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New Board Members


Please join us in welcoming three new members to our Board of Directors. Tom Hart, regional VP for Waterworks and photographer. Colleen Kelly, MOCA Cleveland Senior Development Officer and long-time programmer at WRUW-FM. Tom Sarago, principal and owner of Spruce Communications for Brand Growth is also an ardent supporter of CPR. 



Consider CPR: Cleveland’s Photography Powerhouse

photo by Shari Wilkins


As the Cleveland Print Room heads into YEAR 4, we ask you to give. Your investment helps bring photographers, international artists-in-residence and promising young students together to explore the power of the IMAGE.

Your gift, along with the contributions of others, help us plan for CPR’s future as an independent, vibrant, educational and cultural organization that deepens the understanding and appreciation of the photographic arts. CPR relies on your support to sustain and expand its operational, education and artistic endeavors. Please consider making a contribution to the Cleveland Print Room’s Annual Giving Fund. No gift is too small. 

photo by Jack Valancy

View the video of our signature afterschool workshop, Project Snapshot: Take a look at our first public art piece, Snaps ‘n’ WordsExplore our website and see what everyone is talking about:


The Cleveland Print Room is recognized as a dynamic center for education and experimentation in the photographic arts. 


Your commitment to CPR’s vision makes it all possible. Thank you!

Help support the Cleveland Print Room - donate now!
No gift is too small.
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Photography by Halim Ina: A Pop-Up Exhibition & Benefit For Nirvanavan Foundation

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Photography by Halim Ina: A Pop-Up Exhibition & Benefit For Nirvanavan Foundation

Saturday & Sunday, December 19 & 20, 2015

Hours: Saturday, 11am – 6pm; Sunday, 12 – 5pm

”In many parts of the world the education of girls is secondary to the chores demanded of them. Through this exhibition, and in collaboration with the Nirvanavan Foundation, we aim to change this reality for the girls of three villages.” – Halim Ina

The proceeds from Ina’s photography help to fund the Nirvanavan Foundation, supporting two girls schools in India.

Born in Nicaragua to Lebanese parents, his work features his stunning photographs from Lebanon, Syria, India and new work from Cuba.

Photographs from the collection will be on sale. Visitors will have a selection of choices available, from digital prints to traditional silver gelatin photographs, ranging from $10 to $400. Great gifts for the holidays while supporting a good cause.



Cleveland Print Room will be closed from Thursday, November 25 through Monday, November 30th, and will reopen on Tuesday, December 1.

Any members wishing to use the darkroom during this time may call 216-401-5981 to make arrangements to do so. Apologies for any inconveniences!


Join us for United Nonsense, a one-day pop-up Creative Fusion exhibition

Please join us on Saturday, November 21 from 5 – 9pm on the 6th Floor of the ArtCraft Building (enter through Cleveland Print Room) for United Nonsense: A Creative Fusion Group Show with Guest Artists, Featuring the works of: Isabel Torres, Nicolas Grum, Behrang Samadzadegan, Hung Nguyen Manh, Adolfo Bimer, Svenja Wichmann, Rebekah Wilhelm, Ronny Szillo, Heather Molecke, Tony Franz, Lucie Freynhagen, John W. Carlson, Ari Michael Warner, & CSU Sculpture Students.

This one-night event and exhibition of new work by 4 Creative Fusion Artists-in-Residence, 1 partner, and invited Cleveland artists, is FREE and open to the public.

United Nonsense builds up as a collaboration of more than 14 artists from or passing through Cleveland. Generated by five international artists from the Fall season Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion Residency Program (Isabel Torres, Nicolás Grum, Behrang Samadzadegan, Hung Nguyen Manh, and Adolfo Bimer), the exhibition stands as an opportunity to invite fellow colleagues from the local art scene with whom they have shared workspaces, art experiences, or got to know during their short three-months stay in the city. The exhibition will enhance the interaction between local and international contemporary art, in order to establish an overview on how art is been thought about among the exhibiting artists.

No themes or mainstream logic are applied as a curatorial basis for this show. The artists have decided to keep it simple. It is a one night pop-up show about “getting together,” bringing their art work, and occupying the space. The exhibition will include works in painting, sculpture, installation, video, and mixed media, among others. Join us for an evening of art, music and food.

DJ JP Sputnik will provide the sounds for the evening.

Sponsored by the Cleveland Foundation and the Creative Fusion Host Organizations: Cleveland Print Room, Negative Space, Sculpture Center & Zygote Press.


2015 Members Showcase: Off The Wall

2015 Members Showcase: Off The Wall

The Cleveland Print Room is seeking member submissions for our 2015 Members Showcase: Off The Wall, December 4 - December 18, highlighting the work of the valued members of our organization.


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.

All members may submit at least one original photographic work 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.


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 5 and 6, is the ArtCraft 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.


Drop-off of Work: Thursday November 19 through Saturday November 21, and Tuesday November 24 between 12:00 and 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: December 4 - December 18, 2015

CPR Potluck Mixer: Tuesday December 8, 2015 6:30-8:30 p.m. (bring-a-dish meet & greet).

Opening Night Reception: Friday December 4 2015 5-9 p.m.

Pick up work: Saturday December 19, Monday December 21, and Tuesday, December 22, 12-6 p.m.


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:

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


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 hangingPlease 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. However, size criteria can be subject to discussion.

• 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 24, 2015.

Please contact Shari with any issues about these requirements.


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


• Unsold work must be picked up on Saturday December 19, Monday December 21, and Tuesday, December 22, during the hours of 12-6 p.m.

• All works not retrieved by the pick-up dates will be placed in storage at the artist’s risk and expense. There is a $10/day storage fee for works not retrieved by the above-listed dates. All works not retrieved within 30 days following the close of the exhibition are subject to disposal at the discretion of CPR including public auction or donation.


If you have any questions or need further assistance please contact Shari at

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




FOTO BRUNCH Fundraiser – get your tickets NOW!

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Dear Members, Supporters and Friends,

Please join us for Cleveland Print Room’s fourth annual brunch fundraiser at Mahall’s:


Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 11 am – 2 pm
Mahall’s 20 Lanes, 13200 Madison Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107

Honorary Chair: Barbara Tannenbaum
Curator of Photography at Cleveland Museum of Art

This year’s fun­filled FOTO BRUNCH ​is the Cleveland Print Room’s primary fundraiser. It will include French toast provided by Breadsmith of Lakewood, meat by Saucisson, quiche from Gray House Pies, fruit, and other deliciousness all served by Hollyhock Hill. Coffee will be provided by Six Shooter Coffee. Rachel H from WRUW’s Guilty Pleasures show will MC the event, which will also include music by DJs Thomas and Tania of WFMU’s The Real Nitty Gritty. There will also be silent auctions, a 50/50 raffle, and more!

Regular Tickets: $25 ($15 tax deductible); $10 under 18.
Patron Tickets: $50 ($35 tax deductible), includes a CPR t­shirt & mug.

Tickets may be purchased at, or in person at the Cleveland Print Room and should be purchased in advance.

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

Contact: Shari Wilkins, shari@clevelandprintroom.com216-­401-­5981 or Sabine Kretzschmar,

Fundraiser Organizers: Shari Wilkins, Deb Pinter & Sabine Kretzschmar

A special thank-you to our sponsors for this fundraiser: 

Anderson Wittkowsky, ArtEtc. Framing, Breadsmith of Lakewood, Cleveland Museum of Art, 4walls, Gray House Pies, Hollyhock Hill Catering, Mahall’s, Pease & Associates, Inc., Process Creative Studios/John Williams, Saucisson, Six Shooter Coffee, Spruce: Communications For Brand Growth, Transformer Station, Elisa Vietri Photography and Zygote Press.

Thanks also to: Honorary Chair, Barbara Tannenbaum & Mark Soppeland, John W. Carlson, Hadley K. Conner, Michael Loderstedt & Lori Kella, Greg Martin, Dr. Marie A. Simon & John Michael Zayac, Margo & Robert Roth, Arnie Tunstall, Clarence A. Wilkins, Anonymous, Anonymous Board Member.


Cleveland Print Room Closed September 1st through the 5th

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Cleveland Print Room will be closed from Tuesday, September 1st through Saturday the 5th, and will reopen on Tuesday, September 8th.

Any members wishing to use the darkroom during this time may call 216-401-5981 to make arrangements to do so. Apologies for any inconveniences!


Summer Hours – Noon to 4pm on Saturdays through the month of August

Our hours on Saturdays for the rest of August will be Noon to 4pm.

We will return to our 12-6pm hours beginning after Labor Day weekend in September. We will also be closed the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.

Please contact us if you have any questions.


Cleveland Print Room closing early on Friday, July 17: 5pm today only!

Apologies for any inconvenience, but the Cleveland Print Room will be closing at 5pm today, Friday, July 17, in order to prepare for our Exquisite Corpse fundraising event tomorrow evening.

We hope to see you tomorrow, Saturday, July 18, from 6 to 9pm for the event!

We will also be open during our regular hours tomorrow, from noon to 6pm.