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Ohio Plein Air Society
Small Town Ohio

The Ohio Plein Air Society Juried Show:
Small Town Ohio:Select Plein Air Paintings by Members of the Ohio Plein Air Society

At the Canton Museum of Art

A Juried, Plein Air Members Exhibition

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 to Sunday, October 24, 2021


Entry Deadline:June 12, 2021

Images - Maximum:3images (one painting will be selected for each member applying)
Entry Fee: $30.00

This juried event will celebrate the plein air tradition by exhibiting, promoting, and selling an exclusive group of works painted outdoors in the true spirit of plein air painting. Our theme is celebrating Ohio small towns. Our jurors will select the finest plein air works from members of the Ohio Plein Air Society. We will celebrate at an opening onThursday, August 12, 5-7 p.m.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to add a prestigious museum exhibition to yourartist resume.


•All entries must be submitted via Online Juried Shows by June 12, 2021.
•Artists MUST be members of the Ohio Plein Air Society to submit their works.
Go to for membership information

•A non-refundable application fee of$30will be collected from each artist submitting their works
•This fee is payable online only by credit card via Online Juried Shows (
•Each artist may submit a maximum of3painting images. One painting will be selected.

• This is strictly a juried show

(at least 90% done on location, outside, from direct observation, no use of photography)

• Paintings should be completed during the calendar years of 2019 to June 12, 2021
•Our juror will be choosing works they feel best represent the spirit of PLEIN AIR

• Please submit your best PLEIN AIR work only, no studio work
•All artwork MUST BE framed and wired securely for hanging in a fine art gallery setting
•Works on paper and mediums susceptible to smearing/smudging MUST BE protected under glass or plexi-glass

Size limit: artwork cannot exceed 48” on the longest side
•The Canton Museum of Art reserves the right to reject any artwork deemed improperly framed or improperly prepared for hanging
•Any work accepted to the juried show MUST BE present for the duration of the scheduled exhibition


• Jurors: Christy Davis, Curator of Exhibitions and Kaleigh Pisani-Paige, Curator of Collections & Registrar, Canton Museum of Art
•All paintings submitted for judging will be reviewed by our juror between the dates of 
June 12, 2021 and June 16, 2021
•Each artist member may submit up to 3 paintings to be judged
•Each painting is judged on an individual basis and, therefore, considered on an individual basis for exhibition as well, not as a group

•Selections will be announced to ALL ARTISTS, regarding paintings selected or not, via Online Juried Shows by June 28, 2021



Drop-Off dates are Friday, July 16, 2021, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, July 17, 2020, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

•Please include name, title, sale price and insured price on a label on the back of the painting

• No shipping of paintings to the museum is allowed

• Please work together with others in your area for delivery and pick-up


A predetermined sales price MUST BE provided by the artist for each painting submitted to the show

If the painting is not for sale, we still need an Insurance value for the painting
The Canton Museum of Art agrees to act as agent in the sale of any of the Exhibitor’s works of art.

The Exhibitor agrees to pay the Canton Museum of art a commission of 30% of the collected sales price of the works of art as established or approved by the Exhibitor.

The Canton Museum of Art agrees to collect the required Ohio State Sales Tax.

Due to Guidelines set by the American Association of Museums, “for sale” signs for pieces in the gallery will not be posted, however there will be a price list available.

•The exhibition officially ends Sunday, October 24, 2021

•Pick-up date is Friday, October 29th from 10am-5pm and Saturday, October 30th from 10am-5pm.

• Any work not picked up will wind up at Chris Leeper’s house

6/12/21 - All entries are due via Online Juried
6/16/21 - Juror deadline to review submissions
6/28/21 - Selections announced via Online Juried

7/16/21-7/17/21 - Selected paintings MUST BE dropped off at the Canton Museum of Art
8/3/21 - Opening of the show

8/12/21 – OPAS Opening Reception (5-7 p.m.)
10/24/21 - Show concludes.
10/29/21 and 10/30/21– Pick up unsold Art at the Canton Museum of Art (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)



• Address for The Canton Museum of Art, 1001 Market Ave, North Canton, OH 44702

• The OPAS chair for this show is Chris Leeper



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