Call for Entries—Brown’s Town: Art Inspired by Ohio’s Football Heritage

News Release: Call for Entries—Brown’s Town: Art Inspired by Ohio’s Football Heritage

 
The Paul Brown Museum at the Massillon Museum invites emerging and established artists 18 and older who are current or former residents of Ohio to submit their artwork for a new exhibition, Brown’s Town: Art Inspired by Ohio’s Football Heritage
 
This contemporary look at the legendary coach’s inspiration throughout Ohio will be on display from August 21, 2024, through January 12, 2025 in the Paul Brown Museum gallery. An exhibition reception will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2024, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
 
Artists are invited to submit their original artwork completed within the past five years inspired by themes relating to the father of modern football, Paul Brown.  These themes include Paul Brown, the Massillon Tigers, Ohio State Buckeye football, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, Miami University-Oxford/Cradle of Coaches, the Massillon Tiger Football Booster Club/commitment to community, early professional football in Northeast Ohio, Paul Brown Tiger Stadium, the Massillon Tiger Swing Band, the Massillon/Canton McKinley rivalry, and Paul Brown’s coaching tree.
 
All media will be considered. A panel of three independent jurors will select work to be included and prizes to be awarded. Each artist may submit up to three works. A non-refundable $15 per piece of artwork or $30 for three pieces of artwork must accompany entries. Works may be for sale; the Museum will retain a 30% commission.

Entries will be due on April 14, 2024.  For the jurying process, artwork must be represented by digital photography submitted digitally through Submittable: www.MassillonMuseum.org/artist-opportunities or www.PaulBrownMuseum.org/home/special-exhibits
 
The jurors are: Lauren Emond, Manager of Community Engagement, Columbus Museum of Art; Greg Storer, owner of Greg Storer Art LLC, Mason, Ohio; and Nichole Woods, Director of the Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art. They will select artwork to be included in the exhibition as well as the prizes: Best in Show $300, Second Place $200, and Third Place $100.  Visitors will vote for the People’s Choice Award ($100).
 
For complete details, visit MassillonMuseum.org/artist-opportunities; call Bailey Yoder, Curator of Football Heritage, at 330-833-4061 x116; or email her at  byoder@massillonmuseum.org

Exhibitions can be seen during regular MassMu hours, Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. A visit is always free and everyone is welcome.

 
MassMu is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
 
 
Media Contacts:
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director • 330-833-4061 x111
Bailey Yoder, Massillon Museum Curator of Football Heritage • byoder@massillonmuseum.org 
Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum Public Relations Coordinator • 330-844-1525

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