May
24
to May 30

CALL for ART: The Peer Show

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CALL FOR ART

2018 Cleveland Print Room Juried Exhibition: THE PEER SHOW.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 29 at 6pm.

The Cleveland Print Room is seeking photographic submissions for our juried exhibition, June 8 - July 28, to be judged this year by Jennifer Coleman, Gund Foundations’s Senior Program Officer for the Arts and Lillian Kuri, Cleveland Foundation’s Vice President of Strategic Grantmaking, Arts & Urban Design Initiatives. 

The Cleveland Print Room invites members and non-members to submit artwork for our 2018 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.

To be awarded at 6:30PM:
Best of Show: $300
Best B&W: $150
Best Color: $150
Best Alt Process: $150
Director's Award: $100


ELIGIBILITY:

Artists must be at least 14 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. Drop off dates begin on Thursday, MAY 24 12 to 6pm, Friday, MAY 25 12 to 6pm, Saturday, MAY 26 12-5pm, Tuesday MAY 29 12 to 6pm, and Wednesday MAY 30 3-6pm. Artists whose work is in the show will be contacted by midnight of Friday June 1. 

Work not accepted MUST be picked up on Saturday June 2, 10am to 2pm; Sunday, June 3, 12 noon to 3pm, or Tuesday, June 5, noon to 6pm. 

All work must be hand-delivered to the Cleveland Print Room (unless submission is sent with a pre-paid return slip).

All work must be READY TO HANG from typical gallery picture hooks without needing special equipment and framed pieces should to be strung with picture wire. Presentation is important! CPR reserves the right to refuse artwork that is NOT ready to hang.

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: 
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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 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 info@clevelandprintroom.com.

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May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Nature Walk Photo Adventure with Michael Loderstedt

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Join photographer Michael Loderstedt for a hands-on photo shoot while walking around the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve. We'll begin at the Cleveland Print Room, where Michael will share his tips for setting up your camera to photograph wildlife with a short presentation, then we'll head out into the field with hopes to see migrating birds and other residents of this unique urban Metropark. Dress for the weather, wear hiking boots and bring your camera with telephoto lens or a pair of binoculars. Instructional Fee: $10

Call 216-401-5981 to reserve your spot or purchase your tickets here. (15 student maximum)

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May
26
2:00 PM14:00

Lumen Print Workshop

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Lumen Prints are photograms created by placing plants directly on photographic paper and placing in the sun to develop. The colors in the resulting print depend on the plant, humidity, ambient temperature, duration and intensity of the sunlight as well as the type of paper used. You will have an opportunity to try several different papers and learn how to make the prints permanent once they have been exposed. Some botanical materials will be supplied by the instructor, but students are encouraged to bring plants, flowers, negatives/transparecies and any other materials they wish to experiment with along to use in the class.

In addition to a $25 fee, there is a $5 material fee payable to the instructor the day of class. This is an all ages workshop. Pre-register here or by calling 216 401-5981.

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Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00

Double Exposure Workshop

Come learn to create intriguing multiple exposure instant photographs with CPR's resident teacher Michael Loderstedt. This class will guide you through using the Lomography Instax-Wide camera's MX function, applying superimposition effects onto a single image. Combine portraits, landscapes, patterns- the possibilities are endless. Fee includes hands-on instruction, use of a Lomo camera and studio lighting, and 20 pieces of Instax film. Bring your favorite model, you'll love the results!

Reserve your space here.

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Jun
8
5:00 PM17:00

The Peer Show: Annual Juried Exhibition Opening

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2018 Cleveland Print Room Juried Exhibition: THE PEER SHOW.

The Cleveland Print Room will have the opening reception for its juried show, Friday, June 8 from 5 to 9PM, to be judged this year by Jennifer Coleman, Gund Foundations’s Senior Program Officer for the Arts and Lillian Kuri, Cleveland Foundation’s Vice President of Strategic Grantmaking, Arts & Urban Design Initiatives. 

