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 proud to present Business of Art for Artists, with Mary Urbas.  These classes are designed as a first-step towards helping artists make a successful transition from creating art to presenting and promoting it. Mary Urbas will share her 35 years of marketing experience in the professional fine art world as a gallery owner, curator, teacher, consultant and exhibiting artist.  The Business of Art for Artists series is free to the public, courtesy of a matching grant provided by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.  Class schedule and registration information is available on

This Spring, A.A.W.R. is presenting the following two satellite exhibitions.  Women of the Western Reserve, featuring the work of Archived Artists Ruth Bercaw, Lee Heinen, Phyllis Seltzer & Member Artist Marti Higgins, is currently on view in Cleveland’s AECOM Building until June 1.  In honor of Women’s History Month, a Legacy Reception will be held from 6 0 7 pm Thursday, March 23.



Trees, Trees, Trees! will be held at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens beginning on February 11th.  The show is a delightful sampling of work from the permanent collection by Archived Artists June Bonner, Lee Heinen, Robert Jergens & Adele Marihatt as well as pieces contributed by Member Artist Christine Ries.  Trees, Trees, Trees!  features images of arboreal splendor, ranging in representation from delicate and traditional to bold and modern.  The exhibition will be on display in the Garden’s “intimate and inspiring” second floor Guren Art Gallery until March 11, 2017.


Call for Entries

The Artists Archives is seeking Member artwork for its 2017 Annual Member’s Exhibition.  This year will be “all inclusive” as we will accept 1 entry from each Member in good standing & hang all salon style. There is no entry fee and Size will be restricted to 24” maximum in any direction.  Work may be dropped off at the AAWR on March 18  and March 20 – 23. The exhibition will be held  March 30 – May 13, 2017.


To become a member, or for addition information, visit or call our office at 216.721.9020


Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

1834 E. 123rd St.

Cleveland Ohio 44106








Art Bites Professional Practice Series: Create a Professional Image: 6 – 8 pm March 15


Write an Artists Statement and Exhibition Resume: 1-3 p, Saturday, April 15 and 12:30 – 3 pm Saturday, April 29


Trees, Trees, Trees! Works of June Bonner, Lee Heinen, Robert Jergens, Adele Marihatt, and Christine Ries at Cleveland Botanical Garden: Through March 11


Women of the Western Reserve: Works of Ruth Bercaw, Lee Heinen, Phyllis Seltzer, and Marti Higgins at the AECOM Building. Reception in March, National Women’s History Month: Through June 1


Legacy Reception:  6-7:30 om Thursday, March 23


Members’ Exhibition: votes collected for People’s Choice Award, announced at exhibit closing reeption. Opening, 5:30 – 8 pm March 30. Closing, 6:30 – 8 pm May 5.