Join us for a benefit exhibition at Fairmount Center for the Arts celebrating the life of artist Jeanette Lucas Gleeson (1924-2016). Featured works represent highlights from her personal collection. Proceeds from artwork sales will benefit her family and Fairmount Center for the Arts. Now showing through July 22! View the online gallery and purchase artwork HERE.

Contact us for gallery viewing hours at 440-338-3171.

The Fairmount Art Exhibition

Save the Date for the 47th Annual Fairmount Art Exhibition

Entry Dates: July 29, 10am-4pm & July 31, 12-8pm

Online Accepted Artist Notice:
Tuesday, August 1 at 9pm via our homepage on our website

Unaccepted Artwork Retrieval:
August 2, 10-8pm & August 3, 10-8pm

Gallery Viewing:
Opening August 7, 5-7pm
August 8-25 (with special events)

Closing Reception & Award Presentation:
August 26, 6-8pm (Awards @ 7pm)
Free & open to the community

Exhibited Artwork Retrieval:
Following the closing reception at 8pm & August 28, 10-8pm

Thanks to all who made the 46th Annual Art Exhibition a fabulous one to remember!

46th Art Exhibition WINNERS & Artists

Judges: All entries are viewed by a panel of 3 judges who specialize in diverse mediums.

$2,800 in Prizes:

Best of Show $1000 • 1st Place $200 (in each of 6 categories) • 2nd Place $100 (in each of the 6 categories) • Honorable Mentions in each category – no cash prize

Entry Fee:
Each Artists may submit up to 3 pieces, $15 each
Artwork Categories: Painting: oil, acrylic, tempera | Watercolor: traditional, gouache, variations | Photography: traditional, digital prints, computer enhanced | Graphics: drawing, pastels, original prints, digital imaging, collage | 3-D: sculpture, wood, glass, pottery, jewelry | Fiber: quilting, weaving, soft sculpture

Entry Guidelines: • Entries must be original work of the entering artist residing in Northeast Ohio. • Artwork that has previously won a prize in any jury exhibition in Northeast Ohio is not eligible. • Adults and senior high school students are invited to enter. • 2-D entries must be sturdily framed, securely wired (no frayed ends please) • No sawtooth hangers, uni-frames, or gallery clips are allowed. • 2-D work may not exceed 3’6”w x 4’6”h • 3-D work must be stable and not exceed 150lbs or 3’6” w x 6’h • Artists must supply their own display stands for unique display needs. • By signing the entry form artists agree to terms of show and ‘delicate’ artwork waiver. • All artwork accepted must be stable, sound, and secure for display. • Artists are encouraged to insure their entries independently. •Accepted artwork must remain until the show closes. • Artwork NOT retrieved within ten days of the closing of the show becomes the property of Fairmount Center for the Arts. • Fairmount Center for the Arts retains a 30% commission on all art sales. • Art does not need to be available for sale to enter. • Artists allow Fairmount to use their name and images of their artwork for promotional purposes.

Fairmount Art Exhibition 2022

About FAE:

For nearly 50 years, Fairmount has been serving the residents of northeast Ohio through arts enrichment and programming. In an effort to preserve the past and reimagine the future, FAE serves as one of the many celebrations throughout the year honoring Fairmount’s rich history and exciting path forward.

The Fairmount Art Exhibition showcases the incredible talent of our region’s most prominent, professional artists. This exhibition is always free and open to the general public and held annually each August. Last year (2022), FAE featured 201 works of art displayed throughout Fairmount’s stunning facility.

We look forward to hosting this notable event and celebrating our local and regional artists’ work- see everyone again in summer 2023!

“We are all lucky to have a facility like Fairmount in our midst. The quality of work in a show like this gives testimony to the vital role that art plays in the life of this community.”

– Reinhold Friebertshauser, 2019 Juror

Watch this video to see what a FAE is like!

Learn more about our visual art program here.

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