Bonfoey Gallery Celebrates 125 Years

Bonfoey Gallery, located in Cleveland’s Playhouse Square District at 1710 Euclid Avenue, was established in 1893. We are celebrating our 125th year as Cleveland’s premier art gallery and framing facility. Surviving the Great Depression, a devastating fire in the 1960s, the Euclid Corridor Project, and the Great Recession of 2008, The Bonfoey Gallery remains a stalwart of downtown Cleveland and […]

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Carrying Forward at Bonfoey


I want to talk about…Art. I know…surprised, right? But first I want to take a minute to share with you something I read recently on a scrap of paper found amongst Dan Tranberg’s things that his friend shared with me. “For me, the thing that seemed to ignite my imagination at an early age was abstract painting.” “With my work […]

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Dan Tranberg: Layering the Sublime


Dan Tranberg’s final works, completed in the two years before his death on May 29, are composed of pleasurable colors and forms, yet offer surprising intellectual challenges and a range of emotional information. He made many of the small painted collage-like works displayed at Bonfoey Gallery (opening October 14) in his hospital room as he struggled with cancer during his […]

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Bonfoey presents Contemporaries

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The Bonfoey Gallery’s summer exhibition Contemporaries 2017 will feature gallery artists Judy Barrie, Amanda Cook, Phyllis Fannin, Kathleen Hammett, Robert Robinson, Ashley Sullivan, and John Tellaisha.  These new works convey each artist’s singular viewpoint.   Amanda Hope Cook was highly influenced by her father, artist Marion B. Cook. After graduating from the Columbus College of Art & Design, she began […]

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George Mauersberger: Transforming Line


In the small rooms of a duplex house on Cleveland’s West Side George Mauersberger stores and sometimes makes his large-scale drawings, which have been a mainstay of the city’s visual art scene for the past thirty years. Whether these images in graphite, pastel, and watercolor are Realist, Hyper-Realist, Pop, or something else, they’re remarkable for a hallucinatory fidelity to the […]

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Bonfoey Presents George Mauersberger – Modern Botanicals 


George Mauersberger: Modern Botanicals March 3 – April 1 The Bonfoey Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new watercolors from Cleveland artist George Mauersberger. This illuminating exhibition, entitled Modern Botanicals, will be on view in our street level gallery from March 3 – April 1, 2017. An opening reception with the artist will be held 5 – 8 pm Friday, March 3. Concurrently, […]

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**Note: This show has been extended until Saturday, January 21.** A rainy winter day seemed perfect for stopping in to Bonfoey Gallery to see work by Laurence Channing.  These moody, hyperrealistic, mostly black and white drawings of Cleveland’s urban landscape present city streets, structures, and bridges as tranquil environments devoid of people or traffic.  Channing’s choice medium is charcoal and […]

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Surface: Works of Laurence Channing and Christopher Burk at Bonfoey

The Bonfoey Gallery is excited to announce Surface – featuring the works of Laurence Channing and Christopher Burk, two artists who share the same inspiration, their urban neighborhoods. This striking exhibition of new work will be on view in our street and lower level galleries from December 2 through January 7.  An opening reception with the artists will be held Friday, December 2 from 5 – 8pm. This newest group of […]

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Thump…Dump, Clump, Lump… Bump!

“Did you ever hear of Mickey, how he heard a racket in the night, Thump…Dump, Clump, Lump… Bump, and shouted ‘Quiet down there!’” So begins In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak. A stocky, dark haired boy stands on his bed; buckling forward with clenching fingers and eyes, shouting back at a noisy and uncertain night.  The story goes that […]

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Bonfoey Gallery presents new works of Gary Bukovnik

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Cleveland native, San Francisco-based watercolorist Gary Bukovnik will be exhibiting new work in his home town this summer. This beautiful exhibition of watercolors, entitled Return of Spring will be on view at The Bonfoey Gallery, 1710 Euclid Avenue, in both our street and lower level galleries from May 20 through June 18, 2016.  An opening reception with the artist will be held Friday, May 20th, from 5 […]

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