1628 Ltd Call to Artists – Winter Art Exhibit

Open Call: September 1st – 22nd, 2021

Exhibition Dates:  November 22nd, 2021 – February 25th, 2022

What makes Cincinnati such a unique city compared to its midwestern counterparts? For the past 200 years, Cincinnati has developed a distinctive culture that has resulted in some noteworthy iconography ranging anywhere from flying pigs to the Italianate architecture sprinkled throughout the city. 1628 Ltd. wants to ask artists what imagery pops up in their heads when they think about Cincinnati and which parts of the city do they want to amplify. This work can focus on the unmistakable imagery associated with Cincinnati or glimpse into cultural aspects that perhaps only a local would recognize. We want artists to show us what Cincinnati means to them. 

1628 Ltd. is accepting all mediums: painting/drawing, photography, mixed media, 3D works, etc. Experienced and emerging artists are encouraged to participate. We recommended that artwork be minimally 11” x 14” to be considered for this show.

Deadline to submit is September 22nd. Final decision will be made by October 7th. 

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

Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 22nd, 11:59 PM 
  • Notification of Acceptance: Thursday, October 7th
  • Artwork Delivery: Saturday, November 20th, 10am – 12pm
  • Public Opening: Saturday, December 4th 
  • Art Pick Up: February 26th, 2021, 10am -12pm 
  • Show Duration: November 22nd, 2021 – February 25th, 2022

Other Important Show Information:

Address: 11 Garfield Pl. Cincinnati, OH 45202

Medium: 1628 Ltd. is accepting all mediums: painting/drawing, photography, mixed media, 3D works, etc.

Scale:  Our gallery has multiple large walls that would be ideal for larger art installations. Submissions of large-format works or collections are encouraged. Generally, individual works submitted need to be minimally 11” x 14” 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 (artwork should be ready to be hung with the appropriate hardware). 

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 ensure all work up to the listed retail price, and provides a secure facility that is not open to the general public. Professional installation and de-installation are 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: Saturday, December 4th 


Artist Submissions & Referrals 

Click Here to Apply.

The deadline to apply is by September 22nd, 11:59pm.

Final decisions will be made and communicated by our curation team by October 7th. We are looking forward to reviewing your submissions. 

 Feel free to email Kasey Koczo 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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