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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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