2021 Evendale Fine Art Exhibit Call To Artists

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Call to Artists ~ Evendale Fine Art Exhibit
April 30 – May 3, 2021

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

Application Dates: January 19 – March 9, 2021

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

Applications submitted before the March 2 Early Bird Deadline are $20 for the first image, $5 for additional images up to 5 maximum.

Notification Date: March 20, 2021

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 (Café) 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:

            Village of Evendale
            10500 Reading Rd.
            Cincinnati, OH 45241

  • Entry fees, placed before the Early Bird March 2 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. The final deadline is March 9. 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.


Our photographer can photograph up to 5 paintings or prepare up to 5 images per artist for submission. Please fill out our online appointment calendar to schedule a session or contact Susan Gordy at 563-1350 or susan.gordy@evendaleohio.org.

Location: Evendale Cultural Arts Center – Lower Art Studio

Dates:     Friday, February 19, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm      

      Saturday, February 20, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost:   $40 for 3-5 images saved to your own flash drive. Limit 5 images.

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. The 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. The size and weight of work are 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. 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 the artist’s name, the title of the art, medium, price, and email address.  We prefer watercolor and pastels to be framed with plexiglass; any works larger than 12 X 16 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

2021 JUROR
Matthew Litteken earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Miami University (of Ohio) in 1995 with concentrations in both painting and ceramics, and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati at the School of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) with an emphasis in 2-Dimensional arts.  Matthew has coupled his artistic career with his commitment to art education by volunteering both as an instructor for various workshops at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA and the non-profit gallery The Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, as well as a Visiting Artist to a variety of universities and non-profit galleries across the United States.

Matthew’s artwork has been exhibited in 20 solo and over 80 group shows at such venues as Amy Baber Fine Art in Shreveport, LA, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Purdue University Galleries, Northern Kentucky University, The Artist’s Museum in Washington, D.C., and Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.  In the summer of 2011, Matthew directed a team of 9 young artisans to complete his design of a 29 foot by 25 foot mural in Hamilton, Ohio.  His paintings, prints, and drawings are in private collections across the United States.

In addition to owning and operating his own business, Ampersand Home & Gallery, he teaches drawing, painting, and 2-Dimensional design at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.



January 19 - March 9 - Application Dates

Early Bird Application Deadline
March 2, 2021

Application Deadline
March 9, 2021

Notification of Accepted Artists
March 20, 2021

Delivery of Accepted Artworks
Tuesday, April 27, 4 to 6 pm
Wednesday, April 28, 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 Dates
April 30, 6 to 9 pm
May 1, 12 to 5 pm
May 2, 1 to 4 pm
May 3, 1 to 6 pm

Art Pickup
Monday, May 4, 6 to 7:30 pm
Tuesday, May 5, 9:30 am to 11:30 am


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