73RD Ohio Annual Exhibition
About the Exhibition
The Ohio Annual Exhibition celebrates the Zanesville Museum of Art’s commitment to discovering, encouraging, and recognizing Ohio’s finest artists and artisans. In its 73rd year, this competitive, juried exhibition welcomes submissions from all Ohio artists, in all stages of their careers. In 2016, over one hundred and eighty artists vied for the opportunity to exhibit their work at the museum and earn the title Best in Show.
This year we are honored to have distinguished guest juror, Erin Shapiro, the Curator at the Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio, to select this year’s participants and award a $1,000 prize for Best in Show. The museum would like to thank the Beaux Arts Club, the ZMA’s affiliate group, who will present the Excellence in Fiber Arts award and a $250 prize to one outstanding quilt-maker, textile, or fiber artist. The museum will also recognize and present $100 awards in 1-Painting, 2-Drawing, Prints, and Collage, 3-Sculpture, 4-Jewelry and Functional Metalwork, 5-Ceramics, 6-Glass, 7-Photography.
Each year we look forward to presenting a stylistically and thematically diverse exhibition that captures the essence of Ohio’s vibrant visual arts scene. The people, places, and customs found in each unique region of the Buckeye State inspire its artists, and the ZMA is in the fortunate position of recognizing and fostering this creativity. We look forward to your submission and we will see you at the exhibition opening Thursday, June 21.
This competition is open to all artists 18 years of age and over who presently live in or have previously lived in the state of Ohio. All works must be original, completed in the last two years, and not previously been exhibited at the Zanesville Museum of Art. Accepted works may not be withdrawn by the artist prior to the close of the exhibition, and artists must abide by the specifications outlined below. Entry shall be taken as an agreement to all conditions stipulated in this entry form.
Online, postmarked, or hand-delivered application deadline. Entry form, images, and fee must be paid by this date.
Acceptance notifications sent by email to applicants.
Postmark shipping or delivery deadline for artwork. All work should be delivered to Zanesville Museum of Art, 620 Military Road, Zanesville, Ohio 43701. Hand-delivered work will be accepted from 10 am–4 pm or by pre-arranged appointment. Please call (740) 452-0741.
Exhibition opening 5:30–7:30 pm. Juror's remarks at 6:00 pm with awards presentation.
Artwork pickup or by pre-arranged appointment.
1 Painting, all types
2 Drawing, Prints, and Collage
4 Jewelry and Functional Metalwork
8 Fiber Art, Textiles, and Quilts
Artwork entered into this show must not exceed 80”h x 96”w and 100 lbs. No more than two artworks may be submitted by each artist for consideration in the Ohio Annual Exhibition. Whenever categories are in question, final decisions will be made by museum staff. The ZMA reserves the right to reject entries deemed unacceptable. The entry fee is $25 per work, up to two works per artist. Payment of entry fee does not ensure acceptance of any and all artworks submitted. The ZMA does not provide a refund on the entry fee.
All artwork will be juried based on the high-resolution digital images submitted with the entry form. Each image should be a JPG and a minimum of 3,300 pixels tall by 2,550 pixels wide. Images that adhere to these guidelines may be considered for inclusion in promotional materials including the ZMA Member Bulletin and exhibition postcard. Images of accepted artworks will be retained by the ZMA for educational and promotional purposes. Send one image of each two-dimensional submission and two different images of each fiber or three-dimensional submission. The title of each image should follow these guidelines: Last Name First Name Title.JPG (For example, Cope Leslie Evening Landscape.JPG). The ZMA reserves the right to reject an artwork if that artwork was not accurately or clearly represented during the submission process. Please make sure the images of your original artwork are of the highest quality.
Sales and Insurance
Artwork should be eligible for sale. The ZMA will retain a 30% commission on all artwork sold from this exhibition. Prices of accepted works may not change and all artwork for sale will be insured at that value. Artwork that is not for sale must be marked NFS on the entry form and an insurance value not exceeding fair market value must be provided.
Two-dimensional submissions must come framed and ready to hang with D-rings. Upon delivery, all artwork must be dry and in stable condition. Please attach a label with your last name, first name, and artwork title (for example: Cope, Leslie, Evening Landscape) to the bottom of a three-dimensional work or to the lower right back section of a two-dimensional work.
Artists are responsible for the transit of artwork to and from the ZMA. If the ZMA is returning your work, a return shipping label must be included in the original shipping box. COD shipments will not be accepted. Shipped artworks must be received at the ZMA no later than 5 pm, Friday, June 1, 2018. Hand-delivered artworks will be accepted at the ZMA, 620 Military Road, Zanesville, Ohio from 10 am–2 pm, Saturday, June 2, 2018 or by prearranged appointment. The ZMA is not liable for any damage or loss incurred in transit. Settlement for any artworks damaged in transit will be the responsibility of the artist and shipper. The artist must notify the ZMA in writing to authorize another party to pick up their artwork.
The ZMA’s Executive Director or the 73rd Ohio Annual Exhibition juror, Erin Shapiro, will present the cash prizes and awards during the exhibition opening Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 6 pm. All award and prize decisions are final and at the discretion of the museum’s Executive Director and exhibition juror. The Best of Show award recipient will receive $1,000 and the Excellence in Fiber Arts award recipient will receive $250. Awards and prizes of $100 will be presented in 1-Painting, 2-Drawing, Prints, and Collage, 3-Sculpture, 4-Jewelry and Functional Metalwork, 5-Ceramics, 6- Glass, and 7-Photography.