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

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

[Sponsored Listing] The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium announce a call for artists for Wild About Art, a two-day art fair taking place Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8 for artists to display and sell their work. This unique show, set in the wild beauty of the number one Zoo in the nation, features local and regional artists with various mediums (does not have to be animal related) on display for thousands of Zoo visitors. This event will include entertainment; interactive activities; and, of course, animals!

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Deadline: 26 Apr 2021

Wild About Art is a unique opportunity because it’s located in beautiful Zoo grounds and immersed in over 72 acres of wild life, horticulture, and historical buildings. The Zoo will promote the event to their loyal membership base of over 55,000 people and 207,000+ Facebook followers. Visitors and staff love to support the art community and make sure artist participants feel safe and taken care of well.

About Toledo Zoo & Aquarium

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is a non-profit organization with the mission to have visitors and supporters enjoy, inspire, educate, and act with all they have to offer. The Zoo inspires guests to join in being advocates for wildlife and conserving the natural world by providing fun, awe inspiring, and educational experiences. By joining the Zoo, others help build a movement that cares for animals and values wildlife’s shared place in the world.

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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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.


Open Air Art Museum – Call For Artists

Open Air Art Museum – Call For Artists

The Inn at Honey Run is partnering with the Greater Columbus Arts Council to select up to three central Ohio artists to create outdoor installations for the Holmes County Open Air Art Museum.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Apr 2017

The Inn at Honey Run team is encouraging any artists in Franklin County and surrounding counties who are sculptors, designers, photographers, and imaginative thinkers to submit their ideas. The Open Air Art Museum is set on 56 acres of majestic landscape with lush forest and rolling hillsides on the Inn at Honey Run property. It showcases original works from local and regional artists of various backgrounds, mediums, and disciplines.

The applications will be reviewed by a panel from the Inn at Honey Run and the Arts Council. The panel will make its final selections by May 31.

Open Air Art Museum artist benefits

The Inn at Honey Run has allotted a budget of up to $30,000 for one to three artists.

In addition to financial compensation, past artists of the Open Air Art Museum have stated their time at The Inn creating installations as “life changing” due to the:

  • uniqueness of being able to bring art to life among nature,
  • escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life while being surrounded by art and nature, and
  • opportunity to encounter diverse guests of varying backgrounds who stay at The Inn at Honey Run every day.

Additionally, the Open Air Art Museum is the region’s only one of it’s kind. It is relatively new (grand opening in September 2015). Artists participating at this stage are a part of an extremely unique venture that will grow vastly in the coming years. They will be in the company of up and coming regional artists.

About the Inn at Honey Run

The Inn at Honey Run is an independently-owned boutique resort in Northeast Ohio. It provides luxury accommodations and fine dining to diverse guests from all over the country who have traveled the world.

For more information, contact promotions@innathoneyrun.com.


This Is Now – Call For Artists

ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists seeks artwork for This Is Now, the 6th exhibition in partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Carnegie Gallery at Main Library.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 24 Feb 2017

The exhibition will take place from May 11­­–June 24. It will be juried by Mabi Ponce de León, April Sunami, and Marshall Shorts.

This Is Now is an exhibition exploring issues of identity in 2017. In recent years, we have seen an expanding number of ways to identify each other and ourselves. Sometimes this has a positive effect. People can draw power from declaring an identity and use it to create a sense of solidarity and form strong communities. Other times, these identities divide people into warring tribes or are imposed on one group by another as a form of aggression. These multiplying categories can also be insufficient. Many people still find themselves outside of them. Rarely can any one category describe the full complexities of an individual.

What is your relationship to identity? Are you a proud member of a group, forging your own identity on new ground, or suspicious of the idea of categories and how they divide us? All of the above? Something else? ROY G BIV Gallery is looking for work addressing identity from artists of diverse races, genders, sexualities, religions, cultures, nationalities, ages, and classes.

Artists selected by our jurors for This Is Now will receive an opportunity to exhibit work at the recently remodeled Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Carnegie Gallery at Main Library. The exhibition will be in a busy public venue. There is the possibility of a monetary award in the form of a juror’s choice award awarded to a small subset of the exhibiting artists. Award is at the discretion of the three participating jurors. All of whom are notable figures in the Columbus arts’ community.

About ROY G BIV Gallery

ROY G BIV Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery located in the historic Short North Arts District in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1989, ROY G BIV is known for showcasing innovative contemporary art by emerging artists from around the world.

ROY G BIV’s programming enhances Central Ohio’s cultural landscape by exposing the public to current modes of art-making and thinking. Artists chosen to exhibit at ROY G BIV receive constructive criticism and educational feedback from the public, the artists’ peers, eminent jurors, and the press. Inclusion in a ROY G BIV exhibition is often the opportunity that an emerging artist needs to begin to court commercial gallery representation.

For more information, contact info@roygbivgallery.org.

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20th Annual Postcard Show – Call For Artists

The National Collage Society (NCS) is excited to announce the 20th Annual Postcard Show. All collages must be 4″ x 6″ in size. There is no jury for this exhibit.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 20 Mar 2017

The 20th Annual Postcard Show is an invitational exhibition only open to 2017 members of the National Collage Society, Inc. Become a member by paying the yearly $35 membership fee. All international collage artists are welcome to enter this exhibit. All entries must be original and have not been previously shown in any NCS exhibition. Entry must be a collage as defined by any artwork created with another layer glued onto the surface. The Chaffey Community Museum of Art has a 35% sales commission. All submissions of Collage Postcards are to be mounted, not matted, and centered on an 8” x 10” white mat board horizontal or vertical.

20th Annual Postcard Show artist benefits

Artists will benefit from being a participating member of the National Collage Society. This will give each artist the opportunity to enter the juried exhibit in the fall. The main annual national exhibit in the Fall has become so large in scope that many artists cannot be accepted. The jury selects an average of 20% from the total entries. For this NCS members postcard exhibit, 100% are accepted. This exhibition does not count toward Signature Member status. One awards judge will select several artists for a cash award. Merit certificates will be created for honorable mentions. The awards judge and amounts have not been determined as of yet. In previous years, awards have averaged $50 each.

20th Annual Postcard Show - Call For Artists

The goal of the National Collage Society is to foster the appreciation and interest in the recognized medium of collage. Collage has been identified and defined during the twentieth century. The NCS advances the stature of collage as a major art medium and assists in the public education through exhibits and workshops, lectures, and publications. NCS is supported by its members who pay $35.00 per year (a tax deductible donation to the art foundation, exempt under 501(c)3 classification with the I.R.S.). Memberships imply a dedication to our purpose as stated in the Articles of Incorporation.

For more information, contact info@nationalcollage.com.


7th Annual Juried Exhibition – Call For Artists

South Haven Center for the Arts announces a call for artists for their 7th Annual Juried Exhibition, Great Lake’s Best.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 26 Sept 2016

South Haven Center for the Arts wants to feature new works and showcase the talent of Great Lakes artists. Open to artists in the following states: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

There will be cash prizes for the 7th Annual Juried Exhibition based on the number of entries – the more people who enter, the more prize money. The juror will pick 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places and there will be a People’s Choice award for a 4th prize.

South Haven Center for the Arts is located along the waterfront of Lake Michigan. We serve the surrounding community and a large visitor population who come from all over the country for our beautiful beaches and nature trails.

For more information, contact info.shca@gmail.com.

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