Cleveland Print Room Exhibition and Opportunity


Opening this Thursday: You Will Find Luck When You Go Home
Pablo Serra Marino
Cleveland Print Room
On Thursday, November 20, from 5 – 8pm, the Cleveland Print Room’s Fall 2014 Cleveland
Foundation Creative Fusion artist-in-residence from Chile, Pablo Serra Marino, will be presenting the work he’s been creating during his time here in Cleveland. In this exhibition, entitled “You Will Find Luck When You Go Home,” Serra focuses on the impossible task of digesting the myriad of information from a different culture. His work speaks to the concept of being a stranger in a strange land, with emphasis on the problems of dealing with things on a surface level.During Serra’s residency he has also regularly worked in Cleveland Heights with Lake Erie Ink’s “The Inkspotters” after-school program. Serra taught the students basic drawing skills and techniques; they then made masks and character drawings, and completed a large collaborative piece, entitled “The Front Cover,” that will be exhibited on our walls at the opening.Also opening alongside Serra’s work will be an exhibition of work by talented high school students enrolled in the Saint Martin De Porres High School after-school photography program taught by Donald Black Jr. The students’ contribution features work that was shot in Cleveland. The students learned B&W photography basics, developing and printing in the darkroom. Their resulting prints are truly stunning.These shows, demonstrating the Print Room’s desire to work with communities both locally and globally, will be running through Thanksgiving. Come check them out!

The opening reception will take place on Thursday, November 20th from 5-8pm.

Serra will also be giving an artist talk presentation in our gallery on Saturday, November 22 at 1pm.


Cleveland Print Room

 2014 Members Showcase: Off The Wall

The Cleveland Print Room is seeking member submissions for our 2014 Members Showcase: Off The WallDecember 5 –December 20, highlighting the work of the valued members of our organization.
This show is open exclusively to current members of the Cleveland Print Room. This is a free, non-juried exhibition to showcase the work of our valued members.
All members may submit at least one original photographic work for this exhibition. Non-members who are interested in participating in the Members Showcase may join at our standard membership rates (Individual: $35; Student: $20; Individual+one: $50; Family: $75; Friend of CPR: $100; CPR Sponsor: $250) when dropping off work for the show.
Please visit to learn more about the benefits of membership.
The show title explains the manner in which the work will be sold during of the exhibit. Each member is asked to submit one or two photographic pieces. At least one will be hung and when one work sells, the second piece will be added to the gallery walls for sale. The weekend of the opening, Saturday & Sunday, December 6 and 7, is the ArtCraft Holiday Sale. During this once-a-year event, we open our doors at the Print Room to over one thousand art patrons hoping to find that special piece for the holidays. Thus, we will be selling members’ work directly off the walls.
Drop-off of WorkThursday November 20 through Saturday November 22, and Tuesday November 25 between 12:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Exhibition DatesDecember 5 – December 20, 2014
CPR Potluck MixerTuesday, December 9, 2014 6:30-8:30 p.m. (bring-a-dish meet & greet).
Opening Night ReceptionFriday, December 5, 2014 5-9 p.m.
Pick up workSaturday December 20Sunday December 21Monday December 22 12-6 p.m.
All current members of the Cleveland Print Room are eligible to submit two original photographs for this exhibition.
• Work must be delivered during the above listed dates
• Please complete the attached Members Showcase Entry Forms, or fill one out at time of drop-off.
• One form must be attached to your work and the other handed to the CPR representative upon drop-off.
• Each entrant must sign & date a CPR Artist’s Agreement form.
• Participants may join or renew upon drop-off if they do not have a current membership and will be allowed at that time to submit their work for this exhibition. Please be prepared to complete a membership form and provide a check or credit card information for membership fee if this is the case.

Work accepted for exhibition must meet the following criteria:
• Have been created within the last 2 years.
• All works must be properly framed and securely wired.
• Cannot exceed 24” x 24” including framing and mounting. However, size criteria can be subject to discussion.
• Arrive at the CPR gallery “ready to hang” or display.
• Be clearly labeled with a completed and attached Members Showcase Entry Form.
• Be for sale. CPR will retain 30% commission from works sold. Artists’ checks will be mailed within 30 days after the exhibition closes.
• Must arrive no later than 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.
Please contact Shari with any issues about these requirements.
Decisions made by CPR concerning eligibility are final. CPR reserves the right to refuse any artwork due to content, any work it considers too fragile or heavy to exhibit, or that has extraordinary installation requirements. Prior to submission, please address eligibility questions
• Unsold work must be picked up on Saturday December 20Monday December 21, orTuesday December 22 during the hours of 12-6pm.
• All works not retrieved by the pick-up dates will be placed in storage at the artist’s risk and expense. There is a $10/day storage fee for works not retrieved by the above-listed dates. All works not retrieved within 30 days following the close of the exhibition are subject to disposal at the discretion of CPR including public auction or donation.
If you have any questions or need further assistance please contact Shari at
If you are unsure about the status of your membership or if you have any questions about the benefits of CPR membership or joining, again please contact Shari at
The Cleveland Print Room opened in January, 2013 as a non-profit community darkroom that fosters a greater appreciation of analog photography within Northeast Ohio by offering the community a space where photo enthusiasts can learn, create, interpret, connect, discuss and exhibit their work.
The Cleveland Print Room’s mission: Advance the art and appreciation of the photographic image in all its forms by providing affordable access to a community darkroom and workspace, gallery exhibitions, educational programs and collaborative outreach.
Cleveland Print Room  2550 Superior Avenue  Cleveland, OH 44107  216-401-5981

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