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Artists' deadline extended

Hamilton, Ohio – Procrastinators, breathe easy. You get a little more time.

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts extended its deadline for exhibition proposals from the original November 5 date to December 3. Artists now have an extra month to submit proposals in all visual art media for solo and group exhibitions for the 2024-2025 schedule.

Fitton Center Director of Exhibitions Cathy Mayhugh said extensions are not uncommon.

“We have done this many times before,” she said. “We want our artists to have the time they need to produce compelling proposals, and we want the most compelling art we can get to share in our galleries and with our audiences. But there does have to be a final deadline.

“We need time on our end to plan the next season. A lot goes into that: what the different exhibitions are, the timing of when they and the artists are available, and how the exhibitions fit with our performance schedule. There are a lot of moving parts to consider.”

Interested artists should complete the online submission form with file uploads including a 150-word artist statement, 150-word installation specs, CV, 10 photos (jpeg format) of their artwork with corresponding image list and a $30 non-refundable fee.

The Fitton Center features galleries with 2,600 square feet of space and additional room for art in the corridors between galleries as needed. Solo artists generally exhibit 10 to 25 works, depending on scale, media and space. Group shows feature multiple artists with partnering studios or individuals willing to have work selected into a curated show.

More than 250 people attend a typical gallery opening. Thousands of additional visitors see the artworks each month while attending classes, performances, field trips or renting the facility for private events. Selected artists receive a modest honorarium.

Contact Mayhugh with questions at or by phone at 513-863-8873 ext. 122.

While next season’s gallery shows are still in the submission phase, the StreetSpark mural program is in the selection process for its 2024 creation.

Nearly 70 artists applied to create a 3,900 square-foot artwork on the Great Miami River levee wall (260x15 feet) directly across from Spooky Nook Sports Champion Mill and the Warehouse Hotel at Champion Mill next summer.

A selection committee of artists, visual art professionals, community members and program partners within a 35-mile radius of Hamilton selected six semifinalists - each of whom receives a stipend - to develop their designs. The committee will reconvene to select the winner from among those six. The winner will be announced in early 2024.

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is located at 101 S. Monument Avenue on the Riverfront in downtown Hamilton, Ohio.

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