Tuesday, January 9, 2018

2018 edition of 52 Weeks 52 Works


AGC has just released the 16th edition of 52 weeks 52 Works. The project began as a promotional item to showcase AGC’s design and print capabilities, and 16 years later it has become a much-anticipated annual publication.

The calendar showcases a new art piece every week, and all the artists are local. In the spring of the previous year AGC reaches out to a growing list of artists with a “Call for Submission”. “We have a client FTP for the proofing and transfer of design projects we are working on, but as soon as that call for submission is dropped our FTP becomes flooded with local artwork,” says Jeff Braun, Creative Director at AGC. “It’s always really exciting to see how the artists and the artwork has evolved year over year,” adds Candice Champion, Vice President at AGC and the primary contact for the artists.

·       Approximately 350 artists are contacted each spring
·       Around 125 submissions are received each year
·       52 artists are chosen for the calendar weeks, and another 15 are added to the “notes” pages in the back of the calendar
·       AGC distributes 1500 calendars to clients and prospects of their services: graphic design, commercial printing and mailing.
·       Each artist showcased receives two copies of the calendar.

“In November and December people start calling and asking if we plan on publishing the calendars and where they’ll be available for purchase,” says Ms. Champion. “The excitement people have for this calendar is really a testament to the great work of northeast Ohio artists.” And what about selling the calendars? “We’ve thought about selling them, but currently it’s still just a promotional piece (for the talents artist of northeast Ohio) and for our clients and prospects each year as a small token of our appreciation for their business” says Ms. Champion.


If you’re interested in seeing the artists who are showcased this year visit, www.agcthecreativeadvantage.com or call 216-661-2550. If Candice answers she may just offer to leave one at the reception desk for you to pick up.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2015 - 52 Weeks 52 Works - Calendar Featuring Cleveland+ Artists




“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.”  Auguste Rodin


Northeast Ohio is graced with a very talented group of artists; I’m beginning to wish there were more weeks in each calendar year so that we could properly represent every artist!

Each year it is necessary to whittle down the submissions to fewer than 75 pieces. We believe this collection is a group of talented professionals who’ve found their voice and can help inspire the younger artist as well as a few promising up-and-comers we hope to watch grow over the coming years.

The 13h publication of 52 Weeks 52 Works seeks to showcase the potential for future partnerships between Northeast Ohio’s creative community and the local business community.

We hope you enjoy the 13th edition of 52 Weeks 52 Works.



About the Publisher:
AGC, founded in 1967, is a print communication company, located in Cleveland, OH. We assist and partner with marketing, communication and development professionals to design, print and distribute materials to engage and interact with their constituents.

In 2002, we created this desk calendar called “52 Weeks 52 Works” to highlight our design and printing capabilities. We have been publishing this calendar ever since.

Please visit our Web site to learn more about our complete range of services.



Friday, January 3, 2014

2014 Edition 52 Weeks 52 Works Now Available!



The 2014 edition of 52 Weeks 52 Works, curated, designed, printed and distributed entirely by AGC The Creative Advantage, is now available.

We would like to thank all of the artists who submitted this year! Your talent and enthusiasm is the foundation of this beautiful calendar. It is no small task to whittle down hundreds of pieces entered to fewer then 80, and it is very difficult to omit some pieces. But we believe this collection is a group of talented professionals who’ve found their voice and can help inspire the younger artist, coupled with some promising "up-and-comers" we hope to watch grow over the coming years.

Through our unique efforts, AGC has remained committed to the renewable print medium just as these artists have remained committed to their creative talent.

The 12th publication of 52 Weeks 52 Works seeks to showcase two local assets: Northeast Ohio’s dynamic creative community and the myriad of marketing and print related services AGC provides to over 150 local businesses, non profit organizations and educational institutions.

We believe these commitments have the potential to make a difference in people’s lives.

We hope you enjoy the 12th edition of 52 Weeks 52 Works.

Thank you.
Candice

Candice C. Champion
Vice President
AGC The Creative Advantage
candicechampion@agcinc.org
216-661-2550

P.S. We are now accepting submissions for the 2015 edition of 52 Weeks 52 Works (Cleveland). Download the submission form now.

