Black & White

Black & White


CLE’s Temporary Art Exhibition Program is a free initiative available to artists. The purpose of this program is to showcase the diversity of arts and culture of Northeast Ohio. Individual artists, cultural institutions and arts organizations are afforded opportunities to exhibit their collections of original artwork and photography in the airport. Submissions are reviewed by an Artists Review Panel and each approved proposal is assigned an exhibit start date based on the exhibition calendar. The duration of exhibits is up to six months depending on the nature of the exhibit. Selected exhibitors will not be compensated; however, installation and curatorial support will be provided as needed. Artists will also be featured at the art site as well as on the airport’s website. 

Call for Artists:  Black & White

Submission deadline: June 29, 2018

Exhibition Dates:  August 1 – January 31, 2019

CLE Temporary Art Exhibition Program announces its “call for artists” for its upcoming juried exhibition, “Black & White.” This exhibition seeks to show art that has cast away the color system and focuses on the visual power of black and white; reflecting the innovative and contemporary in painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media and photography. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction.  All artists, 18 and over are encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract art and photography.  The exhibit will be on display beginning August 1 through January 31, 2019.


Display Sites
The Public Gallery is located on Concourse A. It features a display wall area that accomodates 43 - 30” x 30” framed images. Minimum size of selected artwork is 16” x 20” up to a maximum of 28” x 28”. Selected artwork must be exhibition quality and not matted or stretched. CLE will mat and frame all artwork in 30” x 30” Nielsen metal frames. 


Proposal Requirements
All interested artists should submit the following: 

  • Upload completed CLE Temporary Art Exhibition Application Form
  • Upload a brief explanation of your submission. 
  • Upload all digital images up to 10 individual works in high resolution JPEG format with your name and entry title. Each image should be labeled with artist’s first initial, last name and image title. For example, JDoe-Title.jpg. 
  • Upload artist’s bio (50 words or less). 


Submission Deadline
All proposals must be received no later than June 29, 2018 


Evaluation Criteria 

  • Submittal captures the vision of the project. 
  • Cultural, educational and/or artistic merit. 
  • Originality, imagination, and presentation of content. 
  • Feasibility of proposal.


After work has been accepted, a substitution cannot be made. Artwork must remain in the display area for the entire exhibition time frame. No early withdrawals.


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