Recent Gallery Shows

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July 10, 2015

July 10-July 31

Pictured: "Two Harriets"

"Always having an interest in history, I decided to explore some of the faces and personalities of the past and the parallels their lives took. Their lives at times touched, as they took divergent or similar paths. I hope to give the viewer insight into some historical figures who have left a profound effect upon today's culture."

Opening Reception Friday, July 10 from 7-9 pm
in the Sullivan Family Gallery

July 10, 2015

July 10-31

Pictured: "More" by Christopher Gray

Christopher Gray explores the current Instagram movement in photography.  Photographs taken only with mobile phones will be assembled into an exhibit that takes photography beyond that which hangs on the wall to a place where  it can engage a community of photographers around a common theme.  Curated by Christopher Gray.

Opening Reception Friday, July 10 from 7-9 pm
in the Dianne Boldman Education Gallery

June 05, 2015

June 5-July 3

"The Cleveland Metroparks is filled with fabulous inspiration. It is referred to as The Emerald Necklace because it is a park system that surrounds the city and suburbs. It is made up of rivers, waterfalls, bridges, hills and winding roads, bike paths, trees, flowers, picnic areas, families of deer and other wildlife. Each season is a gift. I have painted its many faces but have not yet realized all of its beauty."  www.marydeutschman.com

Opening Reception Friday, June 5 from 7-9 pm
in the Sullivan Family Gallery

June 05, 2015

June 5-July 3

Pictured: "Lightfall" by Eliza Wing

BAYarts celebrates the farm to table movement and our own Farmer’s Market with an exhibition that spotlights the simple beauty of agriculture and the American farm.

Opening Reception Friday, June 5 from 7-9 pm
in the Dianne Boldman Education Gallery

May 01, 2015

May 1-23

Pictured: Detail of a painted bowl by Joe Morris

BAYarts 7th Annual Ceramics Student Show is a celebration of a dream becoming a reality; the Grand Opening of the Karen Ryel Ceramic Arts & Education Center.  Karen loved pottery and creating flower bowls for the home.  The ceramic pieces in this show are inspired by her creations and in honor of her memory.

Sales benefit the Karen Ryel Ceramic Arts & Education Center Sustainability Fund.

Opening Reception Friday, May 1 from 7-9 pm
in the Sullivan Family Gallery

May 01, 2015

May 1-23

Pictured: "ME" by Nicole Baddour

Beginning Fall 2014, children between the ages of 10 and 14 spent between 20 and 30 weeks in an intensive study of art in a specialized area of their choice.  Split into thirds, students spent their time in Cartooning or Ceramics or Drawing, Painting & Printmaking.  Celebrate the work of these students, each having selected their best pieces.

Curators & Instructors: Randy Crider, Jessica Ramage, Rebekah Wilhelm, Allison Polgar & Dina Hoeynck

Opening Reception Friday, May 1 from 7-9 pm
in the Dianne Boldman Education Gallery

 

April 10, 2015

April 10-25

Pictured: "Landscape #301"

Roth approaches his work by inventing from nature, and being spontaneous.  "By abstracting the forms, I try to create a sense of mood and atmosphere.  I combine a variety of textures and shapes blended with quick brush strokes to achieve a sense of lost and found.  My landscapes are built through abstration, composing them with a break up of low horizon line juxtaposed against the reflection and movement of the open sky.  I try to treat them almost as an intimate still life bringing the viewer to eye level as if it were set on a stage.   www.robertrothpaintings.blogspot.com

Opening Reception Friday, April 10 from 7-9 pm
in the Sullivan Family Gallery

April 10, 2015

April 10-25

Pictured: "Street Cafe" by Bernie D'Ettorre

Painters and long-time friends, Marge Gulley and Bernie D'Ettorre take us on a trip through the streets of Paris and Normandy, France.  The viewer will have the rich experience of seeing these iconic places through the artists' eyes.

