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Small Format Exhibit (Akron, OH) – Call For Collage Artists

Small Format Exhibit (Akron, OH) – Call For Collage Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The National Collage Society (NCS) is excited to announce a call for artists for the Annual Small Format Exhibit. This year’s exhibit will take place at Summit Artspace in Akron, Ohio.

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Enter by: 23 Mar 2022

For this NCS members postcard exhibit, 100% are accepted. This is a member show, anyone who is a member and enters will be in the show. This exhibition does not count toward your Signature Member status. This exhibit gives each participating member an opportunity to display one collage.

All collages must be 4″ x 6″ in size. All submissions of collage postcards are to be mounted, not matted, and centered on an 8” x 10” white mat board horizontal or vertical.

There is no jury for the Small Format Exhibit and one awards judge. Cash awards and merit certificates will be selected by the awards judge.

About National Collage Society

The National Collage Society is a not for profit art organization created in 1985. For the past 36 years, the NCS has fostered collage as a medium. The goal of the National Collage Society is to cultivate the appreciation and interest in the recognized medium of collage. Collage has only been identified and defined during the twentieth century. NCS advances the stature of collage as a major art medium and assists in the public education through exhibits, workshops, lectures, and publications.

For more information, contact info@nationalcollage.com.


Wild About Art (Toledo, OH) – Call For Artists

Wild About Art (Toledo, OH) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Toledo Zoo is seeking creative artists and skilled makers to take part in Wild About Art, their two-day art fair. This unique show, set in the wild beauty of a nationally renowned zoo, features local and regional artists with various mediums on display for thousands of zoo visitors.

This event will include live entertainment, activities, and, of course, animals! Mediums permitted: ceramics, drawing, painting, glass, jewelry, mixed media, metal working, photography, printmaking/graphics, sculpture, textiles, and wood. Work does not have to be animal related.

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Enter by: 25 Apr 2022

Artists will be set up around the beautiful Toledo Zoo grounds and animals and be exposed to a diverse audience of animal and art lovers. Wild About Art will be promoted to a huge, loyal membership base of over 70,000 households and over 240,000 Facebook followers. Staff and volunteers assisting with the event are top notch. They bend over backwards to make sure artists feel welcome and taken care of. Artist amenities include:

  • free parking, zoo admission, and electricity
  • air-conditioned artist lounge with complimentary beverages and snacks
  • volunteer booth sitters available up to 15 minutes
  • volunteers on hand to assist with set up and tear down
  • 24-hour security
  • estimated over 10,000 visitors for the weekend

About Toledo Zoo

The Toledo Zoo has been around for more than a hundred years. It is home to more than 10,000 individual animals representing over 720 species. In an effort to save endangered wildlife, they participate in more than 80 Species Survival Plans that ensure healthy, genetically diverse zoo populations. Travel around the world from the tropics to Greenland, ocean to sky, and desert to rainforest in one zoo visit. Animals take part in the art fair by creating their own works of art – a huge attendance driver for the event.

For more information, contact artfair@toledozoo.org.


Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition 2020 (Cleveland, OH) – Call For Artists

Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition 2020 (Cleveland, OH) – Call For Artists

Waterloo Arts invites all artists residing in the US or Canada to submit artwork for the Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition 2020. This is an opportunity for artists to exhibit work in Cleveland, Ohio. As in previous years, the Juried Exhibition will take place in three locations in the Waterloo Arts District: Waterloo Arts Gallery, Praxis Fiber Workshop, and Brick Ceramic + Design.

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Deadline: 5 Apr 2020

This is the sixth year Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition has coincided with the Waterloo Arts Fest and the fourth year that accepted work will be exhibited in three different spaces on Waterloo Road. As in past years, Waterloo Arts will also offer a small stipend to all accepted artists to help defray costs associated with entry and shipping.

Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition 2020 Benefits

Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition has featured hundreds of artists from over 40 states and Canada. Over $2,000 in cash will be awarded, including media prizes and a feature article in CAN Journal. Artists will receive exposure during the district’s largest community event, The Waterloo Arts Fest, welcoming more than 5,000 attendees. Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition 2020 will be exhibited in three different spaces on Waterloo Road.

Past jurors include curators and preparators from the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Akron Museum of Art, Canton Art Museum, Kent State University Galleries, Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, and Christie’s Auction House.

About Waterloo Arts

Waterloo Arts is a 501(c)3 whose mission is to enrich the neighborhood culturally and economically by creating a stimulating arts environment through quality exhibits, performances, special events, and educational programming for people of all ages.

Waterloo Arts strives to be a creative hub for the presentation and exploration of thought-provoking art and design. They advocate for a neighborhood where artists live and work and their contribution is regarded as vital to the health of a community. They look forward to a neighborhood where creativity is nurtured in every child and artistic expression is a part of our everyday lives.

