Archive for June, 2010

Creative Quarterly: Winners

June 30, 2010

Meghan Fisher and Frances Killea are winners in Creative Quarterly 20. Both will be published in the next issue of CQ in the fall of 2010.  They will also be published on CQ’s online gallery, along with us lowly runner-ups.

See the announcement on CQ’s website: Creative Quarterly: Winners.

The call for issue 21 is out.  Deadline is July 30.  Click here for more info.


Photographers’ Rights Lens Cloth

June 22, 2010

Rules on photography in public places have been spelled out in black and white on a photographers’ lens cloth set to be given away with Amateur Photographer(AP) magazine’s 10 July issue.

Read more: Photographers’ rights campaign spawns lens cloth

Cleveland Clinic Internships

June 21, 2010

Four interns are needed to work with an Artist in Residence and a CSU faculty sponsor to develop art experiences for Seniors in a joint CSU / Cleveland Clinic Foundation project called D.R.A.W. (Developing Real Art Within).

Interns must be able to commit three Tuesdays per month from 9 to 11 a.m. and additional flextime to prepare the presentations. The internships are not compensated, but are highly desirable and competitive. To receive academic credit for the internship, register for ART 390 or ART 590. Permission of instructor is required.

To apply, contact Robert Thurmer: r.thurmer@csuohio or 216.687.2103

Download the flyer: CC DRAW flyer

Photographer Needed

June 21, 2010

Gordon Black is seeking a student photographer for location portraits.  He is willing to compensate you for your time and expertise.  Contact him directly during the day by phone:  216.522.4058, ext. 7136.

Adobe Photoshop, Literally

June 15, 2010

Hope you’re enjoying your summer.

Cleveland Scene

June 10, 2010

Has anyone else notice small changes in the Cleveland Scene recently?  Yes, some weeks it’s stapled, others not; changes in layout (where are the American Apparel ads on the back?), new sections, etc.

But, for the past month-and-a-half there has been no visual arts coverage.  And the PD’s sporadic visual art coverage has been minimal lately as well.  Every Wednesday since late April I have anxiously been opening the Scene hoping for its return.  Yesterday it did (Jun 9-12, 2010) , in a new format.  The page now appears as a listing of exhibitions on view at area galleries and museums, a welcome feature.  It also includes a brief review of Brinsley Tyrell’s work at William Busta Gallery, and a preview of the Art Quarter Juried show at Zygote Press.

Visit Cleveland Scene online, and check the arts section.

Welcome back visual arts.  You’re needed around here.

CSU Art Dept’s Future:

June 5, 2010

PlayhouseSquare’s Allen Theatre in the PD

“It’s transformative,” said Thomas Schorgl, president of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. “They’ve taken the Play House problem and instead of a stopgap, they’re creating a whole new paradigm.”

The PD article concentrates on the Allen Theater and its effect onDrama and the Playhouse Square Theater district; but everything discussed affects the Art Dept as well.  Notice the parenthetical: “The Middough office-building project, a separate venture not included in the Allen’s under-$30 million price tag, would bring about 700 students into PlayhouseSquare daily to the first CSU classroom facility west of East 17th Street, the existing border between the campus and the theater district.”

Very exciting news in my opinion, as long as the Art Dept’s interests are valued.  With so much up in the air, it’s your responsibility to be informed and invested.  Whether you’re  a current student, alumni, or future prospect, you’re invested in the future of CSU’s Art Dept.

Read the PD article here: Proposed renovation of PlayhouseSquare’s Allen Theatre promises big payoff |

See previous related CSUphoto posts:

here, here, and here.

Marilyn Minter at MOCA (and the NY Times)

June 3, 2010

“You are Marilyn Minter, a 61-year-old painter with galleries in New York and Los Angeles, a newly published monograph (Marilyn Minter, Gregory R. Miller & Co., $60), a museum show opening Friday in Cleveland and another one-woman show in preparation. Your work, which critics have alternately praised or condemned for the attention it pays to the luster of fashion and pathology of glamour, has seldom been more desirable. And so, on a given Friday — last week, let’s say — six assistants arranged around the perimeter of your Mercer Street loft are helping to make your new work…” Read more from the NY Times.

It all begins with an artist talk and party at MOCA at 7 pm Fri, Jun 4.  Visit their website for more info. And while you’re there, be sure to step outside at 9:30 pm to see if you can catch any fireworks.