Apr
28
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. Register here.

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day: http://pinholeday.org/

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May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Free 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 here.

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May
15
5:00 PM17:00

Instant Foto Student Exhibition Opening

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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 100 students' work will be displayed and available for sale.

Artwork created by our Digital Photography class held at Tri-C Metro will also be on display and for sale. See event here.

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

Cover photo by Layla from Campus International.

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May
15
5:00 PM17:00

Digital Photography Student Exhibition Opening

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Cleveland Print Room's Teen Institute Presents: Digital Photography Exhibition featuring artwork by students from the City of Cleveland hosted by Cuyahoga Community College.

This show will feature new student work from the NEW program's Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. CPR's Digital Photography program 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 40 students' digital work will be displayed and available for sale.

Artwork created by our Instant Foto program will also be on display and for sale. See event here.

Thanks to the Cleveland Foundation & Fowler Family Foundation for their support, and Tri-C for use of their incredible facilities. We appreciate continued sponsorship from Dodd Camera and Unique Photo as well.

Cover photo by Enahjae Beasley.

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Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Free 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 here.

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Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

Cyanotype Workshop with Artist Melinda Placko

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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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Jun
21
5:00 PM17:00

Crooked River Exhibition Opening

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Ethiopian photographer and photojournalist, Micheal Tsegaye is the Cleveland Print Room’s Creative Fusion International Artist-In-Residence for this project. Tsegaye will transform the Cleveland Print Room Gallery into the Cuyahoga River and its crooked bends from aerial photos and photographs from the riverbed. Join us for the opening of this exciting exhibition Friday, June 21, from 5-8pm.

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Apr
17
5:00 PM17:00

Project Snapshot Student Exhibition Opening

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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 17 from 5 to 8pm. Additionally, this May, 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 C.S.U. graduate with a B.A. in Psychology and Art.

Part of the Cleveland Foundation’s Arts Mastery Program, Teen Institute this program is also funded by the Cleveland Foundation, the George Gund Foundation and the Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation.

Cover photo by Destanee Cruz.

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Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Free 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 here: https://www.clevelandprintroom.com/classes-and-membership/darkroom-orientation

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Mar
16
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

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

Register here.

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Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

Free Darkroom Orientation

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REGISTRATION FOR THIS SESSION IS FULL. Please see the listing for the orientation on April 13.

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 here: https://www.clevelandprintroom.com/classes-and-membership/darkroom-orientation

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Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Teen Institute Artist Talk

Please join us this Wednesday as six Teen Institute youth photographers give their first artist talks at the Print Room beginning at 6:30pm. Come support our arts mastery students and hear about their motivation and process in creating their art. This is a FREE all ages event. This is the first in a series of artist talks that will showcase Teen Institute students in the coming months!

Thanks to the Cleveland Foundation Lillian Kuri Ohio Arts Council Ohio Civil Rights Commission The Callahan Foundation
The George Gund Foundation & The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation for their generous support of this Arts Mastery Program in Photography.

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Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Ruddy Roye

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Cleveland Print Room is pleased to have Jamaica-born, New York City-based photojournalist Ruddy Roye back in town this February to debut his series, When Living Is A Protest and talk about his work.

On this series, Roye writes, “Sixty years ago, marching was considered an act of protest. Thankfully, I have been able to grow up on the backs, sweat, and the blood of those who made strides and steps in the direction that enabled me to do something other than pick cotton and chop sugar cane.

"However, this life is not without its scars--memories and vestiges of the toll 'the struggle' had on a race of people. In 2015, I walk around Brooklyn, Mississippi, Memphis, Manhattan and Ferguson reading tales of those living is a testimony to this ongoing struggle."

"This series is my attempt to show a six-month glimpse into what it means to live in 'the struggle.' From photographing everyday life in places like Memphis and Mississippi, to documenting the tumultuous protests from the streets of Ferguson and New York City, I show you the faces of those whose lives are spent living in protest."

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.”

Ruddy Roye’s visit is made possible by the generous support from the Ohio Arts Council, Cleveland Foundation, The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, The Callahan Foundation, and The George Gund Foundation. Food to follow.

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Feb
22
to Mar 30

Ruddy Roye: When Living is a Protest

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Cleveland Print Room is pleased to have Jamaica-born, New York City-based photojournalist Ruddy Roye back in town this February to debut his series, When Living Is A Protest, in Cleveland.

On this series, Roye writes, “Sixty years ago, marching was considered an act of protest. Thankfully, I have been able to grow up on the backs, sweat, and the blood of those who made strides and steps in the direction that enabled me to do something other than pick cotton and chop sugar cane.

"However, this life is not without its scars--memories and vestiges of the toll 'the struggle' had on a race of people. In 2015, I walk around Brooklyn, Mississippi, Memphis, Manhattan and Ferguson reading tales of those living is a testimony to this ongoing struggle.

Join us for the opening reception of this show at the Cleveland Print Room on Friday, February 22, from 5 to 9 pm.

This show can be viewed during CPR’s open hours each week:
Tues, Thurs, Fri 12-6pm

Wednesday 3-6pm

Saturday 12-5pm

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Feb
9
11:00 AM11:00

Free Darkroom Orientation

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FEBRUARY 9TH ORIENTATION IS FULL. Please check out our other dates for available orientations.

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 here: https://www.clevelandprintroom.com/events-1/2018/12/15/darkroom-orientation

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Jan
24
5:00 PM17:00

CPR Members Show at University Hospitals Reception

Cleveland Print Room Members Show
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
January 15 – March 11, 2019

This show is open exclusively to current and new members of the Cleveland Print Room. This juried show will be exhibited at University Hospital’s Trudy Wiesenberger Gallery. The jurors are artist Hilary Gent, owner of Hedge Gallery and Steven D. Standley, Chief Administrative Officer, University Hospitals Health System, Inc. 

Trudy Wiesenberger Gallery is located at UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
The gallery is on the first floor of the Humphrey Building (adjacent to the Lerner Tower main entrance)

The opening reception for the show will be Thursday, January 24 from 5 to 7pm.

Information on how to enter here.

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Jan
11
5:00 PM17:00

Gimme Shelter: An Invitational Show

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A house is much more than four walls and a roof.

As the house is a potent symbol in contemporary society, the Print Room asked select artists to reflect and convey the full range of the human experience that the home represents by creating a piece for this January exhibition. 

In the essay, "House and Home," Michael Rooks writes, "Home, as they say, is where the heart lies, and so while one may live in a house, it may or may not be one's home. The home is more of an abstract idea of a place of belonging, be it a physical structure, a community, a nation, or a continent. Home can be the sea, the mountains, or the Great Plains, or it may be an ideology or a discipline like artistic practice…The idea of home is a basic element of identity, representing one's personal credo perhaps more unequivocally than any statement of religious belief. It is both idiosyncratic and idiomatic, thus conjuring images and meanings that are, as with the word house, both personal and shared. Indeed, it is the poetic opacity of these words that engenders associations and invokes feelings such as comfort, happiness, pleasure, affectation, fear, nostalgia, familiarity, well-being, and many others…”

Please join us for the opening reception for Gimme Shelter, FREE and open to the public, from 5-8pm, on Friday, January 11.

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Dec
15
12:00 PM12:00

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 here.

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Dec
10
12:01 AM00:01

Call for Art: Cleveland Print Room Members Show at University Hospitals -- Submission deadline, Midnight, December 10, 2018

Call to Artists:

Cleveland Print Room Members Show

January 15 – March 11, 2019

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

 

Eligibility:

This show is open exclusively to current and new members of the Cleveland Print Room. This juried show will be exhibited at University Hospital’s Trudy Wiesenberger Gallery. The jurors are artist Hilary Gent, owner of Hedge Gallery and Steven D. Standley, Chief Administrative Officer, University Hospitals Health System, Inc. 

 

All members may submit up to four original photographic works for this exhibition. Non-members who are interested in participating in this special UH exhibition may join at our standard rates (Individual: $35; Student: $20; Individual+1: $50; Family: $75; Friend of CPR: $100; CPR Sponsor: $250) when submitting online. There is a $15 entry fee for each work entered. Due to the large gallery space with a high ceiling atrium like setting, larger format photo submissions are encouraged.

Entry form can be found here: https://www.clevelandprintroom.com/exhibition-submission

Entries must be received by midnight, Monday, December 10. Artists who have had work accepted into the show will be notified on December 12.

Requirements of work submitted:

·      Metal frames (white, silver or black only) OR wooden frames

·      No wires attached

·      D rings will be put on at UH. All work will be hung from the gallery hanging system

·      Standard white mats only

·      Plexiglass preferred

·      No work can be more than 4” from the wall and cannot weigh more than 75lbs.

·      UH Art Curator Tom Huck has final say on all accepted work

·      Title, size, medium and price must be listed with each entry. Please indicate if NFS

·      Minimum size of work must be 17 inches square

·      Work should preferably be for sale (a 40% commission will be retained from work sold).

Drop accepted work off at Cleveland Print Room Sunday, January 13 from 12 to 4pm, or Monday, January 14 from 4 to 8pm. 

Trudy Wiesenberger Gallery is located at UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106

The gallery is on the first floor of the Humphrey Building (adjacent to the Lerner Tower main entrance)

The opening reception for the show will be Thursday, January 24 from 5 to 7pm.

