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.



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.


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.


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.



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 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.



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


• 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.



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


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


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

Join us for our Fifth Annual FOTO Brunch Fundraiser!


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, 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.

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.

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.

Cleveland Print Room celebrates Worldwide Pinhole Day

Today was our fourth annual celebration of Worldwide Pinhole Day (see the official website here:, 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!

CALL FOR ART: The Peer Show


2016 Cleveland Print Room Juried Exhibition: THE PEER SHOW.


The Cleveland Print Room is seeking photographic submissions for our second juried exhibition, June 10 – July 21, to be judged by artist Laura Ruth Bidwell, Co-Founder of Transformer Station and artist Arnold Tunstall, Collections Manager at Akron Art Museum.

The Cleveland Print Room invites members and non-members to submit artwork for our 2016 juried exhibition, The Peer Show. This is a unique opportunity for photographic artists to exhibit their work and receive substantial exposure in Cleveland’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
Executive Director’s Award: $100


Artists must be at least 18 years of age and reside in the US or Canada.

An entry fee of $30 for CPR members or $35 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. Drop off dates begin on Thursday, April 28 and runs until Wednesday, June 1 at 6PM. Artists whose work is in the show will be contacted by Thursday June 2 at 6PM. Work not accepted MUST be picked up on Friday, June 3 and Saturday June 4 by 5PM.

All work must be WIRED AND READY TO HANG from typical gallery picture hooks (ON PICTURE WIRE) without needing special equipment, and framed pieces should be strung with picture wire. Presentation is important!

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:

Work exceeding 36 inches in any dimension may be excluded due to space restrictions. Work may not exceed seventy pounds in weight.

All work must be original, executed within the last 5 years, and not been shown previously at the Cleveland Print Room.

All work must be hand-delivered to the Cleveland Print Room (unless submission is sent with a pre-paid return slip) during normal business hours: Noon to 6pm, Tuesday, Thursday,Friday and 12 to 5pm on Saturday; 3pm to 6pm, Wednesday.

All subject matter must be appropriate for public viewing.

Entries must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

Artists must grant permission for Cleveland Print Room to use their images and information in promotional materials.

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.

For further information, please contact Shari at

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.