Tuesday, July 24, 2012

SPACES New Art Subscription Service Highlights Best and Brightest in Regional Art

Press Release (PDF):
First Subscription Deadline: July 31, 2012

Cleveland, OH, July 24, 2012—Quarter Art is SPACES' new art subscription service. Think of it as a quarterly magazine subscription, but in the form of four curated, limited-edition art objects each year. Subscriptions are available at any time for the next slate of artists. An annual subscription is $500. A half-year subscription is $300. That is only $125 – $150 per limited edition art object by some of our area's best artists!

Subscribers support both local artists and SPACES while receiving great contemporary art in return. Art objects may be two-dimensional, three-dimensional or digital. Subscribers will only receive the participating artists' names in advance, but not an image of the specific object being made. The surprise is part of the fun (one quarter of the fun to be exact).

During the first year and a half, regional artists were hand picked by SPACES because of the quality and diversity of their work. Very emerging artists to the area's most established figures are part of the schedule for Quarter Art's rollout. The first half-year pairing includes up-and-comer Aaron Koehn and local art celebrity (and Bravo channel's 2011 Work of Art contestant) Sarah Kabot. 2013 kicks off with mixed-media provocateur Lorri Ott and Kent State faculty and pillar of the Northeast Ohio art scene Michael Loderstedt. 2013 finishes up with printmaker Corrie Slawson and local legend Dexter Davis.

"This is a fantastic and unique opportunity to support local artists while also supporting a long-time Northeast Ohio art institution all while building an art collection of great and diverse works," says SPACES executive director Christopher Lynn. "It's a win-win-win!"

2012-13 SCHEDULE

Full Year (August 2012 – May 2013): Aaron Koehn, Sarah Kabot, Lorri Ott, Michael Loderstedt. Subscription deadline: July 31, 2012

Half Year (August – December 2012): Aaron Koehn, Sarah Kabot
Subscription deadline: July 31, 2012

Full Year (February – December 2013): Lorri Ott, Michael Loderstedt, Corrie Slawson, Dexter Davis
Subscription deadline: January 1, 2012

Half Year (February – May 2013): Lorri Ott, Michael Loderstedt
Subscription deadline: January 1, 2013

Half Year (August – December 2013): Corrie Slawson, Dexter Davis
Subscription deadline: July 15, 2013

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Aaron Koehn (b. 1983) currently lives and works in Cleveland, OH but is moving to attend graduate school in painting at the prestigious Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. His work has been exhibited at the William Rupnik Gallery, Cleveland, OH; William Busta Gallery, Cleveland; SPACES, Cleveland; Walleye Gallery, Cleveland; and Proximity Gallery; Cleveland. For more information, visit:

Sarah Kabot received her M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art and her B.F.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her work has been seen at the Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH; Tegnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway; Sculpture Center, Cleveland OH; Erie Museum Of Art, Erie, PA; Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; The Drawing Center, New York, NY; Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Raw & Co. Gallery, Cleveland; Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; and SPACES, Cleveland. She has received awards and residencies from Ohio Arts Council; Sculpture Space, Utica, NY; Dieu Donne Papermill, New York City, NY; and Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA. She was also a 2011 contestant on Bravo channel's Work of Art. For more information, visit:

Lorri Ott received her M.F.A. in Painting from Kent State University and a B.F.A. in Painting from University of North Carolina. She has shown at William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, OH; Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL; Zygote Press, Cleveland; AG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY; SPACES, Cleveland; Meltem Birey Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland; Ava Gallery, Chattanooga, TN; and Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN among others. For more information, visit:

Michael Loderstedt has been making original prints, photographs, installations and artist books for over 30 years. His work has been featured recently in exhibitions at the Center for Book Arts and International Print Center in New York, Kaleid Editions in London, the Kulturranthaus and Alte Feuerwache Galerie in Dresden, Germany, and as part of the Portrait nach 100 Jahren in Hellerau, Germany. Here he created an installation of cut, folded and printed paper houses based on architecturally significant homes during the centennial anniversary of this German "garden city". He has completed international residencies at both the Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium and the Grafikwerstatt in Dresen, Gernmany. His work is contained in the public collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Akron Art Museum, the Kupferstich Kabinett in Dreden, and in the private ones of the Progressive Insurance and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and many others. He is currently the graduate coordinator and associate professor of the printmaking of the School of Art at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. For more information, visit:

Cleveland Heights artist Corrie Slawson received a BFA from Parsons School of Design (1997) and MFA from Kent State University (2006). In the fall of 2011, Slawson completed a five-week residency at the Grafikwerkstatt in Dresden, Germany through the Ohio Arts Council, Zygote Press and the City of Dresden. In that same year Corrie was awarded an Individual Artist Excellence grant from the Ohio Arts Council. She has exhibited at various organizations in Cleveland including MOCA Cleveland, Zygote Press, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland Public Art and the Beck Center for the Arts. Nationally, she has exhibited in Nashville, TN (2007) and is included in the 2012 Rockford Art Museum's Midwestern Biennial in Rockford, IL and has been included in several exhibitions in Dresden, Germany. Slawson was co-founder of Hotel Bruce, an online journal that re-envisioned and reported on Cleveland Neighborhoods (2003-2005). She is currently on staff at Zygote Press and is Grants consultant for The Sculpture Center.For more information, visit:

Dexter Davis (b. 1965) lives and works in Cleveland, OH. He received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and his work is found in the collections of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Progressive Corporation. He has completed residencies with Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH and the Experimental Printmaking Institute, Lafayette College, Easton, PA. His work has been featured at the William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, OH; CACP Gallery, Cleveland, OH; Progressive Insurance, Mayfield Heights, OH; Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; Cleveland Clinic Art Program; Wall Eye Gallery, Cleveland; and Cleveland State University. For more information, visit:

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