Call for Artists

Calling all artists! You’re invited to participate in Summit Artspace’s Chalk It Up event on September 10 – 11, which will run concurrently with Akron’s ArtWalk event on September 10 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., extending to Summit Artspace’s Saturday public hours on September 11 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. ArtWalk is a quarterly celebration with music, pop-ups, food trucks, and of course, art! This event allows artists and art-lovers to come together in the Historic Arts District of downtown Akron for a lively evening of creativity and fun.  

Interested in reserving a space to create your own chalk masterpiece? Let us know by filling out an application! You may begin working on your chalk piece on Friday and continue on Saturday. Summit Artspace will provide a 12-piece set of chalk pastels.

Please contact Grace Carter (grace@summitartspace.org) with questions. 

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Pop-up vendors are invited to participate in ArtWalk on September 10 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Outside, there will be music, food trucks, and chalk drawings. Inside, visitors can explore galleries and artist studios. Pop-up vendors can reserve a spot on the third floor of Summit Artspace by filling out this form on Submittable. A fee of $35.00 is required.

Please contact Grace Carter (grace@summitartspace.org) with questions.  

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19th Annual Kaleidoscope Juried Exhibition 

Howard and Betty Taylor Main Gallery at Summit Artspace  

October 9 – December 18, 2021 

Juried by Alexandra N. Coon, Executive Director at Massillon Museum 

 The Kaleidoscope Juried Exhibition is an annual holiday show presented by the Alliance for the Visual Arts (AVA). This show is open to all members of AVA organizations: Akron Society of Artists (ASA), Artists of Rubber City (AoRC), Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC) and Women’s Art League of Akron (WAL).  

Important Dates 

In-person Application Help at Summit Artspace: August 16, 10 am to 2 pm & August 17, 2 to 6 pm 

Deadline to Apply: September 1, 2020 at midnight 

Notification of Acceptance: September 15, 2021  

Artwork Drop-Off: September 27 from 10 am to 2 pm and 4 to 6 pm  

Exhibition Opening: October 9, 2021 

Artwork Pick-Up: December 20, 2021 from 10 am to 2 pm and 4 to 6 pm  

 

Awards 

1st place: $200, 2nd place $150, and 3rd place $100 and honorable mentions. Juror’s Awards announced via video debut on Summit Artspace social media platforms. The People’s Choice Award of a hand-crafted Kaleidoscope by artist Bob Pozarski will be announced December 20 on social media and the respective organization will notify the winning artist at the close of the show. 

 

Eligibility  

The exhibition is open to all current members (dues paid since June 15, 2021) of the society organizations of the Alliance for the Visual Arts: Akron Society of Artists (ASA), Artists of Rubber City (AoRC), Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC) and Women’s Art League of Akron (WAL). Must be at least 18 years old to enter. Artwork must be completed upon submission. Artwork cannot have been previously displayed in a Summit Artspace related Gallery. 

 

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Important Guidelines and Information:   

 

Jurying Information: Jurying will be done via digital image. Artists may submit up to three high quality digital images (.jpg, .pdf, .tiff. .png) of each submission (to show framing, different angles, cropped to show more detail, etc.). The images must accurately represent the finished work and accepted work must be professionally presented for exhibition (see notes below). All jurying is blind. Artist’s names cannot be in the file name of digital images. Submissions that include the artist’s name will be disqualified. If artists contact the juror in regards to their piece(s) from the time of submission to the announcement of winners, artists shall be subject to disqualification from this and future exhibitions. Signatures on artwork will be covered for final jurying to ensure blindness of juror.      

Size and Weight Limits: 

· Final installation size of 2-D work cannot exceed 4′ (48″) wide or 7′ (84″) high. 

· 3-D work must not exceed 39″ in diameter or 7′ (84″) high, nor may any single component of the work exceed 50 pounds.   

Display: 

· All wall-hung artwork must be wired with appropriate hardware for its weight; no saw tooth hangers. If wall mounted work absolutely cannot be wired, please indicate in the “Special Installation Requirements” section of the submission form. If there are special installation requirements, the artist must provide necessary hanging devices (i.e. magnets). 

· All work must be labelled with the artist’s name and contact information when delivered (in any format) 

· Summit Artspace has a limited number of pedestals available. The artist may be required to provide a special display fixture appropriate for the installation (if necessary). 

· No singular piece shall exceed 10 nail holes for installation. 

· Please note all displays are subject to Summit Artspace approval.   

· If submitting a triptych or diptych it must be: clearly labeled as so in the “Special Installation Requirements” section of the submission form, information must include desired measurements between components, each component must be wired, and the work must be listed with one title, price, and artist statement, as well as fit within the size restrictions above. 

· Suitability of works which must be suspended, require a power source, are between 35-50 pounds, are close to the size limitations or have other special installation requirements will be determined on an individual basis. 

· Professional installation will be provided by Summit Artspace. Care will be taken when handling and displaying all artwork; however, Summit Artspace waives responsibility for either damage or loss of artwork. 

Expectations:  If you are juried into the exhibition, you may gallery sit at least one shift; but is optional due to COVID. 30% gallery commission will be collected on all artwork sold during the show.  Summit Artspace will process all artworks sales and compensation to artists. All artists will be required to sign a gallery contract when delivering their accepted entries. Upon entering you will be emailed future call for art opportunities at Summit Artspace. We cannot accept artwork that is shipped, nor can we ship artwork.  

Questions or concerns? Please email natalie@summitartspace.org.