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

Thursday, December 15, 2016

9.16-17

9.16
Brick Ceramic + Design, 420 East 161st St., CLE www.brickceramics.com  “Clay in CLE.”  Open 5-10 pm during the artwalk.

78th Street Studios, 1300 West 78th Street, CLE “Third Fridays Artwalk.”  5-9pm.

9.17
Screw Factory, 13000 Athens Ave., Lakewood www.screwfactoryartists.com “WeihnachtsMarkt- Christmas Gift Market.”  Open 10-5pm.   Featuring the work of NOC artists Diana Bjel, Lauren Herzak-Bauman and Brian Sarama.

The Galleria at Erieview, 1301 East Ninth Street, CLE  “Last Minute Market.” Open 10-6pm.   Featuring the work of NOC’s own Yumiko Goto, Lauren Herzak-Bauman and Theresa Yondo.


Juma Gallery, 20100 Chagrin Blvd., Shaker Heights 216.295.1717  “Customer Appreciation Event.”  Open 10-6pm.  

Friday, December 9, 2016

12.9-13

12.8-12
NOC’s own Jenny Mendes online sale.  (Image Above)  Link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/jennymendes?ref=hdr_shop_menu

12.9
2731 Prospect, 2731 Prospect Ave., CLE 216.298.9071   “All Together Now.”  Opening 6-9pm.  Featuring the Work of NOC’s own Elizabeth Emery along with the work of 13 other artists.

Walkabout Tremont.  Featuring Open Studio for NOC’s own Bill Brouillard and Bob Bruch at 2662 W. 14th St. 6-10pm.

12.10
River Gallery,19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 440 331-8406, www.rivergalleryarts.com “Holiday Market.”  Open from 12-6pm.

12.10-11

78th Street Studios, 1300 West 78th Street, CLE “Cleveland Bazaar.”  Saturday Dec.10th,10am-9pm Sunday Dec. 11th, 10am-6pm  Featuring the work of NOC members Sandy Miller in her gallery, Allen Kradlak in his gallery and Todd Leech at Dawn Tekler Studio #113.  Theresa Yondo also has work at CWAL!

12.13

Tri-C Gallery East, 4250 Richmond Rd., Highland Hills 216.987.2473 “Art from the Inside.”  Opening 6-9pm.  Featuring the work of Tri C faculty including NOC’s own Stephanie Craig and Brian Sarama.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

12.2-4



12.2
Brick Ceramic + Design, 420 East 161st. Street Cleve. www.brickceramics.com  “Amy Halko Solo Show.”  Opening 6-10pm. Amy Halko's beautiful handmade ceramics will be on sale in BRICK Gallery throughout the holiday season!
Satellite Gallery 422 East 156th Street, Cleveland. “OPTIC - Crystal Beirsdorfer, Sage Byham, Bob Drake, and Nancy Fraizer.”  Opening 6-9
In Conjunction with:  Waterloo Arts, 15605 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 216.692.9500 artscollinwood.org  “Walk All Over Waterloo.”  6-9pm. 
Bonfoey Gallery, 1710 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.621.0178, www.bonfoey.com  “”Surface:  Works of Laurence Channing and Christopher Burk.”  Opening 5-8pm. 
Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, Cleveland, 216.401.5981”Off the Wall Members Showcase.”  Open 5-9pm. 
12.2-3
Screw Factory 13000 Athens Ave., Lakewood www.screwfactoryartists.com  “9th Annual Holiday Open Studio.”  Friday 6-10pm Saturday 11-5pm.  Featuring the work of NOC artists.

Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900  www.zygotepress.com “Off the Wall.”  Fri 6-8PM Waterloo Location.  Sat 12-6PM Downtown Location.


