour one of Cleveland’s most active artist communities: The Screw Factory Artist Studios. Check out their digs in a Lakewood warehouse enclaves. Media ranges from fine art to eclectic crafts including printmaking, mosaics, fiber art and wearables, painting, portraiture, ceramics, glass and mixed media collage and installation. The Lake Erie Building – 13000 Athens Ave. – Lakewood

“App to the Future: SPACES Annual Benefit & Auction” !0$ admission @ 10PM. Come to SPACES’ annual benefit and auction dressed as your favorite tech era. After all, App to the Future is all about low-brow, hi-fi technology. Join other techies and SPACES supporters for a night of Pong, iPad love, art, food, drink, tunes and treats… and the best costumes around. Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314

Contemporary Ceramics, Jewelry and Henna Body Painting Open Studio and Sale One of a kind art gifts Saturday, November 6th 11-4. 13796 Chillicothe Road Novelty, Ohio 44072
Visit with Theresa Yondo at her studio with special guest artists Jeanne Grossetti, Deborah Woolfork. and Lauren Palsa Just North of Fairmount Blvd. on St. Rt. 306 440-338-6219

Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday October 30th Openings

“Day of the Dead Celebration” featuring the work of George Kocar (pictured above). Opening Reception Friday, October 29 · 6:30pm - 9:30pm Galeria Quetzal 12400 Mayfield New Cleveland, OH

“People’s Art Show.” Opening Reception Friday from 5-8pm. Cleveland State University Art Gallery, 2307 Chester Ave., Cleveland, 216.687.2103,

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Positions available

We have two ceramic positions open in our department. My senior colleague, Gail Kendall, is retiring and we are conducting a search for a full-time tenure-track position in ceramics. In addition, our department chair is also retiring from that position and I'm taking that job for two years. We plan on hiring a full-time non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Practice to teach my undergraduate classes (I'm going to continue working with our ceramics grad program). Here are the descriptions and links for the two positions:

Position Title: Assistant Professor, Ceramics

Position Type: 9-month, tenure track

Description: teach undergraduate and graduate courses in ceramics, assist in supervising the ceramics area, and mentor and advise students. Develop/maintain a national profile as a ceramic artist. Serve on faculty committees (Department, College and University) as well as professional and community organizations. Work in a collegial manner with fellow faculty, staff members, students, and administrators.

Qualifications: M.F.A. degree in Art required, college-level teaching experience preferred. Candidates must demonstrate a broad knowledge of ceramic art and its processes and be able to discuss contemporary and historical issues in an articulate and informed manner. Preference will be given to individuals with a strong record of exhibitions and other creative or professional achievements and demonstrable college teaching effectiveness.

Assistant Professor of Practice, Ceramics, non- tenure track. One-year full-time appointment, with the option of a second year. M.F.A. degree in Art required, college-level teaching experience preferred. Ability to teach undergraduate courses in ceramics, assist in supervising ceramics program, mentor and advise students. An ability to teach entry-level university courses in a second area (such as Graphic Design, Drawing, or Freshman Foundation) is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to serve on faculty committees, professional and community organizations, and work in a collegial manner with faculty, staff, students and administration.


Peter Pinnell
Professor of Art, Department Grad Chair
120 Richards Hall
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68588-0114
(402) 472-4429

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Extra Add On!

"Rock, Paper, Scissors" Opening Reception Sunday October 24th from 1-4pm. Featuring the work of NOC's own Yumiko Goto and Mark Yasenchack. Also included in the show are Daniel Corrigan, Peggy Kwong Gordon, Nina Vivian Huryn, Patricia Krebs, Charles T. Mayer, Gary Spinosa and Christine Weigand. Show runs through November 28th. Sandusky Cultural Center 2130 Hayes Avenue at Perkins Sandusky, OH 44870 419.625.1188

Also if any one needs glass pedestals measuring 12x12x12 inches please contact Richard at

Thursday, October 21, 2010

October 23rd-26th Openings!

Saturday October 23rd Openings

“New Art by Pat Bolgar, Melissa Reagh (Work Pictured Above) & NOC’s Own Mark Yasenchack.” Opening Saturday, October 23, 3-7pm. Runs through Nov 13. River Gallery,19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 44116 440 331-8406

“Open House and Sale.” Featuring work by glass artists Linda Zmina, Earl James and Michael Mikula. October 23-24th from 10am-5pm. 18410 Syracuse Avenue 2nd Floor, Cleveland, 44110, 216.692.1022.

ctownartparty’s events are decidedly grassroots, bringing you tons of art — house party style! Just check out their 3rd party, APT. ART, held inside a large apartment building in University Circle and featuring over a dozen fantastic artists with work for sale. Plus, interactive art projects will allow you to leave your own mark. Music by locals The Forest + art + laughter + funfunfun. 5PM 1961 Ford Dr.

Tuesday October 26th Opening

“TEMPORAL CIRCUMSTANCE” Ceramics and installations by NOC’s own Todd Leech and paintings by Jeff Yost. Opening reception Tuesday, October 26, 2010 6:00 to 9:00pm Show runs through November 18, 2010 Tri-C Gallery East 4250 Richmond Road Highland Hills, Ohio 44122

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Friday October 15th and 16th Openings

Friday October 15th Openings

“Topography of Metal.” An exhibition of Works by Cappy Counard, Kim Baxter, Anne Wolf and 14 other artists, curated by Susan Skoczen. Opening Reception from 5-9pm. Tap Studios 1667 E40th St. #3B Cleveland, Ohio 44103 216.773.8277

