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Call for Art - Deadline Oct 23, 2020

Since 1910, OAL's annual juried exhibitions continue to be the backbone of the organization's artistic programming, showcasing current work by Ohio artists. For each exhibition, the juror(s) invited by OAL’s Board will apply contemporary standards of excellence to select visual art of the highest merit.

Juror: Angela Green

Angela Green is the Gallery Coordinator and Curator for the Garrett Museum of Art.

She is also involved with the IN Artisan organization; and stages exhibits and displays at IN Artisan Gallery and Gifts in Carmel, IN. She has been a juror for IN Artisan, Fort Wayne Landmarks and Architecture Exhibit, and Art This Way in Fort Wayne, IN; a mural program which operates under the umbrella of the Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District. This program facilitates the installation of public art on private property in Fort Wayne, IN. She was also a juror for several murals in the 2020 Make It Your Own Mural Fest, a public art initiative, which spanned an eleven county area of northeast Indiana.

In addition, her involvement in art extends to her position as an art committee member for the Union League Club of Chicago, which is renowned for the 2nd largest art collection in Chicago, next to the Chicago Institute of Art. She serves on the art detectives subcommittee, the photography subcommittee, and the acquisitions subcommittee for the Union League Club of Chicago.  Angela is a past board member and Vice-President of Artlink Gallery in Fort Wayne and served on the education, development, and human resources committees. 

Hosted by: Ohio Art League online

Juror's Statement

The Ohio Art League’s Fall Exhibition is an excellent way to see a statewide collection of skillful

artists’ work and I thank JT Thompson, The President of the Ohio Art League, for choosing

me for this honor.

Selecting the exhibit was a responsibility I thoroughly became engrossed in and one that I

enjoyed. The experience was remarkable.

When I first view a work of art, I look for a clear focus, evident skills, and a strong visual

presence. Content that engages me is not always what might draw in someone else. So I bear

this in mind when thinking about what to choose. I look for what is evident in the way of focus,

competence, and excellence in composition.

Art is made to be viewed in person and so the challenge of virtual viewing and exhibits are such

that we all must rethink our new circumstances and expand our vision. This became evident

when I had to view them without being able to see them in person.

This exhibit and its diverse use of many mediums make a robust presentation. I sought to

create a balance in materials, media, and process. I created guidelines for myself based on

how successfully the artist utilized their skills, focus, and balance, to achieve an end result.

All of the artists who entered were undoubtedly moved to create and had a desire to illustrate

beauty or a concern, or to make a personal statement.

The competitiveness evident in this show, made it impossible to select all the pieces entered.

However, if your work was not included, don’t be discouraged. It was because of the

competitiveness that the task was arduous at times.

I hope the audience enjoys the show as much as I enjoyed viewing the images and selecting

the exhibition. The various works of art were moving, elicited strong emotions, and were

challenging to me intellectually. Thank you to all who entered because as Henri Matisse said,

“Creativity takes courage.”


·   Open to Ohio Art League members only. Not a member yet? Click here to fix that!

·   Entrants must be at least 18 years of age

·   Artists may enter only their original work - NO reproductions of original work

·   Artwork must have been completed in the last four years

·   Works submitted may be 2D or 3D and must ONLY be hung on the wall

·   The finished work may not exceed 48 inches height or width (including the frame, if any)

·   Artists may enter up to three (3) pieces


Juror will award 3 winners: $500 for Best of Show, $200 for second place, and $100 for third place


·   The curators and gallery reserve the right to refuse entry of materials not prepared to these specifications

·   Upon delivery, any accepted artwork deemed unstable, misrepresented, etc. may be disqualified by the Gallery Director or OAL

·   Submission of an entry shall constitute agreement on the part of the artist or artist's representative that said images may be used without restriction by the exhibition’s coordinators for the purpose of promoting and documenting the exhibition (e.g., press releases, posters, internet promotion, grant requests and reports)

·   Insurance – Artwork is exhibited at the risk of the artist. Artists are encouraged to arrange locally for insurance on valuable artworks. While care will be exercised in the handling of all works submitted, neither the Ohio Art League nor the Cultural Arts Center including their respective staff or volunteers, assume liability for loss or damage to artwork

·   Sales – All monies from art sales will be disbursed as follows: 25% and 75% to the artist within 45 days after the conclusion of the exhibition. Please price your work accordingly.



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