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Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery/ Ursuline College/ 2550 Lander Rd./Pepper Pike, OH./ 44124/                                                                                                        


Eastern Edge: A Juried Art Exhibition

August 18 – October 6, 2017
Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery, Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio

Online Registration REQUIRED at

SUBMISSIONS OPEN on Friday,  June 2, 2017 at  7 PM
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE on Saturday, July 8, 2017 by 11:59 PM (EXTENDED!)


Thank you for your interest in Eastern Edge: A Juried Art Exhibition. Please read and follow instructions carefully. Please read the Terms & Conditions. Print this prospectus for reference. No entries or images will be accepted after 11:59 PM, July 8, 2017. Entries will only be accepted if entry forms, digital images and fees are received at the time of entry and by the deadline. Entry fees are non-refundable. The submission of entries/images does not guarantee that your work will be selected for this highly competitive juried exhibition.  Each artist may submit a maximum of three (3) artworks.

The Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery will manage Eastern Edge: A Juried Art Exhibition using, a highly secure, online, juried art show system. Personal information, entry fee payment, image uploads, jurying and artist notification will all take place within this robust web application. Entrants must have a valid email address.


Ursuline College offers holistic education that transforms students for service, leadership and professional excellence by providing undergraduate and graduate programs that foster lifelong learning and personal wisdom in an environment characterized by:
  • Catholic and Ursuline heritage
  • Women-centered learning
  • Values-based curricula
  • Inclusive, global perspective
  Full Mission Statement


The Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery and Ursuline College are excited to host a stunning exhibition of diverse artistic disciplines along with a fantastic opening reception and awards ceremony. During the ongoing celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ursuline College’s move to Pepper Pike this year, we’re intentionally showcasing the creative excellence of our talented neighbors surrounding Ursuline College. Eastern Edge: A Juried Art Exhibition is open only to emerging and professional artists 18 years of age and older currently residing in Pepper Pike and the adjacent communities on the eastern edge of Cuyahoga County including:

Beachwood, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls, Chagrin Falls Township, Gates Mills, Glenwillow, Highland Heights, Hunting Valley, Lyndhurst, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights, Moreland Hills, Orange, Pepper Pike, Solon and Woodmere, Ohio
  • To submit art work, please create an account by clicking the green "Register" button at the top right of the screen.
  • Once you've created your account, please log in. Follow on-screen prompts to submit your art.


  • All works must be ORIGINAL, your own concept and creation. Artwork done under supervision or instruction in schools, classes or workshops is NOT ELIGIBLE. Copies of another artist's photos, drawings or paintings, etc. will NOT be accepted. Giclee reproduction prints or enhanced giclees of original art, or other forms of reproductions (except for signed & numbered limited editions of prints or photography) are not acceptable. Artwork previously exhibited at Wasmer Gallery or any other juried exhibitions in Northeast Ohio is ineligible.
  • Each artist may enter up to three (3) digital entries created within the last three (3) years. Image minimum length on the longest side: 960pixels and Image maximum length on longest side: 4600pixels. No CDs, DVDS or photographs will be accepted through the mail. Please do not email photos to the Gallery Director.
  • All digital images submitted must be of the highest quality, since all jurying and awards will occur online. Work not suitably photographed will be declined by the jury.
  • Images must be cropped to not include matting or frame, watermark and artist’s signature should not be visible.
  • Digital entries should have a filename that includes the artists last name as well as the entry number (#1 or #2).
  • Submissions are due online 11:59 PM SATURDAY, July 8, 2017  

