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Whether to Weather

Juried Art Exhibition

Summit Artspace on E. Market - Main Gallery

February 21 - March 28

The weather is something we all have in common and cannot escape.  It is often the topic of conversations with friends and strangers.  We praise the rain when we need it and curse it when it changes our plans.  In reality we are at the mercy of weather.  From beautiful sunsets with peculiar cloud formations to the disastrous destruction it can leave in its wake, the weather affects and inspires us humans on a daily basis.

So let’s get real.  This is a love-hate relationship. The technical term for this type of relationship is “ambivalent relationship”. Our relationship with weather is complicated.  Because we are “stuck” in a relationship with weather like we obviously are, there is likely to be ambivalence present.    We get along sometimes (when the weather fits our plans and expectations) but we also harbor a few (or many) underlying negative feelings toward it.  The good news is that research has shown that love-hate relationships, while associated with things like stress and high blood pressure, are also beneficial.  They make us more creative in problem solving and better with decision making.

The awe and power of our relationship with the weather has been captured by artists through their lenses, their pencils, paints, etc. This exhibition will explore and showcase our love-hate relationship with weather and inspires artists to be creative in how they represent this  “Whether to Weather” relationship.

Deadline for entry: January, 27, 2020

Media: Open to all

Juror: Larry Pinkus

Drop off: February 17, 2020

Panel Discussion: March 26, 2020

Pick up: March 30, 2020

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to artists residing in or attending school in the following Ohio counties: Summit, Cuyahoga, Medina, Stark, Wayne and Portage. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. Artwork must be completed upon submission. Artwork can not have been previously displayed in a Summit Artspace related Gallery. 


 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 February 3, 2020.  Accepted work must be delivered to the Main Gallery at Summit Artspace on E. Market on Monday, February 17, 2020 during the hours of 10:00 am - 2:00 pm or 4:00 - 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 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.  

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