12.2-4
TerraVista Studios, 1400 East 30th Street #401, Cleveland, 216.523.1387, www.terravistastudios.com “17th Annual Holiday Sale.”  Friday 11am – 4pm, Saturday noon-7pm, Sunday noon-4pm.  Featuring the work of NOC artists Lynne Lofton, Andrea Leblond, Megan Dull, Yumiko Goto, Stephanie Miller Davis, Rob Romeo.

12.3
Judith Salomon Studio, 3620 Perkins Ave., Cleve.  “Holiday Sale.”  Open 10-5pm.  Featuring work from NOC’s own Judith Salomon + 4 other artists. (Image Above)
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St. Cleveland, 216.721.9020 www.artistsarchives.org  “David E. Davis Tour.”  1-2:30pm.  Phone for reservations and more information. 
12.3-4
Artcraft Building, 2570 Superior Ave., Cleveland, 216.407.3685  “Holiday Sale.”  Saturday 10-7pm.  Sunday 11-5pm.  Featuring the work of many NOC artists.  (Image Above.) Studios on the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th floors.  Free Parking available. Elevator access.  Largest collection of fine art & craft for the holiday season featuring over 25 Downtown artists and 30 regional artists working in fine arts and crafts across diverse media.

Bette Drake Studio, 3619 Walton Ave. Cleveland,  2nd Floor.  “Annual Holiday Sale.”  11am-5 pm both days. 
Superior Hot Glass, 1558 E. 40th St. Cleveland, Ohio. “4th Annual Holiday Sale and Open House.” Saturday10AM-7PM and Sunday Noon-5PM.    Featuring the work of NOC’s own Theresa Yondo. 


Friday, November 25, 2016

11.26-29


11.26
River Gallery,19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 44116 440 331-8406, www.rivergalleryarts.com  “Holiday Market Preview.”  Open 12pm – 5pm.  Featuring the work of many NOC members.  

11.26-27
Hectic Studio, 3619 Walton Ave. Cleveland,  2nd Floor, 440.590.0672, www.hecticstudio.com    “Open Studio and Clearance Sale.”  11am-5pm both days.  (Image Above)  Attention Ceramic Artists: we are selling a large slab roller. Come check it out! $500 OBO.  It is a Brent SR36.  

Bette Drake Studio, 3619 Walton Ave. Cleveland,  2nd Floor.  “Annual Holiday Sale.”  11am-5 pm both days.  (Image Above)

Due to a winter storm in Seville last weekend, Bonnie Gordon has decided to extend the Studio Open House and Fine Art Sale at 167 Pine Needle Drive, Seville, Ohio for another weekend.  The additional hours and days are Saturday, November 26th, 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday, November 27th 11 AM to 4 PM.

11.27
Prosperity 1814 East 40th Street #5E.  "Prosperity Holiday Party/Sale."  1-6pm.  Featuring the work of NOC's own Theresa Yondo.  

11.28-29
Lakeland Community College 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094, 440.525.7029  A-Building, Atrium Hallway (Between the Bookstore and Counseling)  “Holiday Artists Market.”  10 am – 3 pm both days.  Featuring the works of NOC’s own Sandy Miller and Brigitte Fiorille.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

11.17-20






11.17
Lakeland Community College 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094, 440.525.7029 “Lakeland Community College Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition.”  Artist Reception 7 - 9 PM.

Dawn Cook Design, 3235 Warrensville Center Road, Beachwood (NOC’s Own) “Lauren Herzak-Bauman Pop Up Show.”  Open 10am-8pm.

11.18

78th Street Studios. 1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland  “Third Fridays.”  This month be sure to check out the work of NOC’s own Todd Leech at Dawn Tekler’s Studio in Suite 113.  (Image Above.)

Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery 1305 West 80th St., Cleveland, 216.870.6719 www.kennethpaullesko.com  “Lissa Bockrath:  Soaring Beyond the Divide.”  Opening 5-9pm.

Harris-Stanton Gallery 1370 W. 9th Street, Cleveland  “3rd Annual International Exhibition.”  Opening 6-8:30 pm.

