74th 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 74th year, this competitive, juried exhibition welcomed submissions from all Ohio artists, in all stages of their careers. In 2018, over one hundred and eighty artists vied for the opportunity to exhibit their work at the museum and earn the title Best in Show.

2019 Juror: Elizabeth Brown, Director, Decorative Art Center of Ohio

2019 Juror: Elizabeth Brown, Director, Decorative Art Center of Ohio

This year we are honored to have distinguished guest juror, Elizabeth Brown, Director, the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 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 Mrs. Janice Ballas 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 20.

key Dates

April 12 Online application deadline. Entry form, images, and fee due by entered.

May 17 Notifications sent by email to applicants.

June 8 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–3 pm or by pre-

arranged appointment. Please call (740) 452-0741, ext. 206. No artwork will be accepted later than June 8th,


June 20 Exhibition opening 5:30–7:30pm. Award ceremony at 6 pm.

September 7 Exhibition closes.

September 9 Artwork pickup at the ZMA or by pre-arranged appointment. Artwork must be picked up no later than

September 20th.

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 and wire. 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.

Delivery and Pick Up

Artists are responsible for the transit of artwork to and from the ZMA. A return label must be included in the shipping box covering full shipping charges. COD shipments will not be accepted. Shipped artworks must be received at the ZMA no later than 5 pm, Friday, June 7, 2019. Hand-delivered artworks will be accepted at the ZMA, 620 Military Road, Zanesville, Ohio from 10 am–3 pm, Saturday, June 8, 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. All work must be picked up within two weeks of the exhibition closing. The artist must notify the ZMA in writing to authorize another party to pick up their artwork.


The ZMA’s Executive Director or the 74th Ohio Annual Exhibition juror, Elizabeth Brown, will present the cash prizes and awards during the exhibition opening Thursday, June 20, 2019 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 Janice Ballas 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.

74th Ohio Annual Prospectus

74th Ohio Annual Prospectus