For more information, contact gallery@waterlooarts.org.

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37th Bradley International Print And Drawing Exhibition – Call For Artists

37th Bradley International Print And Drawing Exhibition – Call For Artists

Bradley University Galleries announces a call for artist for the 37th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, the second-longest running juried print and drawing competition in the country. Every two years it features the best contemporary graphic artwork from around the globe. This year’s exhibition will be held at seven prominent Peoria, Illinois Galleries, The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Prairie Center of the Arts, Studios on Sheridan, Illinois Central College, Peoria Art Guild, and on campus at Bradley University at Heuser Art Gallery and Hartmann Center Gallery.

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Deadline: 11 Jan 2019

Any artist 18 years of age or older is encouraged to submit original prints or drawings produced within the last three years (2015-2018). Experimental techniques are encouraged. Open to all graphic media. The entry fee is $10 per artwork entered, non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited.

37th Bradley International Print And Drawing Exhibition Artist Benefits

The 37th Bradley International exhibition has three major cash awards that will be selected by the juror Janet Ballweg. Ballweg is currently a Professor of Creative Arts Excellence and the head of the Printmaking program at Bowling Green State University in northwest Ohio. 1st Place – $3,000, 2nd Place – $1,750, 3rd Place – $750. In addition, purchase awards will be made by the University.

This opportunity will showcase involved artists through their work’s display at seven Peoria partner gallery locations and through the PR efforts of each involved gallery. The public relation efforts include physical mailers, email blasts to members, and social media initiatives. All artists names will be posted and published online on the gallery website.

About Bradley University Galleries

The Gallery Program at Bradley University is designed to create a challenging environment that stimulates discourse among students, faculty, staff, and the public as they explore the range of ideas addressed in contemporary art. The gallery program at Bradley University serves the Peoria and Central Illinois region. There are three formal exhibition spaces, one in the Heuser Art Center where the art department is located, one in the Hartmann Center where the theatre department is housed, and a student project space located on the 2nd floor of the Heuser Art Center building.

In addition, every year the Department of Art and Design brings to campus a roster of internationally renowned artists, designers, and critics through the Visual Voices Professional Lecture Series, who address the full spectrum of art disciplines. Visiting artists make a public presentation as well as lead workshops, visit classes, and meet with students in their studios.

For more information, contact ezellefrow@bradley.edu.

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November – December 2018 Exhibition – Call For Artists

November – December 2018 Exhibition – Call For Artists

The Dayton Society of Artists is pleased to announce an Open Call for November -December 2018 Exhibition slot. Artists and curators are invited to submit their work for consideration.

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Deadline: 30 Sept 2018

All artwork submitted must be ready to hang or install. Works on paper may be framed and wired. Works on paper can be hung with bull clips. The DSA has plaster and lath walls and uses a hook and rod hanging system. Works that are 12-16 pounds or less may be hung with 3M Velcro Strips. These strips are placed directly onto the works or the frame. Tape can be placed on directly to the artworks so the 3M Velcro Strips adheres to this. The DSA is open to creative installation solutions. The DSA has two flat screen TVs availalbe. Artists working in new media, film, or video may be required to use your own equipment for exhibitions. Artists are responsible for shipping and delivery of work both ways.

November – December 2018 Exhibition Artist Benefits

Chosen artists get full publicity on our website, social media, and in our gallery. As a non-profit gallery, art works are sold on behalf of artists commission free. The Dayton Society of Artists supports artists and believe that they deserve all of their asking price. The $25 fee goes towards fairly paying jurors for their work. The Society partners with local art organizations in community events and has regular gallery hours for patrons to visit. They are well established in the Dayton, OH community and have been an active gallery since 1938.

About The Dayton Society of Artists

The mission of the Dayton Society of Artists is to connect, support, and educate artists and the community. Founded in 1938 The Dayton Society of Artists aims to engage and support the Dayton community by providing artists of all levels with access to art education, exhibition opportunities, and professional development. They enrich the people of Miami Valley through high-quality exhibitions and programming. A non-profit organization, they seek to benefit the community by sharing resources to create an interest in the visual arts and expand knowledge in this area.

The exhibition calendar includes seven exhibitions a year that are free and open to the public. Opening receptions are on the first Friday of the month. They are located in the historic neighborhood of Saint Anne’s Hill at 48 High Street in Dayton, OH.

For more information, contact director@daytondsa.org.


Art Comes Alive 2018 – Call For Artists

Art Comes Alive 2018 – Call For Artists

Art Design Consultants (ADC) invites artists to apply to Art Comes Alive 2018. There is a diverse panel of jurors. Jurors will cast their votes for the top artists who will be showcased in a final exhibit in Cincinnati.

