Chris Kaspar - Secretary
Daniel Neforos - President
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.
CWAL was founded in September 2010 by Mona Gazala. At that time, Ms. Gazala gathered twenty artists to create an installation at Ingenuity Fest. These artists became the first members of CWAL, launching a series of exhibits and artist-led activities. In January 2011, a Board of Directors was set up and established their first permanent studio gallery at West 78th Street. Non-profit status was achieved in November 2011, and the following year CWAL expanded operations with a new series of education programs.
After three years of leading the organization, Ms. Gazala officially resigned in October of 2013. Through a thoughtful and coordinated transition the Board of Directors fully took over the many responsibilities associated with a new organization. The current board is highly dedicated and works collaboratively to maintain and expand CWAL's activities. The organization is run by a group of passionate individuals dedicated to CWAL and its mission.