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Ursuline College, Women's History Month Student Art Showcase 2024

Entry Dates 2024-01-26T23:59:00+00:00 - 2023-11-01T17:00:00+00:00 59 Days Left


The 6th Womens' History Month Student Art Showcase
Call for Artists Only open to current Ursuline College students


Ursuline College
Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery
Monsignor Mullen Bldg.Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124

$900 in Cash Awards

Free to enter, maximum of 3 entries

2024 Prize Juror To Be Announced

Online Registration is REQUIRED!

SUBMISSIONS OPEN online on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 5 PM EST
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE online on Friday, January 26, 2024 before 11:59 PM EST

The Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery, The Women's Center, and Ursuline College are excited to host a stunning exhibition of diverse artistic disciplines along with an opening reception and awards ceremony showcasing the creative excellence of our talented students currently attending Ursuline College.
Thank you for your interest in The 6th Women's History Month Student Art Showcase at Ursuline College. Please read and follow instructions carefully. Please read the Terms and Conditions. Print this prospectus for reference. No entries or images will be accepted after 11:59 PM, Friday, January 26, 2024. Entries will only be accepted by registration, and digital images at the time of entry and by the deadline. The submission of entries/images does not guarantee that your work will be selected for this highly competitive exhibition. Each artist may submit a maximum of three (3) artworks. An Ursuline alum will serve as the prize juror in 2024.

Ursuline College offers holistic education that transforms students for service, leadership and professional excellence by providing undergraduate and graduate programs that foster lifelong learning and personal wisdom in an environment characterized by:

Catholic and Ursuline heritage
Women-centered learning
Values-based curricula
Inclusive, global perspective


All works must be ORIGINAL, your own concept and
creation. Artwork done under supervision or instruction in schools,
classes or workshops is NOT ELIGIBLE. Copies of another artist's photos,
drawings or paintings, etc. will NOT be accepted. Giclee reproduction
prints or enhanced giclees of original art, or other forms of
reproductions (except for signed & numbered limited editions of
prints or photography) are not acceptable. Artwork previously exhibited
at Wasmer Gallery is ineligible.
Each artist may enter up to three (3) digital entries.
To resize photos, please follow info in this link to learn how.
No CDs, DVDS or photographs will be accepted. Please do not email photos to the Gallery Director or
All digital images submitted must be of the highest quality, since all judging and awards will occur online. Work not suitably photographed will be declined by the jury.
Images must be cropped to not include matting or frame, watermark and artist’s signature should not be visible.
Digital entries should have a filename that includes the artists last name as well as the entry number (#1 or #2).
Submissions are due online by Friday, January 26, 2024 before 11:59 PM


All accepted artworks must arrive ready for installation. All
2D works must be properly matted, backed and under glass or plexi-glass
and framed with hardware (screw eyes or D-rings) and wires securely
attached to the back strong enough to hold the weight of the piece. (NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS, clips or plastic poster frames will be accepted.)  Works not wired will not be accepted. All art must be signed, dated and labelled.
Glass or plexi-glass must be clean (inside and out), unscratched.
Frames must be in good condition (no scratches or loose corners).
Mats must be clean and smoothly cut with no warping.
Paintings on canvas must be appropriately presented: framed, or painted on the outside edges of “museum wrapped” canvas with no visible staples.
All entries must either have a sale price or be marked not for sale (NFS) and include a price for insurance value.
The Gallery Director reserves the right to disqualify any
work that is significantly different from the submitted image
including: artworks that are a different size than stated on the
application, artworks that do not show the quality represented by the
submitted image, and artworks that arrive damaged.
Wasmer Gallery staff will use all reasonable care in handling works
of art and will not be held responsible for artwork that is damaged due
to improper mounting or framing, or is unstable.
Work not properly presented will not be exhibited.

