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Acerca de

Paint Brushes

17th annual
Juried Art Show 2023

In Cooperation with GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT 


The West Woods Nature Center

9465 Kinsman Road, Novelty OH 44072

Awards Reception: August 18th, 7-9pm

Show Dates:

August 18 - October 3th, 2023

Applications open August 2 -4, 2023


2022 1st place winner,

"Snow Approach"

by Aimee Pierson

Snow Approach.jpg


2022 1st place winner,

"Dave in the Barn"

by Suzan Krauz 

Dave in the Barn.JPG
The Magic of Overnighting.jpg


2022 First place goes to

Patt McClain's

"The Magic of Overnighting"


Other Media

2022 Gold Medal winner,

"Of a Feather"

by Sandra Osborn 



Artists (16 years & older) that live, work, or attend school in Geauga County/Chagrin Falls or Active GAC Members. Entries are to be submitted digitally: Each artist is permitted a maximum of three (3) entries in the following categories:

Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Photography or Other Media. 

How to Enter:  Electronic Submissions will be accepted between August 2 - 4, 2023

$20 fee for first entry, $15 for each subsequent entry.  Fee is non-refundable and payable with submissions. Active GAC members receive their first entry free! Visit our About Page to become a member today! Artists will be notified via email by August 8th as to which pieces have been accepted. 

Digital image guidelines:  Entries should be .jpg image files. All photos should be the original file for the highest quality and in focus, well-lit, not grainy and uncropped. For general purposes, photos dimensions at least 4”x 6” at 300 DPI (1200 x 1800 px). For 3-dimensional entries, multiple images may be submitted.

Awards:  Cash awards will be given for First through Third in each category. Awards will be presented at the Artists’ Reception or mailed to artist if not present at reception. 

Delivery of Accepted Work:  Monday, August 14, 2023 from Noon to 8:00 pm at The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road, Novelty OH 44072. 

Pick up:  Accepted entries must be picked up on October 4th or 5th, 2023 between 10 am and 4 pm; they may not be removed prior to this date. 

Artists’ Reception:  Friday, August 18, 2023 from 7 pm to 9 pm.  

Sales:  Sales are arranged through Geauga Arts Council website with 30% commission retained benefitting Geauga Park District and Geauga Arts Council, less transaction processing fees.

Exhibition: Accepted entries on display at The West Woods Nature Center from August 18 through October 3, 2023. Center is open daily 10 am – 4:30 pm.


Category Judges: 

  • Acrylic/Oil Painting- TBA

  • Watercolor- TBA

  • Photography- TBA

  • Other Media- TBA

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