Dec 26, 2010

It's Time for a Spacelift!

January 14 - February 5, 2011

Curated by Kristin Bly

Opening Reception
Friday, January 14 6:00p-11:00p

Additional Hours
Saturday, January 15 12:00p-5:00p
Sunday, January 16 12:00p-4:00p

And by appointment through February 5.

Ever notice how some memories, like fine wines, get better with time—how some narratives, when relived, are revived? It’s like a memory upgrade, it’s new and improved. It’s been cleaned-up, like a wish come true.

We exercise these emotional improvements in a variety of contexts—it’s with the people that come in and out of our lives, it’s our experience with places and things, sometimes it’s related to a very specific fleeting event. And, really, it’s no surprise that we do all this. It’s rather natural. Just like the tenets of any self-respecting historical fiction, it’s practically an obligation to inject an existing tale with some umph!

Too, this peppering-up the past does not always correspond to something that began as an overly warm sensation. Sometimes, even as a coping mechanism, we give a memory a facelift to make it less ugly and more palatable for the present. “It wasn’t that bad,” we’ll say. Either way, tall-tale enhancements are tell-tale signs of our interest in recalling and recounting the past with a polished patina.

Spacelift is just that. It’s an exhibition addressing the notion that some memories get better with time—it’s the lifting up of the spaces in our minds. Spacelift artists approach their content and subject matter with certain levity, often (re)presenting things back, improved (upon) with dreamy optimism. They are navigators of remembrances, and their art is a scrapbook of the bygone, embellished with a boost of desire. Some works reference deeply personal stories, lending themselves to very specific autobiographies. Others lift-off more from popular culture, reminding us, in the spirit of Debord, how our impressions of the past (and the present) are inextricably shaped by the bombardment of mediated messages and the branded memories of “exactly” how things have come and gone.

Spacelift is a reconfiguring of reminiscences and a bolstering of the backlogged. It’s an exhibition that, as a whole, gives us a colorful overall story made-up of individually retold tales. It’s a compendium of past accounts, a veritable pulp fiction—all remastered and gussied-up to make for an even richer stream of narratives. Spacelift is pure hyperbole, and it doesn’t get any better than that—at least not until the next time the story is told…

~ Kristin Bly

Featuring the work of: Jane Baeslach, Beth Campbell, Amy Casey, Shelly DiCello, Craig Drennen, Elizabeth Emery, Brooke Inman, Aaron Koehn, Jessica Langley, Liz Maugans, Michelle Marie Murphy, Nathaniel Parsons, Todd Pavlisko, Barbara Polster, Bellamy Printz, Glenn Ratusnik, Eric Rippert, Douglas Max Utter.

Q & A

QUESTION: What does memory, hearts, outsiders, illustration, bikes, Weapons of Mass Creation, the Renaissance, furniture, ladies, and a good time have in common?

ANSWER: They're all going to be at Wall Eye in 2011!!! (Not at the same time, though. That's just too much. But you can count on a good time every time!)

Dec 19, 2010

Thank You For Your Vote!

Thanks to everyone who voted for us on the Fox 8 Hot List! We appreciate it!
We came in 4th! We were happy to see the Cleveland State Gallery up there as well, since we love them and CSU is the alma mater of most of the Wall Eye partners!

And congrats to Brian Jones Gallery, The Paul Duda Gallery, and Local Girl Gallery for filling out the rest of the top 5!

*Clap, clap, clap, clap*

Dec 8, 2010

It's Festivus Time!!

Oh it's Festivus, it's Festivus! La la la la la!!!! (We just made up that song right there on the spot!)
It's our 2nd Annual Festivus Show and we're excited to have over 52 artists! With works at $100 or less, EVERYONE can have a work of art for the holidays!!

Adam Gruber
Alena Rosa Reyes
Amanda Cates
Andrew Elaban
Barbara Polster
Benjamin Haehn
Bob Peck
Charlotte Mann
Chris Kaspar
Christina Bender
Dan Corrigan
Dana Depew
David Allen Graham
David Brichford
David Cintron
Dexter Davis
Diane Zizka
Douglas Manry
Dustin Nowlin
Eileen Dorsey
Elizabeth Emery
Emily Waldal
Jake Gardner
James McNamara
James Ruby
Jason Lehrer
Jason Rudolf
Jeff Finley
Jeff Hulligan
Joseph Minek
Joseph Toothman
Julie Cajigas
Justin Brennan
Katie Maurer
Kerry Lange
Kim Thorpe
Liz Maugans
Lizbeth Wolf
Marlee Pickles
Mary Platz Hughes
Michelangelo Lovelace
Natalia Dale
Paul Robertson
Peggy Roberts
William Schwartz
Sandra Holata
Sarah Dougherty
Stephanie Rond
Thomas Durdella
Yvonne Bakale

Opening reception: Friday, Dec. 17, 6-10 pm
Additional hours: Saturday, Dec. 18, 12-6 pm

A two-day only exhibition, FESTIVUS!! celebrates all holidays of the season with affordable, one of a kind works of art, crafts, jewelry, and more!

