Archive for May, 2014

AAWR Photography Competition

May 30, 2014


Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
834 E. 123rd Street Cleveland, OH 44106-1910
Phone  (216) 721-9020

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is sponsoring the second annual Western Reserve Open Photography Competition this November 1st.  The exhibit will be held at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library. This year’s judge will be Diane Waggoner who is the Associate Curator in the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.  She will select the 65 exhibitors as well as the cash prize winners.

We are now accepting online digital submissions through August 1st.

I have attached a flyer announcing the competition with the hopes that you have work you would like to submit.  I also ask that you forward this information to friends, hobbyists and other photographers who would like to participate in this event.  You can access the competition portal via the Artists Archives website by clicking on this LINK.  Once you are on the AAWR website go to the show announcement in the right column and click on the tab “ Enter competition here.”  We look forward to viewing your favorite images.


By Any Means Necessary at CPR

May 29, 2014



Exploring Racism at CPR, ‘By Any Means Necessary’

“By Any Means Necessary” at the Cleveland Print Room runs from June 13 through July 26.

In its first exhibition of the summer, the Cleveland Print Room hosts By Any Means Necessary: Observations, Experiences, Perpetuations of Racism. The show will feature the work of four photographers: Donald Black Jr., Gabriel Gonzalez, Teresa Martinez and Chris Mason.

Racism — \’rā-,si-zəm\ — is defined as a “belief or doctrine that inherent differences exist among the various human races’ cultural or individual achievements.”

What does racism mean to you? The Cleveland Print Room is exploring a multitude of meanings on this uncomfortable topic with this show, the opening weekend of which will also feature an artist panel to discuss racism and all its dimensions.

“We hope the show will reflect how the dynamic nature of racial discourse leads to new ways of defining racism, as artists seek ways of presenting their everyday struggles involving racism as an evolving concept,” said Shari Wilkins, Cleveland Print Room’s founder and director.

By Any Means Necessary opens with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 13. A gallery talk featuring the Artist Panel is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 14.

For more information on Cleveland Print Room and membership, visit their website or check out their Facebook page.
Shari Wilkins
(216) 401-5981

Cleveland Print Room
ArtCraft Building
2550 Superior Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 401-5981

Chin-pao Chen’s (some) Clevelanders at CPR

May 22, 2014


Chin-pao Chen: (some) Clevelanders
Cleveland Print Room
Reception: Thu, May 22, from 5 – 8pm

Spring 2014 Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion artist-in-residence from Taiwan, Chin-pao Chen, will be presenting the work he’s been creating during his time here in Cleveland, a project he calls(some) Clevelanders. In this exhibition, Chin presents portraits of people he met here in Cleveland during his stay, in settings of some significance to these Clevelanders.

Also opening alongside Chin’s work will be an exhibition of work by talented high school students enrolled in NewBridge Cleveland’s after-school photography program taught by Donald Black Jr. The students’ contribution, Through the Lens, features work that was shot predominantly in the Flats and University Circle. The students then made digital negatives of their work and made prints from these negatives in the darkroom. The final print is a product of learning the darkroom skills necessary for B&W printing. Their resulting prints are truly stunning.

These two shows, demonstrating the Print Room’s desire to work with communities both locally and globally, will be running through Memorial Day weekend. Come check them out!

Food Photography a Growing Market in CLE

May 21, 2014


On a typical day, Heidi Robb will hit a few markets to load up on fresh produce, pop into a butcher shop for a thick steak, maybe visit the fishmonger for some plump Gulf shrimp before heading into the kitchen. There, she’ll clean and prep the veggies, get the mains started on the grill, and then shift her focus to the sides and sauces. The table is set, the red wine is poured, and Robb plates up the gorgeous feast with keen attention to detail…

Read the entire article in Cleveland Scene magazine.

William Griswold New Cleveland Museum of Art Director

May 20, 2014


William M. Griswold, a veteran art museum administrator who earned glowing praise as director of the Morgan Library & Museum in New York over the past six years, has been appointed as the new director of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

…The Morgan originally focused on its founder’s enthusiasms, which did not include modern art. But under Griswold, who sought to expand the institution’s range to make it more relevant to younger audiences, the Morgan added new departments in modern and contemporary drawing, and photography.

Read Steven Litt’s article in

Read the coverage in the New York Times


Camera Auction in Columbus

May 16, 2014

H26Friday, May 16, 2014, 1 PM
(Doors open for preview at 12 Noon, no early admission) 

Aladdin Shrine Temple, 3850 Stelzer Road, Columbus, Ohio.
From I-270 on Northeast corner of Columbus, take Morse Road West, South (left) on Stelzer to auction.

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Large quality auction of antique, vintage, collectible and usable cameras, photographic equipment, images, and related items. Listingand photos will be posted here as details become available.

There are always numerous additional items that are consigned too late for advertising, so be sure and be present.


