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.
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.
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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.

Just a reminder:AoRC Members Show delivery is tomorrow!Friday, November 15, 201910 a.m. - 2 p.m. and4 - 7 p.m.Summit Art...
11/14/2019

Just a reminder:
AoRC Members Show delivery is tomorrow!
Friday, November 15, 2019
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and
4 - 7 p.m.
Summit Artspace

Summit Artspace
11/14/2019

Summit Artspace

#SummitArtspace on East Market is back open TODAY, Thursday, Nov. 14, after the temporary closure last weekend.

Weekly hours: Thursday, Friday, 12-7 pm; Saturday, 12-5 pm.

WHAT'S HAPPENING? All free!
Artist studios open.
Out of My Mind, The Art of Judy Gaiser, Nov. 2-Dec. 21

COMING UP!
17th Annual Kaleidoscope Show, opens Friday, Nov. 22, with artist reception, 5-8 p.m., main gallery

Artists of Rubber City Annual Members Show, BOX Gallery,
opens Friday, Nov. 22, with artist reception, 5-8 p.m.

Make Art & Re-Act from Art for Resistance Through Change
(ART-C), Transition Gallery and 2nd floor event space, opening, Nov. 23, 2-5 pm, receptions on Dec. 7 & 14, 12-5 pm

Photo credit to Joe Heisler Jr.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:Entry delivery date for the AoRC Members Show has been changed to FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m....
11/12/2019

IMPORTANT UPDATE:
Entry delivery date for the AoRC Members Show has been changed to FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4 - 7 p.m. at Summit Artspace.
See you then!

#artistsofrubbercity #theboxgalleryakron #summitartspace

Please note: the BOX Gallery is closed today!
11/09/2019

Please note: the BOX Gallery is closed today!

This is the last weekend to view David Maynard’s Vigor & Sensibility in the BOX Gallery. Stop in Saturday between noon a...
11/08/2019

This is the last weekend to view David Maynard’s Vigor & Sensibility in the BOX Gallery. Stop in Saturday between noon and 5:00 p.m.

The BOX Gallery, a project of Artists of Rubber City, is on the third floor of Summit Artspace in downtown Akron.

#artistsofrubbercity #theboxgalleryakron #summitartspace

Just one more day to view I/You/She by Emma Anderson in the BOX Gallery. Stop in Saturday between noon and 5:00 p.m.The ...
11/08/2019

Just one more day to view I/You/She by Emma Anderson in the BOX Gallery. Stop in Saturday between noon and 5:00 p.m.

The BOX Gallery, a project of Artists of Rubber City, is on the third floor of Summit Artspace in downtown Akron.

image: Friends & a Funeral, acrylic

#artistsofrubbercity #theboxgalleryakron #summitartspace

Are you a member of Artists of Rubber City? If not, now is the time. Join by November 13 and be eligible for the Annual ...
11/04/2019

Are you a member of Artists of Rubber City? If not, now is the time. Join by November 13 and be eligible for the Annual AoRC Member Show in The BOX Gallery at Summit Artspace.

Visit https://www.artistsofrubbercity.net/join-1

There are a variety of membership levels - the choice is yours!

Have you been to the TechZone@Main yet? Join Artists of Rubber City this Monday evening (field trip!) on a visit to the ...
11/01/2019

Have you been to the [email protected] yet? Join Artists of Rubber City this Monday evening (field trip!) on a visit to the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s maker space. Susan Yingling, will share her expertise with the laser engraver. Bring a flash drive with an image if you’d like to give it a try!

Monday, November 4, 6:30 p.m.
Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 South High Street

#artistsofrubbercity #akronsummitcountypubliclibrary #ascpl

05/17/2019
Group Ten Gallery

Group Ten Gallery

"Members and Friends"
opening reception tonight!
6 - 8 pm

Ohio Arts Council
05/09/2019

Ohio Arts Council

CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery is seeking submissions for its third biennial statewide juried exhibition! Ohio artists are invited to submit up to three images of completed work (in any medium) to be considered for inclusion in this juried exhibition.

