Solo Exhibition Proposals: July 2022 - June 2023 


Summit Artspace invites local emerging artists to apply for a solo exhibition to be held in the 3G Gallery, a smaller sized space on our third floor. We welcome artists with new bodies of work exploring exciting themes in contemporary art to apply. Summit Artspace is interested in highlighting a diverse range of artistic skill sets and backgrounds as well as diverse material and critical exploration.


Exhibition proposals will be reviewed and selected by Summit Artspace staff. Criteria taken into consideration while reviewing applications include media, quality of work, spatial needs, professionalism, and programming related to Summit Artspace's goals for community engagement, especially in relation to themes found in other exhibitions in our schedule. 


We strongly encourage interested applicants to come visit Summit Artspace during public hours (Fridays 12 - 7 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.) to better understand the gallery spaces available and how exhibitions are presented.


Deadline for Proposals: January 31, 2022
Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2022

Eligibility:
Must be 18+ for consideration. Preference will be given to artists who have a connection to Northeast Ohio or proposals that include one artist who lives/works in Northeast Ohio, but is not required. Artwork cannot have been previously displayed in a Summit Artspace exhibition.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
Summit Artspace believes that a diverse community of artists plays a vital role in representing our collective humanity. We foster an inclusive culture and encourage artists from different cultures, languages, sexual orientations, racial affiliations, and abilities to apply.  We strive to provide accessible and accommodating galleries and programming. We are committed to exhibiting, connecting, assisting, and promoting artists without discrimination based on age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, military or protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, or disability.

Logistics:
If artists are selected, they will be required to complete an exhibition agreement solidifying details for the exhibition. Artists must adhere to all guidelines provided by staff, including Summit Artspace's consignment agreement, in which 70% of artwork sales are paid to the artist and the organization receives a 30% commission. 


Exhibiting artists must work with staff to coordinate install and tear-down of exhibitions as well as provide artwork data for labeling by agreed upon deadlines. Artists must be available in-person for installation. Professional installation can be provided by Summit Artspace, unless the artist(s) should install their own artwork due to special installation requirements. Care will be taken when handling and displaying all artwork; however, Summit Artspace waives responsibility for either damage or loss of artwork.


All exhibiting artists are requested to assist in marketing efforts, and Summit Artspace staff will promote exhibitions through digital and print media, press releases, and internal signage. Summit Artspace will provide designed exhibition graphics and didactics, as well as photography for virtual exhibitions.

Display:
· Final installation size of artwork cannot exceed 7' (84") high.
· Any single component of an artwork must not exceed 50 pounds.
· The artist may be responsible for providing necessary hanging devices and/or installing artwork themselves if they are not ready to hang.
· Summit Artspace has a limited number of pedestals and display monitors available. The artist may be required to provide a special display fixture appropriate for the installation.
· Suitability of works which must be suspended, require a power source, are between 35-50 pounds, are close to the size limitations or have other special installation requirements will be determined on an individual work basis.
· Please note all displays are subject to Summit Artspace approval.

Questions or concerns? Please email natalie@summitartspace.org.

20th Annual Kaleidoscope Juried Exhibition

Howard and Betty Taylor Main Gallery at Summit Artspace

October 7 - December 17, 2022

Juried by: Francisca Ugalde Zapico, Curator, Institute for Human Science and Culture at the Cummins Center, University of Akron

The Kaleidoscope Juried Exhibition is an annual holiday show presented by the Alliance for the Visual Arts (AVA). This show is open to all members of AVA organizations: Akron Society of Artists (ASA), Artists of Rubber City (AoRC), Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC) and Women’s Art League of Akron (WAL).

Important Dates

Deadline to Apply: September 9, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

Notification of Acceptance: September 20, 2022

Artwork Drop-Off: September 27, 2022, from 10 am to 2 pm and 4 to 6 pm

Exhibition Opening: October 7, 2022, at 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Awards ceremony at 6 p.m.

Artwork Pick-Up: December 19, 2022, from 10 am to 2 pm and 4 to 6 pm

Awards

1st place: $200, 2nd place $150, and 3rd place $100 and honorable mentions. Juror’s Awards announced via video debut on Summit Artspace social media platforms as well as in person at the exhibition opening at 6:00 p.m. The People’s Choice Award of a hand-crafted kaleidoscope by artist Bob Pozarski will be announced the week of December 19 on social media and the respective organization will notify the winning artist at the close of the show.

Eligibility

The exhibition is open to all current members (dues must be paid by September 9, 2022) of the society organizations of the Alliance for the Visual Arts: Akron Society of Artists (ASA), Artists of Rubber City (AoRC), Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC) and Women’s Art League of Akron (WAL). Must be at least 18 years old to enter. Artwork must be completed upon submission. Artwork cannot have been previously displayed in a Summit Artspace gallery.

Important Guidelines and Information:

Jurying Information:

Jurying will be done via digital image. Artists may submit up to three high quality digital images (.jpg, .pdf, .tiff. .png) of each submission (to show different angles, details, etc.). The images must accurately represent the finished work and accepted work must be professionally presented for exhibition (see notes below). All jurying is blind. Artist's names cannot be in the file name of digital images. Submissions that include the artist’s name will be disqualified. If artists contact the juror in regards to their piece(s) from the time of submission to the announcement of winners, artists shall be subject to disqualification from this and future exhibitions. Signatures on artwork will be covered for final jurying to ensure blindness of juror.

Size and Weight Limits:
· Final installation size of 2-D work cannot exceed 4' (48") wide or 7' (84") high.
· 3-D work must not exceed 39" in diameter or 7' (84") high, nor may any single component of the work exceed 50 pounds.
Display:
· All wall-hung artwork must be wired with appropriate hardware for its weight; no saw tooth hangers. If wall mounted work absolutely cannot be wired, please indicate in the “Special Installation Requirements” section of the submission form. If there are special installation requirements, the artist must provide necessary hanging devices (i.e. magnets).
· All work must be labelled with the artist's name and contact information when delivered (in any format)
· Summit Artspace has a limited number of pedestals available. The artist may be required to provide a special display fixture appropriate for the installation (if necessary).
· Please note all displays are subject to Summit Artspace approval.
· If submitting a diptych, it will be counted as two submissions. Please clearly label the entry as so in the “Special Installation Requirements” section of the submission form, information must include desired measurements between components, each component must be wired, and the work must be listed with one title, price, and artist statement, as well as fit within the size restrictions above.
· Suitability of works which must be suspended, require a power source, are between 35-50 pounds, are close to the size limitations or have other special installation requirements will be determined on an individual basis.
· Professional installation will be provided by Summit Artspace. Care will be taken when handling and displaying all artwork; however Summit Artspace waives responsibility for either damage or loss of artwork.

Expectations: 

30% gallery commission will be collected on all artwork sold during the show.  Summit Artspace will process all artwork sales and compensation to artists. All artists will be required to sign a gallery contract. Upon entering you will be added to the Summit Artspace contact list. We cannot accept artwork that is shipped, nor can we ship artwork.

Questions or concerns? Please email natalie@summitartspace.org. 

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