Events, Shows & Gallery Openings

View Mark's work and meet the artist in person at the following gallery openings: 


Up-coming Exhibitions, Shows and Events

Current Events & Galleries

-UnCommonground Exhibit and Sale -October 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - January 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm 40 PAPC artists will have works displayed portraying Chicago in the seasons, and the Edgewater and Andersonville neighborhoods reception!

- "Inchworks" Norththshore Art League - November 18 - February 14th- Group Show < 12 x 12 Northshore Studies of the Bahai and Evanston Lighthouse beach ( North Shore Art League

620 Lincoln Ave. Winnetka, IL 60093

-Palette & Chisel Academy Virtual <$300 event  - November 20th 11a.m. Virtual $300 or Less Sale | Facebook 

-PAPC Annual Member Exhibit -Dec 4-11 at the Palette & Chisel Gallery 1012 N Dearborn St, Chicago

The PAPC Annual Exhibit is the year-ending event and offers members an opportunity to exhibit the paintings they have done with the group throughout the season. Held at the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art

- ShopEvanstonmade :“Shop Evanston Made Holiday Market" at the former Urban Outfitters location at 921 Church Street in Downtown Evanston at 


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"Imagining Evanston"  New Works: on Exhibit April 3rd-24, 2021

This work serves as a historical account of the Howard Corridor into Southeast Evanston. This successful show defined his approach to  “re-imagine” the urban landscape forcing an aggressive 2-point perspective, choosing a “retro” inspired palette to block in the shapes and employing turn-of the century glazing techniques to draw out the sense of warmth and shadow. Prints available

-PAPC Edgewater Hotel Show & Sale  SOLD OUT 

-Galleries representing Markclevelandart: 1100Florence, The Palette & Chisel,  Dearborn St. Chicago, Evanstonmade / Church Street, Northshore Art League, Winnetka, , Trickster Art Gallery, Schaumburg Illinois and Internationally at Artsper Gallery in Monoco, France. 


Chicago Loop Alliance Summer in the City - July / September

For the first time since the pandemic hit Chicago, residents and visitors enjoyed traffic-free pavement on State between Madison and Lake streets. The free outdoor festival featured booths from vendors representing local restaurants and bars, small businesses and performers from throughout the city from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

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Evanston Made Events: The Artist participates in Evanston's Makers Market and other events- See Markclevelandart on Instagram for details and pop up events


Artist in Residence Summer 2021

As part of its 2021 Summer Fund Raising efforts, the Westfork Sportsman’s Club announces an Artist in Residence Partnership with Evanston, Illinois artist and Elliott Donnelley Trout Unlimited member Mark B. Cleveland to support its stream remediation efforts. Prints of Pen and Ink illustrations and original Oil Paintings of favorite stream locations and area landscapes will be available for purchase through the summer.


 Artist Giving Back : Benefits

Elliot Donnelley Trout Unlimited -"Giving back" to the artist's love of rivers and the environment, his Pen & Ink illustrations were the hot item auctioned at the 2019 and in 2020 "EDTU on line Annual Fundraiser to generate funds for stream remediation

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing : NEW July 2021: Will feature illustrations from the artist to raise funds for their Midwestern programs in 2021. Project Healing Waters brings a high-quality, full-spectrum fly fishing program to  disabled active military service personnel .
National  Gathering of Native American Veterans: selected Cleveland's "One Feather: Chicago" logo as its annual event logo

Continuing Exhibitions




Trickster Culture Center was stablished on March 5th, 2005 to create a unique contemporary view of Native arts, cultural education, and awareness. Exhibitions of the artist's work feature paintings, glass and illustrations portraying Northern and Western Wilderness landscapes, portraits and nature.


Trickster Gallery

190 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193, USA

To purchase from this gallery, visit this site. 


Videos from the gallery can be found here: 

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Plein “Eire”

Still Showing

Plein 'Eire' is a travel log exhibition capturing scenes across the western coast of Ireland sponsored by the Celtic Knot, an authentic, locally owned Irish pub and restaurant in downtown Evanston. 3 paintings from the show are featured in their front window with more in the fine art work tab here . *

The Celtic Knot Public House

626 Church Street

Evanston, IL 60201

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