Scouting the BAYarts Juried Show

Juried shows are gateways for artists to get a foot in the door and show their stuff. They cast a wide net, attract a range of artists, and create a buzz that draws large audiences to see diverse works on display at one time.  For this year’s Juried Show at BAYarts, artists Sarah Curry and David King were tasked to […]

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CAN Triennial Exhibition Prize Partners Announced

During the Spring 2022 CAN Journal launch party at Future Ink Graphics (FIG) at the Pivot Center in Clark-Fulton neighborhood of Cleveland, Collective Arts Network announced partners for the 2022 CAN Triennial Exhibition Prizes. Collective Arts Network is an organization that advances the visual art sector in Northeast Ohio through collaborative projects, especially communication, via the print quarterly CAN Journal […]

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Important Papers at SPACES

  Students in Liz Maugans’ Artists In Communities class at Cleveland State University are visiting Cleveland galleries to familiarize themselves and respond to the work. The following is one student’s response to Important Papers, Gabrielle Lajoi-Bergeron’s current exhibition at SPACES. — ed.    In 2019 French-Canadian multidisciplinary artist Gabrielle Lajoi-Bergeron found an envelope full of documents, labled “Important Papers.”  She […]

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Gray’s Auction Features Cleveland Artists

Late last year, the Cleveland Foundation contacted Deba Gray and Serena Harrigan of Gray’s Auctioneers. The Foundation was whittling down its art collection in preparation for its upcoming move to MidTown and identified some works that they did not have a place for. They decided to generate income by putting these works up for auction at Gray’s, with the proceeds […]

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Fresh: 18th Annual Juried Exhibition at Summit ArtSpace

Being a recent transplant from Greater Cleveland to the Akron area, I was unfamiliar with most of the artists in Summit Artspace’s annual FRESH exhibition. Now in its 18th year, the juried show is open only to artists in Summit, Medina, and Portage counties. This year’s iteration presents 31 works selected from a total of 155 entries by Jared Ledesma, […]

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Small Piece, Big History: Last, by Tony Smith

  Gray’s Auctioneers will offer up a host of modern and contemporary art for its upcoming auction, including a unique little sculpture loaded with big local history. In November 1979, Clevelanders watched on as a dynamic public art installation rose before the new Frank J. Lausche State Office Building on the corner of West 6th Street and Superior. While a […]

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Sweet to One Another: Abby Cipar at Praxis

  Abby Cipar’s art has a way of calling to you from afar. It was a cold, dark evening in Akron and I was driving home from class. As I prepared to turn left from Broadway onto Market Street, I looked over my shoulder at the ornate façade of Summit Artspace. It’s a habit—I work there, after all. Cipar’s wonderfully […]

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All A – DayGlo

One of the joys of the annual DayGlo show at Waterloo Arts (February 4 – 26) is that it celebrates something so very Cleveland: an industrial product that is right at home in the art world. DayGlo is a Cleveland-based industrial manufacturer of fluorescent pigment: their customers are other manufacturing companies that use the pigment to make vividly colorful packaging […]

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Artists for ARPA: Just Two Percent

  For decades, the City of Cleveland, has had a scarce commitment to the support of the arts and cultural sector. In particular, the creative workforce—the individual people who actually do the creating– has been exceedingly undervalued.  Those are people hit hard by the COVID crisis. Currently the arts sector, coordinated by Assembly for the Arts, is asking Cleveland City […]

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