Barney Taxel February 2020
Select Fine Art Photography Projects, Exhibitions, Lectures, Collections:
2020- Two works selected for The Midwest Center for Photography 2020 Juried Exhibition. Landscape and Close-up categories.
2019- Three works selected for the Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, Kansas, ELEVENTH ANNUAL TEN X TEN SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION.
2019- CWRU Art Studios Little Gallery- Group exhibition of the Art Studio Photography Faculty.
2019- Chairman, Society of Photographic Education (SPE) Local
2018- 2019 Fifty poster size food photographs exhibited in a one-person
show- The Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University.
2018- Four photographs selected for inclusion in the Midwest Center for
Photography TENTH ANNUAL TEN X TEN SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION.
2018- First Place (editorial), Third Place (Advertising) and Honorable Mention (Advertising)- American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) TASTE 2018.
2018- UNSTRUCTURED: Pulses of Light and Shadow– One person
show. The Gallery at Old Stone, Cleveland, Ohio.
2018- One person show- Lake View Cemetery vintage black and white
prints- CWRU Alumni House, Cleveland, Ohio
2017- Taxel’s gift of five archival Lake View Cemetery prints
accepted into the permanent collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art.
2017- Group juried show- Photo Now– Artist Archives of the
2016- June- Cleveland Print Room- Annual Juried Members Exhibition
2016- March- Spice Kitchen + Bar, Cleveland, Ohio- one person show-
2016- March 17. Lecture- Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society-
The Lake View Cemetery: Photographs From Cleveland’s Historic Landmark
2015- Spice Kitchen + Bar, Cleveland, Ohio- one person show- Winter
2015- June- Cleveland Print Room- Annual Juried Members Exhibition
2015- Lake View Cemetery portfolio- Parabola Magazine web edition
2015- Featured Presenter- Brews & Prose. Market Garden Brewery
2015- Photo Now. Juried group show- Artists Archives of the Western
2015- Lake View Cemetery Photograph- J.H. Wade 2000 accepted into the Cleveland
Museum of Art permanent collection. Gift of Tom Hinson and Diana Tittle.
2015- Solo Exhibition of Fifty Photographs from The Lake View Cemetery:
Photographs From Cleveland’s Historic Landmark in The Public Gallery-
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. August 2015-February 2016
2015- CAN Journal- Lake View, Barney Taxel’s Meditation on
Cleveland’s Landmark Cemetery by Henry Adams, PhD.
2015- Athens (Greece) Photo Festival 2015, finalist- photography book
competition for The Lake View Cemetery book.
2015- Best of Cleveland, Scene Magazine, for The Lake View Cemetery
2015- Nominated for the Cleveland Arts Prize
2015- Bruno Casiano Gallery Cleveland, Ohio Group Show,
March 20 to May 22.
2015- Cleveland Creates: A Juried Exhibition. ArtNeo. Group Show
2015- Cleveland Botanical Gardens Eleanor Squire Library Annual
Botanical Book Talk The Lake View Cemetery: Photographs From Cleveland’s
2014- Inaugural Exhibition for The Lake View Cemetery: Photographs From
Cleveland’s Historic Landmark. One person show- Lake View Cemetery Community Mausoleum.
2014- The Lake View Cemetery: Photographs From Cleveland’s Historic
Landmark, University of Akron Press (200 photograph monograph)
2014- Awards Artist for 38th Annual Cleveland International
Film Festival- Photograph ‘Love Is Possible’ (2012)
2014- Spice Kitchen + Bar, Cleveland, Ohio- one person show- Summer
2013- Nominated for the Cleveland Arts Prize
2012- CityMusic Cleveland- Brundibar, The Opera- Media Director and
Creator of media to accompany performances.
2012- Spice Kitchen + Bar, Cleveland, Ohio- one person show- Spring
2011 to Present- Intern and Assistant Portrait Project- Large
format portrait sittings with students and associates.
2011- American Advertising Association- Inducted to the Advertising Hall of Fame.
2010 to 2012- Cleveland’s West Side Market: 100 Years & Still Cooking
2004- University Hospitals of Cleveland- one person show- Cleveland Cityscapes.
