Cincinnati Art Club & Wessel Gallery, 1021 Parkside Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513‑241‑4591

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.

2018 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit (KNWA)

Deadline for Submissions July 30, 2018

KNWA prospectus can be found on Ohio Valley Art League's website. Exhibit open to the public October 3 - November 29, 2018, Preston Arts Center, Henderson, KY. Opening Reception and Awards Presentation is October 20, 2018. (Cash awards totaling $13,900 plus Purchase Awards were presented to artists in the 2016 exhibition.)


ART COMES ALIVE - Over $300,000+ in awards to artists!

Deadline to Enter Sunday, August 5, 2018 @ 11:59 pm EST

Annual fine art contest and exhibit that awards the best emerging and professional artists working in North America. A diverse panel of prestigious jurors come from across the country and are seeking artists working in a variety of media, subject matter and price points. Jurors will cast their votes for the top artists who will be showcased in a final exhibit here in Cincinnati and awarded prizes including purchase awards, gallery contracts, publishing contracts, solos shows, publicity and cash prizes. Opening Night is Saturday, October 6, 2018 and ACA Exhibit closes Friday, November 30, 2018. Cost to Enter: 1st Image $55, 2nd Image $25, 3rd Image $15 and 4th Image FREE.

ACA 2018 Entry

Richeson75 International Art Competitions 2018

Still Life & Floral Deadline March 1, 2018
Landscape Deadline May 1, 2018
Figure/ Portrait Deadline August 27, 2018
Animals, Birds & Wildlife Deadline October 29, 2018

The Richeson75 competitions offer a venue in which established and emerging artists may show their latest, best work to a wide and appreciative audience. There are 75 finalists for each regular contest. Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. underwrites large cash prizes for Best-In-Show and generous prizes of Richeson art studio furniture and materials for each contest cycle. Please see the prospectus for each show for specific rules and details.

Entry Information

2018 Mariemont Paint Out

Registration Deadlines to be announced

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 27 - 30, 2018. The Mariemont Paint Out plein air competition awards total more than $4,000. It all starts and ends at the Woman's Art Club Cutural Center, The Barn, with two days of painting followed by a wet-paint exhibition, reception, awards and sale.

Piqua Arts Festival - Paint Out Competition

Pre-Register by September 1, 2018

Artists from across the state and beyond are invited to participate in a Plein Air Paint Out as part of the Piqua Arts Festival that will take place on Saturday, September 1, 2018 in Piqua, Ohio. 1st Place for the Paint Out will be $500, 2nd Place will be $250, 3rd Place will be $150 and two honorable mentions of $50 will be awarded. Artists participation also invited in a Quick Paint Competition.

Information and Registration at