News and events for alumni + friends of CIA
News and events for alumni + friends of CIA
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Visit Getting to Know You 

Josephs painting
Haley Josephs, "Call Me Rambler"
Featuring work by Natalia Arbelaez, Julie Heffernan, Haley Josephs, and Devan Shimoyama, Getting to Know You presents the viewer with a convivial invitation to get to know yourself through the lens of others. Pulling from a well of source material including the art historical, the personal, the mystic, and the pop cultural, these artists approach their work with a mixture of humor, sincerity, and dynamism. The show will remain on view in CIA's Reinberger Gallery through December 13.
Also, be sure to visit Exhibitionist, a show of CIA student artwork curated by faculty members Lane Cooper and Tony Ingrisano, and envisioned in response to Getting to Know You. The show is on view in the Ann and Norman Roulet Student + Alumni Gallery through November 24.

Shop our two amazing sales

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Shop at two great events in one weekend by visiting CIA for the Student Holiday Sale and the 100 Show + Sale
Stop by the Student Holiday Sale for creative, handmade gifts, in glass, metal, ceramics, photography and other media—all of which have been made by our talented students.
100 show
Purchase a piece of great art and support CIA students at the 100 Show + Sale.
Works by faculty, students and friends of CIA will be sold for $100 each in this student-organized show and sale. Select a work, and take it home. All proceeds go toward the annual spring break student trip to visit New York galleries and museums.
Hours for both events: 
Friday, November 22: 6 to 9pm
Saturday, November 23: 10am to 6pm.

Special invitation for Eterovich exhibition

Members of the CIA community are invited to the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve from 4:30 to 5:30pm Thursday, November 21 for an exclusive preview reception for Fulfilling the Eye: Anthony Eterovich (1916-2011). Eterovich ’38 was an esteemed alum who had work in the Cleveland Museum of Art May Show for more than 40 years and exhibited in other group shows. He chaired the Scholastic Art Competition and taught evening and weekend classes at the CIA for more than 50 years. Fulfilling the Eye will be on view through January 18, 2020.
Please click here to respond to the CIA special reception, hosted by his daughter Karen Eterovich, by 5pm Monday, November 18. 

A free gift for you from the Cleveland Institute of Art

As a member of the CIA alumni community, we want to make sure you have access to tools that will benefit you or members of your family. We've partnered with our friends at FreeWill to give you a free and easy way to write your legally valid will today. Many people also like to include a gift to the Cleveland Institute of Art to invest in one of the most incredible colleges of art and design for decades to come. 
The service is free whether or not you choose to include a gift. If you prefer to work with an attorney, you can also use the tools to start your will and document your wishes, saving you time and money at the lawyer's office. Get started today (it's free to make changes at any time)!

Alumni discount on Continuing Education classes

Sign up for one of our Continuing Education classes and receive a 10% alumni discount. Registration for spring classes is now open! Contact with questions.

Survey seeks alumni perspectives on writing

The Writing + Learning Center is interested in learning more about the challenges students at CIA face when crafting the written components of the BFA Thesis. Alumni feedback will be helpful in determining which resources will be helpful for students in the future. Based on your own experiences with your BFA Thesis, please share your thoughts and suggestions in this brief survey. Your feedback is invaluable in helping us shape the future of writing support at CIA. 
Alumni News
Leslye Discont Arian '76 has work on view in the 2019 Biennial Juried Exhibtion at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery on view through January 10. The show also features work from Diane Pribojan '88 and Greg Martin '89. 
Tallmadge Doyle '79 recently had work in a solo show, Underwater Garden: New Prints and Paintings, at Karin Clarke Gallery in Eugene, Oregon. 
Ed Potokar '82 will perform Forest Speech in conjunction with the exhibition David Tudor and Composers Inside Electronics Inc.: Rainforest V (variation 1) at MoMA on November 14, 16, and 17. 
Guy-Vincent '83 recently worked with students from the Cleveland International School and women from the Norma Herr Women’s Shelter on Hand-styles United, an installation that uses written signatures as a form of self-identification. 
Steven Mastroianni '88 is exhibiting new work in Lines & Shadows on view at the Cleveland Print Room. The two-person show also features work from Rebekah Wilhelm '09 and will launch with an opening reception on Friday, November 8 from 6 to 9pm.
Desiree Oza Zajacz '03 will have a painting featured in the 2020 edition of "52 Weeks 52 Works" desk calendar published by Academy Graphic Communication (AGC-the Creative Advantage), and Exhibition at Baldwin Wallace University’s Fawick Art Gallery. The show is on view through December 6.
Scott Goss '06 has work in Form Fractions at the Sally Otto Gallery at the University of Mount Union on view through December 14. The show also features work from Andrea Leblond '95 and was curated by Mike Schmidt '04. The opening reception is Thursday, November 7 from 4 to 6pm.
Amber Ford '16 has work on view in (Dis)Mantle at the Uumbaji Gallery at Kent State University through December 6. 

Jobs and Other Artist Opportunities

  • The Cleveland Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University are jointly seeking applicants for the Champney Family Professorship in Art and Art Education. Qualified candidates will have substantial experience in art education at the college level and a strong commitment to social justice and community arts practices.  

  • The Orange Art Center is seeking an arts administration marketing assistant with experience in the Adobe Creative Suite and content writing and editing. 

  • Hasbro Inc. is accepting applications for an associate product designer for its Transformers toy line. 

  • Scientific Games is looking for a game artist to create storyboard, illustrations and animations. View the job posting and apply

  • The Lucid Art Foundation is accepting applications for its 2020 residency program. Artists who focus on climate change in their work are encouraged to apply. The deadline is November 27. 

  • Women Cinemakers is accepting submissions from female filmmakers, directors and producers for its 2020 Biennial Edition. Works can include shorts, documentaries, and features written, directed or produced by women. The application deadline is February 28. 

  • The Sculpture Center is looking for early-career sculpture and installation artists to apply for the Revealed Emerging Artist Series. The deadline to apply is January 6.

  • The Cleveland Cavaliers and Sherwin-Williams have announced Color Your Court, a contest for artists and fans to design their own basketball courts. The winning pieces will be displayed at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. To enter the contest and download a court template, click here.
And check out CIA’s College Central for freelance, internship, and part- and full-time listings. If you are interested in meeting with our Career Center, please schedule an appointment.

Alumni Artwork

Anthony Eterovich '38
Green Curly Haired Boy
Amber Ford '16
When Life Gave Her Lemons

Important Events

  • 11/1-12/13: Getting to Know You, Reinberger Gallery
  • 11/1-11/24: Exhibitionist, Ann and Norman Roulet Gallery
  • 11/13: Happy Birthday, CIA! 
  • 11/16: Grafton Nunes presents "The Loveless," Cinematheque
  • 11/21-1/18: Anthony Eterovich exhibition, Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
  • 11/22-23: Student Holiday Sale
  • 11/22-23: 100 Show + Sale
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