1628 Ltd. Art Exhibition Information: Winter 2022

Nomination Period (Professors): July 15th- August 5th, 2022

Submission Period (Artists): August 5th – September 9th

Exhibition Dates: November 21st – February 23rd, 2022 

Deadline (Professors): August 5th, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Deadline (Artists): September 9th, 2022 at 11:59 PM


Curation Statement for Campus Creatives: Ohio Valley’s Emerging Artists

You don’t have to live in Chicago or New York to find a thriving artistic community. In fact, many of the most talented and exciting artists in the contemporary scene are living, learning, and creating in smaller – but just as passionate – cities all around the country. We are lucky to find ourselves in Cincinnati, an area with not just one, but many different prestigious universities with art programs. These institutions are shaping the current generation of artists, providing them the guidance to discover their creative voice, and the community to help hone and nurture that newfound self-understanding.

The Ohio Valley’s creative community is vibrant, unique, and on the cutting edge of the contemporary scene. This is due in no small part to the artists studying and creating in our local programs, which grow and adapt with each academic year. Though they come from many different places, and many may find themselves scattered all across the globe after graduation, their time here, in these cities and within these institutions, will have forever shaped their journey as an artist. From the practical skills learned, to the friendships foraged, to the body of work created that finally feels “right”, our local art programs give these students the time and space to radically change contemporary art, as well as their own understanding of themselves and what they want to put out into the world.

Campus Creatives highlights the work being created by emerging artists in the Ohio River Valley, from Dayton to Northern Kentucky. With this latest generation comes a shift in our local artistic community, which can only be understood by exploring the work of those whose voices are quickly moving towards the forefront.

1628 Ltd. is accepting all mediums: painting/drawing, photography, printmaking, mixed media, 3D works, etc. Work is not required to be representational. 

Nominated artists are welcome to submit 3-5 images to be considered together as a series, long-term project, or exploration of their artistic focus. We recommend that artwork be minimally 11” x 14” to be considered for this show. However, if your work does not fit the minimum size yet still works with the theme, please feel free to apply.

If you are interested in seeing the space virtually before applying to the exhibition, please refer to this 1628 blog post. Here you will find a virtual tour of our most recently scanned exhibition, Not Quite Seen

The deadline to submit for the exhibition is Friday, September 9th, 2022 at 11:59 PM. The final decisions of the art to be featured will be decided by Friday, September 30th, 2022. 

Students may submit work during submission period through the following link: https://1628ltd.typeform.com/to/YsXxxyAP 

Important Dates:

Other Important Show Information:

Address: 11 Garfield Pl. Cincinnati, OH 45202

Medium: 1628 Ltd. is accepting all mediums: painting/drawing, photography, mixed media, print-making, 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: Emerging artists are encouraged to apply with 3-5 works, to be considered as a series, long-term project, or exploration of artistic focus. 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. 

Opening Reception: Public Opening: December 1st, 2022

Artist Submissions & Referrals

Submit Artwork Here

The deadline to apply is September 9th, 11:59 PM.

Final decisions will be made and communicated by our curation team by September 30th. We are looking forward to reviewing your submissions. 

Email Sarah Cushing, 1628 Art Curator, at art@tamaras.wpenginepowered.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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