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CALL FOR ARTISTS At Table: Cleveland Culinaria

Heights Arts is accepting submissions from artists in all media for participation in the upcoming special exhibition At Table: Cleveland Culinaria, which will open in March, 2016 at the Heights Arts Gallery.

Selected artists will be grouped into creative teams with some of Greater Cleveland’s most inspired culinary artists to design and create an innovative tablescape and surrounding environment that addresses the art of food and community.

The “Culinaria” will act as creative directors for the groups, each which will have an approximately 10’x10’ space in the Heights Arts Gallery to transform for the exhibition. The complete environment will include original table settings and linens for four, along with photographs, drawings, prints or paintings related to the theme, as well as any other artist wares which the group designs for their environment.


Doug Katz (Fire Food and Drink, Katz Club Diner, Provenance)
Noelle Celeste (Edible Cleveland)
Marc-Aurele Buholzer (Vero Bistro)
Bob Sferra (Culinary Occasions)

Creative groups will be formed in June, 2015 and work together to produce concepts and designs through September. Finished artist wares are due January 31, 2016.


Ceramic artists (dinnerware, serving items, etc.)
Glass artists (drinkware, serveware , etc.)
Metal artists (flatware, serving pieces)
Fiber artists (table linens, etc.)
Furniture makers & woodworkers


Artists must  live or have studios located in the greater Cleveland/Akron area.

Pending funding for the exhibition, multiples of ceramic, glass, flatware and fiber works will be purchased by Heights Arts for sale in the gallery store.  All artists must agree to create additional multiples for special order, with designs created for the exhibition as exclusive to Heights Arts. Original paintings and illustrations will be created as prints.


Call for artists:                April 15 – May 31, 2015
Assembling of teams:            June, 2015
Initial concept drafts due:        July 15, 2015
Final exhibition concepts due:        August 15, 2015
Design review:                September 28, 2015
Production:                October 1 – January 31, 2016
Finished Pieces Due:             January 31, 2016

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 your work that accurately represent the style and types of items proposed for inclusion in the exhibition.

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



Our gallery is dedicated to providing exhibition, audience expansion and professional development opportunities to local and regional artists working in any media and from diverse creative fields.

Proposals will be accepted until May 31, 2015.
Courtney Young, Gallery Manager
Rachel Bernstein, Executive Director

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