Archive for August, 2009

Student Slide show at MOCA

August 31, 2009

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DOWNLOAD:  slideshow@MOCAcallforentries-1

We are writing to invite art students from northeast Ohio colleges anduniversities to submit work for presentation at the second annual STUDENT SLIDESHOW @ MOCA on Wednesday, October 28th. The event is put on by Case Western Reserve University’s Graduate Art History Association as part of MOCA Cleveland’s “College Night”.  Attached is the official Press Release and Call for Artists.

Monetary awards will be given to the top three artists selected by jurors Ann Albano of the Sculpture Center, Pam Jaffe of the Cleveland Foundation and Seema Rao of the Cleveland Museum of Art.  For detailed submission guidelines, please see

Submissions must be emailed to by September 25th, 2009.  All selected participants must present the submitted work unless specific arrangements are made otherwise.  Selected participants must provide a print out of their current schedule as proof of enrollment.  Last years participants must submit a different
body of work in order to reenter this year.

This event is made possible by the generosity of the CWRU Department of Art History and Art, the CWRU Friends of Art and MOCA Cleveland.


What’s Next: Juried Student Exhibition

August 26, 2009
Sponsor: Bradley University Galleries
Origin: Peoria, Illinois
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Announcement Information
Title: What’s Next
Deadline: October 30, 2009
Type: Juried Competitions
Category: Multiple Media
Fees: $25/3 works.
Juror(s): Richard Holland
Apply Online: Apply-on-Line

National Deadline: October 30, 2009 – What’s Next’ is a national competition surveying some of the best work created by current art students. Open to all undergraduate students across the country, ‘What’s Next’ is both a question and a statement, formed by displaying a juried selection of artworks from the art professionals of tomorrow.

Best in Show – $550
Second Place – $300
Third Place – $175
Purchase award may also be made by the University.

Richard Holland is a working artist, attorney, educator and podcaster. He is a 2003 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with an MA, MFA, and JD. After returning to Chicago and showing his installation work and practicing law, he soon began the Bad at Sports art review podcast, with artist Duncan MacKenzie, in 2005. Bad at Sports was awarded “Best Podcast” by Chicago Magazine in 2008, and now has branch teams in New York, San Francisco, and London. Richard Holland has exhibited at a number of institutions including The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Hyde Park Art Center, The Sioux City Art Center, GARDENFresh Gallery, The Gahlberg Gallery at the College of DuPage, Casa Thomas Jefferson, Brasilia, Brazil, and FRAC PACA, Marseilles, France. His work and projects have been reviewed and written about in Flash Art, CBC Radio, WFMU 91.1 New York, WMAQ Channel 5 Chicago, Time Out Chicago, New City, The Milwaukee Journal, The Daily Southtown, The Chicago Tribune, The Wisconsin State Journal, Art Muscle, and The Chicago Reader.

All artists must be enrolled in an undergraduate art program at the time of entry, and all artwork submitted must have been completed within the last two years. All forms of creative expression are encouraged.

Each student must pay a non-refundable entry fee of $25 for entering up to three artworks, and $5 per each additional artwork. No single artist may submit more than 10 works for consideration.

To apply either download and fill out the entry form included in this prospectus or apply online (download). In an effort to conserve resources Bradley only accepts digital images for consideration.The University will retain the submitted images of accepted artwork and reserves the right to use the images in publications and publicity. CD’s of works not selected will only be returned if accompanied by a SASE. Digital images can be submitted on CD or by email (send to: The email and online submission process is HIGHLY PREFERRED because it makes our process more efficient.

To send via email: The email should include the artist’s full name as subject along with ‘WHATS NEXT submission.’ The images must meet the following specifications: File names = artist’s last name followed by the entry number as noted on the entry form (i.e. Jones1.jpg, Jones1detail1.jpg, etc.). The image files should be in HIGH QUALITY JPEG format, images should be no smaller than 1000 pixels in any direction and 72dpi. Images must be oriented properly (i.e. top of image is top of artwork). Video work should be sent with simlar naming conventions in quicktime compatible format.

To send on CD/DVD: Clearly label the disc with the artist’s full name. File specifications for CD submission are the same as the specs for email submission (see e-mail specs above).

Bradley University Galleries
c/o Gallery Director
1501 W. Bradley Ave.
Peoria, IL 61625

The artist is responsible for delivering or shipping the artwork to and from the gallery. A barcoded shipping label OR adequate postage for return shipping must be included with all shipped work. Be sure to label your work clearly so that is can be easily identified. Bradley University Galleries will store artwork for up to 30 days after the closing of the exhibition. After March 15, 2010, all unclaimed artwork will become the property of Bradley University.

Accepted artwork will be insured for the sale price or other stated value while it is in the custody of Bradley University. The artist is responsible for insuring the artwork while in transit. The Bradley University Galleries will receive a 35% commission of all sales. No accepted entries may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition.

Oct 30 – Postmark Deadline for Entires
Nov 9-12 – Selection of Work by Juror
Nov 13 – Artists Notified of Acceptance
Dec 7 – All Accepted Work Due at Bradley
Jan 4 – Show Opens
Jan 29 – Show Closes
Mar 1 – Deadline for Pick up/Return of Work

CIA Faculty Exhibition

August 23, 2009

The annual Cleveland Institute of Art Faculty exhibition opens with a reception at 6:30 on Thur, Sept 3 at the Rienberger Gallerys.

The show will no doubt feature work from their photography faculty, including Nancy McEntee, Mary Jo Toles and Barry Underwood.

Visit the gallery website.

Phantom Photography Exhibition?

August 22, 2009

While out today, I swore I picked up a postcard for an exhibition called “This is Not a Photograph” (a Mission of Burma reference?) at the Cleveland Foundation in early Sept.  When I got home, I couldn’t find it.  No problem, I’ll look online.  I can’t find anything about it.  Does anyone have any information about this exhibition?

Two New Internship Opportunities!

August 21, 2009

Check these out.  Act fast and get CSU credit!  Get in contact with me or the Art Dept office for details.


The Wooltex Gallery is offering a Fall Curatorial Internship for local Cleveland undergrad or graduate college student enrolled in an accredited art program. This internship will encompass all aspects of running a fine art gallery, installing artwork and basic management of a fine art space in a contemporary setting.

The student should have permission for credit through their art program at their college for as many hours as the registrar approves. The student will gain valuable experience working within a professional gallery space, marketing and promotion of exhibits and receptions while adding to their post-graduate resume a valuable skill to parlay into a career opportunity. This student will work at manning the gallery, using social media and press release writing to promote artists and events and basic installation of artwork. This opportunity will enable the student to gain valuable experience if pursuing a graduate degree in Curatorial Studies or working within a museum, gallery or corporate collection.

The internship will be overseen by Curator Bridget Ginley and Gallery Director Karen Perkowski. Ginley is a former gallery owner, a local artist and currently teaches Art Portfolio Development at the Orange Art Center. She has founded Nimbus, Studio 615 and Buzz Gallery and currently coordinates the Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland rotating gallery with local artists. The internship is for the Fall 2009 and is offered again in Spring 2010.

Curatorial Responsibilities Include:

  • Installation of Artwork for Exhibitions and Art Benefits
  • Assist in coordinating Artist Exhibits, Artwalk Events and Opening Receptions
  • Marketing and Promotion with Press Releases to local news publications
  • Use of Social Media through Facebook, Twitter and blogging to promote
  • Assisting installing work at Artefino, the Cafe/Gallery across from the main gallery
  • Basic maintenance and manning of gallery space
  • Basic preparation for special events or art openings
  • Assisting in any opportunity in renting out the space to artists and special exhibits
  • Assistance with events such as Sparx in the City & City Artists at Work Open Studios
  • The student will receive free parking, free WIFI while at Wooltex Gallery

Contact :

Bridget D. Ginley

Cell : 216 – 403 – 4204

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Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, a non-profit located in Cleveland’s cultural center, University Circle, is seeking several student interns as well as volunteers to assist with important agency functions.

Art Cataloger
Interns will catalog art for the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, a nonprofit agency with an extensive collection of art created by distinguished Ohio artists. Catalogers will collect and record information on the artwork and the artists and enter it into an electronic catalog. Students will receive training in the cataloging process and in museum registration techniques and standards. Interns will physically handle art and take and edit digital images. Applicants should have an interest in art and/or art history and be detail oriented. A commitment to accuracy is desirable, as is the ability to use and manage an electronic database such as Microsoft Access.

Arts Administration Intern
The AAWR has internship opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in arts administration. The internship uses practical, hands-on techniques to equip students with the skills needed to become effective arts managers. Students will assist and learn in the areas of grant proposal writing, grant administration, financial management, public relations and marketing, gallery management, event management, audience development, program planning, and related areas. Applicants should be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks (or similar), Adobe Photoshop, and have strong interpersonal skills.

Oral Historian
In this role, interns will interview, record, and document the oral histories of some of Northeast Ohio’s premier artists. The compilation of oral histories on video and audio media and its later transcription is an integral facet of this position. Interns will be taught interview techniques and be given a series of questions to present the artists. The goal of the oral history project is to document the careers of AAWR’s archived artists which, along with their art, present a holistic portrait of each individual artist that will be of interest to future generations of artists, art historians, and art enthusiasts. Interns should be familiar with recording devices, be empathetic with an ability to listen constructively. Proficiency in using work processing software and good keyboarding skills are preferred.

Please visit for additional information about the AAWR.

Please direct inquiries to us by phone at 216-721-9020 or via email to

Camera Show, Free to Students!

August 21, 2009


This is an annual show sponsored by a local club. They should have vintage photos, equipment along with more modern gear.  

Students and instructors must present an ID for free admission. 

Sept. 6, Quality Inn, Richfield 

SPACES Internship Opportunity

August 14, 2009

If you’re interested, please contact me ASAP.  We can probably work out some CSU internship credit for this if you act fast. Looks like a really great opportunity. -M

World Artists Program – Internship 2009

Job Description: SPACES is currently looking for an intern to work closely with the Manager of the SPACES World Artists Program. (Non-paid position)

The SPACES World Artists Program hosts international, experimental artists for stays of 8 weeks. During SWAP residencies, artists learn to navigate Cleveland, participate in community projects, and create new exhibitions.

The intern will be responsible for working with the Manager on the following points:

· Scheduling activities during the residency, including brainstorming and planning.

· Working with the Manager and the artist to identify, research, and obtain materials needed for the exhibition.

· This position requires a lot of time running errands, including attendance at meetings with community partners. Travel will be reimbursed, a car is necessary for this position.

· The intern will also be called upon to prepare the gallery for new exhibitions, and to work with the artist to install new work

This position requires a lot of hard work, but is an amazing opportunity to learn about other countries, the art world, and the step-by-step process through which art exhibitions are created.

Position Begins: August 2009

SPACES is located at 2220 Superior Viaduct near downtown Cleveland.

Interested parties should contact: Marilyn Simmons, Gallery Manager, at or call 216-621-2314, to set up an interview.

For more information about SPACES or SWAP please visit our website at: