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Artist Opportunities: Stark County Artists' Exhibition

Stark County Artists' Exhibition

The Massillon Museum has held this annual juried show for more than 30 years. In order to apply, you must live (or have previously lived) or work in Stark County, Ohio.

Online entries will open May 15, 2018! 

Entry deadline is July 22, 2018.
See the full rules and deadlines below.



Paper entry forms are also available at the Museum reception desk. To request a paper form by email or regular mail, email Heather Bullach or call 330.833.4061.

Photographs of Artwork

Each artist may submit up to three pieces of artwork. For the jurying process, artwork must be represented by digital photography. No more than two photographs of each artwork will be allowed. All components of the artwork must be visible in original submission. Each digital file must be 300-dpi in jpeg format. Do not superimpose any information (including artist's name) on the photographs. Digital files must be labeled with artist's last name followed by the artwork title, corresponding exactly with the name and title on the entry form (example: monet_waterlilies).

Eligible Work

Work must be completely ready to hang or display. Works on paper must be framed under glass or plexiglass. Frames must be sturdy and in good condition. Clip and plastic box frames are not acceptable. For safety reasons, all hanging work must have D-rings secured to the back. Click here for more information about proper D-ring use. Swath and wires will not be used and may need to be removed if impeding with D-rings. The Museum is not responsible for damage to improperly prepared work. The Museum reserves the right to reject work that is not ready for hanging. Each entry must be identified with the provided label completely filled out and securely attached to the back. No components that were not part of the work upon submission may be added to accepted artwork.


The exhibit labels and brochure will be reproduced exactly from the entry forms. Changes will not be allowed after submission. Labels for the back of artwork will be provided upon acceptance of artwork.


Artists are responsible for delivery of accepted work by 4:00 pm on days when the Museum is regularly open between November 1 and 4, 2018. Late work will be disqualified from the exhibit: artwork not received by 4:00 pm November 4, 2018 will be excluded regardless of circumstances. Packing materials must be clearly marked with the artist's name if they are to be returned after the exhibition.


Work must be picked up following the show between January 16 and 19, 2018\9. Artwork not picked up by January 19 will become the property of the Massillon Museum.


Open to present and former Stark County residents and to those currently working in Stark County. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age. All media will be considered. A panel of three independent jurors will select work to be included and prizes to be awarded.

Acceptable Artwork

Each artist may submit up to three digital images of artwork completed within the past two years. If any staff or juror recognizes work suspected to be older than two years, that piece will be disqualified from the show.


Each artist may submit up to three works. A non-refundable $15 per piece of artwork or $30 for three pieces of artwork must accompany entries. Works may be for sale; the Museum will retain a 30% commission.


  • John Carlson, Artist - Cleveland
  • Meg Harris Stanton, Owner, Harris Stanton Gallery - Akron, Cleveland
  • Tariq Taray, Visual Ethnographer, Documentary Photographer - Columbus



  • Best in show       $300
  • Second place      $200
  • Third place          $100
  • People's choice   $100


NEW Workshop

Tuesday, June 26, 6—9 pm and Saturday, June 30, 1—4 pm

Bring your digital photographs for assistance with online submission process (Free), or bring your physical artwork to be photographed and submitted ($5/artwork). RSVP required. Email or call 330.833.4061 to register. 

Stark County Artists Schedule

  • Submission deadline: July 22, 2018
  • E-mail notification to artists: August 24, 2018
  • Delivery of accepted work: November 1—4, 2018
  • Exhibition: November 10, 2018—January 13, 2019
  • Pick-up of exhibited work: January 16—19, 2019

Exhibition Opening

Saturday, November 10, 2018: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Awards announced at 8:00 pm
Free, open to the public, no reservations required

Massillon Museum Hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Email or call Heather Bullach at 330.833.4061 x108.

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