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Ohio clay community.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

12.16- 18 add on!

12. 16-18

“Cleveland Heights Holiday Art Sale.” Friday at 3:00pm until Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 5:00pm. Please join us for a holiday art sale featuring artists Jenny Mendes, Dawn Estrin, (Bijou Graphique), Nancy Gardner and Shayna Roth Pentecost hosted by Rosie Mendes Ford. Hours: December 16th, 3-8 PM. December 17th, 10-5 PM. December 18th, 12-5 PM. For a preview of the artists' work, please visit the following websites: 2216 South Overlook Road Cleveland Heights, Ohio ( top of Cedar Hill near Nighttown)



“Grand Opening Celebration, black &White CafĂ©/Gallery.” Each day open from 12-8pm. Shows: “Intertwined, a product of a love story.” New work by Joe and Stephanie Ayala. Negative Space at Asian Town Center

3820 Superior Ave, Second Floor Cleveland, OH 44114


“Holiday Open House.” Open 1-4pm. Rose Iron Works Studio and Forge, 1536 E. 43rd. St., Cleveland,

In Memory: Malcolm Davis 1937-2011

From the NCECA website:

It may only be when learning of unanticipated loss that overwhelming sadness brushes so assuredly against reverential grace. NCECA shared such a moment with many of you when early this morning we began to receive phone calls and e-mail messages informing us of the passing of Malcolm Davis.

Dear friend, mentor and inspiration to thousands working in clay, Malcolm's life journey served as an exemplar for many who have chosen the path of the publicly engaged studio potter. As a humanitarian and potter, Malcolm somehow managed to seamlessly interweave strands of altruism, idealism, pragmatism and improvisation. He taught us what was required to lead a meaningful life as a maker, teacher and friend. In the process, he shared with us lyrical, carbon-kissed pots that came from his own hands, raised our awareness of the great works made by others, and generously gifted his knowledge, passion and love for material, process, meaningful moments and human connection. In the introduction of his closing lecture for NCECA's 2010 Conference in Philadelphia, entitled How Did I End Up Here?, Malcolm shared...

The earth binds us potters to one another; none of us are here without the other, so gratitude must be paid to this community of makers and creators... And then there is The Clay. None of us would be here today, struggling and surviving, creating and making, if it weren't for the power of the living earth that seduces, sustains and keeps us growing. Thanks to The Clay, to all those workers and makers over the millennia who paved our way.

Malcolm attended his first NCECA event when he was brand new to clay in 1979 at Penn State University. In the weeks prior to his passing, Malcolm was working and communicating with NCECA to gather information and craft presentations for the Past Masters program being planned for the 2012 conference in Seattle. Malcolm's heart and spirit will be with us, although not in the manner we had planned. All of us who had the pleasure of knowing Malcolm will sadly miss him. As we make moments to meditate on the life he so richly crafted and selflessly shared, we know that Malcolm would want us all to go to the studio, touch the clay and make contact once again with a friend.

Thursday, December 8, 2011



“Arts Collinwood Annual Holiday Sale.” Friday, December 9th 11am-11pm Saturday, December 10th 11am-11pm Sunday, December 11th 11am-5pm Shop local this holiday season at Arts Collinwood's Annual Holiday Art Sale featuring over 30 of the region's best artists. The Arts Collinwood Holiday Art Sale has become a popular Cleveland destination and a draw for holiday shoppers from around the city, featuring a wide array of unique, affordable artwork including: wearable art, award- winning jewelry designs, prints, adorable baby items, museum quality paintings, exquisite glassworks, luxurious knitwear, beautiful holiday cards and much more. For more information about the Holiday Art Sale at the Arts Collinwood Gallery, or any of the events in the Waterloo Arts District, visit us on Facebook or at or by calling 216-692-9500. Only 10 minutes from downtown Cleveland, just north of I-90 on the corner of E. 156th and Waterloo.

“River Gallery Winter Collection.” Opening reception 12-7pm. Featuring over 22 artists including many NOC members! River Gallery,19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 44116 440 331-8406,

“Controversy: The Final Show @ Zaller Gallery.” Openign Reception 5 – 11PM. Controversy — for one night only! Zaller Gallery presents its last show — Controversy — featuring the work of over two dozen emerging & established NEO artists. Think the show will be controversial? Depends on your views. The show will offer a spectrum of perspectives on different subjects from people with very different backgrounds. Let’s discover what’s provocative in the 21st century. Zaller Gallery, 16008 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland

