2021 ViewPoint 53 Exhibition

Hosted by Art Design Consultants

Post Mark Deadline July 9, 2021

Mail-in entries must be mailed and postmarked by July 9, 2021 to insure meeting the CaFE on-line submission closing date.

On-Line Entry Deadline July 15, 2021

Enter Online

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1st Place – $3,000.00

2nd Place – $1,000.00

3rd Place – $750.00

Additional Cash and In-kind Awards
(to be announced)

Exhibition Judge

Chicago native John Michael Carter showed an interest in drawing at an early age and began his studies at 15 with his father E. L. Carter, a commercial artist and illustrator. After graduation from high school he attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago. In 1970 he continued his studies at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles where he studied the major classical schools of drawing and painting with Reynolds Brown, Harry Carmean, and Lorser Feitelson . He received his B.F.A. in 1972. Carter has had many shows in galleries all over the country. His wide range of subject matter covers landscapes, still life, figurative painting, and portraiture. His portraits include senators, governors, university presidents as well as corporate and civic leaders. In addition to Carter’s love of figurative painting, he enjoys the street scenes and landscapes he discovers in his travels here and abroad.

Mr. Carter has been a frequent guest instructor at art workshops across the country, including the Scottsdale Artist School since 1990, the Dallas Arts League and the Cincinnati Arts Club. His thorough classical training and experience in drawing and painting gives him the technical expertise for superb instruction. He is a master signature member of Oil Painters of America and serves on the board of directors of that organization. He will offer a workshop at the Cincinnati Art Club September 17th through 19th, 2021.

ViewPoint 2021 Calendar

Mail in Entries must be mailed and postmarked by July 9, 2021

On-line submission closes Thursday, July 15, 2021

Selection results emailed Friday, August 6, 2021

Publicized on CAC website Monday, August 9, 2021

Shipped works due Thursday, September 9, 2021

Hand delivered works to:

Art Design Consultants
2124 Madison Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio  45208

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, September 7, 8, 9, 2021; 2:00PM to 5:00PM

Artist reception and awards

Friday, September 17, 2021 5:00 – 7:00PM

Open to the public

Tuesday through Saturday,
September 17 through October 22, 2021
Tuesday through Friday 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Saturday 1:00 PM to 5:00PM

Hand delivered pick up

Tue, Wed, Thur; October 26, 27, 28, 2021 2:00PM to 5:00PM

Return shipment of works after closing

Entry Fees

$50.00 single entry

$25.00 2nd and 3rd entry

4th entry is free

When entering online use Coupon Code VP53
to get the 4th entry FREE!

Note: Entry fees are non-refundable.

Do you need help submitting your
art work to Viewpoint 53?

We can PHOTOGRAPH your work and help you complete the online submission process!

WHEN: June 26th from 10 AM to 4 PM

Cincinnati Art Club
1021 Parkside Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Free for members; recommended $10 donation for non-members

You MUST make a reservation in
advance of the day.

A mask will be required for entry into the club.

Bring a check for your ViewPoint entry fee. No Credit Cards will be accepted.

Time slots available on the hour. To reserve a time, email viewpoint@cincinnatiartclub.com with your name, contact information, and a first choice and a second choice for a time slot.

REMEMBER: Online deadline to enter ViewPoint is July 15th

Mail in deadline is July 9th (postmark)

Submission Deadline

July 9, 2021 (Postmarked)

Thursday, July 15, 2021 (Online)

Artist reception and awards

Friday, September 17, 2021 5:00 –7:00PM

Open to the public

Tuesday through Saturday,

September 17 through October 22, 2021

Tuesday through Friday 2:00PM to 5:00PM

Saturday 1:00 PM to 5:00PM

Hand delivered works to:

Art Design Consultants

2124 Madison Rd

Cincinnati, Ohio  45208

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, September 7, 8, 9, 2021 2:00PM to 5:00PM

THE VENUE – Art Design Consultants

Located in the trendy O’Bryonville neighborhood of Cincinnati, just minutes from downtown, ADC is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Saturdays 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The spacious gallery is a perfect location for this year’s Viewpoint show..

Eligibility and Rules

Participants: Open to all artists 18 years of age and older. A top award winner from 2019 or 2020 (1st, 2nd, 3rd Place or Gallery Representation) is ineligible to win one of these awards in 2021.

Entrants are eligible for one award only.

Note: Only totally original work, conceived and executed by the entrant after January 1, 2018 will be accepted. All artwork must be original and for sale.

Excluded media: photography, crafts, fiber, computer generated art, painting on photos, and jewelry. Paintings created in a workshop or class are not acceptable. All work must be original in concept and execution.

Framed Dimensions are crucial and shall not exceed a size of 48” wide (frame excluded.) Each piece must be suitably framed and ready for hanging, using strong D ring or mirror hangers and wire. Gallery wrapped canvas finished and/or painted on all sides is acceptable.

Free standing sculpture must not exceed 36” x 36”x 60” and must be stable or attached to a stable base.

Wall sculpture must adhere to the same dimensions and framing as paintings and is limited to a depth of 15”.

Presentation of artwork: Artwork requiring glazing should use Plexiglas or other plastic glazing. Shipped artwork using standard glass poses the risk of damaged artwork and is not advisable. Glass is acceptable for hand-delivered work, however, plastic glazing is preferred on all artwork.

Liability and insurance: reasonable precautions will be taken to safeguard all entries. However, the Cincinnati Art Club will not be responsible for the loss of, or damage to CD’s, and/or any artwork submitted. Artists are strongly encouraged to insure artwork in transit and during the exhibition.

The signature of the artist constitutes acceptance of all conditions and terms stated in this prospectus. Failure to comply with terms and conditions will result in disqualification of entry.

Entries submitted digitally

Any digital manipulation must be limited to making the digital file look more like the original art, otherwise risk disqualification.

Sculpture, 3D art…

If you need to show multiple views, combine views in one image for online submission or clearly mark images on CD for mail in application.

Sales and Commissions

All artwork must be for sale – When pricing your art, remember 50% commission will be deducted from each sale. Price on Request is not acceptable.


Detailed shipping instructions will be mailed to all artists whose work is selected for ViewPoint 53. Shipped work will be returned following the show closing.

Entries and Awards

The works selected for the show will be determined on the basis of submitted digital images. Awards will be based on actual artwork.

Two ways to enter

Enter ONLINE through CAFÉ


  • A direct link to CAFÉ entry form can be found on the ViewPoint 53 Prospectus page of the Cincinnati Art Club website.
  • Review all the information and click the APPLY button. Fill the required information and click the SUBMIT button.
  • Pay online. It’s that simple!

Or By Mail

Fill out the entry form. Enclose your CD.

Write a check for the entry fees and mail it.

Mail entries to:

Cincinnati Art Club
1021 Parkside Place
Cincinnati OH 45202

Attn: ViewPoint

Please mail entry form, CD, and check payable to

Cincinnati Art Club

A pdf entry form can also be downloaded from the Cincinnati Art Club website.

If you are mailing your entry:

  • Review your CD images to make sure they are clear and sized correctly (no larger than 5MB)
  •  Review your CD to make sure your digital files are labeled correctly
  • Label your CD correctly and LEGIBLY
  • Enclose

_____ LEGIBLE entry form

_____ 1 CD labeled correctly

_____ Check for entry fee payable to       Cincinnati Art Club

Submit 1 CD with up to 4 images (properly cropped) in JPEG format, no larger than 5MB each when open. Title your digital files with your last name, first name, and title of each piece with underscore(_) between each word.


On the CD, write the artist’s name and titles