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1Title:  Women's Art Club of Cleveland Records     
 Creator:  Women's Art Club of Cleveland 
 Dates:  1912-1962 
 Abstract:  The Women's Art Club of Cleveland was established in 1912 in the Gage Gallery as the first exclusively female art organization in Cleveland, Ohio. The club formed when the Bohemian Club split into a men's club, The Arts Club (later The Cleveland Society of Artists), and a women's club, The Women's Art Club of Cleveland. The mission of the club was to bring female artists together in order to facilitate community and higher artistic ideals. Also, the club wanted to advance the artistic interests of Cleveland through educational programs and exhibitions of members' artwork. Further, they sought recognition, respect, and support based on their exhibitions from the Cleveland community with an interest in the city's cultural growth. Women became members by filing applications and being voted in by the club. The four classes of membership (active, associate, sustaining, and life) were based on whether or not the woman created artwork. Active members created artwork, but associate members did not. Associate members had an interest in art, but did not vote or hold office. Sustaining members were active or associate members who toke a larger financial responsibility in the club. Also, life members were active or associate members who paid a designated fee. The Board of Trustees had ultimate control over the club. The Trustees elected from among themselves the President, Vice-President, Recording and Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer. Various committees conducted the activities of the club. Exhibitions and social events were the main focus of the club. The collection consists of scrapbooks. 
 Call #:  MS 4976 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Women's Art Club of Cleveland. | Women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. | Art -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Artists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Societies, etc.
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