Call for Submission


May 22 – August 21

1628 Ltd., a curated co-working space that is also a nontraditional gallery with quarterly art exhibitions located in Downtown Cincinnati. We partner with local artists, private art collectors, and arts organizations for exhibitions. We are currently seeking artists to apply for our coming exhibition, Leftovers, an art exhibition about food!  This exhibition was originally scheduled for Summer 2020 but has now been moved to Summer 2021

Everyone must eat, and everyone has their own relationships with food. This can mean cultural tradition, where food plays an integral role. This can be what your mother always served when she had guests over, carefully laying out a tray of sweets and drinks. This can mean what snacks you picked up on your way home from school, or your hangover breakfast with friends, or what takeout you get when you are home alone. 

The aesthetics of Leftovers will embody a playful but vital relationship with food. The work should be colorful and bold, while understanding that food is a key part of individual identity.

If you are interested in seeing the space before applying to the exhibition, please refer to this 1628 blog post. Here you will find a virtual tour of our current exhibition. 

The deadline to submit for the exhibition is Friday, February 26. The final decisions of art to be featured will be decided by Friday, March 12th. 

Please submit at the following link:

Good luck, we can’t wait to see your artwork.


Apply online by Friday, February 26 @ 5pm 



Established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply with up to 3 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.


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


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

A free opening reception will occur on Thursday, June 3 from 6-8PM. Artists are highly encouraged, but not required to attend.


Open to all mediums of both 2D and 3D work. 


Please submit images that are focused, well lit, and of a clear resolution to show detail. 


Submissions that vary in size are encouraged. Please do not submit 2D work smaller than 16×20,” any smaller than this size does not show well in our space, unless part of a series. We welcome large scale work. Additionally, our space can accommodate several large scale pieces approximately 6-10’ x 4-5’.


Contact Kacie Fennigan, 1628 Art Curator at

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: Friday, February 26 @ 5PM 

Notification of Acceptance:​ Friday, March 12

Hand-deliver Artwork: Saturday, May 22, 10am – 2pm

Opening Reception:​ Thursday, June 3, 6 – 8pm or Saturday, June 5th, 12-5pm (Depending on the status of COVID-19)

Pick-up Artwork:​ Saturday, August 21, Time TBD


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