Artist Opportunities

Current Call for Entries:

Annual Stark County Artists' Exhibition  |  Studio M |

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 work in Stark County, Ohio.

Stark County Artists' Exhibition will be on display:
October 4, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Entry Deadline: July 20, 2014

Download full entry form, labels, and information
Download the entry form and labels

Call for Entries 2014


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.


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 may be disqualified from the show.


Each artist may submit up to three works. A non-refundable $10
fee per piece of artwork or $20 for three pieces of artwork must
accompany entries. Checks payable to “Massillon Museum,” Visa,
MasterCard, and Discover will be accepted. Work may be for sale;
the Museum will retain a 30% commission.


Best in Show $300
Second Place $200


Join staff on Saturday, June 21, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., for a free brush-up
on presenting professional submissions. No reservations required.


  • Submission deadline: July 20, 2014
  • Notification to artists (mailing date): August 15, 2014
  • Delivery of accepted work: September 24–28, 2014
  • Exhibition: October 4, 2014–January 4, 2015
  • Pick-Up of Exhibited Work: January 7–January 11, 2015


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 name) on the photographs. Digital files must
be labeled with artist’s last name and artwork title, corresponding exactly
with the name and title on the entry form. (example: monet_waterlilies)


Entries (on a CD or flash drive) must be delivered or mailed to the
Museum. No email entries will be accepted. A 6x9-inch self-addressed
envelope with sufficient postage must be included if a CD or drive is to
be returned, or you may pick up between January 7 and 11. No changes
can be made after submission. Submission deadline: Sunday, July 20,
2014, 4:00 p.m.


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 with D-rings secured to the back (no sawteeth or wires).
The Museum is not responsible for damage to improperly prepared
work. Clip and plastic box frames are not acceptable. The Museum
reserves the right to reject work that is not ready for hanging. Each
entry must be identified with a label from this brochure 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.


Each artist must complete one entry form and present it when submitting
materials. Labels and entry forms may be photocopied. Artists may submit,
on a separate sheet, a typed, one-paragraph explanation of their work, if
necessary, to ensure the jurors’ understanding of the medium or process.
Written material not related to artwork will not be used. Retain labels to attach
to artwork.

Download the entry form and labels


The exhibit labels and brochure will be reproduced exactly from the
entry forms, Changes will not be allowed after submission.


Artists are responsible for delivery of accepted work by 4:00 p.m. on
days when the Museum is regularly open between September 24 and
28, 2014. Late work will be disqualified from the exhibit: artwork not
received by 4:00 p.m. September 28 will be excluded regardless of
circumstance. 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 7
and 11, 2014. Artwork not picked up by January 12 will become the
property of the Massillon Museum. CDs and flash drives may be
picked up during that time; they will be discarded after January 12.


  • This entry form (retain the labels)
  • CD/flash drive—up to 3 jpegs
  • $10 per artwork or $20 for 3 artworks entered


Saturday, October 4, 2014: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Awards announced: 8:00 p.m.
Free, open to the public, no reservations required


Tuesday to Saturday • 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday • 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Email Libby with questions (no email entries will be accepted)

Download Forms:

Download full entry form, labels, and information
Download the entry form and labels

Apply to Studio M

Studio M is an opportunity for members of the Massillon Museum to exhibit their artwork in the Fred F. Silk Community Room. Juried solo shows will be installed for 5 weeks and each will be celebrated by an artist’s reception on the Friday evening of its opening.

Both established and emerging visual artists can display and offer for sale their creations. Studio M may be a first look at a young artist’s vision or a welcome reunion with a favorite regional talent. It will be an additional reason to enjoy the Massillon Museum, to be intrigued and inspired by art.

Studio M was created with the intention of strengthening the ties between the Massillon Museum and the community. The contributions of our members enable us to provide quality programming that enriches the cultural, historical, and artistic integrity we seek to maintain. By showcasing the artistic talents of local, regional, and national artists, Studio M will foster a collaborative relationship between the Massillon Museum and the community that emphasizes the value we place on the support of our members.

For full details, DOWNLOAD application form here. Please submit all applications to:

Studio M
Massillon Museum
121 Lincoln Way E.
Massillon, OH 44646

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