cleveland west art league




CWAL is a non-profit artists organization with a gallery located in 78th Street Studios in the Gordon Square Arts District. All submissions are reviewed and selected by a Programming Committee. 2D, 3D and new media welcome. The Programming Committee meets twice a year.


Anyone applying to curate or exhibit must be a current CWAL member and must not have shown in the gallery within the last two years. Annual membership is $30 and can be purchased when submitting a proposal.


The deadline to submit for this cycle of exhibition proposal is Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 11:59pm. The next submission deadline will be in the winter of 2018. Deadline forthcoming. If you do not get selected in this cycle, you are welcome to reapply for the next deadline.

CWAL offers gallery space for members during the Cleveland Bazaar hosted by 78th Street Studios. The holiday sale takes place Dec. 9th and 10th and 3rd Friday, Dec. 15th. Space is limited and is given on a first come; first served basis. Please contact if you would like to be included in the show. In the subject line please write CLEVELAND BAZAAR. Artists are given wall space and are responsible for hanging work themselves.


CWAL is looking for proposals for:

(3) 2 person exhibitions - CWAL is pleased to offer three, two-member exhibitions during the 2018 exhibition cycle.  These exhibitions include third Friday opening and closing receptions with the possibility of an additional artist talk.


To Apply:

Send resume/CV, artist statement, and 5 jpg images of representative work to:


The  SUBJECT line must read ?Application for 2 person exhibition?


Six in Studio - One of the most exciting programs CWAL offers is Six in Studio, where we invite a guest curator to select six artist-member applicants to actively create work in our 78th Street gallery space for an entire month between March and April.  The opening is a meet the curator and participating artists during March?s third Friday kick-off party. The closing is the reveal of the final works created by the artists. Installation and collaborative work is encouraged.


The curator for Six in Studio will be announced in February of 2018 along with directions for applying.

Please check back for upcoming show opportunities.


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