Artist are invited to participate in the Cuyahoga Valley Art Centers 1st Annual Crooked River Plein Air competition taking place from Noon July 22nd thru 5:00 PM July 28th. The participants will then be on display at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center from Aug 1st – Aug 31st. This exhibition seeks to highlight the beauty of Ohio’s Cuyahoga River Watershed and all its unique charm.
Registration for this competition will be held on Friday July 21st at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC), 2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Saturday July 22nd at CVAC from 10:00 AM – Noon. Registration cost is $75 for members of CVAC and $100 for non-members of CVAC.
The Crooked River Plein Air competition kicks off with an Artist Get Together on Saturday July 22nd from 10:00 AM – Noon and offers three paint outs for participants during the competition time frame. Each paint out lasts 4 hours and is led by a seasoned subject matter expert/coach. This year the coaches are Dino Massaroni, Jack Mulhollen and Sally Heston. These paint outs are intended to support participating artists within a group environment in an outdoor setting (rain or shine).
The winner of the Crooked River Plein Air competition will win a $500 prize package, second-place will be awarded a $100 cash prize and third-place will take home a $50 cash prize. Up to 30 art works will be selected to travel to the Cuyahoga Falls City Hall exhibition space after the completion of this exhibition.
This exhibition shall display a painterly snap-shot of Ohio’s Cuyahoga River Watershed today, leaving a lasting impression for a lifetime.
For more information on participating in the Crooked River Plein Air please review and download all three pages of the prospectus below:
WHO: All ages and abilities in any painting or dry medium.
WHEN: IN PERSON Friday, July 21st 10AM – 7PM &
Saturday, July 22nd 10AM-Noon during the ARTIST GET TOGETHER & KICK-OFF
WHERE: Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, 2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
COST: $75 for members of CVAC & $100 for non-members of CVAC. CASH, CHECK OR CREDIT CARD will be accepted. Make checks payable to the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center.
WHEN: Saturday, July 22nd Noon until Friday, July 28th 5:00 PM
WHERE: At any location within the Cuyahoga River Watershed, as designated in map.
WHAT: Work must be created during the competition time frame: Noon Saturday July 22nd – 5:00 PM Friday July 28th
Water Based Medias, Oil Based Medias and Dry Medias will be accepted.
No photography or work executed from photography will be allowed.
Submitted works must have initial registration stamp visible to be accepted.
WHAT: Canvases must have unique CVAC stamp visible to be submitted.
WHEN: Stamp to be received during initial registration. Additional registration stamps are available on Tuesday July 25th from 10:00 AM – NOON.
WHERE: At the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, 2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 in the main gallery.
What: Each participant may submit up to two works. All submissions are final.
ALL submissions must have their Crooked River Plein Air registration stamp visible.
When: Final submissions will be accepted at any time between Monday July 24th and Friday July 28th at 5:00 PM. No submissions will be accepted after 5:00 PM on Friday July 28th.
WHAT: After the juried selection takes place, participants are guaranteed at least one submission will be displayed within the exhibition.
Juror shall select the Best of Show, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and up to 5 Awards of Excellence.
Juror shall select images to travel within an art installation at Cuyahoga Falls City Hall after the Crooked River Plein Air exhibition.
WHEN: Friday July 25th after 5:00 PM
Artists will be contacted between Monday July 31st & Tuesday Aug 1st to pick up any submissions not accepted into the exhibition.
WHEN: August 11th 5:30-7:00 PM
WHERE: Cuyahoga Valley Art Center main gallery
WHAT: Free artist celebration & reception
WIN & SELL:
PRIZES: Best of Show – $500 prize package ($200 Cash + $300 Cheap Joes Gift Card)
2nd Place – $100 cash prize
3rd Place – $50 cash prize
Winners will be announced on Tuesday Aug 1st. Awards shall be distributed at the Crooked River Plein Air reception on August 11th. Award winning pieces will be displayed in Cuyahoga Valley Art Center’s main gallery, on their website, social media outlets and in media press releases.
Cuyahoga Valley Art Center will retain 30% of the sale price listed.