All artwork for FESTIVUS!! is priced at $100 or less. It's a "cash/check/charge & carry" show, so once you pay you take it away. The sooner you get there, the better your chances are to grab that perfect holiday gift!

Nov 28, 2010

There's still time to submit your Art!


This is a call to submit pieces into Wall Eye Gallery’s 2nd Annual FESTIVUS, December 17th-18th.

Here are the guidelines:

~ Please e-mail us at, images of 1 to 2 pieces you’d like to enter.

~ Attach a TITLE list of your pieces including the MEDIUM, DIMENSIONS, and PRICE. “Festivus” is a $100 and under show. (Therefore artist’s cost for pieces should not exceed $60 - see below.)

~ The commission is 60% to the artist, 40% to the gallery.

~ All 2D pieces should be hang ready. Pieces that are to be pinned, taped, or sticky-tacked will NOT be accepted. NO exceptions.

~ All 3D pieces should be stable and/or come with mounting hardware if needed. If a pedestal is required, please indicate so at the time of submission.

**The DEADLINE is FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3rd, 2010.**

E-mail submissions to

Artists will be notified of their acceptance by Monday, December 6th, 2010, along with further information regarding drop off.

Nov 5, 2010

Prepare to... MEET YOUR MAKERS!!!

Meet and mingle with oodles of artists, designers, and makers of all kinds of swell stuff from the Greater Cleveland Area. Enjoy complimentary refreshments as you relax in the “living room” and gush over all the neato stuff you just bought!

Featuring: Cherry Lane Goods, CMS Designs, CreativExpressions76, Dani Marie, Sarah Dougherty, Erika Originals, SuperElectric Press Lilly Pea Designs, Luxe Goods, MCXIII, Magpie and I, Melida Mercado, Prosperity Jewelry, Red Giraffe Designs, Salty Not Sweet, The Sign Guy, & Tlazos.

So whether you're buying holiday gifts, buying for yourself because, dang it, you deserve it, or you want to hang out with some cool artists and the Wall Eye gang, come on out for a fun night!

Two days only!!
Friday, November 19th 6:00p-10:00p
Saturday, November 20th 12:00p-4:00p

Nov 4, 2010

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos!

This Saturday, November 6th is the Dia de los Muertos Celebration!! It's located at the Cleveland Public Theatre"East" campus at 6205 Detroit Ave - right down the street from Wall Eye Gallery! The parade starts at 3:30pm. There will be performances, altar displays, local artisans, and children's activites. Visit www.diadelosmuertosohio for more information.

We'll also be open that day from 12:00p-6:00p. So if you haven't seen Skulls & Revolution, or you just want to see it again and bring 50 of your friends, make a day of it!

Photo: Detail of Greg Ruffing's piece in Skulls & Revolution!

Nov 3, 2010

Calling all Artists!!

This is a call to submit pieces into Wall Eye Gallery’s 2nd Annual FESTIVUS, December 17th-18th.

Here are the guidelines:

~ Please e-mail us at, images of 1 to 2 pieces you’d like to enter.

~ Attach a TITLE list of your pieces including the MEDIUM, DIMENSIONS, and PRICE. “Festivus” is a $100 and under show. (Therefore artist’s cost for pieces should not exceed $60 - see below.)

~ The commission is 60% to the artist, 40% to the gallery.

~ All 2D pieces should be hang ready. Pieces that are to be pinned, taped, or sticky-tacked will NOT be accepted. NO exceptions.

~ All 3D pieces should be stable and/or come with mounting hardware if needed. If a pedestal is required, please indicate so at the time of submission.

**The DEADLINE is FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3rd, 2010.**

E-mail submissions to

Artists will be notified of their acceptance by Monday, December 6th, 2010, along with further information regarding drop off.

Artists in Print!

Andy Curlowe is in the recent edition of New American Paintings! You may remember Andy from Wall Eye Gallery shows such as "Festivus 2009" and the recent "Dark Matters, Light Sources".

