Calls for Entry

The exhibition programming at The Dairy Barn Arts Center aims to nurture and promote contemporary artists from our local region as well as artists from across the United States and beyond. The Sauber Gallery, on the main floor of our facility, features four main exhibitions each year that draw over 8,000 gallery patrons from all over the world. Proposals for this space are accepted on a rolling basis. We also accept proposals for touring exhibits on a rolling basis.

In May of 2017, we will be opening a new exhibition space on the first floor of the Barn. The space will be open for proposal submissions for solo, group, or curatorial projects. More details to come!

The Dairy Barn Arts Center has both curated and juried exhibitions throughout the year.  To learn more about upcoming exhibitions or entering one of our many juried exhibitions, please sign up for our e-newsletter and select Artist Opportunities and check back here often.


See below for our upcoming calls for entry.
OH+5 – Winter 2018
WIDE OPEN: An International Juried Lens-Based Exhibition – Fall 2018


Ongoing Calls for Entry



 In & Around the Barn

DEADLINE for proposals


The Dairy Barn Arts Center invites your proposals for sculpture, drawing, performance, music, video, and installation for In & Around the Barn


The Dairy Barn Arts Center is accepting proposals for site-specific artwork to be installed and performed for an exhibition to take place throughout the inside and outside of the Barn. Proposed works can be located indoors or out. Please be specific about where you would like the work to be installed.


Artists are invited to propose pieces to be situated throughout the inside and the outside of The Barn. We welcome an exploratory approach to the proposals, encouraging artists to consider how an exhibition may exist beyond the walls of a white gallery. Music may emanate from the hillside, a performance may take place within the elevator, a small sculptural diorama may reside in the drinking fountain, and videos could project onto the outside walls of our 100 year old Barn. Sculptures, performances, videos, and installations could be situated anywhere on the grounds or in The Barn. The Dairy Barn Arts Center will open its doors for you to explore and create a site specific opportunity.

Power outlets are available both at the front and rear grounds. There is a 15’ x 18’ concrete pad adjacent to the front of the building. One functioning water spigot is located at the front right of the Barn. Both the gallery and the upstairs AEP Performance Wing will be open and have large, open spaces. A final map will be created illustrating where each artist’s work will be located.  Visitors will be invited to use the map to explore and discover the artwork at their own pace.  Click here to see the spaces at the Dairy Barn for In & Around the Barn. 

We encourage you to stop by and look at the spaces before you submit a proposal. The hours of operation are 9-5pm Monday through Friday, and the gallery is open Tuesday-Friday 11-5pm, Thursday 11-8pm, and Sat./Sun. 12-5pm. Beginning in November-May, the Dairy Barn will be closed on Mondays.

All proposals must be safe for the public to view. No permanent damage or installation to The Barn is permitted.

Please include the name(s) of the artist(s), a title (if there is one), a written description (PDF or DOC) of the piece including where it will be installed, and what resources or equipment you may need.  Limit submissions to 5 images.  If proposing new work, send images of similar work with a detailed drawing and description of the proposed work.  If submitting a video, please edit the video to 5 minutes with a detailed description.

Working links to websites and video hosting sites will be accepted.

All images should be JPG sized to 72 dpi and no larger than 1000 pixels on any side. Video should be .MOV and be viewable in QuickTime or online (preferred).

Send all proposals via email to with your name and “In & Around submission” in the subject line and then pay the $25 entry fee HERE.

All questions can be directed to or call us at 740-592-4981.

Outline for Proposal must include the following items:

1. Name
2. Mailing Address
3. Daytime Phone
4. Email
5. Proposal
6. Location
7. Resources needed from the Dairy Barn for installation
8. Date(s) for installation
9. Images must be included

Check out Artist Opportunities online by Clicking Here


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