Start Date Tue, July 30, 2024 @ 10:00 AM
End Date Thu, September 5, 2024 @ 3:00 PM
Location The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center

EXHIBIT: 39th Annual Juried EXHIBITION

DATES: July 30 – September 5, 2024


Cuyahoga Valley Art Center presents its highly anticipated 39th Annual Juried Exhibition, taking place from July 30 to September 5, 2024. This prestigious juried entry exhibition showcases the remarkable talents of local artists across various mediums. With awards in seven distinct categories and over $1,000 in prizes, this exhibition is a celebration of creativity and artistic excellence.

The exhibition features artwork in the following categories: Watercolor Media, Water Based Media, Oil Based Media, Dry Media, Mixed Media, 3-Dimensional Media, and Photographic Media. Visitors have the unique opportunity to participate in a People’s Choice selection process to determine a People’s Choice winner for each category. Voting is free, encouraged, and will conclude at the artist reception on August 23, 2024.

“We are excited to display the wealth of talent our visual arts community has to share with us,” stated Danielle Dieterich, the Executive Director of the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center. “It is wonderful to celebrate so many artists and their exceptional contributions to the arts.”

The celebration and recognition of these talented individuals will take place at the Artist Reception on August 23rd from 5:30 PM to 7 PM. The reception will be free of charge and open to all patrons. Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with the artists, indulge in delightful refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, and even purchase remarkable pieces of art.

The 39th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center is an extraordinary exhibit that highlights the immense talent and creativity of the visual arts community. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness captivating artworks and to engage with the artists themselves.

Marketing Image Credit: Robert Crombie, Autumn Vineyard, Oil Based Media

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

Juror: John Jude Palencar

Artist and Illustrator, John Jude Palencar is a rarity among modern artists, mixing meticulous technique reminiscent of the old masters with a soaring, darkly surreal imagination. There are touches of Bosch and Da Vinci in his visual allegories of netherworld landscapes and doomed characters.
For more than forty five years he has created book covers and received honors for his contributions to the field of illustration including Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators – (NYC), Gold & Silver Book Awards from Spectrum as well as their “Grand Master Award”, and six Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) including their Lifetime Achievement Award presented
in Yokohama, Japan.

His paintings have appeared on hundreds of book covers in over thirty countries for such renowned authors as H. P. Lovecraft, Ursula LeGuin, Marion Zimmer Bradley, P.D. James, Charles deLint, Octavia Butler, David Brin, R. L. Stine, George R.R. Martin, J.R.R. Tolkein and Stephen King to name a few. His cover paintings for the “Inheritance Cycle”, by Christopher Paolini, have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List. (Paolini named Eragon’s birthplace “Palancar Valley”, after John.)

He has also created illustrations for Time Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic Magazine and Nat. Geo. Television. Lucas Arts, Paramount Pictures, Vivendi Universal and many others. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

People’s Choice Awards: (TBA)

Juror Awards: (TBA)

Accepted Submissions: (TBA)

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