Spaces, 2529 Detroit, Cleveland 216.621.2314 www.spacesgallery.org  “Creative Fusion Group Exhibition.”  Opening 6-10pm.

11.19

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St. Cleveland, 216.721.9020 www.artistsarchives.org  “20th Anniversary Founders Exhibition and Oral Histories Documentary Premiere.”  Open 1-3pm.

11.18-20

Cleveland Flea Featuring the work of NOC’s own Lauren Herzak-Bauman for more info please go to www.theclevelandflea.com

11.19-20

Bonnie Gordon Open House,167 Pine Needle Drive, Seville, OH.  “Studio Open House and Fine Art Sale.”  Open Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 11-4.  Featuring the work of NOC Members, Bonnie Gordon, Elaine Lamb and Theresa Yondo!  (Image Above.)

Holiday Sale 3124 Corydon Rd, Cleveland, OH  “Charm the Heart Art Sale.”  Featuring the work of 13 artists including NOC’s own Theresa Yondo.  Saturday Hours 1-8pm and Sunday 12-4pm.  

Holiday Sale 13601 County Line Road, Chagrin Falls, OH “Artist Open House.”  Saturday 11-5 and Sunday 12-4pm.  Featuring the work of NOC’s own Jacqueline Miller and NOC’s friend Stephen Yusko!  Along with 7 other artists.  (Image Above)

Friday, November 11, 2016

11.11-13


11.11
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St. Cleveland, 216.721.9020 www.artistsarchives.org  “20th Anniversary Founders Exhibit.”   Opening 5:30-8pm. Dexter Davis, Phyllis Sloane and Randall Tiedman’s work (Image Above), along with that of the other founders — Shirley Campbell Alley, David A. Haberman, William Martin Jean, Robert Jergens, Patricia Zinmeister Parker, and Phyllis Seltzer — will be on view at the 20th Anniversary Founder’s Exhibition.  

Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland, 216.229.6527  sculpturecenter.org  “”Apparat:  Retrogression Through Technological Progress.”  Opening 5:30-8pm.  

Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, Cleveland, 216.401.5981 “Tiempo Fragmentado-New Work by Loreto Greve.”  Opening 5-9pm. Cleveland Print Room’s artist in residence Loreto Greve will be presenting her body of work Tiempo Fragmentado. This work has been produced during her stay here in Cleveland as a Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion artist.  The work deals with “pieces, fractions and moments in the time.” Greve captures time through photographs and by “drawing over paper, doing fast movements with black ink.” These abstract drawings represent the “fast action of the light over the paper.”

Walkabout Tremont.  
Hartshorn Gallery, 2342 Professor Ave. Cleve.  “Lila Rose Cole-New Paintings.”  Opening 5-10pm. 

11.12-13

Bonnie Gordon Open House,167 Pine Needle Drive, Seville, OH.  “Studio Open House and Fine Art Sale.”  Open Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 11-4.  Featuring the work of NOC Members, Bonnie Gordon, Elaine Lamb and Theresa Yondo!  (Image Above.)

11.11-13


IX Center.  “Cleveland By Hand”  Please go to: http://www.clevelandbyhand.com/ for more information.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

11.4

11.4
Heights Art Gallery, 2175 Lee Road  Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457 www.heightsarts.org  “Holiday Store.”  Opening 7-9pm.

 Waterloo Arts, 15605 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 216.692.9500 artscollinwood.org  “Walk all Over Waterloo.”  5-10pm.
Maria Neil Art Project, 15813 Waterloo Rd. Cleveland, www.marianeilartproject.org, 216.481.7722  “Alternative Movie Posters.”  Opening 5-10pm.

Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900  www.zygotepress.com “In-Turn.”  Opening 6-8pm.  The show features Zygote interns Erin Adiar, Allison Polgar, Kelsey Moulton, Anna Tararova, Grace Wen (who also runs the Satellite Gallery off Waterloo), Yana Miko-Misho (who also interned at Micro Art Space), Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory intern Tony Carlone, Praxis Fiber Workshop intern Annmarie Suglio, and Samantha Konet who interned at both Zygote and Praxis.


Harris-Stanton Gallery 2301 West Market Street, Akron, 330.867.7600, www.harrisstantongallery.com  “Embedded Light.”  Opening 5:30-8pm.  Artists Abbey Blake and Linda Fischer both work in the medium, with Blake’s work influenced by her background in printmaking and biomedical art, leading to abstract designs, and Fischer using it to render such subjects cityscapes, mountain sides and aerial landscapes as seen from an airplane. Their work will comprise the next show at Harris Stanton Gallery’s Akron location, appropriately called Embedded Light.  (Image Above)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

10.28

10.28
Cleveland State University Art Gallery, 1307 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.687.2103, www.csuohio.edu/artgallery  “The People’s Art Show.”  Opening Reception 5-8pm.

Tri-C Gallery East, 4250 Richmond Rd., Highland Hills, OH  “NeoPostFactum.”  Opening 6-9pm.  New work by Guy-Vincent.

Loren Naji Studio Gallery 2138 W. 25th Street, Cleveland www.lorennaji.com  “Gallery Talk EMOH.”  From 8-9pm. If you’d like to hear from Loren’s own mouth about his experiences up in Michigan and learn more about why he did the project, drop by his Ohio City studio where he will give a brief talk about the project. He’ll tell you how he came up with the idea, how he built the sphere, what it was like living in it and what he was trying to convey. He’ll also talk about what’s come out of the project and where it’s going in the future. There will be an audience Q&A and an afterparty at a location to be disclosed. It’s free. (Image Above)


Cowans Ceramic Auction.  26801 Miles Road, Warrensville Heights.  10am.  Preview here: http://www.cowanauctions.com/auction/10282016-modern-ceramics-modern-art-design-live-salesroom-auction/lots/

Thursday, October 20, 2016

10.21-23

10.21
2731 Prospect, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071 “(NOC’s Own) Elizabeth Emery, + Kate Budd and Endi Poskovic.”  Opening 6-9pm.

West 78th Street Studios, 1300 W. 78th Street, Cleveland “Third Fridays Art Walk.”  

Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery 1305 West 80th St., Cleveland, 216.870.6719 www.kennethpaullesko.com “Cinema 07.”  Opening 5-9pm. 

Cleveland West Art League, 1300 W. 78th Street, Cleveland “Don’t Panic – New Work by Rich Cihlar and Bob Peck.”  Opening 5-9pm.

Hedge Gallery 1300 W.78th Street, Cleveland  “Architectonic:  encaustic paintings By Christopher Kier and Fabric of Time:  works by Carmen Romine.”  Opening 5-9pm.

10.22

Next NOC Event!  (Image Above!)
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.

10.23

Sandusky Cultural Center, 2130 Hayes Avenue at Perkins Sandusky, OH 44870 419.625.1188  www.sanduskyculturalcenter.org  “Bon Appetit.”  Opening  1-4pm. Featuring the work of NOC members, Bill Brouillard, Bette Drake and Mark Yasenchack.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

10.19

10.19 (Wednesday)
Tri-C Gallery West, 2nd Floor Campus Library, 11000 Pleasant Valley Road, Parma, 216.987.5322, www.tri-c.edu  "Ceramics Invitational:  Platters."  Opening Reception 5-7pm.  Featuring the work of 24 NOC memebers!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

