Welcome to NOIS

Best of NOIS Show Opens Tonight

Best of NOIS opens tonight, September 6th at The Art Gallery in Willoughby, 6pm–9pm.

The show runs through September 27th. If you can’t make it for the opening, stop in before the 27th and check it out.

Lots of new, local art coming in for this one!

Fourth Wednesday NOIS Social

Wednesday, September 25th, at The Wild Goose in Willoughby, 6pm–9pm.

Please see the NOIS Calendar for additional updates.


And the Winning Team is— NOIS!

Congratulations to the NOIS team on wining this year’s Drawn & Quartered event.



Remaining Show Opportunities

The NOIS-related events are also on the NOIS Calendar page, but this is a list of  recent and upcoming shows/show possibilities at The Art Gallery in Willoughby for 2019. NOIS members are welcome to participate, if desired. Call the gallery at 440-946-8001 for more information.

  • Mixology, May 10th–June 8th, ended
  • Cityscapes, June 14–July 6th, ended
  • Intermingle, Jully 12th–August 3rd, ended
  • Zoo NOIS-es (follow-up to the Zoo Sketch Crawl), August 9th–August 31st, ended
  • Best of NOIS, September 6th–September 27th
  • Faces/Heads (name TBD), September 27th–October 25th
  • Holiday Music, November–December (dates TBD)

Show opportunities are listed here in case anyone is interested in participating.

The gallery’s summer classes are over, but there is still an opportunity to learn basic beading. Again, this is mentioned here in case anyone is interested. The twice-monthly watercolor class resumes September 18th. If interested, call the gallery at 440-946-8001. There may still be room.

  • Beading:
    Call 440-946-8001 to schedule a time to learn basic beading or other beading skill you always wanted to try.

State of the Organization

Updated March 6, 2019. 
All events that were listed below have been moved.
Please see the NOIS Calendar for more information.

Updated March 4, 2019. Updates are in red below.
We have a new NOIS Membership Application available on the Join NOIS page. Find it under How to Join.
We have a new NOIS Calendar page. Upcoming events are still listed below for now, but additional information has been added on the calendar page.

As you may have heard, NOIS is experiencing some growing pains.

It seemed our board had all but dissolved, but we are happy to report that we have found some enthusiastic, experienced volunteers, and together we believe we can make NOIS even better, while helping the organization move forward.

We will be announcing our full new board very shortly, but in the mean time, there are some things you all should be aware of.

Some Transitional Adjustments Were Needed

Due to some administrative changes, the deadline for dues this year will be June 1st, 2019.

Yearly dues for a professional individual are still $55 per year; however, for married couples joining/renewing, dues will be $100 per year. This new double-dues discount policy is retroactive to January 1st, 2019. If you are a married couple and you have already paid $110 (2 x $55), rest assured you will be refunded $10.

For 2019 and beyond, a member must be a full paid member at the beginning of the year, before the normal renewal deadline (but June 1st this year), in order to participate in the annual themed NOIS Show for the same year. The practice of paying dues just to be in the show is being abolished.

Because we are partnering with The Art Gallery in Willoughby, and because you are a NOIS member, you can expect more shows in which to participate this year.

Members not renewing will no longer have a portfolio on the NOIS website. If you decide not to renew, your portfolio page will be set aside and no longer publicly available. If you do stick around, this might be a good time to make sure your contact information is up to date so that prospective clients can reach you to inquire about illustration work. The URL to log in is:


Your old login credentials should still work. If not, use the Lost your password? feature. Your username should be FirstnameLastname (YOUR first name and last name) with no spaces. Downloading the NEW MEMBER GUIDE is strongly recommended. Some interface changes have occurred since the last guide was written.

The join/renewal form has been updated and is available. For the time being, we are returning to the practice of downloading the form and mailing it in. The online form will go away for now. Download the form from the Join NOIS page.

To make things easier, we have done away with the website calendar in its present form and replaced it with a calendar page. Members will be able to see events coming up in chronological order, and all of the details will be provided right there. Timely announcements will still be added to the home page when needed.

The new calendar page is now complete. The events below have been moved to the new page. The NOIS Calendar can be found on the navigation at top. When details are updated, expect an announcement on the home page, with a link to the NOIS Calendar page. This way, you will always have the latest information without wondering if anything has been added or changed. You will know right away!

2019 NOIS Events

Speaking of calendars, we have a tentative schedule for 2019 events and meetings. Again, some are tentative, and some just need more details, although the March events are solid. For more information, see the NOIS Calendar page.


The Northern Ohio Illustrator’s Society, Inc. (NOIS) is a non-profit business league

Mission Statement

We are a professional organization of illustrators committed to:

  • The continued support and promotion of excellence in the fine art of illustration.
  • The education and discussion of the creative, aesthetic, technical, business and ethical issues in the profession.
  • The mentoring and development of students and potential professionals.
  • The building of a professional community through socializing, communication and networking.
  • The increased awareness and use of Cleveland illustrators on a local and national level through gallery shows, brochures and contributions to the Northern Ohio Community.