” … at the still point of the turning world … there the dance is.”
T.S. Eliot, Burnt Norton
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Welcome to Still Point Gallery & Boutique
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope it provides an interesting and clear description of the artists we represent, their works and the services we provide. The launch of this website in 2012 commemorated a name change to Still Point Gallery & Boutique (formerly, The Mezzanine Gallery) as well as our commitment to continued growth in Cleveland’s arts community. Our move (February, 2018) to the Cedar Fairmount Historic District underscores further our confidence in Cleveland’s growth as a vibrant market for art.
Over our first ten years, the gallery continually outgrew its space and three times we moved to larger suites in Little Italy’s Old Schoolhouse. The decision to move addressed more than just the physical requirements of our expanding business. The new space provides not only more gallery area and parking but also improves proximity to our existing customers and a larger market. We see it as a vibrant area that’s being invigorated with upscale shops, restaurants, taverns and arts venues. Zhug (three doors down), opened in November, 2019 and is Doug Katz’ creative mideastern, Mediterranean and north African inspired restaurant – yet another major endorsement of our increasingly vibrant and popular block.
We’ve worked hard to create a gallery that presents a wide array of artists (painters, photographers, jewelers, sculptors, carvers, glassmakers and ceramicists) and their original or limited edition works. One of our goals has been to create a “space” that is its own work of art; one that generates interest and energy and one that contributes to an overall aesthetic.
The original inspiration for the gallery came from Kate’s determination to showcase Geoff’s fine art landscape photography. His work has been featured in solo shows at the Butler Institute of Art in Youngstown, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, Trinity Commons, and other arts venues including the Holden Arboretum, where he was the organization’s annual artist in 2014 and most recently, the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. His principal interests have been the landscapes of Northeast Ohio and northwestern Michigan.
Kate, whose career has been in retail and retail management, curates and manages all aspects of the gallery. In addition to Geoff’s photography, the gallery carries and displays the work of 40 to 50 local, national and international artists.
In anticipation of 2018’s move we made significant, additional investment in our art and art objects as well as Lurdes Bergada (Barcelona) an exclusive new line of clothing. Still Point is among the select boutiques (two in NYC, one in Chicago and one in Gross Pointe, MI) bringing Lurdes Bergada to the states. Kate describes the line as having a unique European flair and an asymmetrical look at a reasonable price point.
In order to augment our online experience, we consolidated Geoff’s business (Baker Fine Art Photography, C. Geoffrey Baker) and Still Point Gallery into this one website. Since our opening ten years ago we are grateful for the success that has doubled sales almost every year and extended our geographic reach across the country. The growth of sales and shipments to out of state visitors drove our decision to open an online “SHOP”. We offer many of Geoff’s Limited and Collector’s Edition prints, adding new art as the year progresses. 2020 will be the year we add many new pieces from the artists we represent. To explore our current offerings please click on the “SHOP” tab in the menu above.
And, please do not hesitate to let us know if you encounter any obstacles or if you have suggestions to improve the site. Since our opening, we have increased products and services and made significant improvements through the advice and candor of our customers. We promise to remain loyal to our mission to provide a wide selection of original fine art and unique collectibles. And, we will do our best to keep the gallery and website interesting with newly featured artists and a diverse selection of paintings, sculptures, jewelry, glass, textiles, metalworks, fine art photography and more. Please ask questions and continue to share your ideas and suggestions.
Kate and Geoff Baker
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Tuesday thru Saturday: 10:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m
Sundays and Mondays: Closed
Still Point Gallery & Boutique
12427 Cedar Rd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106