Selected work will be featured at the Riffe Gallery in Columbus from November 2019 through January 2020. Any Ohio artist 18 years or older and living in the state is invited to apply!

Find more information here: rebrand.ly/call-riffe-biennial-19. The entry deadline is May 26, 2019.

Opening one week from tonight! Solo Exhibitions by Davin Ebanks and Bradley Hart We hope you will join us for the Recept...
01/05/2019

Opening one week from tonight! Solo Exhibitions by Davin Ebanks and Bradley Hart We hope you will join us for the Reception Friday, January 11th 5-8pm! Both artists are featuring work with strong monochromatic tones, Davin Ebanks in glass and prints, and Bradley Hart in photographs. See our event page for more information.

12/31/2018
Summit Artspace

Member in Kaleidoscope

Yes, that is an eyeball 👁 necklace that artist Andy Tubbesing, a member of the Artists of Rubber City, said just seemed to fit. And Dr. C just happens to look a lot like Andy who calls Seville home. "The Unstrung Ukulele Of Doctor Caligari" took Second Place in the 16th Annual Kaleidoscope Juried Holiday Show open tomorrow at #SummitArtspace on East Market. Juror David Rankin, an award-winning watercolorist, noted the fine depiction of the hands, the way the light reflects on the glasses and the quirky-clever-zaniness of this work. Show is open tomorrow, Dec. 13, 12-7 pm, followed by 16th Annual Kaleidoscope Show Artist Panel (7-8 pm); Friday, 12-7 pm; and Sat., 12-5 pm. Free! Show runs through Dec 29. summitartspace.org/events/category/exhibits/

Our group at the annual Artists of Rubber City holiday get together at Rockne's :  L-R:  Carole Pollard, Shirley Ende Sa...
12/18/2018

Our group at the annual Artists of Rubber City holiday get together at Rockne's : L-R: Carole Pollard, Shirley Ende Saxe, Tom Baldwin, Katina Pastis Radwanski, Host John Freiman, Tom Reiderman, and Wendy Johnson in front. Disappointed more didn't show up, but we had a lively conversation and good dinner.

Here is our group at John and Terri Freiman's for our annual picnic - Sunday, September 16, 2018:  thanks to the Freiman...
09/16/2018

Here is our group at John and Terri Freiman's for our annual picnic - Sunday, September 16, 2018: thanks to the Freiman's for hosting a wonderful get together with good food and good friendly conversation!

Brittany Ann Campbell draws inspiration from an object’s transition from useful to useless and how it can reflect societ...
08/09/2018

Brittany Ann Campbell draws inspiration from an object’s transition from useful to useless and how it can reflect societal values. In this body of work, she subverts the value of the discarded by using the glove as stand in for intimacy. #akron #contemporaryart #photography

AEI is a great opportunity to tune your business skills! Starts in 2 days!
06/26/2018

AEI is a great opportunity to tune your business skills! Starts in 2 days!

Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute, the premier business program in the area for creatives and presented by Summit Artspace, kicks off in 2 days! But you can still start attending up until July 12. The sessions begin June 28, 6:30 pm, at the 140 East Market location of #SummitArtspace. Need to jump start your art-based business whether you are a newbie or have been creating for a while? This is what you could be looking for. Support from Burton D. Morgan Foundation! Register and pay here: summitartspace.org/aei-full-course-2018 We are #placesforthecreative.
Artists of Rubber City Akron Society of Artists Medina County Art League Akron Soul Train Peninsula Art Academy Cuyahoga Valley Art Center - CVAC

Three of our members, Katina Pastis Radwanski, Joan Colbert, and John Sokol are having an upcoming show at Group Ten Gal...
05/31/2018

Three of our members, Katina Pastis Radwanski, Joan Colbert, and John Sokol are having an upcoming show at Group Ten Gallery in Kent. The opening reception is on June 29.

