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Thursday, November 29, 2012


“TerraVista Studios 13th Annual Holiday Sale.” Fri 11/30 – Sun 12/2  TerraVista Ceramic Studios is a whirlwind of activity this time of year with artists creating, firing and glazing in innovative ways to appeal to all you discerning holiday arts shoppers. Go to the TerraVista Studios 13th Annual Holiday Sale and shop for goods by made NEO artists — ceramics, enamel jewelry, woodcarvings and more.  Open Fri 11/30 from 11-4PM, Sat 12/1 from 12-7PM and Sun 12/2 from 12 – 4PM.  1400 East 30th Street, Cleveland
“Cleveland Institute of Art’s Student Holiday Sale.” Fri 11/30 – Sun 12/2  Support students. Students from the Cleveland Institute of Art are putting on their holiday art sale located at the Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts. There will be items like ceramics, glass, jewelry, clothing, ornaments, paper goods and much more for sale.  Find those gifts. This sale offers you an excellent opportunity to check some of those names off your holiday list while supporting up-and-coming local art students. Admission is free, but be sure to bring your checkbook!  Open Fri 6 – 9:30pm; Sat 10am – 8pm; and Sun 12:30 – 6:30pm.
“Little Italy Holiday Art Walk.” Fri 11/30 – Sun 12/2  You can’t match shopping in Little Italy. The gifts… the food… the lights… No mall can compete. And there’s no better time to shop than at the next Little Italy Holiday Art Walk, with over 100 visiting artists and exhibits from local, regional, national and international artists.  Art Walk starts Friday at noon to 9PM, Saturday noon to 9PM & Sunday noon to 6PM.
“2012 Artcraft Holiday Show 25th Year Anniversary.” WHO Over 20 Downtown artists and 30 regional artists working in fine arts and crafts across diverse media.  WHAT 25th annual Holiday Open Studio and Sale
Largest collection of fine art & craft for the holiday season.
WHEN Saturday, December 1, 2012, from 10am to 7pm.
Sunday, December 2, 2012, from 11am to 5pm.
WHERE The ArtCraft Building, 2570 Superior Avenue, Cleveland 44114  Studios on the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th floors.
Free Parking available. Elevator access.  WHY An opportunity for the public to purchase high-quality art at reasonable prices. ABOUT The ArtCraft Open Studio & Sale began in 1981 as 'The Bohemian Department Store’ an event hosted by artists in the Tower Press Building. This grew into the ‘Eat at Art's’ exhibit at SPACES has always been held on the first weekend in December. It has been hosted by artists in the ArtCraft Building for the past 25 years.  
CONTACT Call Mark Yasenchack at 216 407-3685 or for more information.
Visit our website for a complete list of participating artists and images of their work:

DRAKE STUDIO  Holiday Sale Part 2.  The Hildebrandt Bldg.,
Dec. 1-2  3619 Walton Ave., Cleveland. 11am-5pm all days.

“Rose Iron Works Holiday Open House and Boutique.”  Open 5-9pm.  Forging Demonstrations at 6 and 8 pm.  Rose Iron Works Studio and Forge, 1536 E. 43rd Street, Cleveland, OH 44103

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Hectic Studio Sale (NOC’s Stephanie Craig and Todd Leech) Hildebrandt Building, 3619 Walton Ave. Cleveland.  Noon-5pm both days.

NOC’s Bette Drake Studio Sale Holiday Sale, the Hildebrandt Bldg.,
3619 Walton Ave., Cleveland.  Also the weekend of Dec. 1-2  11am-5pm all 4 days.      216-251-3878 or 216-961-8118.

NOC’s “Theresa Yondo.”  11/25 Sunday 1-6 1814 East 40th St, Fifth Floor Cleveland 44103  Use the Kelley St Entrance.  Lots of really cool artists and of course Kat and Laura of Prosperity.

“NOC’s Jenny Mendes Online Sale!” We are having our 3rd annual holiday online sale!  Beginning "Black Friday" November 23rd at 1:00 a.m. eastern standard time through midnight "Cyber" Monday November 26th. takes you directly to the online store!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

11.16 and 17

“Jeff Yost's first show at the Mezzanine Gallery.”  (Image Above).  Friday evening, November 16th, 6:00-9:00.  He has become a favorite of Clevelanders in recent years and we are delighted he will be exhibiting over twenty of his landscapes.  The show will be held on the first floor of Little Italy’s old schoolhouse in “Live Publishing”, Rm 103 (2026 Murray Hill Rd.).  Please join us for an evening of art, wine and refreshments.  Hours: November and December: Tuesday-Saturday 11:00-6:00.  After Thanksgiving open Sunday: 12:00-5:00  (216) 721-4992  2026 Murray Hill Rd.  Cleveland, Ohio 44106

“Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson STRATA.”  Opening Reception is Friday November 16, 5-9 pm.  Hildur will also be in the gallery Saturday, December 1 from 2-4.  William Busta Gallery  2731 Prospect Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115    

 “Alterations.”  Opening Reception 5 – 11pm.  Alteration is different from creation. Or is it? These three artists make certain that the added lines, textures, and patterns in their work yield results as rich and independent as the original. By way of material exploration and process-oriented execution, Sarah Isenhart, Jessica Pinsky, and Beth Whalley deliver thoughtful constructions.  Opening night also features two sets of free jazz from The Oblique Orchestra (of Columbus) beginning after 9pm. Survival kit Gallery, 1305 W. 80th Street #3c, Cleveland
“Tower Press Collective.” Opening reception 5-10pm. The Tower Press Collective is chock full of talent. Get an eye-full of stunning painting, photographs, mixed media & more at their opening reception Fri 11/16 at Greenwald Gallery @ the 78th Street Studios Building. 
“Kasumi, Anatomy of Emotion, Images from "Shockwaves"  Opening Reception 5-9pm. Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery 1305 West 80th St., Cleveland, 216.631.6719
“Breaking Down-Closing Reception.”  5-9pm.  The phrase, “breaking down” refers to something either falling apart or being taken apart. In the work of Michael Abarca and Karl Anderson, both of these prospects develop simultaneously. Examining the impending failure of functional objects and contrarieties in language, each artist illustrates the break down by deconstructing individual elements and highlighting flaws in these man-made structures.  Forum Artspace 1300 West 78th St.  Cleveland, OH

“Davor Sanvincenti, Jeff Williams & The Vault.”  Opening Reception begins at 6pm.  Get yourself to SPACES for food & drink, plus great art at the opening reception for SPACES’ latest public projects w/ Jeff Williams, Croatian artist-in-residence Davor Sanvincenti, and the latest audio and video art in The Vault.Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314
“The Annual Holiday Members Show and Sale.”  Opening Reception from 5 pm to 8 pm.  AAWR Executive Director, Kenneth Goerg, commented “The Holiday Members Show and Sale is one of my favorite exhibitions of the year. What’s so special about it is that it rings in the Holiday Season, and brings friends together to enjoy each other and the bountiful display of art around them.”  This show is a festive presentation reflecting the diverse styles of well known Cleveland area artists. It’s also an opportunity for members of the AAWR to showcase, promote, and sell their work to the public in our premier gallery space. AAWR members are each invited to showcase two original artworks and with a membership of over a hundred artists, the Holiday Members Show and Sale is sure to offer something for everyone! Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St. Cleveland, 216.721.9020

Charlie Cummings Gallery Cup show 2012  link here:

“Theresa Yondo.” 11/17 Saturday 12-4 and 11/18 Sunday 1-8 CHARM THE HEART One of a kind art gifts,
3124 Corydon Rd. Cleveland Hts. Ohio  Lots of really cool artists with our lovely host April.

Friday, November 9, 2012


“Textual Healing.” Opening @ 6pm. Sarah Gotowka knows WTF is up in her new exhibit Textual Healing, opening @ Proximity Cleveland.  This Montreal-based textile artist uses traditional techniques to explore the world of communication through technology, focusing specifically on romantic relationships. She explores “the ways that text message slang, Facebook statuses, and emoticons have overtaken love letters and face-to-face conversations as preferred relationship-building tools among young adults.”  Come check out this art exhibit/cultural anthropology study that’s totally relevant for our times. Proximity Gallery, 1667 East 40th, Cleveland 216.262.8903
“Sam Martineau – Radio 9.” Opening 6 – 9pm. Radio 9 is an exhibit by Brooklyn-based painter (and CIA alumnus) Sam Martineau.  Martineau’s paintings and collages on record albums are deceptively simple and exquisitely executed; they respond to the forms of mid-century graphic design, racing, and car culture, as well as music packaging.  After-party at 9pm @ the Beachland w/ Cool Devices, RA Washington & The Family Dollar, Night Sweats, and The Village Bicycle. Arts Collinwood, 15605 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 216.692.9500
“Jason Robert Carroll:  Depth of Place.”  OPENING from 6-10PM. The exhibit will run through November by appointment and will be open to the public again on December 14th for a closing reception.  "My intent in these images is to capture a frame of time, a before and an after; to attune the viewer to the unseen emotions echoed everywhere we go. The images are a recognition that even in the most mundane places, it is likely that something meaningful happened there, somewhere along the line.  Even without people, places have depth, and they have emotional resonance." Mastroianni Photography and Arts.  2688 W. 14th Street, Cleveland

