74th Members’ Exhibition Information and Application

The Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition has been a fixture of the Museum’s programming since its inception in 1946. Participation is open to all members of the Museum, and the exhibition includes both highly accomplished, professional artists and emerging talents alike. Through this annual experience, we celebrate our community’s creative spirit and gain inspiration from regional artists. Around 100 members are included in the show each year and pieces are juried by an outside juror. This is a wonderful opportunity to present your artistic work, and we hope you’ll consider entering this year’s exhibition.

Dates for this year’s show are outlined below. Please recognize that these dates are susceptible to change. To limit physical contact as much as possible, our staff and committees have chosen to move the show’s jurying process online. Once jurying has been completed, artists will be emailed a confirmation of which piece(s) have been accepted and whether or not they need to renew or join as a member.

Important Dates

Online Entry Deadline: Friday, Jul 10, before 11:59pm EST

Artists will be notified by: Wednesday, Jul 22

Accepted artwork drop-off days: Wednesday, Jul 29, 12-6pm and Saturday, Aug 1, 9-3pm

Exhibition Opens: Saturday, Aug 15

Exhibition Closes: Sunday, Oct 11

Artwork Pick-up Dates: Wednesday, Oct 14th 9-6pm and Saturday, Oct 17th 9-5pm

Guidelines and Entry Requirements

Entry requirements:

» All works must be display ready; wall pieces must have a hanging wire (saw tooth hangers not accepted).

» Artwork dimensions may not exceed 5 feet in width or 100 pounds in weight.

» All works must have been created in the last three years and not previously exhibited at the Museum.

» Accepted artwork must be delivered in person to the museum.

» Accepted work must remain on display through October 11th.

Additional information and guidelines for the Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition can be found here.

Entry Form and Images

Artists need to submit their contact and artwork information using the form below.*

To enter, please complete the form below:

Please send artwork images via email using the following criteria. Submit your image(s) via email to smoa.exhibitions@gmail.com with the subject as: Juried Members’ Exhibition 2020 Entry.

Image Requirements

» Background of image should be solid.

» Image should be saved as a jpeg.

» Image size should be at least 1MB but may not exceed 10MB.

» Image files should be saved as firstname_lastname_title_entry1. For example: jane_doe_sunset_entry1. If submitting two works, please name the second image firstname_lastname_title_entry2.

Please make sure your image(s) correlates with the information provided in the following sections.

Questions can be directed to smoa.exhibitions@gmail.com.

*If a member is having difficulty using the entry form, please call 937-325-4673 or email us at smoa.exhibitions@gmail.com for more information. We will do our best to assist you with submitting your artwork to this year’s Juried Members’ Exhibition!