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Call For Artists - Active Calls for Entry

The following call for entry opportunities are provided as information only. The Cincinnati Art Club does not sponsor, endorse or recommend any of the following unless specifically stated. Please research each opportunity thoroughly before participating. To submit information, email listing to Webmaster.

Also see the Plein Air Schedule web page for additional painting opportunities.

48th Hamilton Current Local Art Competition

Accepting Artwork on March 30, 31 and April 1, 2017

$1000 in cash prizes to be awarded. Selected artwork will be on view in the Fitton Center for Creative Arts galleries, April 29 through July 7, opening event April 29, Saturday 5 pm - 7 pm.

Download Entry Form
For more information, contact Cathy Mayhugh at or 513-863-8873 x122.

51st Annual Hyde Park Square Art Show

Entry Deadline March 31, 2017

Accepting applications for art exhibitors to display and sell their work in one of the area’s finest juried art shows. Applicants prejudged in April and those accepted into the October show will be notified by mail. Application form and $130 entrance fee due by March 31, 2017. Hyde Park Square Art Show is Sunday, October 1, 2017, 10 am – 5:00 pm.

Art Show Application


2017 Art Affaire - Poster Image Competition

Entry Deadline April 10, 2017 at 5 pm EST

The poster image contest will result in a promotional graphic that will be used to help increase awareness for Art Affaire and the City of Milford, thereby growing the event in terms of participating artists and visitors and create a marketing piece(s) that will become an integral part of the event’s promotional program. Art Bridges History is the theme of Art Affaire and also the theme for the image contest. Art has always been a way to depict historical relevance, desire an image that is artistic in nature but “ties together” or bridges the local history of the greater Milford area.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts - National Juried Exhibition "Home"

Entry Deadline April 17, 2017

Artists are invited to explore the concept of home in all media and a variety of interpretations of the theme such as shelter, family, immigration, homelessness, nostalgia, architecture, domesticity and the home planet we all share, Earth. Selected artists will be exhibited at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City, IN, 60 miles East of Chicago. From the artists selected, two will be chosen for a future exhibition at the Lubeznik Center.

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Milford Paintout & Wet Paint Sale - Saturday, May 13, 2017

Artists must register by April 20, 2017

Row House Gallery and Historic Milford Association proudly present this FREE event. Artists can choose any topic within a 10-mile radius of Main Street, Milford, OH 45150 and may start painting anytime on Saturday, May 13. The wet-paint sale will be held on the sidewalks in front of participating businesses, 5:00 pm through 7:30 pm. Artists retain 100% of any sale.

For Information or to Register, email Nancy Meyer at


2017 Art Affaire

Application Deadline April 20, 2017

The Greater Milford Area Historical Society (GMAHS) is accepting applications for the 12th Annual Art Affaire to be held September 23, 2017 in historic Milford, Ohio. The show is juried and will accommodate up to 115 artists. 2016 show attendance was estimated at 8,000+.

Information and Application
Inquiries to Mary Ward at

2017 Art Kudos Juried Competition - $4,500 in cash awards

Deadline June 30, 2017

Art Kudos is an annual juried competition. Artists selected as finalists participate in an online-only exhibition and have the opportunity to win cash awards. Open to all artists 18 or older. Eligible media include: acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, drawings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber art, and mixed media. Media not accepted: video/film, wearable art. $35 for 3 images. 2017 Awards Judge: Mike Calway-Fagen is an artist, writer, and curator based in Athens, GA where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Georgia.

Richeson75 International Art Competitions

Still Life & Floral Deadline March 1, 2017
Figure/ Portrait Deadline August 28, 2017
Animals, Birds & Wildlife Deadline October 31, 2017

Large cash prizes and generous prizes of Richeson art studio furniture and materials for each contest cycle. Only online submissions are accepted. Entry form must be filled out and files uploaded. Artists may enter up to 6 works. A maximum of 3 artworks per artist can be selected as finalists. Please see the prospectus for each show for specific rules and details.

Entry Information

2017 Mariemont Paint Out

Friday & Saturday, September 22 & 23, 2017 - Registration info coming soon

It all starts with the Woman's Art Club Cutural Center, The Barn, with two days of painting followed by a wet-paint exhibition, reception and sale Saturday evening. Sunday will provide an additional opportunity for viewing or purchasing art.