Calls for Artists

Browse our curated list of juried exhibitions, solo shows, group shows, festivals, and more calls for artists in Northeast Ohio.

DEADLINE: June 16th, 2024

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Call for Trans Art/Artists ↗

LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland

Call for 2D and 3D art that explores and discusses tranness, trans visibility, and what that identity might mean to you, showcases experiences, emotions, and thoughts on the struggle for trans rights and representation, reflects on LGBTQ+ history or our current moment, or showcases the existence and visibility of trans artists in the contemporary world.

#Cleveland #group exhibition

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Willoughby ArtsFest ↗

Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce

Artist applications are open for the 2024 Willoughby ArtsFest to be held July 24th in historic downtown Willoughby.

#Willoughby #festival

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DEADLINE: June 19th, 2024

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Call for Art for Bounce Innovation Hub, 2nd Floor ↗

Hazel Tree Design Studio

Hazel Tree Design Studio, the interior design firm behind the Bounce Innovation Hub second-floor expansion of The Generator co-working space, will highlight and invest in Northeast Ohio’s sustained and thriving art scene through the purchase of local art. Interested artists may submit work for consideration.

#Akron #Call for Art for Bounce Innovation Hub, 2nd Floor

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Artist vendors for Art Alley ↗

Garford Arts Fest

Garford Arts Fest is seeking artists interested in exhibiting in their Art Alley for the annual event on August 10th at the scenic East Falls Riverwalk, located on and around Kerstetter way in Downtown Elyria.

#Elyria #festival

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DEADLINE: June 21st, 2024

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Exhibition Proposal ↗

Coburn Gallery at Ashland University

The Coburn Art Gallery at Ashland University is accepting gallery proposals for an open slot in our fall 2024 exhibition schedule. Exhibition dates: November 14-December 12, 2024. Open to all media. Email your exhibition proposal, CV, artist statement and ten artwork images to cpetry@ashland.edu. Deadline is June 21, 2024.

#Ashland #group exhibition #solo exhibition

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DEADLINE: June 21st, 2024

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Rooms to Let: Artist Market Vendors ↗

Slavic Village

On June 29th-30th, Rooms To Let: CLE draws visitors and neighbors to witness immersive vacant house installations in Slavic Village. Slavic Village Development is seeking artists and handcraft vendors to sell their goods at the Artist Market during this time. Broadway Slavic Village residents are encouraged to apply. If you live in the neighborhood, the vending fee will be waived.

#Cleveland #market

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DEADLINE: June 21st, 2024

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Anne Kibbe Residency Program for Women ↗

Future Ink Graphics FIG

Future Ink Graphics (FIG) is delighted to announce the launch of the Anne Kibbe Residency Program for Women. The residency is awarded to one or two women creatives annually who self-identify as women and want to learn about digital arts, technology, and silkscreen printing. Artists are invited to apply for the art residency, which will take place from August 1st to November 1st, 2024.

#Cleveland #residency

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DEADLINE: June 30th, 2024

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Holiday Market ↗

Screw Factory

Screw Factory is accepting applications for Holiday Market on December 13th, 14th and 15th from artists and makers. Booth spaces are available in the Lake Erie Room (second floor) or the Templar Room (third floor).

#Lakewood #open studios #market

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DEADLINE: June 30th, 2024

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Woman’s Self Portraits Show ↗

Cleveland Photo Fest

DEADLINE EXTENDED - The Cleveland Photo Fest invites your participation in an exhibition of Women’s Self Portraits. The exhibition will consist of 40 self-portraits of Women. Any photographic medium is acceptable.

#Cleveland #group exhibition

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DEADLINE: July 1st, 2024

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Fall Art Show & Open Studios ↗

Screw Factory

The Screw Factory is accepting applications for The Spring Art Show & Open Studio on October 25th and 26th from artists and makers. Booth spaces are in the Templar Room on the Third Floor.

#Lakewood #open studios #market

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DEADLINE: July 3rd, 2024

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FAVA's Art Fair in the Square ↗

FAVA

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA), in partnership with the City of Oberlin, invites artists and craftspeople of all mediums to register for the 2nd annual FAVA's Art Fair in the Square in Oberlin, Ohio’s historic downtown Tappan Square.

#Oberlin #festival

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DEADLINE: July 3rd, 2024

New #Call for Artists

RFQ: Placemaking Pilot of the North Coast Lakefront ↗

North Coast Waterfront Development Corporation

The North Coast Waterfront Development Corporation (NCWDC) is seeking qualifications from individuals, firms, or teams with experience in public space activation - including community engagement and tactical placemaking pilots - to construct a quick-build project in late summer and early fall 2024.

#Cleveland #public art

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DEADLINE: July 7th, 2024

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Stark County Artists Exhibition 2024 ↗

Massillon Museum

Massillon Museum is accepting work for Stark County Artists Exhibition 2024. Open to present and former Stark County residents and to those currently working in Stark County. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age. All media will be considered. Prizes.

#Massillon #juried exhibition

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DEADLINE: July 9th, 2024

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CATography Show ↗

Cleveland Photo Fest

Cleveland Photo Fest invites you to submit works for CATography, your opportunity tho show cats in their noblest, most elegant, memorable, and humorous portrait. The exhibition will consist of approximately 60 photographs chosen from submissions.

#Cleveland #group exhibition

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DEADLINE: July 14th, 2024

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Creatives Expanses ↗

Coburn Gallery at Ashland University

The Coburn Art Gallery at Ashland University invites art therapists to participate in an upcoming exhibition titled "Creative Expanses" from

#Ashland #group exhibition

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DEADLINE: July 17th, 2024

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Studio M Student Exhibitions ↗

Massillon Museum

MassMu is seeking applicants for their student solo exhibitions in Studio M gallery for a three-week solo exhibition in the Winter of 2025.

#Massillon #solo exhibition

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DEADLINE: July 17th, 2024

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Studio M Solo Shows ↗

Massillon Museum

Massillon Museum is accepting applications for solo shows. Massillon Museum members have the opportunity to apply to exhibit their artwork in the Studio M Gallery on the second floor of the Museum. Shows are celebrated by an artist’s reception, and artists are also featured guests for Massillon Museum's podcast, MassMusings. Show proposal applications are reviewed and scheduled two years prior to exhibition.

#Massillon #solo exhibition

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DEADLINE: July 17th, 2024

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Studio M Group Shows ↗

Massillon Museum

Massillon Museum is accepting applications for group shows. Massillon Museum members have the opportunity to apply to exhibit their artwork in the Studio M Gallery on the second floor of the Museum. Shows are celebrated by an artist’s reception, and artists are also featured guests for Massillon Museum's podcast, MassMusings. Show proposal applications are reviewed and scheduled two years prior to exhibition.

#Massillon #group exhibition #duo exhibition

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DEADLINE: July 20th, 2024

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NewNow 2024 ↗

Artist Archives of the Western Reserve

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) announces a CALL FOR ENTRY for the NewNow 2024, Northeast Ohio’s premier biannual competitive art exhibition to be held September 12 – October 17, 2024. The exhibition will be held at Tri-C’s beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. Gallery East. Juror George Whitten, Executive Director of The Mansfield Art Center. Cash awards.

#University Circle #Cleveland #juried exhibition

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DEADLINE: July 27th, 2024

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39th Annual Juried Exhibition ↗

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC) is delighted to announce its 39th Annual Juried Exhibition, scheduled to be displayed July 30 to September 5, 2024. This highly competitive exhibition will showcase a wide range of artistic talent across seven distinct categories for submission: Watercolor Media, Water Based Media, Oil Based Media, Dry Media, Mixed Media, 3-Dimensional Media, and Photographic Media. Submit works during the submission period: July 26th, 10-3pm and July 28, 10-2pm.

#Cuyahoga Falls #juried exhibition

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DEADLINE: July 30th, 2024

New #Call for Artists

CHROMA: Vol. 1 ↗

White Rabbit Galleries

White Rabbit Galleries is accepting entries for its next juried exhibition: CHROMA: Vol. 1 - A Showcase of Artistic Freedom. Anything goes in this show! All mediums and subjects are accepted.

#Barberton #group exhibition

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DEADLINE: August 1st, 2024

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Kingwood Summer Garden Sculpture Proposals ↗

Kingwood Center Gardens

Local and regional artists are invited to submit proposals for existing and new outdoor sculptural works related to the theme of Metamorphose. This temporary exhibition will be on display in the outdoor gardens at Kingwood Center Gardens from Saturday, May 17, through Sunday, September 15, 2025.

#Mansfield #outdoor

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DEADLINE: August 1st, 2024

New #Call for Artists

Exhibition Proposals ↗

Waterloo Arts

Waterloo Arts invites artists and curators to propose group or solo exhibitions for the Gallery’s 2025 schedule. The galley prioritizes portfolio strength, artworks or projects not formally exhibited before, full gallery space utilization, and potential for cultural impact and community engagement.

#Cleveland #Waterloo / Collinwood #solo exhibition #group exhibition

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DEADLINE: August 14th, 2024

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In Touch: A Hands-On Exhibition ↗

Valley Art Center

Valley Art Center invites artists to submit work to "In Touch: A Hands-On Exhibition," an exhibition aiming to celebrate inclusivity, accessibility, and the multisensory experience of art by showcasing tactile works that invite interaction and engagement. From sculptures and installations to textured paintings and mixed media pieces, they welcome a diverse range of tactile artwork that encourages exploration, curiosity, and connection. Cash prizes.

#Chagrin Falls #juried exhibition

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DEADLINE: August 31st, 2024

New #Call for Artists

Art in the Burg Artist Vendors Wanted ↗

Historic Downtown Millersburg

Artist vendors are wanted for the 3rd annual Art in the Burg, which will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2024, on the village square in downtown Millersburg, Ohio. This juried festival features regional and national artists, live entertainment, food trucks, performances, and more, all in the heart of Ohio's Amish country.

#Millersburg #festival

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DEADLINE: September 1st, 2024

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Cleveland + Akron Bazaar Holiday 2024 ↗

Cleveland Bazaar

Cleveland Bazaar is accepting applications for holiday bazaar shows in 2024: Bazaar x Little Italy Artwalk Nov 22-24, WinterLand/5th Street Arcades Nov 30, Akron Bazaar Nov 29-Dec 1st, Lake Affect Studios Dec 7, and 78th Street Studio Dec 13-15. Be part of northeast Ohio's longest-running indie handmade holiday popup.

#Cleveland #holiday

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DEADLINE: September 7th, 2024

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43rd Annual Whiskey Painters of America Exhibition ↗

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center invites Whiskey Painters of America to participate in an upcoming exhibition. This exhibit, slated from September 10 to October 24, 2024, at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center in Ohio, promises an exceptional opportunity for WPA members to showcase their talents from all over the USA and engage with a diverse audience locally in Cuyahoga Falls.

#Cuyahoga Falls #group exhibition

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House Gallery Artists ↗

The Red Twig

Apply to be a consigned artist at the in-house art gallery at The Red Twig. Featuring over 1,000 square feet of display space, the gallery houses a variety of creative local and regional artists whose mediums range from paintings to sculptures, woodworking, and custom jewelry.

#Hudson #rolling submissions

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Curatorial or Group Exhibition Proposals ↗

Morgan Conservatory

Morgan Conservatory has an open call for Curatorial or Group Exhibition proposals on a rolling basis. Open to Northeast Ohio artists and curators. Emerging artists and curators are strongly encouraged to apply.

#Cleveland #rolling submissions

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Emerging Artist Exhibition Proposals ↗

McDonough Museum of Art

Call for submissions from new and emerging visual and performing/performance artists to McDonough Museum of Art, YSU's Center for Contemporary Art. A wide range of perspectives is encouraged. Must live within a 250-mile radius of Youngstown.

#Youngstown #no application fee #rolling submissions

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Curated Lakewood Art Program ↗

@madeinlkwd

@madeinlkwd is seeking Lakewood artists to become part of @madeinlkwd — a curated rotating art program that places local art in local places. DM https://www.instagram.com/madeinlkwd/ to inquire.

#Lakewood #solo exhibition #rolling submissions

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Exhibition Proposals ↗

McDonough Museum of Art

The McDonough Museum of Art invites submissions from artists with a proven exhibition history. All concepts selected for exhibition should be aligned with the mission and goals of the McDonough Museum of Art.

#Youngstown #no application fee #rolling submissions

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Ongoing Call for Exhibition Proposals ↗

Heights Arts

Heights Arts is accepting proposals for guest curators and exhibitions year-round, from individuals as well as groups residing in Northeast Ohio.

#Cleveland Heights #no application fee #rolling submissions

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Exhibition Proposals ↗

Kelvin Smith Library

The Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) Exhibition Program welcomes exhibition proposals from the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) community and from outside community members and organizations. KSL has several exhibition spaces supporting different types of exhibitions, including exhibits featuring the visual arts.

#Cleveland #University Circle #rolling submissions

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Exhibition Opportunity ↗

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Seeking artists to exhibit work connected to and inspired by botanical and natural worlds in three galleries at the Cleveland Botanical Garden throughout the year.

#Cleveland #University Circle #no application fee #rolling submissions

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Fiber Class Proposals ↗

Praxis Fiber Workshop

Accepting class proposals on an ongoing basis. We love learning new techniques and welcome proposals dealing with fiber at any stage. We encourage innovative and experimental ideas. Formats may be 1 or 2-day Workshops or 3-5 week classes.

#Cleveland #Waterloo / Collinwood #rolling submissions

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Solo Exhibition Proposals ↗

Ashtabula Arts Center

Apply for a solo exhibition at Ashtabula Arts Center using their solo show application form.

#Ashtabula #rolling submissions #solo exhibition

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Group or Solo Show Proposals ↗

Young's Art Center

Young's Art Center is booking group and solo shows for local artists. Open to all visual art. Special interest in immersion, multi-media, installation, augmented reality, and interactive works. Work must be for sale. No fee to apply.

#Fairview Park #group exhibition #solo exhibition #rolling submissions

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Group Exhibition Proposals ↗

The Gallery at Lakeland

The Gallery at Lakeland is accepting proposals for group (minimum of 6 artists) fine art exhibitions for upcoming seasons. All forms of creative media.

#Kirtland #no application fee #rolling submissions

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Apply for Exhibitions ↗

E11even 2

Accepting applications to be considered for upcoming exhibitions at E11EVEN 2 Best Damn Gallery.

#Cleveland #Detroit Shoreway #rolling submissions

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Exhibition Proposals ↗

The Galleries at Cleveland State University

The Galleries at Cleveland State University welcome proposals from artists, curators, and organizations that support their mission to educate, edify, and involve diverse audiences by presenting content that promotes the understanding of art and its relationship to society.

#Cleveland #Downtown #no application fee #rolling submissions

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Apply to exhibit: Yellow Door Gallery ↗

The Red Twig

Apply to exhibit at Yellow Door Gallery in The Red Twig. The Red Twig hosts solo or duo exhibitions of local artists in their 800-square-foot curated exhibition space, Yellow Door Gallery.

#Hudson #solo exhibition #rolling submissions

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Exhibition Proposals ↗

FAVA

FAVA (The Firelands Association for the Visual Arts) is accepting proposals from artists interested in exhibiting their work or curators interested in curating an exhibition at FAVA.

#Oberlin #group exhibition #solo exhibition #rolling submissions

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Apply for Solo or Group Exhibitions ↗

Patina Arts Centre

Apply for a solo show or join the list for group exhibitions at Patina Arts Centre in Canton, Ohio.

#Canton #solo exhibition #group exhibition #rolling submissions

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Class Proposals ↗

FAVA

FAVA is looking for instructors! If you are a teaching artist near Oberlin, Ohio, and want to submit a proposal to teach a class or a few classes or teach during summer camp, submit your info online.

#Oberlin #art education #rolling submissions

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Teaching Artists ↗

Art House

Art House is currently accepting resumes for artists teaching in a range of different media. Art House provides art programming to a variety of groups, including early childhood, school-aged children, adults, and seniors. Programs take place onsite and offsite. Art House partners with diverse organizations and businesses and customizes programs to fit their needs.

#Cleveland #part-time job

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Exhibition Proposals ↗

UNDERSTORY

UNDERSTORY, an artist-run exhibition space at 78th Street Studios, is accepting exhibition proposals from artists and curators with a connection to Northeast Ohio. No submission fee or exhibition fee.

#Cleveland #group exhibition #solo exhibition

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