Artists of Rubber City

Artists of Rubber City Artists of Rubber City is a visual arts community organization located in Akron, Ohio that supports local contemporary art. www.artistsofrubbercity.net Artists of Rubber City is a member-based organization dedicated to contemporary art in the Akron area.
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Artists of Rubber City (AoRC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that advocates for local art and artists. Based in Akron, OH our membership is drawn primarily from Summit and the surrounding counties but is open to all who share our commitment to the importance of local art. We offer a number of exhibition opportunities and an annual financial grant program for our members. We meet monthly throughout the school year at Summit Artspace, 140 East Market Street in Akron. the BOX - an Artists of Rubber City Gallery opened in October, 2009, at Summit Artspace. Featuring two exhibition spaces, the big box and the small box, the BOX schedule runs concurrently with Summit Artspace's calendar. The BOX - an Artists of Rubber City Gallery 140 East Market Street Summit Artspace - third floor south Akron, Ohio 44308 Gallery hours (during exhibits): Friday and Saturday, 12 - 5 p.m. Artwalks - 1st Saturday of each month, noon - 9 p.m.

Mission: Artists of Rubber City is dedicated to increasing local awareness of and focusing public attention on the works of local artists.

Operating as usual

Summit Artspace
09/13/2020

Summit Artspace

Getting close to the deadline for local artists to let us know they will donate to the #SummitArtspace "Keeping Art Alive 2020 Auction and Fundraiser." Deadline is Monday, Sept. 14, midnight. We thank you so very much. Proceeds help keep the galleries running and programs happening. These auctions are a tradition, started by print artist Joan Colbert Studios! Preview will be up soon and we'll have the details for the online and in-person event, set for Oct. 1-4, 2020.

Artists head here for details: summitartspace.submittable.com/submit/166945/2020-arts-alive-auction-donation-form

07/09/2020
Summit Artspace

Summit Artspace

Summit Artspace on East Market in Akron, Ohio, reopens with the video announcement of the winners of a new, in-person art show in its main gallery, July 10 through Aug. 8, 2020. Award-winning artist Amy Mothersbaugh guides us through the socially-distanced gallery to see the winning pieces in the "2020 Artists of Rubbery City Juried Regional Art Exhibition." Mothersbaugh, who curated and served as the juror, welcomes us all back to the gallery spaces and shares reflections from the impassioned and descriptive artist statements that accompany the works. Entry to the buildings is by free, timed tickets that you can register for here: https://bit.ly/3eOMnPo. Due to the current global health pandemic, here are the visitor guidelines: https://www.summitartspace.org/visitor-guidelines. For more about the show, head here: https://www.summitartspace.org/20463/artists-of-rubber-city-regional. Once you are in the building, there are additional gallery shows and artist studios to check out. Studios will be open independently by the artists and will also have their own guidelines for visiting. Summit Artspace is a non-profit arts organization that provides studio, exhibit and programming spaces in Summit County and the surrounding area for local artists and arts organizations; and is a center for art education open to all residents. Contact Summit Artspace at 330-376-8480. On the Web at www.summitartspace.org. Find us on Facebook, on Twitter @AkronAreaArts, Instagram and Snapchat.

Tonight - Artists of Rubber City 30th Annual Juried Show Awards! Please join juror, Amy Mothersbaugh, online as she anno...
07/09/2020
Winner announcement online for re-opening! - Summit Artspace

Tonight - Artists of Rubber City 30th Annual Juried Show Awards!
Please join juror, Amy Mothersbaugh, online as she announces this year's award winners Thursday, July 9, at 7 p.m.
Visit the link for details on this and more.

Spend time with artist Amy Mothersbaugh and photographer Tim Fitzwater July 9, 7 p.m., as they announce the winners of new shows to celebrate re-opening.

Thirty years and never one like this! The 30th Annual Artists of Rubber City Juried Show opens Friday, July 10, in the M...
07/08/2020

Thirty years and never one like this! The 30th Annual Artists of Rubber City Juried Show opens Friday, July 10, in the Main Gallery of Summit Artspace.

Amid all the changes and challenges here's what you need to know:
The building is reopening to the public this week. New procedures are in place in keeping with state directives.
*Please register for a timed ticket at Eventbrite. Tickets are free. Your ticket is for 1.5 hours but you are welcome to stay longer to view all of the amazing local artwork. Visit https://www.summitartspace.org/plan-your-visit/ for details. If you have questions or are experiencing difficulty, call the office at 330-376-8480.

