The Harris Stanton Gallery is now celebrating its 30th year of offering the finest original artwork to its international clientele. We opened in 1987 in Akron, Ohio and have been the premiere source for fine art in Summit County since then. In 2014 the gallery expanded north to open a second location in downtown Cleveland. We are excited to have the opportunity to expose our exclusive artists to an entire new audience in Cleveland, while continuing to exhibit our body of local, national and international art to our long time clients in Akron.
The gallery's eclectic collection ranges in style from traditional to abstract contemporary and includes paintings, drawings, original graphics, sculpture, glass, photography, ceramics and jewelry.
The gallery enjoys close ties with many International artists and dealers and the owner Meg Harris Stanton regularly travels to Europe to purchase artwork directly from them. We are an active and founding member of OADA (Ohio Art Dealers Association).
Meg Harris Stanton, (BA Smith College, MA Johns Hopkins University) started with the Evelyne Shaffer Gallery in 1988 as its director and became its owner in 1994. She changed the name to Harris Stanton Gallery in 1998. Her study of art history began in her high school years at Old Trail School and continued through her seven years (1982-1988) living abroad in London. Her commitment to the arts is evident through her active participation in the non-profit sector, including serving as a member of the Akron Art Museum Board of Trustees and her appointment to its Accessions Committee; the Board and Advisory Board of Cleveland Institute of Art; the Boards of Cleveland Arts Prize, and Ohio Ballet; and chairing a major fundraiser for the Cleveland Orchestra. She is also an active member of the Cleveland Print Club of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Ellie Kaiser earned her BA from Miami University in Art History and Arts Management, and her MA in Museum Studies from Cleveland State University. She began at Harris Stanton in 2010 as an intern, shortly after graduating from Miami. Since then she has held positions at HSG as Gallery Associate, Corporate Art Consultant and now as Gallery Director of our Cleveland location. She serves on the Executive Board for the Cleveland Museum of Art's young member's affiliate group, Column and Stripe as well as on the University Hospital Rainbow Babies and Children Associate Foundation Board.