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Audra J. Shields, Dabbelts Sunday Morning, 2019. Pigment ink on Hahnemuhle paper, 12 x 18 inches. Courtesy of the artist

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Region’s Venues Seek Artist Submissions

Posted on April 11, 2024

FotoFocus is happy to share regional venues seeking artist submissions for their individual exhibitions. Each Venue listed has determined the specifics for their open call and is fully in charge of the selection process. FotoFocus will not influence or participate in the selection process for these exhibitions. 


Pyramid Hill
Deadline: May 31, 2024

For this exhibition, titled Stories of the Land, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum asks artists to submit a lens-based work that interrogates the many stories that emerge on the land on which we all live. Visit the application portal to apply and learn more.

Clifton Cultural Arts Center
Deadline: June 30, 2024

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Clifton Cultural Arts Center presents Generations, an open-call photography exhibition that investigates the polyvalent ways in which generations are both markers of time and also vessels that carry the currents of social ideas and cultural shifts. Visit their website to apply and learn more.

Xavier University Art Galleries
Deadline: July 1, 2024

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Sharee Allen, The Moon and the Man, 2020. Archival digital print, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist

Open call for works of photography documenting Behind the Curtain of the touring music scene. Artists are encouraged to submit works of photography in any form (digital, film, printed work, photo-collage, photo-manipulation). Please email no more than three entries to allens20@xavier.edu with “Behind the Curtain: (Last Name, First Name)” as the subject line.  Include in the body of the email: your piece title, medium, and (if you already have it printed) the dimensions, plus your name, and what school you attend. Artists accepted into the exhibition will be contacted by July 22nd.


AAC: Chidlaw Gallery
Dayton Society of Artists
Edward A. Dixon Gallery
Evendale Cultural Arts Center
Manifest Drawing Center
Manifest Gallery
ROY G BIV Gallery


Xavier University Art Galleries
Closed April 1, 2024
Xavier University is pleased to call for fine art photographs from current students at any and all local universities. The exhibition What Came Before represents a nod to nostalgia, both collective and personal, and is an effort to facilitate more collaboration between young creatives in the Cincinnati area. Students of any major or concentration are encouraged to participate: you do not have to be a photo major to submit.

Fitton Center for Creative Arts
Closed March 17, 2024
A planned group exhibition titled We > Me: 17 Artists Explore Hamilton Neighborhoods tells the ongoing story of Hamilton, the 10th largest city in Ohio, by uniting multiple perspectives and interpretations of the theme backstories through lens-based art. The exhibition is an opportunity for adult artists living within 60 miles of Hamilton, Ohio who work in photography and/or lens-based media.

This list is presented by FotoFocus as a resource only. All artists will be independently selected by the Venue with no oversight from FotoFocus or members of the FotoFocus team. Any questions or inquiries relating to a specific exhibition listed must be directed to the individual Venue.