The Cleveland Print Room invites members and non-members to submit artwork for our 2018 juried exhibition, The Peer Show. 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.

The awards for: Best of Show: $300, Best B&W: $150, Best Color: $150, Best Alt Process: $150, and Director's Award: $100 will be awarded at 6:30PM

For further information, please contact Shari at info@clevelandprintroom.com.

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Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Darkroom Orientation

All new members must attend one of our basic B&W darkroom orientation sessions before using the darkroom facilities on their own. Non-members can come see how the process works. 

These orientation sessions are limited to a class size of 8 attendees. Class lasts just over an hour. This orientation is FREE.

Please RSVP to info@clevelandprintroom.com or here.

**Please specify on the registration form which day you are choosing.**

Sign up now!

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Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Cabinet Card Workshop with John Carlson

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Bringing old pictures to life is what this workshop is about. We will begin with a cabinet card, which were popular photographic portraits from 1870 to 1890. Cabinet cards are albumen photographs mounted to a board. We will explore the possibilities of transforming these images using paint, markers, collage and your imagination. The possibilities are endless!

$25 for an individual, $40 for an adult and child pair. Fee includes supplies. Bring your own images or paper items for a personal twist!

John W. Carlson, is an international artist based in Cleveland. John is a painter and educator and has been conducting workshops and classes in drawing and painting for over ten years. John has been accepted into numerous juried shows including the prestigious Butler Midyear Show at The Butler Museum of American Art and recently juried into The Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery First Juried Show in Columbus OH. In July of 2015 he was the first non-photographer to show paintings in The Cleveland Print Room.

In 2004 his charcoal drawing “Viewpoint” was purchased by the Erie Art Museum and entered into their permanent collection. John's work, "Visitation" was purchased and entered into The Massillon Museum's permanent collection in 2017.

Reserve your spot here.

Image by John Carlson.

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Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Nature Walk Photo Adventure with Michael Loderstedt

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Join photographer Michael Loderstedt for a hands-on photo shoot while walking around the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve. We'll begin at the Cleveland Print Room, where Michael will share his tips for setting up your camera to photograph wildlife with a short presentation, then we'll head out into the field with hopes to see migrating birds and other residents of this unique urban Metropark. Dress for the weather, wear hiking boots and bring your camera with telephoto lens or a pair of binoculars. Instructional Fee: $10

Call 216-401-5981 to reserve your spot or purchase your tickets here. (15 student maximum)

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Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

Darkroom Orientation

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All new members must attend one of our basic B&W darkroom orientation sessions before using the darkroom facilities on their own. Non-members can come see how the process works. 

These orientation sessions are limited to a class size of 8 attendees. Class lasts just over an hour. This orientation is FREE.

Please RSVP to info@clevelandprintroom.com or here.

**Please specify on the registration form which day you are choosing.**

Sign up now!

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Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

Family Friendly Photogram Workshop

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Image by Michael Loderstedt

A photogram is a photographic image made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of a light-sensitive material such as photographic paper and then exposing it to light.

Students will learn how to make photograms from start to finish under the instruction of Cleveland Photographer Michael Loderstedt. Different materials, objects and paper choices will be discussed and can be experimented with.

Participants should bring with them any objects or materials to make photogram prints. Any photographic paper that students wish to experiment with (in addition to paper provided by the Print Room) should be brought in. 

Please bring interesting items (small toys, jewelry, flowers, etc) to create beautiful custom images. Limited items will be provided. If you'd like photographs to be printed on transparencies for this workshop, please email emilie@clevelandprintroom.com your photos by July 12. 

Class cost is $40 for members and $45 for non-members. Materials are provided in with class cost, while extra paper can be paid for at the class. All ages.

Register here

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Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Pinhole Workshop

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Our pinhole workshop returns! In this workshop you'll build pinhole cameras, take photographs with them, then develop and print the photos in the darkroom. Instruction by Cleveland artist Michael Loderstedt.

No photographic experience necessary -- All equipment & materials will be supplied. 