“The Long Road” Paintings by early 20th Century Cleveland School artists August Biehle and Carl Gaertner. Bonfoey Gallery, 1710 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.621.0178,
“The Benefits Of Exhaustion” An exhibition by Matthew Ryan Sharp. Opening reception 7-10 PM. Debuting at the opening is Matthew's limited edition, self-published book, The Benefits of Exhaustion. The 120-page softcover book chronicles the artist's past six years of restlessness, anxiety and dedication in way of paint and brush, pencil and page. William Rupnik Gallery1667 E. 40 St. Cleveland, Ohio 44103 and Proximity1667 E. 40 St. Cleveland, Ohio 44103

“Nightshift” works by Timothy Callaghan. Opening Reception Friday Oct. 15th from 5-9pm. William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071
“Open House Show” Friday Oct 15th 6 - 9 pm and Saturday Oct 16th 11 am - 5 pm. 1037 Renfield Rd. Cleveland Hts., OH 44121. Theresa Yondo (ceramics), Deborah Woolfork (jewelry), Kathleen Calby (singing bowls) and Gale Astrup (intuitive readings). Info call: 440.338.6219

“Lee Rexrode Emerging Forms in Ceramics” (Piece pictured at the top of this blog) Ceramist Lee Rexrode emphasizes simplicity and clarity in his work. He minimizes design elements and enjoys discovering subtle variations in the glaze after firing his works. The exhibit will run October 15, 2010 – January 15, 2011 Ronald E. Holstein Gallery, Erie Art Museum 423 State Street, Erie, PA

“From There to Here” Scott Goss highlights Cleveland’s past, present and once imagined future in his new solo exhibit, From There to Here, opening from 5:30-11pm. View his innovative two-dimensional glass panels and sculptural work. Legation, a Gallery, 1300 D W.78th Street, Cleveland, 216.650.4201

“Lonesome No More” Opening Reception 6-11pm. Lonesome No More will feature Cle’s brightest emerging artists, including CHOD, Ron Copeland, Adam Dumont, Shaun Edwards, Steven Ehret, Jonah Jacobs, MCXIII, Michelle Marie Murphy, Bob Peck, Scott Phillps, Scott Pickering, Joshua Rex, Greg Ruffing, Andrew Shondrick, and The Sign Guy. Wall Eye Gallery, 5304 Detroit Ave. Cleveland

Saturday October 16th Openings

“Wednesday’s Woes" works by Rebecca (Urbanski) Steele and "The 6th Annual Sugar Coated Show” Opening Reception 6-9pm at Pop Shop/(Art)ificial Gallery, 17020 Madison Ave, Lakewood, 216.227.8440

Online Events

Cup-o-rific Friday October 1st to Sunday October 31st, 2010. Check it out online!

Ceramics Annual of America Show.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday October 8th Openings

Well the good news is that there is a Tremont Artwalk this week, the bad news is that Asterisk Gallery is closing it’s doors. Asterisk has showcased monthly exhibitions of regional and emerging artists since 2001. Dana L. Depew will have an exhibit of recent sculptural work and the final closing reception is today Oct 8. Stop by and shed some tears for this Tremont institution, we will miss you! Asterisk Gallery 2393 Professor Ave. Cleveland, OH Friday, October 8 · 6- 11:30pm

“The Doubting Thomas Tenth Anniversary Show.” Opening Reception 6-10pm. Doubting Thomas Gallery, 856 Jefferson Ave., Tremont

“Featured Artists: Jeff Yost (Work Pictured Above), Jason Radcliffe, Brandon Holschuh & Nancy Luken.” Opening Reception from 6 to 10 pm. Geode Gallery, 755 Starkweather, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 440-667-1651

“The Drawing League.” Opening Reception 5- 7:30pm. This exhibit showcases the work of six core artists and others associated with Cincinnati-based non-profit Manifest’s Drawing Center Studio. The show focuses on the essential practice of life drawing and includes 100 figure drawings from observation and the age-old practice of working with live models. The exhibit includes the drawings of: Jason Franz, Robert Anderson, Daniel OʼConnor, Tim Parsley, Trevor Ponder, Emily Robinson, Brigid OʼKane, Aidan Schapera, and Isaiah Ratterman. Fawick Gallery: Baldwin-Wallace College 95 E. Bagley Rd. Berea, OH. (440) 826-2152

“The Colors of Life.” Works by Sid Rheuban. Opening Reception 7-9pm. 1point618 Gallery 6421 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, 216.281.1618

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Friday September 24th Openings. INGENUITY FEST!!!!

“Ingenuity 2010.” It’s here. Finally. A weekend-long fest celebrating the intersection of art and technology. It’s the innovative festival you know and love in an entirely different location — the lower level of the Detroit-Superior Bridge — and with an entirely different agenda. And this year it’s free! The schedule is packed w/ cool performances: a digital graffiti wall “The Myth of Cleveland” play, musical robots, fashion models dressed in art, Pecha Kucha, Dr. Sketchy’s Doodle Bar, the Digital Kaleidoscope Mandala Project… and the list goes on and on. You know you wanna be there. The hardest part is choosing what to do. Be sure to check out Asterisk Gallery’s presentation! Dana Depew has put so much hard work into this project, please support him and check out all the artists showing with him: NOC’s own Todd Leech, Dana L. Depew, Robin Latkovich, Tiffany Carbonneau, Don King, Ron Gundel, Robert Thurmer, Thea Milkowski, Raw Umber, Loren Naji, Anna Tararova, Paul Sydorenko, and Eddy Ostrander. Lower level of the Detroit-Superior Bridge, Downtown Cleveland

"Paper (Four Artist's Exploration of Handmade Papers)." Opening Reception Friday, September 24th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Pamela McKee, Erica Weiss, Paula Zinsmeister and Geoff Baker will present fifty works ranging from sculpted pieces to paintings, collages and a variety of prints all created on handmade papers (Kozo, Abaca, Cotton, Flax, etc.) . Most of the papers were handmade by the artists themselves at Cleveland's Morgan Conservatory of Papermaking. The show will be held on the first floor of Little Italy's old schoolhouse in Room 103 (2026 Murray Hill Rd.), The Mezzanine Gallery, 2026 Murray Hill Rd., Room 108, Cleveland 216.721.4992

“Rocker and Centurion Series.” Works by David Deming. Opening Reception Friday September 24th. Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland, 216.229.6527

“Pursuing Unforeseen Encounters.” Works by Roger Welchans and Douglas Max Utter opening reception on Friday, September 24th from 5 pm to 8 pm through Saturday, October 23, 2010. The two artists present a thought provoking presentation showing how the creation of contemporary art can lead to unexpected results. The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is located at 1834 E 123rd Street in University Circle, right off Euclid Avenue and across from Lakeview Cemetery . Free parking is available in the lot in front of the building and all along E 123rd Street. For further information, call 216-721-9020.

“The 26th Annual Fine Print Fair.” Cleveland’s largest and most comprehensive exhibition of fine prints, begins Friday, September 24, 2010 with an opening night benefit preview and continues Saturday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday, September 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Corporate College located at 4400 Richmond Road in Warrensville Heights (at I-271). The Fine Print Fair benefits the Department of Prints at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) and is sponsored by the Print Club of Cleveland, a non-profit adjunct organization dedicated to supporting the museum’s print collection. The ticket price of $10 ($5 for students with I.D.) covers entrance to the Fair both Saturday and Sunday.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Events Friday 17th- Sunday 19th

Friday Sept. 17th

“2010 CERAMICS INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION” at Baldwin-Wallace College. Reception on Friday, September 17, 2010 from 5pm-8pm. Refreshments will be served. The reception is free and open to the public. Please encourage your friends and relatives to come. We hope you can make it! Fawick Gallery Kleist Center for Art and Drama 94 East Bagley Road Berea, Ohio 44017. Featuring the work of Noc’s own Amy Sinbondit, And Judith Salomon. This show also features the work of Pete Scherzer, Tom Bartel, Tim Mather, Rebecca Harvey and Matthew Metz. This is a great show I was able to preview earlier this week!

“HOPE FOR THE PICTURE GUILD”, Del Rey Loven, director of the art school at the University of Akron and the curator of a show of Matt Dibble's recent works, describes his paintings as "High-risk aesthetic adventurism", which marry the texture and depth of painting with the linear precision of drawing. It opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and hangs through October 17th. Arts Collinwood, 15605 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 216.692.9500
“Etant Donnes,” 8 large-scale powdered-graphite drawings dealing with autobiographical themes at Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art, 740 W. Superior Ave., Cleveland 216.830.8888

Saturday, September 18th
“F*SHO” Located at the Power House at Battery Park from 6pm-10pm.
North on 73rd from Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102 F*SHO is a contemporary furniture show featuring work by local designers, furniture makers and students from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Make sure to check out Stephen Yusko’s work, RESPECT!

“New Paintings by Beth Nash & Kelly Rae.” Opening from 3-7pm. Exhibit runs through October 16th This exhibit features the exciting work of two painters new to River Gallery. The Rocky River Arts Festival will take place from 10-5pm that day on the sidewalks of Old Detroit Road, featuring art and crafts of local artists. Solari, Mitchell Sotka Antiques, Amy's Shoes, Girl Next Door and Devout Home all have new Fall collections. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm Saturday 11am-5pm Closed on Sunday and Monday website, River Gallery 19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 44116 440 331-8406

Tremont Arts & Cultural Fest Sat 9/18 11AM – 6PM + Sun 9/19 noon – 5PM Lincoln Park, Tremont. Featuring the work of NOC’s own Bette Drake, (Pictured Above) and Ikuko Miklowski, also featuring the work of Jeff Yost, John Gulyas and Maryann Posch, Gavin Lehman.

Sunday September 19th
“Abel G. Warshawsky in France: 1908-1931.” Show starts today. Cleveland Artists Foundation, 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216.227.9507,

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Weekend of Sept. 10-14th

Friday September 10th Openings

“Salty Sweet” Works by Kristen Cliffel (Pictured above) Opening Reception this Friday from 5-9pm. Also opening in the Print and Drawing Room “Commingling,” Jewelry 2010. Featuring the work of Catherine Butler, Debra Rosen, Sherry Simms and Susan Skoczen. William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071

“Studies in Nepotism” Opening Reception 6-11pm. I regret to inform that this exhibition will be the last show and Asterisk Gallery will close its doors for good. Asterisk has showcased monthly exhibitions of regional and emerging artists since 2001. Dana L. Depew will have an exhibit of recent sculptural work that will open on Sept 10 and there will be a final closing reception on Oct 8. Asterisk Gallery, 2393 Professor Ave., Cleveland

“Seth Rosenberg: The Cleveland Years.” And Duke Riley: An Invitation to Lubberland.” Opening Reception From 7:30-10pm. Artist talk with Duke Riley at 7pm. Both on View through Jan. 9th, 2011. Museum of Contemporary Art, 8501 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland 216.421.8671

“Urbanscapes” opening at Bonfoey Gallery From 5-7pm. Respected painter and printmaker Phyllis Seltzer knows how to make a cityscape come to life. Bonfoey Gallery, 1710 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.621.0178,

“Take It,” opening reception @ Zygote Press from 6-9pm. One of the city’s most innovative luminaries, Terry Schwarz, is this year’s Artist-In-Residence. Schwarz is known for her visionary work as the director of Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative. Her newest exhibit, Take It, is sure to be as cool and thought provoking as anything else she’s ever done. Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900

Saturday September 11th Events
Mindy Tousley and many others are participating in Sparx's City Hop from 11am-7pm , along with 30 artists and galleries. Free trolleys run from one neighborhood to the next. Most artists will offer refreshments, and some hands on activities & demonstrations. Locations: Studios in The Art Quarter, Quadrangle & St Clair Superior

Sunday September 12th Show
Berea Arts Fest. 10am-5pm Coe Lake in Berea. Featuring NOC’s own Bette Drake and Stephanie Craig and Todd Leech. Google Address (near the Artsfest) is 31 East Bridge Street, Berea, OH 44017

Tuesday September 14 · 5:00pm - 8:00pm
George Kocar is participating in a group show featuring over fifty works in various media by members of The Northern Ohio Illustrators Society. Go to for more information. Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus Gallery.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Openings Sept 3rd and $th

Opening Fri 9/3 @ 5 – 7PM
“On the Corner Off” Paintings by Ken Nevadomi. At Cleveland State University Art Gallery 2307 Chester Ave., Cleveland, OH 216.687.2103

Opening Sat 9/4 @ 6 – 9PM
Alien rocks, fog, and moon dust will cover (Art)ificial Gallery for their newest exhibition, Where’s My Jet Pack, opening on Sat 9/4. View the future from the perspective of 3 artists: Sean Burns [whose work is pictured above], Eric Kaplan and Keith Gayton. Details: The concept of the show is to combine multiple views of the future while having the three styles play off each other. Each work will have added elements that reference the opposing artists work, says Burns. You can expect a 1950’s-60’s Sci-Fi feel in this exhibit, as the floor will be covered in a murky fog, alien rocks and moon dust, and floating astronauts will grace every corner of (art)ifical gallery. So bring bring your tinfoil hats and laser guns for a futuristic ride.
(art)ificial Gallery/ The Pop Shop — 17020 Madison Ave. — Lakewood, OH

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday August 27th

Need a last minute reason to drive or fly to Chicago this weekend? How about to visit NOC”s own Sandy Miller (Work Above) at The American Craft Exposition Friday-Sunday. Event is held on the campus of Northwestern University. Get all the info you need at www.americancraftexpo

Proximity Gallery Opening on Fri 8/27 @ 6 – 10PM (On view through Fri 9/10) Check out Proximity’s 2nd show Threshold, opening on Fri 8/27. Threshold is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Cleveland artists Aaron Koehn and Katherine Widen. Located in the LOFTWORKS Bldg — 1667 E. 40th St. Unit 1A

Forum Artspace At the West 78th Street Studios presents Bazaarbecue. It includes 33 artists with work in the mediums of Paintings, drawings, ceramics, and photography. 1300 W. 78th Street

A six-week CLAY CLASS with Theresa Yondo. Try your hand at a variety of handbuilding and/or wheel throwing projects. You will have access to numerous glazes and the use of 25 lbs. of clay. Additional clay available for a fee. Make the project of the day or come with your own idea and WE will make it happen. Electric firing cone 10 stoneware clay. Porcelain available for advanced students to try. Call to reserve your spot, *440.338.6219 Fee: $150

Thursday, August 19, 2010

August 20th and 21st Events!

Once again, Lillstreet Art Center is hosting the Third Lillstreet International Bowl Me Over Show. Each year the theme of the show changes and this year the focus is functional ceramic bowls. Lillstreet Art Center is located at the north end of Chicago. This bowl, created by NOC"s own Theresa Yondo, was accepted into the show and fortunately if you can't make it to the show you still can view the show online. Lillstreet is located at 4401 N. Ravenswood Chicago, IL. 60640.

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve reminds you of this last-minute chance to purchase your tickets for the Color Me Cleveland Gala to be held on Saturday, August 21, 2010 beginning at 5:30 pm. The Gala features a live art auction of over 80 works of art. Join us for an elegant evening of great food, fine art, entertainment, and new and old friends. Emceed by WMJI's Jimmy Malone, the evening is sure to be a memorable one as well as a great chance to buy art at attractive prices. Tickets are $75 per couple, or $50 singly. Proceeds help the Archives achieve its mission of preserving Ohio's visual artistic heritage. For tickets, call our office at 216-721-9020 or visit Further information and a special preview of the art in the auction is available on our website,

Michelle Marie Murphy and Baptiste Lefevbre (aka Cetusss from Switzerland) curated an exhibition in an alternative space downtown CLE. There are 20 artists and collectives represented in this exhibition, 14 of them are from Cleveland. The show sounds really exciting and will include a wide range of work including performance, video, sculpture, and 2D.
When (this) Saturday Aug. 21st - Opening Reception 6pm-10pm (next) Saturday August 28th - Movie Night 6pm-10pm *and can be viewed by appointment by calling Michelle@(216)225-4135 Where 1025 Huron Rd. (Downtown between E10th and E11th) Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Friday, August 6, 2010

Saturday August 7th Events!

Carrie Warvel Longley (work pictured above) at Sherrie Gallerie, In the Short North of Columbus, Ohio GALLERY HOP & OPENING RECEPTION Saturday 6:00-8:00 pm
Every first Saturday, thousands of visitors converge on the strip to see new art exhibits and add to their growing collections. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, it’s Columbus’ favorite night of the month to celebrate art. Though many shops are open earlier, the Gallery Hop officially starts at 4PM and runs to 10PM with restaurants and bars staying open considerably later.

Lakewood Arts fest: noon – 6PM…. pARTy: noon – 8PM Lakewood’s venerable art fest is back with more than 160 artists. Stroll along Detroit Ave., take in the arts community and see people that you know at this popular summer festival. Need a break from the sun? Join the pARTy under the tent at Belle Ave. to cool off in shade, have a bite to eat, and listen to music. Fest runs on Detroit Ave. between Andrews and Belle Aves. — Lakewood Featuring the work of many NOC members!

The Pop Shop Gallery / (art)ificial Gallery 17020 Madison Ave. Lakewood, OH Saturday 6:00pm - 8:30pm Cinematic Redux is a collection of contemporary works by artists across the U.S. presenting their interpretation of posters for classic films. The wide array of styles shows your favorite movies, like you have never seen them before. Cinematic Redux will open Saturday, August 7th 2010 in (art)ificial Gallery. An adult after party will be held at Mullen’s (located next to the gallery) for all guests of the artists and gallery.

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve would like to remind everyone that this weekend all over Cleveland local artists will be creating fabulous works of art! At Westside Market, the Free Stamp, the Warehouse District, E. 4th Street, Progressive Fields, Edgewater Park, Wade Oval and Wendy Park at least two artists will be creating. Be sure to go see them work and support the AAWR.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Kilns for sale.

skutt & paragon kilns for sale CHEAP - in Columbus


Ron C. at:

Skutt KM 1227 & Paragon DTC 1000 28" Programmable Electric Kilns. Both kilns
were working when removed from studio and have been in storage for several
years. Both need new elements a few bricks could be replaced but not
necessary for use.  I am only selling them because I am switching over to
designing furniture full time. The kilns need a little work and you will be
up and running for pennies on the dollar compared to new kilns!

Pricing is $300 each or both for $550
more pics on request

I can deliver from Columbus to Akron for a fee / prepaid.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Friday July 30th Openings

River Gallery Opening Reception: Saturday, July 31st, 3-7pm New Photography: an exhibit of 5 photographers new to River Gallery: Mark Inglis, Jessica Maloney, John Forristal, Chad Gordon, Deborah Pinter Exhibit runs through Saturday, September 5, 2010. 19046 Old Detroit Rd., Rocky River OH 44116 440 331 8406

SATURDAY, JULY 31, 3 - 5 PM SECRETS: A PANEL WITH ARTISTS COURTNEY KESSEL, MICHELLE MURPHY, AND JACQUELYNN SULLIVAN AND JUROR ASTRIA SUPARAK FOLLOWED BY A CLOSING DISCUSSION AND RECEPTION IN THE COURTYARD TO MEET THE ARTISTS AND JUROR ON THE LAST DAY OF AFTER THE PEDESTAL, The 6th Annual of Smaller Sculpture from the Region Works by Kate Budd, Robert Cook, Andrew Perry Davis, Alexander Draven, Elizabeth A. Emery, Courtney Kessel, Janet Macpherson, Michelle Murphy, Joshua Parker, Cynthia Reynolds, Mark Soppeland, Gregory Steel, Ben Stout, Jacquelynn Sullivan, Natalie Tornatore, Jane Tuss, and Willard Tucker 
Free and open to the public 1834 East 123rd Street | Cleveland | OH | 44106

Arts Collinwood Gallery 15605 Waterloo Road presents the work of Katy Richards. Hours are 11-11 Tuesday through Saturday and 9-5 Sunday Through August 13th.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Call to Entry;

Dear Artist,

The Artist Opportunities list is updated:


Lisa E. Stamanis Senior Visual Art Specialist
City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs
401 South Fourth Street Suite 180
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101                                                                                            
Tel: 702-229-4631 Fax: 702-383-1129

Fire and Smoke: Raku, Pit Fired and Alternative Fired Clay
September 12 - October 28, 2010
Artist Reception: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 709 PM.

Drop off artworks September 3, 4 & 5
Need visuals, resume and artist statement ASAP!
Deadline to submit images for possible inclusion on card is August 1st.

Artists will receive hard copy postcards to send out when they deliver. Digital version will be emailed to send to your contacts.

I prefer to show groupings of artwork. The larger the scale the better. Have plenty of wall space. The amount of pieces depends on the size... minimum 5-7 pieces? depending on artist's consignment generosity.

Mary Urbas
Gallery Coordinator
Exhibition Curator
Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Drive
Kirtland, Ohio 44094

Friday July 16th Openings and Canton Workshop on Saturday

Fri 7/16 @ 6 – 10PM
A new gallery is opening up in Midtown Cle. Say hello to Proximity Art Gallery! Check ‘em out at their opening reception on Fri 7/16. Read about their opening exhibit below…
This self-titled, first exhibition will feature the artwork of Proximity’s curators/directors. The opening show will introduce the public to one of Cleveland’s newest galleries and the work of the four local artists behind it: Beth Whalley, Alex Kelly, Andy Curlowe and Laura Skehan. Proximity is located in the LOFTWORKS Bldg – 1667 E. 40th St., Unit 1A

Opening on Fri 7/16 @ 5 – 11PM
See brand new works by Dott Schneider @ Legation, a gallery, opening on Fri 7/16. Read on…
Live music by The Sights starts @ 9:30PM. 1300 W. 78th St.

Mud Masters Symposium at The Canton Art Museum
Saturday July 17, 2010
Join us for this full day workshop with Ohio's finest ceramic artists... Keynote Speaker: Don Pilcher Lectures/Demonstrations by: Bill Brouillard, Jack Earl, Gail Russell Gallery Visit: Form, Function & Figure Exhibition July 17, 2010 Schedule: 8:30 –5:30 $55 at the door – Includes 3 lectures/demonstrations, keynote speaker, catered lunch, gallery visit and mug sale.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Friday July 9th Openings

Fri 7/9 – Sun 7/11
Cain Park Arts Fest is revered by all. Locals flock to it, and Sunshine Magazine even ranked it as one of the top 25 festivals in the country. This 3-day fest features 150 exhibitors showcasing every medium of art found under the sun. Also: awesome live music, food, and tons of entertainment for kids, like Alma Family Concerts, Kindermusik workshops and silly skits.
Cain Park – 14592 Superior Road – Cleveland Heights
Friday 3-8pm Free Admission

Saturday 10am-8pm 13 & older: $5 per person (12 & under: Free)

Sunday 12 noon-5pm 13 & older: $5 per person (12 & under: Free )

Fri 7/9 @ 6 – 10PM
Roam the galleries of Tremont at the next Tremont Artwalk on Fri 7/9. It’s the peak of summer and the city is blooming w/ art and entertainment.
Get gallery schedules and show info @

Reception on Sat 7/10 @ 5 – 7PM
Head to a cabin in the woods (specifically, the Log Cabin Gallery) and view artwork celebrating the healing power of art and nature in Breathe II Summer Exhibit. Meet the artists on Sat 7/10 and listen to artist/performer Billy “Crowbeak” Faluski perform on Native American style woodland flute. Show runs ’til Sun 8/1.
Log Cab Gallery is located at 1671 Main Street in lovely Peninsula.

Sat 7/10 @ 5 – 9PM
Cirque Imaginaire, the traveling art gallery and bazaar, is back for its second event of the year. This time the creative convergence takes place @ the Shore (Shore Cultural Center, that is). Expect an onslaught of creativity and imaginative endeavors — we’re talking 40+ local artists, musical performances by How to Breathe Underwater, Mariage Blanc and Burning Down Broadway, plus booze and other random entertainment.
291 East 222nd St. – Euclid

Friday, June 25, 2010

June 26th-27th Events

Sat 6/26 @ 12PM
Experience North Collinwood at the Waterloo Arts Fest on Sat 6/26. Bring the family for art, storytellers, performers, impromptu street performances and a Rock ‘n’ Roll Flea Market @ the Beachland.
Arts fest runs from 12 – 7PM. After-party kicks off at 7PM @ the Cafe at Arts Collinwood.

Sat 6/26 and Sun 6/27 10-6 Sat 10-5 Sun
Boston Mills Artsfest 7100 Riverview Road Peninsula, Ohio 44264 This weekend features NOC”s own Mark Yasenchack!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Canton Museum of Art .......

Mud Masters Symposium

July 17, 2010


Join us for this full day workshop with Ohio's finest ceramic artists...

Keynote Speaker: Don Pilcher
Lectures/Demonstrations by: Bill Brouillard, Jack Earl, Gail Russell 
Gallery Visit: Form, Function & Figure Exhibition
Don Pilcher studied with the greats in ceramics. He made a successful living for himself teaching and reached national acclaim as an artist. Then he chucked it all; eventually reinventing himself as the illustrious "Georgette Ore" and other unique marketing personas…and he/she’s been going strong ever since. Don will speak on his reinvented life and career. You won’t want to miss his humorous insights.
Bill Brouillard recently received the Cleveland Arts Prize Lifetime Achievement Award and he’s still got plenty of life to lead. His recent works reference traditions of Majolica work and palace art pots. “With humor, whimsy and machine age technology”, Bill injects familiar objects into the decorative/commemorative object. Join Bill in his journey with culture and technology.
Jack Earl has had a long and remarkable career. Inspired by early porcelain figures, Jack has developed this off-beat, humorous and narrative style of portraying figures from his adventures in rural Ohio. “I want my work to reflect life. The more of life the viewer can know and feel from viewing the piece, the more successful the piece is”. Learn more from a master.
Gail Russell established Peachblow Pottery in 1986 and has been working in porcelain for most of her 35 years in ceramics. Gail produces reduction fired, high temperature, functional porcelain wares that are influenced by Asian forms and glazes, and of course, the natural world of Ohio. Enjoy what Gail has to share.

July 17, 2010
8:30 – 9:00 Registration 
9:00 – 10:45 Lectures/Demonstrations by guest presenters: Bill Brouillard, Jack Earl and Gail Russell 
11:00 – 12:45 Lectures/Demonstrations
1:00 - Catered Lunch (vegetarian options available)
1:30 – 2:30 Keynote Speaker: Don Pilcher 
2:45 – 4:30 Lectures/Demonstrations 
4:30 – 5:30 Form, Function & Figure Exhibition – gallery visit and networking

Cost: $45 in advance, $55 at the door – Includes 3 lectures/demonstrations, keynote speaker, catered lunch, gallery visit and mug sale.
Space is limited , so register early!

Mug Sale 
Your opportunity to purchase a piece from the artists included in the Form, Figure & Function exhibit. All proceeds benefit CMA.
If you wish to pay by check, send to: 
Lynn Daverio
Canton Museum of Art, 
1001 Market Avenue N, Canton, OH 44702

Checks payable to Canton Museum of Art. Confirmations will be sent by email.
If you wish to pay by credit card, call the Canton Museum of Art at 330-453-7666 ext. 104 for Lynn.
Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis. No cancellation refunds unless requested in writing prior to June 17, 2010.
Mud Masters is sponsored by ArtsinStark

Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday June 18th Openings

Opening on Fri 6/18 @ 5PM
Check out this new exhibition by Clevelanders Andrew Curlowe and Joshua Rex, opening on Fri 6/18 @ legation, a gallery. Runs through Fri 7/2. 1300 D West 78th St.

Fri 6/18 – Sun 6/20
Voices Worth Hearing, Art Worth Sharing, an innovative multimedia exhibit that will premiere in the Gordon Square Arts District in June. Award-winning photographers Steve Cagan, Donald Black Jr., and Gabriel Gonzalez were each embedded in the daily lives and experiences of three local refugee families, capturing their joys, challenges and transplanted cultures on film. The result will be revealed in a black-and-white photography exhibit on display at Wall Eye Gallery, 5304 Detroit Ave., June 18-20 (continuing June 25-27). The premiere weekend also includes a companion video documentary by Emmy-winning video producers Bob Becker and Luanne Bole-Becker, along with multicultural food and displays. All events take place within a city block at the eastern end of the Gordon Square Arts District. Wall Eye Gallery – 5304 Detroit Ave.

Saturday June 19th
Clifton Arts Fest Clifton Boulevard between W 12th to W 117th Street 10 am to 6 pm

Sat 6/19 & Sun 6/20
The Shaker Heights Arts and Music Festival. The Craft Fair at Hathaway Brown and the Summer Solstice Festival have merged into one event — this one! Go on Sat 6/19 from 10AM – 10PM for music, a craft fair, kid’s activities, street entertainers, libations and food. Then go back on Sun 6/20 from 11AM – 3:30PM for more music and more craft fair. @ Van Aken and Farnsleigh Rds.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday June 11th Openings

This week Cleveland has more openings than “Picasso Got Paint”!

Friday Openings:

AFTER THE PEDESTAL the 6th Annual of Smaller Sculpture from the Region Works by NOC’s own Elizabeth A. Emery, and Kate Budd, Robert Cook, Andrew Perry Davis, Alexander Draven, , Courtney Kessel, Janet Macpherson, Michelle Murphy, Joshua Parker, Cynthia Reynolds, Ben Stout, Gregory Steel, Mark Soppeland, Natalie Tornatore, Jane Tuss, and Willard Tucker The Sculpture Center is located at 1834 East 123rd Street 
Friday, June 11, 5:30 - 8 PM The Executive Director Talks in the Euclid Avenue Gallery 6:15 PM

The June 11 Tremont Artwalk will be featuring the ultra talented artists from the 78th St. Studios. Featuring the work of Judith Brandon We will be at two locations in support of The Ohio Humane Farming practices petition signing Gateway Clinic 1502 Abbey Ave. Lucky's Cafe 777 Starkweather

Asterisk Gallery Proudly Presents "Troika" troika - a group of three; especially : an administrative or ruling body of three curated by Dana L. Depew an exhibition of installation based works by Scott Goss, Eddy Ostrander, and David Politzer opening reception June 11, 2009 from 6 - 11pm show runs through July 3 hrs by appt 330-304-8528

Heights arts presents: Lake Effects Photography based on reactions to Lake Erie by Lori Kella, Michael Loderstedt, Gary Mamolya, Cynthia Penter, Renee Psiakis, Gary Waltzer, Darrin McDonald and Scott Ditzenberger. @173 Lee Road Near the Cedar Lee Theater 216.371.3457 Opening Reception Friday June 11th from 6-9.

Saturday Openings:

LUNAR PARAPHRASE THE TERRAIN OF INTIMACY Work by Douglas Max Utter may - september 19 artist reception: saturday, june 12 7-10 . Also Showing: ARTIFACTS & CHOICES Work by Reid Wood may - july 4th artist reception: saturday, june 12 7-10 Both Shows at: the ARTSEEN® gallery 5591 liberty ave. vermilion . ohio . 44089 . 440-963-0611

The Pop Shop and (art)ificial Galleries are excited to announce the return of the “The 50 Dollar Show”. A one night art extravaganza that aims to please ones pockets with an affordable price break of only fifty dollars per piece! The galleries will house close to 200 pieces by nearly 50 artists with affordable art based on a first come first serve basis. This event will take place on Saturday June 12th, 2010 from 6-9pm. This event is free and open to the public. An adult after party will be held at Mullen’s on Madison at 9pm for all Pop Shop and (art)ificial guests. 17020 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH

Saturday June 12th UCI and The Cleveland Museum of Art present: Parade the Circle and Circle Village 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Outdoor Art Fair. Event: 27th Annual Art By The Falls Fine Art & Contemporary Craft Festival Start Time: Saturday, June 12 at 10:00am End Time: Sunday, June 13 at 5:00pm Where: Riverside Park, Downtown Chagrin Falls OH

Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday June 4th Openings

MOCA's brand-new summer exhibitions: Marilyn Minter: Orange Crush, and a video installation, Aida Ruilova: The Singles 1999-Now. Mingle at the opening party on Fri 6/4 at 7PM.

The 40th Anniversary of 100 American Craftsmen at the Kenan Center in Lockport New York is June 4-6. The hours of the show are June 4, 6-9 p.m., June 5, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and June 6, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Kenan Center is located at 433 Locust Street in Lockport, New York, 14094. From Cleveland the Center is about a 3.5 hour drive. If you are feeling a bit adventurous, Theresa Yondo will see you there. If you are in the area, please stop by.
Admission to the show is $6.00. A $1.00 off coupon can be printed at the following link.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fri 5/28 Openings

Wall Eye Gallery is love. Their newest exhibition, Altruism, is an outpouring of creative energy and charity, with several NEO nonprofits serving as beneficiaries. Feel the love at the receptions on Fri 5/28 and Sat 5/29. Wall Eye Gallery – 5304 Detroit Ave.

Homeless and neglected animals need all the help they can get. So help ‘em out and attend Art Fur Animals Benefit & Auction to raise funds for local org Friends of the City of Cleveland Kennel. Bid on custom-designed ceramic cats and dogs created by dozens of cool Cle artists. The Galleria at Erieview – 1301 East 9th Street @ 6pm-10pm

Asterisk open hours this weekend to see Douglas Max Utter and Kasumi exhibition -
Sat May 29 - noon - 4pm
 Sun May 30 - noon until 4pm A friend of mine said that this is the best exhibition he has seen in 5 years in Cleveland! If you missed the opening, here’s a second and third chance to see the show! 2939 Professor Ave. Tremont

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Friday May 14th

Friday May 14th Opening

Geode Gallery Presents: The Dinnerworks Show. Opening reception Friday May 14th from 6-10 pm. Geode is located at 755 Starkweather, Cleveland, OH. Featuring Dinnerware by many local (NOC Members) and national ceramic artists.