Congrats, Andy!

If you haven't checked out an issue of New American Paintings, it's great! So while I was looking through the rest of issue 89, I was delightfully surprised to see a few other Ohio artists featured! Natalie Capannelli of Hudson; Michelle Muldrow of Cleveland Heights; Lorri Ott of Cleveland; Danielle Rante of Dayton; and Ed Valentine of Delaware. Congratulations and Yay, Ohio!

~ Linda

Nov 1, 2010

Stella Salamone Benefit

Artist, wife, mother, friend, WRUW DJ, Stella Salamone, passed away unexpectedly last week. A memorial and celebration of Stella's life will be Saturday, November 6th 11:00am-4:00pm at the Beachland Ballroom/Tavern, 15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland 44110.

Stella's artwork will be displayed alongside performances by Destructor, Breaker, The Plague, The Anti-Socialists, and Red Giant.

A fund has been created to help the Salamone family cover bills and expenses related to the sudden passing of Stella Salamone. Donations can be made at any Fifth Third branch in the US.

Checks & money orders must be written out to the exact name of the account: Stella Salamone Benefit Account. Donations can also be mailed to the branch where the account was opened:

Stella Salamone Benefit Account
Attn: Martin Greene
Fifth Third Bank
24261 Cedar Rd
Lyndhurst, OH 44124

Oct 23, 2010

Skulls & Revolution!

On Friday October 29th , 2010, Wall Eye Gallery will present Skulls & Revolution! organized by Alejandro Rivera and Dante Rodriguez. Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, this exhibition explores the current socio-political relationship between the U.S. and Mexico as seen through the works of the following Northeast Ohio Artists:

Gadi Zamir • Dante Rodriguez • Alejandro Rivera • Beth Whalley • Alex Kelly • Stephanie Lipscomb • Rich Cihlar • Hector Castellanos Lara • Lauren Voss • The Sign Guy • Alexander Corona • Jeff Hulligan • Dominic Scibilia • Laura Skehan • Stephanie Ayala • Jim Englemann • Greg Ruffing • Joe Ayala • Dana Depew • Joshua Rex • Jeff Finley • Barbara Konrad • Hannah Verbeuren • Aaron Koehn • Wendy Mahon • Michael Abarca • Kyle Kershner • Todd Hoak • Claudio Orso-Giacone • Kimberly Grice • Linda Ayala • Peter Billington • Bob Peck • Chris Kulcsar • Ben Haehn • Rafael Valdivieso Troya • Melissa Orberdoester • Jacob Wesley Lang • Augusto Bordelois • Adam Dumont • Jason Rudolph

Opening Reception:
Friday Oct. 29th 6 – 11p

Additional Hours:
Saturday Oct. 30th 12 – 5p
Sunday Oct. 31st 12 – 4p
Saturday Nov. 6th 12 – 6p
Sunday Nov. 7th 12 – 5p
And by Appointment through Nov 7th.

Also open November 6th and 7th is The 6th Annual Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) Celebration at the Cleveland Public Theatre East Campus 6205 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland OH 44102. For more info about this celebration, call 216.235.0811 or go to


UPDATE! Watch the video of Skulls & Revolution! (It's not the same as seeing it in person, though.)

Oct 16, 2010

Calling all Crafters, Artists, and Makers!

Wall Eye Gallery is now accepting applications for its second 'Meet
Your Makers' Indie Craft Show! This time around, MYM will be held over
two days (well, one evening and one day), with an opening reception
during the first night of the show on Friday, November 19th from
6p-10p complete with refreshments, munchies, and music. You will not
be bored working your booth for this show! The fun continues the next
day, Saturday, November 20th from 12p-4p.

The space fee is $40 for both days, which includes credit card
processing through our boutique for those who do not have their own
processing capabilities. Some spaces are along a wall and vendors can
make their space their own! Hang art on a wall, place your items on
shelves, hang your sign!

The application deadline is October 20th. Please email your completed
app to stephl@walleyegallery,com. We’ll notify you whether you’re
accepted by October 22nd.

Download the application.

The deadline has passed. Event details coming soon!

Oct 15, 2010

Best of Cleveland!

We were voted Best New Gallery!!!! Thank you, Scene!

