78th Annual May Show Call for Entries Available

The Little Art Gallery of the North Canton Public Library has released the call for entries for the 78th Annual May Show. The call is open to any artist at least 16 years of age living or working in Stark County. All works submitted must be original, recent (within the past three years), and not previously exhibited in a Little Art Gallery show. With an entry deadline of April 14, 2021, all media will be accepted. 

“Moving forward with this year’s May Show feels healing in a way as we start to piece together bits of normalcy, but as a public health precaution due to the pandemic, all entries for this year’s show will be submitted electronically,” explained the gallery curator, Elizabeth Blakemore. “I’m happy to help any artists needing help with the electronic submission,” she added.  

The 2021 May Show opens May 1 and will be on display in the gallery through May 29. The Friends of the Little Art Gallery will sponsor awards for Best in Show ($500), Second Place ($400), Third Place ($300) and People’s Choice ($100). 


78th Annual May Show calendar

Submission deadline: April 14, 2021

Email notification to artists: April 16, 2021

Delivery of accepted work: April 20-22, 2021

Exhibition: May 1-29, 2021

Pick-up of exhibited work: June 1-3, 2021

Exhibition opening: Virtual opening information to be announced.


For 78 years, this show has featured emerging talents in Stark County, and the Little Art Gallery of the North Canton Public Library is honored to showcase these local artists. 

Paper Call for Entries forms are available in the Gallery or may be printed from the Library’s website at ncantonlibrary.org. The 2021 entry fee is $15 per piece submitted, with a limit or two submissions per artist. Submissions will be accepted by email to gallery@northcantonlibrary.org only (with payments and forms delivered to or mailed to the Library). Questions about entries should be directed to gallery curator, Elizabeth Blakemore, at gallery@northcantonlibrary.org.