10.14-16

10.14
Brick Ceramic + Design, 420 East 161st. Street Cleve. www.brickceramics.com  “CleveLAnd:  New work by Antonia and Nate Cotterman.”  Opening 6-8pm.  
Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, 216.361.9255, www.morganconservatory.org  “Denise Bookwalter and Susan Warner Keene.”  Opening 6:30-8:30PM.  Florida State University associate professor of printmaking Denise Bookwalter’s Matiere — referring to a material’s tactile surface quality — explores both traditional and digital processes, old and new print technologies and incorporates non-traditional media.  Toronto-based Susan Warner Keene uses handmade paper to look at how it can interpret experience and the impact of experience on an individual narrative, looking at how it can assume elements of human-related physicality that relate to body perception.
Bruno Casiano Gallery, 5304 Detroit Ave, Cleve. 216.346.6562 www.brunocasiano.com “Work by Bruce Casiano.”  Opening 6-10pm.

Beachwood Community Center 25325 Fairmount Blvd, Beachwood.  “Inked Images: Seven Printmakers.”  Opening 5-8PM.  The work of seven area artists — all women and some of them with formidable reputations — comprises the show Inked Images: Seven Printmakers. Participating artists include Abbey Blake, Amy Casey, Liz Maugans (one of the c0founders of the 20-year-old Zygote Press, a local hub for printmakers), Wendy Partridge, Nicole Schneider, Lisa Schonberg, and Paula Zinsmeister.

“Progressive Insurance Art Tour.” 2-4PM.  Progressive Insurance, headquartered in Mayfield Village, is known for its impressive private art collection with 7,500 works by 2,000 contemporary artists, including such art stars Andy Warhol, Davd Wojnarowicz, Nan Goldin, Cindy Sherman, David Hockney and Andreas Gursky.  Normally the works are only seen on display in Progressive offices around the world. But the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is giving people a chance to get a glimpse of the collection, with a two-hour tour. It’s free for AAWR, $10 for non-members but you must make a reservation through AAWR.

Walkabout Tremont.

10.16
Ohio Ceramics Supply 2861 State Route 59, Ravenna Township, 330.296.3815 “Matt Nolen Workshop.”  From 9am-Noon.  Please register ahead of time.  (Image Above) Link: http://maycocolors.com/index.php/visiting-artist-series/matt-nolen-ocs.html    During his presentation at Buckeye Ceramic Supply, Matt Nolen will demonstrate the building of a narrative ceramic surface over multiple firings using slips, stains, underglaze, cone 6 and cone 06 glaze, overglaze enamel, decals and luster.

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 29, 2016

9.30-10.1

9.30
Cleveland Institute of Art, 11610 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 800.223.4700, www.cia.edu  “Lunch Time Lecture with Sarah Kabot.”  12:15-1:30 pm.

Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, Cleveland, 216.401.5981 “Perpetual Ephemera.”  Opening 5-9pm.  (Image Above.)

Akron Museum of Art, 1 S. High Street. Akron, 330.376.9185, www.akronartmuseum.org  “Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space.”Opening 7:30PM.  The Akron Art Museum’s new show Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space examines how sculpture and works on paper interact in the work of six artists who use non-traditional materials and processes: Mark Fox, Anne Lindberg, Nathalie Miebach, John Newman, Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard. Each of the artists explores in a different way the relationship between two-dimensional and three-dimensional work.  Opening night will give visitors a chance to meet the artists and engage them in conversation and to create a 3D doodle while enjoying music provided by DJ Naeno. The show will be on view through 1/15/17.

10.1
River Gallery,19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 44116 440 331-8406, www.rivergalleryarts.com  “Jewelry Invitational.”  Opening 3-7pm. Celebrate the fine artistry revealed by the mastery of five eminent jewelers' inspired designs.... Marvel at exquisite craftsmanship, beautifully evident in all new jewelry pieces by:  Matthew Hollern, Pamela Argentieri, Kate Varner Rieppel, Lauralee Hutson, and Pamela Pastoric.

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 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


Thursday, July 14, 2016

7.15-17




7.15
Hedge Gallery 1300 W.78th Street, Cleveland  “Face Value.”  Opening 5-9pm. Features artists John W. Carlson, Sarah Curry, Brian Mouhlas and Douglas Max Utter ( Image Above)

West 78th Street Studios, 1300 W. 78th Street, Cleveland  “Third Fridays.”  Open 5-9pm.

