Upcoming Gallery Shows

Note: Click the green headings for each show to see larger and even multiple image slideshows when available.


November 14, 2014

November 14 - December 24
Curated by Michael Abarca 
In the Sullivan Family Gallery

There is no time like the present. The Insistent Now is an exhibition featuring the work of eight Cleveland area artists whose selected works are commanding attention to the here and now. Whether it's through tackling current issues, interpreting elusive experiences, or constructing idealized, perennial landscapes, these artists explore, address and confront the demands of an ever-expanding present.

Lane Cooper's paintings of fractured imagery inspired by cinematic stills are an attempt to capture the elusive experience of complete understanding. Vibrant fragments produce a heightened sense of time and motion to resemble an ever-shifting reality.

Michael T. Meier explores the idea of the painting as object- the result of our psychogenic response to the piece whereas the image itself is the abstraction. His work strives to break down time, space and the appearance of truth to better understand our own identity and relationship to history.

Nikki Woods paintings of highly decorative centerpieces focus on the tension between depiction and abstraction while dealing with contemporary desire and false romanticism. Utilizing traditional representational painting techniques, Royden Watson portrays everyday objects and materials that often go overlooked, like plywood and tape, to address contemporary issues of knowing, seeing, and the value of direct experiences.

Andy Curlowe describes his paintings as “exploring the blurred boundaries of natural forms and planes encountering the sharp geometry of human calculation.” Compelled by childhood memories of exploring nature, his past experiences are a key formative element in shaping his present and his work.

Sarah Kabot intricately cuts out images of people from the front pages of the Sunday New York Times.



November 22, 2014

November 22 - December 31

The Dianne Boldman Education Gallery is transformed into a holiday wonderland of handmade gifts, holiday cards, ornaments, home decor and tons of local art.

Holiday Shop Open House: November 22 from 10 am - 4 pm

Holiday Shop Holiday Hours:
mon thru sat 9 - 5
sun 12 - 5
tue & thurs til 8

Holiday Trunk Show: December 11 from 7 - 9 pm
Join us for a night of holiday, fun & friends
Featuring: Images in Bloom, Lori Paximadis Jewelry, Freckle Face Jewelry, Local Goat Lotions, Vintage Novella, Girls Give Back/Lake Girl, Eva Sherman & Beth Martin

ARTISTS: Contact Karen to inquire about selling in the Holiday Shop karen@bayarts.net


January 30, 2015

January 30-February 28

Pictured: Ceramic Bowls by Sue Peplin

Life brings highs and lows; endings and new beginnings.  For each moment we have an inner guide, if only we quiet ourselves to listen.  This exhibition includes a variety of medium, including ceramic work, photography and mixed media pieces.

The contributing artists are Moira Beale, Sue Peplin, Jessica Ramage & Erin Stack

Opening Reception Friday, January 30 from 7-9 pm
in the Sullivan Family Gallery


January 30, 2015

January 30-February 28

Pictured: "North Shore Breeze" by Mary Burkhardt

Ceramics & painting that capture moments of beauty.

Opening Reception Friday, January 30 from 7-9 pm
in the Dianne Boldman Education Gallery


March 06, 2015

March 6-April 3

Pictured: "Summer Rock" by George Kocar

The Northern Ohio Illustrator's Society, Inc (NOIS) is comprised of Cleveland artists that support the fine art of illustration.  This show will feature choice illustrative art selections by: Christina Bruce-Kaiser, Gary Dumm, Laura Dumm, Jackie Freedmen, Lou Grasso, Ron Hill, Milan Kecman, George Kocar, Nancy Lick, James Mravec, Roland Napoli, Roberta Salo, Don Sandstrom, Tara Seibel, Gerry Shamray and Jeff Suntula.

Visit www.nois.com for more information on the group.

Opening Reception Friday, March 6 from 7-9 pm
in the Sullivan Family Gallery





March 07, 2015

March 7-27

Pictured: a student from Jim Giar's Comics class

Celebrate the artwork of children while we highlight several of our winter classes.  Featured in the winter showing will be Mini Masters, Art Academy and our Saturday Cartooning classes. This show is made possible by the Ruth Purdy-Leslie Youth Scholarship Fund.

Opening Reception Saturday, March 7 from 12:30-1:30 pm
in the Dianne Boldman Education Gallery