Archive for April, 2012

CSU Annual Merit Show

April 26, 2012

Opening Reception:Friday, Apri 27 5-8pm
Wooltex Gallery (map it)
Visit the Facebook Event Page to RSVP

Cleveland State University’s Art Department and Student Organization of Fine Arts (SOFA) invite you to our annual Merit Show. This year’s show features new work by this year’s 9 Merit Scholarship recipients:

Dunya Abrahim
Shannon Bokman
Andrew Elaban **
Katie Maurer (*Best of Photography and Painting)
Rachel Strongoli
Ryan Upp (*Best of 3D)
Josh Usmani (*Best of Drawing)
Michelle Ward
Zack White

*Awards in parentheses are from this year’s Student Art Show
**Work will be displayed on the 2nd floor of the Middough Building


Matt Wolosz Presents to CMA Friends of Photography

April 25, 2012

On Tue, Apr 24 CSU photo student Matt Wolosz presented his work to the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Friends of Photography. He, along with students from U of Akron and CIA, displayed prints and talked about his work at Society for Photographic Education’s (SPE) national headquarters (in a surprising coincidence, the Akron student turned out to be Matt’s aunt!). All three students had strong work and it was a nice time all around.

One of Matt's pieces presented to FOP. 45"x24" Archival Pigment Print, 2012.

Friends of Photography is an Affiliate Group of the Cleveland Museum of Art. The organization strives to cultivate knowledge of the art and history of photography, to promote private collecting, and to generate funds with which to acquire works for the museum. Student participation is encouraged with a discounted membership fee. For more information of FOP, visit

FOP members checking out Matt's work as Matt plays it cool in the background.

Slideluck Potshow Coming to CLE

April 25, 2012

What is Slideluck Potshow? A typo? A new restaurant or gourmet dish? A slang expression from the street? Slideluck Potshow (SLPS) is a mash-up, a reconfiguration of the words slideshow and potluck. As a 501c3, this non-profit organization is dedicated to building and strengthening community through food and art. SLPS operates multimedia slideshows combined with potluck dinners in about forty cities around the world and is coming to Cle onThu 5/3…

Read the entire article on  Slideluck Potshow – A Multimedia Potluck for the Creative Class « CoolCleveland Blog.

Inspiration: 2011 Photo Book Now Winners

April 23, 2012

Needing inspiration for your print-on-demand book project? Visit the Photobook Now 2011 award winners, runners up, and honorable mentions here.

Summer Photography Internship at Great Lakes Science Center

April 19, 2012

Great Lakes Science is offering a digital photography internship in the marketing department. The main objective of the internship is to create a photo library of images related to the Science Center and its programs, events and exhibits for use in future Science Center marketing materials including print, web and e-communications.  This is an unpaid position and it will be the student’s responsibility for arranging to receive credit through their university or college.

The Science Center will require that rights to unlimited use of all images created during the term of the internship be given to the Science Center.


Must be organized and detail oriented

  • Must be flexible and willing to adapt to changing priorities
  • Photography major with a strong focus in photojournalism or commercial work


Shoot the assigned scheduled images

  • Edit photos
  • Upload photos for use by the marketing department.
  • Must have own camera
  • Interns will be background checked


How to apply:

Provide a CD portfolio with 20 of your best images (some should be candid images of people and some without) plus a cover letter and resume.

Submit:  Via U.S. Mail

              Volunteer Coordinator
               Great Lakes Science Center
              601 Erieside Avenue
              Cleveland, Ohio 44114

 Or email: All requirements as attachments to

Image Preparation for Blurb Books

April 18, 2012

Here are some good resources for image prep for Blurb.  Following these guidelines will ensure that you are getting the highest quality results.  Regarding color management: note that the screens in MB 220 are calibrated (for when the room lights are dimmed). Be sure to visit these pages as you prepare your book:

Also, Ryan shared with us a 20% off coupon code today: ADBLURB. I’m not sure of the expiration, but try it during check out.

Northeast Ohio Art Dealers Association will stage its first Art Expo in 17 years Friday in Cleveland |

April 17, 2012

The first NOADA event since Bill Clinton was president will kick off Friday at the former Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland location, 8501 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, with a reception and live music from 5 to 9 p.m. 

To learn more, go to Northeast Ohio Art Dealers Association will stage its first Art Expo in 17 years Friday in Cleveland |

Cleveland Clinic Exhibition

April 17, 2012

In My Room

April 16, 2012 – August 3, 2012
Cleveland Clinic Art Exhibition Area – between Q and G buildings

The Art Program is pleased to present In My Room, a new exhibition currently on view in the Art Exhibition Area. The exhibit features selected artworks from the Cleveland Clinic Art Collection as well as works on loan from regional and local artists.

The artists in this exhibition all consider the idiosyncratic sense of place to be an important element in their artworks. When it comes to where we spend most of our time, what we want in these environments is often different than what we need. Expectations for the perfect home are concerns of artists Stuart Hawkins and Aaron Koehn, whose works here depict the idealized domestic environment, or the wish for one. In Susan Vincent, Timothy Callaghan and Darius Steward’s paintings, the focus is on what happens in the room – how our dwellings identify us and who we are.Andrew Moore’s glimpse of regulars at a neighborhood recreation center, like that of Andy Freeberg’s museum sitters, show a sense of casual ownership and connection to familiar scenes. In Cleveland Clinic Medical Photographer Janine Sot and Marcella Hackbardt’s images, nature seems to penetrate the room, transitioning between the outside and interior worlds. What you do think of when you envision the ideal refuge? In the end, it may be an environment that you shaped or a place that is designed and chosen for you. Wherever you find yourself, this is where decisions are made, and thoughts and dreams are created.

Cleveland Clinic Art Program’s mission is to enrich, inspire and enliven our patients, visitors, employees and community and to embody the core values of the institution: Quality, Innovation, Service, Teamwork, Compassion and Integrity.

The collection evidences a commitment to supporting the national and local arts communities. An emphasis on contemporary art fosters an environment of creative excellence, encourages dialogue and challenges viewers to experience diverse points of view. The art reflects an interest in underlying concepts like the Cleveland Clinic core values.

For more information or inquiries about the artwork, please contact the Art Program at 216.448.0232 or

More info: Exhibitions


April 17, 2012

Thinking back to our theoretical beginning of the semester, I encourage you to visit this thought provoking blog on photography theory:


Cleveland Museum of Art has big economic impact, via PD

April 16, 2012

A new study shows that the Cleveland Museum of Art is more than a treasure house of masterpieces. It’s a nonprofit business expected to generate roughly $140 million in economic activity in Cuyahoga County by the end of its 2012 fiscal year on June 30.

By spending $40 million a year on its operations, the museum triggers a total of $60 million in economic impact. The other $80 million in impact comes from spending by 109,000 visitors a year who come to the museum from outside Ohio, or roughly one-third of the audience.

Read Steven Litt’s PD article here: Cleveland Museum of Art has big economic impact, new study says |