"Launched in the space formerly occupied by the Miller Weitzel Gallery, Wall Eye has quickly established itself on the scene with a busy schedule of shows featuring terrific contributors, among them painter Ken Nevadomi and woodcut printmaker Claudio Orso-Giacone. Its founders — five artists and two aficionados — have kept the emphasis off themselves, reaching out instead to the people whose work they admire. They've also presented lectures, like one recent talk by a local curator on the works of 16 local artists on the rise. It's how a gallery can be more than just stuff to look at; it can be a conversation starter unto itself."

We're not making this up! Really! Read it here too!

Oct 9, 2010

Lonesome No More

Lonesome No More is a traveling exhibition curated by Dave Desimone, and its first stop is at Wall Eye Gallery!

Featuring the art of:
Ron Copeland
Adam Dumont
Shaun Edwards
Steven Ehret
Jonah Jacobs
Michelle Marie Murphy
Bob Peck
Scot Phillps
Scott Pickering
Joshua Rex
Greg Ruffing
Andrew Shondrick
The Sign Guy

The opening reception is Friday, October 15th from 6:00p-11:00p with music by Madame and the Moist Towelettes at 10:15 p.m.

We'll also be open Saturday, September 16th from 12:00p-4:00p.


Wall Eye Gallery is in the running for best Art Gallery in Cleveland! You can vote October 12 - December 3, 2010.

We thought about canvassing the neighborhoods, talking to people about the issues, and kissing a few babies, but since we have two more shows in October, we'll stick with the blog, facebook, twitter thing.


This is one ballot that is actually fun!

We're Competing badge

Oct 4, 2010

Other Contests

Sometimes some interesting things come across the Wall Eye Gallery desk.

The Houston Center for Photography has put out a call for entries for 2011 Fellowships. After searching their website for a link, lo and behold, they have many others calls for entry! Check out their listing. They do accept entries from artists all over the world. So, photographers - give it a shot! And if you do, good luck!

Oct 1, 2010


Re-Union, will be on display for one night only! Friday, October 8th, 2010 from 6:00p-11:00p.

Featuring the art of Aaron H. Baker, Zachary Hart Baker, Jessica Bright, Charlie Giglia, Lauren Hemphill, Ryan Jaenke, Danielle N. Kramer, Matthew Palmer, Dante Rodriguez, Jeff Sierputowski, The Sign Guy, Stephanie Lipscomb, Joe Ayala, Linda Ayala, and Stephanie Ayala.

Artists were selected by Zachary Hart Baker and Wall Eye Gallery, in a collaboration of diverse media. All work represents and compliments one another showing a history of friendship that is crafted by creating stimulating works of art inspired by friends, family, and Cleveland a like. From paintings to photographs and installations, each medium used displays the talent of 15 artists, Clevelanders and former Clevelanders, reuniting with a mutual respect for each other and their work.

Opening Night Pics! Dark Matters, Light Sources

Dante Rodriguez & Andy Curlowe

Sep 20, 2010

Dark Matters, Light Sources

Right now, artists Dante Rodriguez and Andy Curlowe are at the gallery putting together their show Dark Matters, Light Sources. Not only is putting together a show hard work, but imagine if you're also one of the artists in the show? More hard work!

Come on out this Friday, September 25th anytime from 6p-11pm and congratulate Dante and Andy on their new show!

About the show:
DARK MATTERS, LIGHT SOURCES is each artist’s personal reflections and responses to man’s relationship with nature. The landscape is a living entity that is in constant flux by its doing or our own. Curlowe addresses this dissonance by stating “with all that we subject our world to, our landscape is also evolving and changing….is nature making a counter path to our development?” In his dioramas and drawings he illustrates the struggle of man’s design onto nature. The hidden mysteries experienced in nature are explored in Rodriguez’s work. His use of animal, human and geometric hybrid forms in his paintings portray a peculiar bond filled with ambiguity and open ended narratives. There is a psychological resonance shared in the works by both artists that cast a shadow of uncertainty on the relationship between man and nature. Was this disharmony always present? Is it a modern day creation? Nevertheless, their imagery presents that it is not the natural order of things.

Sep 11, 2010

Berea Arts Fest!!

The twentieth annual festival will be held Sunday, September 12, 2010 on the banks of beautiful Coe Lake, situated in the heart of Berea. Attendance is completely FREE and the festival takes place RAIN or SHINE!

We'll be at booth #10 at the Berea Arts Fest! There is soooo much going on at this festival: Tons of artists's booths, art demonstrations, hands on activities, performances, and food!
At our booth we'll feature art from the partners of Wall Eye along with a sampling from the boutique artists. Stop by!

