Archive for March, 2016

Student Art Show: Call for Entries

March 28, 2016


Drop-Off times:
Wed, Apr 20 and Thu, Apr 21, 10am – 4pm
The Galleries at CSU, 1307 Euclid Ave.

A juried exhibition of works in all media by CSU students organized by SOFA. All CSU students from all colleges, including graduate students, are eligible to submit works of art for selection and to compete for awards and prizes. The jurors are chosen by SOFA.

Students may submit up to four works in any medium. Work must be ready to hang, matted and/or framed. Work must have been completed within the last year. All work will be sold as displayed.


Call for Work at Cleveland Print Room

March 28, 2016

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2016 Cleveland Print Room Juried Exhibition: THE PEER SHOW.
DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2016 at 6PM

The Cleveland Print Room is seeking photographic submissions for our second juried exhibition, June 10 – July 21, to be judged by Laura Ruth Bidwell, Co-Founder of Transformer Station and Arnold Tunstall, Collections Manager at Akron Museum of Art.

The Cleveland Print Room invites members and non-members to submit artwork for our 2016 juried exhibition, The Peer Show. This is a unique opportunity for photographic artists to exhibit their work and receive substantial exposure in Cleveland’s only dedicated photographic art gallery, community darkroom, educational center, and studio workspace. Over 30 selected works will be exhibited in our gallery, with a top prize of $300 to be awarded. All selections and cash awards will be made at the discretion of the jurors and will be final.

AWARDS: Best of Show: $300 Best B&W: $150 Best Color: $150 Best Alt Process: $150
Executive Director’s Award: $100


Artists must be at least 18 years of age and reside in the US or Canada.

An entry fee of $30 for CPR members or $35 for non-members is payable upon submission of works. Artists may submit up to two (2) pieces of original art in any photographic medium, analog or digital. Entry fees are non-refundable.

All work must be READY TO HANG from typical gallery picture hooks without needing special equipment. We prefer framed pieces to be strung with picture wire.

Artists must complete a two-part entry form, one part to be attached to the work, and one part given to CPR at drop-off time. The entry form can be found here:

Work exceeding 36 inches in any dimension may be excluded due to space restrictions. Work may not exceed seventy pounds in weight.

All work must be original, executed within the last 5 years, and not been shown previously at the Cleveland Print Room.

All work must be hand-delivered to the Cleveland Print Room (unless submission is sent with a pre-paid return slip) during normal business hours: Noon to 6pm, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday; 3pm to 6pm, Wednesday.

All subject matter must be appropriate for public viewing.

Entries must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

Artists must grant permission for Cleveland Print Room to use their images and information in promotional materials.

Cleveland Print Room will retain a 40% commission from works sold. In the event of a sale, the artist will be notified at the closing of the exhibition and mailed a check for 60% of the sale within 30 days.

For further information, please contact Shari at

Call for Proposals

March 25, 2016

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To celebrate Oatey Company’s new world headquarters building, Oatey Co. seeks a creative artist or team to propose a unique art installation (mural or sculpture) to be installed on a prominent wall in the lobby of the Oatey Co. world headquarters.

This is an open Request for Proposals (RFP) from established creative professionals based anywhere in Northeast Ohio who are interested in a highly visible corporate lobby art project. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of professionals and employees.

Click here to see the full prospectus.

CSU Urban Affairs Water Photo Contest

March 24, 2016

Summer on the Cuyahoga, by Amanda Vargo

To celebrate the Year of Clean Water, the Levin College of Urban Affairs is hosting a photo contest. This contest is open to all photographers. The theme is “What Water Means to You” and we are looking for images that convey the role that water plays in your life and the life of your city and region.
The winners of the contest will be chosen by a group of water-enthusiasts who are currently helping to organize a two-day conference in April 2016 entitled Water Resilient Cities Conference, focused on how cities in the Great Lakes Basin are planned and managed to increase water resilience to the disruptions of climate change.
The contest entries will be displayed on a special page on the Levin College web site and in the Thomas Campbell Gallery at the Levin College during the Water Resilient Cities conference. The top 5 photos will be considered winners and will be prominently displayed in the Gallery and featured at the conference. The Gallery is open to the public.
For more info click here.

Free CIFF Films for CSU Students

March 21, 2016

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The Cleveland International Film Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year – and Cleveland State University students, faculty and staff are invited to get in on the cinematic fun.

