Start Date Fri, October 25, 2024 @ 10:00 AM
End Date Sat, October 26, 2024 @ 2:00 PM
Location The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Student & Faculty Exhibition

DATES/TIMES: FRIDAY, October 25, 2024, 10-3 PM & SATURDAY, October 26, 2024, 10-2 PM


CVAC is delighted to extend an invitation to those who took a class or workshop in 2024 to showcase their work within its annual Student & Faculty Exhibition. This exhibition, a cornerstone of our exhibition schedule, offers a unique opportunity for students to share their work within the supportive CVAC community.

The exhibition will run from October 29 through December 6, 2024, and we warmly invite students to submit their artwork for display. Submissions are $10 each with a maximum of one entry, and will be accepted on the following dates:

Friday, October 25, from 10 to 3 PM
Saturday, October 26, from 10 to 2 PM

*Early submissions can be accepted, please contact our front desk, 330-928-8092 to coordinate the drop-off

This non-juried exhibition celebrates the diversity and talent of CVAC’s student body, showcasing artwork alongside that of its esteemed faculty. It offers a glimpse into the significant work being created here at CVAC, providing a platform for students to share their creativity and passion with the wider community.

CVAC is excited to share that this year’s exhibition will include a People’s Choice selection process, offering two participants the chance to receive a $50 cash prize, generously supported by The Vijay Rastogi Memorial Fund. Additionally, CVAC is introducing the Artistic Evolution Awards*, a fresh initiative designed to honor the growth and advancement of its students annually. Chosen by our esteemed faculty members, this award celebrates students who have shown remarkable progress and evolution in their artistic journey, reflecting the core values of dedication, exploration, and growth that define CVAC’s artistic community.

We warmly invite you and your loved ones to attend the exhibit’s Artist’s Reception on December 6, from 5:30 to 7 PM. It will be a delightful opportunity for all students, whether exhibiting or not, to come together and celebrate the culmination of the year’s artistic endeavors. Let’s gather to commemorate your achievements and the lively artistic community thriving here at CVAC. Award announcements will commence at 6:30 PM, and participants are welcome to take their artwork home after the reception.

Mark your calendars for the Artist Reception on December 6, 2024, from 5:30 – 7 PM. It will be a delightful opportunity for all students, whether exhibiting or not, to come together and celebrate the culmination of the year’s artistic endeavors. Award announcements will commence at 6:30 PM, and participants are welcome to take their artwork home after the reception.

Thank you for choosing CVAC as your artistic home and for sharing your passion with us. We are honored to support you in your artistic journey and look forward to witnessing the beauty and creativity our students bring to this year’s exhibition. 

Please Review the Prospectus: 2024 Student & Faculty Exhibit PROSPECTUS

The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC) is honored to pay tribute to the extraordinary life and contributions of Vijay Rastogi, a beloved former Board member whose passion for the arts and unwavering support for our mission left an indelible mark on our community.

Vijay Rastogi, a gifted watercolor artist and dedicated advocate for the arts, brought his artistic vision and enthusiasm to the CVAC Board of Directors for many years. His belief in the transformative power of art education inspired those around him and guided the direction of our center.

In memory of Vijay’s enduring commitment to the arts, his generous donation has been dedicated to funding awards during our annual student and faculty exhibition. These awards serve as a lasting tribute to his love for art and his desire to nurture and celebrate the talent within our community.

As we announce each year’s award recipients, we honor Vijay Rastogi’s legacy and express our deepest gratitude for his profound impact on the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center. His spirit continues to inspire us to cultivate creativity and artistic expression within our community.

This award celebrates students who have undergone significant growth and evolution in their artistic journey over the course of the year. It highlights their ability to adapt, learn, and refine their skills, regardless of where they started.

At the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC), we believe that every individual’s artistic journey is a continuous evolution, shaped by dedication, exploration, and growth. The Artistic Evolution Award celebrates the remarkable transformations that students undergo in their pursuit of artistic excellence throughout the year.

This award is a testament to the students who have embraced the creative process with passion and determination, regardless of their starting point. It recognizes their ability to adapt to new challenges, learn from experiences, and push the boundaries of their artistic expression.

As a community visual art center, CVAC upholds its commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment that nurtures individual talents. The recipients of the Artistic Evolution Award embody this commitment by actively engaging in artistic exploration and growth within our supportive community. Through their dedication to personal development and creative expression, they contribute to the fulfillment of CVAC’s mission to foster an appreciation of visual art through education, exhibition, and community enrichment opportunities.

Whether through experimenting with new mediums, exploring diverse artistic styles, or delving into unfamiliar subject matter, these students have demonstrated a commitment to continuous learning and self-improvement. Their evolution as artists not only inspires others but, also enriches the vibrant tapestry of creativity within our community.

The Artistic Evolution Awards serve as a reminder that artistic growth is not measured solely by the final outcome but by the journey of discovery, learning, and personal development. It celebrates the resilience, adaptability, and creative spirit of our students as they navigate the ever-changing landscape of the arts.

Through this award, we honor and celebrate the remarkable evolution of each recipient’s artistic journey, recognizing their contributions to the vibrant tapestry of creativity that defines the essence of CVAC’s community of artists.

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