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Cleveland Print Room will be closed for the holidays until Monday, January 9

Please be aware that the Cleveland Print Room will be closing for the holidays until Monday, January 9, when we will be open on a rare Monday, noon to 6pm, for members to pick up unsold work from our Off The Wall Members Showcase exhibition, and then will resume our usual business hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: Noon – 6pm

Wednesday: 3 – 6pm

Saturday: Noon – 5pm

We apologize for any inconvenience, and wish all of our patrons and members a Happy and Festive Holiday Season. We hope to see you in the new year!

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Wet Plate Collodion Workshop with Greg Martin – November 19

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We are excited to present our first ever Wet Plate Collodion Workshop at the Cleveland Print Room! Come and learn about this rare 1800′s photographic process that is still being practiced today.

This one-day, hands-on workshop will be an intensive introduction and exploration of wet plate collodion photography. Everything will be covered including the overview of the process, discussions of proper equipment, chemical preparation and mixing.

Throughout the ages, photographers have valued the ethereal look, handmade quality, and arcane yet simple materials of ambrotypes and tintypes. Wet Plate Collodion is the photographic process of pouring a light-sensitive collodion solution onto a plate of glass or blackened metal, then exposing and developing that plate while it’s still wet.

This much-requested workshop will cover how to mix all of the chemistry used in the wet plate collodion process (collodion, developer, fixer, silver nitrate solution, and sandarac varnish), proper handling of the necessary chemicals, where to purchase chemicals and materials, and recommended recipes.

Students will learn the techniques of preparing the plate, cutting and cleaning glass, pouring collodion, exposing, developing, fixing, and varnishing. All materials including chemicals, glass, and metal will be supplied. Each participant will be allowed to make at least one complete plate (5” x 7”) to take home.

Greg Martin and Matt Beckwith will be the instructors for this workshop.

Greg Martin is an artist/designer from Cleveland, Ohio. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, Martin has been practicing the art and craft of wet plate collodion photography for over 13 years. His collodion photography has been exhibited in numerous shows throughout the region, and has received multiple awards and recognition for his work.

Due to the intensive nature of this workshop, the class will be limited to only 10 people.

Cost for this workshop is $275 for members and $295 for non-­‐members. Feel free to bring a lunch.

Please contact info@clevelandprintroom.com or call 216-­802-9441 to prepay and register for this workshop.

NOTE: Wet plate collodion is a photographic process involves directly handling chemistry. Proper safety precautions will be followed, but those with issues with chemical sensitivities or issues with strong smells please note.

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Call for Art: 2016 Members Showcase: Off The Wall

2016 Members Showcase: Off The Wall

 

The Cleveland Print Room is seeking member submissions for our 2016 Members Showcase: Off The Wall, December 2 - December 16, 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, Saturday & Sunday, December 3 and 4, 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 17 through Saturday November 19, and Tuesday November 22 between 12:00 and 6:00 p.m. (12:00 to 5:00pm on Saturday).

Exhibition Dates: December 2 - December 16, 2016

Opening Night Reception: Friday December 2, 2016, 5-9 p.m.

Pick up work: Saturday December 17, 2016, 12 to 5 p.m. OR on Monday, January 9, or Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 12 to 6pm. ALL WORK MUST BE PICKED UP BY JANUARY 10, 2017. 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:  

http://clevelandprintroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Members-Showcase-Entry-Form.pdf

• Members must also read and sign this exhibition agreement and submit it with their work: 

http://clevelandprintroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Off-The-Wall-Exhibition-Agreement.pdf

 

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 wiredready for hanging via wirePlease 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 Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

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

• Unsold work must be picked up on Saturday December 17, 2016, 12 to 5 p.m. OR on Monday, January 9, or Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 12 to 6pm.

  • All works not retrieved by December 22 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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Silent Auction Items available at this Sunday’s FOTO Brunch Fundraiser at Mahall’s 20 Lanes in Lakewood

Thanks to the donors of the following items which will be up for grabs as part of the Silent Auction at this Sunday’s FOTO Brunch Fundraiser at Mahall’s 20 Lanes in Lakewood! For more information and to get your tickets, please go here.

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Pinhole Workshop – Saturday, September 17, 11am – 3pm

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Join us for the return of our Pinhole Workshop!  This Saturday, September 17, 11am – 3pm.

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 to prepay and reserve your spot! 216-802-9441

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Join us for our Fifth Annual FOTO Brunch Fundraiser!

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Join us for Cleveland Print Room’s fifth annual Foto Brunch fundraiser at Mahall’s 20 Lanes in Lakewood.

This year we will deliver another amazing brunch served up by Hollyhock Hill with French Toast from Breadsmith of Lakewood. The brunch is $25, or $10 for 18 and under. Patron tickets are $50 per person and include a CPR mug.

Tickets may be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2592658, or in person at the Cleveland Print Room.

There will also be silent auctions including donations of collected works from internationally-renowned vernacular collector from NYC, Peter Cohen, 50/50 raffles, a cash bar and much more. All proceeds will benefit programming at the Cleveland Print Room.

David Wittkowsky and James Anderson are this year’s honorary chairpersons. 

Those interested are required to buy tickets in advance!

Please call CPR at 216-401-5981 with any dietary concerns.

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Cleveland Foundation Announces Youth Arts Mastery Grant to Cleveland Print Room

In 2015, we announced our new arts and culture strategy focused on increasing access to mastery-based arts programs for youth in every ‪#‎Cleveland‬ neighborhood. As part of our July grantmaking, we’re granting $199,000 to the Cleveland Print Room to support a pilot year-round youth mastery program in photography for middle and high school students in low-income neighborhoods in Cleveland. The program will teach students technical aspects of photography; develop their visual literacy and storytelling skills; and expose them to the business of photography, including curating shows and marketing their work.

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Notice: Cleveland Print Room will be closed during Republican National Convention; open Friday and Saturday July 22-23

Due to our location in the ArtCraft Building being inside the designated “Event Zone” of the Republican National Convention, the Cleveland Print Room will be closed from Monday, July 18 through Thursday, July 21.

We will re-open with our normal operating hours of noon to 6pm on Friday, July 22 and noon to 5pm on Saturday, July 23.

We will also be open for the opening reception of the special Cleveland Photographic Society pop-up exhibition in our gallery, Reigning Cats & Dogs, from noon to 3pm Sunday, July 24. This exhibition runs through August 13.

We apologize for any inconveniences due to our closing for the RNC. Please call 216-401-5981 during this time with any questions or concerns.

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CPR & Hedge Gallery Present: Creative Fusion Artist BLESSING NGOBENI Special Preview For Members & Friends

blessing for sider Please join Hedge Gallery and CPR for a pre-opening event at the Cleveland Print Room as Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion artist, South African Blessing Ngobeni unveils his paintings created during his residency in Cleveland on Wednesday, May 18 from 6 to 8. This sneak peek of Blessing’s work is free for CPR members and $5 at the door for non-members who wish to attend. Creative Fusion is an urban-based, community-engaged residency program for international artists created by the Cleveland Foundation.The program consists of two, three-month residencies in Cleveland in the spring and fall each year. Each residency period hosts up to six artists from cultures not well represented currently in Cleveland’s professional arts sector. 

HEDGE Gallery, owned and operated by Hilary D. Gent, is focused on providing contemporary space for emerging and professional artists to exhibit their work in one of the most engaging art complexes in Northeast Ohio.

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Cleveland Print Room celebrates Worldwide Pinhole Day

Today was our fourth annual celebration of Worldwide Pinhole Day (see the official website here: pinholeday.org), and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect for it! Our workshop group, many of whom had never even seen the inside of a darkroom before, made their own cameras and came up with lots of great photos, which will be shared with the Worldwide Pinhole Day website, all while having lots of fun and learning a thing or two about photography. See the wonderful results below!

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