News and events for alumni + friends of CIA
News and events for alumni + friends of CIA

December 2023

Shop the Student Holiday Sale and 100 Show + Sale

Photo by Leah Trznadel '19
Shop at two great events this weekend by visiting CIA for the Student Holiday Sale and the 100 Show + Sale on Friday, December 1 from 5 to 9pm and Saturday, December 2 from 10am to 6pm.
Stop by the Student Holiday Sale for creative, handmade gifts in glass, metal, ceramics, photography and other media—all made by our talented students.
Purchase a piece of great art and support CIA students at the 100 Show + Sale. Works by faculty, students, alumni and friends of CIA will be sold for $100 (or denominations of $100) in this student-organized show and sale. All proceeds go toward the annual spring break student trip to visit galleries and museums. 

Forest of Memories on view in Reinberger Gallery

Forest of Memories is an ambitious, immersive multimedia installation of curated experiences inspired by the wonders of the natural world. Using handmade sculptural elements, more than 40,000 LED lights, projection mapping and interactive sound, the exhibition imagines a world being reclaimed by nature and transformed into an extraordinary liminal space of maximalist possibility. 
Forest of Memories will be on view through January 12, 2024 in CIA's Reinberger Gallery. CIA's building and galleries will close for winter break from December 22 through January 3.
View images from the opening reception here.

Faculty member talks about AI with Ideastream

Sculpture + Expanded Media chair Jimmy Kuehnle discussed artificial intelligence in art on Ideastream Public Media’s Sound of Ideas. Listen to the episode here

Jurors needed for Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The Office of Continuing Education + Community Outreach is recruiting jurors for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This will be CIA’s 44th year celebrating creative teens by hosting the Greater Cleveland Regional Awards. Judging for the art awards will take place via Zoom on Saturday, December 16 between 10am and 6pm. Judging for the writing awards will be virtual and self-paced between Friday, December 15 and Friday, January 5, 2024. This is a great opportunity to see new trends in art and writing while supporting young artists and writers in the Greater Cleveland region. Those interested can complete a short survey or email for more details.

Alumni News

Viktor Schreckengost '29* was the subject of a article that discussed the installation of his "Time and Space" sculptures at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Read more here.
Caroline Burton '80 has a solo exhibition, WAY FINDING, at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, New Jersey through March 31, 2024. A solo show, Creative Distruction, was on view earlier this year at Garage Gallery in Beacon, New York. 
Andrea Serafino '80, Daniel Whitely '83 and Eddie Mitchell '87 have work in Orange Art Center's Faculty Show 2023 in Pepper Pike, Ohio. The show opens with a reception on December 1 from 4 to 6pm.
Rebecca Swanson '81 had eight pieces from her Prismatica Collection purchased by The Healing Arts of Montefiore. The works are on view at a women’s health radiology department in the Bronx, New York.
David Buttram '89 has work featured on the cover of the winter 2023 issue of CAN Journal. Read an article about Buttram and his recent solo show here
Lynne Lofton '97 will host the 24th Holiday Sale at Terra Vista Studios on December 2 from 11am to 6pm and December 3 from noon to 5pm at 1400 E. 30th St. Suite 400 in Cleveland. The sale will also feature work from Andrea Leblond '95, Yumiko Goto '04, Brian Sarama '10, Madeline Davis '22 and Elizabeth Clarke '23
Adam Glaser '98 was featured in The Middlebury Campus
Dana Schutz '00 has a solo show, Jupiter's Lottery, at David Zwirner in New York. 
Rit Premnath '03 spoke in a panel discussion, "Thriving on the Margins: A conversation between Radhika Subramaniam, Sreshta Rit Premnath, and Marisa Prefer," at the Asia Art Archive in America in Brooklyn, New York. 
Nate Cotterman '07 and Molly Fitzpatrick '05, have work in Functional Geometries, a group show in Context at 78th Street Studios in Cleveland. The exhibition is on view through January 6, 2024.
Kate Kisicki '07 won the first-place prize in New Masters 3: Women Artists of Northeast Ohio, which is on view at Ursuline College's Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery in Pepper Pike, Ohio through January 25, 2024. The show includes work by Bonnie Dolin '73Leslye Discont Arian '76Susan Squires '83Judy Takács '86Karen Beckwith '87Hadley Conner '88 (honorable mention), Jenniffer Omaitz '02 (second-place prize winner), Natalie Lanese '05 (honorable mention), Leigh Brooklyn '11 (third-place prize winner) and Sydney Kay '21.
Leah Tacha '07 has work in Fresh Teaser at Taylor University's Metcalf Gallery in Upland, Indiana.
Barbarita Polster '10 wrote a review of an exhibition by the Viennese art collective Gelitin, which was featured in Artforum. A solo show, Shooting the Breeze, is on view at The Ohio State University's Farmer Family Gallery in Lima, Ohio.
Jacquie Kennedy '12 and Faculty Emerita, Judith Solomon, will host a studio holiday sale on December 2 from 11am to 5pm and December 3 from noon to 5pm at 3620 Perkins Ave
Cleveland OH 44114. 
Sequoia Bostick '14 was interviewed by Cleveland Scene about Genghis Con, Cleveland. 
Riley Rist '21 has work in the Artlink 4th Annual Cup Exhibition at Artlink Contemporary Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana through December 10. 
Alyssa Lizzini '22 has a mural in Cleveland's Public Square. She is also on the cover of the winter 2023 issue of Canvas, which includes profiles of her, Nolan Meyer '20 and Crystal Miller '23.

Jobs and Opportunities

  • Deloitte is hiring an associate director creative director of design. Details here
  • Door 2 Art Studio seeks submissions for its juried art show. Deadline is December 3. Details here
  • Hecto Marketing is hiring a social media videographer and editor. Details here
  • Pilchuck Glass School is seeking artists for a number of residency opportunities
  • The Cleveland Photo Fest is looking for unique photography that presents the urban/cityscape in and around Northeast Ohio. Deadline is December 15. Details here
  • CIA alumni can check out CIA’s College Central for freelance, internship, and part- and full-time listings. Click on "Sign Up" to get started.
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