Art for $50… and Plenty of It!

50 showWho wants affordable art?  Well it’s that time to pick up original art for a smooth $50.  This one night only extravaganza will feature over 70 pieces of art by 16+ artists. Join us on March 17th, 2017 from 5-9p for a first come first serve cash and carry event.  What’s cash and carry?  That means when you buy it, you get to take it home!  The 50 dollar show is the great way to start an art collection or add to a collection.  StART yours on March 17th.

The Boardroom: A Skateboard Art Exhibition on January 20

 

boardroom-postcardThe Boardroom is not just a meeting place for executives. It’s a Skateboard Art Exhibition that might have guests taking on a new hobby. Nearly 30 artists will have transformed over 70 skateboards in to works of art. Opening Reception will be on Friday, January 20th, 2017 from 5p-9p at E11even 2.

Participating Artists include: Sergio Andjuar II, Jeff Balazs, R!ch Cihlar, Ian Cramer, Eileen Dorsey, Jared Gepperth, Jim Giar, Mark “Fat Daddy” Hagstrom, Jeff Hulligan, Erin Jesson, George Kocar, Matt Kokoski, Rachel Latina, Perris Mackey, Randy Maxin, Ashley Nagel, Billy  Nainiger, Dan Nainiger, Bob Peck, Ashley Ross, Christina Sadowski, Robert Sadowski, Rick Sans, Andrew Shondrick, Mark Shivey, Steve Simmons, Dawn Tekler, Garrett Weider, Mark Yasenchack, And More.

Additonal Support by Graffiti Heart.

Pure Imagination: A Throwback Art Exhibition

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GizmoPure Imagination is the next art exhibit reminiscent of the good old days at E11even 2. It opens November 18th 2016 from 5p-9p during the 3rd Friday events at 78th Street Studios. Artists and gallery owners; Christina Sadowski, Billy Nainiger, and R!ch Cihlar explore their favorite childhood memories in the form of art in their next holiday show. Guests can expect depictions of toys, movies, and other 1980’s references in this throwback exhibition. This is a fun for all ages exhibition.

Best of Cleveland Winner! Compliments of Cleveland Magazine

WOW! We were so surprised to hear that Cleveland Magazine awarded us Editors Choice for the Cleveland Artifact Machine and E11even2.  Billy, Christina and I (R!ch), work hard and play hard with our art and are so honored to be part of a great city.  There are so many great winners in this issue and we can’t be more excited to be part of it.  Thank you to Cleveland Magazine and everyone who has supported our efforts, visited our gallery, and participated in exhibitions.  We couldn’t do it with out your support.

Yada, Yada, Yada… A Seinfeld Art Exhibition

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Yada, Yada, Yada… A Seinfeld Art Exhibition opens Friday, September 16th from 5p-9p at e11even 2. It’s a show about nothing… well not really. This art exhibition features a dozen artists highlighting their favorite Seinfeld moments in the form of artwork.

Seinfeld, who hasn’t said a quote from the iconic 90’s sitcom, says curator and gallery owner Billy Nainiger? “I wanted our guests to react with enthusiasm, especially if they are fans of the show. The TV show so engrained in popular culture and most people can connect to it in some way.”

The exhibition will feature nearly 50 works of art, a partial installation of Jerry’s apartment and many other surprises. This exhibition is free and open to the public, and is family friendly.

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Chicken nuggets for everyone!  Thank you everyone who voted for us on the Cleveland Hot List.  And thank you everyone for continuously coming out to our events and supporting the arts.  We at E11even 2 work very hard to not only create art, but to bring our community together and celebrate art and friends at our openings.  We are grateful to be a part of the Cleveland art scene, and we will continue to do our part in the Cleveland art scene.  THANK YOU!!!  – R!ch, Christina & Billy

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What’s the Deal with E11even 2?

seinfeld.jpg Well the cats out of the bag! Known for their Pop Art and contemporary vibe: E11even 2 is having an art exhibition for the beloved and timeless television series, Seinfeld. We invite guests to prepare for a hilarious exhibition for all ages. Come see your favorite catch phrase and scenes from the series interpreted by professional artists. Festivus! Shrinkage! Newman! Along with many more hilarious outtakes from the 90’s hit sitcom. Stay tuned for more information and sneak peeks. And All guests who attend will have a donation made in their name to the Human Fund!

