2018 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition

Waterloo Arts invites all artists residing in the US or Canada to submit artwork for the 2018 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition. This is a unique opportunity for artists to exhibit work in the Waterloo Arts Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio.  As in 2017, the Juried Exhibition will take place in three locations in the Waterloo Arts District: Waterloo Arts, Praxis Fiber Workshop and Brick Ceramic + Design.  Artists will also receive substantial exposure during the district’s largest community event, The Waterloo Arts Fest, welcoming more than 5,000 attendees.  

2018 Waterloo Arts Entry Form

2018 JUROR: RAY JUAIRE: Senior Exhibitions Manager, MOCA Cleveland

Ray Juaire is the Senior Exhibitions Manager at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland where he participated on the design team as a staff member for the construction, move, and installation of the Museum. He’s been involved in exhibitions and visual art installations for over 30 years and has worked directly with or on exhibitions for numerous contemporary artists. Before MOCA Cleveland, Ray worked for British Petroleum and Progressive Insurance, assisting with installations of their collections. He has been a guest lecturer at The Cleveland Clinic, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland State University, and The University of Akron. He attended the Columbus College of Art and Design and The Cleveland Institute of Art where he studied video, performance, photography and painting. He is a professional artist who has worked collaboratively with Patti Fields on mixed media sculptural works for the past 27 years. Their work has been widely exhibited and is held in private and corporate collections including The Cleveland Clinic, Progressive Insurance, Case Western University, Metro Health, and Neimann Marcus. Ray is also a multi-instrumentalist, a composer who enjoys unplugging in the wilderness.


Application Deadline:  April 8, 2018
Jury Notification:  April 30, 2018
Shipping and Delivery: May 1 to May 13, 2018
Exhibition Opening:  June 1, 2018
16th Waterloo Arts Fest:  June 30, 2018
Exhibition Closing:  July 21, 2018


Best of Show: $500
Second Best of Show: $250   
Honorable Mentions: $100
Brick Ceramic + Design Prize: $150
Praxis Fiber Workshop Prize: $150
The Sculpture Center Prize: $150
Waterloo Arts Trustee Prize for Painting/Illustration: $150
Zygote Press Prize for Printmaking: $150
Outstanding Work in Paper: $150
NEOH Artist CAN Journal Prize: Cash Prize $250 – Artist feature article in fall edition of CAN Journal*
All Accepted Artists Will Receive $25 Honorarium**


Artists must be at least 18 years of age and reside in the US or Canada
Artist may submit up to three (3) pieces of original art in any two-dimensional or three-dimensional media
All work must have been executed within the last 5 years and not previously shown at Waterloo Arts
Time based, electronic media, performance art, and installations will NOT be accepted.
Work exceeding 36 inches in any dimension may be excluded due to space restrictions
Work may not exceed seventy pounds in weight
Artists are responsible for the cost of delivery and/or shipping and must arrange for return shipping via prepaid shipping labels
*Entries must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition to be eligible for awards
*Only artists residing in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Portage, Geauga or Lake counties of Ohio eligible
**Artists who receive another cash award will not receive an additional honorarium
Artists must grant permission for Waterloo Arts to use their images and information in promotional materials

FEES:  $30: non-refundable fee for up to three pieces

All entries must be submitted electronically through Entrythingy.com. Entry fees will be made through PayPal during the submission process. For more information on how to submit your work with the Entrythingy tool see their tutorial videos here. Use of Entrythingy tool for submission purposes is free to the artists.


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