Ohio Art League 2024 Fall Juried Exhibition
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Call for Submissions

Exhibition Juror: Philip Sugden

Open call for members only

Exhibition Location: Richard M. Ross Art Museum

60 S Sandusky St,

On Campus of Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH 43015-2362

Richard Ross Art Museum

 Important dates:

June 30/ Submission Deadline
July 26 / Announcement to Artists
Aug 5-Aug 7 / Drop Off of Accepted Work (Sunday-Tuesday)
Times announced in email to accepted artists.

Aug 13 – Sept 27 / Exhibition Schedule
Aug 15 6-8pm / Opening Reception (Thursday)

Sept 1/ Jurors Talk (Sunday)
Time to be announced

Sept 28-Sept 29 / Pick Up

Times announced in email to accepted artists.

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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.


Philip Sugden

Philip Sugden was born and raised in Swanage, Dorset, England. With his mother and brother, he traveled to America on Her Majesty's Ship, The Queen Elizabeth I in December, 1954.  He currently lives in Findlay, Ohio where he has a studio.

\Philip studied painting in Paris under French painter, Arnaud D'Hauterives (winner Grand Prix de Rome). Since graduation from the New York School of Visual Arts and the Paris American Academie des Beaux Arts in Paris in 1981, Sugden has made twelve journeys throughout the Himalaya and Tibet, including the Kingdom of Mustang and Ladakh. In May, 2007, he and writer, Carole Elchert were married by Lama Nawang Tenzin at Tengboche Monastery near Mt. Everest.

As the guest curator at the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York City, Sugden organized a six-month series of exhibitions, opening with a solo show of Tibetan Locks and Keys, silk-screens by Robert Rauschenberg, celebrating the 1991 International Year of Tibet. In the summer of 1998 he was invited to include, in an exhibition at the Denis Bibro Gallery in New York City, one of his largest installation drawings.  The exhibit was sponsored by Artists for Tibet as part of "Art Against Chinese Human Right Abuses."

Philip's drawings have been published in an exquisite, full-color exhibition catalog entitled, Visions from the Fields of Merit; Drawings of Tibet and the Himalayas. The book includes a Forward written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Daniel Entin, Executive Director of the Roerich Museum, NYC.

Sugden’s work has been exhibited in more than 100 solo and 130 group shows internationally including galleries and museums in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Washington DC, Melbourne, and Kathmandu. He is currently a Professor of Studio Art and Gallery Director at Bluffton University.

In March 2019, Phil was  the first visual artist to be inducted onto the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts Wall of Fame.


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

Artwork must have been completed in the last four years

Artists may enter up to three (3) pieces

Artwork larger than 48" x 48" or that requires specific installation methods can be submitted and awarded but may not be exhibited due to venue constraints.


Aug 5-Aug 7 / Drop Off of Accepted Work (Sunday-Tuesday)
Times announced in email to accepted artists.

Aug 13 – Sept 27 / Exhibition Schedule
Aug 15 6-8pm / Opening Reception (Thursday)
Sept 1/ Jurors Talk (Sunday)


Juror will award up to 6 winners: $500 for Best of Show, $200 for second place, and $100 for third place; with up to three possible Honorable Mention.


The curators reserve the right to refuse entry of materials not prepared to the specifications listed on the entry form.

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)

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

For questions about submission please email oal@oal.org





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