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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Dan Tranberg

Dan Tranberg, 1611P,  2016, courtesy of Bonfoey Gallery

Dan Tranberg, who died of heart failure after a struggle with leukemia at age 53 this week, was an incomparably valuable human being. I can’t begin to imagine how many real tears are being shed over him now, how many people felt that he was close to them, that whatever warmth or insight he shared with them was among the […]

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Bonfoey presents Contemporaries

Robert M. Robinson

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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**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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The F Word Re-imagined

Get A Life, No 1, oil on antique linen, Deb Lawrence, 2016

When I was a little girl growing up in Ann Arbor in the 60’s, my parents urged me to dream big and pursue whatever my imagination allowed.  With brothers on both sides, I built forts, dug in the sandbox, and climbed trees.  My liberal dad and feminist mom raised me to believe in myself, supporting me when I organized girls […]

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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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On The Move: CLE + Philly + NYC + Zurich!

Deb-Lawrence-Get Going, Deb Lawrence, 2016 48- x 72- oil on antique  linen

Hello again, friends: As you may know, I’ve been “on the move.” Though my studio is no longer full time in Cleveland, my CLE friends and supporters know I’m still active in Cleveland’s art scene …and want to keep it that way!  Feeling So Honored: Thank you, CLE! American Greetings’ New Headquarters I feel so honored to have two large […]

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