The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) announces New Now, the best of the Western Reserve in 2014.The New Now is exhibition of artists living in the counties of the Western Reserve that surround Cleveland. This is an all media competition juried by Chief Curator of the Akron art Museum Janice Driesbach. Driesbach has published and lectured extensively on the art of the 20th century. Out of 116 artists and 356 images submitted she has chosen 77 works of art from 69 artists.
Works submitted in the painting category were predominantly the strongest, with accepted artists such as 2009 Pollack – Krasner award winner Matthew Kolodziej, CAC award winner Andrea Joki, Augusto Bordelais and AAWR founding artists Patricia Zinsmeister Parker, Lee Heinen and William Martin Jean among others. The accepted works range in media from photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, drawing, and film to two installations, including one floor to ceiling laser cut paper sculpture by young artist Abbey Blake.
The archives has reached out to the cultural community and partnered with Tri-C to present this show in the beautiful 3,000 sq. foot Gallery East, located on the eastern campus close to the Harvard Rd entrance. It is anticipated that at least 1,000 people visit this campus on a monthly basis. Tri-C has agreed to host this show on a biannual basis for the Archives.
The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is a unique archival facility created to preserve representative bodies of work created by Ohio visual artists. By organizing exhibitions like The New Now in a way that engages in synergistic partnerships the AAWR is promoting the work of all artists in the region of the Western Reserve. The New Now and AAWR is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga arts and Culture.
The New Now
Exhibition ends Thursday October 23, 2014
Gallery East, Cuyahoga Community College’s eastern Campus
4250 Richmond Rd, Highland Hills OH 44122
Gallery hours: Mon – Thur. 10:00am – 3:30 pm
Public parking is free in Lot H3