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NOIS 2014

Click above for the latest news, pictures, and all the usual Facebook Fun.

Click above for the NOIS Spring Newsletter.

NOIS Social Gatherings

Join your peers on the 4th Wednesday of the Month!

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, Dec. 17
Holiday Dinner
Starts at 6:30 pm
FREE Appetizers

Let's meet, talk shop, review portfolios, and get feedback from your peers on your latest projects in Cleveland's best Brew Pub!

1947 W. 25th Street
in Ohio City

Right Next to
The West Side Market
FREE Parking

23700 Fairmount Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44122

Visit this site often as we make announcements about upcoming events and visiting illustrator talks.

November Speaker
Jamilla Naji

Jamilla will be talking about her experiences self-publishing a children's book "Musical Storyland" illustrating songs by David Bowie.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
7 to 9 p.m.
Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Room 305

Annual NOIS Member Show

"Recipe for..."

Case Western University
2215 Adelbert Road
Cleveland, Ohio

Opening date is Friday October 24, 2014

Click here for the entry form.

Art can be dropped off on Monday, October 20 between 1 - 9pm.

The 2014 Events Calendar is coming together.
Some dates and events so far include...
March 19:
Lindsay Ward Illustrator
April 12:
Cleveland Museum of Art
Van Gogh Repetitions
May 24:
Drawn and Quartered Drawing

May 31:
Sketch Crawl / Speaker
in Ohio City

June 21st:
Zoo Sketch Crawl
Annual NOIS Member Show,
"Recipe for..."
Case Western University,
2215 Adelbert Road, Cleveland, Ohio.
Opening date is Friday October 24, 2014
Saturday October 11
6:00 PM
Milan Kecman's Home
Speaker / TBA
This prestigious program at the University of Hartford is the ONLY Low Residency MFA in the country that is dedicated exclusively to Illustration. It is designed for highly motivated professional illustrators looking for an environment where they can experience artistic stimulation and an infusion of new ideas, graphic designer/illustrators looking to enhance their illustration skills, and illustrators seeking to obtain an advanced degree for a career in education.
More Information Here

NOIS began almost 20 years ago as an informal gathering of Cleveland area illustrators who saw the need to communicate with one another regarding the rapidly changing field of illustration. With an equal interest in artistic excellence and smart business practices, the group began inviting various local artists to speak on a variety of topics.

NOIS meetings occur approximately once a month. In general, speaker meetings are open to the public and are FREE. Other meetings are members-only events, and include informal gatherings at local restaurants, museums and members' homes and studios. Attendees are encouraged to bring recent artwork for informal critiques.