18th Annual Community of Fine Arts Show & Reception

Timeline at a Glance:

 

July 31 - August 26, 2017, at Westlake Porter Public Library.

The COFA Show will be on display this entire time!

 

July 10, 2017.  Deadline for art entries to be submitted.

 

July 29, 2017  9:00 - 11:00 am.  Accepted artists drop off entries at the Westlake Porter Public Library.

                                                                                                                   27333 Center Ridge Road

                                                                                                                   Westlake, Ohio 44145

 

*Any artist interested in demonstrating their own artwork Saturday mornings in the lobby of Porter Library on August 5th, 12th, & 19th please contact Robert Pearl at  440-554-7522.

 

July 31 - August 25, 2017.  Art Show is displayed in the hallway and the Porter Room.  Free and open to the public.

 

Saturday, August 26, 2017  2:00 - 3:30 pm.  Meet the Artists Reception.  Free and open to the public.

                                               3:30 - 4:30 pm.  Artists pick up artwork.

 

2017 COFA Entry Form
For more information and to enter the 2017 Community of Fine Arts Show, print and mail in your entry by July 14, 2017.
We hope to see your Art on display in August. Show and reception are open to the public. Bring your family and friends!
2017 COFA entry form.pdf
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"Meet the Artists" Reception, Saturday August 26, 2017

2:00-3:30 PM

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

18TH ANNUAL

COMMUNITY OF FINE ARTS SHOW

A Juried Art Show

presented by the

Westlake-Westshore Arts Council

in cooperation with the

Westlake Porter Public Library

July 31– August 26, 2017

at

Westlake Porter Public Library

27333 Center Ridge Road Westlake, OH 44145

440-871-2600

Galleries open during library hours

W-WAC Mission Statement: To provide the Westlake and Westshore communities with an enhanced and broadened cultural life through the promotion, coordination, and development of programs that will result in awareness, education & involvement in the arts.

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ENTRY FORM

FOR THE

18TH ANNUAL

COMMUNITY OF FINE ARTS SHOW

A Juried Art Show

presented by the

Westlake-Westshore Arts Council

in cooperation with the

Westlake Porter Public Library

27333 Center Ridge Road Westlake, OH 44145

July 31 – August 26, 2017

ENTRY RULES:

Please read carefully as the rules have changed from previous shows…

  • A maximum of three entries will be accepted per artist/photographer.
  • A non-refundable fee of $20.00 for paid W-WAC members, $30.00 for non-members, or $45.00 which includes COFA fee & annual membership. Checks made out to W-WAC.

ENTER BY MAIL:

  • For each entry submitted, mail a color photograph, no larger than 8"x10," with the following details:  title, category, medium, price, artists name & phone number. Photos will not be returned.
  • Entry form, photographs, & payment to be mailed to W-WAC, C/O Robert Pearl, 3307 Sandy Lane, Avon, OH 44011.
  • Make checks payable to W-WAC.
  • All artwork and photographs must be properly framed, wired, and ready to hang. *Framing and matting are taken into consideration during judging. Presentation is as important as the artistic content.
  • Work without a fixed and secure wire will not be accepted. No saw tooth hangers permitted. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Finished frame size minimum is 5" x 7" with a maximum of 36" x 48".
  • Artwork/photography must be entrant’s own original work, not entered in a previous COFA art show, and must be current within 3 years of the show date.
  • This is a public show, no nude artwork or photography will be accepted.

 

DEADLINE: Register early!

  • Deadline for registration is July 10, 2017.
  • No late entries will be accepted.
  • Download application forms above.

 

ENTRIES DROP OFF: Saturday, July 29, 2017,  9:00 am -11:00 am.

  • All submissions must be dropped off at the Westlake Porter Public Library (WPPL) 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, OH.
  • No entry forms, fees, or changes will be accepted drop-off day. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Title, category, price, artists name, address, & phone number will be affixed to the back of each piece of work.

 

HANGING THE ARTWORK/PHOTOGRAPHS:

  • The show will be hung between 12:00-4:00 pm July 30.
  • Help is requested for hanging the artwork. If you can stay and help please let us know in advance. Contact Robert at 440-554-7522 or robrtpearl@aol.com (correct spelling!).

 

PICK UP: Saturday August 26, 2017  3:30 pm-4:30 pm

  • After the "Meet the Artists Reception". No work is to be removed before the reception is over. All work must be checked out at the W-WAC check out desk. Photo ID is required. No artwork may be left at the library for later pickup.

 

ARTWORK FOR SALE:

  • Artists and Photographers are encouraged to offer their work for sale. If a price is not listed, the work will not be for sale. If a piece sells at the COFA show, the agreement will be that payment will be made to the artist. The artists will then donate 25% of the sale to W-WAC, 20% of this amount will be donated to WPPL. Checks will be made out to W-WAC. All artwork must remain until the show ends!
  • The W-WAC/COFA committee reserves the right to decline or limit the number of entries based on space available, if any of the criteria is not met, and/or the content is deemed inappropriate.

 

DIVISIONS:

AMATEUR/SEMI-PROFESSIONAL

  • Over 18 years old. Adult or Student.
  • Hobbyist or does not market yourself as a professional "Artist or Photographer".

SEASONED/PROFESSIONAL

  • Over 18 years old.
  • Have social media site that features work for sale.
  • Received payment for artwork/photographs.
  • Have entered many Art/Photograph competitions and won or received high recognitions multiple times.

 

CATEGORIES FOR BOTH DIVISIONS:

  • Oil/Acrylic
  • Watercolor
  • Drawing/Pen & Ink
  • Charcoal/Pastel
  • Mixed Media
  • Photography

 

AWARDS:

  • $100.00 Best in each division/category
  • $50.00 Second in each division/category
  • Honorable Mention ribbons and/or gifts

 

JUDGES: TO BE ANNOUNCED.

  • Examples of judges' artwork will be on display.
  • By submission of work the artists waives all claims against W-WAC and WPPL for loss or damage to works. Permission to photograph work for publicity is understood. For more information contact Robert Pearl at 440-554-7522 or email at robrtpearl@aol.com.

 

ENTRY DEADLINE IS JULY 10, 2017.