Archive for March, 2014

Why Cleveland, Ohio is Making Headlines

March 30, 2014


Forbes recently included Cleveland among the 15 U.S. cities with emerging downtowns. The New York Post said, “Cleveland is seeing a revival.” Fortune Magazine went so far as to call Cleveland a “new Brooklyn,” comparing three of our trendiest neighborhoods to Williamsburg…

…Cleveland State created an Arts Campus in PlayhouseSquare, bringing together our theatre, dance, and art departments in a central hub. Students pursuing their passion for the arts have an unprecedented opportunity to do so alongside seasoned professionals at the Allen Theatre, which boasts three state-of-the-art performance venues.

Check out Why Cleveland, Ohio is Making Headlines by CSU President Berkman in the Huffington Post College Blog.


CSU Photo @ the Student Exhibition

March 27, 2014
Best of show

Wade Gagich’s photographic work, Tongue and Nails won Best of Show.


Wade Gagich cleans up. He also won Best of Photography.

Wade Gagich cleaned up. He also won Best of Photography.

Congratulations to Wade and everyone who submitted or exhibited their photo work at the Annual Student Art Show or the Merit Scholar Exhibition. Photo represented. Lots of photo work was included, and lots of it sold. A major Cleveland art collector, as well as President Berkman purchased several pieces. Check out the slide show of photo students with their work at the opening reception (click on a thumbnail, use arrow keys to advance):

Complete list of award winners:

Best of Show –  Wade Gagich,  Tongue & Nails
Best of 3D –  Elise Kurth, Henrietta
Best of Drawing – Stephanie Boyle, Extreme Ways
Best of Painting  –  Danielle Miller, White Lies
Best of Print –  Bethany Kazmir, Female Anatomy
Best of Photo –  Wade Gagich, Mona Lucy
Best of Project 60 – Jeanetta Ho, Desolata

Honorable Mentions:

3D –  Bobby Allen, Reliquary for L’albatros
Drawing – Danielle Miller, Shattered
Painting  – Benji Diaz, Eating Our Continuity
Print –  Dunya Abrahim,  Lost Adolescence
Photo –  Matt Wolosz, #1 and #2
Project 60 – Jim Triner, Out of the Blue Inspiration

CSU Student Shows in Cool Cleveland

March 26, 2014


43rd Annual Student Art Show
Merit Scholarship Exhibition

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 27, 5-8pm
Exhibition runs to May 3

Talented Art Students Organize Two Exhibitions @ CSUArtGallery from Cool Cleveland:

“This Thursday, The Galleries at Cleveland State University host their 43rd Annual Student Art Show and Merit Scholarship Exhibition. The Student Show is a juried exhibition organized entirely CSU’s Student Organization of Fine Arts (SOFA).

This year’s jurors are Sean Burns and Brandon Juhasz. Burns is a fairly recent graduate of Cleveland Institute of Art (Drawing with a minor in Printmaking) and owner of Lakewood’s Breakneck Gallery.

Juhasz is a Cleveland-based photographer who uses alternative techniques to expand the definition and nature of photography. His work has been exhibited at The Galleries at CSU, SPACES, MOCA Cleveland and more. He is currently doing a residency as part of Cleveland West Art League’s (CWAL) 6 in Studio at 78th Street Studios.

The Merit Scholarship Exhibition is a contractual obligation of students receiving the Art Department’s Merit Scholarships. This year’s recipients are Dunya Abrahim, Yiyun Chen, Benji Diaz, Matt Kapela, Jeremy Kurth, Ben Rodriguez, Omid Tavakoli and Candice Vlcek.”

Thanks for the great article, Josh! CLICK HERE to read Josh Usmani’s complete article in Cool Cleveland about the Student Art Show and the Merit Scholar Exhibition.

For more information, visit The Galleries at CSU’s website.


Transformer Station Opening Party Friday

March 26, 2014


ts opening

Transformer Station
Christian Patterson: Redheaded Peckerwood
Jordan Tate: Superblack

Opening Party: Friday, March 28, 7 – 9pm

Join artists Christian Patterson and Jordan Tate for a party to celebrate the opening of their solo shows at Transformer Station. DJ Christopher will be mixing from the balcony with a set inspired by the art on view. Pick up your copy of Christian Patterson’s award-winning third edition of Redheaded Peckerwood and Jordan Tate’s new book SUPERBLACK.
Refreshments provided + cash bar.

Related Free Programing:

Christian Patterson
Artist Talk
Saturday, March 29 @ 2pm

Jordan Tate
Artist Dialogue
Thursday, May 1 @ 7pm 

For more information, visit Transformer Station’s website.

Laura Larson Hidden Mother Talk at CPR

March 26, 2014


Cleveland Print Room
Laura Larson Hidden Mother Lecture
Saturday, March 29 @ 1pm

Cleveland Print Room will host a Gallery Talk with Laura Larson, Associate Professor of Art from Ohio University on Saturday, March 29 at 1:00 pm at the Print Room. Larson will examine the 19th century practice of the hidden mother photograph, enlisting these melancholic and disturbing images as a lyrical frame for an account of the adoption of her daughter.

After the Gallery Talk, some of the participating photographers from the Hidden Mother show will be at the Print Room to discuss their work on exhibit.

Visit the Facebook event page.

