steven j. simmons - artist

Event Calendar



July 14 - August 18

Parallax Contemporary Art Juried Exhibition

Summit Artspace

Akron, Oh


Notes:  Four of my works (Element Symbiosis (redux), Ode To A Dogwood, Glassy Lady, and Danslucent),  are on display in this juried show.


June 8 - July 7

Size Matters

Stella's Art Gallery

Matchworks Building, Mentor, Oh


Notes:  My translucent piece "Glassy Lady" was included in this juried show.



May 17 - July 14

The May Show

The Gallery At Lakeland

Kirtland, Oh


Notes:  My "Translucent Wave" was included in this juried show.



March16 - April 20

Six In Studio

Cleveland West Art League

78th Studios, Cleveland, Oh

Notes:  Six artists, including yours truly, will install work in the CWAL gallery at 78th St. Studios.  All of my works in this show will be translucent fiberglass pieces.  March 16 (during the Third Friday artwalk) is the preview with full installation Third Friday, April 20th.  Will also participate in "Watch in Wednesday" on April 4th.


February 3

Pop-Up Charity Art Exhibit

River Dog Cafe

Rocky River, Oh

Notes:  Small pop up art exhibit featuring heartworks by yours truly, as part of Celebrity Bartending Night featuring Bill Cochrane of Nalu SUP.  All proceeds from art sales to benefit Nalu Adaptive.




December 16

CLE Art For Puerto Rico

Shore Cultural Centre

Euclid, Oh

Notes: Art auction fundraiser, all proceeds to benefit Puerto Rican families impacted by Hurricane Maria.  Pieces donated include 3 prints and one original translucent fiberglass work in repurposed wood frame. 


November 6-7

Tall Walls

Negative Space Gallery

Cleveland, Oh

Notes:  My "Repurposed Lamp Shade" and "Repurposed Frame #2" were part of this group show for members of the Cleveland West Art League.


October 20 - November 5

The Freak Show

Stella's Art Gallery

Matchworks Building, Mentor, Oh


Notes:  My 3D piece "Glassy The Freak Dog And Her Fiberglass Funboard" was exhibited during this group show celebrating the word "freak."


September 22-24

Vestibule Papillon Exhibit

Ingenuity Festival 2017

Cleveland, Ohio


Notes:  Exhibit at main entrance of Ingenuity Festival included 6 collaborative butterfly works with steel sculptor Jerry Schmidt and 2 individual works by yours truly.


June 2 - August 4

Phosphorescent Surf Art Exhibit

Satellite Gallery

Cleveland, Oh

Notes:  Installation of surf-inspired phosphorescent works in dedicated room that transformed from day views in natural/artificial light to night views with no light.


May 18 - July 14

The May Show

The Gallery At Lakeland

Kirtland, Oh


Notes:  My collaboration with Jerry Schmidt entitled "Freshwater Mermaid" was part of this juried show featuring work from 75 artists.


June 10, 2017

Art Fur Animals Benefit and Auction

Cleveland Masonic Auditorium


Notes:  My donated translucent piece "Doggy In The Window" was sold during the silent auction.  All proceeds to benefit Cleveland Kennel.


May 6, 2017

Ingenuity's Bal:  Aquatique

Ingenuity Cleveland

Cleveland, Oh


Notes:  Two collaboration pieces (Onda Azul De Fiero and Freshwater Mermaid) with Jerry Schmidt were on display during this fundraiser for Ingenuity Cleveland.


February 10 - March 4

Surfin' CLE

Canopy Collective

Cleveland, Oh


Notes:  Group show, created and organized by yours truly, featuring approximately 18 artists showing their lake, surf and other water-inspired works. 


January 20th - February 17

The Boardroom - A Skateboard Art Exhibit

E11even 2 Gallery, 78th St. Studios

Cleveland, Oh


Notes:  Group show featuring skateboard art by over a dozen artists. 


January 13-15

A Super Hot Housewarming Party (and Grand Opening Weekend)

SPACES Gallery

Cleveland, Oh


Notes:  Installation in the Artist's Lounge closet, kinetic and phosphorescent works as part of the Grand Opening weekend of the new SPACES location.


January 6 - February 12

DayGlo 5

Waterloo Arts

Cleveland, Oh


Notes:  Group show where all artists utilize DayGlo paint.  


