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 19, 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 19, 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.

Join us for our EXQUISITE CORPSE fundraiser, Saturday, July 18!

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The Cleveland Print Room is pleased to present Exquisite Corpse, a silent auction fundraiser featuring works created by nationally recognized artists from Cleveland and beyond in collaboration to create exquisite corpses + live drawing event in the spirit of the Surrealist game of the same name. 

Presented with the generous assistance of sponsors ArtEtc., Dodd Camera, Process Creative Studios and, the admission for the event is $5 for anyone over the age of 12.

Exquisite Corpse was originally enjoyed as a parlor game invented by the Surrealists for which artists collaborated on drawings without seeing each others’ contributions, celebrating the unexpected. For the Surrealists, this tapped into their interest in a collective unconscious.

Bidding on the Exquisite Corpse works will begin at the event on Saturday, July 18th at 6pm with larger murals on the gallery walls starting at $100. Smaller unique and unpredictable collaborative creations will be added to the wall as they are drawn and then sold at the event for $75. Funds raised through the event will support the future growth and programming of the Print Room as it continues to provide a dedicated space for photographers to exhibit in Cleveland.

DJ JP Sputnik will be providing the music at this event. There will also be a cash bar for refreshments.

Live Event: Saturday, July 18, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Artists drawing: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Admission: $5

(free for children age 12 and under/children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Work Remains on view through Monday, July 20, 2013. Work not sold after that date will be posted on our website for sale.

CPR will also feature a section where children and families may sit, draw and display their work on the wall for the evening.

Holiday Hours: CLOSED Friday, July 3 & Saturday, July 4

The Cleveland Print Room will be CLOSED Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope you and yours will enjoy a safe and happy holiday weekend!

We will resume regular Print Room business hours on Tuesday, July 7.

32 Artists chosen for The Peer Show

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We congratulate the 32 artists who are represented in the Cleveland Print Room’s first juried show! We received 243 entries, and the competition was fierce. Thanks to all of the talented artists that submitted their work. Please join us for the exhibition’s opening reception, FREE and open to the public, Friday, June 12, from 5-9pm.

These artists were chosen by Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art:

Edith Antl 
Rachel Beamer
Rosalee Bernabe
Preston Buchtel
Brian Cade
Darrelle Centuori
Ryn Clarke
Antonia Cruz
G. M. Donley
Nicole Follen
Carrie Gabella
Kory Gasser
Bob Herbst
Diana Hlywiak
Lori Kella
Ryan Kral
Joan Lederer
Michael Loderstedt
Maria Manco
Greg Martin
Amelia Maslen
Stephanie Mercer
Joan Neubecker
Susan Onysko
Lee Peters
Deborah Pinter
Andrew Raz
Ricky Rhodes
Eric Rippert
Karen St. John-Vincent
John Tellaisha
Mark Thomas

Join us Sunday, April 19 for our Cyanotype Workshop

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When: Sunday, April 19, from 11:00am – 3:00pm

Cost: MEMBERS: $80; NON-MEMBERS: $100.

This workshop taught by Hadley K Conner is an investigation into the expressive possibilities of the cyanotype process and will cover and demonstrate the techniques and procedures for making these aptly-named blue-toned prints.

Students will learn the cyanotype process from start to finish, starting with the mixing of its iron-based, light sensitive emulsion, coating the paper with the emulsion and finally, placing a negative or other objects on the coated paper and exposing it to a UV light source. Different chemistry formulas, emulsions, coating methods and paper choices will be discussed and can be experimented with.

Students should bring large format negatives, acetate negatives, or objects for contact printing. Any paper that students wish to experiment with (in addition to paper provided by the Print Room) should be brought in. Students may also email images to the Print Room, in advance of the class, for digital negatives.

Class cost is $80 for members and $100 for non-members. Most materials are provided in with class cost, while extra paper and transparencies are additional and can be paid for at class time.

Hadley K Conner holds a BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art and a MAAE from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. She teaches photography at the high school and college levels, and continues to shoot film in a digital world.

Please contact to preregister for this workshop.



CALL FOR ART: The Peer Show

2015 Cleveland Print Room Juried Exhibition:
DEADLINE: MAY 16, 2015

The Cleveland Print Room is seeking photographic submissions for our first juried exhibition, June 12-July 11, to be judged by Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art.

The Cleveland Print Room invites members and non-members to submit artwork for our 2015 juried exhibition, The Peer Show.  This is a unique opportunity for photographic artists to exhibit their work and receive substantial exposure inCleveland‘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.

AWARDS:     Best of Show: $300     Best B&W: $150     Best Color: $150
Best Alt Process: $150     Director’s Award: $100


ο  Artists must be at least 18 years of age and reside in the US or Canada.
ο  An entry fee of $25 for CPR members or $30 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.
ο  All work must be READY TO HANG from typical gallery picture hooks without needing special equipment. We prefer framed pieces to be strung with picture wire.
ο  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:
ο  Work exceeding 36 inches in any dimension may be excluded due to space restrictions.  Work may not exceed seventy pounds in weight.
ο  All work must be original, executed within the last 5 years, and not been shown previously at the Cleveland Print Room.
ο  All work must be hand-delivered to the Cleveland Print Room during normal business hours: Noon to 6pm, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday; 3pm to 6pm, Wednesday.
ο  All subject matter must be appropriate for public viewing.
ο  Entries must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.
ο  Artists must grant permission for Cleveland Print Room to use their images and information in promotional materials.
ο  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.

ο  April 28, 2015: Works may begin to be dropped off at Cleveland Print Room.
ο  May 16, 2015: Deadline for Entry Dropoff 
ο  June 4, 2015: Notification of juror’s selections
ο  June 6, 2015:  Deadline for pick-up of non-selected artwork
ο  June 12, 2015:  Exhibition Opening Reception 
ο  July 11, 2015: Exhibition Closing
ο  All unsold work from the exhibition MUST BE PICKED UP by 6pm, Friday, July 17, 2015. Any artwork left at Cleveland Print Room beyond that date will be disposed of at the discretion of CPR.

Work not selected for the exhibition MUST BE PICKED UP by Saturday, June 6, 2015.
For further information, please contact Shari at