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.


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


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.


Behringer-Crawford Museum - freshART and silentART Auctions

Application Deadline July 30, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 4-8 pm, Drees Pavilion, Devou Park, Covington, KY. Auctions benefit the Behringer-Crawford Museum (BCM). 25 local artists will be invited to work en plein air in Covington’s Devou Park to create works for the event’s live auction. Application fee includes a ticket to the gala and an invitation to stand by finished works during the cocktail hour to meet guests. For the silentART auction, all forms of artwork including painting, sculpture, photography, pottery, woodworking, fabric art, glasswork, leather crafting and culinary arts accepted and will be available for bidding at the BCM September 2-16, and at the Drees Pavilion on the day of the event. An opening reception for silentART will take place at the museum from 5-7 pm on September 2, 2017.

Contact BCM Executive Director, Laurie Risch, at 859-491-4003 or lrisch@bcmuseum.org for application and details.


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.