Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Film & Darkroom Basics Workshop

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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:

$125.00 for Print Room members
$135.00 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. 

Please contact emilie@clevelandprintroom.com or call (216) 802-9441 with questions.

Register here.

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Sep
22
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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Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Fall 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. Found foliage and leaves would make wonderful fall-themed artwork.

This is an all ages workshop.

Register here.

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Oct
13
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 with any questions.

Register here.

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Oct
20
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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Nov
3
to Nov 10

Pop-up workshop! Van Dyke Brown on Handmade Paper

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The Morgan Conservatory & Cleveland Print Room are hosting our first-ever workshop collaboration!

Pull sheets of handmade paper at the Morgan (Sat/Sun November 3-4) and bring them to the Print Room (Sat, November 10) to create photographic images using the Van Dyke Brown process.

Students may sign up for an individual workshop or for both.
- Receive a 15% discount when you register for both workshops

Learn more and sign-up:

Paper Making or BOTH classes register Here.

Vandyke Brown class ONLY register Here.

Papermaking with Purpose at The Morgan Conservatory:

November 3-4, 10AM-4PM

In this two-day workshop, you will learn every step of the papermaking process as well as painting with many thin layers of finely beaten cotton pulp. You will pigment fiber and form sheets of abaca as the canvas for pulp paintings. With the sheet still in the mould and deckle, you will paint and stencil using colored cotton mixed with formation aid, overlapping and mixing pigmented fiber to create atmospheric, watercolor-like papers as well as graphic artworks. No prior experience required.


Van Dyke Brown Process at Cleveland Print Room:

November 10, 11AM-3:30PM

The Van Dyke Brown process, invented in 1889, yields a tonal, rich brown print when contact printed using a UV light source. Students will learn to coat papers as well as exposing, processing, and manipulation of prints in this one day workshop. Negatives printed on transparency paper are typically used to create work. Further manipulation can be achieved by incorporating various mediums like watercolor, pastel, or colored pencil once the prints are dry.
Registered students should email emilie@clevelandprintroom.com any images (up to 6) that they would like as negatives. Students should bring objects (think photogram) and any additional negatives. In addition, text may be incorporated into prints through handwriting or printed text on transparency paper.

Papers, chemistry and transparencies (six images per student) will be included in the cost of the class. Watercolors, colored pencils and pastels will also be available for student use.

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Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

April Bleakney & Anna Tararova Artist Talk and Pop-Up Exhibition

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AIR/connect exchange artists, Anna Tararova and April Bleakney lead a talk about their residency at Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Shoppe in Scotland. Join us for this evening talk as we hear about the work they created in Scotland, their project inspiration during their residencies, and Scottish culture. 

The pop-up exhibition featuring April and Anna's work will be on display until Saturday, November 25 at 5pm.

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Sep
15
11:30 AM11:30

Ramos, Rubi, Serra: Creative Fusion Alum Artist Talk

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Join us as we welcome back Creative Fusion Alumni Sandra Ramos, Pilar Rubi and Pablo Serra to the Cleveland Print Room.

During the Fall of 2014, Chilean artist, Pablo Serra spent three months in Cleveland, making many new friends during his stay. His culminating exhibition, You Will Find Luck When You Go Home featured multiple mediums. He will speak about his work and his new series, Ancien Regime which features pieces created from photographic source material of weapons that were handmade in prisons in Chile.

For Cuban artist Sandra Ramos, art can be leveraged as an act of resistance and a form or free expression in places where the state controls the press and access to information. Ramos said, "For me it has been important to my art to communicate those things that usually you cannot see in the official press or in the official information in Cuba." CPR hosted Ramos in Spring and Fall of 2017 and are excited to have her back to talk about her work.

Bolivian-born, Cuba-based photographer Pilar Rubi will visit Cleveland for the third time since her initial visit in Spring 2017. Rubi, whose stunning B&W photographs capture the essence of Cuban daily life has been focusing on wet plate collodion and instant photography as of late. Connecting with local photographers, Greg Martin and Matthew Beckwith to create images, we look forward to seeing Pilar’s new work.

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Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

Embargo: The Work of Furman, Serra Marino, Ramos, & Rubi

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Embargo will feature the works of Ukrainian Photojournalist, Alexey Furman, Chilean Artist, Pablo Serra Marino, Cuban Artist, Sandra Ramos and Bolivian-born, Cuban photographer, Pilar Rubi. 

Past Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion artists, Serra Marino, Ramos, and Pilar will show works created in the last few years and the exhibition will feature new pieces.

Ukrainian freelance photojournalist, Alexey Furman, who pursued his Master’s degree at Missouri School of Journalism on a Fulbright scholarship, has been photographing the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Recent Grand Prize Winner of IAFOR Documentary Photography Award for his project Life After Injury, the Print Room will show work held in the collection of Nigel Maister of Rochester, New York.

2014 Creative Fusion Alumni, Pablo Serra Marino will return to Cleveland in August to create work for this special exhibition.

