The Fairmount Art Exhibition invites artists from the greater Cleveland region to enter their artwork for consideration. As a juried exhibition, this event provides wonderful opportunities for competitive cash awards, honorable mentions, and community recognition. In recent years, Fairmount has received up to 350 pieces of artwork at entry, with over 150 works on view for the general public. This is truly an event not to be missed!

Artists may submit questions to director@fairmountcenter.org

Awards

Monetary prizes will be awarded, including $1,000 for Best in Show! $200 for 1st Place and $100 for 2nd Place will be awarded in each category. Multiple honorable mentions are also given as Juror’s Choice.

Categories

Categories are judged separately and include:

  • Painting (Oil and acrylic)
  • Watercolor
  • Photography (Includes traditional, computer-enhanced photographs and digital prints)
  • Graphics (Includes all media drawings, pastels, original hand-pulled prints, collage and digital imaging)
  • Three-Dimensional (includes all media sculpture, wood, glass, pottery and jewelry)
  • Fiber (Includes quilting, weaving and soft sculpture)

Call to Entry

Call to Entry Form

Please print and complete the form in its entirety. Forms must be presented in-person on entry day, along with the identification tags for each work submitted. Additional entry details can be found on the call to entry form listed above.

Entry fee is $15.00 per piece. Artists may submit up to three pieces.

Important Dates

Entry: Saturday August 1st, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
            Monday August 3rd, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Deliver artwork to: Fairmount Center for the Arts, 8400 Fairmount Road Novelty, Ohio 44070

Online accepted artist notice: Tuesday August 4th, 8:00 pm. Notice will be posted on www.fairmountcenter.org and also emailed directly.

Unaccepted artwork retrieval: Wednesday August 5th, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday August 6th, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Opening Reception & Award Presentation: Saturday August 8th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Free and open to the community!

Show Dates: Monday August 10th – Thursday August 27th

Exhibited artwork retrieval: Friday August 28th, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

2020 Jurors

Grace Chin

Jewelry designer Grace Chin creates one-of-a-kind artistic and fine jewelry. With a background in sculpture, she was formally trained in jewelry at the Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology. After working for many years as an arts manager, in 2004 she launched her first complete line. Her fascination with metal began in childhood with her father, who was a metallurgist for Bell Laboratories.

Grace Chin’s pieces explore the visual and acoustical properties of metal as it moves with the wearer. Her work is inspired by art and architecture. She maintains a studio in Cleveland, Ohio. Grace Chin is also the Director of The Sculpture Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Diane Fleisch-Hughes ATR- BC, LPC

Diane is a nationally board-certified Art Therapist and contemporary working artist. She has a studio in Willoughby, Ohio as part of Stella’s Art Gallery. Her work is primarily mixed media figurative painting but she likes to experiment with all media. Her work is intuitive and loose, often combining realistic images with areas of emotional color. Her mixing of mediums, and painterly mark making creates visual excitement on paper and canvas.

Diane has completed residencies at the New York Studio School in NYC and Wildacres in NC. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and is in many private collections around the country.

Diane is the Art Therapist at Julie Billiart School in Lyndhurst, Adjunct Faculty in the Counseling and Art Therapy Graduate program at Ursuline College, and on the Board of Directors for the Buckeye Art Therapy Association. She has recently become proficient at facilitating art workshops through Zoom!

Anthony Mitri

Anthony attended the Cooper School of Art in Cleveland, Ohio and went on to the Athenaeum School of Fine Art in La Jolla, California. Since then, he has been the subject of numerous one-person exhibitions in New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego, Nashville, and in Deauville France. His work has appeared in countless group exhibitions and art fairs throughout the United States and Europe, examples of which can be found in the permanent collection of The Museum of the Arkansas Arts Center, the Ingalls Library of The Cleveland Museum of Art, as well as numerous private collections throughout the US and Europe. He is the recipient of two Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grants (2010, 2013), two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants (2006, 2013), and is represented in the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grantee Image Collection. Articles on and images of his work have appeared in numerous publications including Art in America, ARTnews, ArtScene, and American Artist Magazines.

Mitri has worked exclusively in charcoal since early 2002. His subject matter includes portrayals of the French countryside, urban Paris and New York City, subjects drawn from in and around his home town of Cleveland, Ohio, as well as other diverse subject matter. Mitri works from photographs he has taken on site which serve as compositional guidelines for his drawings, as well as remembrances of moments spent at those specific places and times in his life, which are integral to informing the mood of each charcoal.

The artist has said: “The experience of having been there is crucial to these pictures; the process of rendering a drawing becomes a sort of extended moment of memory, the finished piece, a personal memoir in charcoal.” Mitri quotes the poet William Wordsworth who wrote of an “emotion recollected in tranquility”.

Anthony Mitri has been represented by Forum Gallery, NY, NY since 2005. He currently lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.