Family Friendly!

Cost: CPR Members -- $35
Non-Members -- $40

Limited space available for this workshop -- please email emilie@clevelandprintroom.com or click here to reserve your spot.

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Jul
28
12:00 PM12:00

Cyanotype Workshop

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Cyanotype is a traditional blueprint process that creates vivid prints in pure Prussian blue. During this afternoon workshop, students will learn the process from start to finish. Our studio library will be utilized, mixed media will be explored, and students will create a series of cyanotype prints.


This workshop is taught by Melinda Placko, a working artist at the Hildebrandt Artist Collective, and a teaching artist at Art House Inc. Placko has her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her artwork combines drawing, painting, collage and cyanotype.

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May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Darkroom Orientation

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All new members must attend one of our basic B&W darkroom orientation sessions before using the darkroom facilities on their own. Non-members can come see how the process works. 

These orientation sessions are limited to a class size of 8 attendees. Class lasts just over an hour. This orientation is FREE.

Please RSVP to info@clevelandprintroom.com or here.

**Please specify on the registration form which day you are choosing.**

 Sign up now!

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May
7
6:30 PM18:30

Teen Institute Informational Meeting

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Come learn about Cleveland Print Room's Teen Institute and our youth photography programs! This informational meeting for parents and students will focus on our POV Arts Mastery program that begins this Fall. Join us for pizza and photography.

Teen Institute’s POV enables 35 motivated students to advance their photography skills and develop an awareness of the creative and professional possibilities in the field. These self-selected students learn the skill of mastering photography by investing the time necessary to build the skill set that lets them create photos with confidence and proficiency. 

POV is a yearlong after school program that meets once a week for 2-1/2 hours and provides students with guidance from some of Cleveland’s best teaching artists; field trips to museums, galleries, and studios; college prep workshops; pre-professional assignments; mentorships in the field; panel discussions and artist talks and full access to CPR's facilities. The curriculum provides students with in-depth study of photography genres, including self-portraiture, documentary, photojournalism, personal vision, and studio work. All aspects are intended to encourage and inspire students to further express and strengthen their artistic voices. At the completion of the program, students will have created an extensive portfolio, including an artist's statement and resume, and participate in a gallery exhibition. This program is best suited for students looking to pursue photography further in college and/or as a career, however dedicated hobbyists are welcome. Interested students must submit a portfolio and written application by July 15, 2018. For further information, or to receive an application, please email emilie@clevelandprintroom.com or call Shari at 216-401-5981.

RSVP HERE.

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Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day Workshop

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Join the Cleveland Print Room as we celebrate Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day! Come build a camera, take a picture, upload your photo to the Worldwide Pinhole Photo Day website's gallery and experience this unique form of photography. Workshop runs $35 for members and $40 for non-members. 

Prepaid registration is necessary. This annual event fills up quickly! Reserve your spot today. Please register by prepaying here or calling 216-401-5981 with your payment info. Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day.

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Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

IF: Instant Foto Student Exhibition

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Cleveland Print Room's Teen Institute Presents: Instant Foto (IF) Exhibition featuring artwork by students from the City of Cleveland at Cleveland’s premiere center for the photographic arts.

The IF show will feature new student work from the program's on-going year-round project. IF focuses on mastery of photographic skills, techniques, and concepts, along with visual literacy as its base. Come see the students’ portraiture work that was a focal point of study this semester! Over 110 students' work will be displayed and available for sale. 

Come have your portrait taken by IF students on FUJI Instax Wide film.

Thanks to the Cleveland Foundation & Fowler Family Foundation for their support. We appreciate continued sponsorship from Lomography NYC and Unique Photo as well.

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Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Soup + Soup: Darkroom Open House with Michael Loderstedt & Kat Cade

Spend the evening socializing and developing your film with master photographers Michael Loderstedt and Kat Cade. Bring your paper, shot film and/or negatives for this event or make photograms! The fee for the night is $25. This includes chemistry, a bowl of soup, and Michael's expertise. Please preregister for this darkroom open house here or at info@clevelandprintroom.com.