PICK UP WORK:
Unsold works must be picked up on September 1st or September 2nd.
If work is selected for the traveling exhibition at Cuyahoga Falls City Hall, artist will be contacted regarding future pick-up date.
Cuyahoga Valley Art Center is not responsible for, or able to store, abandoned artwork.
Cuyahoga Valley Art Center will take the utmost care with paintings, however, any damage or theft that may occur is not the liability of the Art Center nor its staff.
The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center reserves the right to photograph participating artists and exhibited works for marketing purposes.
ARTIST GET TOGETHER & KICK-OFF:
WHO: All artists participating in the competition are invited.
WHEN: Saturday, July 22nd 10AM-Noon
WHERE: Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, 2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
WHAT: Enjoy light snacks and coffee while mingling with your fellow competitors before the official start of the Crooked River Plein Air competition.
WHAT: Each paint out lasts 4 hours and is led by a seasoned subject matter expert in a location of their choice.
These paint outs are intended to support participating artists within a group environment in an outdoor setting (rain or shine).
These paint outs are voluntary. For updates regarding paint outs, please call CVAC 330-928-8092 or check CVACs social media outlets.
PAINT OUT LOCATIONS & COACHES:
WHEN: Monday, July 24th from 1:00 – 5:00 PM
COACH: Dino Massaroni
WHERE: Lock 29 Trail Head (parking lot) 1648 Mill Street West, Peninsula, OH 44264
WHAT: Dino Massaroni will be available for coaching during this time frame. His focus during this coaching session will be in oil’s. However, all media will be accepted for participation during this session.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 26th from 9:00 – 1:00 PM
COACH: Jack Mulhollen
WHERE: Picnic Shelter (behind police station next to tennis courts) 2961 Kent Rd, Silver Lake, OH 44224
WHAT: Jack Mulhollen will be available for coaching during this time frame. His focus during this coaching session will be on water color. However, all media will be accepted for participation during this session.
WHEN: Thursday, July 27th from 12:30 – 4:30 PM
COACH: Sally Heston
WHERE: Meet at the CVAC, final destination will be down on the river front behind CVAC.
WHAT: Sally Heston will be available for coaching during this time frame. Her focus during this coaching session will be in watercolor and dry based medias. However, all media will be accepted for participation during this session.
WHO: Jessica Loftus is a 3rd generation painter, who grew up surrounded by traditional landscape painters in New Mexico. She has been holding a brush since she was 8 year old and has obtained her degree in painting from the University of Texas. She is the curator for Western Reserve Hospital & the Mustard Seed Cafe and has previous experience as an art juror.
WHAT: As the juror, she will select the Best of Show, 2nd Place, 3rd place, and Awards of Excellence.
She will complete the juried selection process. Participants are guaranteed at least one submission will be displayed within the exhibition.
She will also be selecting 24-30 images to travel after the Crooked River Plein Air exhibition and be displayed at Cuyahoga Falls City Hall.
JULY 21st 10:00 AM– 7:00 PM Registration
JULY 22ND 10:00 AM – NOON Registration + Artist Get Together & Kick-Off
JULY 22ND NOON
Start of Crooked River Plein Air Competition
JULY 24TH 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
PAINT OUT Coaching session with Dino Massaroni (oil’s)
JULY 25TH 10:00 AM – NOON
Additional Canvas Stamping Provided at CVAC
JULY 26TH 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PAINT OUT Coaching session with Jack Mulhollen (watercolor)
JULY 27th 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
PAINT OUT Coaching session with Sally Heston (dry media & watercolor)
JULY 28th 5:00 PM
End of Crooked River Plein Air Competition. Final Submissions will be accepted at any time throughout the competition timeframe. No entries will be accepted after 5:00 PM July 28th.
Initial Pick-up Date
AUGUST 1ST – 31ST
Crooked River Plein Air Exhibition & Art Sale
AUGUST 11TH 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Crooked River Plein Air Competition Reception
SEPTEMBER 1st – 2nd
Art Work Pick-up Dates