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 Berardi, and Bonfoey Galleries’ Marcia Hall and Diane Shaffstein, who gave us insight on the art of the Cleveland School artists. Wes Cowan wowed us with his expert talk on the State of the Art Market and how the internet has changed the face of Art Auctions, and Rachel Davis made us laugh with her stories of “…The Holy Grail of Victorian taxidermy…” boxing  squirrels, while imparting her wisdom by answering any and all questions about art auctions.

We also treated art patrons to a behind the scenes look at the studios of three masterful women artists, Shirley Aley Campbell, Judy Takacs and Kathleen McKenna. Remarkably, while major US museums still collect a shockingly low number of women artists, in some cases less than five percent, the Artists Archives Museum collection of Ohio artists is composed of more than 50 percent women!

So as summer begins, so does the AAWR members show, Reemergence. The annual exhibit will be on view in the AAWR gallery through June 27. The Artists Archives is proud to celebrate the works of it Archived Artists and members with this annual exhibition. This years show was juried by artists Suzan Kraus, Marti Higgins and Devilstrip contributor and AAWR Public Outreach Manager, Katelyn Gainer. As always the members show attracts a wide variety of eclectic work and is a great way to see the artistic diversity of our region.

After reemerging, fortify yourself by visiting Sustenance, from Palate to Palette, on view from July 16 – August 29. An intersection of food, art and culture, this show is juried by Allen Memorial Museum Curator of Contemporary Art, Dr. Denise Birkhofer, and a surprise celebrity Chef.

At the time of publication, Sustenance is open for entries by artists working in all mediums. PhotoNow is also open for entries, and info on entering both of these great shows can be found on our web site.

Reemergence: Through June 27

Sustenance, from Palate to Palette: July 16 – August 29

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

1834 E. 123rd St.

Cleveland Ohio 44106