September 16- October 21 2016

Interested artists can contact Billy Nainiger/Curator for consideration: billynainiger@hotmail.com

Lucky Charms – July 15th

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Typewriter by Andy Dreamingwolf

If Cleveland wasn’t feeling lucky already, the Lucky Charms exhibition will provide more elements of good fortune for Clevelanders.

Opening July 15th from 5p-9p at E11even 2, the works of Andy Dreamingwolf, Randy Maxin and R!ch Cihlar will be on display. The term, Lucky Charms, means so many things to so many people, but all elements of this exhibition will reflect on some of those feelings.

Dreamingwolf says “I’m genuinely fascinated by objects in which their outcome or output is based on their given users actions with said items. It’s a sort of “luck is what you make it” analogy. To me when a “Lucky Charm” is stripped of its habit and superstition, the core you’re left with is comfort. And that can come in many forms, be it confidence, memories, or tangibles.

R!ch says “When I typically think of lucky charms, I think of cliché items like horseshoes, rabbits feet, or a four leafed clover, but I also realize that there are so many other objects or thoughts that make me feel lucky. My works will reflect both of those ideas of traditional and nontraditional lucky charms.”

Maxin says “I feel lucky everyday, having the friends and family that I do. My pieces will reflect more of the sentiment behind the objects in the form of patterns and repetition. The idea that everyday is a good day… or a lucky day.”

What’s New at E11even 2? New Exhibitions, Same Great Time!

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R!ch, Christina, and Billy have been creating new exhibitions for the 2016/2017 season.  Interested artists can apply to the corresponding curator on the upcoming events tab.  Group & Themed Shows include:

  1. Yada, Yada, Yada,   A Seinfeld Exhibition – September 2016 – All artwork will refer to the 90’s hit sitcom, Seinfeld.
  2. Skateboard Art Show – January 2017 – All artwork will be created with or on a wooden skateboard decks
  3. $50 Show – March 2017 – All artwork will be priced at $50 for one night only/cash and carry event.
  4. Rock, Paper, Scissors, ROCK! – April 2017 – All art work will reflect the music world.
  5. Cult Movie Poster Show – September 2017 – Artwork of new/recreated movies that have “Cult” status.
  6. Plus more! (TBA’s will be listed soon)

For consideration for any of the upcoming exhibitions please email the corresponding curator with 5 images of current work, a link to your website (or Facebook if a  website is n/a) and any other pertinent information about your work (materials/medium, past exhibitions, etc…)  Artists should live within a 50 mile radius of Cleveland.  Artists should also review the contract listed on the upcoming events tab prior to applying for any exhibitions.

Twenty Seven

27On May 20, 2016 e11even 2 will be hosting the opening of a new group exhibition titled 27*. The show’s theme will be based on some of the most famous musicians in history to die at the age of 27. Dozens have prematurely passed away at this age over the years. Curator of the show, Billy Nainiger has limited the number of musicians that will be included as inspiration for the contributing artists. Billy, who also co-owns e11even 2 with Christina Sadowski and R!ch Cihlar has narrowed the long list down to six, giving the show more cohesiveness.

15 artists, mostly based in Cleveland, were asked to create up to 3 pieces each based on Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, and/or Kurt Cobain. These six are widely considered to be the most famous of the “27 Club.” Pieces will range from painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media.

Come check out 27* on May’s Third Friday at e11even 2 in the 78th Street Studios. You will not be disappointed in how these talented Cleveland artists interpret this legendary and short lived group of musicians.