Juried Art Shows

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The Butler art museum offers artists three opportunities each year to display works in the museum’s galleries with three juried art exhibitions, The Annual Midyear, The Area Artists Annual, and The American Holiday Arts and Crafts Show and Sale. All of these shows are jurried. Unsolicited materials, as well as all entry submissions to the museum or to these juried shows will not be returned. 

The Annual Midyear Juried Show

The Butler’s Midyear Show is open to artists age 18 or older who reside within the fifty United States or its territories. Works in all two dimensional media are eligible including oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, drawings, prints, photographs and digital works. The 82nd Midyear Exhibition will be on view July 1, 2018 – August 26, 2018.  CLICK HERE to view and download the prospectus (entry form). For questions or to request a prospectus by mail, email Jean Shreffler at biaalib2@yahoo.com with your mailing address or call 330.743.1107 ext. 1312 to be put on the mailing list.

The Area Artists Annual Juried Exhibition

The Area Artists Annual juried exhibition is open to artists who reside within Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties in Ohio; and Mercer and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania. Works in all media are eligible, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, drawings, prints, photographs, ceramics, sculpture and crafts.  The exhibition will open October 6 thru December 22, 2018 at our Trumbull Branch. The prospectus will be available sometime during the summer. Email Jean Shreffler at biaalib2@yahoo.com  with your mailing address or call 330.743.1107 ext. 1312 to be put on the mailing list. 

The American Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show and Sale

The American Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show and Sale, an annual three-day event, is held the first weekend of December. Work exhibited must be hand-created. An entry fee and, if you are accepted, a booth fee are required. All fine arts and crafts that are for sale are eligible for this holiday show, which is a fundraiser to support Butler museum education programs. To be accepted, artists must submit digital photographs of their work and their sales booth before June 15, 2018. To be considered for inclusion in the show or for more information, email Wayne Gruver at artsandcraftshow@butlerart.com or call 330.743.1107, ext. 1313 .  

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