Asterisk Gallery Presents: Douglas Utter and Kasumi. Opening reception Friday May 14th from 6-10 pm. 2393 Professor Ave. Cleveland, OH 44113. 330.304.8528

When Oil, Water & Fire Mix Don Frey works with nature to create amazing works of art. He works outdoors w/ earth-toned oil paints, sprays the canvas w/ a garden hose and adds natural materials to create organic patterns and textures. View his newest work @ Tremont's Studio 11 opening on Fri 5/14 from 6 - 10PM

Spaces Gallery Presents: Sometimes an Entrance is Actually an Exit. Work by Sculptor Josh Parker. Opening reception Friday May 14th from 6-9pm. 2220 Superior Viaduct 216.621.2314.

Sunday May 16th Opening

Artist as Quiltmaker Fireland Association for the Visual Arts' art quilt revolution/ showcase is one of the longest running venues for exhibiting fiber art in the nation. Check out the show's 26th year, opening on Sun 5/16 from 2 - 4PM. These aren't your average fair quilts--these are visually exciting pieces of art that push the quilting envelope.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Saturday May 8th Opening

Jewelry Focus at River Gallery Opens Saturday, May 8th, 3-7pm Runs through June 12, 2010 This exhibit collects contemporary jewelry by Cleveland jewelers working in sterling silver, gold, precious stones, found elements, precious metal clay, dichroic glass, resin and enamel. 19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River, OH 44116 440.3331.8406

Friday, April 30, 2010

Jenny Mendes

currently has a show at:

Heights Art in Cleveland Hts.

Raku and Alternative firing show in September.

Mary Urbas, Gallery director at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland
has asked me to post the openings for the following show.

Anyone who is working with alternative firing techniques is asked to
submit work to for a September Show featured in the Lakeland Gallery.
If you know anyone please let them know about the show.

Please contact Mary Urbas for more information or questions on the show.

Mud Masters Symposium at Canton Museum of Art

The Canton Museum of Art is sponsoring our
first Mud Masters Symposium on Saturday, July 17.  This one day event
will feature guest speaker Don Pilcher and lectures/demos by Jack Earl,
Bill Brouillard and Gail Russell.
We are hoping your group would be interested in the symposium. 
The cost for the day is only $45
and lunch is included.

We are really ceramic lovers here at the Museum - our collections focus
is watercolors and ceramics, and hope this informaton will be of
interest to you. 

Thank you so much for your support.

Please check our our website at

Kathy Fleeher, Assistant Curator/Registrar
Canton Museum of Art
American Watercolors & Ceramics
1001 Market Ave N, Canton OH 44702
330-453-7666 ext. 109
fax - 330-453-1034

Mud Masters Symposium
Saturday, July 17
Featuring: Don Pilcher, Jack Earl, Bill Brouillard & Gail Russell

Form, Figure & Function: Contemporary Ohio Ceramics
thru May 16, reopens June 4 thru July 25

Monday, April 26, 2010

Manabigama Wood Kiln Workshop in Perrysburg, Ohio

The 577 Foundation is pleased to host a wood kiln building workshop on
our grounds from May 15 until May 23rd (no class on May 22nd), 2010.  We
will be building a Manabigama Wood Kiln with John Thies and Bill van
Gilder as our presenters for the workshop. The workshop participants
will help build the kiln as well as be able to put pots in the inaugural
firing at the end of the workshop week! We just recently had an opening
in the workshop, which had been filled for several months, so this is a
great opportunity to be apart of an incredible kiln building experience.
For more information or to sign up, please visit us at or call Julie Beutler, Pottery Director, at
419-872-0305.  The cost of the workshop is $250.00.  The 577 Foundation
is located in Perrysburg, Ohio, about 10 minutes outside of Toledo, Ohio
and about 45 minutes from Detroit.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Friday April 23rd Openings

Fri 4/23 @ 3PM A Day at the Art Park is a prime example of an event that’s proactive and forward-thinking. On Fri 4/23, head to Art Park (formerly an abandoned parking lot) to learn about social service agencies offering great–and necessary–services. Also: live music and food in one of Cle’s previously neglected areas, Buckeye. 3-6:30PM @ E. 118th St. & Buckeye Rd.

William Rupnik Gallery is proud to present: An exhibition by Dana Oldfather WE ARE MOUNTAINS April 23 - May 9, 2010 Opening reception 7-10 PM, Friday, April 23, 2010
We Are Mountains, a new solo exhibit by Dana Oldfather, illustrates the weight of one’s natural emotional contradictions through a range of experiences; an accomplished existence can nonetheless be consumed with doubt and uncertainty. Her abstract wonderlands are skillful and balanced while her amoebic figures are on a transcendental journey from past to present. Each thoughtful piece gracefully embodies the revelation of contesting aspirations in an ambiguous arrangement of paths and shapes. Beginning her career as a figurative realist painter, Dana has since loosened her hand and expanded into the realm of abstraction. Contrarily organized and layered, each piece is inspired by nature, culture and resolution. With a focus on innocence, individuality, and consumption, and by employing contrasting metaphorical and magnified pointillist elements, Dana connects to the world through beauty. The Gallery is located at: 1667 East 40 St., Unit 1-A Cleveland, OH 44103

Two emerging sculptors showcase their work and chat about artsy topics at the Sculpture Center on Fri 4/23. From 5:30-7PM, explore the effects of subconscious memories of traumatic events via Andréa Key’s work in Un-Home-Like. Then, Stefan Chinov examines the intersection of sculpture and drawing in The Device Laid Bare