Mint, Boxed Leica Stemar Stereo Lens Set (sold with reserve), set of Patent drawings from Joseph Mihalyi designer of the Ektra, Medalist and Super Six-20 cameras (sold with reserve), Nikon M3 DS w DR Summicron, Century Camera, Nikonos V outfit with 35 and 20mm lenses & Ikelite flash, 4 x 5 Graphic View with Super Angulon and Symar convertible lenses, Kodak and Agfa Advertising signs and light fixtures, Dozens of feature-length 16mm sound and silent films: Hopalong Cassidy, W.C. Fields, Abbott & Costello, cartoons, news and sports reels, etc. Kodak striped promotional shirt new in package with vintage photo of Camera store workers dressed in them. Zeiss Contessa, Minotla 16, Voightland Brilliant & Superb TLRs, Stereo cards and viewers by TDC, Viewmaster and others, vintage photos and negatives, wooden tripods, Tiltall tripod chrome, 35mm cameras and lenses by Nikon, Minolta, Chinon, Ricoh, others, Rolliecord TLR, Crown Graflex, Beseler 23C enlarger, Nikonos IVa outfit with 35 & 80mm lenses & Toshiba TM-II UW flash, Kodak and other box and folding cameras, Polaroids including SX-70, Leica microscope attachments, Nikon manual lenses, View camera,Kodak Bantam Special, Military Speed Graphic, Graflex 3A, Kodak Medalist II, large wooden model of Leica, many misc. Box lots, many more unadvertised items….

A more complete list is available here , but remember that more items are being added daily….

Graduating? Buy Adobe Software Before You Leave

May 8, 2014

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Select Adobe softare titles are available for student purchase from the CSU Bookstore at greatly discounted prices. Contact the CSU Bookstore for availability and prices.

CSU Art Students in Ultra Mega Art Show

May 8, 2014

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Ultra Mega Art Show
Doubting Thomas Gallery (map)
Opening: Jun 13th, 7-11pm

CSU Emerging Artist Invitational: CSU photo students Oni Allen, Elisabeth Dare, Wade Gagich, and Omid Tavakoli will exhibit recent work in the Ultra Mega Art Show at Doubting Thomas Gallery in Tremont.  Other CSU students also in the exhibition are Cristina Casal, Jaco Jucutan, Ben Rodriguez, and Liz Trenholme.


Opportunities from My Creative Compass

May 8, 2014



calls for artists

Manhole Cover Design Contest – Deadline: May 9, 2014

The Upcycle St. Clair Fellowship Program – Deadline: May 15, 2014

Flamingo Fever Call to Artists – Polish Village Historic Downtown Parma – Deadline: May 15, 2014

Cleveland Public Theatre General Auditions for 14/15 Season – Saturday, May 17, 2-7 p.m. and Sunday, May 18, 12 – 6 p.m. all NEO actors encouraged to audition by appointment only.

Pride in the Moment – A GG9 residency project – Deadline: May 24, 2014

38th Annual Fairmount Art Exhibition 2014 – Deadline: May 27, 2014

Bikes, Bees & Butterflies – Deadline: May 30, 2014

IngenuityFest – Bands – Deadline: May 31, 2014

Cleveland One World Festival 2014 – Deadline June 1, 2014

16th Annual Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival – Deadline: June 6, 2014

TRANSFORMATION – Regional Juried Show – Deadline: June 7, 2014

Old Brooklyn Bicycle Racks – Deadline: June 20, 2014

 Made In Ohio Art & Craft Festival – Deadline: August 1, 2014


Cultural Liaison – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture – Deadline: May 8, 2014

Director & Chief Executive Officer: CMA

Manager of Marketing Design: Cleveland Neighborhood Progress – Deadline: May 14, 2014

Director of Communications and Marketing: Cleveland Museum of Art – Deadline: May 16, 2014

Retail Sales Associates: Clevleand Museum of Art Store

Managing Editor, News: ideastream – Deadline: none

Reporter/Producer: ideastream – Deadline: none

Great Lakes Theater Internships – Deadline: none

events and workshops

Free Radical and the Late Night Sketchbook: May 8 – 17, 2014 8 p.m., Ohio City Theatre Project, Saint John Episcopal Church

Sunshine Laws Training: May 12, 2014, 1 – 4:15 p.m., Lakeland Community College – Building H, Room H101

Voter Registration at Your Nonprofit: May 15, 2014, 2 p.m., Webinar

Cleveland Asian Festival: May 17, 2014, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Payne Avenue (E. 30th – E. 27th)

Rooms to Let: CLE: May 17, 2014, 1 – 6 p.m., Slavic Village Development, Forman & Fleet Avenues

Rain Barrel Painting Workshop: May 17, 2014, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Coit Road Farmers’ Market

Arts Advocacy Training: Building from Within: May 21, 2014, 9 – 10 a.m., Transformer Station

How Do We See Our World? – Expressive Arts and Creativity, Healing and Social Consciousness: Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging: May 21, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Arts and Culture Roundtable: Arts Education Research: CPAC, at The Music Settlement: May 30, 2014 8:30 – 10 a.m.

Creative Minds in Healthcare: The City Club of Cleveland: May 30, 2014, 12 p.m.

Cleveland Metroparks Hiring Photographer

May 7, 2014


Job Description

The Photographer actively manages the visual portfolio capturing all of Cleveland Metroparks properties, services, attractions and activities. The incumbent creates high-quality digital media through image manipulation and rendering, and manages the Park District’s physical and digital image libraries.

Bachelor’s degree required. For more information, visit the Cleveland Metroparks website.