7.17
“Medina Art In the Park.”  11 AM to 5 PM. Featuring the Work of NOC’s own Bonnie J. Gordon.  (Image Above)

Friday, July 8, 2016

7.8-10

7.8
 Doubting Thomas Gallery, 856 Jefferson St., Tremont. “Walk Across America-Vacation.”  Opening 6-10 pm.  Featuring the work of NOC’s Own Theresa Yondo! 

Rescheduled!   Bourbon, Steel, & Silver Dollars is one of the most exciting art events in Cleveland. It is a pop up art gallery that features works from multi-disciplined artists including sculpture, painting, photography, and drawing. The participants are a very select group of 20+ local and national artists filling up a 15,000 sq ft space. This year will also feature new work from past artists as well as some new genres of art such as tattooing and performance.  The event will be held at 3500 Crane Center, Streetsboro, OH 44241. The doors will open at 5:00 and close at 11:30pm. Featuring the work of NOC artists Stephanie Craig, Todd Leech.

Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900  www.zygotepress.com  “Rasumuson artist in Residence with the work of Sara Tabbert, (NOC’s Own) Elizabeth Emery and Amy Casey.”  Opening 6-8pm. 

Bay Arts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village.  “10”  Opening reception 7-9pm.  10 Artists representing 10 years of BAYArts Exhibitions.  

Harris-Stanton Gallery 1370 W. 9th Street, Cleveland  “World Tour with Alexander Befelein.” 

Walkabout Tremont.

7.8-10

Cain Park Arts Festival.  Featuring the Work of NOC Members! Visit Link for more info!  http://www.cainpark.com/index.aspx?page=676

Thursday, June 30, 2016

7.1-3

7.1
Maria Neil Art Project, 15813 Waterloo Rd. Cleveland, www.marianeilartproject.org, 216.481.7722  “Michelangelo Lovelace.”  Opening 5-9pm. Cleveland artist Michelangelo Lovelace’s paintings are brimming with life — ordinary people doing ordinary things drawn from his own urban upbringing. In nearly 30 years working as an artist, he’s built a following of collectors, had numerous exhibits and last year, won the Cleveland Arts Prize. (Image Above)

Waterloo Arts, 15605 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 216.692.9500 artscollinwood.org  “Walk All Over Waterloo.”  5-9pm.  

7.1-3

Boston Mills Artsfest.  Featuring the work of NOC’s Own Sandy Miller! http://bmbw.com/boston_mills_artfest.html for more info! Whoever thought to repurpose the Boston Mills-Brandywine ski lodge and slopescape in the Cuyahoga Valley, turning them into a venue for a fancy-schmantzy art show and sale, really deserves the Cleveland Arts Prize. The Boston Mills Artfest is 45 years old this year, and brings to the resort artists and crafters selling in practically every conceivable media: woodworking, glassblowing, photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry, pottery/ceramics, fabric and fashion accessories — you name it.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

6.24-25

6.24
Bourbon, Steel, & Silver Dollars is one of the most exciting art events in Cleveland. It is a pop up art gallery that features works from multi-disciplined artists including sculpture, painting, photography, and drawing. The participants are a very select group of 20+ local and national artists filling up a 15,000 sq ft space. This year will also feature new work from past artists as well as some new genres of art such as tattooing and performance.  The event will be held at 3500 Crane Center, Streetsboro, OH 44241. The doors will open at 5:00 and close at 11:30pm. This is a free event, but an invitation ticket is needed to get into the show. Tickets can be procured before the event or at the door. Please visit our website for details - www.bourbonsteelsilverdollars.com   Featuring the work of NOC artists Stephanie Craig, Todd Leech.