  • All accepted artworks must arrive ready for installation. All 2D works must be properly matted, backed and under glass or plexi-glass and framed with hardware (screw eyes or D-rings) and wires securely attached to the back strong enough to hold the weight of the piece. ( NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS, clips or plastic poster frames will be accepted.)  Works not wired will not be accepted. All art must be signed, dated and labelled.
  • Glass or plexi-glass must be clean (inside and out), unscratched.
  • Frames must be in good condition (no scratches or loose corners).
  • Mats must be clean and smoothly cut with no warping.
  • Paintings on canvas must be appropriately presented: framed, or painted on the outside edges of “museum wrapped” canvas with no visible staples.
  • All entries must either have a sale price or be marked not for sale (NFS) and include a price for insurance value.
  • The Gallery Director reserves the right to disqualify any work that is significantly different from the submitted image including: artworks that are a different size than stated on the application, artworks that do not show the quality represented by the submitted image, and artworks that arrive damaged.
  • Wasmer Gallery staff will use all reasonable care in handling works of art and will not be held responsible for artwork that is damaged due to improper mounting or framing, or is unstable.
  • Work not properly presented will not be exhibited.

Artists are responsible for all delivery and pick up during the stated days and times. No shipped works will be allowed or accepted. Late deliveries will not be accepted.  




2D ARTWORK size (including mat and the frame) must be no larger than 48” X 36”
WORKS IN A SERIES: Will be judged as one work which must be no larger than 48” X36” combined and must not consist of any more than three (3) pieces. Please include the numbers in the series as part of the file name.
FREESTANDING SCULPTURE: must not exceed 40 pounds in weight.

  Painting: Oil, acrylic, water color, gouache, encaustic
Works on Paper: Drawing, printmaking, charcoal, chalk, pastels, pencil, wax, crayons, inks and collage.
Photography: Traditional, Digital prints, Computer Enhanced
Mixed Media: Two or more artistic media, that are combined in a single composition
Digital Media digitally or partially digitally generated art, including digital art that is embellished with paint or other techniques and photographs that are significantly altered using digital/computer techniques. Must be numbered individually.
Sculpture: Including wood, metal, stone, glass, mosaics, ceramics, fiber and recycled materials. All vessels and sculptures must be hand-built by artist.
Jewelry: Each piece of jewelry must be crafted from raw materials (metal, glass, stones, wire,) by the artist. No hobby kits.
Glass: All glass pieces must be hand blown or hand cut and fused by artist.
Fiber: Fine Art Weaving, Quilting, Soft Sculpture


The jurors will only review online entries. At no time will judges have access to artists’ personal information. Notification of the jury’s results will be sent in an email on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Please make sure to provide a valid email address when registering.

1. Jurors receive anonymous online submissions consisting of images, media, dimensions, year completed, weight, where applicable
2. Jurors score images using a 1 to 5 star rating system for each submission based on this criteria: demonstration of artistic mastery, creative excellence and innovation and outstanding execution of chosen medium.

Decisions of the Jurors and the Wasmer Gallery with respect to originality and eligibility criteria are binding and final.



There are $2,800 in cash awards. Award winners will be announced and receive prizes during the reception. Award winners will be posted on the Ursuline College website.

Best in Show - $1,000 Purchase Award
1st Prize- Award of Excellence  - $750
2nd Prize - Award of Distinction -  $500
3rd Prize - Award of Merit - $250
3 Honorable Mentions - $100 each



Lane Cooper is an artist, who works through painting, sound, video, text and, on occasion, performance. Her work has been presented in venues ranging from Birmingham, AL, to Madrid, Spain. In 2009 she participated in a residency at The Banff Centre located in Alberta, Canada, and in the fall of 2010 she was an artist-in-residence at Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ, where she exhibited as part of the 2011-12 season. She holds a master's degree in art history with an emphasis in contemporary art and an MFA in painting. She has been teaching since 1989, and since the spring of 2001 she has taught full-time at the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Degree: MFA, Painting, University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa); MA, Art History, University of Alabama at Birmingham; BS, University of North Alabama


Ron Rumford has worked with Dolan/Maxwell since 1985 - as Director since 1991. A graduate of Philadelphia College of Art, Ron is himself a serious, recognized artist. His expertise, experience and belief in the works he shows at Dolan/Maxwell are well known and respected by museum professionals, collectors, artists and art friends internationally.


