Northeast Ohio’s art scene is vibrant and diverse. It’s also constantly growing, a dynamic fueled in part by the region’s art schools and area galleries that showcase and support up-and-coming artists’ work.

Canvas believes it’s important to champion emerging talent, too, which is why we’re proud to introduce “Who’s Next,” a section that aims to celebrate and call more attention to artists early in their career.

To select the artists featured, we tapped local gallery directors – both independent and university-affiliated – for their expertise and insight. The end result is a group of rising stars who are putting in the work and whose art we feel you should see any time their names are affiliated with an exhibition.

Their disciplines include painting, photography, sculpture, drawing and fiber arts. There’s even some stage acting involved. What they have in common is that they all represent the next generation of talented artists in Northeast Ohio.

Justin C. Woody

Justin C. Woody

Aja Joi Grant

Aja Joi Grant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amber N. Ford

Amber N. Ford

 

Kaetlyn McCafferty

Kaetlyn McCafferty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa Markwald

Melissa Markwald

Anthony Warnick

Anthony Warnick