2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition – Call For Artists

2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition – Call For Artists

Waterloo Arts invites all artists residing in the US and Canada to submit artwork for the 2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition. Artwork will be exhibited from June 2 – July 21, 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 9 Apr 2017

2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition is a unique opportunity for artists during the district’s largest community event. The Waterloo Arts Fest on June 24, 2017 welcomes more than 5,000 attendees.

Artists must be at least 18 years of age. Artist may submit up to three (3) pieces of original art in any two-dimensional or three-dimensional media. Time-based, electronic media, performance art, and installations will not be accepted. Work exceeding 36 inches in any dimension may be excluded due to space restrictions. Work may not exceed seventy pounds in weight. All work must have been executed within the last (5) five years and not been shown previously at Waterloo Arts. Entries must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition to be eligible for awards. Artists must grant permission for Waterloo Arts to use their images and information in promotional materials.

$30 non-refundable fee for up to three pieces.

Over $1,500 in 2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition cash prizes:

  • $500 – Best of Show
  • $250 – Second Best of Show
  • $100 – Honorable Mentions
  • $75 – Praxis Fiber Workshop Award for Outstanding Work in Fiber
  • $75 – Ceramic Brick + Design Outstanding Work in Ceramics
  • $75 – Sculpture Center Outstanding Work in Sculpture
  • $25 – Honorarium to all accepted artists

2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition - Call For Artists

About Waterloo Arts

Waterloo Arts is a nonprofit art center whose mission is to enrich the neighborhood culturally and economically by creating a stimulating arts environment through exhibits, performances, special events, and educational programming for people of all ages. In addition to orchestrating this festival, Waterloo Arts manages an art gallery, public art projects, a community arts center, and artist studios.

In 2002, the historic neighborhood of Collinwood was in a sad state of decline, with more vacancies than businesses along Waterloo Road. The ravages of the postindustrial era were still evident as the scourge of a new recession was taking hold. In the midst of this somber picture, the visionary artists and residents who founded Waterloo Arts were not deterred.

They looked past the dilapidated, boarded up buildings and saw the promise of a great urban neighborhood. There were many assets to build on from the fledgling music venue, the Beachland Ballroom, to the Slovenian sausage shops, miles of great beaches, and many artists living in Collinwood.

These visionaries gathered in coffee shops and around kitchen tables dreaming of a thriving arts community where young creatives could get their start and the older generation would still feel at home; innovative thought and individual expression would be nurtured; and artists would live, work, and contribute to a better quality of life for all Collinwood residents.

In the winter of 2002 an art show was held in a renovated storefront on Waterloo Road. Hundreds attended. The storefront was rented and Waterloo Arts was born. With seed money from The Cleveland Foundation’s Neighborhood Connections, educational arts programs followed. In 2004, a building was donated in the heart of what is now the Waterloo Arts and Entertainment District. It was renovated into an art center where Waterloo Arts now manages a highly regarded gallery showing artists; a café featuring live music and open mic nights; a large annex for educational programs and performance; resident artists; eight artists’ studios; Zoetic Walls, a public art program featuring regional and international artists; and the annual Waterloo Arts Fest, which engages the community in celebration of the many cultural assets of our region.

For more information, contact gallery@waterlooarts.org.

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