News and events for alumni + friends of CIA
News and events for alumni + friends of CIA
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See the 2019 Faculty Exhibition 

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Detail of work by Petra Soesemann, "Mirage: Fata Morgana the Enchantress"
A tradition that spans more than eight decades, the Faculty Exhibition is a celebration of art, design, and their makers. It provides an opportunity for the public to view new, original and innovative works from our world-renowned faculty.  
The opening reception will be Thursday, August 29 from 6 to 8pm in CIA's Reinberger Gallery. The show will remain on view through October 6.

Alumni discount on Continuing Education classes

We are now offering alumni a 10% discount on Continuing Education classes! Contact with questions. Registration for fall classes will be open through August 23.

LGBTQ alumni/student mixer

Are you interested in meeting and mentoring LGBTQ students at CIA? Save the date for Thursday, September 12, from 6 to 8pm, for a mixer/networking reception with students from Colorwheel, CIA’s LGBTQ organization. The goal is to show support for young LGBTQ students as they seek out internships, career paths, and emotional support during their college years and after graduation. Look for an email later this month with additional details. 

Interested in helping? Contact Richard Sarian, Colorwheel staff liaison, at or 216.421.7432.  

CIA hires new chief academic officer

Kathryn Heidemann, a longtime leader in arts management and higher education administration, has been hired as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Click here to read more.

CIA Pre-College program

This summer, CIA hosted more than 140 high school students from around the country during the Pre-College program. Students participated in the two- or four-week residential program by studying art and design across disciplines. They experienced life as CIA students while working in the studios and gaining college credit. The second session of Pre-College ends on Friday, August 2 with an awards ceremony and reception from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Stop by!

Mentoring opportunity

Would you like to be a mentor to our new crop of alumni? Please join the CIA mentoring network on College Central. By joining this database, you’ll enable students to strategically reach out to you for guidance on getting started in their professional lives. Sign up today!  
Alumni News
Joseph McCullough '48 will have a selection of paintings on view at Neue Auctions Gallery in Beachwood, Ohio from July 19 through August 8. 
Julian '54 and Barbara '90 Stanczak will have their work presented in a retrospective exhibition at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art from August 17 through November 24.
Fred Gutzeit '62 has work on view at Van Der Plas Gallery in New York City.
Pat Fallon '80 had three pieces in the Ursuline Invitational Show at Article Gallery in the Waterloo Arts District. The show opened on July 5. 
Stephen Kasner '93 had an exhibition of works on paper at Paul Calendrillo Gallery in New York City in July. 
Mark Barnett '94 worked as a scenic artist for the film Dry Run, which stars Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, and Tim Robbins. The film will be released in 2020.
Bruno Casiano '96 will host an open studio night to display recent works of art, silk screens, prints, greeting cards and tee shirts. The event will take place on August 23 from 6 to 9pm and will feature live music and poetry. The studio is at 1031 Spring Road, Cleveland.
Jeanetta Ho '96 won the Best of Fest prize at the 2019 Waterloo Arts Festival for a popup parking space installation. 
Susan Danko '98 has work featured in Fresh Air, a group exhibition at YARDS Projects, and Beautiful Intruders, a solo show at the Conservancy for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Teresa Carlisle '06 and her husband opened The New Gallery, a contemporay art gallery in Little Rock, Arkansas. The grand opening was in June, and the gallery was recently featured in Little Rock Soiree Magazine.
Nicholas Moenich '08 received one of the 2019-2020 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Awards
Ross Brunetti '19 is a design fellow at Design for America, a non-profit organization headquartered at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.  

Jobs and Other Artist Opportunities

  • CIA is accepting applications for a number of jobs, including adunct faculty in Graphic Design; receptionist; assistant director of digital media; director of the Fabrication Studios; and several technical specialist positions. Click here to see them.

  • The Lower East Side Printshop is accepting applications for the Keyholder Residency for printmaking artists in the New York City area. The deadline to apply is September 1.

  • Cleveland Magazine is seeking an associate art director to design printed and graphic materials. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of print design and production. View the job posting.

  • Design for America (DFA) is hosting its annual summit August 8–11 in Evanston, Illinois. The summit brings together more than 200 students, educators, professionals, and industry experts to better understand the power of design innovation. See more details on the DFA website.

  • Karlovec & Company is accepting applications for a kitchen and bath designer. 

  • Art House Productions is accepting proposals for visual art exhibitions. See more information and apply.

  • The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is seeking an exhibition designer to develop concepts and create museum experiences for visitors. View the job posting.
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

Joseph McCullough '48
Janetta Ho '96 
Best of Fest winner at the 2019 Waterloo Arts Festival

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