Sep 1, 2010


We just joined Indiepublic! What is Indiepublic? It's a wonderful online community for artists, designers, crafters, shops, boutiques, galleries and even shoppers, to connect with each other. If you are anyone of these then sign up! And if you do... be our friend... :D

Take a gander at our page!

Aug 28, 2010

Oh, so much in store for you!

So what can you look forward to at Wall Eye for the rest of 2010?

~ We'll get out of the gallery and into the open air at the Berea Arts Fest,
~ a double solo with Andy Curlowe and our very own Dante Rodriguez,
~ a fun surprise show for one night only,
~ skulls and revolutions to make you think,
~ a craft fair to do all of your holiday shopping,
~ and Festivus! to do all of your anti-holiday shopping!

Oh, so much to do. But we're happy to do it for you!

Aug 27, 2010

The Collectors Series: Collecting the Art of Northeast Ohio

The first of five lectures in Lakewood is Art's Collectors Series focuses on Contemporary Cleveland Artists and will be held at Wall Eye Gallery on Thursday, September 9th from 7:00-8:00pm.

Dave Desimone (Owner of the former Low Life Gallery, and curator of the traveling Lonesome No More exhibit) will discuss the works of 16 local emerging and established artists that have been making a name for themselves.

All lectures are open to the public and free to attend!
Learn more about the lecture series and Lakewood is Art.

(The current show 'Clear Signs' will be up and the boutique will be open!)

Aug 26, 2010

Clear Signs Review!

"Heading in the door of Cleveland’s newest gallery you always have a strong sense of the city. To your right is the Cleveland skyline rising over old brick buildings, behind you is the West Side Ecumenical Ministry campus and to your left are the buzzing streets of the new Gordon Square Arts District. The neighborhood has a historical feel with just a few modern elements, the glass eyes of Wall Eye inlaid into the red brick of the building."

Pshaw... thanks Julie!

Read the rest of the review at CoolCleveland!

Aug 11, 2010

Need Some Clarification?

Our next show Clear Signs opens Friday, August 20th from 6:00-10:00pm. Organized by William Schwartz and Joe Ayala, Clear Signs features the art of seven artists, Jason Byers, Jeffry Chiplis, Jim Karpinski, Bill Radawec, William Schwartz, Robert Thurmer and Ibojka Toth.

from neon sculpture to abstract painting, to politically-charged, conceptual installations and prints - this show is... sure to dazzle the eyes and mind. Organizer and participant William Schwartz gave the artists no criteria beyond the show’s title of "Clear Signs." Says Schwartz, "I'm very excited to be showing with a few of my favorite artists, at my favorite new art spot in town. [From the editor: Wall Eye Gallery did not pay William to say that. (LOL!)] I can't wait to see what everyone brings to the table."

PLEASE NOTE: Some material may not be suitable for children

Aside from the opening on Friday, we'll also be open Saturday, August 21st from 12:00-6:00pm Sunday, August 22 from 12:00-5:00pm. Can't attend any of the three days? We're also open by appointment through September 10
th. Call or e-mail us to set up an appointment!

Jul 15, 2010

Video! Joe Ayala Talks About His Solo Show!

Check it out!Many thanks Julie Cajigas and Cool Cleveland!

Joe's show opens Friday, July 16th 6:00p-11:00p!!!!

[The pic above is just for looks, not the link to the video.]

Jun 24, 2010


In his first solo exhibition in 5 years, Joe has selected a diverse collection of paintings, drawings and prints produced from 2004 to 2010. With no particular theme to his body of work, he continuously experiments various styles and techniques through subjects of history, beauty, humor and death.

With DJ Cornflake spinning music through the night, Joe has selected the right works and music to create the coolest experience and a fun night for everyone.

Friday, July 16th, 6-11pm. Music, food, drinks!

Saturday, July 17th, Noon-5pm
Sunday, July 18th, Noon-4pm
And by appointment through August 8th.

Jun 16, 2010

Voices Worth Hearing on the Radio

Voices Worth Hearing with Dee Perry Around Noon on

Listen to documentary filmmaker Luanne Bole-Becker and photographer Gabriel Gonzalez talk about their experience sharing and documenting the lives of refugee families in Northeast Ohio.

Jun 14, 2010

Preparing for Voices

The artwork arrived at the gallery, and it was exciting to see the photos for the first time. One by one, each photo came out of its box. Each pristine photo telling a story of a life many of us know nothing about. Lives that have seen and experienced heartbreak we could not imagine. And after all of this, they are now living in our cities. They are our neighbors and learning about life in America.

