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Artist In Residence: Pablo Serra Marino

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CPR is proud to host Chilean photorealist artist Pablo Serra Marino as part of The Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion artist residency program, which partners international artists with local arts organizations with a goal of maximizing the cultural exchange between the artists and the community.

Pablo, who has been working with us since September, 2014, has been working in the community with classes at Lake Erie Ink, and will be presenting the culminating exhibition of his residency on Friday, November 14.

Hailing from Chile, Pablo is a visual artist and founding member in the former collective art group “Long Distance Runners,” with whom he won awards from Chile’s FONDART (The National Fund for Cultural Development and Arts). He has exhibited his solo work at international art fairs including ArtBo (Columbia), ARTEBA (Argentina), (Chile), ArtLima (Peru), ArtMiami and MiamiScope (USA). His work has been published in catalogs including the New Museum of Contemporary Art’s “Younger than Jesus: Artist Directory,” (2009); “Revision tecnica, 100 pintores,” (2010); and “Sub 30, pintura joven en Chile,” (2013).


CoolCleveland: “Support the work of @ClePrintRoom @Mahalls20Lanes Benefit”

Thank you, CoolCleveland, for this write up about our pancake breakfast fundraiser this Sunday, October 19! Join us at Mahall’s from 11AM to 2PM.


Wet Plate Collodion Portraits for the holidays with Greg Martin – One Day Only!

On Sunday October 26th, The Cleveland Print Room is bringing the historic process of wet plate collodion tintype/ambrotype portraiture to Cleveland, 160 years after its invention, just in time for the holiday season. 

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Cleveland artist/designer and CIA graduate Greg Martin will be taking the portraits by appointment only. Greg has been practicing the art and craft of wet plate collodion photography for the past 8+ years, and his award-winning work has been exhibited in numerous shows throughout the region, and in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Tintypes, often considered the Polaroid of the 19th century, are made quickly in a process that uses hand poured chemicals on an enameled metal sheet. Valued for their archival stability in the digital age, tintypes were historically passed down in families as heirlooms. Greg was taught the period-authentic method and uses the same materials, equipment, cameras and lenses that were used back in the 1800′s.

If you are interested in giving a holiday gift that is the perfect marriage of past and present, that will last a lifetime, please call to schedule your personal session with us at the Cleveland Print Room.

Portrait packages for individuals and couples start at just $65. For more information, call Shari at 216 401-5981.
Sittings are available Sunday, October 26th during the hours of 10am to 6pm.

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.


PHOTOSTREAM: Cleveland Print Room

The kind folks at produced a slideshow of our recent opening reception for the By Any Means Necessary show – check it out here!


CTRL + P: Shari Wilkins’ Cleveland Print Room Revives the Era of Film Photography


From the Cleveland Scene:

“The Cleveland Print Room is open to photographers and artists of all stripes. The photography cooperative, opened and run by Shari Wilkins, features classes for budding photogs and wall space for inspiring exhibitions. Wilkins’ goal is to get the place buzzing alongside the rest of Cleveland’s burgeoning arts scene. We recently walked around the place — darkroom and all — and talked about the resurging art of analog photography.”

Read the rest of the article & interview here


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Exhuming the Hidden Mother @cleprintroom

Diana Hlywiak - "Hidden Mother"

Diana Hlywiak – “Hidden Mother”

Hollie Gibbs reviews Hidden Mother: Reimagined at

Melancholy children stare uneasily out, their eyes void of passion, their faces bereft of emotion. Behind each, a faceless figure materializes, lurking, hidden but watching vigilantly. Occasionally a hand crops up, clutching the child, holding on for dear life.

“Hidden mother photography of the 19th century was born out of a sort of necessity. Portrait photography’s long exposure time required small children to sit unnaturally still for long periods, while often their mothers, covered in upholstery cloth or drapery, would hold them. Oval frames would then ‘crop’ the mother out, leaving only a ‘perfect’ child portrait…”

Read more here


Hidden Mother: Reimagined – Open through April 26

Our Creative Fusion Artist-in-Residence, Chin-pao Chen, took a few shots of our current exhibition – come see it for yourself, now through April 26!


Announcing the Cleveland Print Room Student Photography Club

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A 10-week photography program designed for students grades 6-12
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, April 1 through June 3

Learn basic B&W photography in our darkroom; display your photography in our gallery. Bring your own camera, or we will supply one for you to use.

This course is designed to give students a full understanding of traditional film-based photography. The program culminates in a gallery show at the Cleveland Print Room where students will be able to exhibit and sell their work.

Spring Session: April 1 through June 3
Photography Club Gallery Showing, June 6-14
Opening Reception, Friday, June 6, 5-9pm
Cost: $250.00
Call (216) 401-5981 today to register!

Cleveland Print Room presents Monk with a Camera at the Cleveland International Film Festival

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The Cleveland Print Room is proud to be a Community Partner for the film, “Monk with a Camera,” directed by Guido Santi and Tina Mascara, at the 38th Cleveland International Film Festival.

Nicholas Vreeland is the grandson of Vogue legend Diana Vreeland. As a teenager he was a committed dandy and a working photographer, thanks to Grandmamma who hooked him up with Irving Penn. But Nicholas sought something in life beyond material satisfaction and, exchanging the silver spoon in his mouth for a begging bowl, he became a Buddhist monk. Now this MONK WITH A CAMERA is known as Abbot of Rato Dratsang, an important Tibetan Government monastery. We follow Geshe Nicky from India to The Tibet Center in New York and on to Europe, where he stages a photo exhibit to raise funds for his monastery. There are charming conversations with Nicky’s many friends and family, plus the Dalai Lama and Richard Gere. Whether he’s strategizing at a Long Beach hotel or perched on his abbot’s throne in India, the impermanence of life is never far from Nicky’s mind. A fascinating portrait of a man uniquely qualified to liaise between two worlds—or three. (In English and Tibetan with subtitles)

Monk with a Camera is showing at the 38th Cleveland International Film Festival on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 4:20 PM, and Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8:35 PM.

Watch the trailer here.