Competitions & Contests

Valley Art Center's 50th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Entry Dates 2021-10-15T16:00:00 - 2021-07-29T10:00:00 20 Days Left


50th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

Call opens July 30, 2021        Call closes October 15, 2021

Valley Art Center presents our 50th 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 60 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 5, 2021 – December 15, 2021  

Watch a video on How to Apply


Kendall Christian - Director, Galleries at Cleveland State University
Zack Hoon - Photographer, owner of GalleryPlus
Antwoine Washington - Artist & co-founder of Museum of Creative Human Art (MOCHA)


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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If you already have an ArtCall account, click the "Apply" button above or click Login in the top right menu.

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 30, 2021
CTE deadline, October 15, 2021 at 4 p.m.
Notification of jury results; Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by 4 pm. Please do not call or email VAC for results.

Artwork delivery

Shipping—please plan for shipped art to arrive by October 30, 2021 or earlier and include a prepaid return shipping label inside your package.
Friday drop off, October 29, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday drop off, October 30, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Event dates

Exhibit opens, November 5, 2021
Exhibit closes, December 15, 2021

Artwork pick up

Return shipping, ASAP after close of exhibit
Friday pick up, December 17, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday pick up, December 18, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

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