In-Shop Exhibit to be held during Ohio's "Best Art Festival"
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The Art Supply Depo in Bowling Green, Ohio announces a Call for Artists, requesting submissions for the shop's upcoming SWAMP THINGS exhibit.

The SWAMP THINGS group show will be on display for September + October of 2017 in the Depo's BG location at 435 E. Wooster. This show will run during the 25th annual Black Swamp Arts Festival, voted the state's "Best Arts Festival" by readers of Ohio Magazine.

The festival is staged just blocks from our shop, and in this milestone year is scheduled for Friday, September 8th through Sunday the 10th. Featuring more than 200 visual arts exhibitors in three art shows, stages graced by musicians from around the world (including Grammy winners and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees), arts activities for children, and a range of culinary offerings, Black Swamp Arts Festival attracts upwards of 60,000 visitors per year.

During the Festival the Depo will welcome the public, including festival-goers, for a reception celebrating those artists juried into SWAMP THINGS.

Interested in our swamp-themed call? Read on for submission details, rules, and the timeline. We can't wait to see your submissions!

The Art Supply Depo in Bowling Green, Ohio calls for artists to submit 2D works in any media, style, or genre that is an expression of our SWAMP THINGS exhibition theme as the artist sees fit.

Submissions can range from traditional to more conceptual or experimental. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must,  in some way, be a nod to SWAMP THINGS. Submitting artists are encouraged to keep an open mind, wavering between the lure and legend of a monstrous swamp thing and the more realistic swampland habitats and the wildlife residing within those across our nation and the world. 

SWAMP THINGS is open to everyone.  Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter.

Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional 2D visual arts media.  (The Art Supply Depo has very, very limited space for small 3D works, so while you may submit images of 3D pieces for review, it is unlikely we will accept 3D work due to space and logistic limitations.)

All submission materials must be received by The Art Supply Depo BG in the manner detailed below no later than Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 11:59PM.


Artists may submit up to three separate artworks for consideration. Artists are asked to supply 3 to 5 digital images of each separate work being submitted for consideration in our exhibit:
- One image should clearly exhibit the entire work
- Subsequent images ideally will show additional detail of the artwork
- One image of the substrate / hanging and display* apparatus and (if applicable) arrangement

To apply, please email the following with the subject line "SWAMP THINGS Call for Artists" to no later than 11:59PM on 7/7/17:

-Artist's First & Last Name, Phone Number, & Email Address
-Artist's Bio
-3 to 5 Images for Each Individual Artwork Submitted (high-resolution .jpg files only, files with the title of artwork depicted)
-Artwork Title(s) and Dimensions, Price, Media, Year Created

SWAMP THINGS jurying will be completed by The Art Supply Depo’s Exhibitions Committee.

While it is preferred, artworks included in the SWAMP THINGS exhibit are not required to be for sale. The Art Supply Depo does take a 30% gallery fee from the sale price on all sold exhibition artwork.

If you have additional questions regarding the Depo's artwork insurance policy, display procedures, gallery fee, etc., please review this example of our Exhibition Contract. Still have questions? Feel free to email us!

*Artwork must arrive ready to hang. Framed work is preferred, and must be wired - no sawtooth hangers permitted. Unframed works will be considered, but either the artist must provide a hanging apparatus compatible with our hanging system or the work must be able to be displayed with bulldog clips.


March 31, 2017
Submission Period Begins

July 7, 2017
Deadline for Submissions

July 19-21, 2017
Email Notification Sent to Artists with Work Selected

August 4, 2017
Marketing Materials, Contracts and W-9s Due 

August 18, 2017
Artwork Must Be Received** at Art Supply Depo BG

September 4, 2017
Exhibition Opens

September 8-10, 2017
Black Swamp Arts Fest - Reception Details TBD

October 21, 2017
Final Day of Exhibition

October 26-29, 2017
Pick-Up Any Unsold Artwork / Arrange Shipping**

**Artists are responsible for the cost of both shipping artwork to the Depo for the exhibition, and covering the return shipping cost of any unsold works. 


The Art Supply Depo is an art supply store and educational resource with two locations in Northwest Ohio. Our Toledo shop has been serving artists since 2011, and the second location in Bowling Green opened in August 2016.

We are more than a supply store; we offer expert advice on all the products we stock and host classes in our studio to educate and inspire artists of all ages and skill levels.

It is our mission to provide unique, quality materials at affordable prices for artists of all ages and skill levels, as well as to educate the public via workshops and the hosting of exhibitions of contemporary art by professional artists, our peers, and community members. We are deeply invested in the regional creative community, believe in the power of art education to change lives, and put people at the core of our business.

435 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green, OH  43402

Monday - Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 12pm to 5pm

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