The Swanton Area Chamber of Commerce

Is proud to present  the

2019 Open Juried Exhibit

We invite local and regional artists to submit entries.  there will be cash awards for this exhibit.  Ribbons will be presented for the following categories: Best in Show, People's Choice and 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place and Honorable Mention  for each group BASED ON THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES PER CATEGORY .  

The subject matter must be suitable for family viewing.  The jury will make selections based on artist merit.

Medium and categories are listed below.

Promoting High Quality Fine 2D Art

  1. There will be a separate classification for youth between the ages of 13 & 18.  All work must be original and shall have not been entered in a previous Swanton Juried Fine Art Exhibit.
  2. Please do NOT submit art that was in previous Swanton Fine Art Exhibits.
  3. The adult fee is $10.00 each for the first two (2) submissions and a total of $25.00 for up to three (3) submissions.
  4. The Youth (Ages 13 - 18) fee is $6.00 for each of the first two (2) submissions and a total of $15.00 for up to three (3) submissions.
  5. Juried.
  6. Candidate pieces shall be submitted on-line in .jpeg format prior to August 9, 2019
  7. Artists will be notified 30 days before the event if their art was selected for the Exhibit
  8. Cash prizes will be awarded.
  9. Artists shall contact sponsor for an application or fill out the on-line Entry Form.
  10. Sponsor: Swanton Area chamber of Commerce
  11. Contact: Neil Toeppe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (419) 826-1941                                                                                                                                                                                                                100 Zeiter Way                                                                                                                                                                                          
  12. Swanton, OH 43558
  13. Additional information regarding categories to be included and excluded from the exhibit will be included in the Entry Form.
  14. Commissions - 15%

Adult Prize Categories

1st Prize in each Category - $200.00

2nd Prize in each Category - $100.00

3rd Prize in each Category - $50.00

Honorable Mention in each Category - $25.00

​Adult Awards based on the number of entries per category

Water color, Gouache, other Water media (except Acrylic)



Drawings to include

  • Pencil
  • Graphite
  • Charcoal
  • Pen & Ink
  • Crayon
  • Marker


Mixed Media Collage

Photography (natural)

Computer Generated Art/Photography - Manipulated Art


Youth Medium Categories & Awards

1st Prize in each category - $100.00

2nd Prize in each Category - $75.00

3rd Prize in each Category - $50.00

Awards will be based on the number of entries per category

Painting,  Drawings,  Pastel/Colored Pencil,  Photography

Youth Scholarships -

​Scholarship amounts To Be Determined - Dependent on donations


  1. Artists may submit up to three (3) entries.  One .jpeg digital image per entry must be submitted no later than August 19, 2018.
  3. All work that is for sale must be priced for sale at time of entry.  If artwork is not for sale please mark NFS.
  4. Art work must be framed or have finished edges and be ready to hang.  Please use wire hangers, saw tooth hangers are NOT acceptable.
  5. Art entered in previous Swanton Fine Art Exhibits may NOT be re-entered.
  6. Obscure name for jury.
  7. Artist may not alter or substitute work once accepted, nor may selling price change.
  8. All work must be remain at Valleywood Golf Club until the end of the exhibit.
  9. Artists are strongly encouraged to attend the Artist Reception.


Important Dates

  • August 9 Deadline for submission of Digital Entries
    • ​Art may be submitted well before the submission deadline
  • September 13 Artists Selected and Notified
  • October 8, 5 - 8 PM -  Art Dropped Off
  • October 11, 7 PM- Artists Reception
  • October 12, 10 .m. - 5 PM - Exhibit
  • October 13, Noon - 5 PM - Exhibit
  • October 13 - 5-7 PM Artwork must be picked up



  1. One (1) digital .jpeg image per entry submitted with on-line Entry Form or e-mailed to:
  2. Completed Entry Form with Entry Fee
  3. If selected for showing the artist will be notified of work selected which will need to be matted and framed or with finished edges.
  4. Matting and framing is the responsibility of the artist.
  5. Only completed entries will be juried.

Eligibility:Artists must submit works of original subject matter, executed independently and must have been completed by the person entering the competition. Entry in the Exhibit by submission of the on-line Entry Form  or signature on the paper Entry Form  constitutes an agreement with all conditions in this form, including the right to photograph work for publicity or archival purposes.


  1. The Swanton Fine Art Exhibit adult entry fee is $10.00 for each of the first two (2) entries and a total of $25.00 for a total of three (3) entries.
  2. Youth entry fees for artists 13 - 18 years are $6.00 for each of the first two (2) entries and a total of $15.00 for a total of three (3) entries.
  3. Entry fees made payable to:Swanton Area Chamber of Commerce
  4. The Swanton Area Chamber of Commerce retains a 15% commission on all art sold during the exhibit, the remaining 86% will be paid to the artist approximately 30 days following the close of the exhibit.  The purchasers name and address will be provided.

Shipping:All shipping and packaging expenses are the responsibility of the artist for both sending and return.

Risk and Liability: All entries are made at the risk of the entrant.  Care and caution will be made in the handling of all work.  Neither Valleywood Golf Club nor the Swanton Area Chamber of Commerce   may be held liable for any loss or damage of the entries while  in their possession.  Insurance is the responsibility of the artist.


Please fully complete an on-line Entry Form for each  piece you wish to enter. Or if you prefer

Sixth Annual
Swanton Fine Art
Exhibit & Sale

                  2019 Open Juried Exhibit

October 12 & 13, 2019           Valleywood Golf Club