Monday, July 8, 2013

The 2014 edition of 52 Weeks 52 Works is in production! The deadline for submission is September 6, 2013 (Friday) We are amidst the production of the 12th annual 52 Weeks 52 Works desk calendar and we need your talent! Any artist living and working in NEO is eligible (nudity and explicit imagery are restricted). If you are interested or if you know any one who may be interested please forward this information along. You can download the 2014 submission form here. Upon completion of the calendar every participating artist will receive 2 copies along with your returned submission. You will see first hand the impressive results achieved when combining the versatility of eco-friendly print communication with the unique talent of NEO’s local artists. If interested, please download a submission form. Once you have completed the submission form please select "Save As" and rename the form with your first and last name. You may then upload your completed submission form and your art entry directly to our FTP Site, or contact me at CandiceChampion@agcinc.org or 216-661-2550. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL YOUR ART ENTRY. 52 Weeks 52 Works is Academy Graphic Communication’s (AGC) annual desk calendar highlighting the talent of Northeast Ohio area artists. The calendar has served as a stage for the creative community of Northeast Ohio for the past 11 years. AGC is a full-service, marketing and print communication firm in Cleveland, OH. We operate three comprehensive facilities: The Creative Advantage Design Studio, Sustainable Print Solutions, and Fulfillment Yields Interest. This calendar serves as our capabilities brochure and seeks to demonstrate the power of expressing ideas effectively through print and the myriad of collaborative opportunities available with Northeast Ohio’s creative community. The collections of past calendars have ranged from sculpture to painting, photography to ceramics, fiber to jewelry. 52 Weeks 52 Works is published entirely by Academy Graphic Communication. To view past issues of the calendar Don’t miss your opportunity to be included in the 12th edition!

Monday, December 31, 2012

When we view the submitted artwork we are always looking for an interesting idea, a voice, a moment, technical prowess, etc., but we are also interested in helping young, less established artists have faith in their talent. The secret to “doing what you love” or “never working a day in your life” is to believe in yourself, have faith in your dreams, keep working hard and never give up.

It is no small task to whittle down hundreds of pieces entered to fewer then 70, and it is very difficult to omit some pieces. But we believe this collection is a group of both talented professionals who’ve “stuck it out” and can help inspire the younger artist and promising up-and-comers we hope to watch grow over the coming years.

Through our unique efforts, AGC has stayed committed to the renewable print medium just as these artists have stayed committed to their creative talent. The 11th publication of 52 Weeks 52 Works seeks to showcase two local assets: Northeast Ohio’s dynamic creative community and the myriad of marketing and print related services AGC provides to over 150 local businesses, non profit organizations and educational institutions.

We believe these commitments have the potential to make a difference in people’s lives.

We hope you enjoy the 11th edition of 52 Weeks 52 Works.

Thank you. Candice C. Champion

Monday, August 13, 2012

Call for Artists - 52 Weeks 52 Works - 2013 edition

The 2013 edition of 52 Weeks 52 Works is in production!
The deadline for submission is October 1, 2012

We are amidst the production of the 11th annual 52 Weeks 52 Works desk calendar and we need your talent! Any artist living and working in NEO is eligible (nudity and explicit imagery are restricted). If you are interested or if you know any one who may be interested please forward this information along.

You can download the 2013 submission form here. Upon completion of the calendar every participating artist will receive 2 copies along with your returned submission. You will see first hand the impressive results achieved when combining the versatility of eco-friendly print communication with the unique talent of NEO’s local artists.

 If interested please download a submission form or contact me at CandiceChampion@agcinc.org or 216-661-2550. 52 Weeks 52 Works is Academy Graphic Communication’s (AGC) annual desk calendar highlighting the talent of Northeast Ohio area artists. The calendar has served as a stage for the creative community of Northeast Ohio for the past 10 years.

AGC is a full-service, marketing and print communication firm in Cleveland, OH. We operate three comprehensive facilities: The Creative Advantage Design Studio, Sustainable Print Solutions, and Fulfillment Yields Interest. This calendar serves as our capabilities brochure and seeks to demonstrate the power of expressing ideas effectively through print and the myriad of collaborative opportunities available with Northeast Ohio’s creative community.

The collections of past calendars have ranged from sculpture to painting, photography to ceramics, fiber to jewelry.

 52 Weeks 52 Works is published entirely by Academy Graphic Communication.

View past issues of the calendar here.

 Don’t miss your opportunity to be included in the 11th edition!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

52 Weeks 52 Works 2012 Calendar has been posted online



After much anticipation the 2012 52 Weeks 52 Works Desk Calendar is now posted to our website.

The 2013 submission form has also been posted to this page.

A special Thank You to all of north east Ohio's talented artists for helping make this a beautiful collection.