Call For Artists Details

May Show

79th Annual

Sun, May 19, 2024 to Sun, Jun 30, 2024

Take an additional 20% off when you use the ON-LINE ENTRY FORM or print this page to enter with a paper entry form.

Guest Juror:

Photo of guest juror Mindy Tousley
Mindy Tousley

Mindy Tousley, AAWR Executive Director, a native of Western New York, Tousley has lived in Cleveland since 1992. She graduated from the State University College at Buffalo in 1983, with a Bachelors degree in Design.

Mindy has held the position of Executive Director of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) since 2015. Under her leadership the Archives has expanded to a collection of 10,000 works by 96 artists, with a membership over 200% larger than in 2025. AAWR has also received Ohio Museum Association awards in 2021, and 2022 for Best Community Partnerships, and Best Exhibition. She is the former director of Akron’s Harris Stanton Gallery, a former Co-Director of City Artists at Work in the Cleveland Campus Inc District for 17 years, and former Secretary of the Northern Ohio Art Dealers Association and coordinator of the 2014 NOADA ARTExpo.

She has acted as juror for various exhibitions and programs, including The Buffalo Society of Artists, The National Collage Society and the Ohio Collage Society, the Ohio Scholastic Competitions, Boston Mills, the Crocker Park Arts Festival, and Summit Art Space in Akron. She is a current member and Chair of the Publications Committee of The Cleveland Museum of Art Print Club.

She herself is an Archived Artist, and her own work has been collected locally and nationally by both corporations and individuals, such as: Buckingham Doolittle and Burroughs, Tucker Ellis, YWCA of Cleveland, Brouse McDowell, Glidden House, CSU Student Activity Center, University Hospitals, The Dalad Group (Tinnerman Lofts) and Nordsen. Her past gallery affiliations in Cleveland were with The Harris Stanton Gallery, The River Gallery, The Bonfoey Gallery, and Art Everywhere. She is currently represented by Gray Haus Studios.

Mindy Tousley, AAWR Executive Director, a native of Western New York, Tousley has lived in Cleveland since 1992. She graduated from the State University College at Buffalo in 1983, with a Bachelors degree in Design.

 

Calendar of Events:

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In Person Entries Drop-Off
Thu, Apr 18, 2024 to Sat, Apr 20, 2024
Jurying of Artwork
Sun, Apr 21, 2024 to Mon, Apr 22, 2024
Notification of Accepted/Not Accepted Artwork
Tue, Apr 23, 2024 by Phone or Email
Accepted Digital Entries Drop-Off
Wed, May 1, 2024 to Sat, May 4, 2024
Pick-up of Not Accepted Artwork
Wed, Apr 24, 2024 to Sat, Apr 27, 2024
Pick-up of Accepted Artwork
Tue, Jul 2, 2024 to Sat, Jul 6, 2024

Fees:

Members
$10.00 per entry, non-refundable
Non-Members
$20.00 per entry, non-refundable

Take an additional 20% off when you use the ON-LINE ENTRY FORM

Awards:

Fred "Fritz" Culler Award for Best of Show
$1,000.00
2 Mechanics Bank Award of Excellence
$500.00
Jeff McBride & Maura Teynor- Emerging Artist Award
$250.00
Margaret Twitchell Swank Award for Painting
$250.00
Sid Yellen Award for Photography
$250.00
Susan B. Smith Award for Fiber
$250.00
Thomas Gene Zaugg Award for Watercolor
$250.00
Whitten Studios Award for Ceramics
$250.00
10 Honorable Mention
$0.00

Artist and Entry Eligibility:

  1. Open to all Ohio artists.
  2. Each artist may submit up to 4 pieces of artwork.
  3. Artwork in any medium will be considered.
  4. All entries must be the original composition of the artist and owned by the artist. Copies of any kind, or work made from a kit will not be accepted.
  5. All entries must be dry and ready to hang/display.
  6. Artwork that has been accepted into previous May Shows is not eligible for entry.
  7. Entries may be submitted online through the Mansfield Art Center website or in person.
  8. A 40% commission will be deducted from the sale price of any work sold during the show.
  9. All entries must have a declared insurance value listed. Insurance value is 50% of the Sale/NFS Price.
  10. The MAC cannot accept responsiblility for entries not accepted for exhibition, nor for entries which are poorly framed, wired, unrealistically valued, or fragile.
  11. The MAC reserves the right to use selected work for marketing and publicity of May Show.
  12. The MAC reserves the right to remove work at any time.
  13. Entries must be delivered in person (no shipping).
  14. Responsibility for accepted work end at 5pm Sat, Jul 6, 2024.
  15. Summary Card must correspond with entry labels:
    • 2d - place label on the back upper right.
    • 3d - place label on the bottom
  16. Entry of work constitutes acceptance of all started conditions.

May Show 79th Annual

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