Open & Shut

Juried multimedia exhibit

Submission Deadline: November 8
Jury Results: November 15

Accepted Artists Drop Off: Sunday, November 28, 10:00am–2:00pm & Monday, November 29, 2:00–6:00pm

 Exhibit Dates: December 2–December 18
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 1:00-5:00pm

As we approach the closing of the year and the opening of the next, it brings to mind all kinds of opening and closings, beginnings and endings: the sunrise at the opening of the day, the first pitch the first cast on baseball or fishing opening day, or something as simple as the opening of a window; or the sunset at the close of the day, the bar at closing time, or something as simple as a closed bud. Whether literal metaphorical, what are the openings or closings that have inspired you to capture in your art?



This exhibit will be hung in the gallery, HOWEVER there is the option to have your work included ONLY in the virtual gallery. In your statement PLEASE include whether your submissions are for the in-person exhibit AND the virtual gallery, or the virtual gallery ONLY if you prefer.

  • Open to artists 18 years of age and older
  • Each artist may submit up to five pieces
  • All artwork must NOT have been included in previous ACE juried exhibits
  • All artwork must be original. No kits.
  • There is a one-time, non-refundable entry fee for submissions: $27 for one entry, $37 for up to three entries, $47 for up to five entries

All accepted work must be dropped off in person, completed and ready to hang or otherwise specified for online only.

Please be advised that Arts Center East retains the right to refuse any work if it is not wired and ready to hang, or if it is inappropriate for the exhibition venue. Work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition.

Any artwork that is not picked up after 30 days from the exhibition end date will become property of Arts Center East, with the artist relinquishing all rights to said artwork.

Exhibits at Arts Center East are free and open to the public. We are grateful for the support from our community and visitors.

Thanks to our Jurors
Mary Beth Dowlin, Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati, President 2016 -2018
Carey Mack Weber, Frank and Clara Meditz Executive Director, Fairfield University Art Museum

Sponsored by

NAEK Construction Company, Inc.

The Susan Shimer Memorial Award