The photography exhibit will be at Wall Eye Gallery, the documentary will show at West Side Ecumenical Ministry Reinberger Auditorium, and the reception as well as art from the Refugee Artisan Co-op will be at Saigon Plaza. Each location is within a very short walking distance from each other.

Please join us this Friday in welcoming and learning about the families who have graciously welcomed the photographers, Steve Cagan, Gabriel Gonzalez, and Donald Black, to document their lives. And let's celebrate the hard work of the artists and organizers who have worked together to bring you a beautiful photo exhibit and engaging documentary about the families. We'll all learn together.

Resources about Refugees:
Documentaries & Films
Children's Books (Some of these will be on display at the gallery)
Building Hope in the City
World Refugee Day - June 20

Jun 13, 2010

Voices Worth Hearing, Art Worth Sharing

Wall Eye Gallery is honored to be a part of a multimedia exhibit sharing the lives of refugee families in Northeast Ohio! The three events include a Photo Exhibit, a Video Documentary, and multicultural food and artwork. All three events will be in different locations but within walking distance of each other.

~Photo Exhibit at Wall Eye Gallery, 5304 Detroit Ave, Cleveland
Friday, June 18 7:00-11:00pm, Saturday, June 19 12:00-6:00pm & Sunday, June 20 12:00-5:00pm.
Friday, June 25 7:00-11:00pm, Saturday, June 26 12:00-6:00pm & Sunday, June 27 12:00-5:00pm

~Video Documentary at the Reinberger Auditorium 5209 Detroit Ave, Cleveland
Friday, June 18 at 8:00pm & Saturday, June 19 at 2:00pm

~Multicultural Food & Artwork at Saigon Plaza, 5400 Detroit Ave, Cleveland
Friday, June 18 7:00-11:00pm & Saturday, June 19 12:00-5:00pm

This event is a project of Building Hope in the City in cooperation with Cleveland Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services and Asia Services in Action (Asia Inc.) with partial funding by Cleveland Colectivo and The George Gund Foundation.

Jun 6, 2010

Discover Gordon Square Arts District Day!

Wall Eye Gallery will be open 11-4p for the Gordon Square festivities! Discover all that our neighborhood has to offer! Our current show, Sin Titulo (Untitled) will be up and our boutique will be open. It'll be a fun day and a great opportunity to experience one of Cleveland's funnest neighborhoods!

May 31, 2010

Sin Titulo (Untitled) & Noche de Guyabera!

A selection of diverse artworks by northern Ohio artists with common roots in Latin America.

Linda Ayala
Augusto Bordelois
Angelica Pozo
Bruno Casiano
Barbara Polster
Alejandro Rivera
Arturo Rodriguez

Opening Reception Friday, June 4th 6:00-11:00p
By Appointment June 6th – June 11th
We're open Saturday, June 12th 11:00a-4:00p for the “Discover Gordon Square Arts District Day


You can also see Sin Titulo during the fundraising event "Noche de Guyabera" for The Young Latino Network! Saturday, June 5th from 6pm-10pm.

$20 for non-YLN members and $15 for YLN members. With your ticket, you get 2 drink tickets, food, and great music!

To purchase tickets, click contact Frank Bacety at

May 29, 2010

Altruism on the News!!

Thank you Channel 3 for coming to Altruism"! It means a lot to us to have coverage of a show to help nine non-profit organizations that do amazing work!

May 18, 2010



[al-troo-iz-uh m]
1. the principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others (opposed to egoism).

Two evenings only: Friday, May 28th 6-11pm & Saturday, May 29th 6-11pm

Eight Cleveland artists will donate a portion of their proceeds to the nonprofit organization of their choice, to be matched by a donation from Wall Eye Gallery.

Featuring: Dan Corrigan, Emily A.Deeken, Ben Haehn, Dan Miller, Carmen Navis, Melissa Oberdoester, Elise Schiemann, and Anna Tararova.

Charities Include:
VillageReach, Autism Ohio, Surf Rider Foundation, Child Help, Oceanic Preservation Society, PanCAN, Providence House, Prevent Child Abuse America, and Art House

Please join us for free food and drinks, and a raffle with some awesome prizes both evenings! Live music on Friday!

May 9, 2010

Indie Craft Show!

Saturday, May 15 12:00p-6:00p.
Meet Your Makers is a super-sized version of Cleveland Craft Coalition's monthly craft bazaar. Meet and mingle with oodles of artists, designers, and makers of all kinds of swell stuff from the Greater Cleveland Area. Enjoy complimentary refreshments as you relax in the “living room” and gush over all the neato stuff you just bought!

