Start Date Fri, April 26, 2024 @ 10:00 AM
End Date Sat, April 27, 2024 @ 2:00 PM
Location The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center


DATES: FRIDAY, April 26, 2024, 10-3 PM & SATURDAY, April 27, 2024, 10-2 PM


Dear Cuyahoga Valley Art Center Members,

We are excited to inform you that we will be hosting our annual Membership Exhibition from April 30 – June 6, 2024. Holding a yearly membership exhibition has been a tradition at CVAC for over 38 years. This exhibition is structured to our members’ advantage, arranged by media in 7 distinct categories for submission: Watercolor Media, Water Based Media, Oil Based Media, Dry Media, Mixed Media, 3-Dimensional Media & Photographic Media.

CVAC will be accepting submissions on:

Friday, April 26, 10 – 3 PM & Saturday, April 27, 10 – 2 PM

The entry fee is $30 for up to 2 entries

*2024 CVAC Members only *Artists can join CVAC and or renew their membership during the take-in

The juror will select a Best of Category winner and up to two honorable mentions for each category. The Best of Category winners shall receive a cash prize of $100. A People’s Choice Selection process, starting April 30th, shall dictate a People’s Choice category winner for each category with a $50 cash prize, to be announced at the end of the Artist Reception on May 24 from 5:30 – 7 PM.  This reception is free to the public and the People’s Choice voting shall conclude at 6 PM with awards announced at 6:30 PM.

This exhibition is highly competitive with over $1,000 in prizes awarded. We look forward to seeing what you will share with us. Entry information is enclosed. Early submissions will be accepted. Please visit our website and social media outlets for additional information.


Please Review the Prospectus: 2024 Membership Exhibition PROSPECTUS

This is a juried exhibition– the juror will select which items will be accepted and additional awards. Please review the prospectus guidelines for more details.

Marketing Image Credit: Tom Jackson, Strolling on Broad, Oil-Based Media

Juror: C. Arthur Croyle

C. Arthur Croyle was raised in both Akron, Ohio, and in Dorfen, Germany where his grandparents lived. His German grandfather was an artist and designer and profoundly impacted Croyle’s career path. Croyle completed a BA and BFA with an emphasis in graphic design and illustration at the University of Akron and worked at an advertising agency, an art studio, and a publishing company before completing his MFA at Indiana University. He then began a 33-year career as a college faculty member, first at Miami University of Ohio, then at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. During his academic career, he transitioned from teaching graphic design and illustration in the fine arts where he taught painting and drawing. Croyle was the Director of the Biological and Pre-Medical Illustration Program at Iowa State and later served as Director of the Graduate Program in the Visual Arts and Culture Department. One of his career highlights was teaching four semesters in Rome and producing watercolors and drawing that recorded the beauty of the ‘Eternal City.’ His work in graphic design illustration, abstract and representational art has been exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally. Currently, in retirement, Croyle is the Vice President of the Akron Society of Artists and is concentrating his creative efforts on representing life and subject matter in the greater Akron area.

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