Archive for February, 2012

Merit Scholarship Deadline: THIS THURSDAY!

February 28, 2012


Approximately $40,000 in scholarship, up to full tuition, is awarded on the basis of artistic merit.

ELIGIBILITY: Current and prospective full-time undergraduate art majors seeking a first B.A. degree and needing at least 24 additional credit hours for graduation who have not defaulted on a previous CSU Merit Scholarship agreement within the past year.

 Applying is easy:
  • be an art major
  • entry form
  • six images
  • optional artist statement

For detailed information including requirements, process and entry form download: MERIT application_NEW 2012-2013

A note: I highly recommend consulting with your area faculty member on the portfolio you submit. In the past, those photo students I’ve consulted with have done much better than those who’ve edited the work on their own, or included non-class related projects.  I’m just sayin’…


Local Opportunities for Students to Show Work

February 26, 2012

Case Reserve Review

Submissions for the Spring 2012 issue are now open; the deadline for all submissions is Friday, 9 March 2012 at 23:59.  We’ve had a few students published in CRR in the past (including Ryan Upp who got the cover of the Fall 2011 issue).  Click here for detailed submission information.

CAB Student Art Show

Campus Activities Board is composing its own student art show!
-all art must be submitted by MARCH 8TH
-all entries must be student work
-all work must be accompanied with 3×5 card with student name, medium, title of work
-deliver to SC 332- to Holly Jackson, Director of CAB
-all media accepted: (watercolor, photography, jewelry, painting, sculpture, etc…)
-any questions? call 216-687-2244

Click here to visit the CAB Student Art Show Facebook page.

GLASA Art Show & Silent Auction

Saturday, March 3: GLASA along with Cleveland State University’s Office of Diversity and Multi-Cultural Affairs invites you to their annual Art show and Silent Auction!

Each year, we bring together the best local artists, bands, and merchants to showcase their talents and goods, all benefiting CSU’s Gay, Straight, and Lesbian Alliance (GLASA). At the end of the academic year, awards are given out to a few students that best demonstrated a commitment to community, a strong sense of self, and a dedication to a more diverse and accepted environment.

If you are an artist and wish to be featured at this event, please contact Joel Masters, or Becky Ray at: or 216-687-9265 (Landline phone, NO TEXTING)

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Arts Campus in the Plain Dealer

February 24, 2012

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland State University’s new Arts Campus, located on two floors of a building in the heart of the city’s theater district, is inspiring student actors, dancers and artists who are reveling in the clean, light-splashed space and their affiliation with the Cleveland Play House andPlayhouseSquare.

Moving CSU’s programs nine blocks west to the Middough Building on East 13th Street is the final piece in the three institutions’ partnership that also led to the relocation of the Play House and the renovation of the Allen Theatre, a 2,500-seat movie house built in 1921, into three theaters… Read the article here: Cleveland State University opens new Arts Campus in PlayhouseSquare |

CSU Arts Campus Parking: Good News

February 23, 2012

I take no responsibility for the map. It came along with the announcement. I might just have a prize for the first student who can explain it to me.

The University and AMPCO Parking Systems have signed an agreement and worked out program details to be able to provide additional parking opportunities for faculty, staff and students who have CSU prepaid hangtags and have work or class assignments at the Middough Building. This parking option will be provided to CSU prepaid hangtag holders assigned to Middough at no additional cost to the customer.

The details are as follows:
– The addresses of the lots are 1520 and 1600 Euclid (please see map of locations attached).
Entrances to the lots are on Euclid across from Playhouse Square and on the
west side of East 17th street respectively.

– There are two eligibility requirements to be able use these spaces:
1) you must have a CSU Prepaid Hangtag.
2) You must show proof of a work or class assignment in the Middough

– AMPCO’s hangtags will be issued and must be displayed in front of the CSU prepaid
hangtag when parking in the AMPCO parking lots.. These hangtags
are valid for one month at a time.

– You must complete and submit the AMPCO application (attached). Once
you have completed this application, either drop it off in the Parking office or email to

Your Middough assignment and CSU hangtag status will be verified, and you will
be contacted to pick up your AMPCO parking hangtag for March in the
Parking office (E. 24th and Euclid).
– Subsequent months’ hangtags will be sent to eligible parking patrons via US Mail to the address you list on your AMPCO application.

