Competitions & Contests

49th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

Entry Dates 2020-10-09T16:00:00 - 2020-07-17T10:00:00 58 Days Left


49th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

Call opens July 17, 2020        Call closes October 9, 2020

Valley Art Center presents our 49th Annual Juried Art Exhibit. Artists living within a 250-mile radius of Chagrin Falls are invited to submit artwork for consideration to this prestigious annual exhibition. Each artist may submit up to 3 pieces in any art medium. Historically we have received approximately 300-400 pieces of artwork, including 2-D and 3-D. The art is juried to approximately 100 works in painting, drawing, fiber arts, jewelry, sculpture, photography and more! Over $1,000 in cash is awarded for Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place and several community sponsored awards including the Stan and Hope Emerling Watercolor Award and the Phyllis Lloyd Memorial Award for Abstract Painting. 

                                                                         Entry Fee: $15 a piece, up to three (3) pieces per artist
                                                                                                                 All entries to this exhibit must be for sale

Apply to This Show

Margaret "Peg" Bowen Gallery at Valley Art Center, 155 Bell ST, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022

• Exhibit on view November 6, 2020 – December 16, 2020  

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Bellamy Printz - Artist, owner of Deep Dive Art Projects & Editions
David King - Artist, Art Educator
Michael Weil, Artist and Director of Foothill Galleries of the Photo-Succession 


H–Other/Mixed Media

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What you will need

At least one digital image of each art piece, up to three submissions. These must be good photographs of the actual, original art work you want to enter to potentially exhibit. We recommend 3d artists submit at least one photomosaic image for each submitted piece featuring multiple views of each submitted piece in a single image.
Digital images must be saved in the JPG (JPEG) file format.
Your pictures should be no smaller than 960 pixels and no larger than 4600 pixels on the longest side.
They should be no bigger than 4 Mb in file size.
Please make sure you are settled on titles, medium descriptions and prices. The way you identify yourself and your work in the submission form is what we utilize when we present your information on art labels and in program listings. Valley Art Center is not responsible for misspellings or incorrect information arising from inaccurately entered information.

How to enter

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Entering artwork submissions
After logging in or creating a new account, you will Add a new submission. You will fill out the form with Category, Title, Dimensions (height, width, and depth), Sale price (all work entered must be for sale for this exhibit), and Medium for your first artwork submission. You will then pay your entry fee and upload an Attachment that is the photo of your artwork. If you would like to enter more than one work of art, please upload and pay for each entry separately.

Important Dates

Call to entry

CTE opens July 17, 2020
CTE deadline, October 9, 2020 at 4 p.m.
Notification of jury results; Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by 4 pm. Please do not call or email VAC for results.

Artwork delivery

Shipping—please plan for shipped art to arrive by October 24, 2020 or earlier and include a prepaid return shipping label inside your package.
Friday drop off, October 23, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday drop off, October 24, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Event dates

Exhibit opens, November 6, 2020
Exhibit closes, December 16, 2020

Artwork pick up

Return shipping, ASAP after close of exhibit
Friday pick up, December 18, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday pick up, December 19, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

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