SMoA is thrilled to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition this coming summer! Since 1946, this exhibition has highlighted the talents of member artists, both professional and emerging alike, providing an outlet for all skillsets. All members are encouraged to apply for this wonderful opportunity.
Artists are welcome to submit up to two pieces as part of their entry into the 75th Juried Members’ Exhibition. Applicants must be members of the Springfield Museum of Art in Springfield, OH. Artists submitting one piece will automatically be juried into the exhibition. For artists submitting two pieces, the juror will select one piece for acceptance, second pieces will be accepted based on quality of the work and gallery space. The juror will select first, second, and third places, as well as three honorable mentions.
Jun 14: Submission Deadline
Jul 2: Artists notified of accepted work
Jul 16 (12-6pm) and Jul 17 (9am-3pm): Artwork drop-off
Jul 31: Exhibition opens
Oct 3: Exhibition closes
Oct 8 (12-6pm) and Oct 9 (9am-3pm): Artwork pick-up
General Guidelines and Requirements
» Artists must be current members of the Springfield Museum of Art.
» Must be a named adult member (with own card); 18 years of age or older.
» Up to two entries per member may be submitted using the guidelines below. One piece is guaranteed acceptance, second pieces may be accepted or declined by the juror.
» Works must have been created in the last three years and not previously exhibited at the Museum.
» All works must be display ready.
» Wall pieces must be framed and have a hanging wire securely installed (saw tooth hangers not permitted).
» Rubber bumpers on the back of framed pieces preferred.
» 2-D artworks must not exceed 5 feet in width.
» 3-D artworks must not exceed 100 lbs and must fit on a pedestal with a footprint of 24 x 24″ or less.
» All works must be delivered in person to the Museum.
» Accepted work must remain on display through the end of the exhibition.
» Artwork can be available for sale, 30% of the sale price will be retained by the Museum if the work is sold.
Note: Artists are welcome to list their work as not for sale (NFS), however a value must be included for insurance
Size of Artwork and Display
Due to the large number of works submitted to the Members’ Exhibition each year, oversized pieces may not
be able to be exhibited. Wall pieces should not exceed 5 feet in width, and three-dimensional works should not
exceed 100 lbs. If you have concerns, please check with our staff prior to submitting your entry. See below for
additional display guidelines:
» Heavy, wall-mounted works must include hanging hardware appropriate to the size and weight of the piece.
» Pieces requiring ceiling suspension, wall or floor alteration cannot be accepted.
» 3D pieces deemed by staff as fragile may be covered by a vitrine or otherwise protected. This ensures the safety of both the artwork and Museum visitors.
» New media, film, and digital works are encouraged, but the digital device must be provided by the artist.
» Pieces requiring innovative display furniture or props may be accepted on the condition that the artist provides
an appropriate display mechanism.
» Artists may include a brief note with their pieces at drop-off requesting nuances for display, however, accommodations cannot be guaranteed and artists will not be consulted for final display arrangements.
» Final decision about acceptance of pieces requiring alternate display options is at the discretion of curatorial staff and the director of the Museum. If artists are concerned about their piece, they should check with staff prior to submitting their entry.
Image Requirements for Digital Submission
» Background of image should be solid.
» Image should be saved as a jpeg.
» Image size should be at least 750k, but may not exceed 5mb.
» Image files should be named using the following format: firstname_lastname_title_piece1. For example: jane_doe_sunset_piece1. If submitting two works, please name the second image firstname_lastname_title_piece2.
For questions, please contact Elizabeth Wetterstroem at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-346-8439 for more information.
To Become a Member
Call Shelby Bobst at 937-325-4673 or use the following link to join »