Shop for one of a kind sock creatures by Zombie Socks, hand knits by Embrace Imperfection, kick ass totes by Atomic Burnout, irreverent greeting cards by Candra Squire, yard and wall art by The Sign Guy, hand built ceramics by CMS designs, and more!

Update: This was a whole lot of fun! Many thanks to the vendors and thanks to everyone who came out to support these local artists and crafters! We appreciate it. And we'll definitely do this again! Stayed tuned...

Apr 14, 2010

Pink Eye at Wall Eye

No, this is not a fish with conjunctivitis! It's the next show hosted at Wall Eye Gallery!

The Pink Eye Book of Collage Release Extravaganza, Friday, April 30th featuring Collages by 50+ Artists! Come Early (art sold to grab and go), Leave Late!

w/ Music by:

Wall Eye Gallery
6pm – 10pm
5304 Detroit Avenue

After Party @ The Happy Dog With: HOT CHA CHA, FILM STRIP, BEARDO BANDINI !!!
10pm – 2am 5801 Detroit Avenue

Apr 13, 2010

Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in showing at Wall Eye!

Please e-mail submissions to Do not mail anything to the gallery. If you do, we are not responsible for damaged or lost items.

We are open to Individual Artist submissions for gallery shows or Boutique.

**We are no longer accepting show proposals.**

Individual Artists:

~ E-mail us with “Artist for Consideration - [Your Name]” in the subject line.
~ If you are submitting art for the boutique, please type "Artist for Boutique - [Your Name]" in the subject line.

~ Include your information: name, location, mediums you work in, even a little bit about yourself.

~ Include a couple of jpgs of your work along with a list of what they are and price. Please keep the jpgs small!

*Please keep in mind:

~ Our schedule books very quickly and many months in advance.

~ We can’t guarantee you will be included in a show, but we will file your submission for consideration.

Apr 6, 2010

Closing Reception April 9th!!

Did you miss our opening reception? Fear not! We are having a Closing Reception Friday, April 9, 6:00-10:00 pm! Even if you came out to the opening reception then come again and invite your friends, family, co-workers, doctors, and random strangers on the street who have a nice smile.

Also that night is the Tremont Artwalk! Make a night of it!

ALSO IN THE LOWER LEVEL: LOWER GALLERY & WALL EYE GALLERY BOUTIQUE Open during all gallery hours. Featuring work by Wall Eye Gallery Collective members, plus The Sign Guy, Sarva Soaps, Larry Schiemann, Atomic Burnout, Stephie Lou Handbags, and more!

Appointments are also available to see the show through April 11.

Mar 23, 2010

Undomesticated Opening Night!

Thank you to everyone who came to our Opening on Friday, March 19th! And a big thank you and a hug to all of the wonderfully talented artists of Undomesticated!

See a few photos posted by Pink Eye Magazine!

You can still see the show through April 11th, Just give us a call or send us an e-mail to make an appointment!

Mar 19, 2010

National Craft Month: Blogs

Ah, blogs... what would we do without them? Here are two craft related blogs that I visit weekly if not daily. (We'll share more blogs in the coming days.)

Craftzine's blog is a plethora of information on anything craft: make it, bake it, sell it, whatever you want to do, it's here! Want some ideas for what you can do with plastic bags? Wine bottles? Or even granola wrappers? Check Want to find interesting, from scratch recipes? Check Want to discover some really cool art that artists are creating today? Check Want to do a project you never knew you have to try? You got it - check

Oh Etsy! How do we love thee? Let us count the ways...
If you haven't bought from Etsy, posted your own art on Etsy, or even heard of Etsy, let's get you hip to this amazing place called Etsy. The Etsy blog covers many topics. Buying and selling on Etsy, tips, featured artists and articles (my favorite being "Quit Your Day Job"), news, projects, and more! This is what they have to say about themselves, "Our mission is to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers. Our vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice: Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade." Oh yeah... I got chills...

What craft blogs do you visit weekly? Daily?


Mar 18, 2010

National Craft Month: Shops

~Are you a Westsider? Then visit Birds of a Feather in Avon! This shop not only carries gorgeous yarn (I once spent over $200 in one visit. No kidding.) but carries wonderful fabrics too. They have tons of classes and host meetings. You can book space for your own group or join a group! There's even a group to knit or crochet for charity. How lovely is that?