Opening Reception Friday, April 10 from 7-9 pm
in the Dianne Boldman Education Gallery

March 07, 2015

March 7-27

Pictured: "Self-Portrait" by RJ Sullivan

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

March 06, 2015

March 6-31

The Northern Ohio Illustrators Society (NOIS) is featuring is what its members feel is some of their best work.  NOIS began almost twenty years ago, as an informal gathering of northern Ohio illustrators who saw a need to communicate with one another regarding the rapidly changing field of illustration.  This 501-C3 non-profit organization is committed to the support and promotion of excellence in the fine art of illustration, the education and discussion of the creative, aesthetic, technical business and ethical issues in the profession, and the mentoring and development of students and potential professionals.

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

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

Gallery Talk Sunday, March 22 at 2 pm

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

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

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.

 

October 10, 2014

October 10-November 6

Pictured: 2013 Best of Show Winner, Timothy P. O'Connor "Black and White."

Click HERE to download an entry form.

Opening Reception Friday, October 10 from 7-9 pm
in the Sullivan Family Gallery

October 10, 2014

October 10-30

Pictured: "Make No Little Plans"

Urban sprawl in Cleveland has changed course and Migration examines the gritty feel of a weathered city full of vitality and a resurgance of life.  While many cities succumb to the test of time, only great cities endure.

Opening Reception Friday, October 10 from 7-9 pm
in the Dianne Boldman Education Gallery

August 08, 2014

AUGUST 8-SEPTEMBER 27

Curated by Ross Lesko of Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery
In the early morning hours of July 4, 1954, Marilyn Sheppard was brutally murdered in her Bay Village home.  Twenty six days later, her husband, Dr. Sam Sheppard was arrested on the porch of his parents house and charged with her murder.  The house where Sam Sheppard was arrested is now part of the BAYarts campus, known as the Fuller House.  It is also home to the Sullivan Gallery which will host this exhibition.  Sam Sheppard denied any involvement in his wife's murder, describing his own struggle with a bushy-haired assailant.  The sensationalized trial became international news, with ramifications that still reverberate in the media, pop culture and the U.S. Supreme Court.  Image:  "The Doctors" by Troy Gua

***Were you around when the Sam Sheppard case went down?  Were you there when they moved the Fuller house?  Share your memories: FullerHouseStories@bayarts.net

Opening Reception Friday, August 8th from 7-9 pm
in the Sullivan Family Gallery

Live on Stage: Brittany Reilly Band
wwwbrittanyreilly.com

 

August 08, 2014

AUGUST 8-SEPTEMBER 5

Curated by: John W. Carlson
Ten Cleveland area artists, in four different disciplines share their personal interpretations on what most concerns them, now.  Now...at this time in their lives, careers and individual circumstances, we get a look into what motivates and inspires them.

PAINTING & DRAWING: Doug Utter, Justin Brennan, June Hund, Dan Corrigan and John W. Carlson.

SCULPTURE: Loren Naji

PHOTOGRAPHY: Charles Mintz

WRITING: Joe Psarto, Micheal Heaton and Mary Owen

Opening Reception Friday, August 8th from 7-9 pm
in the Dianne Boldman Education Gallery

Live on stage: Brittany Reilly Band  www.brittanyreilly.com

July 11, 2014

JULY 11-AUGUST 2

O'Connor's paintings are notable for their consummate finish and tactile nature.  This is of great importance and bears witness to great craftsmanship.  By focusing on techniques and materials, he considers making are a craft which is executed using clear formal rules and which should always refer to social reality.  Through a radically sigular approach that is nevertheless inscribed in the contemporary debate.  O'Connor uses references and ideas that are so integrated into the process of the composition of the work that they may escape those who do not take the time to explore how and why these images haunt you, like a good film, long after you've seen them.

Opening Reception Friday July 11th from 7-9 pm
in the Sullivan Family Gallery

Live on Stage: He-Chaw Frunk
www.hechawfrunk.bandcamp.com