The View from Home: AAWR’s Virtual New Now

  The New Now,  Artists Archives of the Western Reserve’s biennial staple of the Northeast Ohio exhibition calendar, showcases a juried collection of artists from throughout the region. Partnering with Cuyahoga Community College, the exhibition is normally held at Tri-C’s Gallery East. This year, however, it has been moved to an online format on the Archives’ website. Cat Sheridan, the […]

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Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

Supporting local art starts with supporting local artists—all of them. Regardless of their level of critical acclaim or time spent in the professional art world, for artists to flourish they need spaces and exhibitions, which allow them to experiment, cultivate a sense of community, and yes—have their work actually seen. The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve’s (AAWR) Annual Members […]

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South Concourse Gallery Opens at Judson Manor: Partnership with AAWR Yields New Art Space

Like many good things, the recent collaboration between Judson Manor and Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) was launched over lunch. Judson Manor resident Mark Corcoran had invited his friend Kelly Pontoni for a meal at the historic residence in the heart of University Circle. During a post-prandial stroll through the beautifully restored gem, Kelly, AAWR’s collection registrar, found […]

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Lee Heinen: Interior Worlds

In this time of social distance, the space inside our heads has become paramount, and often far more real than the remote, bewildering world that lies beyond our doors. While known for her innovative portraiture, Lee Heinen’s current body of work explores our interior realities during a moment of unprecedented isolation. Started in March 2020, the series began as a fortunate […]

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Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

This January, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is pleased to announce the arrival of a new exhibition featuring Denise Buckley and Kathy Skerritt—two women who have been staples of the Cleveland arts community for over thirty years. Newly archived to AAWR’s permanent collection, both artists push the boundaries of their materials to unearth their subjects’ hidden internal realities. […]

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Galleries and Museums Slowly Re-Open

In the most complicated and difficult atmosphere in recent memory, Cleveland galleries and museums are beginning to re-open their doors, after being closed nearly three months in response to the COVID pandemic. While commercial galleries as retail businesses have been permitted to open since mid-May, Governor Mike DeWine’s announcement Thursday, June 4 specifically named galleries and museums among a long […]

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Members Show, plus Ardent Thread

This spring, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve welcomes the return of its Annual Members’ Exhibition, featuring over 100 pieces by its professional-level member artists, hung salon-style in the main gallery. The show presents an exciting diversity of voices and media, as each artist is able to contribute one original work under 24 inches for display. In years past, submissions […]

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Eterovich and Bercaw at Artists Archives

“The magic of Shakespeare with words, the thrill of Beethoven in music, is certainly a rewarding experience. But the human eye, being precious, demands another kind of fulfillment…” —Anthony Eterovich This winter, the Artists Archives is pleased to present Fulfilling the Eye: Anthony Eterovich, a retrospective that not only satisfies the senses, but follows the artist’s trajectory over his eight-decade […]

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To See the UNseen: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection and the Northeast Ohio Response

“My images are my proof that I exist in a world without accurate depictions….I am tired of people from outside of Black environments communicating our stories. Their perceptions are off. This is why my work is so important.” — Donald Black Jr., photographer, whose work is including in seenUNseen   SeenUNseen is a large survey of work by African American artists […]

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