Call for Art: the Peer Show

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Call for Artists - DEADLINE :  
Call for Art: the Peer Show



2018 Cleveland Print Room Juried Exhibition: THE PEER SHOW.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 29 at 6pm.

The Cleveland Print Room is seeking photographic submissions for our juried exhibition, June 8 – July 28, to be judged this year by Jennifer Coleman, Gund Foundations’s Senior Program Officer for the Arts and Lillian Kuri, Cleveland Foundation’s Vice President of Strategic Grantmaking, Arts & Urban Design Initiatives.

The Cleveland Print Room invites members and non-members to submit artwork for our 2018 juried exhibition, The Peer Show. This is a unique opportunity for photographic artists to exhibit their work and receive substantial exposure in Cleveland’s only dedicated photographic art gallery, community darkroom, educational center, and studio workspace. Over 30 selected works will be exhibited in our gallery, with a top prize of $300 to be awarded. All selections and cash awards will be made at the discretion of the jurors and will be final.

To be awarded at 6:30PM:
Best of Show: $300
Best B&W: $150
Best Color: $150
Best Alt Process: $150
Director’s Award: $100


Artists must be at least 14 years of age and reside in the US or Canada.

An entry fee of $30 for CPR members or $35 for non-members is payable upon submission of works. Artists may submit up to two (2) pieces of original art in any photographic medium, analog or digital. Entry fees are non-refundable. Drop off dates begin on Thursday, MAY 24 12 to 6pm, Friday, MAY 25 12 to 6pm, Saturday, MAY 26 12-5pm, and Tuesday MAY 29 12 to 6pm. Artists whose work is in the show will be contacted by midnight of Friday June 1.

Work not accepted MUST be picked up on Saturday June 2, 10am to 2pm; Sunday, June 3, 12 noon to 3pm, or Tuesday, June 5, noon to 6pm.

All work must be hand-delivered to the Cleveland Print Room (unless submission is sent with a pre-paid return slip).

All work must be READY TO HANG from typical gallery picture hooks without needing special equipment and framed pieces should to be strung with picture wire. Presentation is important! CPR reserves the right to refuse artwork that is NOT ready to hang.

Artists must complete a two-part entry form, one part to be attached to the work, and one part given to CPR at drop-off time. The entry form can be found here:

Work exceeding 36 inches in any dimension may be excluded due to space restrictions. Work may not exceed seventy pounds in weight.

All work must be original, executed within the last 5 years, and not been shown previously at the Cleveland Print Room.

All subject matter must be appropriate for public viewing.

Entries must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

Artists must grant permission for Cleveland Print Room to use their images and information in promotional materials.

Cleveland Print Room will retain a 40% commission from works sold. In the event of a sale, the artist will be notified at the closing of the exhibition and mailed a check for 60% of the sale within 30 days.

For further information, please contact Emilie at