The 78th Annual May Show | May 7 – Jun 18, 2023

The May Show features innovative work in all mediums, representing a broad range of exciting and diverse talent. Awards and Recognition from our guest juror Adam Brouillette of Blockfort Gallery will be presented on opening day during the Artist’s Reception. The May Show is a highlight of the year, giving us a fresh look at current works from across the region, and has become a premiere show for the state. Both artists and visitors consider it a motivating and beloved exhibition.

In Person Receiving | April 21 & 22 | 11-4pm

The Mansfield Art Center will receive artwork on April 21 & 22, 11-4pm. Please see the provided Entry Rules for more information. 

Digital Entries |  April 1 –10 |

The Mansfield Art Center will accept digital entries in the form of an email with the following requirements.

Summary Card:

All artists are required to complete and sign the above Summary Card.  Please include the Summary Card as an attachment along with your images.

Image Specifications:

1920 pixels on the longest side.
File Format: jpeg, jpg
File Size: Under 5 MB
Resolution: 72 ppi
Color space: sRGB

Image Name:

The Image Name must contain: Artist’s name, Title of work, Medium, and Dimensions.

  • Example: Jerry Francl_The Fragile_Photography_ 16×24. jpg


Please use the above “Jury Fees” button for digital entries. Payment must be received by April 10.


You will receive an email on April 26th informing you what pieces were selected or not selected.  Selected work must be delivered by April 30th. 

Guest Juror | Adam Brouillette

Adam Brouillette, of Blockfort Gallery, is a Columbus based artist, arts organizer, and gallery owner. Featured widely in galleries, museums, publications and exhibitions; Brouillette’s paintings are immediately identifiable through his use of flat and bold graphic lines and colors that invoke a pop art sensibility. His unique characters form a narrative based in nature and rely heavily on cultural influences to tell their story. Brouillette has developed his style over the last twenty years, now basing his studio practice out of Blockfort Gallery, which he co-owns with his wife.

Brouillette is a community organizer, putting together events and physical spaces designed to support artists. This led him to delve deeper into the commercial art and design world, where he founded littleINDUSTRIES; a small company that focuses on art consulting, strategy, production and installation. Brouillette is an integral part of the Columbus art scene, and one of the many supporters moving art forward. | | @adambrouillette