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Fresh 2022
January 14 - March 26, 2022
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 18th 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, 2021 and not previously displayed in Summit Artspace. Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. - Edgar Degas

Juror: Jared Ledesma, Senior Curator at the Akron Art Museum

Deadline for Entry:  December 17, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

Entry Fee: $15

Notification of Acceptance: December 22, 2021

Drop Off: Monday, January 3, 2022

Media: All media 

Opening: Friday, January 14, 2022 

Awards: 1st place: $200, 2nd place $150, and 3rd place $100 and honorable mentions.

Pick up: Monday, March 28, 2022

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 December 22. Accepted work must be delivered to the Main Gallery at Summit Artspace on E. Market on Monday, January 3rd, 2022 during the hours of 10:00 am - 2:00 pm or 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.     
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 displays 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. Upon entering you will be emailed future call for art opportunities at Summit Artspace.

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