In The News

Sherman pleased CAC extends the reach of arts funding in 2019

November 2018The Plain Dealer

The trustees of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) approves the distribution of over $12 million in grants to a record 282 Greater Cleveland arts organizations in 2019, 25 more than in 2018. Read the full story.

Sherman names Hanson as CAC's liaison in the search for a new executive director

September 2018 — Newest board member Gary Hanson serves as CAC’s liaison in the effort to search and present a candidate for the executive director position. Estimated board approval, Spring 2019. Read the full story.

Sherman elected to President, CAC, Board of Trustees

August 2018 — Charna Sherman transitions from Vice President to President of the Board of Trustees, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

Sherman re-appointed to CAC, Board of Trustees

June 2018 — Charna Sherman, who serves as President of the Board of Trustees for the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, has been re-appointed for the term April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2021. Article by Peter Krouse,; Article by Scott Suttell, Crain's Cleveland Business; Article at Cleveland Jewish News

The Ruby Shoes Fund proudly supports FRONT International installation

June 2018 — Ruby Shoes sponsored an extensively reviewed installation at FRONT International of a sculpture by acclaimed artist A. K. Burns titled The Dispossessed, after feminist Ursula K. LeGuin's 1974 novel of the same name, which in her words explores "the lines of gender." Article by Alex Greenberger, ARTnews; Article by Zack Hatfield, Artforum

Sherman, CAC trustee, wants money in the hands of artists

February 2018The Plain Dealer

"At some point, we have to move from process to actually helping artists in our community," states Sherman. Read the full story.

Sherman, CAC trustee, understands the need for a more equitable way to distribute grants to artists

December 2017The Plain Dealer

The Board of Trustees of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture met to approve its $14 million operating budget for 2018 and deal with other administrative matters. Read the full story.

Sherman elected to VP, CAC, Board of Trustees

April 2017 — Charna Sherman appointed to the position of Vice President of the Board of Trustees, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture for the term April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018.

Sherman advances diversity at CAC’s Annual public meeting and grant ceremony

November 2016 The Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture approves $14.5M in grants, and fields questions about proposed shift in individual artist grant program. Read the full story.

Sherman serves as executive producer of art installation of Melting American Dream at RNC

July 2016 — Over the 2016 RNC, Sherman served as the Executive Producer of an art installation by two Brooklyn artists, Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese, at The Transformer Station, whereby a 3,000-pound ice sculpture of The American Dream was melted down.

Sherman elected to FRONT International Board of Directors

Summer 2016 — FRONT International appoints Charna Sherman to serve on the Board of Directors. FRONT International: Cleveland Exhibition for Contemporary Art is a new large-scale, multi-venue, citywide contemporary art program that will take place in Cleveland every three years. FRONT is set to launch its first edition, An American City, in 2018.

Sherman Confirmed as Trustee of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Board

July 2016 — Cuyahoga County Council confirmed County Executive Armond Budish’s nomination of Charna Sherman to serve on the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Board of Trustees for a three-year term.

CAC Board funds free public Cleveland Orchestra concert

April 2016The Plain Dealer

The board of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture voted to spend $175,000 to fund a free public concert by the Cleveland Orchestra in Public Square. Read the full story.

Sherman defends Moses in Mock Trial

April 2016 — Charna E. Sherman recently secured the acquittal of Moses in The People vs. Moses, A Mock Trial at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Moot Court room. The People were represented by the former US Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, who charged Moses with aiding and abetting the murder of the first born of Egypt. Read the reviews. Follow on Facebook.

The Ruby Shoes Fund proudly supports the Cleveland Institute of Art Spring Exhibition: Women to Watch - Ohio.

Spring 2015 — The Ruby Shoes Fund supported CIA’s Community Works series, shining a spotlight on Women to Watch - Ohio. The Women to Watch Exhibition was on display at The Reinberger Galleries April 2 - May 2, 2015, and received rave reviews. The Cleveland Institute of Art, in collaboration with the NMWA, hosted this first-ever Ohio exhibition. The NMWA is the only museum in the country dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of women artists through exhibitions, acquisitions, educational initiatives and archival research. Charna E. Sherman was a board member of the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Sherman helps rising talent reach the "white lights" of Broadway

December 2013 — In celebration of a milestone, Sherman arranged in April for a small troupe of talented “Broadway wannabes” to put on a reading of a new original play for Cleveland investors. In a dream come true, the show's opening in December met with rave reviews from the New York Times. Read reviews.

Sherman co-chairs Leadership Cleveland event

November 14, 2013 — Charna E. Sherman Law Offices Co., LPA sponsored the LC12—Raising the Bar (Leadership Cleveland, Class of 2012) quarterly meeting, an evening featuring the Cleveland Institute of Art's Reinberger Galleries CIA alumnus Richard Anuszkiewicz, one of the giants of 20th-century American art.

"Charleaders" cheer on Cleveland Public Theater and the Gordon Square Arts District

October 10, 2013 — Charna Sherman and Char Fowler invited over 75 women leaders from across the community to join them as “Charleaders” for the incredible work underway at the Cleveland Public Theater and the Gordon Square Arts District (GSAD) on the advancement of women and girls in the theatre. Click here to see photos from the event or connect on the GSAD Facebook Page.

Sherman Featured in "The Road to Independence: 101 Women's Journeys to Starting Their Own Law Firms"

July 2011Published by American Bar Association

In this first-ever publication, The Road to Independence: 101 Women's Journeys to Starting Their Own Law Firm, the ABA turned to 101 women among the nation’s most successful lawyers to recount their experiences and insights in creating law firms of their own, either as a solo practitioner or with others, over multiple decades. The book was published in July 2011 by the ABA's select Commission on Women in the Profession, and has received much acclaim.