New logo for AoRC's 40th Anniversary by Lucien Milford.  Lucien is an art student at Myers School of Art at The Universi...
05/31/2018

New logo for AoRC's 40th Anniversary by Lucien Milford. Lucien is an art student at Myers School of Art at The University of Akron. AoRC was founded in 1978 by alumni of UA.

05/09/2018
High Arts Festival

Applications are now open for the High Arts Festival!

Did you hear the news? The 2018 High Arts Festival application is now open!
Apply online by June 18 at www.higharts.org.

Employment - Akron Art Museum
04/30/2018
Employment - Akron Art Museum

Employment - Akron Art Museum

Thank you for your interest in employment at the Akron Art Museum. We are looking for engaging, knowledgeable and creative individuals to fill the positions listed below. Akron Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Kent State University School of Art
04/12/2018

Kent State University School of Art

The biggest show of the year opens next week! Don't miss the BFA Thesis Exhibition featuring 18 students' artwork throughout the entire Center for the Visual Arts. Join us on Fri. April 20 from 5-8pm for art, food and celebration!

Sneak peak from Arron Foster. His solo in the big BOX opens on the 13th. #printmaking #serigraphy #akron #art
04/04/2018

Sneak peak from Arron Foster. His solo in the big BOX opens on the 13th. #printmaking #serigraphy #akron #art

Call for photographers for a juried show Summit Artspace gallery!
03/15/2018

Call for photographers for a juried show Summit Artspace gallery!

Here's the link to learn more and submit your photo or photos for 24, Akron Neighborhoods Juried Photo Exhibition. summitartspace.org/call-for-artists-2 DEADLINE is MARCH 26, 2018, MIDNIGHT! Shane Wynn is our juror and will also have a show of her own work in the adjoining gallery space. #placesforthecreative

Ohio Arts Council
03/12/2018

Ohio Arts Council

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Kent State University is seeking submissions from artists for a commissioned work located outside of the newly completed Integrated Sciences Building.

Applications are due by March 30. More proposal information can be found here: goo.gl/okDgGR

Call for artists opportunity at Summit Artspace.
02/17/2018

Call for artists opportunity at Summit Artspace.

CALL FOR ARTISTS at Summit Artspace! "24" Neighborhoods Juried Photography Exhibit call now open until March 26. Our juror will be Shane Wynn! Explore the 24 with your camera and send us the #snaps. Cash prizes. summitartspace.org/call-for-artists-2, 24 and more #placesforthecreative Collide: Cuyahoga Falls Cuyahoga Valley Art Center - CVAC Peninsula Art Academy Medina County Arts Council Medina County Art League Young Rembrandts, Greater Cleveland - West Amy Mothersbaugh Akron Soul Train Art Bomb Brigade Emmanuel Christian Academy Group Ten Gallery Artists of Rubber City HART Photographic Don Parsisson Tim Fitzwater

02/09/2018

CALL FOR ART - REGIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION
“Families and Feminisms”

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Women’s History Committee of Kent State University at Stark in North Canton, Ohio is accepting submissions for a group exhibition in March 2018 featuring works that explore themes relating to the title of the exhibition, “Families and Feminisms”. This theme can be interpreted broadly. 2-D and 3-D works will be considered. Size limitation of no larger than 60x60.” Works must be ready to hang/ display and the delivery and pick up of the work will be the responsibility of the artist. Students and professional artists are welcome to apply. Deadline for receipt of application is Friday, February 16, 2018. Email up to 5 entries per artist, jpegs labeled with name of artist, title of work, medium and dimensions. Cash prizes totaling $500 awarded by our juror, Donna Webb.

