Artists Archives of the Western Reserve: Wealth and Diversity of Regional Artists

Ed Raffel, What Happened to all the Fun in the World, 2023, Plywood, front surface mirrors, faux fur, expoxy coated line art, 55 x 57 x 5 inches.

This fall, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is hosting three exhibitions showcasing the wealth and diversity of regional art. From September 7 to October 21, the Archives will celebrate the addition of the work of Dale Goode and Terry Klausman to the museum’s permanent collection. The event also marks the grand opening of the Archives newly-expanded gallery space!Opening reception 5:30 to 8 pm on Thursday, September 7. An Artist Talk with Dale Goode will be held on Saturday, October 7.

On view from September 14 to October 26, is the NewNow 2023, Northeast Ohio’s premier biannual competitive art exhibition held in Tri- C’s beautiful 3,000-square-foot Gallery East. This year’s competition will be judged by Artistic Director Charlotte Gordon and Executive Director Mark Chepp of The Southern Ohio Museum in Portsmouth, Ohio. Over $1500 in awards will be given out by the jurors, and an additional award of $100 will be chosen by popular vote. Opening reception and awards ceremony 6 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, September 14.

Terry Klausman, Cool Breeze, Prismacolor pencil on paper, 2016, 23 x 28 inches. Collection of the AAWR.

To round out the season, Tangents: Abstract and Geometric Art in Northeast Ohio, curated by Jenniffer Omaitz, will be on display from November 2 to December 16. Featuring Ed Raffel, Natalie Lanese, Gianna Commito, Susan Squires, Mark Keffer, Catherine Lentini, Andrew Reach, David Cintron, and Mark Howard, the highly-anticipated exhibition is a collection of diverse and prolific artists who make color, optical interplay, mathematics, space, surface, process, and the built environment a part of their artistic language. The creators are united by a visual language in nonrepresentational forms that are both powerful and dogmatic, upholding a tradition of abstraction in the area. Opening reception 5:30 to 8 pm on Thursday, November 2.

To accompany the Tangents exhibition, the Archives will host Black Abstraction: A Virtual Discussion from 7 to 8:15 pm Wednesday, November 15. Featuring renowned African American art collector Kerry Davis and Associate Professor of Art History Dr. David Hart from Cleveland Institute of Art, the program will explore the overlooked history of Black abstract artists as well as their current important work.

For more information on all exhibitions and events, visit

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Dale Goode & Terry Klausman, Opening reception 5:30-8:30pm Thursday, September 7

Artist Talk with Dale Goode, 1 pm Saturday, October 7

NewNow 2023, September 14–October 26. Opening reception & awards ceremony 6-8:30pm Thursday, September 14

Tangents: Abstract and Geometric Art in Northeast Ohio, November 2–December 16. Opening reception: 5:30-8pm Thursday, November 2

Black Abstraction: A Virtual Discussion, 7-8:15pm Wednesday, November 15

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