Category Archives: Member News

Self Portraits: Artists Respond to COVID-19

I invite you to visit this insightful virtual gallery show from the Wasmer Gallery at Ursuline College. Although the physical gallery is now closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the gallery continues to promote and share artistic expression. This call for self portraits captures the issues and feelings many of us are going through in these unprecedented times. A time… Read more »

Successfully Selling Art: A Panel of Experts. Recap Part Three – How To Keep It Fresh & Stay Inspired.

It was an evening jam-packed with information. Six artists (Keith Allen, Cathie Bleck, Hilary Gent, Mike Guyot, Jess Sheeran, Salli S. Swindell) sat down with Linda Barberic to discuss selling artwork. This is the last in a three part series of blog posts. Part One discusses the artists’ best advice, Part Two gives tips on how and where to sell… Read more »

Special Offer at CPH: A Timeless Tale Burning with Contemporary Relevance

Save $! Treat your clients, friends, family and yourself to Antigone at the Cleveland PlayHouse. Discounts offered on March 29, April 9, 14 or 18. BONUS: Pre-Show Conversations happen 45 minutes prior to the start of each performance. Offer good for members of CDPUG. Renew your CDPUG membership HERE! Don’t delay! Offer ends Tuesday, March 10. SUN MAR 29 |… Read more »

Magical 2019 Holiday Party at Sainato’s

On a cold, crisp December night, with one of the best views of our beloved Cleveland nighttime skyline, this was a memorable holiday evening. Coming in from the chill (parking right outside the door!) and into the warm and tantalizing scent of a Italian food, we said “hello” to Judy (Membership Director) and Jim Beveridge who greeted us with festive… Read more »

Press Play! The Museum Transforms into the Open World Arcade

• Akron Art Museum • Saturday, December 7 11 am – 5 pm Join us at this family-friendly event and try out some of the most classic video games of all time, including Super Mario Maker, Tetris, Street Fighter II (on a giant screen),4-player Zelda: Four Swords and more, all on real, vintage console and arcade hardware. Your ticket gets you • Access to an… Read more »

$ave for the holidays! The Cleveland Play House

Need a fun & local holiday gift for your clients, friends or family? Save big on the upcoming production of A Christmas Story. This record-breaking show returns to the Cleveland Play House stage in all its pink-bunny-suit, glowing-leg-lamp, triple-dog-daring glory. The perfect holiday treat! Don’t delay – purchase these discounted tickets by Monday October 14 to save big $$! FRI… Read more »

CDPUG Member to Play the Rock Hall with Vanity Crash

Friday, July 19 from 5 PM – 7 PM at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame CDPUG member Jinni Fontana (aka Virginia Plain Crash) is not only an experienced graphic designer, art director, project manager, and Showcase karaoke participant—she also has musical talent as a member of the local glam-rock band, Vanity Crash! Come down and see Jinni and the… Read more »

Members Attend The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen

A combined group of about 10 CDPUG members and Parade on the Circle artists toured The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen exhibit at the Cleveland Public Library this past Saturday. The group had a guided tour which featured traditional and modern puppets from around the world in every shape and size. A good number of the puppets in the collection… Read more »

The 15th Annual CDPUG Showcase Highlights Professionals and Students

This year’s 15thAnnual CDPUG showcase highlighted a variety of professionals as well as some of the new talent joining our various fields. Professionals presenting this year included Chris Woodman, Katie Melnick from Fizz Creative, James Popovic, Jinni Fontana, Bill Baraona from Flex Media and Keith Berr of Keith Berr Productions. Chris, Bill and Jinni were repeat performers. Chris Woodman demonstrated his… Read more »

At Last! Cleveland Artist Jeff Poplar’s Online Store is Live!

Longtime Cleveland resident and CDPUG member Jeff Poplar has been creating commercial art for almost 45 years. His main passion is illustrating (both traditional and digital) but he also excels at fine art drawing and painting. In addition to his extensive career as a designer and art director for ad agencies and in-house corporate marketing departments, he is also a… Read more »