1628 Ltd Call to Artists – Fall Art Exhibit

Open Call: March 9th – 30th

Exhibition Dates:  Aug. 23rd – Nov. 19th, 2021

What we love, who we love and how we love are an integral part of the human experience. No two people do all these things the same way. Expressing feelings of love in art is universally relevant to all. With “Love Languages” we aim to feature some of the infinite ways in which people express love and redefine the binary of what love can look like.


For the Fall 2021 1628 art exhibition featuring Love Languages, we are looking for artists working in the medium of photography: digital and traditional. Our gallery has multiple large walls that would be ideal for photography installations. Submissions of large-format works or collections of photographs are encouraged. Generally, individual works submitted need to be minimally 18” x 24” for consideration.  Other acceptable submissions include: mix media work with strong elements of photography incorporated, personal archive photographs, and photographic work translated through another medium (cyanotypes, CMYK prints, etc).  

Deadline to submit is Tuesday, March 30th. Final decision will be made by April 15th. 

Please submit to the following link: https://1628ltd.typeform.com/to/osapMgTI

Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: Tuesday, March 30th, 11:59pm 
  • Notification of Acceptance: Thursday, April 15th
  • Artwork Delivery: Saturday, August 21st, 10am – 12pm 
  • Opening Reception: August 27th or August 28th, Depending on the status of COVID-19 
  • Art Pick Up: November 20th, TBD
  • Show Duration: Aug. 23rd – Nov. 19th, 2021

Other Important Show Information:

Address: 11 Garfield Pl. Cincinnati, OH 45202

Medium: We are looking for artists working in the medium of photography: digital and traditional. Other acceptable submissions include: mix media work with strong elements of photography incorporated, personal archive photographs, and photographic work translated through another medium (cyanotypes, CMYK prints, etc).

Scale: Our gallery has multiple large walls that would be ideal for photography installations. Submissions of large-format works or collections of photographs are encouraged. Generally, individual works submitted need to be minimally 18” x 24” for consideration. 

Eligibility: Established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply with up to 4 works per artist. Works should promote productivity and inspiration for our members, be appropriate for a professional workplace setting, be sturdy, durable, and ready to hang upon delivery. 

Entry fee: There is no entry fee for submissions.

Artist Commission: 1628 Ltd. is committed to supporting the local art community. Artists will receive 75% of the retail sale price while the remaining 25% commission is retained by 1628 Ltd. All pricing of exhibited artwork will be determined by the artist and published in the exhibition catalog.

Liability: 1628 Ltd. will insure all work up to the listed retail price, and provides a secure facility that is not open to the general public. Professional installation and deinstallation is provided. 

Photography rights: Copyright and reproduction rights are reserved by the artist. 1628 Ltd. reserves permission to use images of the works for marketing and record keeping purposes. 

Public Opening : August 27th or August 28th, Depending on the status of COVID-19


Artist Submissions & Referrals 

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The deadline to apply is by March 30th, 11:59pm.

Final decisions will be made and communicated by our curation team by the middle of April. We are looking forward to reviewing your submissions. 

 Feel free to email Kacie Finnegan at art@1628ltd.com with any questions regarding the exhibition. 


About 1628 Ltd.

1628 Ltd., a coworking space located in downtown Cincinnati’s Central Business District, offers communal coworking, office leases, and private event and meeting spaces for the modern professional.  The refined workspace environment combines the thoughtfully designed setting of a boutique hotel with a highly effective office. 1628 Ltd. members have access to concierge services, professional networks, group health care, and a number of other amenities that enable productivity. We believe where you work should work for you.  1628 Ltd. is a women-owned business. Click here to visit our website.

Location: 11 Garfield Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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