CIFF40 will take place Wednesday, March 30, through Sunday, April 10, at Tower City Cinemas and select neighborhood screening locations. The festival will showcase 193 feature films and 213 short films representing 72 countries. Program guides are available across the CSU campus.

Tickets are $14 per film for CIFF members ($25 student memberships are available) and $16 for the general public. CSU students, faculty and staff can use the code CSU to receive a $2 discount per ticket. Tickets are available online (, by phone (1.877.304.FILM) or in person at the Film Festival Box Office in the lobby of Tower City Cinemas.

Here are more ways to get in on the festivities:


Festival vouchers are available at the CSU Student Center Information Desk for CSU students, faculty and staff (two per person) with a valid Viking Card, starting Tuesday, March 22. The voucher must be exchanged in person at Tower City Cinemas for a free ticket to a specific screening. You are encouraged to exchange your voucher as early as possible to avoid stand-by or sellouts.


Monday, April 4, is CSU Day at the CIFF. CSU students, faculty and staff who present a valid Viking Card at the Film Festival Box Office (open 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) can see one film per round at no charge – up to six films over the course of the entire day (subject to ticket availability).


In conjunction with the festival, the CSU School of Communication once again will host a free series of interactive panel discussions featuring visiting filmmakers whose works are being shown in the festival. This year’s event, set for Saturday, April 9, will feature the following panels:

  • Pre-production and Funding Essentials (10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. )
  • Independent Film Production (11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.)
  • The Documentary – Present and Future (1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.)
  • Post-production – Editing and More (3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

These panel discussions, which are open to the public, will be held in the MU107 Auditorium in the CSU Music and Communication Building, 2001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. Please visit for more information.


From Thursday, March 31, through Sunday, April 10, the festival also will offer free morning, matinee and late-night screenings to CSU students who present their valid Viking Card. Free films will be screened weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., as well as after 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets will be available one hour before screening start time and distributed on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Students should go to the Duke Desk (Will Call) outside the entrance to Tower City Cinemas with their Viking Card to obtain a ticket (one per student, per film).

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Foreign Exchange Photography Exhibition

March 19, 2016



Foreign Exchange
2731 Prospect Contemporary Art
Opening reception: Friday, April 1, 6-9pm

The first annual Foreign Exchange Photo Competition showcases some of the most exciting and diverse images from around the world and brings the work to Cleveland. From a highly competitive field of international applicants, Foreign Exchange’s panel of jurors selected the following artists for presentation at 2731 Prospect:

  • Michelle Atkinson, Austin, TX
  • Chris Dorley-Brown, London, United Kingdom
  • Marcus Desieno, Tampa, FL
  • Penn Chan, Portland, ME
  • Urszula Kluz-Knopek, Ustron, Poland
  • Min Kim Park, West Lafayette, IN

These 2016 awardees were selected by Foreign Exchange jurors:

Andy Adams, Editor and Producer of FlakPhoto, a website that promotes the discovery of photographic image-makers from around the world.

Laura Ruth Bidwell, artist, collector, philanthropist and co-founder of Transformer Station located in Cleveland.

Katherine Oktober Matthews, writer, photographer and Chief Editor for GUP Magazine, an international art photography quarterly print publication and online platform.

Our thanks and appreciation to Brandon Juhasz, Founding Director of Foreign Exchange, for his ideas, energy and management of this project. We also extend our thanks to Deidre McPherson and the staff at MOCA Cleveland for hosting the exhibition’s Preview Party and Panel Discussion at MOCA on March 17.

Focal Length Effect on Headshot

March 13, 2016


Here’s an effective animation that shows the effect of different focal lengths on a headshot. Notice the exaggerated perspective on the short focal lengths, and the flattering compression you get around 70mm – 100mm. To keep the head size the same, the photographer would have to move farther away from the subject as the focal length increases. via GIPHY

SPACES Student Exhibition

March 4, 2016

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From April 23rd to May 11th SPACES hosts CommunitySPACES, a series of art exhibitions showcasing the great work our local culture, education, and health institutions are doing throughout Northeast Ohio! Each week we will feature 4 different organizations, as well as the artists and individuals they serve.

OPPORTUNITY: May 7th – May 11th: NEO Student Art Show presents the works from Northeast Ohio’s college art departments, including Oberlin College, Kent State University, Cleveland Institute of Art and Cleveland State University.

Register for the Exhibition HERE.
Work Drop off Deadline: May 5 at 5PM.

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 7th from 3-5pm. – See more at: