Competitions & Contests

Morgan Conservatory National Juried Exhibition

Entry Dates 2020-02-01T23:59:00 - 2019-11-13T13:00:00 56 Days Left



National Juried Exhibition at the Morgan Conservatory

March 27 – April 25, 2020


Theresa Bembnister
Curator of Exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum

Aimee Lee

The Morgan Conservatory is the largest arts center in the United States dedicated  to every facet of papermaking, book arts and letterpress printing and to cultivating the talents of established and emerging artists. An international destination that is free and open to the public, the Morgan Conservatory is a working studio, gallery, gathering place for the community, educational hub and purveyor of some of the finest handmade papers in the world.


The Morgan Conservatory's eighth Juried Exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States. All submitted work must be original and completed within the past three years. Only artwork consisting of at least 50% paper is eligible. Dimensions must not exceed 60 inches in any direction. Each artist is welcome to submit up to 2 entries. Artwork must be framed (if media applicable) and ready to hang, or come with alternative installation directions.

Entry Fees:

Registration fee is $25 for up to 2 submissions.
Morgan Conservatory members can recieve a $5 registration discount by contacting
Entry fees are non-refundable and allow the applicant to submit up to two works.
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Deadlines and Dates:

Exhibition Dates: March 27 – April 25, 2020
Public Opening Reception: March 27, 6-9pm
Notification of selected/non-selected artwork: February 18, 2020
Accepted artwork must be delivered by: March 13, 2020



Best in Show: $500
Runner Up: $300
3 Awards of Merit: Morgan Conservatory Assorted Handmade Paper
Viewer’s Choice Award: $50 Morgan Gift Certificate

Gallery Hours:                                                      
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm

The Morgan Conservatory is located:             
1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, OH, 44103



The gallery will retain 30% commission on all artwork sales. In the event of a sale, the artist will be notified at the closing of the exhibit and mailed a check for 70% of the sale.


All shipping costs to and from the Morgan Conservatory are the responsibility of the artist. Artwork must arrive by March 13, 2020. It will be shipped back the week after the closing of the exhibit, or must be picked up within a week after closing. The Morgan Conservatory is not liable for any artwork left after this time.


The Morgan Conservatory reserves the right to photograph and reproduce all exhibit entries regardless of copyright. Such materials will be used for promotional and/or educational purposes only.


Contact the Morgan at –     (216) 361-9255