2019 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition

Update: Notifications and delivery information has been emailed

Waterloo Arts would like to thank every artist for submitting their work to this exhibit. We were extremely pleased with the overwhelming response to the call. The juror, Anthony Mastromatteo was tasked with reviewing 604 pieces from 216 different artistsAlthough all the work was of high quality, the final pool was narrowed to 86 pieces from 77 artists.  Approximately one third of all entering artists had a piece selected. We appreciate the time invested in applying to the exhibition and hope to expand the number of pieces that we can accept in the future.  This is the fifth year Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition has coincided with the Waterloo Arts Fest and the third year that accepted work will be exhibited in three different spaces on Waterloo Road: Brick Ceramic + Design, Praxis Fiber Arts, and Waterloo Arts. 

Scheduled days for hand delivery: Saturday, May 11 and May 18 between noon and 4 pm

If you cannot hand delivery on these dates, please email gallery@waterlooarts.org to schedule another time for delivery.  Information for shipping work will be emailed to accepted artists separately from the email notifications


Application Deadline:  April 7, 2019
Jury Notification:  April 30, 2019  May 3, 2019
Delivery: May 11 and May 18 – noon to 4 pm
Shipping: Beginning May 4
Exhibition Opening:  June 7, 2019
16th Waterloo Arts Fest:  June 29, 2019
Exhibition Closing:  July 20, 2019


Best of Show: $500
Second Best of Show: $250   
Honorable Mentions: $100
NEOH Artist CAN Journal Prize: Cash Prize $250 and Artist feature article in fall edition of CAN Journal*
Brick Ceramic + Design Prize: $150
Praxis Fiber Workshop Prize: $150
tap Prize for Wearable Art: $150
Waterloo Arts Trustee Prize for Painting/Illustration: $150
Zygote Press Prize for Printmaking: $150
Outstanding Work in Sculpture: $150
Outstanding Work in Paper: $150
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 for the CAN Journal Prize
**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.


The arts have been an integral part of Anthony Mastromatteo’s life for over 25 years. A Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Princeton University in 1992 led to a five year position at Christie’s auction house in New York City in the American Paintings, 19th Century Paintings and Maritime Paintings and Objects departments. As his exposure to the art world expanded he began studying the practice of art after work at the Art Student’s League in New York City. In 1997 he made the transition to full-time art study at the Water Street Atelier, a school of art practice based on the methodology of the French Academy and the French atelier system of the 18th and 19th centuries, under the tutelage of Jacob Collins. In 2002 he finished his studies and made the transition to working as a professional artist. He has worked solely as an artist since that time. He currently has representation with galleries in New York City, Los Angeles and Cleveland.

Anthony currently resides with his wife and daughter, Stella and Alba, in Akron, Ohio.

2019 Juror: Anthony Mastromatteo, Painter 
2018 Juror:
Ray Juaire: Senior Exhibitions Manager, MOCA Cleveland
2017 Juror: Anderson Turner: Director, School of Art Collection and Galleries, Kent State University
2016 Juror:
Rob Lehr: former Director Marketing and Communications, Canton Museum of Art
2015 Juror:
Therese Bembnister: Curator, Akron Art Museum

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