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Call For Artists - Expired Events

Now closed, the deadline for art submissions has passed. These listings are shown for reference. The Cincinnati Art Club posts call for entry announcements throughout the year and you are encouraged to check the preceding web pages regularly.


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.

Information online at


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.

Enter the Competition


Art from the Masters - Show For Members

Artwork Due Feb 1, 7 - 9 pm or Feb 5, 2018, 1 - 4 pm

We invite all CAC Members to submit their own work based on the Masters in any media. Hosted by the Digital Art Working Group (DAWG), you don't have to work in digital media. The show is open to both Associate and Signature Members. Artwork is limited to one piece per Member. Show Opening is Fri, Feb 9, 2018, 6 - 9 pm and open Sat and Sun, Feb 10 and 11, 2018, 1 - 4 pm. Show will hang through the Brunch Meeting on February 17, 2018.

Contact Marlene Steele for more information.


StreetSpark Mural Designs

Submission Deadline Extended to January 31, 2018

StreetSpark is excited to announce our Call to Artists for mural designs! Three buildings in Hamilton, Ohio have been selected for artwork and final designs will be chosen by a selection committee of arts professionals and community partners. Artists may submit up to three designs through January 19, 2018. Applications for mural painters are also being accepted through March 2, 2018.

For more information and to view past murals at
Submit mural designs to StreetSpark


National Portrait Gallery - Calls For Entries for 2018

Enter between Now and January 22, 2018

One of the largest for any global arts competition, the National Portrait Gallery invites entries for the BP Portrait Award 2018. To enter, artists are invited to upload a photograph of their finished painting to the BP Portrait Award website, which will be viewed anonymously by the judges in the first round of the competition. The entrants who are successful in this round will then be invited to hand-deliver or courier their work to a venue in London for the second round of judging and final exhibition selection. The first prize is £35,000, second prize £12,000, third prize £10,000, BP Young Artist Award £9,000, and the BP Travel Award £8,000.

Admission is Free, Enter Online at


Members Winter Signature Show

Entries Accepted January 4, 2018, 7 - 9 pm and January 8, 2018, 1 - 4 pm

Show Opening is Friday, January 12, 2018 from 6 - 9 pm. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, January 13 - 14, 2018 from 1 - 4 pm. Show hangs through Brunch Meeting on January 20, 2018. Artwork is limited to one recent piece per Signature Member.


2017 Richeson75 Small Works Competition

Entry Deadline 11:59 pm Monday, January 8, 2018

This competition is a great opportunity to showcase your artwork as well as a great chance to win cash and art materials awards! The work for this competition may be any subject matter but must be under 144 square inches in size. Best In Show $5,000 Cash Award. Finalists will be featured in the beautiful Richeson Gallery exhibit, the online exhibit and a full-color hard-cover exhibition book.



Art At The Arnold

Entry Deadline Dec 15, 2017

The Ultimate Artistic Workout. Three-day drawing, painting, and sculpture event, using the Arnold Sports Festival as a backdrop! Fifty plus artists using a variety of media will portray athletes and sports action at the Ninth Annual Art At The Arnold during the 2018 Arnold Sports Festival at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, March 2 - 4, 2018. Register now.

For information about the Arnold Sports Festival and hotel recommendations visit


13th Annual Northminster Fine Arts Fair

Application Deadline December 1, 2017

The 13th 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 3, 2018 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
More information at


Artlink Regional Exhibition

Application Deadline November 17, 2017

Artlink, Fort Wayne, IN, is pleased to present the return of the Regional Exhibition. Artists working in all mediums from the Midwest states of Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Kentucky are encouraged to enter this exhibition. This exhibition will be juried by Danielle Riede. Cash awards will be selected by the juror, award amounts TBD. Entry fee of $10 per entry with an unlimited number of submissions. Opening Reception Friday, January 5, 2018 and Final Day of Exhibition February 9, 2018.

Entry Information


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


Middletown Arts Center's Annual Area Art Exhibition

Submissions due during regular business hours, Oct 7 -12, 2017

The Middletown Arts Center's Annual Area Art Exhibition will be held October 20 through November 16, 2017. Any artist 18 years of age or older living within a 50-mile radius of Middletown, OH is eligible. More than one category may be entered. All works must be original and never exhibited previously in a juried exhibit at the Middletown Arts Center.

Please see Prospectus for details


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


Monday Night Football - Call for Image - Ohio artists only

Entry Deadline Sept 18, 2017

The County Arts Council in Canton, OH invites any artist over 18 years of age living in the state of Ohio to submit an image to fit inside the giant television set being created for “Monday Night Football, 1970”, the sixth moment of The ELEVEN public art series. The area inside the TV screen is approximately 30’ high by 48’ wide. Awards include $5,000 to the winning artist and $500 to each of five runners up.

For more information on The ELEVEN public art project, please go to
All entries must be submitted at CAFÉ


14th Annual Ohio Plein Air Society Competition

Sept 28 - Oct 1, 2017

Again collaborating with BAYarts, 28795 Lake Rd, Bay Village, Ohio 44140, this will be the location of stamping at 6:00 pm on Thursday, Sept 28, 2017 and competition activities on Sunday, Oct 1, 2017. BAYarts will have a month-long show of work created during the weekend in their gallery.

To register visit OPAS website at, click on events then competition.


The Golden Ticket Juried Art Exhibition

Application Deadline Sept 29, 2017

Clifton Cultural Arts Center is now accepting entries. The exhibit is open to artists living or working within a 25-mile radius of CCAC. All fine art disciplines including installation art are encouraged for submission. Exhibition Dates are Nov 10 through Dec 9, 2017.

Information and Submission Guidelines
Inquiries to


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

Deadline Extended to Sunday, August 27, 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


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


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 for application and details.


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.


Public Art in Kettering, Ohio

Submission Deadline June 30, 2017 by Midnight

The City of Kettering CitySites Public Art Program is seeking artists, artist teams, designers or architects living within a 125-mile radius of Kettering to design a site‐specific public artwork. Artists and/or artist teams must have previously created public art or exterior projects. Requirements to apply to this commission include Letter of Interest, Resume or CV, Artist Statement and Work Samples.

CaFE Call For Entry


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.


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



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


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


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 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


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


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


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
Send inquiries to


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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 or email


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


Holiday Sale

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


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
More information at


Forever Flowers!

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 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
Registration 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


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 or 513-324-7322
Online application at
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 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


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


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 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 or 513-312-4013.


Salmagundi Club

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


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 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 •



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


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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
Questions, contact
Or call 812-425-2406 ext. 225


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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 •


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


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
  • ECAC Director, Susan Gordy, available to help prepare digital files or to assist the application process, call 513-563-1350 or email at

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. 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 •