The exhibitions programming at The Dairy Barn Arts Center aims to nurture and promote contemporary artists from our 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.
The Chaddock and Morrow Gallery is a newly renovated space, ideal for many solo, group, and curated exhibits. For more information on submitting an exhibition proposal click here.
OHIO Paint | Print | Photo: Call for entry now closed
A new exhibit at The Dairy Barn Arts Center to highlight contemporary Ohio artists working in all forms of painting, printmaking, drawing, and photography!
Submissions accepted April 15 – July 1, 2019 EXTENDED TO JULY 3RD!
On View at The Dairy Barn Arts Center October 4 – November 30, 2019.
JURORS: Serving on the jury for this new exhibition are Sally Kurtz, Gary Pettigrew, and Ardine Nelson. These talented individuals will select artworks based on originality and innovation, design, technique, and craftsmanship. Acceptance will be granted based on digitally submitted images by a “blind” jury process, meaning the jury will not be informed of the artist’s name, background or location. Selected works will be on display at the Dairy Barn Arts Center, Sauber Gallery, from October 4 through November 30, 2019.
AWARDS: The Dairy Barn Arts Center is awarding $1,400 in prize money. The following monetary awards will be chosen by the jurors:
- Best of Show $400
- Ohio University School of Art + Design Current Student Award $250
- Ohio University School of Art + Design Alumni Award $250
- Best Innovative Use of Material $200
- Juror’s Award of Merit (3) $100 each
EXHIBITION AGREEMENT: Submission of a work of art to this exhibition and the completion of the online entry process shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to all the conditions set forth.
ELIGIBILITY: All forms of Painting, Printmaking, Photography, and Drawing are accepted. Alternative mediums are welcome. Any current resident of Ohio who is over 18 years old may submit work(s) for consideration. Works eligible for consideration must be the result of independent effort unless the collaborator(s) is listed. Works must be no older than 4 years with a completion date on or after October 2015. All works must be original and not a copy or variation of another artist’s work.
AUTHORSHIP: Works eligible for consideration must be the result of independent effort unless the collaborator(s) is listed. The work must be an original design, not a copy or a variation on the original design of another artist working in any medium.
MATERIALS: Eligible work must be primarily paintings, photography, drawing, and/or printmaking. Innovative, contemporary work is encouraged.
ONLINE SUBMISSION OF WORK: Each artist may submit one to three original works for consideration. Online submission of works will be accepted by completing the SUBMISSION FORM (click here) beginning April 15, 2019. In order to submit work, you must complete the online submission form by July 1, 2019, and pay the entry fee. All submission photos must be emailed to DairyBarnArtSubmissions@gmail.com by July 1, 2019, at midnight.
ENTRY FEE: The entry fee is $30, to be paid online BY CLICKING HERE. The $30 entry fee allows up to three works to be submitted. Each artist is only allowed one entry of up to three works. Reduced entry fees are available for current students and The Dairy Barn Arts Center members. You can also pay the submission fee by cash or check. Please contact The Dairy Barn Arts Center before paying by cash or check.
ENTRY IMAGES: All submission photos must be emailed to DairyBarnArtSubmissions@gmail.com no later than July 1, 2019, at midnight. Be sure to follow the “file naming” system below. Submissions will be accepted in digital format only. Image quality is extremely important in determining acceptance into a juried exhibition. It is important the work appears as you would wish it to be reproduced, as entry images could be used for promotional material.
Each work entered may have up to three photographs, but only one overall photo is required. You should have at least one full, overall image of the work. For three-dimensional works, you may have one full shot and two additional detail shots. You MUST submit a full, overall image showing the entire work.
IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS: images MUST be JPG files. Be sure that each file is a .JPG and carries the extension “.JPG”. The maximum file size is 5MB.
FILE NAMING: For images of the full, entire work, the file name must be Title Of Work.jpg. If you are providing a detail photo, please use the file name Title Of Work_Detail1.jpg. If you are providing a second detail photo, the file should be named Title Of Work_Detail2.jpg. Do not include your name, initials or any other information in the file name. For example, if a work is titled “Dairy Barn” then the files will be named Dairy Barn.jpg, Dairy Barn_Detail1.jpg, and Dairy Barn_Detail2.jpg.
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: All artists that submit entries will be notified by email on or by September 26, 2019 (revised), following the jurying process. Shipping works to and from the Dairy Barn Arts Center is the responsibility of the exhibiting artist. The artist shall provide a prepaid, self-addressed return shipping label with work.
SALES: The Dairy Barn Arts Center will retain a 35% commission on work sold during the exhibition at The Dairy Barn Arts Center, while on tour or on any sale that results from the mediation by The Dairy Barn Arts Center staff. A work identified on this form as For Sale (e.g. with an established retail price in U.S. dollars) must maintain that status for as long as it is a part of the active exhibition. Artists whose work is not for sale must indicate NFS in paperwork and must list a valid insurance value in U.S. dollars.
COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Artists will retain all copyrights to their work. Submitting to OHIO Paint | Print | Photo grants The Dairy Barn Arts Center the rights to reproduce and distribute the images through print and electronic media for promotion of the exhibition and its entrants.
- April 15, 2019: Submission open
- July 1, 2019, at midnight: deadline for submissions
- July 26, 2019 (revised): artists notified or acceptance or rejection via email
- October 4, 2019: OHIO Paint | Print | Photo opening reception at The Dairy Barn Arts Center
- November 30, 2019: Exhibition closes at The Dairy Barn Arts Center
Q: Where do I fill out the submission form?
A: Click HERE!
Q: When is the deadline to submit?
A: July 1, 2019, at midnight.
Q: How can I pay the submission fee?
A: By clicking here or contacting The Dairy Barn Arts Center to pay by cash or check.
Q: Will my work be accepted into the exhibit?
A: We don’t know yet! This exhibit will be selected by a “blind” jury meaning the jury will not be informed of the artist’s name, age or location.
Q: I have another question – who can I contact?
A: The Dairy Barn Arts Center 740-592-4981 or email Holly@dairybarn.org.
Ohio University School of Art + Design
Ohio University College of Fine Arts
Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau