Bonfoey Gallery

Bonfoey Gallery Est. 1893 in Cleveland, Ohio by Asher D. Bonfoey. Specialize in providing conservation, museum quali
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Bonfoey Gallery is thrilled to announce the upcoming solo exhibition of renowned artist Marvin Jones, titled "Innovation...
05/22/2024

Bonfoey Gallery is thrilled to announce the upcoming solo exhibition of renowned artist Marvin Jones, titled "Innovation, Artistry and Curiosity." This exhibit opens on June 21, 2024, and will continue for three weeks, showcasing an exclusive selection of Jones's compelling artworks that span several decades of his illustrious career.
Opening Reception: June 21, 2024, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We’re adjusting our hours to serve you better!Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you so...
05/16/2024

We’re adjusting our hours to serve you better!
Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

As yesterday was the celebration of life for Mary Lou Ferbert, we reflect and honor her memory, as a cherished artist an...
05/06/2024

As yesterday was the celebration of life for Mary Lou Ferbert, we reflect and honor her memory, as a cherished artist and friend. Her vibrant spirit and creativity touched many lives, leaving a lasting impact on our hearts.
Gamma's Heart , 1995
lithograph on paper
5 x 5 in
2/8

Study for Gamma's Heart I, 1996
graphite on paper
5 x 5 in

Study for Gamma's Heart II, 1996
graphite on paper
5 x 5 in

Glass Block Hearts , 1996
lithograph on paper
paper size: 12 x 9.375 in
8/10

Heart and Scissors , 1996
lithograph on paper
paper size: 9 x 10.875 in
5/6

In celebration of Earth Day, we are delighted to showcase a selection of artworks that evoke appreciation and gratitude ...
04/22/2024

In celebration of Earth Day, we are delighted to showcase a selection of artworks that evoke appreciation and gratitude for our planet. We are also proud to implement sustainable practices in our framing studio, demonstrating our commitment to both art and environmental responsibility.

At Bonfoey Gallery, we celebrate the power of art to transcend boundaries, inspire creativity, and connect cultures. We ...
04/18/2024

At Bonfoey Gallery, we celebrate the power of art to transcend boundaries, inspire creativity, and connect cultures. We are a gallery that honors the wisdom of our history while leaning into the innovation and creativity of the future. ⁠
Join us tonight as the 52nd Annual CSU Student Art Show officially opens! The reception and award ceremony will be from 5 pm to 8 pm, and the exhibition of works will be open during business hours.⁠
While we dedicate space to this inspiring new talent, our ongoing collections by the artists we represent are still available for viewing and purchase. Whether you’re looking for the latest from your favorite artist or interested in exploring the works of tomorrow’s art stars, we have something for everyone!

This weekend, our city is buzzing with the energy and excitement of events for everyone! Whether it's the NCAA Women's F...
04/05/2024

This weekend, our city is buzzing with the energy and excitement of events for everyone! Whether it's the NCAA Women's Final Four, the 48th International Film Festival, or the Solar Eclipse, we are right in the heart of it all.

At Bonfoey Gallery, we're more than just a space for exquisite art; we're a vibrant part of our Cleveland community.

Our gallery isn't just about viewing art; it's about experiencing the soul and transformation of Cleveland. Where the spirit of our extraordinary city comes alive, reflecting its resilience and creativity.

Explore Cleveland's rich history, architectural marvels, and burgeoning art scene, including the unique collections and exhibitions at Bonfoey Gallery.