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Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

Us. Paintings by Lauren, Keegan, and Dylan Noel

Join us for a one-night show featuring paintings by Lauren Noel and her two sons, Keegan and Dylan. All works will be for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Connecting for Kids, an organization that supports children with autism. We ask that you please RSVP. There is a suggested donation of $5. 



We need now more than ever to see things in bigger ways then what most of us have always been taught; to broaden our own understanding and knowledge of individuals with special needs. Us is an exploration of our family’s journey with autism. This body of work is an outlet for both myself and for Keegan, bridging the world of an atypical artist and an artist on the autism spectrum. This current series builds on our previous work. Us is so much more than just a collaboration. It's a self-portrait of both Keegan and me.

There is so much we can learn from children with autism. With Keegan, we can learn through his creativity. His pure passion and devotion for creating moves me beyond words. To see a child who is non-verbal push limits, and finds his voice through the creation of his work. Keegan is drawn to the repetition of characters and logos he sees on his favorite DVD covers. Ranging from Pixar to the THX logo and many of his favorite Disney characters.Painting for myself is far more used as a type of therapy than anything else. It gives me purpose and the healing I need in every aspect of my life.

Painting with Keegan and with his older brother Dylan has been about bringing our journey full circle. Getting to share my passion with them that has evolved in the most natural, and brought about a hunger for creating for themselves. 



Food and wine will be provided. 

Hosted by Nolan Beck and the Cleveland Print Room.

Information on Connecting for Kids can be found here: https://www.connectingforkids.org/

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Apr
18
5:00 PM17:00

Project Snapshot Student Exhibition

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Project Snapshot, Cleveland Print Room’s signature photography program, is a 16-week arts workshop for high school students in Cleveland that fosters creativity through analog photography, giving students access to film cameras and teaching visual literacy. Students are taught the skills to hand-process their film in the CPR community darkroom where they are trained in the art of traditional developing and printing. The goal of the program is to inspire students to pick up a camera, make pictures, share their world, and learn what it means to be an artist. Through our partnership with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, this project also focuses on students' self-awareness and identity development through visual storytelling. 

All of the students will have their work displayed in the culminating student showcase exhibition at CPR's gallery on Wednesday, April 18 from 5 to 7:30pm. Additionally, in June, 2018, work produced by students will be put on exhibit for one year at the Ohio Civil Rights Commission offices located in Columbus, Ohio. 

This project is funded through the generous support of the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission along with the Cedars Legacy Fund, and is taught by Hadley K Conner, a Cleveland-based artist, musician and educator, and Aja Grant, a recent C.S.U. graduate with a B.A. in Psychology and Art.

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Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Film & Darkroom Basics Workshop-2 Thursday Nights

THURSDAY NIGHT WORKSHOP-TWO WEEKS IN A ROW. First class covers B&W film developing and making contact sheets on April 12 from 6 to 9pm and on Thursday April 19 from 6 to 9pm, the second class, the focus will be on printing negatives in the darkroom.

This class is for anyone who needs instruction on getting started with hand-processing and printing B&W film, or for those who would like a refresher course after a long absence from darkroom work.

This course takes place over two Thursdays in a row. Advance registration required! Sign up now. Limited space.

Students should bring TWO rolls of shot standard B&W film to the class -- preferably 24-exposure rolls of the same 35mm film. 
Students will also need to bring a package of photographic paper. Participants may bring dinner or order food in the neighborhood. Please call with any questions.

Cost for this course, limited to 8 participants, is:

$130.00 for Print Room members
$140.00 for non-members

Artist, Michael Loderstedt, holds a BFA in Printmaking from East Carolina University and an MFA from Kent State University. CPR’s new Operations Assistant for the Cleveland Print Room, Michael Loderstedt is a Professor Emeritus of Kent State University where he also served as their Interim Director of the School of Art. Michael’s photography is on display at the Print Room throughout February as part of the Anthropocene exhibition.

