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Wyoming Art Show 2017

Location:
1 Worthington Avenue, Wyoming,OH 45215
Wyoming (Cincinnati area), Ohio (Midwest)

Phone: 513 761 1749
Event Dates: 5/21/17 - 5/21/17
Application Deadline: 3/6/17 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 3 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Application Fee): $20.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
The 32nd annual Wyoming Art Show is one of southwestern Ohio/greater Cincinnati’s premiere juried Art Show and Competitions, held the 3rd Sunday in May, along the tree-lined streets of historic Wyoming, Ohio. For thirty-one years the Wyoming Art Show has not only attracted the finest artists from over seven states, it has become a destination for the sophisticated art buying public in the greater Cincinnati tri-state area.

2017 Show Date: SUNDAY, MAY 21st 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 
More than 125 regional fine arts exhibitors are selected to participate in our booth sales and competition. Over $4,900 in professionally judged cash awards, including $500 best in show, will be presented to the winners. Great music, distinctive Food Court offerings, and FREE children’s art activities complement a well-balanced, juried fine art show and sale.

General Information

2017 Wyoming Art Show … our 32nd year!

About the Show

The Wyoming Art Show is one of greater Cincinnati/southwest Ohio’s premiere juried Art Shows and Competitions.  The show is held annually the third Sunday in May, along the shaded, tree-lined streets of historic Wyoming, Ohio (Cincinnati area).
 
  • Over $4,900 in professionally judged cash awards annually, with $500 Best in Show.
  • Professionally judged competition included in booth exhibit fees; artists may choose to enter competition only.
  • Distinctive Food Court offerings, FREE children’s art activities and great music complement a well-balanced, juried fine art show and sale.
  • More than 125 juried exhibitors from more than seven states participate annually.
  • A booth discount for artists that return.
  • Our tree-lined streets provide ample shade for artists.
  • Attention to the needs of the artists: Load in/out from vehicle, refreshments provided during setup, artists’ reception/ prize award presentation and refreshments at show conclusion.
  • Our reputation and publicity ensure a sophisticated and enthusiastic buying public. 2017 continues our efforts toward increased publicity and promotion.
  • Free parking, Free admission … thousands of enthusiastic patrons.

The Competition

The Competition runs inside the Wyoming Civic Center at 1 Worthington Avenue, and is professionally judged. The bulk of our awards are made at the competition. Each booth fee automatically includes the entry of one competition piece. For an additional fee, artists may opt to enter two pieces into the competition. Artists may opt to only show in the competition (no booth) for a slightly reduced fee.  In order to be eligible for a cash award, your competition work must have been completed in the last calendar year and not previously exhibited in the competition portion of the Wyoming Art show.

Exhibitor display booths

Booths are on Worthington Avenue between Rt. 4 and Burns Avenue. Each space is 15’ wide by 10’ deep, and only the space is provided. Professional judges award 15 booth awards of $75 each.

Fees

All artists pay a $20 non-refundable jury fee. 
 
Returning artists, i.e., artists whom participated in the May 2016 show, that do not need to re-jury have an opportunity to buy a booth at a reduced fee.
 
$65.00 Outside exhibitor selling space and one competition entry
$50.00 Competition only - one entry (no outside exhibitor selling space)


$10 Additional competition piece.  Limited to 1 per artist.
 

2017 Show Application Calendar

 
December 1, 2016    Online application available on Zapplication.
March 6, 2017         Entry deadline via Zapplication for all media.
March 6, 2017          BOOTH Purchase opens at a discounted rate for returning artists that are not required to jury.
March 25, 2017        Discounted booth rate closes.  Booths available to all artists at a full rate.
March 25, 2017       Notification of jury results by email
April 9, 2017             Due date for exhibit/booth fees.
April 9, 2017             Wait list opens

Application Process

Please review the following instructions carefully. If you have ANY questions about the application process, whether you need to jury, or are required to pay the jury fee, please contact the Wyoming Art Show at wyomingartshow@gmail.com BEFORE you complete your purchase.

Artists that are new to the show in any media, must jury. Returning artists from the prior year's show, jury on a regular cycle, where each media completely re-juries every four years. For the 2017 show, all artists in PHOTOGRAPHY, MIXED MEDIA & GLASS must jury.

ALL Artists, returning and new, must:

  • Complete their entry by March 6, 2017.
  • Submit three (3) images of different individual pieces of work.  The images must be an accurate representation of the work to be exhibited and reflect current creations. Image quality is very important. Do NOT submit a booth display.
  • Pay a non-refundable $20 jury fee
  • Use www.zapplication.org to submit their entries and images to the Wyoming Art Show 2017.  No mail or email entries will be accepted for 2017.
  • Returning artists that desire to show work in a category that is different from the previous year MUST be re-juried.

ARTISTS REQUIRED TO JURY

NEW APPLICANTS and RETURNING PARITICIPANTS IN PHOTOGRAPHY, MIXED MEDIA & GLASS.

If you did not exhibit in 2016, YOU ARE CONSIDERED A NEW APPLICANT. All new applicants working in all media must: 
  • Submit three images via zapplication.org by the March 6 deadline.
  • Pay a non-refundable jury fee of $20.
  • Booth fees are collected AFTER the acceptance notifications go out  around March 25.

Jury Results

The Wyoming Art Show will notify artists of the jury results around March 25, 2017. There is no quota system for each media, however, we reserve the right to create balance for the show. If an artist is accepted, booth entry fees must be paid by April 7, 2017.  A Special Note for new applicants in jewelry:  Because we receive a very large number of jewelry applicants we reserve the right to limit the number of accepted jewelers to balance the show.