Click on the link to see our available Cleveland Art https://www.bonfoey.com/viewing-room/12-cleveland-art/

From April 16th to May 24th, Bonfoey Gallery is thrilled to host CSU’s 52nd Annual Student Art Show.⁠Immerse yourself in...
04/03/2024

From April 16th to May 24th, Bonfoey Gallery is thrilled to host CSU’s 52nd Annual Student Art Show.⁠
Immerse yourself in a vibrant collection promised to inspire and excite. Explore an array of art from CSU students, showcasing their incredible versatility and creativity through various mediums and styles.⁠
Bring your friends, family, and art enthusiasts alike to appreciate and support the future of art.⁠
Location: Bonfoey Gallery, 1710 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115⁠
Opening Reception: April 18th, 5 –8 PM⁠
Exhibit Duration: April 16th - May 24th

Our framing and restoration department have the specialized expertise and knowledge to give your item the display it des...
03/21/2024

Our framing and restoration department have the specialized expertise and knowledge to give your item the display it deserves! ⁠

-Sports memoribilia ⁠
-Custom mirrors⁠
-Lighting⁠
-Custom wooden, hand gilded nameplates or metal nameplates⁠
-Calligraphy for a special accent to your artwork or family memento⁠
-Special order display pedestals and plexiboxes

03/06/2024

A glance at what Bonfoey Gallery has to offer! Stop in or visit our website to learn more.

Cheers to the 216!  Today, we celebrate our vibrant city and its rich artistic spirit. From the shores of Lake Erie to t...
02/16/2024

Cheers to the 216! Today, we celebrate our vibrant city and its rich artistic spirit. From the shores of Lake Erie to the heart of downtown, Cleveland is bursting with creativity, culture, and community.
At Bonfoey Gallery, we're proud to be a part of this dynamic landscape, showcasing the incredible talent of local and national artists.
Join us in honoring by exploring the diverse array of artwork that embodies the essence of our beloved Cleveland!

Join us in celebrating the unique vision of Anita Dawson Bonfoey's featured artist for February.Anita's captivating work...
02/06/2024

Join us in celebrating the unique vision of Anita Dawson Bonfoey's featured artist for February.
Anita's captivating works blend classical techniques with contemporary themes. Each piece tells a story, inviting viewers into a world of vivid imagination and striking detail. Don't miss the chance to experience her artistry up close. Visit us and immerse yourself in the extraordinary creativity of Anita Dawson!

Helen LewisFinding Strength, 2023oil and cold wax on panel40 x 40 in
01/12/2024

Helen Lewis
Finding Strength, 2023
oil and cold wax on panel
40 x 40 in

Thank to everyone who has made our 130th Anniversary so special! We are so grateful to all of our customers through out ...
12/05/2023

Thank to everyone who has made our 130th Anniversary so special! We are so grateful to all of our customers through out the years. Please stop in and say 'Hello', see the exhibit carefully curated to pay homage to local artists through out the years. ⁠

Meet Stephen Pentak, our artist of the month for October!Stephen Pentak received his BA from Union College in New York, ...
10/20/2023

Meet Stephen Pentak, our artist of the month for October!

Stephen Pentak received his BA from Union College in New York, and his MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. He is Professor Emeritus of Art, and a past Associate Dean of the College of the Arts at Ohio State University. He has been the recipient of four Ohio Arts Council Fellowships and he has been a visiting resident artist at Delfina Studios in London, and Glasgow School of Art.

Check out more about Stephen and his work at https://www.bonfoey.com/artists/122-stephen-pentak/works/ !

Pictured Works:

2022 II.II, 24 x 40 in
2018 I.IV, 23 3/4 x 23 3/4 in
2018 V.III, 42 x 42 in
2010 3-1, 29 1/2 x 21 in

10/10/2023
Thank you to everyone who came to the opening of our 130th Anniversary Exhibition! We've extend our anniversary exhibiti...
10/10/2023

Thank you to everyone who came to the opening of our 130th Anniversary Exhibition! We've extend our anniversary exhibition to the end of the year - if you weren't able to make the opening, make sure to stop in!

Interested in learning more about our custom framing facilities? We'll be holding tours on November 18th from 11am-12pm and 12pm-1pm, guided by one of our esteemed sales staff. Check https://www.bonfoey.com/exhibitions/21-bonfoey-s-130th-anniversary-exhibition/overview/ to register!

Today's the day! Our 130th Anniversary Exhibition opens TODAY with a special opening anniversary party tonight from 5:00...
10/06/2023

Today's the day! Our 130th Anniversary Exhibition opens TODAY with a special opening anniversary party tonight from 5:00pm - 8:00pm - come celebrate with us! Check out https://www.bonfoey.com/exhibitions/21/overview/ for more information!

We're getting close to the opening party for Bonfoey's 130th Anniversary Exhibition on Friday, Oct. 6th!  Come see some ...
09/28/2023

We're getting close to the opening party for Bonfoey's 130th Anniversary Exhibition on Friday, Oct. 6th! Come see some of Bonfoey's best artists, such as Michael Zigmond, Dana Oldfather, Christopher Pekoc, Gary Bukovnik and many more!

Admission is free, but RSVP is preferred. Valet parking will be available the night, along with convenient parking lots near the gallery. Check out https://www.bonfoey.com/exhibitions/21-bonfoey-s-130th-anniversary-exhibition/overview/ for more information!

Pictured:
Michael Zigmond
Nasturtiums, 2023
44 x 48 in

Bonfoey Gallery is excited to present: Bonfoey's 130th Anniversary Exhibition October 6th - November 18TH ABOUT THE EXHIBITION The Bonfoey Gallery is pleased to present our 130th anniversary exhibition on October 6th , 2023, running through November 18th , 2023. This exhibition will be a retrospecti...

Looking for a good read?  Check out Peter Vertes' blog post "An Accidental Art Collector", where he talks about his view...
09/22/2023

Looking for a good read? Check out Peter Vertes' blog post "An Accidental Art Collector", where he talks about his views and experiences with art, art collecting, and the art world.

On Peter's blog, he writes a variety of topics such as art, pop culture, social issues, and much more - check it out at https://www.vertesverities.com/ !

Meet our Artist of the Month for September, Erik Neff!⁠"I never begin with a preconceived image. Quite often I begin wit...
09/19/2023

Meet our Artist of the Month for September, Erik Neff!⁠

"I never begin with a preconceived image. Quite often I begin with a series of marks or colored shapes that ultimately yield to an entirely different set of marks and shapes. This process is as mysterious as it is inefficient. Decisions about color, shape and thickness of paint or pressure of mark are in continuous flux until a kind of resonance of cumulative decisions and chance conveys some form of tension or evokes a kind of abstract narrative."

Check out more of Erik's work at https://www.bonfoey.com/artists/112-erik-neff/works/ !

Pictured Works:

Ladders, 72 x 66 in
Tidal II, 36 x 40 in
Break, 66 x 72 in
Fray, 23 x 30 in

Starting with humble beginnings, Bonfoey Gallery founder Asher Bonfoey’s framing career began with him creating a frame ...
09/18/2023

Starting with humble beginnings, Bonfoey Gallery founder Asher Bonfoey’s framing career began with him creating a frame to hold a valentine given to him by his wife, Della. With his work gaining recognition from their family and friends, the Bonfoeys moved their business from the basement of their home on Kenwood Drive and opened their first storefront on East 9th Street.

Bonfoey's special 130th anniversary exhibition will open on Friday, October 6th, with a special opening anniversary party starting at 5pm - check out https://www.bonfoey.com/exhibitions/21-bonfoey-s-130th-anniversary-exhibition/overview/ for more information!

Fine art, Custom Framing, Appraisals, and more - The Bonfoey Gallery is a fine art gallery that offers a wide variety of services and an inventory of 2000+ artworks from over 100 artists.

Happy Labor Day from the Bonfoey Gallery! We will be closing at 3pm on Friday, September 1st. We will also be closed fro...
08/31/2023

Happy Labor Day from the Bonfoey Gallery! We will be closing at 3pm on Friday, September 1st. We will also be closed from Saturday, September 2nd to Monday, September 4th - regular hours will resume Tuesday, September 5th. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

The Bonfoey Gallery has endured and served the Cleveland community for more than a century. To celebrate our longevity, ...
08/30/2023

The Bonfoey Gallery has endured and served the Cleveland community for more than a century. To celebrate our longevity, we are pleased to present our 130th anniversary exhibition on October 6th running through November 18th, 2023. This exhibition will be a retrospective of Cleveland artists who have shown with Bonfoey’s over its 130 year history. Artists such as Dana Oldfather, Laurence Channing, Chris Pekoc, Clara Deike, Abel Warshawsky, Viktor Schreckengost, Julian Stanczak, Joseph O’Sickey and others will be highlighted.

We invite you to join us as we celebrate with a special anniversary opening party on October 6th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

Today, the Bonfoey Gallery is one of the oldest art galleries in the country, actually predating the Cleveland Museum of Art. The gallery is a member of Cleveland’s 100 Year Club of businesses, along with other long-standing companies such as Sherwin-Williams and The Plain Dealer. True to its roots, the gallery offers the finest custom framing in the area, along with a variety of other services including appraisals, restoration, art consultation and installation. Under the leadership of co-gallery directors, Marcia Hall and Diane Schaffstein, the gallery continues to represent the quality works of the area’s finest regional artists.

Bonfoey’s 130th year anniversary exhibition will open on October 6th with a special anniversary party from 5pm to 8pm. We will also be giving tours of our custom framing facility on Saturday, November 18th, guided by our staff from 11-12pm and 12-1pm - please check out our website for information on how to RSVP for both of these events.

Check out https://www.bonfoey.com/exhibitions/21-bonfoey-s-130th-anniversary-exhibition/overview/ for information on our opening party, tours and the exhibition

Bonfoey Gallery is excited to present: Bonfoey's 130th Anniversary Exhibition October 6th - November 2nd ABOUT THE EXHIBITION The Bonfoey Gallery is pleased to present our 130th anniversary exhibition on October 6th , 2023, running through November 18th , 2023. This exhibition will be a retrospectiv...

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1710 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
44115

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm

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125 Years of Excellence

In the late 1800s, Asher D. Bonfoey arrived in Cleveland to play violin at the stately Euclid Avenue Opera House as a member of the prestigious Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra. Little did he realize that a side interest would lead to the founding of an art gallery that still bears his name today. As a violinist, Bonfoey undoubtedly appreciated how a quality piece of spruce or maple could be carved into something that was both lovely and useful. That appreciation may have inspired him to craft an elegant frame to better display a silhouette valentine he had given to his wife, Della. In very little time, Bonfoey was receiving requests from friends to create matting and frames of the same quality and beauty that had enhanced his wife’s gift.

In September 1893, the Bonfoeys officially opened an art and framing business to the public at the Mayer Marks Building on 268 Erie Street (currently East 9th). The company’s growing staff created beautiful hand-crafted frames and mats for the notable families of Cleveland, including John D. Rockefeller, who subsequently introduced Henry Ford to the Bonfoey Company.

Ten years later, a fire ended the Bonfoeys’ operations on Erie Street. They soon found a new location a block away—2069 East 4th Street. The fifth floor of the Buckeye Building (currently Ellastone) would house the Bonfoey Company for the next 60 years. In 1928, George Ransom Moore, a 21-year-old revenue accountant at Ohio Bell, joined the Bonfoeys. Bonfoey soon began grooming Moore to be his successor and started the young apprentice in the front office as a salesperson. Eventually, Moore was assigned to work in every area of the company, learning all aspects of the business, including how to create frames. Along the way, Moore learned that framing artwork was not the only service offered by the Bonfoey Company. One of his first projects was to line coffins with silk and velvet fabric. He would also see “exotic” items, including an Eskimo totem pole, a wedding gown complete with a veil, and a pair of pink bloomers framed by the company’s artisans.


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