Artists Archives of the Western Reserve: Celebrates Shirley Aley Campbell, Members, and Military Veterans

This spring marks a time of celebration and collaboration for the Artists Archives. We begin the season honoring one of the region’s most important figurative painters, Archived Artist Shirley Aley Campbell (1925–2018). Campbell’s attentive portraits of marginalized subjects earned her a respected place in the Cleveland arts community for over fifty years. In tribute to Shirley’s legacy, a pop-up exhibition […]

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Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is an organization proudly founded by artists for artists. To date, the AAWR houses the work of 79 creators who have shaped Ohio’s visual landscape, preserving their legacy for generations to come in our on-site archival facility and sharing their art through exhibitions and programming. This summer marked the unfortunate passing of two […]

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Recast Ceramic Invitational at Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is pleased to open its fall season with Recast, an exhibition co-curated by Mary Urbas, gallery director at Lakeland Community College. Recast is the second ceramic invitational showcasing the wealth of talented Ohioans working within this versatile medium. This second casting of this exhibition features hand built and wheel thrown sculptural and […]

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AAWR Presents Graphic

This summer the AAWR is proud to present GRAPHIC: The Counter Culture of Cartoons, Comics and Graphic Novels. The exhibition, which will be held concurrently with FRONT International, was created to provide an important regional and thematic counterpoint to the massive, multi-city triennial for contemporary art. AAWR Executive Director Mindy Tousley explains, “Graphic is intended to juxtapose low/high art and […]

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Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Spring 2018

Szalay/Takács Secrets Art is full of secrets…secret meanings, symbolism, struggles and statements. Some secrets go to the grave with the artist, leaving curators and art historians to spend centuries speculating and theorizing about the mysteries hanging on museum walls. And some living artists blog about the secrets they have hidden in their paintings, hoping someone will care about the painting […]

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Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is pleased to open its fall/winter exhibition season with Visual Emotions, The Way I Remember You, the inaugural show of Archived Artist Augusto C. Bordelois. A native of Havana, Cuba, Bordelois paints in a Magical Realist style which weaves together rich psychological symbolism with lush sensual imagery. His fantastical narratives speak to the […]

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Artists Archives presents NewCelle

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is pleased to announce its upcoming Summer exhibition, NewCelle, featuring the collaborative drawings of Archived Artist Bea Mitchell, John Jackson, Ed Mieczkowski and Achala Wali.   NewCelle formed as a group in 1998 with the purpose of “revitalizing drawing in the light of the coming new Millennium.”  Influenced by the Surrealists’ technique […]

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Artists Archives: Professional Practice Series, plus Spring Exhibits

2017 Marks the launching of our new schedule of programs entitled ART BITES: Nutrition for the Creative Mind.  ART BITES is a series of ongoing programs that offer information for artists and like-minded individuals.  These are divided into three categories:  Professional Practices for Artists, Collecting Art Talks and Artist Studio Tours. As part of the Professional Practices series, we are […]

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Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Celebrates Founders, and Looks Ahead

In celebration of AAWR’s creation, we end the year with the 20th Anniversary Founder’s Exhibition, a group show featuring the art of founder David E. Davis and the 8 early supporting artists:  Shirley Aley Campbell, David A. Haberman, William Martin Jean, Robert Jergens, Patricia Zinsmeister Parker, Phyllis Seltzer, Phyllis Lester Sloane and Randall Tiedman.  Each artist will be represented by […]

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