are responsible for all delivery and pick up during the stated days and
times. Late deliveries
will not be accepted. Works will not be stored after the show closes.
2D ARTWORK size (including mat and the frame) must be no larger than 30” X 40”.
Will be judged as one work which must be no larger than 30” X40” combined and must not consist of any more than six (6) pieces. Please include the numbers in the series as part of the file name.
FREESTANDING SCULPTURE: must not exceed 40 pounds in weight.
 • Painting: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic
• Works on Paper: Drawing, printmaking, charcoal, chalk, pastels, pencil, wax, crayons, inks and collage.
• Photography: Traditional, Digital prints, Computer Enhanced
• Mixed Media: Two or more artistic media, that are combined in a single composition
• Digital Media: Digitally or partially digitally generated art, including digital art that is embellished with paint or other techniques and photographs that are significantly altered using digital/computer techniques. Must be numbered individually.
• Sculpture: Including wood, metal, stone, glass, mosaics, ceramics, fiber and recycled materials. All vessels and sculptures must be hand-built by artist.
• Glass: All glass pieces must be hand blown or hand cut and fused by artist.
• Fiber: Fine Art Weaving, Quilting, Soft Sculpture.

The prize juror will only review art work after it has been delivered to Wasmer Gallery.
Award winners will be revealed at the opening reception and award ceremony on Friday, February 23, 2024. Please make sure to provide a valid email address when registering.
1. Juror receives anonymous online submissions consisting of images, media, dimensions, year completed, weight, where applicable
2. Juror scores images using a 1-to-5-star rating system for each submission based on these criteria: demonstration of artistic mastery, creative excellence and innovation and outstanding execution of chosen medium,
Decisions of the Juror and the Wasmer Gallery with respect to originality and eligibility criteria are binding and final.

There are $900 in cash awards. Award winners will be announced during the Opening Reception and Award Ceremony at Wasmer Gallery on February 23rd. Award winners will be posted on the Ursuline College website.

1st Prize- $300
2nd Prize- $200
3rd Prize- $100
Community Choice Award - $50
Ursuline College Purchase Prize to be selected by Wasmer Gallery- $250
Prize winners will be asked to complete a W9 form to receive prizes. 
Tuesday, January 30th, Wednesday, January 31st and Thursday, February 1st, 2024 from 10AM to 4:30PM
Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery at Ursuline College (Directions to Wasmer Gallery)

Any special requirements for hanging must be discussed with the Gallery Director in advance of delivery.
Artists or their representatives are responsible for the delivery and pick up of artwork to
and from the exhibit. If artwork is not delivered on the designated days and times, it will
not be included in the exhibition.
Late entries will not be accepted
Accepted work may not be removed from the exhibition for any reason before the close of the show on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 5 PM.

Tuesday, April 2nd, Wednesday, April 3rd and Thursday, April 4th, 2024 from 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery, Monsignor Mullen Building
Ursuline College
2550 Lander Road
Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124
(440) 646-8121
Friday, February 23, 2024 from 5 PM to 7 PM
The Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery does insure all accepted works of art on display.
Work on exhibit does not have to be for sale. Wasmer Gallery will handle ALL sales transactions and a commission of 20% will be deducted, Gallery does not collect sales tax. The artist(s) will be paid by check from Ursuline College within two (2) weeks of the sale. All purchases must be paid in full by the closing of the show.
Purchasers of artwork should make an appointment to pick up sold pieces at Wasmer Gallery after the exhibition ends.
Under no circumstances can work be withdrawn before the end of the show due to a sale, another exhibit or any other reason.
Copyright and all other rights to the artwork will remain with the artist. The Gallery and Ursuline College reserves the right to post accepted artists’ images for marketing, publications, and promotional purposes. These include, but are not limited to, ads, articles, marketing materials, press releases, event presentations, slide shows and videos, brochures, post cards, catalogs, posters, event mailers, and for use on the Ursuline College website and the gallery’s social media networks. Artist will be credited.


Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 5 PM: Online submissions open
Friday, January 26, 2023 before 11:59 PM: Online submission deadline
Art Drop Off is the week of Tuesday, January 30 to Thursday, February 1, 2024
Between 10 AM and 4:30 PM

Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery, Monsignor Mullen Building
Ursuline College
2550 Lander Road
Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124(440) 646-8121
Friday, February 23, 2024: Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, 5 PM to 7 PM
February 23 - March 26, 2024: Dates of the Show
Free and open from 12 noon to 5 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, CLOSED Mondays, Fridays and holidays.
 All other questions and communications should be directed to the Gallery Director at

The 6th Womens' History Month Student Art Showcase is made possible by The Women's Center and Wasmer Gallery.


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