Paintings by James March and photography by Ryn Clark.” Willoughby-Hills-Community-Gallery.  35400 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills, Oh.
8th Annual By Hand Fine Art & Craft Fair: 200+ vendors! Adjacent to the Fabulous Food Show at the I-X Center, visitors will find the eighth annual By Hand Fine Art and Craft Fair featuring ceramics, woven scarves, paintings, leather goods, sculpture, and more on exhibit. This juried art show displays more than 200 local and national artists.  This event is an amazing opportunity to check out some amazing fine oil paintings, functional pottery and textiles not only locally, but also from around the nation. Previously rated as one of the top art festivals by the Art Fair Source Book, this festival is sure to live up to its expectations.  Liz Sabo, a Cleveland-based designer, will be selling her collection of hand-sewn totes, wallets, and messenger bags. Jerry Schmidt of Waterloo 7 Studio and Merle Randolph of Designs by Randolph are showing amazing metal sculptures. A beautiful ornate wood carving by nationally renowned artist Joe Leonard will be displayed, as well as a unique massive overhead chandelier designed from reclaimed automobile glass by Cleveland artist Mike Kaplan of the Glass Bubble Project.  This event is completely free and open to the public. Come find a special one-of-a-kind gift for your holiday season, while checking out all of the fun live art demonstrations at this year’s festival. The show runs Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10 from 10am – 7pm and Sun 11/11 from 10am – 6pm.  For more information, visit
“Makeshift Parables-religious iconography paintings by Dana Depew.”  Open 8pm until 9 pm Sunday. A solo exhibition of of large scale religious iconography works by Cleveland based artist Dana L. Depew  
makeshift - temporary or expedient substitute for something else, suitable as a temporary or expedient substitute
parable - a simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson.
Kollective Gallery, 1908 S. Taylor Road, Cleveland Hts.,

  Breaking Ground: A Survey of Northern Ohio Ceramics.  THE SHOW HAS ENDED!  THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!!!!!!   HERE ARE THE TIMES TO PICK UP YOUR WORK!  Location: Gallery East
Cuyahoga Community College, Eastern Campus
4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills, OH 44122.
Pick-up Dates: Tuesday Nov. 13 – Wednesday Nov.14, 10am-3:30pm

Thursday, November 1, 2012


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“Life and Death in Black and White.” (Image above) Opening Reception 7-10pm.      Revenge of the Illustrator.  A mohawked demon with decaying skin, lips curled into a grim grin, ferociously clutches a decapitated head in a talon-like hand as he eagerly rips the flesh from its skull with the other.  Every torn shred of muscle fiber is meticulously detailed, every blood vessel defined. This is art.  Cleveland will give the illustrative arts its due when one of the largest collections of graphic illustrators, album cover artists, comic artists and tattoo artists from around the world combine forces.  Loren Naji Studio Gallery 2138 W. 25th Street, Cleveland

“A Tale in Two Cities.”  Panel discussion: Fri 11/2 @ 5pm. Opening reception: 6 – 8pm.  Alumni of the Cleveland Institute of Art’s (CIA) College of Art and Design living in Cleveland and Brooklyn, NY, will showcase their work at an upcoming gallery highlighting the diversity of urban-based art colonies.  “There’s a very large enclave of CIA alumni students that live in various sections of Brooklyn, and there’s no better capital for art in this country than New York,” explains Bruce Checefsky, Director of Reinberger Galleries where the exhibit will run from Fri 11/2 to Sat 12/15.  The gallery is part of CIA’s mission to promote graduated artists, and Checefsky specifically hopes to showcase the differences in life between the two urban environments.  “The question that I posed to myself and the artist is — does where you live make a difference in what you make?” explains Checefsky. “I thought these two cities would be great to compare, because New York is so competitive, so vital to the art world,” and graduates from the Institute face the question of whether or not to move to the coast or stay in Cleveland at some point in their career. “Do you leave Cleveland to go to the coast where the bigger part of the industry is, and if you do that, what do you give up and what do you gain? Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd, Cleveland, 216.421.7407,
“Cleveland Museum of Art- Mix.”  Event 5 – 11pm.  Sip a cocktail, explore the collection, dance the night away, and enjoy the view… Yeah, do all that AND MORE at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s very first public evening event in the gorgeous Ames Family Atrium.  Don a mask and join MIX at CMA for Masquerade. Tix $14, $7 for members. Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, 216.421.7340,

"Heights Arts Holiday Store (11th Annual).  Opening Reception 6-9:30.  Heights Art Gallery, 2163 Lee Road #104 Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457

“Polkapocalypse.”  Opening Reception 7pm-1 am. Imagine a barren landscape of crumbling edifices marked only by ghostly zombie couples dancing the oom-pah-pah, the haunting and eerie strains of a distant accordion in 3/4 time, and a pulsing, yet faint, electric light emanating from SPACES. Welcome to the Polkapocalypse!  Polkapocalypse is coming… are you ready for the “party to end all parties”? Support SPACES and attend one giant polka party (of sorts). Expect music, an art auction, and a night honoring John C. Williams, former Board President of SPACES and all-around good guy. Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314
“Screw Factory Artists 5th Annual Open Studio.” noon – 7pm.  Tour the artist enclave known as the Screw Factory Artists at their annual Open Studio event on Sat 11/3. Step inside the Lake Erie Building and peek into the studios of real working artists, set in a giant industrial monolith of a warehouse. The setting is inspiring in itself. Screw Factory 13000 Athens Ave., Lakewood www.screwfactory 
“City Artists at Work - Lost & Found Exhibit.”  
Opening Reception 5:30 - 7:00pm   Show is open Monday October 29 – Friday January 11, 2013 at The Plain Dealer Headquarters.  The exhibit is a  search for beauty in the discarded, is an exhibit 
showcasing the works of three Summit County artists, Bret Hines, Gwen Waight and Marcia Mazak.  RSVP to  For more information visit our Lost & Found info page:  We hope that you will join us! Visit the City Artists at Work website:

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