Ends on December 16, 2019

$15.00 USD

Fresh 2020

January 10- February 8

Main Gallery – Plus one additional Gallery at Summit Artspace on E. Market 

Call for Visual Art

Take your art in new directions using a FRESH perspective in this 16th annual juried show. Art that will be accepted as part of this annual exhibition must be innovative and challenging to both the viewer and the artist. Accepted artists will have pushed the boundaries of what art can be– stylistically, conceptually, or technically– and will challenge the viewer to see the world through a new lens. Accepted work will feature novel styles, original thinking, and demonstrate a high level of skill in the artist’s chosen 2D or 3D media. Work must have been created since January 1, 2019 and not previously displayed in a Summit Artspace related gallery.

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. - Edgar Degas  

Deadline for Entry:  December 16, 2019 Midnight

Entry Fee: $15 

Drop Off: Monday, January 6, 2020

Juror: Katina Pastis Radwanski 

Media: all media types 

Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 5-8 pm    

Pick up: Monday, February 10

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to artists residing in or attending school in the following Ohio counties: Summit, Cuyahoga, Medina, Stark and Portage. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. Artwork must be completed upon submission.  

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 finished work and accepted work must be professionally presented for exhibition (see notes below). Artist's name cannot be in the file name of digital images.  Submissions that include the artist’s name will be disqualified. Notification of the juror’s decision will be made via email by 11:59 pm on December 23 . Accepted work must be delivered to the Main Gallery at Summit Artspace on E. Market on Monday, January 6, 2020 during the hours of 10:00 am - 2:00 pm or 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Juror's Bio: Katina Pastis Radwanski is a contemporary painter, sculptor and art educator who, as a former high school art teacher, has experience with numerous painting, sculpture, and printmaking mediums.  A long time studio resident artist at Summit Artspace, she now works at her studio, “404 West”, located in the ArtCraft Building in downtown Cleveland. Her pieces can be found in several corporate collections including Akron Community Foundation, Akron Tool and Die, Grady Hospital in Atlanta, GA, and Park Center I in Beachwood, OH. Katina is a graduate of Kent State University and The University of Georgia, where she worked as a graduate assisant. She has served on the boards of the Georgia Watercolor Society, the Akron Women’s Art League, and the Artists of Rubber City. She is represented by Group Ten Gallery in Kent, OH and Gray Haus Studios, in Bay Village, OH. 

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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 wall mounted artwork must be wired with appropriate hardware for weight of piece, no saw tooth hangers
  • Screws are not used for any installation
  •  All work must be identified (labelled) with the artist name and contact information when delivered.

 Summit Artspace has a limited number of pedestals available. The artist maybe required to provide a special display fixture appropriate for the installation. Please note all display fixtures are subject to Summit Artspace approval.  Triptychs and diptychs that are hung as multiple pieces will not be accepted. If submitting a triptych or diptych it must be: clearly labeled as so in the “Special Installation Requirements” section of the submission form, prepared as one piece of artwork with one wire, 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.  If accepted you will be expected to gallery sit at least one shift (2-5 hours during gallery hours).  Upon entering you will be emailed future call for art opportunities at Summit Artspace.