2021 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition

  • Deadline / Program Start: 2021-05-16
  • Organization: Waterloo Arts
  • Organization Type: Arts Services Organization
  • Location: Cleveland, OH
  • Primary Discipline: Visual Arts
  • Recurring: Array
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Waterloo Arts invites all artists residing in the US or Canada to submit artwork for the 2021 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition. This is a unique opportunity for artists to exhibit work in the Waterloo Arts District in Cleveland, Ohio.   This is the seventh year Waterloo Arts has held a nation wide juried exhibition.  Over $1,500 in cash prizes will be awarded. As in past years, Waterloo Arts will also offer a small stipend to all accepted artists to help defray costs associated with entry and shipping. For the first time this year PhotoCentric gallery will be lending the use of their space to the exhibition. Due to previous commitments and COVID 19, this year’s exhibition will be held in the Waterloo Arts Gallery only and will not be expanded into Praxis Fiber Workshop and Brick Ceramic + Design. However both Brick and Praxis will be sponsoring a cash prize again this year.

TIMELINE:
March 15, 2021 – Call for entry opens
May 16, 2021 – Call for entry deadline
May 16 to June 30 – Juror review
July 1 – approximate date of notification sent to accepted artists
July 1 – 25 shipping and delivery of artwork
July 25 – last day to deliver/receive work
August 6, 2021 – first Friday opening
September 18, 2021 close

AWARDS:
Best of Show: $500
Second Best of Show: $250   
NEOH Artist CAN Journal Prize: Cash Prize $250 and Artist feature article in CAN Journal*
PhotoCentric Prize for Photography: $150
Brick Ceramic + Design Prize: $150
Praxis Fiber Workshop Prize: $150
Waterloo Arts Trustee Prize for Painting/Illustration: $150
Zygote Press Prize for Printmaking: $150
The Sculpture Center Prize: $150
Honorable Mentions: $100
All Accepted Artists Will Receive $25 Honorarium**

RULES OF ENTRY:
Artists must be at least 18 years of age and reside in the US or Canada
Artist may submit up to three (3) pieces of original art in any two-dimensional or three-dimensional media
All work must have been executed within the last 5 years and not previously shown at Waterloo Arts
Time based, electronic media, performance art, and installations will NOT be accepted.
Work exceeding 36 inches in any dimension will be excluded due to space restrictions
Work may not exceed seventy pounds in weight
Artists are responsible for the cost of delivery and/or shipping and must arrange for return shipping via prepaid shipping labels
*Entries must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition to be eligible for awards
*Only artists residing in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Portage, Geauga or Lake counties of Ohio eligible for the CAN Journal Prize
**Artists who receive another cash award will not receive an additional honorarium
Artists must grant permission for Waterloo Arts to use their images and information in promotional materials

FEES:  $30: non-refundable fee for up to three pieces

ENTRY PROCESS:

All entries must be submitted electronically through Entrythingy.com. Entry fees will be made through PayPal during the submission process. For more information on how to submit your work with the Entrythingy tool see their tutorial videos here. Use of Entrythingy tool for submission purposes is free to the artists.