2004- Shoreby Club, Cleveland, Ohio- one person show- Lake View Cemetery.
2003- 40th Street Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio- one person show-
2002- superior (an exhibition space) Cleveland, Ohio. Two person show.
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Lake View Cemetery Foundation Artist Grants
2000 to Present- The Lake View Cemetery
1999- Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, University of Akron Press
1997- Cleveland: Continuing the Renaissance, Towery Press.
1997- Photographs From The American West, one person show- Rothenfeld
McDermott Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio.
1996- Images from the Heart– Cleveland Bicentennial Book Project
1995 to 1997- Photographs From The American West
1994- Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil- commission
1989- Riverdance Series- Julie Gentry, dancer
1989- North Carolina Landscapes
1988- Cleveland Society of Communication Arts- Rose Show-
Best In Show
1987- Michigan Landscapes
1979- Ascherman Gallery, Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio-
Two person show
1973, 1974, 1980, 1990- Cleveland Museum of Art May Show-
Special Mention, 1974
1972- Ten Artists- group show, Hessler Road, Cleveland, Ohio
1971- Haifa, Israel One person café show
1971- to Present- Photographic Series: Israel, London, Italy, Brazil, California, New Orleans, New York, Wyoming, Washington State, Montana, Utah, Dakotas, Pittsburgh, Paris, Mexico, Florida, Martha’s Vineyard, Panama, Cleveland and environs
The Cleveland Clinic
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Western Reserve Historical Society
Lake View Cemetery
Hyatt Place Crocker Park
2010- Present Case Western Reserve University, Art Studios- Instructor
Digital Color Photography I
Digital Color Photography II
1979- Present Internships and Assistants-
Mentoring of interns, part time and full time associates from the following colleges to fulfill requirements for undergraduate studies and for post graduate instruction.
Baldwin Wallace University
Bowling Green State University
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland Institute of Art
Cuyahoga Community College
Kent State University
Lakeland Community College
Lake Erie College
Rochester Institute of Technology
1972-1985 Case Western Reserve University, Art Studios- Instructor
Select Book Credits
2015 Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens Centennial Edition, University of Akron
2014 The Lake View Cemetery: Photographs From Cleveland’s Historic
Landmark, University of Akron Press
2012 Cleveland’s West Side Market: 100 Years & Still Cooking, University of
2008 The Science of Music as Medicine, Kulas Foundation
1999 Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, University of Akron Press
1998 Cleveland: Continuing the Renaissance, Towery Press
1996 Images From The Heart Cleveland Bicentennial book project
1994 Count Out Cholesterol Cookbook, Random House
1993 Blue Ribbon Breads
Memberships/ Organizations/ Community Service:
1979 to Present, Cleveland Society of Communication Arts (CSCA) and
American Advertising Federation (AAF)
2011- Hall of Fame Inductee
1982 to Present, American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
Charter Member- Northcoast Ohio Chapter
1982 to Present, MidTown Cleveland, Incorporated
2003-2017, Chairman- Marketing Committee
2003-2017, Board of Trustees
2004 to 2012, Entrepreneurs for Sustainability (E4S)
2006 to 2012, COSE Arts Network Advisory Board
1972 Bachelor of Arts, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Bachelor of Architecture studies 1967-1971
Undergraduate Scholar for independent studies in Fine Art
Photography, including studies with Minor White (MIT) and Nicholas Hlobeczy (Cleveland Museum of Art and CWRU)
1967 Stuyvesant High School, New York, New York
Commercial Photography- Select Current Clients
Cleveland Magazine, Great Lakes Publishing Company
Garden of Flavor
Grindstone Coffee & Donuts
Judson at University Circle and South Franklin Circle
Lake View Cemetery
Marcos Franchises, LLC
Michael Symon Restaurants
MidTown Cleveland, Inc.
Nesnadny + Schwartz Design
Pro Football Hall of Fame
GCRTA- Regional Transit Authority
Sheila Hart Design
Spice Kitchen and Bar
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
The New York Times- photographs published for thirty seven consecutive
years (since 1978).
Cleveland Magazine- photographs published for forty consecutive years
The Plain Dealer (newspaper and magazine)
Harvard Design Review
Chronicle of Philanthropy