Category Archives: CDPUG Blog

Evolving as an Artist – Panel Discussion

April’s CDPUG virtual meeting brought together an introspective panel discussing the topic Evolving as an Artist. We were especially lucky to begin with a live performance of David Bowie’s song Changes by Mikey Silas of Apostle Jones. Each panelist has gone through different types of changes. Lisa Gruber-Gebby, of Orange Wall Creative, a print graphic designer, recognized the new directions design was taking and adopted… Read more »

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 »

March Meeting – Comics & Graphic Design

Director of Programming Spike Radway began CDPUG’s first ever online meeting on March 26 with the song “The End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” by R.E.M. A very appropriate selection with the current pandemic and changes we’ve all been experiencing these past few weeks. We are adapting to the times! Members were able to… 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 »

Successfully Selling Art: A Panel of Experts. Recap Part Two – How & Where + Tips!

Six diverse artists (Keith Allen, Cathie Bleck, Hilary Gent, Mike Guyot, Jess Sheeran, Salli S. Swindell) sat down with Linda Barberic to discuss selling artwork. It was an evening jam-packed with information. A previous blog post covered the artists’ best advice. In this post I will condense their thoughts on how to get art ready to sell and where to… Read more »

Successfully Selling Art: A Panel of Experts. Recap Part One – What was the best advice you were ever given?

Six artists Keith Allen, Cathie Bleck, Hilary Gent, Mike Guyot, Jess Sheeran, Salli S. Swindell shared their best advice during a lively panel discussion held at the beautiful Keith Berr Productions studio. Just to see the studio alone was worth the trip. Bonus to hear nuggets of wisdom from these dynamic talented artists. Moderator Linda Barberic kept the conversation moving… Read more »

Get Up Close and Personal with Michelangelo

Don’t miss the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with the drawings of this master! The holidays would be a great time for a visit with family or friends. Michelangelo: Mind of the Master will be at the Cleveland Museum of Art thru January 5, 2020. I visited the exhibit earlier this month and truly enjoyed it. It was amazing… 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 »

Cleveland Map Book Could Be Just the Perfect Gift!

Cleveland in 50 MapsEdited by Dan Crissman with Cartography by Evan Tachovsky and David Wilson It is obvious from the multitude of successful local T-shirt businesses that Northeast Ohio has a lot of Cleveland pride. With so much interest in this city, Dan Crissman, Evan Tachovsky, and David Wilson – each with ties to the area – have compiled a visual… Read more »