News and events for alumni + friends of CIA
News and events for alumni + friends of CIA
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Visit T ITL E TB D in Reinberger Gallery

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Reinberger Gallery's spring exhibition will open Thursday, March 26, with a public reception from 6 to 8pm. Please join us! The show runs through June 12.
Curated by Meghana Karnik, T ITL E TB D interrogates myths of being an artist and the disconnection between student and artist life. The post-grad moment is the apex of an artist’s academic achievement—a taste of pride combined with a sense of groundlessness. What’s supposed to happen next? Rather than let student-artists succumb to free fall, T ITL E TB D relays stories where failure is freedom and where unfinished, cyclical, collective ways of working become contexts for care of oneself, community, and lifelong artistic practice. 

2020 Alumni Exhibition

The submission period for the 2020 Alumni Exhibition has begun. The Alumni Council reintroduced this community-building tradition for CIA alumni in 2018. 
To enter this juried, alumni-only exhibition, please visit the online SlideRoom application form here. If you already have a SlideRoom account, you will be directed to log in. If you are new to SlideRoom, you will be invited to create an account. For questions relating to SlideRoom, you can email support here.

Artists working in any media are welcome to apply. The $25 submission fee covers up to three pieces, which must be submitted digitally by April 1, 2020. Fifteen dollars of the fee is tax-deductible and will go to support the Alumni Association Scholarship. Please visit the 2020 Alumni Exhibition page for the full submission guidelines, updates, and further information. 

After Hours: CIA hosts Continuing Education show

The Cleveland Institute of Art invites you to After hours 2020, the second in a newly created exhibition designed to highlight artwork created in Continuing Education evening classes. After Hours will feature work by adult students in courses including CIA’s ceramics, digital arts, drawing and painting, glassblowing, jewelry and metals, metal fabrication and blacksmithing, photography, printmaking, and video. Join us for the exhibition reception on Friday, March 27 from 6 to 8pm. 

All CIA artists invited to Duvel competition

Winking Lizard is hosting the 2020 Duvel Art Design Competition, open to all CIA students and alumni. The winning design will be embossed on a limited custom run of Duvel beer glasses featured exclusively at every Winking Lizard restaurant in October. The winner will receive a trip for two to Brussels, Belgium. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 27.

Visit the closing reception of CWRU African American alumni show

Stop by the closing reception of the African American Artists Alumni Exhibition in the Case Western Reserve University Art Studio Gallery on Friday, March 6 from 5 to 10pm. The artists showcased exemplify the impact of African culture on the arts today and the exhibition features a selection of painting, drawings, photographs, textiles and masks. Featured artists include CIA alumni Danny Carver '80, Anna Arnold '83, Gina Brent '86, Tucker White '91, Jerome White '94, Napoleon Dismuke '99, and Georgio Sabino III, who all studied in the CWRU Art Education Program. A panel discussion will start at 7pm.

Clara Driscoll's work discussed in CMA talk 

CIA graduate Clara Driscoll was recently featured in a lively conversation about women artists in Tiffany Studios. Art historian Mark Bassett of CIA and history professor Renée Sentilles of Case Western Reserve University joined curator Stephen Harrison at the Cleveland Museum of Art to discuss Driscoll's role in designing Tiffany lamps. Visit Tiffany in Bloom: Stained Glass Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany through June 14. 

Painting and Drawing juniors showcase work

Join us for a one-night exhibition of new work by CIA juniors Kaitlyn McKanna, Ash Sark, Samantha Schneider and Amani Williams. Doing a Gender examines, poses questions, and challenges how gender is viewed in mass culture today. The exhibition was organized through CIA’s Creativity Works program, designed to create self-initiated real-world experiences for students in the visual arts and craft majors, and is supported by the generosity of the GR Lincoln Family Foundation and the Fenn Educational Fund of the Cleveland Foundation. Doing a Gender will be on view at Praxis Fiber Workshop on March 28 from 6 to 9pm.
Alumni News
Thomas Lyon Mills '78 wrote a poem and catalog essay for Lorraine Shemesh's artist-in-residence exhibition at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. 
Tallmadge Doyle '79 had work in Tallmadge Doyle: High Tides Rising at Augen Gallery in Portland, Oregon.
Susan Donovan Lowe ’89 will have work on view in 40th Street Studio Works at Gallery W at American Greetings in Cleveland. The show will also feature works from Johanna Page ’87, Lucette Johnson ’93 and Helen Frankovitz Libens ’93, and will be on view from March 12 through April 30. Visit the opening reception on March 12 from 5 to 7pm. 
Rose Haserodt '15 had four works in the February Fine Art Auction at Neue Auctions in Beachwood, Ohio.
Davon Brantley '18 will have work in The Magic of DayGlo at Waterloo Arts in Cleveland. The show will open with a reception on April 3.

Jobs and Other Artist Opportunities

  • Rooms to Let: CLE is accepting artist proposals for temporary art exhibitions that will appear within the rooms of three vacant houses in Slavic Village. The deadline for proposals is March 13.
  • Notre Dame College is seeking an adjunct game design instructor to teach several levels of Game Design theory and technology. The ideal candidate will be interested in working with the college to help develop an esports culture as well as cutting-edge technically integrated program.
  • American Eagle Outfitters Inc. is hiring a senior art director of social media. The ideal candidate will have experience in graphic design and art direction. 
  • The Beachwood Arts Council is seeking artist submissions for Our Immigrant Nation, a juried show presenting a wide range of artwork and perspectives on immigration. Apply by August 15 to show work in the exhibition. 
  • Naughty Dog is hiring a level and environment designer to create game play experiences. Qualified candidates will have experience with game programming and design skills.
  • The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is seeking a letter and script engraver apprentice. 
  • The National Association of Schools of Art and Design is hiring an accreditation and systems management assistant. 
  • Connect with artists, arts organization employees, and other creative people from across Cuyahoga County at the next Arts & Culture Network Night. Enjoy a night of relationship building, mutual support, and sparking new initiatives with others. The event will take place on April 9.

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

From Left to Right: 
Helen Frankovits Libens ’93, Johanna Page ’87,  Lucette Johnson ’93, Susan Donovan Lowe ’89

Important Events

  • On view through 3/15: SIE 74
  • 3/23–4/12: After Hours 2020, southwest corridor
  • 3/26: Opening reception, T ITL E TB D, Reinberger Gallery, 6-8pm
  • 3/26–6/12: T ITL E TB D, Reinberger Gallery
  • 3/27: Opening Reception, After Hours 2020, southwest corridor, 6-8pm
  • 4/21: Spring Show Opening Reception
  • 7/10: Alumni Exhibition opens, Reinberger Gallery
P.S. If you’re 70.5 or older, you can join fellow CIA supporters who make tax-free gifts from their IRAs each year. Use our new tool to save on your taxes while helping students cultivate and develop their artistic expression. 
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Cleveland Institute of Art's public programming is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.