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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.

Click here for the application / registration

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.


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.


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.

This Is Now - Call For Artists


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.

7th Annual Juried Exhibition


Eastern Regional Exhibition – Call for Artists

Oil Painters of America announces a call for artists for its annual Eastern Regional Exhibition of Representational Oil Paintings, to be held September 9 – October 8, 2016 at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 27 May 2016

Juror of Awards is renowned artist Charles Cox OPAM.

Eastern Regional Exhibition entry fee: $30 for the first entry, $15 for the second. Maximum Size Unframed: 720 square inches.

To enter, artists must reside in the eastern region of the U.S. or Canada and be a current member of OPA at an annual fee of $70. OPA is currently accepting 2016 member applications.

Approximately 9 awards will be given with a total value estimated at $11,500 including a $4,000 award for Best of Show.

Eastern Regional Exhibition

Dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art, Oil Painters of America’s primary mission is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by drawing attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition, and the appreciation of light.

For more information, contact Lpusch@oilpaintersofamerica.com.


60th Annual Arts in the Park – Call for Artists

The Port Clinton Artist Club is seeking artists to display and sell their original works at the 60th Annual Arts in the Park to be held on August 6 and 7, 2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Jul 2016

Thousands attend and view the works of 120 artists and crafters. The show has a 60 year tradition in Lakeview Park and overlooks Lake Erie in Port Clinton, Ohio.

The Port Clinton Artist Club are a group of artists whom are committed to supporting the creation and selling of art as well as training artists.

For more information, contact artsintheparkportclinton@gmail.com.

60th Annual Arts in the Park


14th Annual Pyramid Hill Art Fair – Call for Artists

The 14th Annual Pyramid Hill Art Fair at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum is looking for artists with hand crafted creations to show and sell.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Jun 2016

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum is set against a backdrop of our gorgeous rolling hills dotted with modern and contemporary monumental sculptures in Hamilton, Ohio.

There are 3000+ annual visitors to the Art Fair.

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum is a 300+ acre park featuring modern and contemporary monumental sculptures in a landscape of manicured meadows and natural forests. The park also features an Ancient Sculpture Museum featuring Greek, Roman, Etruscan, and Egyptian sculpture dating to 1550 B.C.

For more information, contact jbarton@pyramidhill.org.

14th Annual Pyramid Hill Art Fair


ArtWalk – Call for Artists

Destination Downtown Lancaster is looking for 2-D and 3-D visual artists for a juried show, ArtWalk, in Downtown Lancaster, Ohio.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 11 Mar 2016

The ArtWalk is organized by Destination Downtown Lancaster as part of the Lancaster Festival, Lancaster’s ten-day celebration of the arts, July 21st-July 30th. Our goal is to provide artists with a platform to share their talents and gifts to enrich the lives of the community members.

Artists are chosen by a jury to display their artwork in Downtown Lancaster businesses from July 22 through July 30, 2016. Community members are invited to visit all of the businesses to view the artwork.

No sales commission.

Destination Downtown Lancaster is a downtown revitalization group that uses the arts as a tool for revitalization.

For more information, contact leslee@destinationdowntownlancaster.com.



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