Group Exhibition Proposals: July 2022 - June 2023 

Summit Artspace invites applicants to organize a group exhibition of at least three artists to be shown in the Second Floor Gallery, a large space for artists to dialogue in exciting ways. We welcome individual artists, groups, and curators who are exploring new and 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.

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.

StarBurst
April 8th - June 25, 2022

Summit Artspace

140 E. Market St | Akron, Ohio

Call for Visual Art: Summit Artspace is thrilled to announce we have recommitted to hosting the  first StarBurst juried high school senior exhibition.  StarBurst 2022 will the first annual exhibition open for participation to all Summit County High Schools.  A jury composed of visual arts educators will grant participants with various awards.  Cash prizes will be  awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize recipients.  Additionally Myers School of Art will offer a scholarship to one lucky participant.  The exhibition will run from April  8, 2022 – May 21, 2022, with the awards ceremony and reception on opening night.

Deadline for Intention of Participation:  Tuesday, February 1st, 2022

Deadline for Entry: Friday,  March 4th, 2022

Notifications of Acceptance: March 11th, 2022  

Drop Off Dates:  Monday, March 28th and Tuesday, March 29th,  from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Opening:  An opening reception will be held at Summit Artspace on Friday, April 8th, from 5:00 -7:00 PM 2022.  The opening is open to the public and participants are encouraged to attend.   

Eligibility: The Starburst exhibition is open to all Summit County High Schools.  Each participating school will be able to enter up to (5) artworks from their senior class.  Schools are responsible for choosing the artworks to submit, as well as dropping-off and picking-up artworks.  Decisions regarding the acceptance of submitted works is under the discretion of Summit Artspace.   

Jurors: 

Arnold Tunstall - Gallery Director of Emily Davis Gallery at the Myers School of Art, University of Akron. 

Susan Yingling - Retired Visual and Performing Art Educator from Miller South.   

Janet Baran - Retired Visual Art Educator from North Canton High School. 

Awards: Awards will be announced during the opening reception on April 8th, 2022 at 6:00 PM.  All exhibiting artists as well as family, and friends are welcome to attend.     

First Place: $200

Second Place: $100

Third Place: $50

Honorable Mention (4) 

Best in Technical  

Best Use of Media/Material 

Most Creative  

Best in Three Dimension 

Additionally, The Myers School of Art will award one $500 scholarship to a participant  of this exhibition who will be graduating this Spring 2022. The winner  will be selected by a Myers representative and will be disbursed once the student is a confirmed art major at The  University of Akron for the following academic year (2022-23). This  award would be in addition to any other awards they may be eligible for  from The Myers School of Art / The University of Akron.

Guidelines:
Submit all entries by Friday, March 4th (midnight).

One submission form per Artwork

 Up to 5 artworks per school, If more than 5 are submitted only up to 5 will be selected.   

Artwork submitted cannot be previously displayed at Summit Artspace.

You may upload up to three images per piece of art to showcase different angles or details, accepted file types are JPEG and PNG.

School contact/ instructor will be responsible for submitting, dropping off, and picking up artwork. 

We cannot accept artwork that is shipped, nor can we ship artwork. 

All visual media will be accepted.

Artwork can be listed as for sale if desired by artist. All artists will be required to sign a gallery contract for their accepted entries. 

30% gallery commission will be collected on all artwork sold during the show.  Summit Artspace will process all artworks sales and compensation to artists. 

Though framed pieces are preferred, we understand framing is difficult to acquire, if a work is framed it must have a wire or hanging mechanism on back.  Unframed work will be permitted, with matting preferred.  Matting the artwork makes it easier to hang and will better ensure the safety of the piece.  Unmated pieces will be allowed if necessary.  The jurying of the work will not be based on framing/ matting.    

All canvas work should have a wire hanging for the back.   

Dimensions should not exceed 48" x 48" x 48." 

Pedestals are available for 3D works.  

Unique installations should come with detailed descriptions for install.

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. 

 

Be a vendor at Summit Artspace during our March 11th ArtWalk!
Important Details:

  • Application will close Friday, February 18th, at 11:59 p.m.
  • You will be notified of acceptance by Tuesday, February 22nd .
  • Open to artisans who sell and exhibit locally made products and live, work or play in Northeast Ohio.
  • Each vendor will be provided a 10' x 10' space, 6ft. table and two folding chairs.
    Vendors will be located on each of the three floors on a first come first served basis.  
  • Electric access is limited and an extra $10 fee. Inquire about availability. 
  • Must be able to carry and assemble vendor booths independently from 1:00 - 4:00pm and tear down 8:00 - 9:00 pm.
  • Must commit to the event times of 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and agree to staff your booth for the duration of the entire event. 
  • Must adhere to all of Summit Artspace's COVID-19 policies and procedures.
  • Must agree to COVID-19 government health department checklist, including that you are healthy, do not exhibit any symptoms and have not been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • There are no refunds except if a government directed shutdown occurs.  
  • Summit Artspace will be promoting ArtWalk program via various media including paid advertisements.  In addition, resident artists will be participating.  


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