12.10, 11

“Bazaar Bizarre.” NEO's favorite indie art + craft show, is back for it's last show this holiday season, December 10th-11th at 78th Street Studios featuring 80+ vendors to shop. Since 2004, BazBiz has offered up the finest craftspeople, unique gifts and a festive shopping experience, and we look forward to seeing you there! December 10-11th at 78th St Studios (10a-9p Sat, 10a-6p Sun). 1300-1301 West 78th St, Cleveland 44102

“Trinty Cathedrals Holiday Arts and Crafts Bazaar.” The bazaar will take place during the Cleveland Artists Holiday Invitational and be held in both the piazza and the gallery. Hours: Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115


“Holiday Open House.” Open 1-4pm. Rose Iron Works Studio and Forge, 1536 E. 43rd. St., Cleveland,

Open through Fri 12/30/11 The Heights Arts Annual Holiday Store is packed with over 80 regional artists selling paintings, prints, cards, books, CDs, ceramics and other good stuff. You don’t have to travel beyond Cedar-Lee to find high quality artwork. Heights Art Gallery, 2163 Lee Road #104 Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457

Thursday, December 1, 2011

12.2-4 Holiday Sales!!!


“Cleveland Artists Holiday Invitational Exhibit at Trinity Cathedral.” Opening and Artist's Reception from 5-9 pm. Presented by the Visual Artists of Trinity Cathedral and curated by Mary Urbas December 2, 2011 - January 29, 2012 Gallery Hours: Wednesdays 1-6 PM, Fridays 5-9 PM, Saturdays 10 AM-3 PM and Sundays 12 Noon - 5 PM. Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115

“Blueprints, New work by Qian Li.” Opening Reception from 7-9pm. 1point618 Gallery 6421 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, 216.281.1618

“Michael Gill: Common Household Rhymes for the Modern Child.” Book release Party 6-9pm. William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071

“Art House Revealed: Benefit Art Sale and Party.” Opening Reception 7-10pm. Cost $20 Online $25 at The door. Art House Studio 3119 Denison Ave. Cleveland, 44109

“The Unexpected Art Show featuring Augusto Bordelois.” Opening Reception from 6-9pm. The O Gallery at LaPlace 2101 Richmond Road, Beachwood, 44122


“TerraVista Studios 12th Annual Holiday Show & Sale.” Also included within the energetic and spirited space of TerraVista Studios during this 3-day holiday event, will be one-of-a-kind gift creations designed and created by well over a dozen noted Northeastern Ohio artists working in silver, gold, and cloisonnĂ© enamel jewelry; fiber artists, woodcarvers, whimsical drawings, and more. The TerraVista Studios Holiday Show & Sale is free and open to the public and located in the Cleveland Arts QuARTer at 1400 East 30th Street, Suite #401 in Cleveland (between Superior and St. Clair, just off the I-90 Superior exit). Hours are: Friday 12.2: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, 12.3: 12 - 7 p.m. Sunday,12.4: 12 - 4 p.m. Secure parking is available in the front and side of the building (elevator access is also available). Please visit our website: for complete details. or contact us by email: if you have any questions.

“Little Italy’s Holiday Art Walk.” Wine, dine and shop one of Cle’s coolest, most authentic, culturally rich neighborhoods — Little Italy. It’s time for their 35th annual Holiday Art Walk. Find those unique gifts you’ve been looking for.


“Zygote Press Off the Wall Holiday Show.” 1 – 4PM. Handmade. Local. Old school. The art and ephemera at Zygote Press’s annual Off The Wall Holiday Show has all that appeal and more. Support your local printmakers and purchase holiday gifts to hang on your wall… or some greeting cards, handmade books, scratch pads and other printmaking miscellany. Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900

“Cleveland Handmade Market @ Tower Press.” 10AM – 6PM. It seems as though the handmade offerings get better and better every year. Maybe our NEO artisans are just getting more skilled. Whatever the case, you’re sure to find something cool you’ve never seen before at the Cleveland Handmade Market at Tower Press, 1900 Superior Ave., Cleveland


“Artcraft Building Open Studio Holiday Sale.” Featuring over 60 Artists! December 3 and 4. Saturday 11-8pm and Sunday 11-5pm. 2570 Superior Ave. Cleveland

“Hildebrandt Building Holiday Sale Featuring Betty Drake.” 11-5 Saturday and Sunday. Hildebrandt Building 2nd Floor, 3619 Walton Ave., Cleveland.

“Douglas Sanderson's Flower of life Series.” A new site-specific commission recently installed at the Cleveland Clinic Richard E. Jacobs Health Center in Avon, Ohio. Open House, Saturday December 3, 2011 from 1:00- 4:00 PM The artist will be present. Cleveland Clinic Richard E. Jacobs Health Center 33100 Cleveland Clinic Blvd., Avon OH 44011 440.695.4000