Northern Ohio Art Dealers Association Announces Expo 2013

The Northern Ohio Art Dealers Association (NOADA) presents its annual ARTExpo May 10 through 12, 2013 at the Bidwell Foundation’s Transformer Station, 1460 West 29th Street, in Cleveland’s historic Ohio City neighborhood. NOADA member galleries and dealers participating in ARTExpo 2013 are 1point 618, Bonfoey Gallery, William Busta  Gallery, Thomas French Fine Art, Harris Stanton Gallery, Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery, Thomas R. Riley Galleries,  Shaheen Modern & Contemporary Art, Tregoning & Company, and Verne Gallery.

ARTExpo 2013 will open with a Gala Preview party on Friday, May 10 from 5pm To 9 pm. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will  be served as patrons view and have the first opportunity to purchase artworks exhibited by Northern Ohio’s finest art  dealers. The Expo will continue on Saturday, May 11 from 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday, May 12 from Noon to 5 pm.

Transformer Station is a project of the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation. It’s the adaptive re-use of an old  electrical transformer station, designed to present the Bidwells’ own collection and to bring original, contemporary arts  exhibitions, events and programming from around the world to the West Side of Cleveland. Construction of a new wing  and restoration of the original 1924 industrial building were completed in late 2012, and the galleries opened to the  public on February 1, 2013. (See the accompanying photograph.)

Asked about the choice of the Transformer Station as the venue for NOADA ARTExpo 2013, Bill Tregoning, Expo 2013  Chairman and owner of Tregoning & Company responded, “[T]he choice was an easy one. It is the newest and perhaps  the most intriguing fine arts venue in Northern Ohio. It will provide both our exhibitors and patrons unique  opportunities to view, consider and purchase works of fine art from some of the nation’s most reputable dealers, located  in Northern Ohio. I think our patrons will be delighted with the quality, value and diversity of the artworks that will be  presented here.” Tickets for the Gala Preview are $50 per person, and admission to the ARTExpo 2013 for the Saturday  and Sunday hours costs $10 per person. Advance tickets will be available from all of the participating dealers. Tickets
will also be available at the door.

For additional information, please contact Steve Louzos, NOADA Director of Advertising and Communications: email