Cincinnati Art Club & Wessel Gallery, 1021 Parkside Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513‑241‑4591

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.

Call to Artists! Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden 3rd Annual Art Auction

Donation Deadline before June, 2017

Art Auction proceeds to benefit Orangutan Conservation. Donations sought in mixed media, paint or sculpture of animal-themed pieces. In exchange for donating a piece, artists will receive recognition/exposure to a potentially new market and free admission to the event.

If interested, contact Wendy at

East Row Garden - Plein Air Painting Event

June 3 - 4, 2017, 10 am to 4 pm

Artists are invited to paint along the tree-lined streets of Newport’s East Row Historic District during the 2017 Garden Walk as visitors (typically 700-900) walk the streets on a tour of 8-10 private gardens. Passes are necessary to visit the gardens and free passes are available to artists who paint along the streets.

To register or for information or questions about painting along the walk, contact Chris Comte at or call 859-802-8514.

2017 Art Kudos Juried Competition - $4,500 in cash awards

Deadline June 30, 2017

Art Kudos is an annual juried competition. Artists selected as finalists participate in an online-only exhibition and have the opportunity to win cash awards. Open to all artists 18 or older. Eligible media include: acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, drawings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber art, and mixed media. Media not accepted: video/film, wearable art. $35 for 3 images. 2017 Awards Judge: Mike Calway-Fagen is an artist, writer, and curator based in Athens, GA where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Georgia.

Art Comes Alive (ACA) - Fine Art Contest & Exhibit

Deadline to Enter: July 21, 2017 at 11: 59 pm

ADC, Art Design Consultants, Inc. proudly sponsors Art Comes Alive (ACA), an annual fine art contest and exhibit that awards the brightest and best artists working in North America in a variety of categories. It is a great opportunity for artists to be acknowledged for their talents, gain exposure and win purchase awards and gallery contracts.

Enter online at ACA 2017 Entry

Commission Opportunity - Western and Southern Open

Respond before August, 2017

USTA/Midwest Tennis and Education Foundation holding 25th anniversary celebratory event in Cincinnati in August 2017 during the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament in Mason, Ohio. Searching for artist to be paid a commission for the completion of a drawing, painting or sculpture during the auction to be auctioned at the event which attracts over 200 attendees from throughout the Midwest.

If interested, contact Joy Albi, Executive VP USTA/Midwest Tennis and Education Foundation at 513-403-1860.

Richeson75 International Art Competitions

Still Life & Floral Deadline March 1, 2017
Figure/ Portrait Deadline August 28, 2017
Animals, Birds & Wildlife Deadline October 31, 2017

Large cash prizes and generous prizes of Richeson art studio furniture and materials for each contest cycle. Only online submissions are accepted. Entry form must be filled out and files uploaded. Artists may enter up to 6 works. A maximum of 3 artworks per artist can be selected as finalists. Please see the prospectus for each show for specific rules and details.

Entry Information

2017 Mariemont Paint Out

Friday & Saturday, September 22 & 23, 2017 - Registration info coming soon

It all starts with the Woman's Art Club Cutural Center, The Barn, with two days of painting followed by a wet-paint exhibition, reception and sale Saturday evening. Sunday will provide an additional opportunity for viewing or purchasing art.