Jerome T. White is an artist, illustrator and art educator who was born in Cleveland, Ohio where as a child he developed a strong interest in art. Later in life, he studied art at Tuskegee University, obtained a Bachelors in Fine Art from Baldwin-Wallace College and received his Master's from Case Western Reserve University. Jerome T. White considers Winslow Homer, Dr. John Biggers and Charles White as the artists that primarily shaped his style and influenced his artwork the most. As a result, he uses a lot of spiritual symbolism to showcase and feature social and historical messages and themes. Currently, Jerome T. White is attempting to reach a new plateau with his designs and ideas. He is currently using more mixed media, acrylics and oil pastels in his paintings. Jerome recently launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to complete and publish his children's book, "Red Tail Dreamer", an inspirational visual story inspired by the legendary Tuskeegee Airmen.





Saturday, August 5th from 10AM to 3 PM

Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery at Urusline College adjacent to the Fritzsche Building.
  • Any special requirements for hanging must be discussed with the Gallery Director in advance of delivery.
  • Artists or their representatives are responsible for the delivery and pick up of artwork to and from the exhibit. No shipping to the gallery is allowed or offered. If artwork is not delivered on the designated days and times, it will not be included in the exhibition.
  • Late entries will not be accepted
  • Accepted work may not be removed from the exhibition for any reason before the close of the show on October 6, 2017 at 5 PM.


Saturday, October 7th, 10 AM to 3 PM

Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery
Ursuline College
2550 Lander Road
Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124
(440) 646-8121



Friday, August 18th, 5 to 8 PM at the Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery


The Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery does insure all accepted works of art on display. Artists are encouraged to insure their own works, as well. 


Work on exhibit does not have to be for sale except for the Purchase prize winner. Wasmer Gallery will handle ALL sales transactions and a commission of 20% will be deducted. Gallery does not collect sales tax. The artist(s) will be paid by check by Ursuline College within two (2) weeks of the sale. All purchases must be paid in full by the closing of the show.

Purchasers of artwork may pick up sold works at the Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery after the exhibition ends, between 10 AM and 3 PM on Saturday, October 6, 2017.

Under no circumstances can work be withdrawn before the end of the show due to a sale, another exhibit or any other reason.


Copyright and all other rights to the artwork will remain with the artist. Wasmer Gallery and Ursuline College reserves the right to post accepted artists’ images for marketing, publications, and promotional purposes. These include, but are not limited to, ads, articles, marketing materials, press releases, event presentations, slide shows and videos, brochures, post cards, catalogs, posters, event mailers, and for use on the Ursuline College website and the gallery’s social media networks. Artist will be credited.


Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:59 PM : Online submission deadline

Tuesday, July 25, 2017: Email artist notification of jury results

Saturday, August 5 : Delivery of Art Work

  • Between 10: 00 AM and 3:00pm

  • Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery
    2550 Lander Road
    Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124
    (440) 646-8121

Friday, August 18: Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony

  • 5:00pm to 8:00pm

  • Free and open to the public; entertainment; catered food and refreshments; cash prizes will be awarded

August 18 – October 6, 2017: Run of the Show

  • Free and open to the public 12 noon to 5pm on Tuesdays through Fridays and 1:30 to 4:30 on Saturdays and Sundays, CLOSED Mondays and holidays.

Saturday, October 7: Pick up unsold work at the Wasmer Gallery

  • Between 10 AM and 3 PM


  All other questions and communications should be directed to the Gallery Director at

Eastern Edge is one in a series of public cultural offerings hosted by Ursuline College in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the college's move to Pepper Pike in the 1966-1967 academic year. Under the heading Rooted in Pepper Pike, this series was made possible in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.  Other supporters include the Sisters of Charity Foundation, The Riverbend Fund, Albert and Audrey Ratner, and Third Federal Foundation.