Calls for Artists

419 Square Miles of Summit County
Photos of People and Places

Summit County Photo Exhibition


Summit County covers 419 square miles representing many facets of geography, business, rural and urban venues and diverse people.  “419 Square Miles of Summit County – Photos of people and places” is a subject-matter based exhibition for photographers that will open in Summit Artspace’s main gallery on March 1.

The focus of the exhibit is to highlight life throughout  Summit County using portraits, landscapes, interior spaces, nature, and street photography submitted by local and regional photographers, both professional and hobby.  Each photograph will be considered based on its own merit and must include the address/location of the photograph which must be within the 419 miles known as Summit County.

The vast expanse of Summit County will be reflected in photographs that convey emotions that speaks to the people, history and significance of life in Summit County. At a time when urban and rural parts of the County are sometimes divided, having an avenue for conversation and mutual appreciation through visual narrative is key.

About Juror Gary Harwood

Gary Harwood of Kent has worked as a photographer and teacher for more than 30 years. He teaches Visual Storytelling and other photography courses at Kent State University and is also an Artist in Residence with the Ohio Arts Council. He is the co-author of Tiger Legacy: Stories of Massillon Football and Growing Season: The Life of a Migrant Community.

His work has appeared in the Communication Arts Photo Annual, the Graphis Photo Annual, The Sun Magazine, Double Take/Points of Entry and has twice won the James R. Gordon Ohio Understanding Award from the Ohio News Photographers Association’s Pictures of the Year competition. Tiger Legacy was selected as one of the ten best photography books for the summer of 2016 by American Photo Magazine and Growing Season won the Carter G. Woodson Honor Award from the National Council for the Social Studies and the Ohioana Book Award from the Ohioana Library Association. 

Show Image Artwork:
Center – Dancers from the former Manchester Dance Company by Gary Harwood
Left and right – Secenes from Virginia Kendall Park by Taylor Clapp

Juror: Gary Harwood
Show Dates: March 1 – 31, 2019
Announcement of Acceptance: Feb. 11, 2018
Panel Discussion: March 28, 2019