2021 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition

Opening Friday, August 6, 2021


2021 Juror: NIKKI WOODS

Director at Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art

Nikki Woods is an artist and director of the Reinberger Gallery of the Cleveland Institute of Art. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Woods has organized numerous exhibition projects for the Reinberger as well as runs a weekly free public lecture series titled Lunch on Fridays, which provides a public platform for artists to share their work with the community. Her paintings have been exhibited in numerous regional exhibitions, and are represented in the Progressive Arts Collection and the Cleveland Arts Association. She holds a BFA in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art.




August 6, 2021 – First Friday opening
September 18, 2021 – exhibition closes

Best of Show: $500
NEOH Artist CAN Journal Prize: Cash Prize $250 and Artist feature article in CAN Journal*
Third Best of Show: $150  
Honorable Mentions: $100
PhotoCentric Prize for Photography: $150
Brick Ceramic + Design Prize: $150
Praxis Fiber Workshop Prize: $150
Waterloo Arts Trustee Prize for Painting/Illustration: $150
Zygote Press Prize for Printmaking: $150
The Sculpture Center Prize: $150
Honorable Mentions: $100
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 will 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

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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Waterloo Arts would like to thank every artist for submitting their work to past exhibits. We were extremely pleased with the overwhelming response to the 2020 call and virtual openings. Last year’s juror, Arnold Tunstall was tasked with reviewing over 300 pieces.  We appreciate the time invested by artists in applying to the exhibition, especially those who have supported the exhibit by entering more than once. 

2020 Juror: Arnold Tunstall, Director, Myers School of Art, at the University of Akron
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

Generously listed by the following websites:



Art Opportunities Monthly The Opportunities List for Fine Artists. The list pros trust.


College Art Association