– Student’s eligibility expires with the semester prepaid hangtag on May 18th. Faculty/Staff eligibilty expires with the semester prepaid hangtag on May 18th. Faculty/Staff eligibility expires with the annual prepaid on June 30, 2012.


– There are a total of 30 “unreserved” spaces available – this means that there aren’t spaces designated for CSU, but if a parking patron displays the AMPCO parking hangtag, the lot attendant will find a space for the patron to park.

– Both the AMPCO and CSU prepaid parking hangtag should be displayed from the
rearview mirror when parking in the AMPCO lots. Your CSU prepaid hangtag will
still allow parking in designated CSU parking facilities, including the South Garage.

– This program was established to aid in the transition by students, faculty
and staff from the former Art and Theater buildings on Chester to the new
Arts Campus and the Middough Building for Spring, 2012 only.

Click here for the form: AMPCO application

New CSU Trolley Service to Middough Starts Monday

February 23, 2012

Starting Monday, February 27 a shuttle will supplement the free trolley and student buspass Healthline options for getting back and forth from Middough to main campus and parking facilities–at least through this semester. It will run on a ten-minute loop, and stop at a marked spot in front of the building. Its run will include the Student Center, Main Classroom, the business school, Euclid Commons, Lot AA outside the Cole Center on East 30th Street, Lot S1 on East 24th Street, Lot HH and S3 on Payne Court and near South Garage on Prospect Avenue and East 22nd Street. It’ll run from 7am-11 pm, Mon-Fri, which will fill in some of the trolley time gaps (the trolley runs from 7 am-7pm, Mon-Fri).

For more information click here.
Watch a video of Pres. Berkman at a forum on parking and public safety click here.

Studio Garage Sale – 1 Day Only

February 15, 2012

CAN Journal

February 15, 2012

There’s a new rag in town. The North East Ohio Collective Arts Network has published CAN Journal. The first issue highlights 28 art galleries and organizations around town. You can probably find it at your favorite art outlet, or you can download it here.

MoCA’s On Moving Show on

February 13, 2012

This story features recent visiting artist Brandon Juhasz:

“Moving is a big deal, whether it involves two men and a truck or the large-scale planning needed to transplant a contemporary museum.

On the eve of its move to University Circle, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland’s last show in the glassed-in William D. Ginn Gallery considers various aspects of what the shift means for the institution and the community.

It also does some thinking about really big subjects, like the nature of change and that biggest of all transformations, the Apocalypse — or at least about the goofy confrontational edge of “end times” rhetoric.

For the exhibit “8501 to 11400 (On Moving),” curator Megan Lykins Reich brings together three Cleveland artists whose work blends private and public concerns….”  Read the full story on,

Kodak phases out digital businesses, keeps film alive – British Journal of Photography

February 9, 2012

Less than a month after announcing that it would seek bankruptcy protection in the US, Kodak has announced that it will stop the production of digital cameras and picture frames, as well as pocket-size video cameras.

However, the firm has moved to reassure film photographers. “Kodak’s continuing consumer products and services will include the traditional film capture and photographic paper business, which continues to provide high-quality and innovative products and solutions to consumers, photographers, retailers, photofinishers and professional labs,” it says in a statement. For more, read: Kodak phases out digital businesses, keeps film alive – British Journal of Photography.

Parking Issues?

February 9, 2012

I purchased a $816 parking permit for this academic year.

This morning I dropped of some equipment at the Middough Building at 10:15 am (which is a little later than usual).  Then I went to park.  I went to two commercial lots and four CSU garages – all full, some with lines waiting to get in.  I then tried the South Garage, hearing that there are always plenty of spaces available, and I could take the free trolley.  I was confronted with a gate and a ticket dispenser that would charge me to park by the hour (see previous paragraph to see why this was not going to work).  I ended up parking in a lot near the North Campus construction – more than 10 blocks away from campus. I finally got to my office at 11:35am.

I find this completely unacceptable.  I know I’m not alone.  If you have issues with parking you can have a voice. CSU’s Student Government Association is conducting a parking survey.  Visit: to share your parking issues.