2018 Evendale Fine Art Exhibit Call to Artists NOW OPEN!

Call to Artists

Evendale Fine Art Exhibit

May 4-7, 2018

Exhibit held at the Evendale Recreation Center, 10500 Reading Rd. Cinti, OH

Application Dates: January 23 – March 16, 2018

Application Fee: $30 for the first image, $10 additional images up to 5 maximum

Applications submitted before the March 9 Early Bird Deadline are $20 for the first image, $5 for additional images up to 5 maximum.

Notification Date: March 23, 2018


Presented by the Village of Evendale Cultural Arts Center & Recreation Department.

ECAC is honored to celebrate the diverse, talented artists living or working within a 50 mile radius of Evendale. The ECAC warmly encourages all artists to participate in the Evendale Fine Art Exhibit.



This exhibit is open to artists 21 and older living or working within a 50 mile radius of Evendale, OH (10500 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241). All fine art disciplines are encouraged for submission. Eligible media include paintings (oils, acrylic, watercolor, and pastels), sketches, etchings and sculpture. No photography or manipulated photography, digital or any other media. No painted giclee prints or any other type of reproductions are permitted.



All entries will be submitted via CallforEntry.org. CallforEntry is a free service and provides a comprehensive “help” area. Evendale Cultural Arts Center staff are also available to help with procedural problems and can be reached at susan.gordy@evendaleohio.org or 513-563-1350.


  • A maximum of five pieces of art can be submitted; up to three can be accepted.
  • All artwork must be original and created from conception to completion by the artist.  Work that is copied from other artist’s work, copied from published photos, or photos taken by someone other than the artist will not be accepted. As this is held in a family recreation center, artwork will be evaluated for appropriateness. 
  • Digital images of the art must be submitted at CallForEntry.org for jury consideration. Entries and fees must be received by the application deadline. Please follow the application instructions at CallforEntry.org. You can pay fees directly at the website or mail a check payable to:
             Evendale Fine Art Exhibit            10500 Reading Rd.            Cincinnati, OH 45241


  • Entry fees, placed before the Early Bird March 9 deadline, are $20 for the first piece and $5 for each additional piece. Thereafter, fees are $30 for the first piece and $10 for each additional piece. Final deadline is March 16. Evendale residents who complete the submission process by the Early Bird deadline are free of charge. Evendale residents must email susan.gordy@evendaleohio.org for their coupon code when applying at CallforEntry.org

            Entries submitted without fees or after the deadline will not be eligible.




Mark Westermeyer will photograph up to 5 paintings or prepare up to 5 images per artist for submission. To schedule a session, please contact Susan Gordy at 563-1350 or susan.gordy@evendaleohio.org.


Location: Evendale Cultural Arts Center

Dates:  Tuesday, February 27,   12:15 pm—4:15 pm

             Saturday, March 3, 12:30—4:30 pm

Cost:   $10 for 3 images on a USB Flash Drive

            -additional images $5 each,

            -additional USB Flash Drives $5 each


ECAC Director Susan Gordy will be on hand both days to assist artists with the application process in CallforEntry.org. To schedule a tutorial, please contact the center at 563-1350 or email susan.gordy@evendaleohio.org



Once your images are juried, you will be notified by email after the jury process is complete. An approximate date of notification is listed on the schedule. Accepted art must be hand-delivered to the Evendale Recreation Center during scheduled times.



We reserve the right to refuse paintings that do not comply with these parameters. Size and weight of work is limited to that which can be moved by one person. Any work that is hung must weigh less than 20 pounds and measure no larger than 36 X 36 without special approval. Unsuitable or damaged framing will be disqualified. Repair or replacement of frame is the financial responsibility of artist. Artwork must be appropriately framed or 1 1/4 inch or wider museum wrapped canvas and wired for hanging. Museum wrapped without frame must have finished edges. No art with sawtooth hangers will be accepted. Labels must be securely attached to the back or bottom of the art with artist’s name, title of art, medium, price, and email address.  Watercolors larger than 16 X 20 must be framed with plexiglass.



Accepted entries must remain on exhibit for the duration of the show. All reasonable care will be taken with artwork. However, the Village of Evendale or volunteers cannot be held responsible for loss or damage. Artists who desire to insure their work need to make their own arrangements.



Artists are encouraged to offer their work for sale. Any work not priced will be marked “not for sale.” The ECAC will take a 10% processing fee for works sold via credit card through the Village of Evendale. The Village of Evendale takes no commission on sales where payment is made directly to the artist and is not responsible for taxes on works sold. Purchased artwork will remain a part of the exhibit until the close on Monday.



Best in Show: $500 & One-Person Show at ECAC. Mutually acceptable dates.

2nd Place: $350

3rd Place: $200

3 Honorable Mention Awards: $50 each


2018 JUROR

Jan Boone has been holding an artist’s paint brush in her hand since her childhood on a farm in northwest Ohio. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Miami University in 1975, she began a career with Cincinnati’s Gibson Greetings Company, where she served for some twenty years in varied capacities.  In recent years, her reputation and success as an oil painter emerging, she has had an opportunity to train with prominent area and national artists.  Jan Boone is a sought after teacher and lecturer, and enjoys associations with local art organizations.


Color, composition, and storytelling are all a part of her work.  Tranquility and serenity, even humor, reflect from the canvas to the viewer – sometimes in contrast to the fairly bright color strokes. The result is a softened realism that may be serene – or sparked with wry humor!  Her painting style also has been described as painterly realism, a style where mood and character are more important than detailed realism.  Many of her images carry a narrative, often reflected in the work’s title.


Jan Boone has won numerous awards and been accepted in juried exhibits in regional and national competitions. Jan’s work has won numerous awards in competitions held by the Mason Art Association and the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati, as well as being accepted in juried shows at the Fitton Center in Butler County, and the Cincinnati Art Club. Jan Boone served as President of the Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati. She is a Signature Member of the Cincinnati Art Club, the second oldest art club in the country.




Exhibition Dates

May 4, 6 to 9 pm

  May 5, 12 to 5 pm

May 6, 1 to 4 pm

    May 7, 1 to 6 pm


Early Bird Application Deadline

March 9, 2017


Application Deadline

March 16, 2017


Notification of Accepted Artists

March 23, 2017


Delivery of Accepted Artworks

Tuesday, May 1, 4 to 6 pm

Wednesday, May 2, 10 am to 1 pm

Delivery and Show is at the Evendale Recreation

Center. Call ECAC at 563.1350 to make

arrangements for earlier drop off if needed


Exhibition Opening Night

Friday, May 4, 6 to 9 pm


Art Pickup

Monday, May 7, 6 to 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 8, 9:30 am to 11:30 am



Susan Gordy: 513-563-1350, susan.gordy@evendaleohio.org