2017 Creative Fusion Artist, Sandra Ramos is a visual artist from Cuba known for her surrealist expression of her relationship to Cuba’s political and social situation. Ramos’ recent work will be featured in this show.

2017 Creative Fusion Photographer, Pilar Rubi, uses both digital and wet plate processes to create her work. Teaming up with local artist, Greg Martin, in wet plate, Rubi will be creating new work.

Photo credit: Alexey Furman

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Sep
1
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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Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Through the Lens: Teen Institute Exhibition

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Cleveland Print Room's Teen Institute Presents an exhibition of Instant Foto (IF) and Visual Storytelling in the Digital Age on Thursday, August 9 from 6 to 8p.m. This show features work by students from the City of Cleveland's Collinwood Recreation Center and Cudell Fine Arts, along with Lincoln West High School students at Cleveland’s premiere center for the photographic arts.

The show will feature new student work from CPR’s summer programming. Teen Institute classes focus on mastery of photographic skills, techniques, and concepts, along with visual literacy as its base. Students' work will be displayed and available for sale. 

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

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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.

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
14
to Jul 22

Cleveland Print Room at the CAN Triennial

Cleveland Print Room
at the CAN Triennial
Booth No. 14

Artists:
Aja Grant
Lori Kella
Michael Loderstedt
Greg Martin
Arnold Tunstall

Hours:
Sat-Sun July 14, 15…12:00 to 6:00
Sat-Sun July 21, 22…12:00 to 6:00
and during the Third Friday Artwalk
Friday, July 20th…5:00 to 9:00

The Cleveland Print Room is a nonprofit community darkroom, education center, workspace, and dedicated photographic gallery. Through advocacy we advance the art and appreciation of the photographic image by providing affordable access to our darkroom, exhibitions, educational programming, and collaborative community outreach. The greatest strength of our organization is the creation of innovative programming and exhibitions that bring forward ideas, issues, and perspectives relevant to our times.

The Cleveland Print Room is representing artists Aja Grant, Lori Kella, Michael Loderstedt, Greg Martin, and Arnold Tunstall.

Emerging artist Aja Grant is a photographer documenting the corners of Cleveland, looking at how this city has shaped our relationships: inviting people to think about relationships with the self and their surroundings, manipulating the environment in a positive sense.

Lori Kella is an artist who explores historical, environmental, and personal connections to the land by creating artificial landscapes and photographing them to reveal hidden narratives and uncanny views of commonplace scenes.

Michael Loderstedt works to reveal histories, geographies and habitats of this region with new photographs examining Cleveland’s uneasy relationship with its boundary waters. In a series of recent work entitled Dark Waters, Loderstedt photographs at night with homemade film cameras and digital cameras mounted with vintage lenses.

Clevelander Greg Martin is an artist and designer who has been using the historic wet plate collodion photo process as a means of artistic exploration and creative expression for the past fifteen years. His fascination with the cityscapes of Cleveland has manifested itself in a series of images exploring the city he loves. Martin’s recent work pushes the boundaries of this challenging medium, using it in ways that exploit its specific attributes, nuances and inherent difficulties, and celebrating its sculptural qualities to address contemporary issues and push its aesthetic into new and unexplored regions.

In his current work, Arnold Tunstall explores the glut of imagery that we encounter daily, and how we process and order this visual language. He also continues to be fascinated by black and white film and the resulting surreal or theatrical quality that is often heightened when we see the world in monochrome.

Check out everything about CAN Triennial:

https://www.cantriennial.org/art/gallery-pavilion

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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
11
4:30 PM16:30

Teen Institute Portfolio Building Workshop

This workshop is for any students and their families interested in applying for Cleveland Print Room's Teen Institute POV: Photo Visionary Mastery Program. At this event, CPR staff will be present to assist with any questions pertaining to portfolios or applications that you may have. 

Please feel free to come any time between 4:30 and 7:30 pm. 

If you have any immediate questions about the application process or if you would like more information about Teen Institute programs, please don't hesitate to send us an email at info@clevelandprintroom.com or call Shari at 216-401-5981.

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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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Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

Free Digital Portraits at the Waterloo Arts Festival

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Join the Cleveland Print Room’s Teen Institute’s Digital Storytelling Workshop as they take portraits for free at Bridget Caswell’s studio above Waterloo Arts this Saturday from noon to 2pm during the Waterloo Arts Festival. Participants will receive digital file of portrait. Thanks to our program sponsors: The Cleveland Foundation, Char & Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, the Callahan Foundation and The George Gund Foundation.

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Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

Teen Institute Informational Workshop

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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 is open to 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; community panel discussions, 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 in film and digital, 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.

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Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Darkroom Orientation-FULL

This class is FULL! Check out the orientation July 14!

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
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
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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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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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
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: 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5MIiTNiSr6VVWtVRE5mdEwzUlU/view?usp=sharing


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
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

 Photo by Aleksander

Photo by Aleksander

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.

Reserve your space here.

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