419 Square Miles of Summit County – Photos of People and Places
Summit County Photo Exhibition 

March 1, 2019 - March 30, 2019

Summit County covers 419 square  miles representing many facets of geography, business, rural and urban  venues and diverse people.  “419 Square Miles of Summit County – Photos of people and places” is  a subject-matter based exhibition for photographers that will open in  Summit Artspace’s main gallery on March 1. The focus of the exhibit is  to highlight life throughout Summit County using portraits, landscapes, interior spaces,  nature, and street photography submitted by local and regional  photographers, both professional and hobby.  Each photograph will be considered based on its own merit and must include the address/location of the photograph which must be within the 419 miles known as Summit County.  

The vast expanse of Summit  County will be reflected in photographs that convey emotions that speaks  to the people, history and significance of life in Summit County. At  a time when urban and rural parts of the County are sometimes divided,  having an avenue for conversation and mutual appreciation through visual  narrative  is key.

Photographs that have been displayed or exhibited  in any gallery or studio in Summit Artspace are not eligible for the exhibition. All subject matter and photographic processes are welcome.  

Juror: Gary Harwood

Deadline for Entry: Monday, February 4, 2019 at midnight
Entry Fee: $15

Jurying will be done via digital image. Artists may submit one artwork piece per submission for consideration, and may submit up to three high quality digital images (.jpg, .pdf, .tiff. .png) of the artwork entered. Artists may submit up to three entries for consideration in the show, but each entry must be submitted separately. The images must accurately represent the work and accepted work must be professionally presented for exhibition (see notes below). 


The exhibition is open to artists residing in or attending school in the following Ohio counties: Summit, Cuyahoga, Medina, Stark and Portage.

Notification of the juror’s decision will be made via email by midnight on Monday,  February 11, 2019. Accepted work must be delivered to the Main Gallery at Summit Artspace on East Market on Monday, February 25, 2019, during the hours of 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. 

Pick up: April 1, 2019

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Notes: 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, nor may any single component of the work exceed 50 pounds.

All work must be identified (labelled) with the artist name and contact information when delivered. Accepted work must be delivered ready to install with appropriate hardware for size and weight of piece. Screws are not used for any installation. 2-D works must be appropriately wired, no saw tooth hangers.Summit Artspace has a limited number of pedestals available. The artist be required to provide a special display fixture appropriate for the installation. Please note all display fixtures are subject to Summit Artspace approval.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.   

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