Up and Coming at The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve


The NewNow: Northern Ohio’s Premier Artists Competition.

Drawn from Cleveland’s sixteen surrounding counties, The NewNow will present 75 works of painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video, and various other media by numerous NEO artists selected by Janice Driesbach, Chief Curator of the Akron Art Museum. Artwork selected for display in the heavily competitive NewNow represents the contemporary vision, cutting edge concepts and incredibly talented artists who represent NEO locally, nationally and internationally. Opening reception September 9th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Tri-C’s Gallery East at 4250 Richmond Rd. Cleveland, OH 44122.


Peepers, by Lee Heinen

Peepers, by Lee Heinen


The Three Amigos: A painterly tribute to Ron Joranko

Ron Joranko (1935 – 2008) left his career as a tax accountant in 1993 for the life of a plein air painter. Within two years he landed his first one-man exhibition at a Tremont gallery. In pursuit of his career, he began classes at Tri-C under the tutelage of Ron Johnston. Joined by another classmate Cleveland artist Loren Naji, the three comrades formed a life-long friendship working locally and traveling internationally. The Three Amigos will feature landscape, still-life, and figurative work by Joranko, a stunning plein air portrait of Ron by Ron Johnston, and selected paintings by Loren Naji. Opening reception from 5 to 8 pm September 18 at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve’s gallery at 1834 E. 123rd St, Cleveland, Ohio.



The 2nd Annual Western Reserve Open Photography Competition

For the second year, the WROPC has drawn well over 500 entries competing for 75 coveted spaces on the walls of the Cuyahoga County Beachwood Public Library. Judged by Dianne Waggoner, Assistant Curator of Photography at Washington DC’s National Portrait Gallery, the exhibition will open Saturday morning, November 1st with a panel discussion and presentation of awards. Notable will be the People’s Choice Award, which invites the public to vote for their favorite image. Last year’s exhibition was seen by over two thousand people at the Beachwood Public Library. Opening Saturday, November 1 2014.


The Archives Speak: Insights and Images of Ohio Artists launch and book signing

Please join us at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve on November 15th, 2014 for the book signing and launch of our landmark publication. Edited by Rota Sackerlotzky and Roger Welchans, and five years in the making, The Archives Speak is the definitive information source guide for 62 Archived Artists containing their portrait, biographical and career information and examples of their artwork. The patron’s opening, at which numerous Archived Artists will be available to sign books, will precede the public opening. Please join us, purchase a copy and meet the faces behind the pictures. For further patron information please call the Archives office at 216.721.9020.


Sid Rheuban

Sid Rheuban

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

1834 East 123rd Street

Cleveland, OH 44106



The New Now: September 9 at Tri-C Gallery East

The Three Amigos: September 18 at AAWR

The Western Reserve Open Photography Competition: November 1 at Beachwood Public Library

The Archives Speak launch and signing: November 15 at AAWR