Waitlist

If an artist is not accepted, they may be waitlisted for the show. Waitlisted artists will be notified when we send the jury results. Each year over 10% of our spaces are filled from our wait list. We will make every effort to contact you as soon as we know about cancellations.

RETURNING ARTISTS NOT REQUIRED TO JURY

If you participated in the 2016 show, and are exhibiting in Ceramics, Sculpture, Wood, Fiber, Jewelry, Painting, Drawing, Graphics, Prints, you do not have to be juried to return to the show in 2017. To apply, you must:
  • Submit three images via zapplication by the March 6 deadline.
  • PAY a non-refundable $20 jury fee.
  • Starting March 7, 2017, returning artists not required to jury will have approximately 2 1/2 weeks to purchase a booth at a reduced rate, thereby recouping the jury fee.
  • Starting March 25, returning artists not required to jury may purchase a booth at full price.
  • After April 7, spots will be opened to the wait list. 
If you choose to make your booth fee payment by check, we will hold your check until the April 7 deadline. If you encounter any problems, please contact us.

About the Categories for Media

The categories for media are defined as:
  • Painting, which includes watercolors, oils, acrylics
  • Drawing/Graphics/Prints/Digital Art
  • Drawing includes charcoal, pastels, graphite, colored pencil, ink.
  • Digital Art - any original work in which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using the computer. Work must be editions, signed and numbered, on archival papers, inks, and emulsions.
  • Printmaking - only hand pulled original prints (signed and numbered limited editions) are acceptable.
  • Ceramics
  • Fiber - Wearable fiber pieces must be the artist’s original designs and not fabricated from purchased patterns.
  • Glass
  • Jewelry - Please explain your process and materials. Are all components hand-fabricated by you? Are some components pre-manufactured? Please explain in the “Description of Materials and Technique” section of the application.
  • Mixed Media
  • Photography - Please describe your methodology regarding digital/film, hand or commercially processed, in the “Description of Materials and Technique” section of the application.
  • Sculpture
  • Wood
 The Wyoming Art Show reserves the right to re-categorize an artist's media. Every attempt will be made to notify the artist if this is done.

Important Information For Artists

  • All work must be of the artist’s own creation. No manufactured or commercially made or assembled items will be permitted in the show.
  • One artist only per space. Artists who collaborate may apply together in one booth. We limit collaboration to two artists.
  • Applicant may exhibit and compete in only one category per entry fee.
  • The artist's presence during the show is required. Representatives may not attend in place of the artist.
  • Artists are responsible for setting up and dismantling their display. Artists agree to adhere to guidelines for set-up and break down by the Wyoming Art Show.
  • Displays must be professional and aesthetically pleasing.
  • Artists not prepared at the appropriate time for judging of awards will not be considered.
  • Artists are responsible for all sales transactions and payment of all sales taxes.
  • Outside selling space is assigned by the committee.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds for cancellations received by April 20 will be made for entry fees, less the nonrefundable  $20 jury fee. No refunds will be made after that date.

Awards

Please visit wyomingartshow.org for a complete list of awards.

2017 Show Calendar

May 7, 2017 Booth assignments released
May 20, 2017 Early delivery of competition artwork 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 21, 2017 32nd, Annual Wyoming Art Show (rain or shine event)

Day of show Sunday, May 21. The show runs, RAIN OR SHINE!
7:00 a.m. Check-In and setup
 
Artists are responsible for setting up their own booth, and must bring all supplies. Artists are expected to provide their own 10x10' canopied tents. Artists may drive to their space, unload, drive out of exhibit area and park vehicles for free along city streets. Booth assignments with specific entry instructions will be sent by email and postcard about a week before the show for your booth location.

9:30 a.m. All artwork for competition MUST be inside Civic Center ready for display or hanging
 
To qualify for judging, art work for competition must be inside Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave., Wyoming, OH 45215 no later than 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 21. Optional early drop off for competition pieces is offered on Saturday, May 20, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 
11:00 a.m. Street booth show opens for public and judging of booth awards
12:00 p.m. Inside Competition in Civic Center opens to the public
5:00 pm Art show closes to the general public and booth break down begins.

Artists are responsible for breaking down their own booth. The Wyoming Art show will e-mail specific instructions by e-mail about a week before the show.

(Please leave all art work for the competition inside the Civic Center until the end of the show.)

Competition Requirements

Two-dimensional work must be wired for hanging.
If entry exceeds 36" in any direction or is not suitable for table display, the artist must provide their own support, display fixture or easel.
No commission is charged; however, neither is the Wyoming Art Show authorized to transact any sales. Artists wishing to sell competition entries must handle the transactions themselves.
All reasonable precautions will be taken for the safety of the artists’ work.
All insurance for the Wyoming Art Show is the responsibility of the artist prior to, during & after the show.

Free 2017 Wyoming Art Show T-shirt

All accepted artists receive a FREE 2017 Wyoming Art Show tee shirt the day of the show. Additional tee shirts are available for purchase at $10 each; order information will be sent with jury notifications.

Contact Information

Email: wyomingartshow@gmail.com
Telephone: 513-761-1749
Website: www.wyomingartshow.org
Mailing address: Wyoming Art Show, PO Box 15027, Wyoming, OH 45215-0027

Please do not hesitate to call us directly for questions you may have.

Wyoming Art Show is operated by an all-volunteer, non-profit group composed of dedicated Wyoming residents, with the City of Wyoming providing invaluable support, services, and space, solely to promote fine art in our community and Greater Cincinnati.
Student scholarships sponsored in part by Wyoming LaRosa's. Individual and corporate donors allow us to continue to provide this fine event.
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