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.

Middletown Arts Festival

Application due by August 15, 2017

Very excited to welcome artists to the 4th Annual Middletown Arts Festival, they are still taking applications but booth space is going quickly. If you are interested in participating in this year's event, be sure to register ASAP.

Online application at

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

Deadline to Enter August 25, 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

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

Mail-in Registration Deadline — Sept 18, 2017, postmark
On-line Registration Deadline — Sept 19, 2017, midnight
Hand-Delivery Registration Deadline — Sept 19, 2017, 4 pm
On-site Registration - Sept 22 & 23, 2017

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept 21 - 23, 2017. The 2017 Mariemont Paint Out plein air competition awards total more than $4,000. 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, awards and sale.

Prospectus and Entry Form pdf