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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.

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

Evendale Fine Art Annual Exhibit 2018

Early Bird Deadline Friday, March 9, 2018
Final Deadline Friday, March 16, 2018

The Evendale Fine Art Exhibit will be held at the Evendale Recreation Center May 4 - 7, 2018. The Opening is Friday, May 4, 6 - 9 pm. The Evendale Cultural Arts Center is honored to celebrate the diverse talented artists living or working within a 50 mile radius of Evendale, warmly encouraging all artists 21 and over to participate in the Evendale Fine Art Exhibit. It will be juried by well-known local artist Jan Boone. Best of Show receives $500 and a one-person exhibit at the ECAC, Second prize is $350, Third prize is $200, and three Honorable Mention prizes are $50 each.

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33rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

Entry Deadline March 12, 2018

An ideal way to gain valuable exposure for your artwork and exhibit your talent to a wider international audience. Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, digital, printing, and mixed media are eligible. There is a $45 entry fee for up to 5 images, $5 for each additional image. Prizes valued at more than $70,000 include an exhibition in New York City, online/print promotion and cash prizes.

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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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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