In October, the Columbus Cultural Arts Center (our own armory building) will host a large exhibition of contemporary works by Ohio artists. “YOU CALL THAT ART?” will pay homage to the seminal 1913 show but, more significantly, provide an in-depth look at the state of in 21st Century Ohio. The call for art for this exhibition is in two parts: 1) A number of nationally-renowned Ohio artists have been asked to present works reflecting the significance of the 1913 show. These works will be the anchor(s) for the larger number of works anticipated from this open-call to central Ohio artists. 2) Artists submitting works for consideration by the jurors are asked to consider the importance of the 1913 Armory Show as they create works of contemporary significance, meaning, and materials. A brief (<100 words) statement about how a piece might have been inspired by some aspect of the 1913 show can be included as part of an artist’s submittal. A detailed web-based history of the 1913 Armory Show is maintained by the University of Virginia at:

The Principal juror for the exhibition is Michael Goodson, Director of Exhibitions, Columbus College of Art and Design.


• Open to Central Ohio residents.
• Entrants must be at least 18 years of age.
• Works submitted for consideration may be either 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional.
• Artists may enter only their original, untutored work – NO REPRODUCTIONS OF ORIGINAL
• Artwork must have been completed in the last four years and must be visibly dated (suggested on the back).
• Artists may enter two (2) pieces.
• All artwork selected for the exhibit must remain as part of the exhibit for the duration of the

• Hanging work must be wired and ready to display (saw-tooth hangers and clip frames will not be accepted.)
• Hanging work may not exceed 6’x 6′ or 100 lbs.
• Artists considering installation pieces need to be aware of the limited space available in the Cultural Arts Center’s main gallery (a visit to the gallery is recommended).
• Artists proposing video or computer-based artworks may be required to provide the necessary equipment for display.
• The artist or persons working for the artist must set up the installation, in a location selected by the curators.)
• Glass or plexi-glass must be used over water media, drawings, prints, photographs and 2-D mixed media artworks.
• The curators will have the final decision regarding proper artwork condition and location of
each piece and appropriateness for a family-friendly space.
• Perishable items, or artworks with hazardous components, will not be accepted.
• Extra precautions should be taken with delicate and large pieces.

• All entries will be judged from digital images submitted by e-mail.
• Image size requirements: 1600 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, JPEG format only – save at the highest resolution.
• One detail image of each piece is allowed if necessary to show an important feature
• Each image should be labeled with the artist’s last name and the number of the entry (e.g.,
JSMITH01.jpg, or JSMITH01-detail.jpg)
• You can upload images at [ ] Required
information includes:
– artist’s name, address, and contact information (phone, e-mail)
– the title of the artwork (matched to the image number)
– the medium (or media) used
– dimensions
– the price of the artwork, or NFS
• The curators reserve the right to refuse entry materials not prepared to these specifications.
• Upon delivery, if an accepted artwork is found to have been misrepresented it may be
• Submission of an entry through emailing an image of the art shall constitute agreement on the part of the artist or artist’s representative that said images may be used without restriction by the show coordinators for the purpose of promoting the show (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 Columbus Cultural Arts Center, its staff, nor the show’s curators assume liability for loss or damage to artwork.
• Sales – The Cultural Arts Center will charge a 20% commission on art sales, and work should be priced accordingly. Work not for sale should be marked NFS with the dollar value indicated on the ID form.
• The jury process is a closed and confidential process.

• September 4th – Deadline for submissions
• September 4 – 18 – Jurying process
• September 20th – Acceptance notices sent
• October 1st – Artwork drop-off
• October 5th – Opening reception
• Late October – Artwork pick-up (specific date TBD)