~Earlier we mentioned River Colors Studio in Lakewood. This spacious shop invites you to "Go ahead -- touch, discover, play, let your mind run free", and it's easy to do that... I kept touching this luxurious hot pink cashmere yarn and fell in love. Take a look at their online store. They have a nice book selection and the staff is very helpful and very knowledgeable and willing to help you with practically any question you may have. Like all good specialty shops, they have classes and I've noticed many groups chatting and knitting at the tables too.

~In Cleveland is Fine Points on Larchmere! This beautiful Victorian house is stuffed with amazing specialty yarn! They have classes, special events, and Trunk Shows! The staff is friendly and will take a moment to help you with your project. They also have an online store. On the second floor is a boutique featuring designer clothing and accessories. I'm still trying to figure out when I can by this gorgeous coat by An Ren!

Whether you visit one of these shops or all, plan to spend some serious time. There is a lot to see!


Mar 17, 2010

Undomesticated Sneak Peek!

We are very excited for this show to open and we want to give you a little peek of a few pieces...

Emily Felderman

Jennifer Whitten

Christine Mauersberger

Rebecca Cross

Now these are Super Close Detailed Sneak Peeks! And are only 4 out of the 10 artists featured! So you must come to the opening this Friday, March 19th between 6pm-11pm to find these beautiful pieces and see a whole lot more!

Mar 12, 2010

National Craft Month!

As we mentioned in a previous post, March is National Craft Month! In honor of this, we'll feature some great craft blogs, Cleveland area shops, and local workshops and classes where you can learn a craft or even share your craft!

Up first is Stitch Cleveland! This fun, bright, sunny, beautiful space is run by Heidi and Megan, a mother-daughter team of seamsters. Visit them for lessons and classes whether you're a beginner or an expert. They carry beautiful fabrics and notions and they have many projects on display as well as books to inspire you. They are also super friendly and their enthusiasm for their craft is contagious! So stop in for a visit, take a class and make your own clothes, a quilt, toys, art, whatever!

Also, meetings of the Crochet Club and Church of Craft are held at Stitch Cleveland regularly! I told you it's a fun space.

Stitch Cleveland is located at the corner of Sloane and Detroit Rd. in Lakewood right next door to River Colors Studio (a full scale yarn shop) and Blackbird Baking Company.

*****Note: Stitch Cleveland moved! They are at 18117 Detroit Road in Lakewood. Check out their website for more information.

Mar 9, 2010

Studio Envy

Running a gallery takes a lot of work. A lot. Seriously. A lot. But there are perks to this biz, and one of them would be visiting artists' studios!

In the process of putting together Undomesticated, Stephanie L. and I have been visiting a few studios. There is something to be said when visiting an artist's studio or home. First off, they are amazing! There is so much to look at and admire. And of course when you walk into an artist's space, there's not only her art but the art of many others. It's sacred in a way. Walking into a sacred space with living, breathing art. To look at a piece as it's being created is fascinating. And it's easy to let your eyes get lost in the myriad storage of colorful fabric, yarn, beads, and materials.

I'm very thankful to all of the Undomesticated artits Rebecca, Jennifer, Emily, Christy, Christine, Sara, Giorgianne, and Shannon. You have been wonderful to work with and I enjoyed the meetings, visits, and especially your enthusiasm and passion for your art. We are honored to show your work in our gallery and we look forward to many more visits...

~ Linda

Mar 2, 2010


March 19 - April 11, 2010
Works by Linda Ayala, Rebecca Cross, Emily Felderman, Christy Gray, Stephanie Lipscomb, Christine Mauersberger, Shannon Okey, Sara Rabinowitz, Giorgianne Wanous, and Jennifer Whitten.
Curated by Stephanie Lipscomb & Linda Ayala

Opens with an Artists' Reception on Friday, March 19th 6pm-11pm
Also open Saturday, March 20th 12pm-6pm and Sunday, March 21st 12pm-5pm
And by appointment March 22 through April 11

In celebration of Women's History Month and National Craft Month, this exhibition shares the work of ten artists who knit, sew, weave, embroider, bead, and crochet. These crafts were long considered to e traditional, domestic, and "women's work" that many women were expected to learn. For generations these beautiful techniques were passed down with the main intent of taking care of family and filling a home. We knitted and sewed items to clothe our families. We wove, embroidered, and crocheted to fill our homes with intricacy and love. In Undomesticated, we honor this heritage through modern interpretations of necessity-driven set of skills as a means of artistic expression.