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And the 2020 Biggie Award Goes to...
LaDe Richardson!
Photo by Kevin J. Watkins.
The Biggie Award, formerly known as the Andrew D. Smith Award, goes out every summer to a talented, returning Youth Apprentice who goes above and beyond on the jobsite. It’s officially described as follows: The Biggie Award is given to a returning Apprentice who has proven themselves as a role model to their peers; who is dedicated to making a real difference in their community through their contributions; and who has shown a commitment to the arts and their future. Ultimately, their dedication to ArtWorks goes above and beyond, and their future in the arts—whether through a pursuit in the field or through their involvement—is guaranteed.

Secret ArtWorks 2020 Call for Artists
ArtWorks is excited to announce the return of Cincinnati’s favorite fundraiser, SECRET ArtWorks, and to introduce a number of innovations to our award-winning event. As you may expect, we are taking SECRET ArtWorks online this year. We have a digital programming, take-home party packs, and a pile of surprises in mind for our guests and supporters. We are thrilled to invite YOU to be a part of the fun!

The centerpiece of this year’s event is a national online art auction hosted by Everything But The House (EBTH). ArtWorks is looking for up to 50 Cincinnati artists whose work we will be proud to feature; please consider being one of them.

Here’s the opportunity:

  1. ArtWorks will showcase your work in a week-long online auction. This auction will connect with a nation-wide audience of more than 2 MILLION followers.
  2. ArtWorks will provide a $100 stipend to participating artists to go towards the cost of materials and supplies.
  3. ArtWorks will SHARE the proceeds with you, guaranteeing 25% of the final bid to the artist.

For inquiries, please reach out to Liz Neidich at 513.333.3616 or
Hear Me Out, ArtWorks' Youth Driven Field Guide for Voting in Ohio is Out Now
This artwork by Youth Apprentice Miles Brueggemeyer (left) was developed in tribute to this original suffrage artwork (right) created by Cincinnati artist and Art Academy alumna, Cornelia Cassady-Davis, in 1915 (image courtesy of the Ohio History Connection).
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. 19th Amendment, and all forms of equal suffrage, Hear Me Out: A Youth Driven Field Guide to Voting in Ohio is a call to action by the young artists of ArtWorks.

Our hope is this guide empowers young people to get involved in the future of our country and our community. As the team wrote in Hear Me Out, "When we vote we represent our values. When we vote, we represent our future. When we vote, we exercise our power, the people’s power. We are the people."

ArtWorks also is proud to partner with the Greater Cincinnati Voter Collaborative, an informal, nonpartisan collaborative of local organizations who believe in amplifying safe voter engagement and advocacy efforts as well as sharing comprehensive voter resources throughout Greater Cincinnati.
Thank You to Our Hear Me Out Sponsors
COVID-19 Artist Resources

Inside Out Greater Cincinnati | Celebratory Art Workshop for Trans Individuals
Inside Out: Greater Cincinnati is a hybrid art empowerment and visibility project for the transgender community by Jay DeFazio, a selected artist for Jump Start: Emerging Artists. Inside Out is hosting workshops for transgender individuals to create a self-portrait free of charge. All of the artwork created will be featured in permanent online exhibit when the website launches on October 21. Learn more about the project on Instagram. Visit Eventbrite to register.
Free admission to Opening Weekend of Hank Willis Thomas Exhibition Underwritten by the PNC Foundation
Hank Willis Thomas (American, born 1976), I Am. Amen., 2009. Liquitex on canvas, 25 1/4 × 19 × 1/4 × 2 1/4 inches each. Installation view. Collection of Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University. Image courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. © Hank Willis Thomas
The PNC Foundation is underwriting free access to the opening weekend of Cincinnati Art Museum’s presentation of Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…, Sept. 4–6. 
After Sept 6, tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for senior/children/students. The museum is open Tuesday–Sunday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Special exhibitions are free every Thursday from 5–8 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through Nov. 8.
Timed entry tickets are now available at If you visit without registering and purchasing tickets online in advance, you may be asked to wait or come back at a different time due to capacity limits.
Ohio Citizens for the Arts | Anti-Racism Resources + Tools
Ohio Citizens for the Arts has compiled a lengthy list of anti-racism resources and tools. The list includes funding opportunities to support artists of color, guides for integrating anti-racist practices into your arts organization, and help for sharing stories through your art. For the full details and links, visit their website here.
Be An #ArtsHero
Be an #ArtsHero is an intersectional grass roots campaign comprised of Arts & Culture workers, Unions, and institutions in the United States pushing the Senate to allocate proportionate relief to the Arts & Culture sector of the American economy.
SOS Art | Online Group ART SHOW

SOS Art is holding a collective online art exhibit, 'ART in the TIME of CORONA'. Artists are invited to submit their artwork, in any medium, dealing with their responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic. This could be regarding how they have been personally affected by the pandemic and the changes it has generated, or their reflection on the local, national, and international social and political reactions and events that the crisis has triggered. Submit an application here.

Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2020.
Cincinnati Business Courier | Open Call for Artwork
Cincinnati Business Courier (CBC) wants to feature local artwork in their annual Cincinnati Business Courier Book of Lists. The Book of Lists includes more than 100 lists and features with information on Greater Cincinnati’s hottest companies and their key decision-makers.  

Artists must be based in the Greater Cincinnati region. Winners will be featured in this year’s Book of Lists and alongside the art, they will include each artist’s contact information, a brief profile and a portrait, courtesy of CBC photographer Corrie Schaffeld. Each featured artist will receive two complimentary copies of the book and a modest monetary prize of $200. 

Artists may provide up to three pieces for consideration. The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2020.
Designs Direct | Now Hiring Product Designer
Designs Direct Creative Group is a full-service, world class home decor company providing retailers of all sizes with the complete omnichannel home decor solution since 2002. The Product Designer will combine artistic skill and technical ability to design decorative products for the home. The designer will also create computer and hand generated artwork to be applied to those products. 1-5 years of experience in design field preferred. Entry level candidates are also encouraged to apply. Email Ryan Snow for the full job description at or call 859-392-9271.
Manifest Gallery | HOARD: An International Call for Works of Art By or About Collection
Manifest Gallery invites visual artists to submit works that in some way address the theme of collection. Collecting things has surely been a hallmark of humanity since our earliest days as a species. How do artists use such cumulative processes to convey meaning, to create valuable experiences for the viewer, to express content or aesthetic moments beyond the raw material itself? Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media. $40 for up to 4 entries. $5 per each additional entry. Deadline: September 28, 2020.
Clifton Cultural Arts Center | Golden Ticket
CCAC’s 11th Annual Golden Ticket, and the first Golden Ticket exhibition held entirely outdoors, will feature the diverse, talented artists living or working within a 25-mile radius of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. All fine art disciplines are encouraged to apply. Due to ongoing public health concerns, and in an effort to activate public spaces, the Clifton Cultural Arts Center will install accepted artworks on the perimeter of Rawson Woods Bird Preserve, as well as in the front yards on the adjacent blocks of Middleton Avenue in the Gaslight District of Clifton. CCAC will reproduce all accepted two-dimensional works on weather-resistant substrates, and also encourages applicants to propose outdoor installations and sculptures that too are weather resistant. Artists over 18 years of age of any fine arts discipline are encouraged to submit. All works must be original in concept, design, and execution. Final Deadline: September 21, 2020.

For a full list of entry procedures, schedule, and to submit for the Golden Ticket, please visit:
Facebook | Black Creator Program

The investment is designed to offer creators the opportunity to scale their creativity with access to funding and resources, and to grow their community and build a business across their family of apps.

In addition to the overall content funding, participating creators will receive access to education and development, product support and community building resources. If you're a Black creator, you can apply for the program here.
ArtWorks Founder Tamara Harkavy Featured in Latest Cincinnati Arts Book

These artists, philanthropists, executive leaders, volunteers, collectors and advocates — both past and present — have helped define Greater Cincinnati by being here, working here and sharing their talent with us and the world.

"Tamara Harkavy has always colored outside the line," John Faherty writes in Tamara's feature. "For this, we can all be grateful."

The book also features many ArtWorks friends, including Board Member Pam Kravetz, Board Member Emeritus Sara Vance Waddell, and ArtWorks mural subjects and designers Rosemary ClooneyEdie McKee Harper, Ruth LyonsElizabeth NourseMamie Smith, and Woman's' Art Club of Cincinnati.

This book arrives just in time to celebrate the ratification of the U.S. 19th Amendment, which made women’s suffrage the law of the land. Edited by Kathy Merchant, former CEO of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and produced by ArtsWave, it features the work of more than 30 predominantly female authors.

Proceeds will support continued advancement and innovation by women artists and supporters.
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