Heights Art Gallery, 2175 Lee Road  Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457 www.heightsarts.org  “Eric Neff.”  Opening 6-9pm. Meet the artist and view new, abstract drawings by Cleveland artist Erik Neff in the spotlight gallery space.  Erik says about his work, “Like the process itself, the idea of an “abstract narrative” can be a state of contradiction or irreconcilability."  (Image Above)

6.25

Waterloo Arts, 15605 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 216.692.9500 artscollinwood.org  “Waterloo Arts Fest.”  12-7pm.  

Thursday, June 16, 2016

6.17-19



6.17
78th Street Studios. 1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland   “Third Friday.”  Open 5-9pm.  

2731 Prospect, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071  “Shimmering Schemata New Work by Michelle Murphy (Image Above) and Perpetual Sunset New Work by Brandon Juhasz, Aaron Koehn and Erik Parra.”  Opening 6-9pm.  

6.18
Clifton Arts and Music Fest.  Clifton Boulevard, Lakewood.  10 am – 6 pm.  At the intersection of Clifton and W.117th Street in Lakewood.

Bayarts Arts and Music Fest. 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village.  10 am – 4 pm. 

6.18-19
Shaker Heights arts and Music Fest.  Saturday 10 am – 8 pm and Sunday 11 am – 5 pm.  20233 Van Aiken Blvd.  Shaker Heights.

Upcoming:  

6.24
Bourbon, Steel, & Silver Dollars is one of the most exciting art events in Cleveland. It is a pop up art gallery that features works from multi-disciplined artists including sculpture, painting, photography, and drawing. The participants are a very select group of 20+ local and national artists filling up a 15,000 sq ft space. That is an incredible amount of art. For an exciting addition in 2016, we're inviting international artists to join. Additionally, we will be adding more wall space and more gallery lighting. This coming year will also feature new work from past artists as well as some new genres of art such as tattooing and performance.  The event will be held at 3500 Crane Center, Streetsboro, OH 44241. The doors will open at 5:00 and close when the last guest goes home. This is a free event, but an invitation ticket is needed to get into the show. Tickets can be procured before the event or at the door. Please visit our website for details - www.bourbonsteelsilverdollars.com   Featuring the work of NOC artists Stephanie Craig, Todd Leech.

Gallery Submissions:
In Akron:  See Image Above.
In Cleveland:  “The New Now.”  Link: www.artistsarchives.org

Thursday, June 9, 2016

6.10-11


The Cleveland Art Community lost a very important member last week.  Erica Weiss was a dear friend, artist and gallery owner who will always be remembered by her kindness and generosity towards all who knew her.  Her gallery, Juma, is a testament to her impeccable taste in artwork and style.  She will be greatly missed.  

 Memorial Service for Erica Weiss.  June 11 at 11:00 am.  The Fairmount Presbyterian Church 2757 Fairmount Blvd. Cleveland Heights at 11:00 am.  Reception at the church following service.  


6.10
Heights Art Gallery, 2175 Lee Road  Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457 www.heightsarts.org  “Refraction.”  Opening 6-9pm.  (Image Above) The Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) has been instrumental in the careers of countless visual artists and designers, who make their careers enriching our lives through their work. They can be found making creative contributions throughout the country. Among them though, is a cadre of artists working in glass who have made their stake here in Northern Ohio, including Carrie Battista, Robert Coby, Scott Goss, Earl O. James, Brent Marshall, Shawn Messenger, Michael Mikula, Marc Petrovic, Kari Russell-Pool, Mark Sudduth, and Linda Zmina.
Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, Cleveland, 216.401.5981  “The Peer Show.”  Opening 5-9pm.  

Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland, 216.229.6527  sculpturecenter.org  “After the Pedestal.”  Opening 5:30-8pm.
Walkabout Tremont.

6.11-12
Valley Arts Center, 155 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls, OH “Art by the Falls.”  Saturday 10-7pm.   Sunday 11-5pm.