Cleveland Creates is a juried exhibition of original works by ARTneo members in the Northeast Ohio region. The exhibition showcases the great talent and quality of contemporary art being created in our region, supplementing ARTneo's regular programing of regional art historical exhibitions.
About the Jury
Jennifer Coleman is the Gund Foundation’s senior program officer for arts. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was an architect, and president of her own design firm, Jennifer Coleman Creative LLC, since 2005. Prior to that she practiced architecture with Robert P. Madison International, URS Corporation and Westlake Reed Leskowsky. She also founded CityProwl.com, a company that creates and distributes digital audio walking tours of Cleveland.
Among her many civic endeavors, Coleman has served as chair of the Cleveland Landmarks Commission and the Downtown/Flats Design Review Committee. She also has been a member of the board of trustees of many organizations, including the Cleveland Arts Prize, the Cleveland International Film Festival, LAND studio, and the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Coleman has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University.
Rachel Davis opened Rachel Davis Fine Arts in May of 1992. She began auctions of works on paper in October of that year, and added auctions of paintings in 1996. Later in 1996, she began auctioning rare and out-of-print books. Davis also serves on the board of directors of the Print Club of Cleveland.
Davis holds a B.A. in Art History and Chemistry from the University of Delaware, along with an M.B.A. from Indiana University. She worked as a Painting Conservation Assistant at Winterthur Museum from 1980-1982.
Grafton Nunes became the 10th president of the Cleveland Institute of Art on July 1, 2010.
During his tenure President Nunes has overseen increasing enrollment at the college, continuation of a highly successful capital campaign, renovation of the school’s signature building, and new construction of classrooms and studio spaces.
President Nunes came to CIA from Emerson College in Boston. As founding Dean of the School of the Arts at Emerson, President Nunes’s fundraising garnered significant contributions to artists in residence, student scholarships, master teachers and new state-of-the-art facilities in theater, film, television, audio, and photography. Prior to his time at Emerson, President Nunes served for 22 years at Columbia University concluding his tenure there by serving as associate dean of Columbia’s School of the Arts.
Grafton Nunes is a graduate of Columbia University with an MFA in film history, theory, and criticism, and an M.Phil. in theater history and film studies. At the College of the Holy Cross he received his BA in English and religion. In addition to his work in higher education, Nunes has had an active career as a film writer and producer, including his production of the film The Loveless, directed by the 2010 Oscar winner for Best Director, Kathryn Bigelow.
The first place winner will be able to exhibit three works in the Cleveland Creates exhibition. They will also receive a one person exhibition in the ARTneo gallery at 78th Street Studios.
Second and Third Place
The second and third place winners will be able to exhibit two works in the Cleveland Creates exhibition. They will also receive a two person exhibition in the ARTneo gallery at 78th Street Studios.
The exhibitions will be scheduled between the end of the 2017 Cleveland Creates and the beginning of the 2019 Cleveland Creates exhibitions. The exhibitions will run for the period of 4 to 6 weeks with an opening reception during one Third Friday.
After work has been accepted, a substitution cannot be made nor a change in the sales prices or titles as stated on the application. Artwork must remain in the gallery for the entire exhibit. No early withdrawals. Drop off dates to be announced.
All artwork should be ready to install for the exhibition, for example: pieces equipped with D-rings and wire, or mounted on sturdy substrate material equipped with a hanging system. Sculptural works should be sturdy, or on a base. Pedestals are limited.
ARTneo will take the utmost care with your entries. Submitting an entry to this competition constitutes an agreement with all conditions. ARTneo assumes the right to photograph an accepted work for promotional purposes only, unless requested otherwise.
All artwork must be picked up after the exhibition by June 2, 2017. Works that are not picked up by that date will be considered abandoned and become the property of ARTneo.
ARTneo will take 30% commission on sales. Work not for sale must be clearly marked NFS.