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Deadline: 10 Aug 2018

The top 150 finalists will be showcased in a two-month long gallery exhibit. ADC awards over $300,000 to artists in a variety of categories including purchase awards, gallery contracts, publishing contracts, solo shows, and cash prizes.

About Art Design Consultants

For over twenty five years, Art Design Consultants has been dedicated to showcasing and selling the best local, regional, and national artists’ works. These artists have been placed in some of the most prestigious corporate and private collections in the country. Art Design Consultants’ mission is to help artists be more successful, introducing their work to a new audience of collectors, gallerists, and professional art buyers.

For more information, contact tanya@adcfineart.com.

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German Village Art Crawl 2018 – Call For Artists

German Village Art Crawl 2018 – Call For Artists

The German Village Business Community announces a call for artists for the German Village Art Crawl 2018. Art Crawl pairs the charm of German Village with the finest artists of Columbus, Ohio. 

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Deadline: 25 Apr 2018

Application fee: $40; Booth fee: $100/150

The unique fabric of German Village, including its businesses and restaurants, rich art tradition, and historical beauty will be blended together on Macon Alley for one magical summer evening on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Exhibiting artists will be complemented by live music, special performances, artist demonstrations, local craft beer, and food.

German Village Art Crawl 2018 artists will be assigned to a garage or tent shared with one or more artists. Each accepted registration will receive admission to the German Village Art Crawl, beverage tokens, and a meal provided by one of our sponsors. Pre-event promotion includes individual biographies with examples of the artist’s work on the German Village Society website and distributed to patrons.

The event will be juried in early May and if selected a $100/150 fee will be required to participate. Event will be juried by Sharon Weiss, Ed Gately, and Joan Selle Zeller in early May.

Artists will receive 100% of the proceeds from the sale of their artwork.

About German Village Business Community

German Village is a historic neighborhood just south of downtown Columbus, Ohio. Initially platted in 1814 in Columbus’s South End, the German Village area primarily developed between 1840 and 1914. It was settled largely by German immigrants in the mid 1800s. German descendants at one time comprised as much as a third of the population of the entire city of Columbus.

For more information, contact germanvillageartcrawl@gmail.com.


Momentum Juried Competition – Call For Artists

Momentum Juried Competition – Call For Artists

The Arts Commission announces a call for artists working in glass, glass related materials, or materials referencing glass. Submit work for a the Momentum juried competition, taking place in downtown Toledo, Ohio.

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Deadline: 17 Jul 2017

With a deep background in commercial production and the birthplace of the studio glass movement, Toledo has served as a nexus between art, industry, and innovation through its historical connection to the material of glass. Momentum seeks work that celebrates this unique narrative and evolves from it.

The competition is presented by The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo in conjunction with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, ProMedica Health System, and Toledo’s philanthropic community. It is part of Momentum, a three-day festival of music and art in the city’s downtown with a focus on the revitalizing waterfront. The goal of the event is to celebrate Toledo’s rich artistic history, its promising and evolving forward trajectory, and to draw thousands to the city.

The Momentum juried competition gathers original creations in glass from the Toledo area and the nation. It will take place September 8 – October 14, 2017, with an opening reception. Up to $10,000 in prizes will be awarded on September 16, 2017. The jurors are Michael Killoren, CEO of Morean Arts Center; Jennifer-Navva Milliken, New York based independent curator and writer; and Raul Paredes, Director of New Product Development and Design at Owens-Illinois.

Momentum Juried Competition jurors will be selecting entries that exemplify

  • Experimental or interdisciplinary works using glass as a material in the spirit of the innovative technological developments in Toledo’s glass industry.
  • Artworks utilizing glass that connects to industrial glass processes or utilizes industrially produced glass materials.
  • Artworks informed by one’s personal affiliation or history with the Toledo area.

In keeping with The Arts Commission’s mission to support artists, those who participate are eligible for prizes up to $10,000.

About The Arts Commission

Since 1959, The Arts Commission has provided quality arts programming and services to the metropolitan Toledo area. The Arts Commission is the longest-standing arts commission in the state of Ohio. Since 1977, The Arts Commission has managed the City of Toledo’s 1% for Art ordinance. The ordinance is first public art program of its kind in Ohio and the inspiration for the state’s own program. The Arts Commission works to build a creative and cultural community in Toledo, inspire vibrancy in our neighborhoods, and to celebrate life through art.

The Arts Commission supports, promotes, and connects visual, performing, and literary artists, as well as arts organizations and businesses. Through innovative programming, public art, artist services, inclusive youth programs, and community events, they aim to inspire a vibrant community in Toledo.

For more information, contact cphelps@theartscommission.org.