April 7th - May 20, 2023
Summit Artspace
140 E. Market St | Akron, Ohio

Call for Visual Art: Summit Artspace is thrilled to announce the second annual StarBurst juried high school senior exhibition.  StarBurst 2022 is open for participation to all Summit County High Schools.  A jury composed of visual arts educators will grant participants with various awards.  Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize recipients.  Additionally, Myers School of Art will offer a scholarship to one lucky participant.  The exhibition will run from April  7, 2022 – May 20, 2023, with the awards ceremony and reception on opening night.

Important Dates:                                                                                                                       Deadline for Entry: Friday,  March 3rd, 2022
Notifications of Acceptance: Friday, March 10th, 2022  
Drop Off Dates:  Friday, March 24th 12:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 25th,  from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Opening:  An opening reception will be held at Summit Artspace on Friday, April 7th, from 5:00 -7:00 PM 2022.  The opening is open to the public and participants are encouraged to attend. Awards will be announced at 6:00 p.m.   

Eligibility: The Starburst exhibition is open to all Summit County High Schools.  Each participating school will be able to enter up to (5) artworks from their senior class.  Schools are responsible for choosing the artworks to submit, as well as dropping off and picking-up artworks.  Decisions regarding the acceptance of submitted works is at the discretion of Summit Artspace.   

Eva Kwong, an internationally acclaimed artist and former Kent State University faculty in the Ceramics Department.
Stephen Tornero, a local fiber artist and art teacher at Plain Local Schools, who has recently been named 2022 Stark County Art Educator of the Year by the Massillon Museum & Canton Museum of Art.  

Awards: Awards will be announced during the opening reception on April 7th, 2023 at 6:00 PM.  All exhibiting artists as well as family, and friends are welcome to attend.     
First Place: $200
Second Place: $100
Third Place: $50
Honorable Mention (4)
Best in Technical  
Best Use of Media/Material
Most Creative  
Best in Three Dimension
Additionally, The Myers School of Art will award one $500 scholarship to a participant of this exhibition who will be graduating this Spring 2022. The winner will be selected by a Myers representative and will be disbursed once the student is a confirmed art major at The  University of Akron for the following academic year (2022-23). This award would be in addition to any other awards they may be eligible for from The Myers School of Art / The University of Akron.

Submit all entries by Friday, March 4th (midnight).
One submission form per Artwork
Up to 5 artworks per school, If more than 5 are submitted only up to 5 will be selected.   
Artwork submitted cannot be previously displayed at Summit Artspace.
You may upload up to three images per piece of art to showcase different angles or details, accepted file types are JPEG and PNG.
School contact/ instructor will be responsible for submitting, dropping off, and picking up artwork.
We cannot accept artwork that is shipped, nor can we ship artwork.
All visual media will be accepted.
Artwork can be listed as for sale if desired by artist. All artists will be required to sign a gallery contract for their accepted entries.
30% gallery commission will be collected on all artwork sold during the show.  Summit Artspace will process all artworks sales and compensation to artists.
Though framed pieces are preferred, we understand framing is difficult to acquire, if a work is framed it must have a wire or hanging mechanism on back.  Unframed work will be permitted, with matting preferred.  Matting the artwork makes it easier to hang and will better ensure the safety of the piece.  Unmated pieces will be allowed if necessary.  The jurying of the work will not be based on framing/ matting.    
All canvas work should have a wire hanging for the back.   
Dimensions should not exceed 48" x 48" x 48."
Pedestals are available for 3D works.  
Unique installations should come with detailed descriptions for install.
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.

Ends on $15.00

Fresh 2023
January 13 - March 18, 2023
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 19th 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 non-traditional material, conceptual thinking and demonstrate a high level of technical skill. Work must have been created since January 1, 2022 and not previously displayed in Summit Artspace.
Juror: Michael Gill, Executive Director and Editor Collective Arts Network (CAN) Journal
Deadline for Entry:  December 9, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
Entry Fee: $15 (2 entries allowed for $15) If the $15 entry fee is a barrier, or if it would prevent any artist from entering, please reach out to for free or discounted entry.
Notification of Acceptance: December 23, 2022
Drop Off: January 3, 2023 11:00AM-2:00PM or 4:00PM-6:00PM
Media: All media
Opening: Friday, January 13, 2023
Awards: 1st place: $200, 2nd place $150, and 3rd place $100 and honorable mentions.
Pick up: March 21, 2023 1:00AM-2:00PM or 4:00PM-6:00PM

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to artists who live, work, or attend school in Summit and surrounding counties. 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 two entries for consideration in the show, and may submit up to three high quality digital images (.jpg, .pdf, .tiff. .png) of the artwork entered.  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.  
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.
  • 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 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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