CAN Announces Winners

  Collective Arts Network is pleased to announce winners of its benefit card game, Cleveland Artists On Deck. Winners were first revealed at the launch of the Winter 2020-2021 issue of CAN Journal Friday, November 20 at Framed Gallery. But before we name the names, we should muse a bit about what made the game great. This was a COVID-safe, city-wide […]

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STATE OF PORTRAITURE 2020

The painting of portraits has a long and storied history. For hundreds of years, artists have sought to capture likenesses on canvas. In a post-postmodern world, portraiture still has a role to play, but what is it exactly? In a world of selfie sticks and Instagram filters, people still seek out traditional painted portraits, but the status of these paintings […]

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EVENTS Spring 2020

Your easy, chronological guide to exhibits and opportunities at Northeast Ohio galleries, studios and museums in the next few months. More information about many of these exhibits can be found elsewhere in the pages of CAN. THROUGH MARCH 14 7th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Triennial MORGAN CONSERVATORY THROUGH MARCH 15 The Distance of the Moon AKRON ART MUSEUM THROUGH MARCH […]

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52 Weeks + Works

The arrival of the  Academy Graphic Communication’s  52 Weeks + Works calendar has become an annual moment in the region’s art scene. The 2020 calendar reached mailboxes in the first days of the New Year. It’s a week-by-week planner for the year, with each week accompanied by a full page image by an artist of Northeast Ohio.  So it annually […]

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WINTER 2019-2020 EVENTS

Your easy, chronological guide to what Northeast Ohio galleries and museums have coming up in the next few months. More information about many of these exhibits can be found elsewhere in the pages of CAN.   CONTINUING EVENTS THROUGH NOVEMBER 27 Lines & Shadows Cleveland artists Steven Mastroianni and Rebekah Wilhelm bring different priorities and experiences to this show. Mastroianni […]

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From Woman XII at Lakeland

If we learned anything about women and gender-queer folks over the last two years and two months, it is that we are resilient, powerful survivor-warriors. What seems clear both locally and globally for women in living in the Orange Era, is what artist Barbra Kruger plainly stated 30 years ago in her stark photo text piece: “Your body is a […]

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CAN Triennial Dealer Guide: Cleveland Figurative, Booth 10

Stanka Kordic Martin O’Connor John A. Sargent, III Judy Takács Contemporary Figurative Realism is a movement that has been brewing on the coasts for over a decade. Cleveland’s own figurative artists have also been passionately painting humans with an eye to truth, beauty and the beauty of the truthful depiction…physically and emotionally. To own a masterful depiction of a human […]

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