UH Gallery West View, Lighting and Hanging System

UH Gallery West View, Lighting and Hanging System

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Dec
8
12:00 PM12:00

Polaroid Lift Workshop

In this popular workshop, you will learn the art of making Polaroid transfers and lifts. A Polaroid lift (or emulsion transfer) is when the emulsion layer is removed from a sheet of instant film and then transferred to a different surface. Class participants can take turns with a Polaroid Land camera to turn these photos into effective lifts of their own artwork. We will also be using the Impossible Project Lab so that you can also make transfers using images from your smart phone.

With the Impossible Project Lab, we will be developing real photos from your smartphone screen. By downloading the free Impossible app, you will be able to connect your device to the Instant Lab Universal, so you can make real photos step-by-step. Once your real instant photo is ready, use the App’s built-in scanner to transfer it onto your digital device and have it transfer in physical form to an actual Polaroid photograph!

The Instant Lab Universal works on devices with a high-resolution display (approx. 300 PPI - pixels per inch) that are running Apple iOS 8 and up, or Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and up.

Once we have the images from the Lab or Polaroid camera you will be shown the proper steps to remove your artwork from its film backing and transfer it to a solid surface.

We will have mugs, ornaments, and watercolor paper to use, but please feel free to bring one object/material along if you have something that you would like to personally adhere the lift to.

This is a great opportunity to make unique, handmade gifts for the coming holidays!

The cost of the workshop is $45 for members and $50 for non-members. You will receive four lifts with a $5 cost for each additional transfer.

Register here.

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Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

2018 Members Showcase: Off the Wall Opening

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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, November 30, from 5PM to 8PM.

The exhibition will be up through December 15, including both Saturday and Sunday December 1 & 2 during the ArtCraft Building Holiday Sale.

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Nov
24
to Nov 25

Wet Plate Collodion Portrait Session

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The Cleveland Print Room is bringing the historic process of wet plate collodion tintype/ambrotype portraiture back to Cleveland by popular demand! Local artists Greg Martin and Matt Beckwith will create photographs for two days only.

Cleveland artist/designer Greg Martin will be taking portraits by appointment only. Greg has been practicing the art and craft of wet plate collodion for the past 10 years. His award-winning work has been exhibited in numerous shows throughout Northeast Ohio, and has been featured in the Plain Dealer. 

Cleveland artist Matt Beckwith, who has been working in wet plate collodion for the last ten years, will team up with Martin to create portraits again this year.

Portraits for individuals and couples start at just $75. For more information, call Shari at 216 401-5981. Sittings available on Saturday during the hours of 10am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm and are booked on a first come basis.

Feel free to bring in any props or costumes that you wish. Also, you may create or design a still life or spirit picture that Greg can photograph during your appointed time.

We are NOW SCHEDULING times for the shoot. If you are interested in setting up session please call at 216 401-5981. Limited availability.

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Nov
17
to Nov 24

Call For Art: Off the Wall Members Showcase

Drop-off of Work: Saturday, November 17, noon-5pm; Tuesday & Wednesday, November 20 & 21, noon-6pm; or Saturday, November 24, noon-5pm.

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CALL FOR ART-- OFF THE WALL 

2018 Members Showcase: Off The Wall

The Cleveland Print Room is seeking member submissions for our 2018 Members Showcase: Off The Wall, opening Friday, November 30 and showing through Saturday, 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: Saturday, November 17, noon-5pm; Tuesday & Wednesday, November 20 & 21, noon-6pm; or Saturday, November 24, noon-5pm.

Exhibition Dates: November 30 - December 15, 2018
Opening Night Reception: Friday, November 30, 2018, 5-8 pm.

Pick up unsold work: Saturday, December 15, 12 to 5 pm OR on Sunday, December 16, 12 to 3pm. ALL WORK MUST BE PICKED UP BY DECEMBER 16, 2018. Cleveland Print Room will not be responsible for any work left after that date.

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: 
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An exhibition agreement must also be signed, which can be found here: 
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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 ONLY.***** 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 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2018.
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 UNSOLD ARTWORK AFTER EXHIBIT:
• Unsold work MUST BE PICKED UP during designated pick-up days: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 12 to 5 pm OR on Tuesday, January 8 through Thursday, January 10, 2019, 12 to 6pm. ALL WORK MUST BE PICKED UP BY JANUARY 10, 2019.

• All works not retrieved by January 10, 2019 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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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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Nov
3
to Nov 10

Pop-up workshop! Van Dyke Brown on Handmade Paper

Registration ends Wednesday, Oct 31!

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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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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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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
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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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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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.

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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.**

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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.

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