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Canton Museum of Art
Spotlight: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from CMA Affiliate Groups


The Canton Museum of Art presents Spotlight: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from CMA Affiliate Groups. This exhibition highlights members of the two affiliate groups of CMA: The Canton Ceramic Artists Guild and Canton Artist League.

CMA Affiliate Groups Exhibit Guidelines

August 27- October 27, 2024

Deadline for submission is July 12, 2024

Artwork Specifications

 The Canton Museum of Art is sensitive toward exhibiting any work that contains obscenity, cultural appropriation, or that is overtly graphic or sexual in nature and reserves the right to edit pieces that fall within those parameters from the exhibit. 

 Artwork cannot contain any organic material such as plant life, animal byproduct or other like materials. 

 Each artist MUST be a member of the Canton Museum of Art AND either the Canton Artist League, Canton Ceramic Artists Guild in good standing. 

 Two pieces per artist may be submitted for jury selection in the exhibit. There is no guarantee of acceptance into the exhibition. There is no entry fee. You will see your images on the page during your review and on your receipt. If you do not see your images, your work was not uploaded. Contact or 888-666-1351 for assistance.

 All submitted work must have been completed between the years 2022-2024. Write the year in the description field on your entry form.

 Artwork images should be received electronically through OnlineJuriedShows. Please make sure that all information needed for each piece (title, year, medium (50 character limit), etc.) is entered correctly on the website. It will be used to create labels for accepted work. Deadline for submission is July 12, 2024

•  To begin your submissions, log in and click Enter This Show. Image files must be under 4 mb and jpg. For best results, images should be at least 1920 pixels on the longest side @ 72 dpi and sRGB colorspace.

 If you do not see your images when you upload your entries, during your review, and on your receipt, they did not upload. Contacct or 888-666-1351 for assistance.

•  For help with your submissions, contact or 888-666-1351.

 You will be notified electronically if your work has been selected by July 19, 2024. Results will be available in your OnlineJuriedShows artist profile.

 Selected work must be delivered to CMA Thursday, August 8 between 10am-8pm or Friday, August 9th between 10am-5pm or risk disqualification. 

 Label information must be attached to the piece at time of drop off. Label information needs to include the artist, title, date, medium, size, and sale price (or NFS for not for sale). A form will be provided at drop off for this purpose. 


Important Dates

Entry Open Date: May 27, 2024

Entry Close Date: July 12, 2024

Notification Date: July 19, 2024

Exhibition Dates: August 27, 2024- October 27, 2024

Artwork Drop off Dates: August 8 10am-8pm and August 9 10am-5pm or risk disqualification


Packaging Specifications

 Any packaging that is sent with the work will be re-used for return after the exhibition.. Work will be packed in the same way that it was received. 


For installation of two dimensional work, d-rings are strongly recommended. 


Please ensure that the d-rings you choose bear the correct amount of weight for your artwork and are secure. 

 Wires are acceptable if they are strong enough to bear the weight of the work and do not have protruding, sharp edges. Please be aware that works hung with wire will shift when on the wall and will need adjusted and leveled repeatedly throughout the exhibition. 

 Wall hung three dimensional works must have hanging hardware included with instructions for hanging. 

 Pieces must be stable enough for hanging with the proper access on the pieces for hanging hardware. 

 We will not hang three dimensional pieces with wax as the sole method for adhering to the wall. 

 Three dimensional work must have been hung previously for an extended period of time in the exact manner sent to us to ensure that the work will be stable with this hanging method and to answer any questions that we may have about installation. 

 All work must be received by the museum in clean, undamaged condition and in clean packaging materials. Any dirty packaging material could potentially harm artwork owned by the museum and on loan from other artists due to insects, off gassing, re-used boxes that previously housed hazardous materials, etc. 

 If your work has any interactive or installation specifications or instructions, these need to be presented to the museum at the time of drop off. Once installed, there is no guarantee that corrections will be possible. 

We will contact you if we have any issues installing your work. If work does not meet the conditions above for installation, it may be omitted from the exhibit.

Media and Images

During your exhibition, the Canton Museum of Art may market your work on various print and electronic platforms. In order for us to promote your work, the CMA will tag your social media handles when appropriate. You will be asked to list applicable handles during the entry process: 

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Other 

Please also list your website and any other online presence we should be aware of (ie, gallery representation): 

If you advertise your exhibit on social media, please tag us. Our social media handles are listed below. 

Instagram: @cantonmuseum 

Twitter: @CantonMuseum 

Facebook: @CantonMuseumofArt 

YouTube: Canton Museum of Art 

In order to successfully market the exhibit, we require high-res images of your work. When sending images, please make us aware of the title of the piece, medium, date (add in the description field of entry form), and size for credit line. 

The Canton Ceramic Artists Guild was founded in 1974 by a group of dedicated ceramic artists committed to the advancement of the Museum's ceramics program. The Guild meets once a month, to organize their volunteer hours, plan upcoming sales, and share ideas and techniques.


Members in this service organization promote ceramics education by volunteering their time and knowledge to fire the CMA students' artwork, maintain the ceramics classroom, and demonstrate ceramic techniques to both children and adults. Guild members also volunteer their time to help with special projects at the museum, such as creating handmade items for auctions, openings, and other events.


Guild members participate in two sales each year, the Christkindl Markt and the May Sale. Portions of the proceeds from these sales are used to help purchase additional ceramics shop equipment, sponsor workshops for local artists, and purchase works for the CMA's Permanent Collection.


Each year the Guild also participates in the "Empty Bowls for Hunger" program, with each member donating handmade soup bowls. All proceeds from the sale of these bowls are donated to the Stark County Hunger Task Force. Bowls may be purchased at the May Sale.


Canton Artists League is a welcome forum for all artists, photographers, and craftspeople to meet and help further their creativity through exhibits, workshops, and a shared bond of talent and imagination. Our members live in Stark County, Ohio and neighboring areas. 


Meetings are every third Wednesday (unless noted on Calendar page) 6:00 PM at the Canton Museum of Art 1001 Market Avenue N, Canton, Ohio 44702


This membership group is a collaborative of professional, semi-professional and amateur visual artists; and people with an interest in supporting art through exhibits, educational workshops, field trips, and support programs. Canton Artists League is a welcome forum for all artists, photographers, and craftsman to meet and help further their creativity and a shared bond of talent and imagination. Their mission is to provide enriched opportunities and encouragement for visual artists and individuals with a sincere interest in supporting art. To join the Canton Artists League visit their membership page for more information.



Canton Museum of Art * 1001 Market Ave. N * Canton, Ohio 44702 * 330-453-7666 



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