BAYarts: Celebrating 10 Years

  This year BAYarts commemorates ten years of art programming and community engagement with special events showcasing some of the highlights of the past decade.   In addition to art education and cultural events,  under the discerning eyes of BAYarts directors and countless guest curators BAYarts gallery exhibitions have featured hundreds of artists from across northeast Ohio.  Two accessible galleries, […]

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Chicks in the East…Dudes in the West

“Chicks with Balls” is now a phenomenon. And my growing, living, traveling portrait exhibition called “Chicks with Balls: Judy Takács paints unsung female heroes” returns to Northeast Ohio with a solo show at Tri-C Gallery East, opening October 29th from 6:00 to 8:30.   Back in 2010, “Chicks” was just a nutty painting idea: I asked female friends and family […]

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Fall 2015 Events

Events Your easy, chronological, not-quite-comprehensive guide to what Northeast Ohio galleries and Museums have coming up in the next few months. More information about many of these shows can be found on preceding CAN member pages. Enjoy the shows! Continuing Through September 27 Staged Akron Art Museum through October 15 Migration Eastman Reading Garden Cleveland Public Library Through October 16 […]

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Artists Archives Reemerges

As spring winds down and summer begins, the Artists Archives wraps up a busy spring schedule of exhibitions and programming. Thanks to our patrons and the artists of Cleveland, we had record breaking attendance for both the historic Pearls of Cleveland Exhibition and consciousness raising Majority Rising. We held three programs in our Collecting Art Series, starting with Dr. Marianne […]

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Artists Archives presents Majority Rising

  When Arists Archives of the Western Reserve executive director Mindy Tousley asked me to curate a figurative show to honor Women’s History Month in March 2015, and to include my own work, she didn’t have to ask twice. Eagerly and quickly, I chose my dream team of Archived Artists for the exhibition we call Majority Rising.   Feminist issues […]

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Changing of the Guardians: new leadership at ARTneo, Artists Archives, and the Cleveland Arts Prize

      Three Cleveland nonprofit organizations are mission-driven to recognize, preserve, and collect the art of Northeast Ohio. They are not the city’s biggest institutions, but three relatively small ones, with staffs of one or two people: ARTneo, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, and the Cleveland Arts Prize. They are completely separate organizations, but taken together, their […]

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Chicks with Balls

I asked my female friends and family to take off their tops for me and pose holding a variety of balls to cover their breasts. Oddly enough, many of them said yes…and here’s why. These chicks really do have balls. And not just the kind it takes to have a little fun and show some skin. They are truly the […]

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BAYarts: All Dressed Up

The Dress Says It All July 5 – 31 Curated by Denise Stewart Sullivan Family Gallery A woman’s dress is an extension of herself: another skin. The Dress Says It All is a celebration of women artists, individually responding to the “dress” in form and words. The exhibit originated with the theme of the LBD—the Little Black Dress, that must-have […]

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