Please contact info@clevelandprintroom.com to preregister for this workshop or by calling: (216) 802-9441.

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Anastasia Pantsios Artist Talk and Book Signing
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Anastasia Pantsios Artist Talk and Book Signing

Anastasia Pantsios started shooting rock concerts in the 1970s as an extension of her interest in theater after earning her M.A. in scene design and lighting from Case Western Reserve University. During the 1980s, she wrote about music for the Cleveland Plain Dealer while shooting musicians for books, record jackets, posters, tour books and magazines. Her work appeared in Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Esquire, The New York Times, Circus, Hit Parader, Spin and Creem, among other
In 2011 her solo show, “Girls on Film: 40 Years of Women in Rock,” was on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, it later travelled to Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and the South Shore arts Center in the Chicago area, and was re-installed at the Rock Hall from January-March 2017 under the
Name “Girls to the Front.” Her book is an expansion of that show. 

Please join us as we welcome Anastasia to the Print Room as she gives a presentation about her body of work and signs copies of “Girls to the Front."

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Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Darkroom Orientation

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All new members must attend one of our basic B&W darkroom orientation sessions before using the darkroom facilities on their own. Non-members can come see how the process works. 

These orientation sessions are limited to a class size of 8 attendees. Class lasts just over an hour. This orientation is FREE.

Please RSVP to info@clevelandprintroom.com. Sign up now!

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Film & Darkroom Basics Workshop
Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

Film & Darkroom Basics Workshop

This class is for anyone who needs instruction on getting started with hand-processing and printing B&W film, or for those who would like a refresher course after a long absence from darkroom work.

This course is a comprehensive, intensive one-day course.

The session will cover B&W film developing and printing contact sheets of the negatives, plus printing photos from negatives in the darkroom.

Students should bring TWO rolls of shot standard B&W film to the class -- preferably 24-exposure rolls of the same 35mm film. 
Students will also need to bring a package of photographic paper. Participants can bring lunch or take a lunch break in the neighborhood. Please call with any questions.

Cost for this course, limited to 8 participants, is:

$125.00 for Print Room members
$135.00 for non-members

This class takes place during our member appreciation day and attendees must register and pay to attend in advance.

Artist, Michael Loderstedt, holds a BFA in Printmaking from East Carolina University and an MFA from Kent State University. CPR’s new Operations Assistant for the Cleveland Print Room, Michael Loderstedt is a Professor Emeritus of Kent State University where he also served as their Interim Director of the School of Art. Michael’s photography is on display at the Print Room throughout February as part of the Anthropocene exhibition.

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CPR Community Darkroom Grand Re-Opening
Feb
23
5:00 PM17:00

CPR Community Darkroom Grand Re-Opening

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Entering our fifth year, the Cleveland Print Room is hosting a GRAND re-opening of our community darkroom, along with renewing our commitment to analog. This is an all ages event. We are excited to show you the changes we made! 

To celebrate our re-opening, we will be having tours of the darkroom, and visitors will be encouraged to try their hand at making "Photogram" prints -- bring a pocketful of interesting-shaped opaque or transluscent objects to make a print with or sort through our boxes of objects. Refreshments will be served. 

Parking is available on the street in front of the ArtCraft building; there is also secure, well-lit parking behind the building.

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Ruddy Roye Artist Talk
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Ruddy Roye Artist Talk

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The Print Room is excited to bring TIME Magazine’s INSTAGRAM (@ruddyroye) Photographer of 2016, Jamaican-born, Brooklyn-NY based, Photojournalist Ruddy Roye to Cleveland as part of an Ohio Arts Council grant that teaches film photography to NEO youth and partners with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. Roye will be holding workshops and critiques while in town, with his visit culminating in an Artist Talk that is FREE and open to the public on Wednesday, February 21, from 6 to 7:30 pm, where he will discuss his documentary photography and photojournalism "inspired by the raw and gritty lives of grass-roots people." He has also been instrumental in leading the Instagram charge as a photographer. Member of the VII, Ruddy’s work is widely sought after for exhibitions all over the world. Most recently he was featured on the New York Times Lens Blog and regularly contributes to National Geographic, Time Magazine and the New York Times. http://ruddyroye.com/

Time Magazine writes, "As a black photographer who has spent the last few years shining a light on the difficulties of other black men, women and children across America, he brings to his work an unwavering determination that can border on activism. In fact, his Instagram profile is clear about his aim: he’s a humanist; an activist. A photographer with a conscience.”