October 2016 - October 2017

Verite Stained Glass

Oberlin, Oh


Notes:  Approximately 20 individual glass-themed works displayed.




November 4-11

Tall Walls:  Cleveland West Art League Members Show

Canopy Collective

Cleveland, Oh


Notes:  Two newer works included in this CWAL Members show.


August 17 - September 11

Surface, Strata and Substance Exhibit

Beachwood Community Center Gallery

Beachwood, Oh

Opening Reception: Sunday, August 21, 1-2:30 p.m.

Closing Reception:  Sunday, September 11, 1-2:30 p.m.

Notes: This show included the work of three artists including Deborah Silver, Cindy Smith and yours truly.   


July 14 -24

Featured Local Artist

Ten Thousand Villages

Cleveland Heights, Oh

Notes:  "Art In The Village" solo exhibit as the featured local artist, in addition to the works of global artisans throughout the space.


June 3-25

Four Person Show (untitled)

Article Gallery (Art In Cleveland)

Cleveland Oh

Notes:  Approximately a dozen 2D and 3D works by yours truly were displayed in this four person exhibit which was also part of the Waterloo Arts Festival.


June 25th, 12-7 pm 

Readymade Exhibit

Loren’s Art Lounge

Cleveland, Oh

Notes:  Juried group exhibit that focuses on repurposed materials and found objects from approximately 20 artists.   (part of Waterloo Arts Festival)


May 21, 6-10 pm

Art Fur Animals Benefit and Auction

Cleveland Masonic Auditorium

Cleveland, Oh

Notes:  My mini painting “Aquapooch” sold during the silent auction.  All proceeds to benefit Cleveland Kennel. 


January 8 - February 26

'O Sole Mio (Solo Exhibit)

Solon Center For The Arts

Solon, Oh


Notes:  Solo exhibition in the historical SCA building which featured over forty original works. 


February 5 - February 16

Group Show

Canopy Collective

Cleveland, Oh


Notes:  Two original works (glass heart and "Bad Nature") were on display in this group show entitled "Human Sexuality."  




December 12-13th and December 18th

Popeye Gallery # 78th St. Studios 

Cleveland, Oh 

Cleveland Bazaar: Dec 12 (Minis/ornaments for sale)

Third Friday:  December 18th (Installation of Disco Powered Mini Metal & Fiberglass Menagerie)


November 6

Northern Exposure

Gallery 160

Cleveland, Ohio 44110

Notes:  Two of my fiberglass paintings were on display in this multi-artist event.


November 6

Open Air Exhibit

Ohio City Masonic Arts Center

2831 Franklin Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Notes:  Three of my abstract landscapes were on display in this multi-artist event.


October 2-4

IngenuityFest (Kinetic Art Exhibit)

Great Lakes Science Center and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame


Notes:  Group exhibit featuring kinetic works by local artists.  


July 31

Tall Walls: Cleveland West Art League Members Show

Bruno Casiano Gallery
Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Note:  Two of my works were part of this one night only CWAL members exhibit.


February 13 - July 26

Exhibit:  Cosmos: Imagining The Universe

AnneMarie Sculpture Garden And Art Center

Dowell, Maryland

Notes: My original painting "View From A Venus Vestibule" was part of this truly amazing exhibit.  



July 10-12

Art Festival:  CainPark Arts Festival

Cleveland Heights, Ohio


Notes:  Artist Tent featured approximately 40 works


June 12-14

Art Festival:  Pittsburgh Three Rivers Art Festival

Pittsburgh, Pa


Notes:  Artist Tent featured approximately 40 works


May 9th – June 1

Exhibit:  CVAC 31st Juried Regional Show

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio


Friday, May 8th 

Auction:  Cliffside Artists Collaborative (CAC) Art Auction

The Lodge At Allardale

Medina, Ohio



February 13, 2015 – March 13

Exhibit:  The Climate Change Exhibit

S.C.R.A.P. Gallery

Indio, California

Notes:  My painting “Midnight Skate” was displayed in this exhibit focusing on climate change.





October 17

Guest Artisan Market

78th Street Studios 

Cleveland, Ohio

Notes:  Display in artisans area, named Artist Of The Month by North Coast Promotions.


September 19

Guest Artisan Market

78th Street Studios 

Cleveland, Ohio

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