Calls for Artists



YOU-Topia (ages 15+)

Juried Virtual Art Exhibition
SummitArtspace.org

Juried for entry and cash prizes ($50 for 1st place, $25 for 2nd place, $15 for 3rd place)

May 2 – June 13, 2020

What does your YOU-Topia look like? Artists are constantly responding to the state of the world and creating pertinent work that shapes perspectives and impacts the future. A utopia is defined as an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. During these unprecedented times, imagining a perfect or better world, a utopia, can temporarily relieve anxiety and bring comfort. For this virtual exhibition, artists are prompted to respond to current events and create work that imagines a better future. This future could be whimsical and colorful, or practical and just; perhaps it just celebrates going “back-to-normal.” Get your creativity flowing and share with us your YOU-Topia!  
 
“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.” – Neil Gaiman

Deadline: Monday, April 20, 2020 by midnight

Entry fee: $7 per submission up to three submissions

Media: Open to All

Juror: Edith Wadkins

Notification of Acceptance: April 27, 2020 by midnight

Virtual Reception: May 2, 2020 (more information coming soon)

Virtual Panel Discussion: Date TBD

PAY ENTRY FEE AND SUBMIT YOUR ART HERE.



YOU-Topia: Youth Challenge (ages 0-14)

Juried Virtual Art Exhibition
SummitArtspace.org

All submissions will be accepted; exhibition will be juried for awards

May 2 – June 13, 2020

What does a perfect world look like to you? While you’re spending time at home, spend some time imagining your utopia. A utopia is an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. This could look different to every person. After you brainstorm and daydream a little, try to create your perfect world through art. Maybe it’s really colorful and bright, or maybe it’s based off a book or a movie you like. Maybe your perfect world is summer all year long or being able to fly. Get your creativity flowing and share with us your YOU-Topia!  
 
Youth ages 0-14 are encouraged to create artwork and submit it to this exhibition with the permission and assistance of their legal guardian(s). All submitted artwork will be featured on Summit Artspace’s website.  
 
“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.” – Neil Gaiman

Deadline: Monday, April 20, 2020 by midnight

Entry fee: $3 per submission up to three submissions

Media: Open to All

Juror: Edith Wadkins

Virtual Reception: May 2, 2020 (more information coming soon)

PAY ENTRY FEE AND SUBMIT YOUR ART HERE.



The Art of Y

Juried Art Exhibition
Summit Artspace on E. Market- Main Gallery

Dates TBD

Summit Artspace is collaborating with the Y to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Akron Area YMCA. For this exhibition we invite artists to create pieces that include the letter “Y” in any way whether it is literal, hidden or abstract. Show us your Y story.
 
For 150 years, the Akron Area YMCA has been a strong place to launch and a safe place to land. From the highest quality rated Early Care & Education to the Super Senior Series, the Y has been a place for people to find their community, while finding themselves. The Y’s mission is to strengthen communities and they have done so with swimming, sports, healthy living programs, mentor programs with area schools, before and after care, camps, and social responsibility.
 
Prizes:
First Place $200
Second Place $100
Third Place $50
Winning pieces will be invited to be on display at the Y’s Gala on August 22, 2020.

Deadline: Monday, April 27, 2020, Midnight

Entry fee: $15

Media: Open to All Media

Juror: Sharon Mazgaj

Notification of Acceptance: TBD

Drop Off: TBD

Reception: TBD

Pick Up: TBD

PAY ENTRY FEE AND SUBMIT YOUR ART HERE.



Discarded and Rediscovered

Juried Art Exhibition
Summit Artspace on Tusc Gallery

Dates TBD

As a consumerist society that is constantly disposing and discarding, what does it mean to rediscover and repurpose? This may be finding value in something that another person has deemed worthless, or reusing an object because of an intrinsic interest one might have in it; maybe it’s manipulating a found-object to communicate an idea that it was never intended to communicate. Interpretations of this rediscovery may include assemblages, collages, the use of a nontraditional foundation for a painting, and many more. For this exhibition, artists are challenged to repurpose, reclaim, and rediscover discarded materials through the production of strong and compelling artwork.


Deadline: Monday, April 6, 2020, Midnight

Entry fee: $15

Media: Mixed Media

Juror: Gwen Waight

Notification of Acceptance: TBD

Drop Off: TBD

Reception: TBD

Pick Up: TBD

PAY ENTRY FEE AND SUBMIT YOUR ART HERE.



Motion // Emotion

Juried Photography Exhibition
Summit Artspace on E. Market – Three G Gallery

Dates TBD

Motion and emotion are two concepts that affect our everyday lives: we are constantly moving and are constantly feeling. Motion is a wide-ranging idea, referring to, perhaps, ways to get from Point A to Point B, the toss of a ball, or the inevitable passing of time. Motion could remind you of a childhood memory spent swinging on the playground, the rotation of the Earth around the Sun, the busyness of the holiday season, or tree branches moving in the wind. Regardless of what it looks like to you, it is undeniable that we live in a universe of unending motion.

While motion is often external, emotion manifests itself internally. Emotion is a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. Examples range from excitement to sorrow, embarrassment to fear, anger to surprise. Emotions can lead us to make decisions and make change, and allow us to form deep relationships.

For this exhibition, photographers are asked to respond to either of these universal ideas, motion or emotion. You are encouraged to think critically about these concepts and respond in a way that reflects your interpretation. In addition to your photographs, we ask that you please include which concept you are embodying and how in your artist statement. 

 “I think that emotional content is an image’s most important element, regardless of the photographic technique.”  Anne Geddes 


Deadline: TBD

Entry fee: $15

Media: Photography 

Juror: Tim Fitzwater

Notification of Acceptance: TBD

Drop Off: TBD (10am-2pm and 4pm-7pm)

Reception: TBD 

Pick Up: TBD (10am-2pm and 4pm-7pm) 

PAY ENTRY FEE AND SUBMIT YOUR ART HERE.



Artists of Rubber City presents the
2020 Juried Regional Art Exhibition

Summit Artspace on E. Market – Main Gallery

Cash prizes over $500 will accompany top awards!

Dates TBD


Deadline Extended: TBD

Entry fee: $35 (up to two pieces)

AoRC Member Entry Fee: $30 (up to two pieces) 

Media: Open to All

Juror: Amy Mothersbaugh

Notification of Acceptance: TBD

Drop Off: TBD (10am-2pm and 4pm-7pm)

Reception: TBD, 5-8pm (Awards Announced at 7pm)

PAY ENTRY FEE AND SUBMIT YOUR ART HERE.