Please RSVP either through our Facebook event or email kerry@clevelandprintroom.com


Ruddy Roy’s visit is made possible by the generous support from the Ohio Arts CouncilCleveland FoundationThe Callahan Foundation and The Gund Foundation.

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Darkroom Orientation
Feb
3
1:00 PM13:00

Darkroom Orientation

All new members must attend one of our basic B&W darkroom orientation sessions before using the darkroom facilities on their own. Non-members can come see how the process works. 

These orientation sessions are limited to a class size of 8 attendees. Class lasts just over an hour. This orientation is FREE.

Please RSVP to info@clevelandprintroom.com. Sign up now!

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Richard Smith: An Afternoon With Henry David Thoreau
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Richard Smith: An Afternoon With Henry David Thoreau

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Smith will visit Cleveland on Saturday January 20 for “An Afternoon with Henry David Thoreau,” which will take audience members back to the 1850s with a reading of Thoreau's essay, Autumnal Tints as the Print Room exhibits environmental-themed Anthropocene: The Age of Humans. 

Richard Smith wasn’t planning on dedicating his life to Thoreau when he moved to Concord, Massachusetts, in 1999. Admittedly, he had been to Concord on vacation the previous year for only a day when he thought he should move from Akron, Ohio, to where the philosopher, essayist and naturalist had lived, but he hadn’t planned on a busy career performing as Thoreau around the country.

“When I began to get into the Transcendentalists, I started with (Ralph Waldo) Emerson, of course, and then from Emerson went to Thoreau, and just quickly became pretty obsessed with him,” says Smith.

When Smith impersonates Thoreau, he uses 19th-century speech patterns based on the philosopher’s writings. He wears authentic clothing, and becomes more formal in his interactions to represent the time period. Once, a reporter who interviewed him for a magazine article wrote that she’d “started to wonder if he might be the closest I’d get to a ghost.”

Thoreau made clear 150 years ago in Autumnal Tints, as he lay dying of tuberculosis in early 1862, looking and seeing are very different phenomena. "Objects are concealed from our view," he wrote, " not so much because they are out of the course of our visual ray as because we do not bring our minds and eyes to bear on them; for there is no power to see in the eye itself, any more than in any other jelly."

Join us for this event. Refreshments will be served.

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Anthropocene
Jan
19
to Feb 23

Anthropocene

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Anthropocene: The Age of Humans

Anthropocene is the unofficially-named current epoch during which human activities have made a significant impact on the Earth's ecosystem, and is based on the assumption that the environment is now altered by humans. The work included in this group exhibition represent humans and their relationship with the natural world. Some of the work will look at the relationship between the environment and human rights. Artists Tom Laffay, Michael Loderstedt, and Oscar Palacio will each feature their individual projects. Poets Kisha Nicole Foster and Nicki Wilkins will share their work, and there will be a performance by the Elu Dance Company.

Native Clevelander, Tom Laffay's "Defender" project photographically documents stories that bring attention to the critical work brave men and women carry out defending their communities and environment in South America.

Cleveland artist, Michael Loderstedt is creating a new body of work that compares the parasitic cowbird to an ancestor that was left on a doorstep through the medium of photography, including the use of alternative processes. 

Oscar Palacio's Walden Then and Now series will be shown. This exhibition looks at the path around iconic Walden Pond before and after humans altered the landscape and environment. Palacio is a Colombian-born, Boston-based photographer whose work explores the role of photographic representation in relationship to history, memory, identity, and place.

