Phone Gallery

phonegallery_printforbikeIntroducing Phone Gallery – Cleveland’s smallest gallery – annexed to the front of Russ’ Auto Care in the Waterloo Arts District.

Originally conceived by artist Ivana Medukic of ‘Project Pop-Up Galleries’ and architect and artist Ali Lukacsy, Phone Gallery demonstrates the transformation of an otherwise vacant and underutilized “space” – in this case, an abandoned phone booth – into an inventive place for art display.

Until the Phone Gallery was transformed in summer 2013 by Ivana, Ali, and local handyman Doug Holmes, it was utility-less and phone-less. Now, Phone Gallery is always open thanks to an electrical source, motion sensor and LED lights. It’s inherently public and highly visible location across from Praxis Fiber Workshop, Waterloo 7 Studios and next door to Article is accessible from I-90 at the E.156th stop west-bound and E.152nd east-bound.

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In Spring 2014, Phone Gallery held its inaugural exhibition and in 2016 Ali Lukacsy was awarded a Creative Workforce Fellowship on behalf of the original, thought provoking miniscule space for art display.

Now, Phone Gallery is always open thanks to an electrical source (light!) and its inherently public and highly visible location just west of E.156th Street on Waterloo Road in the Waterloo Arts District on the eastside of Cleveland, Ohio.

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Phone Gallery’s mission is to exhibit emerging visual artists who may not have a portfolio of work to fill a “normal” sized space alongside established regional artists. Students of all ages are encouraged to apply.


Exhibiting in Phone Gallery is easy.photo 1-2

Phone Gallery is currently accepting applications in this open call from Greater Cleveland-based artists to exhibit in the box in a rotating 1-month long solo exhibition. There are no deadlines and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Call-For-Artists is hosted by CPAC’s Creative Compass, a free database of arts opportunities in Northeast Ohio. Learn more @ http://mycreativecompass.org/Employment/Calls-for-Artists/Open-Call-for-Cleveland-s-Smallest-Gallery2 and download the application.
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Visual 2-D and 3-D pieces are encouraged. An outlet internal to the box is available for those submissions requiring electricity.

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DISCLAIMER: Phone Gallery is not liable for theft or damage. The renovation of the box is designed to be tamper-proof and water-tight. We have not yet had any issues with artwork being compromised.

 


 

12342436_996396013736580_6540147209565491816_n   545069_485158118192496_132256413_n Phone Gallery is supported by Northeast Shores Development Corporation and funded by grants from The Kresge Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC), through Creative Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC)’s Creative Workforce Fellowship and residents of Cuyahoga County through CAC.

https://www.facebook.com/WaterlooPhoneGallery

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“Hello! Waterloo” Greeting Cards for Sale!

Many thanks to everyone who has purchased a greeting card since they went on sale during Phone Gallery’s 1st Anniversary party on September 20th, 2014. All proceeds (100% of the purchase price) goes right back to Phone Gallery’s future artists and their exhibitions (marketing and advertisement, event logistics, and maintenance of this little pay phone booth that could!).

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Message ali(dot)alithearchitect(at)gmail(dot)com with your order, including the tag text (in pink). Cards are 5″ x 7″ on premium Strathmore Mixed Media Cards, with coordinating envelope. Price reflects pricing when purchased from Waterloo Arts. Add $1 for shipping. 

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Phone Gallery is supported by Northeast Shores Development Corporation and funded by grants from The Kresge Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC), through Creative Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC)’s Creative Workforce Fellowship and residents of Cuyahoga County through CAC.

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