Rock and Roll Perspectives 2

Loftworks Gallery once again brings together the perspectives of Pantsios & Kleon to showcase even more Rock & Roll concert photography, this time including backstage access.

Friday, November 9th: 5pm-8pm

Opening Reception

Saturday, November 10th: 2pm-8pm

Carlos Jones 5pm - 7pm

Sunday, November 11th:  12pm-5pm

Jim & Eroc 1pm - 4pm


West Meets East: Herb Ascherman and Unni Krishnan Pulikkal

Platinum Photographers from Cleveland and Kerala (India).

Opening August 3rd 6:00pm

Exhibition August 4th - September 1st, 2018

Featuring the work of the renowned Cleveland photographer Herb Ascherman and internationally exhibited Indian photographer Unni Krishnan Pulikkal, this exhibition highlights a range of subject matters from Herb’s series of landscapes from the Forest at Fontainbleu and 19th Century style Flower Arrangements to Unni’s surrealistic and abstract imagery captured in India. Rendered in classic platinum, both photographer’s work takes on ethereal qualities of light and depth not seen in any other photographic medium. Through the Platinum process, the commonplace becomes classic in vision and tones reminiscent of the 19th Century.

Gallery Hours

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Friday; 10:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday; 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday; 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


BEING: Photography by Rebecca Groynom


Loftworks Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “BEING,” an exhibition of photographs by Rebecca Groynom, on April 6, 2018 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm at 1667 East 40th Street, Suite 1A in Cleveland.

“[Being is] the nature or essence of a person. A common sense of BEING, no matter how varied our journeys through life.”

Rebecca Groynom produces digital and film photography, working mainly in black and white. She uses photography to document her world, creating images of fleeting moments. Whether it be a stranger’s glance or a serene moment in an urban or natural setting, she brings to the forefront the images that capture her attention at that moment.

Groynom travels throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia documenting the people and places that shape her experiences. Her work has been showcased in solo gallery exhibitions locally in Cleveland, in addition to juried competitions in Manhattan, Los Angeles, and Portland.

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Space is a Doubt

Space is a Doubt

Loftworks Gallery presents a collection of artwork from Mille Guldbeck, entitled "Space is a Doubt". Featuring textures and soft colors from works created while in Iceland and Finland she transforms space into something quiet and beckoning. Consider space, surface, and texture with us during the last of the winter months. We welcome you to meet Guldbeck and see her pieces during the opening on March 3rd from 5:30-9:00 pm. Loftworks Gallery will continue to display "Space is a Doubt" from March 3- March 18, 2018 during gallery hours or by appointment. 

Currently a full professor of painting at Bowling Green State University, Guldbeck completed her MFA at the University of Iowa in 1995. Prior to that time she lived and worked in both Denmark and the former Yugoslavia developing sensibilities that continue to inform her work. As a painter and printmaker, Guldbeck’s work seeks to exploit conditions of visual and psychological indeterminacy. The work explores the complicated relationships of ordering and our need to make sense out of very complex, non-hierarchical systems.

Recent exhibitions include Artemisia Gallery and Melanee Cooper Gallery in Chicago, University of Northern Iowa, Samuel Morse Museum and Historic Site in New York and Toyahashi Museum in Japan.



Holiday Market at Loftworks Gallery

Announcing Loftworks Gallery's Holiday Market beginning November 25. Selling selected artwork from our previous shows along with local, eclectic and artisan goods. This is the perfect one stop shop to purchase unique gifts from William & James Leather Co., VNTG Home, Zygote Press, Inc., Derek Brennan, Robert Shingler, Cleveland Rock Photos - The Photography Of Joe Kleon, The Glass Pedestal, and many more!

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Holiday Market Hours:

Saturday: November 25, December 2 & 9: 2pm-8pm

Sunday: November 26, December 3 & 10: 1pm-4pm

Friday: December 1 & 8: 4pm-8pm

Rock & Roll Perspectives

Cleveland Concert Photography for sale

by Anastasia Pantsios and Joe Kleon

November 10, 11, and 12


From the mid 70’s through the late 80’s, Anastasia Pantsios shot almost every major act of that classic era, including David Bowie, Prince, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Fleetwood Mac, and hundreds more.


For the last decade, Joe Kleon has been Cleveland’s most prolific concert photographer. He has photographed over 1,000 concerts in the last fifteen years and currently shoots 100-120 shows a year.

Loftworks Gallery brings together the perspectives of these two photographers to showcase Rock & Roll and its evolution through the decades.

Show Hours

Friday November 10: 5pm-9pm
Opening Reception
Saturday November 11: 2pm-8pm
Live music by the Classic Rock Duo, Jim and Eroc, from 3pm-6pm
Sunday November 12: 12pm-5pm


Sponsored by

Sketchbook Hereos: Caricatues of Rock Legends

October 6 through October 22, 2017


Loftworks Gallery has partnered with the International Society of Caricature Artists (ISCA) to present, Sketchbook Heroes: Caricatures of Rock Legends.

A collection of caricatures from internationally known artists who have created work for Time Magazine, Coca Cola, Go Magazine, and MAD Magazine, this show is truly a unique unveiling of the vast world of caricature art while speaking to Cleveland’s roots.

Loftworks Gallery will showcase various Rock & Roll artists and bands across many eras in this show. The many mediums and genres in this show will bring a smile to a wide range of Rock & Roll fans. This show intends to cast a light on a form of art that is often overlooked in the gallery scene. Original work as well as prints will be for sale during the shows open hours.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 6 5pm-8pm

Show Hours: October 6 through October 22

Thursdays: 2pm-8pm

Fridays: 5pm-8pm

Saturdays: 2pm-8pm

Sunday: 11am-3pm

or by appointment

Closing Reception featuring Artist Talk & Demonstration:

Saturday October 28 at 2pm

Three of the participating artists (Tom Faraci, Derek Brennan, and Robert Shingler) will explain likeness, process, and their personal journey as an artist, while drawing live at Loftworks Gallery.

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Call For Art

Sketchbook Heroes: Caricatures of Rock Legends

Exhibition Dates: October 6, 2017 (opening reception) through October 22, 2017

Submission Deadline: September 12, 2017, Midnight

Submission Fee: $25

Loftworks Gallery is partnering with the International Society of Caricature Artists (ISCA) to present Sketchbook Heroes: Caricatures of Rock Legends. We are calling for submissions to represent the theme, rock & roll caricatures. We are looking for a wide variety of rock & roll bands and artists from all eras to be depicted in this show. You are welcome to create new work or enter previously completed pieces. All mediums will be considered. Additionally, accepted prints of works and prints of digital works may be displayed and sold for the duration of the show along with any published books. Artists are welcome to submit as many pieces as they’d like, under the theme, for one flat fee of $25.

For each piece of artwork please submit a 1MB jpeg titled Artist_Lastname.jpg of each piece along with the provided PDF form including the following information:

  • Title and year
  • Artwork size & dimensions
  • Medium
  • Price (if applicable)
  • Specific installation requirements

Short Artist Bio & CV: Brief statement and bio including websites, blogs, artistic achievements, and other relevant information.

Please send properly formatted images, as well as the completed submission form and signed waiver as a PDF titled LASTNAME.pdf to by midnight, September 12, 2017

Submissions will not be considered complete without all of the above information, signed waiver, and application fee received via mailed check or PayPal payment to Loftworks Gallery.

Prints of accepted artwork or digital works must be matted or cardboard backed. All must come in a clear plastic sleeve appropriate for sale. Sizes of prints should be between 5”x7” and 12”x16”. More details will be provided upon acceptance.

Artists will be notified of selected pieces via email by September 15, 2017 and must have work delivered to Loftworks Gallery, LLC by September 25, 2017


Wildlife In Wax: Encaustic Paintings by Derek Brennan

Wildlife in Wax, a solo exhibition by Derek Brennan, opens Friday, July 7 at Loftworks Gallery. Derek Brennan, a Cleveland-based artist, has mastered the unique process of encaustic as a method to express the delicate balance between the abstract and the realistic. Encaustic is the use of hot wax and oil paints applied in layers to a piece of wood, thus creating a textured, vibrant piece of art. Along with encaustic, Brennan’s work uses the technique of collage, integrating magazine clippings, paper, and other various materials to create a sense of depth to each piece of art. This depth allows the viewer to appreciate the many layers involved in the encaustic process. Viewing a piece of Brennan’s art up close versus looking at it from a distance, the work changes entirely; the small details come together to make up a larger composition.

On Saturday, July 8th Loftworks Gallery will host Brennan for an artist talk and demonstration during which Brennan will open up about his theme, his journey, and his process. Additionally, Brennan will move his studio to Loftworks Gallery during weekday hours to give visitors a first hand look at the process of encaustic.

Brennan also works as a caricature artist and muralist. He received his Bachelors of Fine Art degree from Bowling Green State University where he served as President of the Two-Dimensional Art Association and was awarded the Ringholz Art Supply Award along with other first-place awards. He has presented his work at the Toledo Museum of Art, Manifest Gallery, Bay Arts and the International Society of Caricature Artist’s annual convention. See more of Brennan’s work on his website


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Abjectified by Morgan Mansfield

Cleveland Institute of Art student and emerging multimedia artist, Morgan Mansfield, will debut her first solo exhibition as a part of CIA’s Creativity Works Internship Made possible by Cleveland Foundation’s Fenn Educational Fund on May 26th at Loftworks Gallery. Each student selected as a Creativity Works intern engages in research, preparation, budget development, project execution, and reflection. As Morgan’s self-led internship, she chose to present a solo exhibition at Loftworks Gallery.

Her show, titled Abjectified, focuses on the relationship between the abject and the objectified. Her figurative imagery references facets of popular culture and gender roles presented in both dated and contemporary visual media. Utilizing multimedia approaches, she explores ideas found in classic horror films. The paintings emphasize the corporeal fragility we experience by means of implementing paint and collage through an abject lens. Her show will be open at Loftworks Gallery from May 26 through June 11.

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