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Young Playwrights Collective: Call for New Members

The Young Playwrights Collective is searching for a diverse group of new and emerging playwrights to join their collective! Are you between the ages of 22 and 35, currently residing in Northeast Ohio, serious about the art of playwriting, and looking for a community to encourage and inspire your work? If so, the YPC wants to hear from you!

What is the YPC?
The Young Playwrights Collective is a community of early-career playwrights who support each other through feedback, network development, and the creation and pursuit of various production opportunities.

Waterloo Arts Fest "Park THIS!" Project

This public Open Call invites artists, designers, activists, organizers, and community members to propose and stage the transformation of a 10’ x 20’ parking space along Waterloo Road during the Waterloo Arts Fest on August 27th, 2022. The goal of the project is to demonstrate how our urban space could better favor social interaction, recreation, and artistic expression over auto traffic. Individuals and teams may register. The space is not intended for commercial or nonprofit promotion, and there are to be no sales of any kind. Each accepted proposal will receive a $500 stipend to offset the individual or team’s production and labor expenses.

Backroads 2: Further On Ahead

"Backroads 2: Further On Ahead" seeks to expand the popular 2021 theme of "art, less traveled". This exhibit showcases works of art that venture off the beaten path, especially with regard to travel. Artwork could include places or experiences involving hidden gems, special or unusual places, wanderings, odd travel, strange encounters, and/or lost and fading places. "Further On Ahead" is a summer exhibit, and could convey a sense of summer fun in the works (i.e. not winter), and that the journey never ends...

Works can be from any medium, and are accepted from Emerging, Mid-Career, and/or Professional Artists.

Call for Artist Vendors

Call for Artist Vendors!

Be a vendor at Summit Artspace during their ArtWalk and/or Artists Sunday events. The application is open now and closes on Friday, May 20 at 11:59 p.m.

Event options are ArtWalks on June 10, September 9, and December 9 from 4 - 9 p.m. and Artists Sunday on November 27 from noon - 5 p.m. Apply to one or all with a single application!

Open to artists and artisans who create, sell, and exhibit in Northeast Ohio.

Find more details and apply on Submittable:

"Break of Day, Edge of Night"

The Painting Center an artist-run non-profit gallery, in the heart of Chelsea, announces a call for entries for its summer juried exhibition titled "Break of Day, Edge of Night". The exhibition will run in the gallery space from July 19 - August 12, 2022 and will be featured on Artsy with a catalogue of artists works.

Conceptions of day and night conjure a broad spectrum of emotions and ideas that elicit diverse imagery. This can be an embodiment or meditation on the subjective or perceptual experience of time. One thinks of the serial Haystack paintings of Monet or more recently Byron Kim’s Sunday Paintings. These daily visual shifts echo larger seasonal, and celestial cycles that acknowledge mortality and renewal. Each time evokes a different sensation, ranging from the mystery, vulnerability, and desire of night to the ecstatic and precious clarity of day. Day and night can also suggest light, it’s absence, and how it travels through space. It can be a search for boundaries or an exploration of feeling. In his painting Nighthawks, Edward Hopper conveys the loneliness and isolation of a nighttime urban scene. Artists have sought to capture the spirit of day and night by depicting beauty, decay, rebellion, conformity, the seductive and the strange. We are looking for works of art that are inspired by day and night in all its revelations. Works may be two-dimensional or three-dimensional, including but not limited to mixed media, photography, digital, sculpture and painting.

Open Call for Exhibitions - Fall 2022

This public Open Call invites artists, organizers, curators, and collaborators to propose exhibitions to engage the Gallery’s Fall 2022 slots. Upon review and acceptance, proposals may be awarded one of the two available slots: September 2 – October 1, 2022 or October 7 – November 19, 2022.

Waterloo Arts celebrates art’s connection to culture, and we strive to provide opportunities for people to access and appreciate art at all levels. Exhibitions are selected by a volunteer committee of local artists, arts educators, and emerging curators. The Gallery Committee prioritizes exhibition proposals: 1) that feature artworks or creative projects that have not been formally exhibited before, and 2) whose content shows potential for re-engagement, re-activation, or further exploration through public event(s) during the course of the show.

To access the digital application link and gallery specs, visit:

Oxford Arts Alliance 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition

The Oxford Arts Alliance is a community-based non-profit organization providing leadership and advocacy for the arts and culture. Oxford Arts Alliance's National Juried Exhibitions have had great success in the past seven years, with over 300 entries each year, and renowned jurors, including Jennifer Samet of the City University of New York and Hyperallergic, an online publication that has become a leading voice in contemporary perspectives on art, culture, and more. The juror for our 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition is Kyle Staver, a professional artist living and working in New York City; you can read more about Ms. Staver on our website. This is an OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS to submit artwork for the 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition on view from October 7-October 28 at 38 S Third St Oxford PA 19363. The deadline to enter is Friday, August 19th, 2022. The exhibition has awards! The first place winner will receive a $500 cash prize! There is an entry fee of $30 for up to 3 artworks. All entries are non-refundable. Ready to enter your artwork? 

Open Call for "Cleveland's Smallest Gallery"

Introducing Phone Gallery - Cleveland's smallest gallery - annexed to the front of Russ' Auto Care in the Waterloo Arts District across the street from Waterloo 7 Studios and Praxis Fiber Workshop.
Originally conceived in 2013 by artist Ivana Medukic of 'Project Pop-Up Galleries' and architect Ali Lukacsy, Phone Gallery demonstrates the transformation of an otherwise vacant and underutilized "space" - in this case, an abandoned phone booth - into an inventive place for art display.

Call for Volunteers - MOCA Cleveland Docent


Artfetch Representing the next generation of leading artists, from around the world.

Artfetch presents the work of selected emerging artists for sale online. The team of specialist cutting-edge curators will choose the most promising up-and-coming artists from around the world to be included on the website.