Cleveland poet Kisha Nicole Foster will present new work as part of this show. Additionally, native Clevelander poet and photographer Nicki Wilkins will exhibit poetry and photography created in Scotland where she has lived since 2004. 

The Print Room's five year anniversary exhibition will feature workshops and guest speakers on this theme while the show is up in the gallery.

Additionally, In a nod to our first exhibition on January 13, 2013, 'Wecome to Hard Times ' which featured a solo show by artist Vaughn Wascovich, we will present some of his latest work on our new WALL 5.

Photo credit: from Tom Laffay's Defender Series

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Off the Wall: Member's Showcase
Dec
1
to Dec 15

Off the Wall: Member's Showcase

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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.

We will hang submissions from our members in a lively, festive salon-style show that is truly a feast for the eyes! The works represented will come from a vast array of styles and photographic techniques; we again expect anything from 35mm B&W to 19th-century collodion, Cyanotype, VanDyke Brown, and salt-print techniques to photogravure, pinhole, and the latest museum-quality digital prints, plus everything in between. Our members are known for their alternative process works. There will be something for everyone! 

Join us at our opening reception on Friday, December 1 from 5PM to 9PM.

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Nov
16
to Nov 18

Off the Wall Member's Showcase Call for Art

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The Cleveland Print Room is seeking member submissions for our 2017 Members Showcase: Off The Wall, December 1 - December 15, highlighting the work of the valued members of our organization.


ELIGIBILITY
This show is open exclusively to current members of the Cleveland Print Room. This is a free, non-juried exhibition to showcase our members’ work.
All members may submit up to two original photographic works 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.


“OFF THE WALL”
The show title explains the manner in which the work will be sold during 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 is the ArtCraft Building 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.


SCHEDULE
Drop-off of Work: Thursday November 16 (12-6pm) , Friday Nov 17 (12-6pm) and Saturday November 18 (12-5pm).
Exhibition Dates: December 1 - December 15, 2017
Opening Night Reception: Friday December 1, 2017, 5-9 p.m.
Pick up work: Monday January 15, 2017, 3 to 7 p.m.,  Tuesday, January 16 12 to 6 pm, Wednesday, January 17, 2017, 3 to 6pm or Thursday, January 18, 2018, 12 to 6pm. ALL WORK MUST BE PICKED UP BY JANUARY 18, 2018. Any leftover work will be donated or discarded as we have no storage space. If you are unavailable to pick up at that time, please contact Shari at 216 401-5981 in advance. Thank you.

SUBMISSION PROCESS:
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 Members Showcase Entry Forms, or fill one out at time of drop-off.
• One half of the 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.
• Entry forms for this exhibition can be found here: 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4Akz8dWSbWpMEwxTGRpbTZfdTQ/view?usp=sharing
An exhibition agreement must also be signed, which can be found here: 
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4Akz8dWSbWpRlBIal9tYUVKVW8
WORKS ACCEPTED FOR EXHIBITION:
Work accepted for exhibition must meet the following criteria:
• Have been created within the last 5 years.
• All works must be properly framed and securely wired, ready for hanging via wire. Please also submit your work in some kind of protective enclosure – for example, bubblewrap or brown wrapping paper.
• Cannot exceed 24” x 24” including framing and mounting. 
• Be clearly labeled with a completed and attached Members Showcase Entry Form.
• Preferably 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 Friday, November 18, 2017.
Please contact Shari with any issues about these requirements.

FINAL DECISIONS:
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 to info@clevelandprintroom.com

PICKUP OF ARTWORK AFTER EXHIBIT:
• Monday January 15, 2017, 3 to 7 p.m.,  Tuesday, January 16 12 to 6 pm, Wednesday, January 17, 2017, 3 to 6pm or Thursday, January 18, 2018, 12 to 6pm.
• All works not retrieved by January 18th are subject to disposal at the discretion of CPR including public auction or donation.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
If you have any questions or need further assistance please contact Shari at info@clevelandprintroom.com.
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 info@clevelandprintroom.com.