Timeline: February 16, 2018: Deadline for submission of up to 5 works.
February 23, 2018: Artists notified of work accepted
March 2, 2018: Deadline for work to be delivered to University by artist
March 5-March 30: Exhibition on display
April 2-6: Work picked up from University by artist

Email submissions to: Andrea Myers [email protected], use subject line: Families and Feminisms images

The BOX Gallery
01/17/2018
The BOX Gallery

The BOX Gallery

Thanks to The Akronist for writing about our upcoming shows! See you at the opening on Friday!

Cleveland Print Room
01/15/2018

Cleveland Print Room

Become our next AIR Connect artist!

More information here:
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/599c82eab8a79b8536182069/t/5a56767924a694f00f2cc169/1515615867104/AIR%2BconnectPDF.pdf

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Collective Arts Network Journal
01/15/2018

Collective Arts Network Journal

Artists: the CAN Triennial Site Specific proposal deadline is extended to Valentine's Day!

Your ideas are rolling, in a final weekend rush. We've had more email and phone calls than we can adequately answer. So click here, and keep sending your proposals til February 14:

https://www.cantriennial.org/apply/installations

01/13/2018

Art Scholarship Announcement
The Artists of Rubber City is currently accepting applications from high school seniors for the Margot Eiseman Scholarship for the 2018-2019 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 art or art education who attend school in Summit county. The $1,200 award will be presented to the student's college on their behalf. For information on the application process, visit the Artists of Rubber City webpage (www.ArtistsofRubberCity.org) or the Akron Community Foundation website (www.akroncf.org look under the students and then scholarship tab) for application information. The application deadline is March 1.

One of the many benefits of being a member of Artists of Rubber City!  Tara received the Creative Opportunity Grant to b...
12/19/2017

One of the many benefits of being a member of Artists of Rubber City! Tara received the Creative Opportunity Grant to buy a kiln vent.

I’m so excited! Today I received this package in the mail. It is a kiln vent for my kiln that I have been wanting for years! Thank you to the Artists of Rubber City for awarding me grant money to buy it! Believe it or not it was really expensive. I cannot wait to properly vent my kiln so that I can get back into my ceramics in the new year!! I have been dreaming up so many things I want to make and I can’t wait to get started! #potterslife #artistlife #kiln #ceramics #artistsofrubbercity #akron #akronartist

Review of the current show at The BOX Gallery.
07/31/2017
Art review: Telling stories at Box Gallery

Review of the current show at The BOX Gallery.

Story telling can take on a variety of different forms, from the “Once upon a time …” variety to the use of symbols and imagery to communicate a purpose or meaning. Stories, or the formulation of a story and its potential, make visual art more transportive and meaningful.

Check out this great project called Made-Up w/ Danny Volk! They are bringing the project to Akron via the Knight Arts Ch...
07/19/2017
Made-Up with Danny Volk: The Akron Sessions

Check out this great project called Made-Up w/ Danny Volk! They are bringing the project to Akron via the Knight Arts Challenge but they need help to raise the matching funds. Eight area artists will be interviewed for the project so it's a great way to support the arts in Akron! Take a look at the Kickstarter for more information.

Volk's popular YouTube artist interview/make-up series is coming to Akron, OH for 8 live interviews and events starting Sept. 2017.

High Arts Festival
07/10/2017

High Arts Festival

***DEADLINE EXTENSION!***
Due to the 4th of July holiday and the number of inquiries we have had today, the High Arts Festival application deadline is extended one week. The new deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 17.

For rules and the online applications visit higharts.org.

Don't forget...Filmmakers can register by 7/17 but the completed film is not due until August 14.

This weekend is your last chance to see Breanne Trammell and Alex Strader's shows at The BOX Gallery!  The gallery is op...
06/29/2017

This weekend is your last chance to see Breanne Trammell and Alex Strader's shows at The BOX Gallery! The gallery is open 12-5pm on Friday and 12-9pm on Saturday for the Akron Artwalk.

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140 E Market St Fl 3
Akron, OH
44308

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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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