ViewPoint 56 Prospectus

This Year’s top AWARDS:
1st Place    $3,000.00
2nd Place   $1,000.00
3rd Place    $750.00

Plus a Special OKI Award:  $500
Did you know that ViewPoint started way back in 1968 as a local competition? Now, to celebrate the 56 years of support from local artists, there will be a special $500 OKI (Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana) Award which will be given to an artist currently living in this region.

Additional cash and in-kind awards to be announced

ViewPoint 56, 2024 Calendar

Online submission: Closes Thursday, June 27, 2024

Mail-in entries must be mailed & postmarked by Saturday, June 22, 2024, to ensure meeting the CaFE online submission closing date.

Selection Results: emailed by Saturday, July 20, 2024
Invited work will be listed on the Cincinnati Art Club Website by Tuesday July 23, 2024 (

Shipped Works shall be delivered to Eisele Gallery by Thursday August 14, 2024 (Shipping instructions will be sent to invited artists.)

Hand-delivered works to:
Eisele Gallery
6936 Madisonville Rd
Village of Mariemont, OH 45227

Thursday & Friday, August 15 and 16, 2024; 10AM to 5PM

Artists Reception & Awards: Friday, August 23, 2024  5:00 – 9:00pm

Open to the Public: August 23 through September 14, 2024
Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 5:00 PM; Saturday, 10 AM to 3 PM; or by appointment

Hand-delivered pick up:
Eisele Gallery
6936 Madisonville Rd
Village of Mariemont, OH 45227

Monday, September 16, 2024, 12-4, & Tuesday, September 17, 2024, 10 AM to 5 PM

Return shipment of works will begin after exhibition closing.

This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age and older. All work must be recent and original (completed since January 1, 2022). All artwork must be for sale.

PLEASE NOTE: A 50 percent commission is payable to the gallery from each sale. Price your work accordingly for exhibition at this prestigious gallery. “Price on Request” is not acceptable.

A top award winner from 2022 or 2023 (1st, 2nd, 3rd Place) can enter ViewPoint 56, but will be ineligible to win one of those 3 top awards in 2024.  Entrants are eligible for one award only.

The following media are EXCLUDED: photography, video, crafts, fiber, AI or computer-generated art, painting on photos or prints,  and jewelry. Paintings created in workshops or classes also are not accepted.

Framed Dimensions are crucial and shall not exceed a size of 48” wide, by 48” high (frame included). Each piece must be suitably framed and ready for hanging, using strong screw eyes, D-rings, 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” high 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”.

Your Supplied Images
Any digital manipulation of supplied photographs must be limited to making the digital file look more like the original art, otherwise risking disqualification. For Sculpture or 3D Artwork, please choose a single, best image for the entry, unless the artist can combine images into one jpg file. CaFe only allows one image per art work.

Detailed shipping instructions will be mailed to all artists whose work is selected for ViewPoint 56. Shipped work will be returned following the show closing.

Rules and Terms to Apply
Submission online and/or accepted artwork and/or the signature of the artist constitutes acceptance of all conditions and terms stated in the prospectus. Failure to comply with terms and conditions will result in disqualification of entry. The works selected for the show will be determined on the basis of submitted digital images. Awards will be based upon actual artwork. The decision of the Jurors and/or Exhibition Chairperson with regard to the acceptance or non-acceptance of work submitted is final. You may submit up to 4 entries, only one may be selected for the exhibition. 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 any artwork submitted. Artists are strongly encouraged to insure artwork in transit and during the exhibition.

Entry Fee

$50.00 single entry
$25.00 second and third entry,
fourth entry is FREE

When entering online use coupon code
VP56 to get the Fourth entry FREE!

Note: entry fees are non-refundable

Two Ways to Enter

Enter ONLINE through CAFÉ:

  • A direct link to CAFÉ entry form can be found on the ViewPoint 55 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!

Online entries open March 17 and close June 27, 2024.

Or By Mail
Fill out the Entry Form. Enclose your CD or Flash/Thumb Drive and write a check for the entry fees payable to Cincinnati Art Club and mail it.

Please mail Entry Form, CD or Flash/Thumb Drive, and check to:
Cincinnati Art Club
1021 Parkside Place
Cincinnati OH 45202
Attn: ViewPoint

Exhibition Judge

Lon Brauer is an American artist known for his work in figure and plein air landscape. He has a BFA from Washington University and an MFA from Fontbonne University – both in St. Louis, Missouri.

in 1980 Lon landed a gig with a photography studio that eventually turned into a 30-year career as one of St. Louis’s top shooters. Through the years he worked with both advertising agencies and design firms in the St. Louis area shooting product and photo illustration for print. Working with large format cameras set up a unique way of seeing imagery through the rectangle of a ground glass.  Upside-down images, swings and tilts, lenses of various focal lengths, dramatic lighting, multiple exposure, and darkroom razzle-dazzle. Theatre in the making. This vision then contributed to his success as he transitioned to painting full time in 2005.

Brauer is a major player on the plein air circuit having garnered top prizes in most of the major events held throughout the country. With his unique fast and aggressive approach he offers images that challenge the viewer with fresh insights to the visual arts. He refers to his work as Expressive Realism – rooted in representational with a big dose of the abstract.

Brauer has shown his work both nationally and overseas. He holds signature membership with Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Outdoor Painters Society, and the American Society of Marine Artists. He travels extensively with top plein air events each season. When home, he is in studio painting and sculpting. He holds frequent workshops where he teaches drawing and painting through figurative themes. Lon Brauer Studios is in Granite City, IL where Lon lives with his partner, quillwork artist Djuana Tucker.

THE VENUE – Eisele  Gallery
6936 Madisonville Rd, Village of Mariemont, OH  45227

Located in the Village of Mariemont, one of Cincinnati’s most charming neighborhoods, Eisele Gallery has long been recognized as one of the most respected fine art galleries in the Midwest. The gallery features a large selection of traditional and contemporary artwork. They also work with museum quality estates and collections. Eisele Gallery’s renowned exhibition program fosters excellence within artistic practice, while promoting both emerging and established nationally and internationally recognized artists. 

We are proud to have Eisele as our gallery partner again this year.

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