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Artist Opportunities

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SELL YOUR WORK IN OUR ART + GIFT SHOP

Located in the popular Cedar Lee entertainment district and open five days a week year-round, our shop sells and markets the creative output of more than 70 Ohio artists & makers on a consignment basis. Most work is produced by the many talented artisans who live in greater Cleveland. We are continuously looking to showcase our region’s creative bounty, including: items for the home in ceramics, glass, wood and metal, jewelry, artist-made notecards, prints, photographs and works on paper, textiles and artist-made wearables. Have something else not on this list? Contact us. We’d love to hear from you. Please submit images of your work online via the button below for consideration.

EXHIBIT IN OUR GALLERY SPACE

Interested in curating or being part of an exhibition? We accept proposals for guest curators and exhibitions year-round, from individuals as well as groups residing in Northeast Ohio. You may submit a proposal online from this page; please contact Courtney Young at 216-371-3457 if you have any questions about the process.  Proposals must be completed and submitted online in a single session; we suggest preparing your materials before you begin the process. The following items are required to complete your proposal:

  • Artist statement / proposal for exhibition (150 words or less)
  • Artist resume (1 page)
  • Up to 5 images (JPEGs) of works that accurately represent the pieces or types of work that will be included in the proposed exhibition.

When you are ready, please submit your proposal via the button below.

EXHIBITION | ART + GIFT SHOP

Working Artist Membership

Our Working Artist membership program provides both visibility and monetary support to the visual, performing and literary artists who are members of Heights Arts. VISUAL ARTIST members are eligible for inclusion in Heights Arts Spotlight gallery exhibitions, Artist of the Month program, Heights Arts Pet Project, and its other special commission programs, in addition to receiving all standard membership perks.

MUSICIAN members have the opportunity to be selected for special gallery performances with paid honoraria in conjunction with our Close Encounters chamber music series and gallery concerts. LITERARY ARTIST members have the opportunity to participate in our new cross-pollinating program, Ekphrastacy, spearheaded by the City of Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate.  This program invites creative writers to create poems and prose in response to works in each of our special exhibitions.  Premier readings of the new works are presented by the poets at an evening gallery talk during the run of the exhibition.

ARTIST OF THE MONTH

In its Artist of the Month program, Heights Arts purchases an original artwork from one of its working artist members each month. The artist and his/her work is then showcased in the gallery, in our newsletter and website, and through social media. All gallery visitors are invited to enter our free monthly drawing for a chance to win that month’s work of art. View our gallery of current and past featured Artists of the Month.

SPECIAL COMMISSION ARTWORKS

Visual artist-members also have the opportunity to be awarded special commissions by Heights Arts.  At least once a year, Heights Arts invites a member artist to produce a limited edition artwork exclusively for Heights Arts. Editioned artworks are featured and available for purchase at Heights Arts gallery shop. Working artist members must submit portfolio materials here to be considered for Artist of the Month and commission opportunities. Become a Heights Arts Working Artist member. View our gallery of current commissioned works. 


Calls for Artists

UPCOMING ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN OUR NORTHEAST OHIO COMMUNITY

We are devoting a new, online section of our website to local and regional calls for artists, including special commissions, public art, festivals and exhibitions. We welcome your input to keep this section active and timely! Please send any calls or notices to heightsarts@heightsarts.org.