The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Annual Members’ Exhibition 2017

Title of Exhibition: Annual Members’ Exhibition 2017
Dates: March 30th – May 13th, 2017.
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 30th, 5:30 – 8:00pm.
Closing Reception & Awards Ceremony:  Friday, May 5th, 6:30 – 8:00pm following Annual Members’ Meeting.

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is proud to present its Annual Members’ Exhibition 2017 featuring the multi-media work of Members of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve.  The event will be celebrated with an Opening Reception on Thursday, March 30th, 2017. 5:30 – 8:00pm.  A Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 5th 6:30 – 8:00pm directly following the Annual Members’ Meeting, which will be held from 5:30 – 6:30pm.

AAWR’s Annual Members’ Exhibition is known for both the quality and diversity of the work submitted by its wide array of professional-level Member artists.  In years past, works submitted have ranged from traditionally inspired portraits and oils to multi-media assemblages and digital creations.  Though the Annual Members’ Exhibition has traditionally been juried, 2017 will bring a new and timely egalitarian spin on the show.

In the true spirit of democracy, this year’s exhibition will be “all inclusive,” featuring 1 piece under 24 inches from each Member hung salon-style in the AAWR Main Gallery.  To ensure the originality of the show, works shown in previous Artists Archives exhibitions will not be permitted.  Voting for the People’s Choice Award will commence from the Opening Reception on March 30th until the Closing reception on May 5th, directly following the AAWR Annual Members’ Meeting.  Winners will be announced at this time.

Only Members of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve in good standing are eligible to enter the Annual Members’ Exhibition.  To become a Member or to check your Membership status, please call our offices at 216-721-9020 or visit

About the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve:  The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is a unique archival facility and regional museum that preserves representative bodies of work created by Ohio visual artists and, through ongoing research, exhibition and educational programs, actively documents and promotes this cultural heritage for the benefit of the public.

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve would also like to thank Ohio Arts Council, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Ohio Art Dealers Association, the George Gund Foundation, the Bernice & David E. Davis Foundation, the William Bingham Foundation and the Zufall Foundation for their continuing support.

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1834 E 123rd St Cleveland, OH 44106
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