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CWAL Accepting Proposals for 2018 Exhibitions

Posted on November 18, 2017 at 6:20 PM

CWAL's Programming Committee is now accepting proposals for the 2018 Exhibition Calendar. Find out how to apply here

The Space Between: Works by Miriam Ancis and Isin Sezer

Posted on October 12, 2017 at 1:35 PM

The Space Between: Works by Miriam Ancis and Isin Sezer

Closing Tonight at Cleveland West Art League Friday, September 15th!

Posted on August 17, 2017 at 4:30 PM

     Cleveland West Art League is proud to present the artwork of

Milan Kecman and Ken Flanagan in a new exhibition opening

this Friday! Together, their work examines concepts of personal,

historical, and cultural identity. We welcome you to join us this

Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 pm!


Opening Reception:

Frday, August 18th, 2017

6:00 - 10:00 pm


Closing Reception:

Friday, September 15th, 2017

6:00 - 10:00 pm


Additional hours by appointment


The mission of the Cleveland West Art League is to foster an

inclusive artist community in Greater Cleveland by providing

exhibition and collaborative opportunities, resources, and



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Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Artist Sale at Cleveland West Art League Closes Tonight!

Posted on July 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Artist Sale at Cleveland West Art League Closes Tonight!


     Cleveland West Art League is proud to present a diverse

range of work created by several of our member artists. We

welcome you to discover something unique in this cash and

carry group exhibition! Artists include:


Rickey Lewis

Garner Lewis

Nico Pico Train

Christine Seeholzer

Ruth Hunt

Ken Flanagan

Karen Craig

Jeanetta Ho

Samuel Francazio

George Kocar

Michael Oakar

Jamie Richey

Chris Young

James Jenkins

June Hund

Gregory Dyczkowski


Closing Reception:

Friday, July 21st, 2017

6:00 pm to 10:00pm

CWAL at Waterloo Arts Festival!

Posted on June 23, 2017 at 9:00 PM


     Cleveland West Art League is proud to be a part of the 2017

Waterloo Arts Fest! We will host a community painting project

which is open to all attendees of the festival. All supplies will be

provided and we invite you to participate and be part of this fun

project. We will be located in the garden of 16008 Waterloo

Road on the far east end of the strip. We look forward to seeing

you from noon to 7:00pm this Saturday, June 24th!

Artist Sale at Cleveland West Art League!

Posted on June 8, 2017 at 2:45 PM

Artist Sale at Cleveland West Art League!



     Calling all artists! CWAL will be hosting an artist sale

at our gallery this month during 78th Street Studios’ Third Friday.

Do you have existing artwork at home that has not been

snapped up by a lucky buyer? This is your opportunity to give

the public a second chance to take it home. This is a cash and

carry show and it is open to all current members of Cleveland

West Art League. Drop off will be at our gallery on

Wednesday, June 14th and Thursday, June 15th from

5:00pm to 9:00pm. You may display up to two pieces of original

artwork. All work should be hang-ready and include label and

pricing information. Not a current member? You may purchase

or renew your membership at

CWAL collects a 30% commission from all artwork sales.

Please email us at [email protected] to confirm your

participation in this open member show!


CWAL Welcomes Deborah Silver to the Board of Directors

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Artist and longtime member of CWAL, Deborah Silver joins the Board of Directors!

Deborah Silver is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She discovered her love of weaving while attending the Cleveland Institute of Art, majoring in Fiber and minoring in Drawing.

CWAL's Annual Student Exhibiton

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Six in Studio Opens Friday, March 17th!

Posted on March 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM



     Six in Studio opens Friday, March 17th at CWAL Gallery! Co-curated by Linda Ayala and Dante Rodriguez, this exhibition features the work of:

Gregory Dyczkowski

Juliette Thimmig

Robert Musser

Kate Snow

Shawn Kerns

Nico Pico Train

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 17th, 2017

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Closing Reception:

Friday, April 21st, 2017

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Curators' Statement:

   "We feel honored and excited to be invited to curate the 7th Six in Studio at the Cleveland West Art League. This year’s theme of Social Justice is pertinent and provides artists a platform to channel the unsteady social oscillations our country and the rest of the world are experiencing. The selected artists’ interests range from healthcare to environmental justice, revealing personal and thoughtful examinations. Their ideas reveal what our world could look like in the absence or presence of social justice. Artists are the observers and documentarians of society. They create a mirror that is put in front of our faces. Art provokes us to reflect and we are looking forward to Kate, Juliette, Gregory, Robert, Shawn, and Nico to move and inspire us."

Linda Ayala

Dante Rodriguez


Six in Studio Call for Artists Submission Deadline Extended to March 5th!

Posted on March 2, 2017 at 3:10 PM

Six in Studio Artist Submission Deadline Extended to Sunday, March 5th!


     We are delighted that this year’s exhibition will be co-curated by artists Linda Ayala and Dante Rodriguez. The theme of this year's exhibition is Social Justice. The, “opening", will be Friday, March 17th and the closing will be on Friday, April 21st during West 78th Street Studios' monthly Third Friday. The six selected artists will spend the month between those dates working on their installations and the completed work will be shown at the closing reception. 2-D, 3-D, and installation work is welcome, as are collaborations between the selected artists. This has been a wildly popular project in the past and CWAL looks forward to an exhilarating showing in 2017!

     Please submit your artist statement along with 3 jpeg examples of your work for consideration by Sunday March 5th, 2017 to [email protected].


* Please note that we can only consider applications from current members who have not shown with us in a two person featured exhibition or Six in Studio in the past two years or March, 2015. We have a diverse membership and wish to offer a broad range of exhibition opportunities to as many artists as possible. You need to be a current member of CWAL to have your work viewed by the curators. Membership may be purchased or renewed up to and at the time of submission. To become a member or to renew your membership please visit

"The mission of the Cleveland West Art League is to foster an inclusive artist community in Greater Cleveland by providing exhibition and collaborative opportunities, resources, and education."

2014 Six in Studio photo by Natalia Dale