The Shaker Heights Landmark Commission seeks submissions to its fifth annual Preservation Month Photo Contest. The contest was created in honor of National Preservation Month, which is celebrated each May by preservation organizations across the country.
Images should communicate the beauty of Shaker Heights’ architecture, parks, and neighborhoods. The contest is free and open to all. One or more winners will be selected from the following categories:
Parks and Public Spaces
Moreland Neighborhood (special focus category for 2017)
The City of Shaker Heights will host its first Shaker Makers event—a show-and-tell for innovators, hobbyists and creators of all ages—to share their ingenuity with the public from 10 am-5 pm on Saturday, April 22 at The Dealership, 3558 Lee Rd. There is no charge to exhibit at Shaker Makers.
Event organizers currently seek a well-balanced selection of exhibitors. Makers interested in exhibiting may submit proposals online by April 1: bit.ly/shakermakers. A jury will review proposals the week of April 3 and notify selected exhibitors on April 7. All participants will have full Internet access to The Dealership's fiber network.
his free, family-friendly event invites visitors to learn, discover, create and play with “makers” and creators who will exhibit their work. The maker community, which hosts events around the world that promote and celebrate technology, design and creativity, was the inspiration for the Shaker Makers event.
For more information about becoming an exhibitor, contact Annie Weiss, 216-589-9444.
Seeking Instructors for Fall 2017 Art Classes
The Shaker Arts Council invites local artist, artisans and art aficionados to submit proposals for art related classes that will be offered through the Shaker Heights Recreation Department. The initial offerings will be scheduled for the Fall of 2017, between September 11 and November 13. These community classes can cover any artistic genre, for example, dance, jewelry making, painting, writing, improvisation, music theory, juggling, scrapbooking, or even juggling. Classes can be 4, 6, or 8 sessions depending on instructor’s preference. Instructors will receive 70% of the tuition collected for the course. If a course is accepted into the curriculum, adjustments in the final format may be necessary to meet scheduling needs or classroom availability. SHAC will work with faculty to finalize the arrangements.
Entry requirements: Complete the application form here. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Preference will be given to Shaker Arts Council members. Learn how to become a member here
Entry deadline: April 21, 2017 Acceptance after review by a selection committee Shortlisted applicant proposals will be interviewed
Artists and teams of artists are invited to submit their qualifications to produce artwork for a mural that will be placed on an exterior wall of the City Club of Cleveland Building, located at 850 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland.
The mural artwork will be reproduced digitally on the exterior of the building. Because of this, artists from a wide range of disciplines are encouraged to submit. Previous mural experience is not required. The mural, the purposes of which will be to celebrate the principle of free speech and serve as a wayfinding device to the City Club’s second-floor location, will be inspired by an existing City Club mural, Elmer Brown’s “Freedom of Speech,” which graces a wall of the City Club’s main interior gathering place, the Forum. Three artists will be paid a stipend to produce conceptual designs for the project. Artists who are invited to produce designs will be expected to produce designs for two possible locations on the building wall, as illustrated below. Additionally, a scaled-down version of the mural will be required for indoor display. The artist whose work is chosen for implementation will be responsible for producing the artwork in a scalable electronic format that can be digitally reproduced for installation. Eligibility: This call is open to all qualified artists or teams thereof, 18 and older and living or working in Ohio.
Requirements: Interested artists are required to submit aone-pageletter of interest concisely describing their qualifications and explaining why they would be interested in working on this project. Within the one-page letter of interest, artists should indicate what approach they would take to the project. Additionally, artists should provide a link to an online portfolio or image sheet with no fewer than five and no more than 20 images of previous or relevant work.An up-to-date résumé or CV must also be supplied. All submission materials must be in a commonly accessible electronic format.