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NOIS 2015

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

Click above for the NOIS November 2014 Newsletter.

NOIS Social Gatherings

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

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, February 25
Starts at 6:30 pm
FREE Appetizers

Let's meet, talk shop, review portfolios, and get feedback from your peers on your latest projects at

1859 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

(216) 862-6631

Down the street towards Mitchell's Ice Cream.
FREE Parking (in the same
lot as before) for the
West Side Market.

23700 Fairmount Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44122

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

2015 NOIS Events

An Evening with
Rust Belt Monster Collective
Wednesday February 11, 2015
RBMC Website
Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Room 408

Ben Hale, Jim "Rev" Giar, Randy Crider, Erin Schrechtman-Caruso,
Craig Worrell and Tim Switalski

January Kick-Off Meeting
4th Wednesday at NANO Brew
February 25
6:30 PM, FREE Parking and Appetizers
(this is a new 2015 venue change; see details at right)

Nano Website

Best of NOIS
Opening Reception: March 6, 2015
Members are allowed one piece.
This should be an exciting event; the CAN Journal is having
a launch of their new issue.

Show dates are March 6 to April 3rd.

NOIS members can bring ONE piece, hopefully a really good piece
(it is the "BEST" of NOIS) to BAYarts, 26795 Lake Road, Bay Village
Sunday March 1st from 1 to 3PM or
Monday March 2nd from 11AM to 5PM

If those dates are not good they can also bring them to
NOIS 4th Wednesday
February 25th at NANO and George will get them there.

Work must have a notecard on back with this info:
Date work was done
If not for sale must have NFS and value amount.

BAYarts will take a 40% commission.

Contact George Kocar for more information

Drawn and Quartered
Third Fridays, May 15, 2015 5 - 10PM with D&Q from 7 - 9PM HEDGE ART GALLERY 1300 D West 78TH Street, Cleveland, OH

We're having a real art show this time! There's lots of room so let's say 3 piece limit for artists who'd like to participate. To keep the art quality high, there will be a digital first round. Here is a tentative timeframe: Digital submissions sent to Hilary Gent, D &Q curator accepted April 20th - 24th 2015 (send to

Notifications of work accepted for drop off April 30th

Work dropped off at HEDGE Gallery May 3rd and 4th, hours TBD, final determination of work to be accepted will be made onsite

Work hung in Gallery on May 5th and 6th all day (volunteers accepted).

Opening on May 15, 2015 5-10PMShow will run through June 6, 2015

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.