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CUBA NOW
Nov
10
to Nov 25

CUBA NOW

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This November the Cleveland Print Room will feature work from this year's Cleveland Foundation Cuban Creative Fusion artists-in-residence, Pilar Rubí and Sandra Ramos, along with local Creative Fusion artist, Greg Martin. Also featured in the show are local photographers and artists, including Herb Ascherman Jr., Billy Delfs, Tom Hart, David Jurca, and Steven Standley, who have visited Cuba in the last year. 

Latina Descarga will be playing at our CUBA NOW exhibition opening on Friday, November 10 from 5 to 6:30 and 7:30 to 8:00pm sets. Latina Descarga are: Jackie Warren on piano, Patricia Bussert (from Venezuela) on guitar and vocals Sammy DeLeon on percussion. Our friend, musician Miguel Cuni Jr will also be attending the event!

This 2-week pop-up exhibition may be seen in our gallery from November 10 through 25.

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Darkroom Basics Workshop
Oct
22
11:00 AM11:00

Darkroom Basics Workshop

  • 2550 Superior Avenue Cleveland, OH, 44114 United States (map)
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This class is for anyone who needs instruction on getting started with hand-processing and printing B&W film, or for those who would like a refresher course after a long absence from darkroom work.

This course is a comprehensive, intensive one-day course.

The session will cover B&W film developing and printing contact sheets of the negatives, plus printing photos from negatives in the darkroom.

Students should bring TWO rolls of shot standard B&W film to the class -- preferably 24-exposure rolls of the same 35mm film. 
Students will also need to bring a package of photographic paper. Participants can bring lunch or take a lunch break in the neighborhood. Please call with any questions.

Cost for this course, limited to 8 participants, is:

$115.00 for Print Room members
$130.00 for non-members

Hadley K Conner holds a BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art and a MAAE from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. She has been both teaching and exhibiting work for over 20 years. She continues to embrace analog in a digital world.

Please contact info@clevelandprintroom.com to preregister for this workshop or by calling: (216) 802-9441.

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Pinhole Workshop
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Pinhole Workshop

  • 2550 Superior Avenue Cleveland, OH, 44114 United States (map)
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Join us for the return of our Pinhole Workshop!

We will be building pinhole cameras, taking photographs with them, then developing and printing the photos in the darkroom.

No photographic experience necessary -- All equipment & materials will be supplied. 

Cost: CPR Members -- $30
Non-Members -- $35

Limited space available for this workshop -- please call 216-802-9441, email emilie@clevelandprintroom.com, or click here to reserve your spot.

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Rivera/Bidwell Show
Sep
8
to Nov 4

Rivera/Bidwell Show

  • 2550 Superior Avenue Cleveland, OH, 44114 United States (map)
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"Beautiful Boy" is an ongoing project focusing on my domestic partner as muse, documenting our exploration of femininity and the nuances of photography as a transformative medium. I am using photography as a testing ground for my partner, who is genderqueer, to visualize multiple feminine identities. The photographs provide a canvas to investigate the visual language of womanhood that I was raised with, and that my partner is only beginning to explore. Through watching movies, listening to music and viewing countless photographs, I‘ve absorbed an archive of techniques to share. The photographs recall childhood fantasies of dressing up, tapping into deep-seated narratives about desire, beauty, freedom and cultural taboo. Although our emotional relationship is private and real, we perform a romanticism that is obsessive and decadent. The fantasy of dressing up transforms the experience of being photographed into one that fuses identity-creation with image-creation."

The Print Room is excited to exhibit local artist, Laura Bidwell's work from her Song of Desire series. Alongside Bidwell's photography, CPR will debut internationally-shown, NYC-based Lissa Rivera's work in Cleveland. Please join us for the opening this September. The exhibition runs from September 8 to November 4. For further information on Laura Bidwell please see www.laurabidwell.com.

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