Cleveland Int’l Film Fest Free on Mon, Mar 24

March 23, 2014

CIFF free Mon

Enjoy a FREE day at the Festival, courtesy of The Cleveland Foundation and in celebration of their centennial, on Monday, March 24th! Choose from more than 40+ screenings beginning at 9:15 a.m. with the last screening taking place at 9:30 p.m.

Click here for more information on Free Monday

Also, the 38TH CIFF has expanded its College Program and is offering FREE morning, matinee, and late night screenings to college students when they present their valid college I.D.

Click here for more info on CIFF’s College Program


Universal Screen Arts Seeks Photo Stylist

March 21, 2014

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Photography Stylist (part-time)

Universal Screen Arts, Inc., located in Hudson, Ohio, is seeking a part-time Photography Stylist with experience in styling catalog and web product photography, to join our team of creative professionals.

The ideal candidate will have 3–5 years of Photo Styling, with experience in Table Top, Set, Apparel (on/off figure), Shoes and Fashion accessories styling.

The right person for this job will be a strong team player who takes ownership and assumes responsibility for the work to be performed, someone who ensures the job is carefully monitored and managed all the way through the process and has the ability to remain calm when unexpected situations arise. This person should have exceptional communication skills and relate well with all levels of management.

The Photography Stylist must be able to juggle multiple taks and responsibilities simultaneously while maintaining and excellent attention to detail with a good sense of humor.


  • BS degree in Photography/Graphic Design/Fashion Design or equivalent work experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience in Photo Styling, with experience in Table Top, Set, Apparel (on/off figure), Shoes and Fashion accessories styling.
  • Ability to coordinate the receipt and organization of photo samples
  • Knowledge of procurement of supplies, and props.
  • Experience in Digital image photography of catalog & web products a plus.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of management.

For immediate consideration, please forward a resume and salary requirements to:

Universal Screen Arts, Inc.
Attn: Human Resource Coordinator
5581 Hudson Industrial Parkway
Hudson, Ohio 44236

Fax: 330.650-5235


Cleveland Magazine Summer Internship

March 20, 2014

cle mag photo intern

Cleveland Magazine, a publication of Great Lakes Publishing Co., is currently interviewing for a photography intern for the summer semester 2014, mid-May through August. We are looking for an energetic and detail-oriented individual to assist Cleveland Magazine’s design team. Candidates should have proficient knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and strong work ethic. Excellent organization and communication skills are a must. The photography intern will have the opportunity to gain experience in the publication industry, work closely with editors and designers on the magazine and receive college credit. There are also numerous opportunities to complete photo assignments across several publications. Shoots range from food and still life (small studio space available) to on-location portraits. The ideal candidate will work well under deadline pressure to perform routine and complex duties in the preparation of Cleveland Magazine and related products.

*The internship is unpaid (we reimburse for parking and photo travel expenses) and ranges from 15 to 25 hours a week.

You can earn CSU Art Department course credits.


➼ Photo research
➼ Retouch and color correct images
➼ Archive files and artwork
➼ Scan images for print
➼ Resize images for the web
➼ Assist in design of marketing and subscription collateral, if applicable
➼ Complete photo assignments given by department members that may include, but is not limited to: Design Director, Associate Art Director, Art Directors of Custom Publishing, Inside Business Art Director
➼ Meet all deadlines and communicate effectively with subjects and Art Directors


➼ College student working towards a degree in photography or equivalent field
➼ Knowledge of digital photography and retouching a must
➼ Must own a working professional quality camera (DSLR and at least one lens)
➼ Knowledge of Mac OS, Adobe CS4, Microsoft Office applications

➼ Must take direction and assert ideas quickly
➼ Strong organizational skills and attention to detail necessary in order to handle a number of projects simultaneously
➼ Must work well in a deadline driven environment
➼ Your own reliable transportation


Send cover letter, resume, availability and work samples to Sam Twarek at No phone calls, please.

CSU / CIA Joint Post Baccalaureate Program

March 19, 2014


Tuition free CSU/CIA Post-baccalaureate program

If you have graduated within the last two years, or if you are graduating in Spring Semester 2014, you are eligible to apply to the new CSU/CIA Post-baccalaureate program! Five recent graduates in Studio Art from Cleveland State University will be chosen. The students who are chosen will receive one-year scholarships to further their studies at the Cleveland Institute of Art, tuition free.

Application procedure:

Application package requires 12 digital images, a list of works, a personal statement outlining artistic and personal goals, and a resume. Please put all files in one folder, send compressed folder file through or other online delivery service to 

All images must be submitted in JPG format.

Image minimum size 1000 x 1000 pixels, maximum 3000 x 3000 pixels. Label each images file with a number. (01-12)_your last name_first initial.jpg. For example: 1_smith_B.jpg

Submission Deadline: April 13, 2014 at midnight.

Please be aware that students enrolled in this program will have their tuition charges waived, but will be responsible for payment of all required fees, including but not limited to materials, student activity fee, lab fee, and parking. You are also required to carry health insurance, either your own coverage or purchased through CIA.

Questions? Contact Prof Qian Li:

Registration Advising

March 19, 2014

Screen shot 2014-03-19 at 11.07.24 AMFall 2014 and Spring 2015 registration opens Monday, March 31, and it is essential that you meet with an academic advisor prior to registering for your classes to be sure that you understand the curriculum changes and are on the right track for graduation.

Simply schedule an appointment with your academic advisor by Tuesday, March 25, and you will be automatically entered for a chance to win a new iPad.

NOTE: This is not the same as your recent 4 to 3 transition advising. This is advising for registering for next year’s classes.