Monday, September 29, 2008

Arts and Culture, Akron

Just a few of the arts events happening soon:

24th Annual Northeast Ohio Regional Juried Painting Exhibition
Cuyahoga Valley Art Center
October 6-30, 2008

Fresh & Spooky
Meet-the-Artists Opening, Friday, October 3rd, 5-7pm
Summit Artspace
October 3 - November 8

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Call for Entries: Drawing Annual, Manifest Galleries


A Competitive Annual Publication of Works of Contemporary Drawing and Writing About Drawing

Deadline December 31.

The International Drawing Annual is an extension of Manifest's Drawing Center activities. Its goal is to support the recognition, documentation, and publication of excellent, current, and relevant works of drawing from around the world. A natural question will be "what is drawing?" and that is exactly the question the Annual is meant to investigate from year to year. Furthermore the goal is to ask "what is exceptional drawing?" Therefore submissions are expected to vary, including a range of drawing types, from the most academic to the most experimental, but all with some relevance to the artists' honest understanding of the practice of "drawing."

With the inclusion of a call for writing about drawing Manifest eagerly pursues a deeper understanding of how drawing is realized, discussed, and interpreted in contemporary society. Works of writing will be selected to complement the artwork chosen for inclusion in the publication.

Complete entry info here.

Printable PDF form/prospectus here.

Learn about previous volumes of the INDA here.

Call For Entries: Contemporary Printmaking, Manifest Galleries

Contemporary Printmaking, Manifest Galleries: An international call for works of contemporary printmaking

Deadline November 7.

Like photography, printmaking is a genre of creative work that is underscored by its processes. Some artists are steadfast traditionalists, anchoring themselves in age-old technical methods. Others push the boundaries of the discipline, exploring just what constitutes ‘printmaking’. In this exhibit Manifest will call to artists to submit works of contemporary printmaking, and will strive to explore the range of methods and results currently being achieved within the bounds of such processes, including traditional and non-traditional approaches.

Complete entry info here.

Printable PDF form/prospectus here.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Call for Entries: Terra Firma, Manifest Galleries

An International Competitive Survey of Approaches to Landscape

Deadline October 3rd

Terra Firma will focus on interpretations of a theme not yet thoroughly explored by Manifest. Landscape can be so very widely interpreted and expressed. From the most observational depictions of geographic locations to conceptual or nearly abstract spaces, landscapes are generally considered works representing real or imagined 'land' or natural spaces. However, even larger scale architectural conceptions, or combinations of the natural and man-made are often categorized as such. Therefore, Manifest invites artists to submit contemporary works in any medium that explores the concept or subject of Landscape.

Complete entry info here.

Printable PDF form/prospectus here.

Manifest Creative Research Gallery
and Drawing Center
2727 Woodburn Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

Monday, September 22, 2008

Call for Artists: Mini Your Work 2008, Utrecht Art Supplies

The Utrecht store in Cleveland Heights is sponsoring a show of miniature artworks in November. Here are the details direct from them:

DETAILS: After having 2 very successful "Your Work" shows, we have decided to host "Mini Your Work '08." Join us for the opening reception where you can help promote your small works to the public. Prizes will be awarded during the opening reception on November 13, 2008. Great discounts will be given to all submitting artists. Sales of the mini works will be in cash or check only with the total amount of the purchase price going directly to you.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists of any level. Submissions must have been created in the last 5 years. Artwork cannot exceed 7 inches in either height or width (including matting and framing). Largest accepted work will be 7"x7". Artwork must be appropriate for all ages. Artwork must be hand delivered, no shipped entries. Artwork must be easy to hang.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Artist may submit up to four entries with a non-refundable entry fee of $2 per piece (cash, check, or credit cards, no money orders). Actual art can be submitted to Utrecht Art Supplies during normal store hours from October 26 to November 8, 2008. You will be supplied with an entry form when you drop off your artwork. Each piece needs to have a sale price or be marked "NFS" (not for sale).

PRIZES: There will be four prizes: First Place $35 gift card, Second Place $25 gift card, Third Place $15 gift card, and Community Pick $30 gift card.

October 25 thru November 8, 2008 - Hand deliver artwork during normal business hours
November 9, 2008 - Notification of acceptance/rejection (decisions are non-negotiable)
November 8-13, 2008 - Judging for Community Pick Winner
November 9-13, 2008 - Pick up for non-selected submissions
November 13, 2008 - Opening reception and awards presentation
December 5-9, 2008 - Hand retrieval of artwork during normal store hours


Utrecht Art Supplies Cleveland
1798 Coventry Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
(216) 371-3500

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ohio Collage Society 2nd Annual Exhibit

The Ohio Collage Society, local affiliate of the National Collage Society
marks its 1st anniversary by sponsoring the 2nd annual Member's Show at
Mansfield Art Center in Mansfield , Ohio. Opening ceremonies will take place on Sunday September 21 at 2 PM. The exhibit runs through October 26.

The Ohio Collage Society is a new organization that is currently growing
its membership. Members exhibited work at Peninsula Art Academy in 2007.

Rebecca Langley, curator of the Pearl Conrad Gallery at the Ohio State
Extension Campus, will be the awards judge for this invitational exhibition.

The show will include 2 and 3-dimensional work using a variety of collage

The Mansfield Art Center is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11-5 and Sunday
12-5. For more information on the exhibit call the Mansfield Art Center at
419 756 1700 or visit

For information on the Ohio Collage Society email or

Friday, September 12, 2008

Don Getz Workshop, Sept. 15, 7:30 PM

Don Getz will lead a mini-workshop on Monday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 PM. It's sponsored by the Hudson Society of Artists and will be held at the Barlow Community Center on Oviatt Street in Hudson, Ohio.

Don Getz asks that we make a series of small studies --- no bigger than 9x12 -- in the drawing media of our choice, then add color with watercolor washes, colored pencils, pastels or the media of our choice.

This will be a quick sketchbook course -- like in his new book.

HSA will have some paper and pencils available, but to get the most of the evening bring paper capable of taking color washes of the media that you usually use.

Don will also bring slides.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Summit Artspace Workshop

Summit Artspace Workshop

Watercolor Demo with Sally Heston
Oil Demo with Linda Misja

Saturday, September 13
1:00-3:00 pm

Free Workshop
No registration necessary

Summit Artspace
Akron Area Arts Alliance
140 E. Market St.
Akron, Ohio 44308

Monday, September 08, 2008

Akron Arts & Culture Highlights Sept. 8-14

This is just a sampling of the many events happening in the area. Visit for more events and details.

Hudson History Days
Saturday, Sept. 13, 8am-8pm
Re-enactments, music, demos, food
Actors Summit Theatre, 330-342-0800

Family Friendly Day
Saturday, Sept. 13, 10am-6pm
Historical portrayal tours
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 330-836-5533

Downtown @ Dusk
Thursday, Sept. 11, 6:30pm, FREE
Art-making for children, art talks, music
Akron Art Museum, 330-376-9185

Watercolor & Oil Demos
Saturday, Sept. 13, 1:00pm, FREE
Women's Art League of Akron
Summit Artspace, 330-376-8480

Guitar Virtuoso Ernie Hawkins
Saturday, Sept. 13, GAR Hall in Peninsula
Workshop 3:30pm, Concert 7:30pm
Peninsula Art Academy, 330-657-2248

Pat Boas Art Lecture & Reception
Thursday, Sept. 11, 6:00pm, FREE
Folk Hall, Myers School of Art
The University of Akron, 330-972-6030