Competitions & Contests

Morgan Conservatory National Juried Exhibition

Entry Dates 2021-02-13T01:30:00 - 2020-12-13T13:00:00 16 Days Left




Tizziana Baldenebro
Executive Director, SPACES

Arnold Tunstall
Director, University Galleries, Myers School of Art, The University of Akron

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 $30 for up to 2 submissions.
Morgan Conservatory members can receive a 20% registration discount by contacting
Entry fees are non-refundable and allow the applicant to submit up to two works.
Morgan Membership:

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Deadlines and Dates:

Submission Deadline: February 12, 2021
Exhibition Dates: April 9 - May 22, 2021
Notification of selected/non-selected artwork: February 22, 2021
Accepted artwork must be delivered by: March 22, 2021



Best in Show: $500
Runner Up: $300
The Prints and The PulperTM, Paper Studio Award: $200
3 Awards of Merit: Morgan Conservatory Assorted Handmade Paper
Viewer’s Choice Award: $50 Morgan Gift Certificate

Gallery will be open by appointment.

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 22, 2021. 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.

To submit:

Click 'Register & Apply' at the top of the page.
Use the 'Add New Application +' button to submit the first artwork.
You will be prompted to pay the $30 registration fee.
Enter all information for the first artwork you are submitting and upload images.
Use the 'Add New Application +' button again to submit the second artwork.


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