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 Wendy.Rice@cincinnatizoo.org
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 email@example.com or call 859-802-8514.
Painted Pets - Petcasso 2017, benefiting Pets In Need
Entry Deadline Friday, May 12, 2017
The ‘Painted Pets’ are dog and cat forms transformed into one-of-a-kind works of art by professional artists (just think "Big Pig Gig" on a smaller scale). The finished pieces will be on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum and other venues around the city prior to being displayed at the Petcasso event. The 2017 Petcasso event, including the Painted Pet auction, will benefit Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati. The fourth annual Petcasso fundraiser will be held at The Center on Saturday evening, November 18, 2017.
Email PetcassoCincinnati@gmail or call Ann Hill at 513-470-0991 with any questions.
Artist Application and Information
Milford Paintout & Wet Paint Sale - Saturday, May 13, 2017
Artists must register by April 20, 2017
Row House Gallery and Historic Milford Association proudly present this FREE event. Artists can choose any topic within a 10-mile radius of Main Street, Milford, OH 45150 and may start painting anytime on Saturday, May 13. The wet-paint sale will be held on the sidewalks in front of participating businesses, 5:00 pm through 7:30 pm. Artists retain 100% of any sale.
For Information or to Register, email Nancy Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Art Affaire
Application Deadline April 20, 2017
The Greater Milford Area Historical Society (GMAHS) is accepting applications for the 12th Annual Art Affaire to be held September 23, 2017 in historic Milford, Ohio. The show is juried and will accommodate up to 115 artists. 2016 show attendance was estimated at 8,000+.
Information and Application
Inquiries to Mary Ward at email@example.com
Lubeznik Center for the Arts - National Juried Exhibition "Home"
Entry Deadline April 17, 2017
Artists are invited to explore the concept of home in all media and a variety of interpretations of the theme such as shelter, family, immigration, homelessness, nostalgia, architecture, domesticity and the home planet we all share, Earth. Selected artists will be exhibited at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City, IN, 60 miles East of Chicago. From the artists selected, two will be chosen for a future exhibition at the Lubeznik Center.
For Information or To Apply
2017 Art Affaire - Poster Image Competition
Entry Deadline April 10, 2017 at 5 pm EST
The poster image contest will result in a promotional graphic that will be used to help increase awareness for Art Affaire and the City of Milford, thereby growing the event in terms of participating artists and visitors and create a marketing piece(s) that will become an integral part of the event’s promotional program. Art Bridges History is the theme of Art Affaire and also the theme for the image contest. Art has always been a way to depict historical relevance, desire an image that is artistic in nature but “ties together” or bridges the local history of the greater Milford area.
Information and Entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
48th Hamilton Current Local Art Competition
Accepting Artwork on March 30, 31 and April 1, 2017
$1000 in cash prizes to be awarded. Selected artwork will be on view in the Fitton Center for Creative Arts galleries, April 29 through July 7, opening event April 29, Saturday 5 pm - 7 pm.
Download Entry Form
For more information, contact Cathy Mayhugh at email@example.com or 513-863-8873 x122.
51st Annual Hyde Park Square Art Show
Entry Deadline March 31, 2017
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 $130 entrance fee due by March 31, 2017. Hyde Park Square Art Show is Sunday, October 1, 2017, 10 am – 5:00 pm.
Art Show Application
Evendale Fine Arts Exhibit - May 5-8, 2017
Deadline March 17, 2017
This event is sponsored by the Village of Evendale and the Evendale Cultural Arts Center. The Exhibit is held at the Evendale Recreation Center. 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. For help preparing digital files, contact Susan Gordy at 513-563-1350.
Information and Application at CallForEntry.org
Wyoming Art Show 2017
Application Deadline March 6, 2017, Midnight EST
The 32nd Annual Wyoming Art Show is one of Southwestern Ohio/Greater Cincinnati’s premiere juried Art Show and Competitions, held the 3rd Sunday in May along the tree-lined streets of historic Wyoming, Ohio. The Wyoming Art Show has attracted the finest artists from over seven states and has become a destination for the sophisticated art buying public in the greater Cincinnati tri-state area.
2017 Show Date: Sunday, May 21, 11 am – 5 pm, more than 125 regional fine arts exhibitors will be selected to participate in booth sales and competition. Over $4,900 in professionally judged cash awards, including $500 best in show, will be presented to the winners. Great music, distinctive food and free children’s art activities complement a well-balanced juried fine art show and sale.
Application Instructions and Information
32nd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition
Entry Deadline Feb 21, 2017
The competition is open to visual artists from around the world. Artists are invited to submit in any of the following mediums: painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, and print. Prizes valued at more than $70,000 include an exhibition in New York City, online/print promotion and cash prizes.
Information and Enter Online
StreetSpark - Call For Mural Designs
Submission Deadline EXTENDED to February 12, 2017 by Midnight
Three buildings in Hamilton, Ohio have been selected for artwork and final designs will be chosen by a selection committee of arts professionals. Artists may submit up to three designs. StreetSpark is a partnership between the City of Hamilton and the Fitton Center for Creative Arts. Chosen artists will be paid.
For Information and to submit Mural designs at www.fittoncenter.org/streetspark
Oil Painters of America (OPA) - 26th National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
Submission Deadline January 27, 2017
The 2017 National Exhibition will be held at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art in Cincinnati, OH from May 12 - June 10, 2017. The exhibition is open to all artists living in the US, Canada or Mexico who paint in oils in the traditional representational style. OPA membership is required.
Information or To Enter at www.oilpaintersofamerica.com
Paint Your City - Exhibition & Contest
Entry Deadline December 20, 2016
Paint a cityscape or a landscape of your city, either the city where you live, your hometown or the city that you love to paint. Entries will be judged by all participating peer artists. Awards include 1st $500 cash, 2nd $300 cash, 3rd $100 cash and LA Art Guide 1 year membership. All entries will be displayed in the LA Art Guide along with artists' website, blog, facebook links for one year.
Information at www.ocartguide.com/call-for-entry
Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Art At The Arnold
Registration Deadline Dec 15, 2016
A three day drawing and painting competition using athletes as models and The Arnold Sports Festival as a backdrop! Cash prizes will be awarded for the best art produced during this three day event.
For more information, entry forms and updates visit arnoldsportsfestival.com or email email@example.com
Display and Sell Your Art - Annual Winter Wine Tasting Event
Deadline November 30, 2016
Open to Signature Members, artists are invited to display and sell artwork during the event, January 28, 7 - 10 pm at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum. There is a fee of $15.00 payable to the Cincinnati Art Club and must be received by November 30, 2016 to confirm. First received, first reserved. Wines presented by Deps Fine Wines, Ballroom Dancing demonstration and mini-instruction in Swing!
To register and for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
December 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2016
Reservations are now being accepted from Signature Members for participating in this year's Holiday Sale. For additional information, contact email@example.com
12th Annual Northminster Fine Arts Fair
Application Deadline December 1, 2016
The 12 th Annual Northminster Fine Arts Fair is a juried, high quality art event held at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Finneytown, Ohio. This year’s event will be on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Over 40 artists will be exhibiting. No registration or booth fee is charged, but a 10% donation from the day’s sales is requested. Profits from the fair will be donated to Visionaries and Voices, a local not-for-profit organization that provides assistance to visual artists with disabilities.
For application or inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org
More information at www.northminsterchurch.net/fine-arts-fair
Submission Deadline Nov 4, 2016 by 5 pm
Gallery South at Christ Church Cathedral and their esteemed Flower Guild are looking for Greater Cincinnati’s best floral art. Accepting 50 pieces, Flower Guild will pick some of the best to inspire beautiful arrangements that will be displayed with the art that inspired them.
Flowers in vases, on lapels, in the woods or the park, wild in a ditch or lovingly tended in your garden. Flowering trees or shrubs. Herbacious perennials or grocery store annuals. From dandelions to orchids. Painted, drawn, sculpted, hand-printed, photographed – all traditional media. Submit up to three jpg images.
Show opening Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, with a gala reception in conjunction with a cathedral concert by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s popular Chamber Players.
Submissions or questions to Gallery South curator Mike Phillips at email@example.com or call 859-486-3936.
2016 Mariemont Paint Out
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 14 - 16, 2016
Online/mail-in/hand-delivered registration required, October 10 - 12, 2016
2nd Annual Plein Air Competition, awards total more than $5,000! First Place $1,500 plus a one-week solo gallery exhibition at The Barn, Second Place $1,000, Third Place $500 and Purchase Awards of $300 each sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Get details online.
Prospectus and Entry Form
Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition
Submission Deadline September 30, 2016
2017 Call for Entries for the 30th Annual Exhibition which celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the United States, this year will be partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts to expand this national exhibition to include international artists. Approximately 70 works will be selected and Juror Awards in amounts of $1000, $750, $500, and $250 will be awarded. Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media are acceptable. $40 (USD) non-refundable fee for up to three entries.
Online submissions and prospectus available at dentonarts.com/materialshardandsoft
OPA Paint Out in Eden Park
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 7:30 am - 4 pm
Pre-register by September 30, 2016
Open to all Club Members and Non-members! Event is free and open to the public. Registration 7:30 - 9:00 am at the Cincinnati Art Club. Wet Paint Show and Sale 4 - 6 pm. Paintings in the show will be judged and awards given. Snack bag provided.
Middletown Arts Festival
Application due by August 15, 2016
The 3rd Annual Middletown Arts Festival is Saturday September 10 2016, 12 noon – 8 pm, on Broad Street in Downtown Middletown. Artists interested in displaying and selling their handmade artwork at the event are encouraged to submit an application to reserve space. The event will include artist's booths, wine and beer garden, food trucks, music and fun, as well as food vendors and general entertainment. For more information on the event activities and schedules, contact:
Suzanne Sizer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-324-7322
Online application at www.middletownartsfestival.com
Or download the Application pdf
The Art of Wonder – Juried Art Show
Deadline July 1, 2016, 5 pm. Prizes awarded up to $1,000.
Bring your sense of wonder to a world that is in sore need of it. Show will be curated to select approximately 50 pieces of art that respond to the theme of wonder:
“I know that I am not only an ego; I am also a soul. My soul, when I tend to it, is a far more expansive source of guidance than my ego will ever be, because my soul desires only one thing: wonder. And since creativity is my most efficient pathway to wonder, I take refuge there, and it feeds my soul.” – Elizabeth Gilbert, acclaimed novelist
Inaugural show at Gallery South, Christ Church Cathedral, 318 East 4th Street, Cincinnati, OH. No entry fee, up to three entries, gallery does not charge commissions on sales. Open to all traditional media including painting, drawing, mixed media, collage and sculpture. Show opens Thursday Oct. 6, gala reception with presentation of awards and remarks by jurors and judge, show will hang for six weeks.
Please send applications, questions or special requests to Gallery South curator Mike Phillips at email@example.com or call 859-331-6561.
2016 Art Kudos Juried Competition - $4,500 in cash awards
Deadline June 30, 2016
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. $35 for 3 images. 2016 Awards Judge is David Dodge Lewis, Barger-Barclay Professor of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College.
Prospectus and Enter at www.artkudos.com
Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art
Deadline June 30, 2016.
The Madison, Indiana autumn festival brings more than 40,000 guests in search of uniquely handcrafted fine arts and crafts, as well as meet the artisans who created them. Always held the last full weekend of September, the Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art is beginning it's 46th annual year. Fee (Jury fee) $15.00.
Show Dates: 9/24/16 - 9/25/16
Application at Zapplication
Madison Chautauqua, 601 W. First St, Madison, IN 47250 • 812-571-2752
UART - 2016 Online Pastel Show
Deadline June 17, 2016 at 11:59 pm, open to pastel artists (dry pastels only)
UART has increased cash prizes this year and is giving out gift certificates, UART paper and goodies, and much more. All accepted pieces will be notified on June 28, 2016. All winners will be notified on July 7, 2016.
Information, requirements, fees, eligibility and prize details at www.uartpastelpaper.com/2016pastelshow
In Singular Focus Art Show & Sale
Deadline to register June 15, 2016
Presented by the Greater Milford Area Historical Society in Milford and the Heritage Village Museum in Sharon Woods, works must feature a part, aspect or section of an overall subject. The theme is on snippet-style compositions. Examples might include a single architectural element of a building or structure; a segment of a grave stone; a close-up or cameo flora or fauna feature. Artists should consider subjects and themes that represent the Heritage Village, Sharon Woods and the greater Milford area.
In Singular Focus will open on Saturday, August 13, and will hang through September 11, 2016 at the Hayner House/Heritage Village Museum located within Sharon Woods Park, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, Ohio 45262.
Registration and Information
Art Comes Alive - Over $250,000 in Awards!
Submission Deadline June 12, 2016 at Midnight
Now accepting artist entries. Art Comes Alive (ACA) is one of the nation's most anticipated art competition and exhibitions! ACA recognizes artists for their incredible talent and dedication to their craft with gallery contracts, publication contracts, solo exhibitions across the country, cash prizes and everyone's favorite purchase awards!
July 23 Opening Night Awards Ceremony & Gala, August 26 Exhibit Closes.
Entry Form and Information
Questions contact Gallery Director Elizabeth Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-723-1222.
2nd Saturday Mt Adams Art Walk
May 14 and June 11, 2016.
The Mt. Adams Art Walk is an event that takes place on second Saturdays in Spring and Autumn. The event takes place from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, rain or shine. Collection of a monthly $30 fee from each artist goes towards promotions and resources for the event. The Cincinnati Art Club will again display at Longworth's Bar & Grill.
If you wish to participate, please contact Ray Burt at email@example.com or 513-312-4013.
Salmagundi Club - Annual Non-Member Exhibitions
Entry Deadline June 1, 2016. Over $5,000 in Prizes & Awards.
SCNY presents the 2016 Annual Exhibition for Non-Members, both to be showcased in SCNY's newly renovated Upper Gallery. The Annual Juried Painting and Sculpture Non-Members Exhibition: July 18 - 26, 2016. Exhibition of original oils, watercolors, pastels, colored pencils, acrylics, mixed media, and sculpture.
Information and Prospectus
For more information, please call 212-255-7740 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
14th Annual Art Fair at Pyramid Hill Juried Show
Applications accepted through June 1, 2016
The Art Fair at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum in Hamilton, Ohio features over 60 visual artists and attracts approximately 3,000 visitors annually. The 2016 Art Fair will take place on September 24 & 25, 2016 among our rolling hills and monumental outdoor sculptures. $25 non-refundable application fee; refundable booth fees are $100 each (up to two).
Artist online application
For additional information contact Jeni Barton at email@example.com or 513-868-8336
Kennedy Heights Arts Center - 10th Annual Summer Juried Exhibition
Submissions deadline May 24, 2016 by midnight
Celebrating the 10th Annual Summer Juried Exhibition, June 18 to August 20, 2016. Showcasing the best work of Cincinnati area artists, submissions from artists in all media accepted. Artists are invited to submit up to two pieces created within the past three years. Entry fee of $25, no cost for Kennedy Collective members. Notification of acceptance by June 3. Artwork must be delivered during the week of June 6-11. Online submissions accepted. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 18.
To apply and for more information
Kennedy Heights Arts Center • 513-631-4278 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Be My Medici - Online Patronage Call For Artists
Deadline for applications May 15, 2016
Launching later this year, Be My Medici will be a curated platform ensuring discoverability for participating artists. Selected artists will be able to create an artist profile and have the chance to acquire monthly subscribers to support their practice. The first round of artists selected for inclusion will be contacted around the time the platform launches.
Application and Information
New Richmond on the Ohio RiverArts Festival
Application Deadline May 1, 2016.
Becoming an annual event, RiverStage Community Theatre of New Richmond Ohio announces its Call For Artists. The New Richmond on the Ohio RiverArts Festival to be held October 15 - 16, 2016 from 12 pm - 6 pm. Artists are invited to showcase their work, space to display and sell art is offered at half the normal cost or $30 for the two days if members demonstrate throughout the festival. Show is juried with awards including $250 Best of Show, $150 First Place, $100 Second Place, $75 Third Place and $50 Emerging Artist. Plein air artists are also invited and will not be charged a fee for demonstrating.
For Information and Application, send email to Nancy Swats at email@example.com
Evansville Museum - Juried Competition
Entry Submission Deadline - April 24, 2016
At the River's Bend: Our Place on the Ohio. The Evansville Museum invites any artist residing in states that touch the Ohio River; Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania to enter a juried competition. All work must be original, completed within the last three years and interpret at least one of themes of the exhibition: Settling on the River, Harnessing the River and Living with the River. The competition is open for the following categories: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and mixed media.
Full prospectus at evansvillemuseum.org
Questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call 812-425-2406 ext. 225
2016 Art Affaire Call to Artists
Application deadline April 16, 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016 (11 am – 5 pm), Main Street, historic Milford, Ohio 45150
The 11th Annual Art Affaire is a juried outdoor show that features art and fine craft. The emphasis is on original work by artists working in a wide variety of mediums.
Greater Milford Area Historical Society (GMAHS), 906 Main Street, Milford, OH 45150 • 513-248-0324 • www.milfordhistory.net
Newport on the Levee - Jazz, Arts and Wine Fest
April 15, 2016 Deadline to submit application and images to be considered for the show
Friday May 13th & Saturday May 14th, 2016, hosted by Newport on the Levee and Art on the Levee Gallery. Calling All Artists & Craftsmen and Wineries.
Information and Application pdf
Art on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071 • 859-261-5770
Flowers Upon Flowers - Call to artists with a sense of floral adventure
Deadline for Entries April 11, 2016.
Gallery South at Christ Church Cathedral, downtown Cincinnati, is mounting a floral art show April 28 - June 3, 2016. The cathedral’s famed flower guild will choose floral art entries that inspire flower arrangements – the more evocative, the better. There will be no prizes for art that’s chosen but there’ll be lots of recognition. No entry fee. All flat media accepted. Art delivery date is April 25. Gala (and very flowery) opening will be 5:30 – 7:30 pm, April 28.
Please e-mail no more than two entry jpgs to curator Mike Phillips at email@example.com
Art in the Garden, 16th Annual Event held in Augusta, Kentucky
Deadline for Submission April 1, 2016.
Presented by Augusta Art Guild, this premier event takes place on the banks of the Ohio River with over 60 local and regional artists exhibiting along Riverside Drive in Augusta, Kentucky. The event will take place Saturday, June 4 at 10 am - 5 pm. This one-day juried art show draws about 3,000-4,000 visitors each year and also features music, children's activities and other entertainment. There is a $200 Best of Show Award.
Information and Artist Application
2016 Evendale Fine Art Exhibit
Entry deadline March 18, 2016
Exhibit April 29 - May 2, 2016 at the Evendale Recreation Center, 10500 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45241
Exhibit open to artists living or working within a 50 mile radius of Evendale, OH. Eligible media includes paintings (oils, acrylic, watercolor, and pastels), sketches, etchings and sculpture. Only artists 21 and older may submit works. All works must be original in concept, design and execution.
- Entry fees placed before March 11 are $20 for first piece and $5 for each additional piece, thereafter fees are $30 for the first piece and $10 for each additional piece
- Follow application instructions and submit digital images at CallForEntry.org
- ECAC Director, Susan Gordy, available to help prepare digital files or to assist the application process, call 513-563-1350 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Evendale Cultural Arts Center, 10500 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241
City Murals – Hamilton, Ohio - Call For Artists
Submission deadline Friday, February 19, 5:00 pm
StreetSpark, a partnership between the City of Hamilton and the Fitton Center for Creative Arts, is looking for talented artists to create murals for the city of Hamilton, Ohio. Artists must apply to submit designs and/or paint murals. Application cost is free and chosen artists will receive compensation.
www.fittoncenter.org/streetspark to view requirements and application
513-863-8873 Ext 116, Kate Rowekamp, Education Coordinator, Fitton Center for Creative Arts
Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S Monument Ave, Hamilton, OH 45011 • www.fittoncenter.org