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$15.00 USD

Fresh 2021

January 15- March 27, 2021

Betty and Howard Taylor Main Gallery

140 E. Market St | Akron, Ohio

Call for Visual Art

 Take your art in new directions using a FRESH perspective in the 17th annual juried FRESH exhibition. Art 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 material, contemporary and unique conceptual thinking and demonstrate a high level of skill in the artist’s visual language. Work must have been created since January 1, 2020 and not previously displayed in Summit Artspace.

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

Deadline for Entry:  December 20, 2020 Midnight

Entry Fee: $15

Drop Off: Sunday, January 10, 2021

Juror: TBD

Media: all media types

Opening Reception: Friday, January 15, 5-8 pm 

Pick up: Sunday, March 28, 2021

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to artists who have a connection to Northeast Ohio. 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 30. Accepted work must be delivered to the Main Gallery at Summit Artspace on E. Market on Sunday, January 10, 2021 during the hours of 10:00 am - 2:00 pm or 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.     

Juror's Bio: TBD

Please note changes to this section: 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. 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.

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