Artist Opportunities

Studio M Student Exhibitions

Massillon Museum invites students or recent graduates pursuing a BA/BFA or MFA in studio art at a Northeastern Ohio university to apply for two Studio M show slots for the following year. Student shows are installed for three weeks each.  The initiative connects Museum visitors to artwork by emerging artists in the region.

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Student and recent graduate applications will be accepted through July 17, 2024, for exhibitions during the winter of 2025. Make sure to choose the application titled "STUDENT Studio M Application, for studio art majors and recent grads, for shows in 2025."  

Click here for complete information, and to submit an application for a STUDENT exhibition.  

Vehemence, Digital photograph by Alana Cartwright. Cartwright's exhibition Clothed in Resilience was featured in Studio M from April 3-25, 2021.  

Studio M

Massillon Museum members have the opportunity to apply to exhibit their artwork in the Studio M Gallery on the second floor of the Museum.  Shows are celebrated by an artist’s reception, and artists are also featured guests for Massillon Museum's podcast, MassMusings. Show proposal applications are reviewed and scheduled two years prior to exhibition. 

Accepting applications now!

Professional applications will be accepted through July 17, 2024, for our 2026/2027 exhibition schedule. Please make sure to select the correct PROFESSIONAL application form on our submission webpage.

Individual artists, click here for complete information, and to submit an application for a solo exhibition in 2026/2027.

To apply for a two-person or three-person exhibition in 2026/2027 click here.


Davon Brantley: Awaken in the Garden My Love was displayed in Studio M in 2023.  

Annual Stark County Artists' Exhibition

The Massillon Museum has held this annual juried show for more than 30 years. In order to apply, you must be a present or former Stark County, Ohio, resident, or currently work in Stark County, Ohio. 

Download Submission Information PDF.

Click here to apply through Submittable.

Paper copies are available at the front desk if manual entries are preferred.

This call for entries is open through July 7, 2024.

Paul Brown Museum's "Brown's Town: Art Inspired by Ohio's Football Heritage"

The Paul Brown Museum at the Massillon Museum invites emerging and established artists 18 and older who are current or former residents of Ohio, to submit their artwork for the new exhibition Brown’s Town: Art Inspired by Ohio’s Football Heritage. This exhibition will be on display from August 21, 2024 through January 12, 2025 in the Paul Brown Museum gallery. Artists are invited to submit their original artwork completed within the past five years inspired by themes relating to the father of modern football, Paul Brown. These themes include Paul Brown, the Massillon Tigers, Ohio State Buckeye football, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, Miami University-Oxford/Cradle of Coaches, the Massillon Tiger Football Booster Club/commitment to community, early professional football in northeast Ohio, Paul Brown Tiger Stadium, the Massillon Tiger Swing Band, the Massillon/Canton McKinley Rivalry, and Paul Brown’s coaching tree. This exhibit will offer a contemporary look at the legendary coach’s inspiration throughout Ohio. 

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