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Call For Artists - Active Calls for Entry

The following call for entry opportunities are provided as information only. The Cincinnati Art Club does not sponsor, endorse or recommend any of the following unless specifically stated. Please research each opportunity thoroughly before participating. To submit information, email listing to Webmaster.

Also see the Plein Air Schedule web page for additional painting opportunities.

52nd Annual Hyde Park Square Art Show

Entry Deadline March 30, 2018

Accepting applications for art exhibitors to display and sell their work in one of the area’s finest juried art shows. Applicants prejudged in April and those accepted into the October show will be notified by mail. Application form and entrance fee due by March 31, 2018. Hyde Park Square Art Show is Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10 am – 5 pm.

Information and Application

Making Your Mark on Moreland - Call For Artists

Deadline for Entries March 30, 2018

Seeking a creative vision for neighborhood gateways and historical markers for the city of Shaker Heights, Ohio. The Call for Artists is open to all artists, architects, landscape architects, design students, and design professionals. The City is looking for a palette of designs that could include public art, structural elements, landscaping, signage, or any landmark feature or element that would help orient people and identify the City and neighborhood entrances.

Information and Entry Form

18th Annual Art in the Garden

Appliation Deadline April 1, 2018

The Augusta Art Guild invites you to be a part of this premier event features local and regional artists exhibiting along the banks of the Ohio River in beautiful Augusta, Kentucky. This year’s Art in the Garden (AITG) will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10 am till 5 pm. The juried show with $200 awarded to the Best of Show showcases exceptional art and artists. The AITG also presents live music, local food and wine, and children’s activities.

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Ode to Degas - National Juried Exhibition

Entries Due April 9, 2018

The Coburn Gallery exhibition, May 18 – June 17, 2018, Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio calls for a diverse collection of work that exemplifies the concepts and exploration of movement, much like Edgar Degas with his study of dancers. Open to works created and constructed of any type of medium. Awards to include Best of Show $800 cash award and three Honorable Mention awards. Two entries for $20 allowed per artist. Entries must be submitted in CD format.

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Exhibition 280 - Juried Art Competition for all types of media

Entry must be submitted by April 15, 2018

Huntington Museum of Art in Huntington, West Virginia sponsors Exhibition 280. Three $2,000 cash awards and a purchase award to be awarded. Open to artists 18 years and older who reside in West Virginia and all the states that border West Virginia which includes Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Artists may submit a maximum of three works. Entries must be of original design and personal execution and created in the past three years. Exhibition date July 14 through September 16, 2018.

13th Annual Art Affaire

Application Deadline April 20, 2018

Art Affaire is a juried, outdoor art and fine craft show held on Main Street in historic Milford, Ohio, Saturday, September 22, 2018, 11 am to 5 pm. The event is open to any artist meeting the stated criteria and application deadline. Awards to recognize artists at this year’s event will include $500 Best of Show, $300 First Place, $200 Second Place, $100 Honorable Mention, $100 best new artist and $100 best local artist.

Details and Application

2018 Art Affaire - Poster Image Competition

Entry Deadline April 30, 2018 by 5 pm EST

Selected design will become the official representation (image) for Art Affaire 2018 and the winning artist will receive $1000 as well as recognition through various Art Affaire marketing initiatives. In its 13th year, Art Affaire is a juried art and fine craft event held on Main Street in historic Milford, Ohio. This year’s event is September 22, 2018.

Entry Form and Specifications

Richeson75 International Art Competitions 2018

Still Life & Floral Deadline March 1, 2018
Landscape Deadline May 1, 2018
Figure/ Portrait Deadline August 27, 2018
Animals, Birds & Wildlife Deadline October 29, 2018

The Richeson75 competitions offer a venue in which established and emerging artists may show their latest, best work to a wide and appreciative audience. There are 75 finalists for each regular contest. Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. underwrites large cash prizes for Best-In-Show and generous prizes of Richeson art studio furniture and materials for each contest cycle. Please see the prospectus for each show for specific rules and details.

Entry Information

2018 Mariemont Paint Out

Registration Deadlines to be announced

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 27 - 30, 2018. The Mariemont Paint Out plein air competition awards total more than $4,000. It all starts and ends at the Woman's Art Club Cutural Center, The Barn, with two days of painting followed by a wet-paint exhibition, reception, awards and sale.