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Events, Shows & Gallery Openings

Galleries representing Markclevelandart:

The Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Art, Dearborn St. Chicago, Evanston Made, Evanston Illinois, Northshore Art League, Winnetka, 1100 Florence Gallery in Evanston, Trickster Art Gallery, Schaumburg Illinois,Space900, The Admiral on the lake,Chicago

Internationally through Artsper Gallery in Monaco, France.  


View Mark's work and meet the artist in person at the following gallery openings in 2022: 

January - March 

  • Hotel Lincoln Showcase : January - May 2022 featuring Markclevelandart as featured artist on display at the Hotel Lincoln, Clark Street in Lincoln Village Chicago. 

    • He Waits : Hotel Lincoln –  Plein Air inspired portrait of this iconic “boutique” Hotel on the corner of North Clark and Lincoln. 

    • Old Town Sunday Afternoon: Plein air inspired work the artist sought to capture the distinct contrast of warm light and shadow as it played out on a Sunday afternoon in early Winter. The artists brings the viewer into the scene by including a woman stepping into the light just past the “Old Town Ale House: located at the corner of North and Weiland in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. 

    • City Lights, Summer Nights: 2021 a contemporary nocturne, this 16 x 20 piece is painted in Oil on Panel and Framed. It features a romantic evening looking toward downtown Chicago from the deck of the famous “J. Parker” restaurant 


  • Water : Norththshore Art League - February 15th- Group Show :Gilson Ave Beach & Wilmette Harbor 16 x 16  Oil on Panel -  North Shore Art League  620 Lincoln Ave. Winnetka, IL 60093


  • "Honorable Mention" 11th Annual Prairie Plein Air Competition April 29 - May 13, 2022: Plein Air painting On-site at any location in Schaumburg, IL

  • Backlot Coffee Plein Air "Pop up" - Central Street Evanston, responding to a request from Evanston made the artist exhibited and sold several  "plein Air" works in advance of the Evanston Plein Air Festival sponsored by Evanston made in June. 

  • Small Works @ the Admiral: the artist created a special urban portrait of the Admiral on the lake for this Plein Air Painters event purchased and now on permanent display at this prestigious Chicago Landmark.


  • True Grit: 3 Artists exploring the Urban Landscape at Space 900, Evanston   Featuring  Urban & Natural Landscapes with Master Painters: Sarah Kaiser &  Joseph Taylor

  • Sundays on State - July 10, 17 and 24, Aug. 7, 21 and 28 and Sept. 4 and 11 among 12 featured Artist painting on State Street while its closed to traffic at this Summer Event and Pop up paint out:

  • Evanston Plein Air Festival – July 14-17 - A new Northshore Plein Air Event sponsored by Evanston Made. Juried in participation to 50 artists ,On display at the Evanston Public Library in Downtown Evanston, are more than 20 pieces submitted for the first Evanston Plein Air Art Festival, to include “Beach at Grosse Point”, which won Best of Show and Festival Favorite by Scott Lloyd Anderson. 

  • Paint the Town: Barrington: September 30th – October 8th  TBA Painting Dates: October 4 -8, 2022 — Throughout the Village of Barrington Submission of Paintings on Saturday, October 9, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Barrington's White House,

October – December

  • Open House Chicago Paint Out  10/15/2021 TBA coincides with Open House Chicago Submissions

  • PAPC Members Juried Exhibit 10/4 – 1/17/23 Uncommon Ground Lakeshore. Curated showPlein air and plein air inspired and up to 400 sq” allowed. Submit 8/10-31 Drop Off 10/3 Take down/Pick up Jan 16 2023

  • Retrospective - Solo Exhibition - Norththshore Art League - November at  620 Lincoln Ave. Winnetka, IL 60093

  • PAPC Annual Showcase & Exhibition Palette & Chisel Academy of Art Chicago 1012 N. Dearborn    12/3-12/10 2022 



  • Imagining Evanston"  1100 Florence Gallery- SOLD OUT April 3rd-24, 2021 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. 

  • PAPC Edgewater Hotel Show & Sale  SOLD OUT 

  • Plein Air Painters Chicago -Members Exhibition -October 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - January 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm 40 PAPC artists portraying Chicago in the seasons, and the Edgewater and Andersonville neighborhoods


Organizational Involvement

  • Exhibition Coordinator: Plein Air Painters Chicago & Evanston Plein Air Festival 2022

Artist in Residence:

  • 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

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