Due to social distancing there will be no opening reception. Please join juror, Amy Mothersbaugh, online as she announces this year's award winners this Thursday, July 9, at 7 p.m., on the Summit Artspace Facebook and Instagram pages.

note: artists with studios in the building will each have their own reopening timelines and guidelines.
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#artistsofrubbercity #annualjuriedshow #akronart #summitartspace

30 years! Artists of Rubber City is pleased to celebrate three decades of presenting an annual juried show. The 2020 AoR...
03/09/2020

30 years! Artists of Rubber City is pleased to celebrate three decades of presenting an annual juried show.

The 2020 AoRC Juried Regional Art Exhibition will be held in the Summit Artspace Main Gallery, April 10 - May 9. Deadline for entry is Monday, March 16, midnight.

Entry fee: $35 (up to two pieces under one submission)
AoRC Member Entry Fee: $30 (up to two pieces under one submission)
Media: Open to All
Juror: Amy Mothersbaugh
For more info and application visit summitartspace.submittable.com/submit

image: flashback to 2010 and the AoRC 20th Annual Juried Show

#artistsofrubbercity #summitartspace

DEADLINE EXTENDED tomidnight MARCH 16!!The 2020 AoRC Juried Regional Art Exhibition will be held in the Summit Artspace ...
03/09/2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED to
midnight MARCH 16!!

The 2020 AoRC Juried Regional Art Exhibition will be held in the Summit Artspace Main Gallery, April 10 - May 9.

Entry fee: $35 (up to two pieces under one submission)
AoRC Member Entry Fee: $30 (up to two pieces under one submission)
Media: Open to All
Juror: Amy Mothersbaugh
For more info and application visit summitartspace.submittable.com/submit

#artistsofrubbercity #summitartspace

Summit Artspace
03/07/2020

Summit Artspace

CALL FOR ART! 3 DAYS UNTIL DEADLINE!
CASH PRIZES!
DEADLINE MARCH 9, MIDNIGHT

The 2020 Juried Regional Art Exhibition
presented by Artists of Rubber City
#SummitArtspace on East Market, Main Gallery
Show runs April 10 - May 9, 2020.

Cash prizes over $500 will accompany top awards!
Deadline: Monday, March 9, Midnight
Entry fee: $35 (up to two pieces under one submission)
AoRC Member Entry Fee: $30 (up to two pieces under one submission)
Media: Open to All
Juror: Amy Mothersbaugh

SUBMIT HERE: summitartspace.submittable.com/submit

Eligibility for all of these exhibitions are open to artists residing in or attending school in the following Ohio counties: Summit, Cuyahoga, Medina, Stark, Wayne and Portage. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. Artwork must be completed upon submission.

Artists of Rubber City Akron Society of Artists Collide: Cuyahoga Falls Hudson Society of Artists Myers School of Art Kent State University School of Art Amy M Mothersbaugh Akron Soul Train

Summit Artspace
03/04/2020

Summit Artspace

NEW CALL FOR ART! CASH PRIZES!
DEADLINE MARCH 9, MIDNIGHT

The 2020 Juried Regional Art Exhibition
presented by Artists of Rubber City

#SummitArtspace on East Market, Main Gallery

Show runs April 10 - May 9, 2020.
Cash prizes over $500 will accompany top awards!

Deadline: Monday, March 9, Midnight
Entry fee: $35 (up to two pieces under one submission)
AoRC Member Entry Fee: $30 (up to two pieces under one submission)
Media: Open to All
Juror: Amy Mothersbaugh

SUBMIT HERE: summitartspace.submittable.com/submit

Eligibility for all of these exhibitions are open to artists residing in or attending school in the following Ohio counties: Summit, Cuyahoga, Medina, Stark, Wayne and Portage. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. Artwork must be completed upon submission. Artists of Rubber City Akron Society of Artists Collide: Cuyahoga Falls Hudson Society of Artists Myers School of Art Kent State University School of Art Amy M Mothersbaugh Akron Soul Train Art Bomb Brigade

Summit Artspace
03/02/2020

Summit Artspace

NEW CALL FOR ART! CASH PRIZES!
DEADLINE MARCH 9, MIDNIGHT

The 2020 Juried Regional Art Exhibition
presented by Artists of Rubber City

#SummitArtspace on East Market, Main Gallery

Show runs April 10 - May 9, 2020.
Cash prizes over $500 will accompany top awards!

Deadline: Monday, March 9, Midnight
Entry fee: $35 (up to two pieces under one submission)
AoRC Member Entry Fee: $30 (up to two pieces under one submission)
Media: Open to All
Juror: Amy Mothersbaugh

SUBMIT HERE: summitartspace.submittable.com/submit

Eligibility for all of these exhibitions are open to artists residing in or attending school in the following Ohio counties: Summit, Cuyahoga, Medina, Stark, Wayne and Portage. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. Artwork must be completed upon submission. Artists of Rubber City Akron Society of Artists Collide: Cuyahoga Falls Hudson Society of Artists Myers School of Art Kent State University School of Art Amy M Mothersbaugh Akron Soul Train Art Bomb Brigade

The BOX Gallery
02/21/2020

The BOX Gallery

Don Parsisson at the opening of his new show: The Me I Seldom Share - a Portrait Project, at Artists of Rubber City's BOX gallery, 3rd floor, Summit Artspace, Akron thru March 28th

This Friday in the BOX Gallery - The Me I Seldom Share, A Portrait Project by Don Parsisson. Opening reception Friday, F...
02/19/2020

This Friday in the BOX Gallery -
The Me I Seldom Share, A Portrait Project by Don Parsisson.
Opening reception Friday, February 21, 5 - 8 p.m. at The BOX Gallery on the 3rd floor of Summit Artspace. Free and open to the public.

#artistsofrubbercity #theboxgalleryakron #portraits #portraitphotography #summitartspace

To visual artists heading from high school to college: Artists of Rubber City is currently accepting applications from h...
02/19/2020

To visual artists heading from high school to college:
Artists of Rubber City is currently accepting applications from high school seniors for the Margot Eiseman Scholarship for the upcoming academic calendar year. Margot Eiseman was a fiber artist, educator and arts advocate. The scholarship is open to college bound high school seniors majoring in fine art or art education who attend school in Summit county. The $1,200 (minimum) award will be presented to the student's college on his/her/their behalf. For information on the application process, visit the Artists of Rubber City website www.ArtistsofRubberCity.org or the Akron Community Foundation website www.akroncf.org (look under the students and then scholarship tabs) for the on-line application information. The application deadline is March 1.

#artistsofrubbercity #akroncommunityfoundation

This Friday in The BOX Gallery - The Me I Seldom Share, A Portrait Project by Don Parsisson. Opening reception Friday, F...
02/17/2020

This Friday in The BOX Gallery -
The Me I Seldom Share, A Portrait Project by Don Parsisson.
Opening reception Friday, February 21, 5 - 8 p.m. at the BOX Gallery on the 3rd floor of Summit Artspace. Free and open to the public.

#artistsofrubbercity #theboxgalleryakron #portraits #portraitphotography #summitartspace

NEW show opening this Friday, February 21st at the BOX gallery, 140 E. Market St. 3rd floor, Akron:
02/16/2020

NEW show opening this Friday, February 21st at the BOX gallery, 140 E. Market St. 3rd floor, Akron:

We miss you!Did you forget to renew your Artists of Rubber City membership? Visit https://www.artistsofrubbercity.org/jo...
02/15/2020

We miss you!
Did you forget to renew your Artists of Rubber City membership?

Visit https://www.artistsofrubbercity.org/join-1 or stop by the BOX Gallery and pick up a form.
There are a variety of membership levels (swipe left to take a look) - the choice is yours!

#artistsofrubbercity #theboxgalleryakron #akronartists #summitartspace

A note of thanks. . .Artists of Rubber City loves our sponsors who support AoRC and ensure that The BOX Gallery is able ...
02/14/2020

A note of thanks. . .
Artists of Rubber City loves our sponsors who support AoRC and ensure that The BOX Gallery is able to continue showcasing the work of area artists. Thank you!
Thanks also to Theodore Maringer, gallery director, and Susie Lilley, the first exhibitor, for getting the new, smaller BOX Gallery off to a great start.
Note: The BOX Gallery is between shows and closed this weekend. Join us Friday, February 21, for the opening of The Me I Seldom Share, a Portrait Project by Don Parsisson.

#artistsofrubbercity #theboxgalleryakron #summitartspace

It’s the last weekend for Susie Lilley’s Queen City Parks show at the Box Gallery. Susie will be at Summit Art Space Fri...
02/07/2020

It’s the last weekend for Susie Lilley’s Queen City Parks show at the Box Gallery. Susie will be at Summit Art Space Friday from 4-7 and Saturday from 2-5. Stop by!

#artistsofrubbercity #theboxgalleryakron #susielilley #photography #thequeencityparks

The BOX Gallery
02/03/2020

The BOX Gallery

Artists of Rubber City's BOX Gallery solo show schedule for 2020:

Art Scholarship Available!Artists of Rubber City is currently accepting applications from high school seniors for the Ma...
01/26/2020

Art Scholarship Available!
Artists of Rubber City is currently accepting applications from high school seniors for the Margot Eiseman Scholarship for the upcoming academic calendar year. Margot Eiseman was a fiber artist, educator and arts advocate. The scholarship is open to college bound high school seniors majoring in fine art or art education who attend school in Summit county. The $1,200 (minimum) award will be presented to the student's college on his/her/their behalf. For information on the application process, visit the Artists of Rubber City website www.ArtistsofRubberCity.org or the Akron Community Foundation website www.akroncf.org (look under the students and then scholarship tabs) for the on-line application information. The application deadline is March 1.

Our group of members at last night's party at Rockne's.  Thanks to former treasurer John Freiman for providing the space...
01/22/2020

Our group of members at last night's party at Rockne's. Thanks to former treasurer John Freiman for providing the space and giving us a great server, Sierra. About 19 attended, including friends and guests.

Artists of Rubber City
01/22/2020

Artists of Rubber City

Two images from our AoRC party last night at Rocknes - thanks to former treasurer, John Freiman for providing the space ...
01/22/2020

Two images from our AoRC party last night at Rocknes - thanks to former treasurer, John Freiman for providing the space and great service! About 19 in all attended, including some friends and spouses not pictured.

Congratulations to AoRC member Carole Pollard!Sheltering Wings, Carole Pollard's most recent quilt, 8 years in the desig...
01/20/2020

Congratulations to AoRC member Carole Pollard!
Sheltering Wings, Carole Pollard's most recent quilt, 8 years in the design and making, is the subject of an article in the February/March edition of Quilting Arts magazine.
Sheltering Wings has also been juried into Artist as Quiltmaker X! at the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts in Oberlin, Ohio. Pollard's quilt is one of 40 chosen by the editor of the Surface Design Journal, who reviewed 317 entries from 147 artists. The exhibit opens on May 16 and closes on July 26.

#quiltingarts #artistasquiltmaker #firelandsassociationforthevisuarts

Open this evening for 3rd Thursday - Susie Lilley will be here!
01/16/2020

Open this evening for 3rd Thursday - Susie Lilley will be here!

Photographer Susie Lilley brings out details in her work and then she extends her vision into the tactile world. The BOX Gallery features Susie Lilley photos of Queen City parks, Jan. 10-Feb. 8. Open today, 4-7, for 3rd Thursday and Friday and Saturday, 12-5. Free admission. She's taken a favorite photo, "My Rock." and turned its textured, colorful surface into everyday objects. See "Palms," "Top of the Wall" and "Almost Noon." The BOX Gallery is on the 3rd floor of #SummitArtspace on East Market. It is operated by the Artists of Rubber City. Find your way: summitartspace.org/plan-your-visit. Exhibit info for the building: summitartspace.org/event.

Some images from Susie Lilley's new show at the Artists of Rubber City BOX gallery at Summit Artspace:
01/12/2020

Some images from Susie Lilley's new show at the Artists of Rubber City BOX gallery at Summit Artspace:

01/12/2020
The BOX Gallery

The BOX Gallery

Non-profit, artist-run gallery exhibiting contemporary art in Downtown Akron. Open during exhibitions Fridays & Saturdays, Artwalks and 3rd Thursdays.

Ready and waiting - opens tonight!View the first solo show in the new BOX Gallery:The Queen City ParksPhotographs by Sus...
01/10/2020

Ready and waiting - opens tonight!
View the first solo show in the new BOX Gallery:
The Queen City Parks
Photographs by Susie Lilley

Opening reception Friday, January 10, 5 - 8 p.m. See you there!

The BOX Gallery
Summit Artspace

Opens Friday!The Queen City ParksPhotographs by Susie LilleyOpening reception Friday, January 10, 5 - 8 p.m. See you the...
01/08/2020

Opens Friday!
The Queen City Parks
Photographs by Susie Lilley

Opening reception Friday, January 10, 5 - 8 p.m. See you there!

images: Curves, Round Rack

Queen City Parks is the first in a series of solo shows by members of Artists of Rubber City that will be presented in 2020. The BOX Gallery, (formerly the small box) is on the third floor of Summit Artspace.

#artistsofrubbercity #theboxgallery_akron #summitartspace

Happy New Year from Artists of Rubber City and The BOX Gallery!It is exciting to begin 2020 with a fresh outlook and exc...
12/31/2019

Happy New Year from Artists of Rubber City and The BOX Gallery!

It is exciting to begin 2020 with a fresh outlook and exciting changes for AoRC. What was the ‘small box’ is now the (capitalized) BOX Gallery. The transformation will be complete when Susie Lilley opens her solo show of photographs: The Queen City Parks.

Stop in Friday, January 10, 5 - 8 p.m., for the opening reception!

#artistsofrubbercity #theboxgallery_akron #summitartspace

The BOX Gallery
12/30/2019

The BOX Gallery

The Queen City Parks - photography by Susie Lilley - presented by Artists of Rubber City at the BOX gallery, 140 E. Market St. 3rd floor, Akron OH

Today’s the day! Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The BOX Gallery at the opening of the Artists of Rubber City Members ...
11/22/2019

Today’s the day! Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The BOX Gallery at the opening of the Artists of Rubber City Members Show on Friday, November 22.

Meet the artists during the reception from 5 - 8 p.m. The exhibit will run from November 22 through December 21.

Beginning January 2020, Artists of Rubber City’s BOX Gallery will present solo shows featuring the work of local contemporary artists in the smaller of its current two-part gallery. The larger front area will be renamed and managed by Summit Artspace.

image: detail of Floral Axis by Sharon Wagner

Give orphaned, abandoned art a good home! SALE during Members Show ReceptionFriday, November 22, 5-8pm AoRC has half a d...
11/21/2019

Give orphaned, abandoned art a good home!

SALE during Members Show Reception
Friday, November 22, 5-8pm

AoRC has half a dozen or so pieces of unclaimed art. Multiple attempts have been made to return this art to its makers but, alas, a few pieces just haven’t been claimed and they are becoming shop worn as they get moved around in the office.
Before these pieces get damaged, please come to the first and hopefully last ever AoRC Abandoned Art Sale and give a lonely unclaimed work of art a new and appreciative home.

Prices are low, low, low.

All proceeds go to AoRC’s general operating budget.

#artistsofrubbercity #theboxgalleryakron #summitartspace #abandonedartsale

Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of The BOX Gallery with us! Here’s a throwback Thursday look at its beginnings.Join ...
11/21/2019

Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of The BOX Gallery with us! Here’s a throwback Thursday look at its beginnings.

Join us Friday evening, 5 - 8 p.m. for the opening of the AoRC Members Show.

#artistsofrubbercity #theboxgalleryakron #summitartspace #tbt

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The BOX Gallery at the opening of the Artists of Rubber City Members Show on Friday, N...
11/20/2019

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The BOX Gallery at the opening of the Artists of Rubber City Members Show on Friday, November 22.

Meet the artists during the reception from 5 - 8 p.m. The exhibit will run from November 22 through December 21.

Beginning January 2020, Artists of Rubber City’s BOX Gallery will present solo shows featuring the work of local contemporary artists in the smaller of its current two-part gallery. The larger front area will be renamed and managed by Summit Artspace.

image: Tom Baldwin’s Female Cardinal wood carving and Isin Sezer’s acrylic paintings, Harmony and Cerebellum.

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140 E Market St Fl 3
Akron, OH
44308

General information

Artists of Rubber City is a member-based organization dedicated to contemporary art in the Akron area. Benefits of membership include eligibility to enter member shows, the chance to show your work at the BOX Gallery located in Summit Artspace, and the opportunity to apply for the Creative Opportunity Grant.

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Friday 12:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 17:00

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Reminder from Shirley that tonight's (March 19, 2020) gathering at ArtSpace has been cancelled.
THURSDAY , OCTOBER 24 FESTIVITIES Costume Party Reception/Boneyard Market/AUCTION, October 24, 6-9, The Gallery at Lakeland Community College, east of Cleveland. 102 artists are showing over 300 artworks created in a variety of media. The Boneyard Market will feature artist vendors selling skull and skeleton themed items, at a lower price point. They will be set up at both ends of The Gallery. There will be 28 ceramic skulls offered for bidding, that have been decorated by 26 artists from Northeast Ohio, Indiana and Michigan; and one (1) skull digitally printed on aluminum, donated by Stephen Calhoun. All proceeds from the auction will benefit The Gallery at Lakeland Community College. For more information or to bid, please visit: https://lakelandcc.edu/web/about/gallery-auction , Bidding ends Sunday, November 3, 2019, 7 p.m. FREE and open to the public D-building, first floor Come in costume https://www.facebook.com/events/376532586625539/
ART CALL EXTENDED! Friday, 9/27, 2019, midnight, is the deadline for submitting mystifying and marvelous visual and literary works for the new show "Poe's Garden" at #SummitArtspace on East Market. First place winners published in The Devil Strip. See the call details and submission link: summitartspace.org/call-for-artists-2.