November 10 – December 9, 2017

2017 Golden Ticket

About the Exhibit

CCAC’S 8th Annual Golden Ticket will feature the diverse, talented artists living or working within a 25-miles radius of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center.  All fine art disciplines welcome. Submission Guidelines

Opening Reception & Awards: November 10, 2017, 6-9 pm 


  • Best in Show: $800 + One person show at CCAC (mutually acceptable dates)
  • 2nd Place: $300
  • 3rd Place: $200
  • Honorable Mention: $100
  • People’s Choice: $100
  • Host’s Choice: $50

2017 Jury

  • Mary Gray, Director, Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery
  • Dennis Harrington, Director, Weston Art Gallery
  • Farron Allen, Fine Arts Faculty, University of Cincinnati DAAP
  • Calcagno Cullen, Executive Director, Wave Pool Gallery

Submission Deadlines

Early Bird Deadline: August 29, 2017 at 11:59 pm
Final Deadline: September 29, 2017 at 11:59 pm

We look forward to seeing all of the wonderful submissions this year!


This exhibit is open to artists living or working within a 25-mile radius of CCAC. All fine art disciplines including installation art are encouraged for submission. Only artists 18 and older may submit works. All works must be original in concept, design and execution.

Installation, Sculpture, Video, Sound, and Kinetic artwork are encouraged for submission. Installation art eligibility and entry procedures COMING SOON.

Artists may enter a maximum of five pieces of art for jury consideration. Digital images of the art must be submitted via email to  with “GOLDEN TICKET SUBMISSION” written in the subject line. Up to three images for each three-dimensional work will be accepted. No original art will be accepted for jury submission.

  • JPEG Images: Each JPEG image of art must be labeled as follows: artist’s first name initial, last name initial, underscore, and title of work. i.e. HB_The Lonely Tree.jpeg The jpeg image size must be appropriate for viewing on a computer monitor.
  • Word Document must be included containing contact information: the artist’s name, address, phone number (s), and email address. The same document must include a description for each piece: title, size, medium and price.
  • Entry fees are $35 for the first piece and $10 for each additional piece. Artists who complete the submittal process by the early bird deadline can subtract $10 from the total fee. Make checks payable to CCAC and mail to CCAC (P.O. Box 20041, Cincinnati, OH 45220) OR fees can be paid online. Before completing the transaction, type your name and “GOLDEN TICKET FEES” in the box provided for acknowledgment of gift.
  • The entry fee is non-refundable and is not tax deductible.

Online Entry checklist:

  1. JPEG images of art
  2. Word Document with art descriptions and artists contact information
  3. Fees

Entries submitted without fees or after the deadline will not be eligible.

Once the jury process is complete you will be notified which art piece(s) were selected for exhibition. An approximate date of notification is listed on the schedule. Accepted art must be hand-delivered to CCAC during scheduled times. Identification labels must be securely attached to the back or bottom of the art with: artist’s name, title of art, medium, size, price, phone and email address.

Size and weight of work is limited to that which can be moved by one person. Any work that is hung must be no more than 20 pounds and appropriately framed or museum wrapped canvas. All art must be wired for hanging. No art with saw tooth hangers will be accepted. No work will be accepted with staples or nails visible on the edges.

All possible care will be taken of the entries, but the CCAC can assume no responsibility for damage or loss of works. Artists must insure their own works.

Artists are encouraged to offer their art for sale. Any work not priced will be marked “not for sale.” CCAC will retain 25% of the sale price.

Early Bird Application Deadline: August 29, 2017
Application Deadline: September 14, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: October 10, 2017
Delivery of Accepted Artworks: November 2, 2017 (9 am- 9 pm), November 3, 2017 (9 am- 5 pm), November 4, 2017 (9 am- 2 pm)
Opening Reception and Awards: November 19, 2017, 6 – 9 p.m.
Show Closes: December 9, 2017, 1 p.m.
Artist Pick Up: December 11- December 13, 2017,  9 am- 9 pm

“The Golden Ticket is (second to the Cincinnati Art Museum 4th Floor Award) the most prestigious award for local working artists in the Cincinnati region.”
– Aaron Betsky, Former Director, Cincinnati Art Museum

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