Ends on December 9, 2019

$15.00 USD

Creative Recovery 

January 4 – February 1, 2020 

Transition Gallery – Summit Artspace on East Market 

Call for Visual Art  

Art is a process, the same as recovery is a process. Because art and recovery are deeply personal, art and recovery can be a very unique way of changing people’s attitudes, values, feelings, and goals. 

Artists are invited to use images to express pain, struggles, victory, fear, resilience and many other emotions experienced during a recovery. The art can represent the artist’s personal journey or depict the journey of another and the impact of watching the journey as a bystander. 

Painting, drawing, jewelry-making, and all forms of 2D and 3D art can be used as the portal for the expression of the emotions and experiences that artists have experienced or shared. Artists are invited to explore deep emotions—the sadness, the hopelessness, the fear, and the relief, the joys, and the hope of a new day. 

“Creative Recovery” is an exhibition that seeks to give artistic expression to the struggle, the celebration and sometimes, the tragedy of recovery. 

Deadline for Entry:  December 9, 2019 Midnight 

Entry Fee: $15  

Drop Off: Monday, December 30, 2019 

Juror:  Janet Mikolajczyk 

Media: all media types  

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 4, 5-9 pm 

Pick up: Monday, February 3 

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 piece of artwork to be considered for inclusion with each submission.  Artists may submit up to three different pieces to be considered. Each piece must be submitted separately.  For each submission, artists may submit up to three high quality digital images (.jpg, .pdf, .tiff. .png) of the artwork.  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 included in the file name of digital images.  Submissions with file names 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 16.  Accepted work must be delivered to the Transition Gallery at Summit Artspace on E. Market on Monday, December 30, 2020 during the hours of 10:00 am - 2:00 pm or 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  

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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 pieces with saw tooth hangers will be accepted.  
  • 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 may 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. If accepted,  the artist you will be expected to gallery sit at least one shift (2-5 hours during gallery hours). Artists with multiple pieces will be expected to sit more than one shift.   

All artists who submit a piece  for consideration will  be emailed all  future call for art opportunities at Summit Artspace.