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2023 Juried Irish Show


The 2023 Juried Irish Art Show is open to everyone 16 or older. All entries must be original works depicting people, places or things relating to Dublin, OH;  or Ireland.



Open to any traditional and non-traditional 2D media. Each piece must be no larger than 26”W x 20”H framed, to allow for up to 20 pieces to be exhibited. Submissions must be the artist’s original work, properly wired for hanging (“saw tooth” hangers will not be accepted).  Unframed canvas paintings must have the edges finished. Paintings must be dry to the touch. * Please note- works previously entered in DAAL Spring or Fall shows at the DCRC cannot be accepted, but paintings from the Dublin Paint out can be.


$20.00 for non-members; $15.00 for DAAL members; fee covers up to two works.  Fees are non-refundable.


Saturday, July 8, 2023, midnight.


Best of Show $125, First Place $100, Second Place $75, Third Place $50; Honorable Mention Ribbon, People’s Choice Ribbon.  The public will have the opportunity to vote for People’s Choice until August 18. Then the People’s Choice Ribbon will be hung.

Art will be exhibited at the Dublin Community Rec Center.


Show Chair: Steven Fisher


Abstract oil painter JT Thompson is known for his fragmented, surrealistic landscapes. Thompson manipulates perspective and scale to create his dream-like, labyrinth worlds. Raised in southwestern Ohio, he moved to Columbus to study painting at the Columbus College of Art and Design. JT has received Individual Artist Grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and was selected for the Ohio Arts Council’s 2017 Biennial Exhibition. His work is represented in the collections of the Columbus Museum of Art, the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the downtown Columbus Hilton, and Northern Kentucky University, Columbus Hilton Tower.

The exhibition will be juried and judged by JT Thompson as well as a People’s Choice Award.


The 2023 Juried Irish Art Show accepts only digital images for consideration.

Submission CD’s will not be returned.

Emailed entries submission is highly preferred.


All entry files (regardless of type or media) must be named with artwork title followed by the entry number (i.e. Title_1.jpg) Image Size: about 1000 pixels on the longest side. To change the size of your images you can use the following programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, Pixlr, Picasa, and Picmonkey.



Please submit a short statement (between 25 and 50 words) with each entry explaining how the art relates to Dublin, Ohio; or Ireland. If it was done at a plein air paint out, while at a favorite place or event in Dublin, etc —please tell us. This will be printed on the labels, so please check the spelling and edit accordingly.


Send via email to: The email should include the artist’s full name as subject along with ‘Irish Show submission.’

Include Title, dimensions (including frame), medium, price, contact info (for buyers), artist’s statement.

Please do NOT submit links to jpeg files (Google Docs or otherwise). Please attach images directly to email. Your submission will not be complete until the entry fee is received.



All work accepted for the exhibition must arrive ready to install. Works not gallery-ready, or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit. Accepted work that differs significantly from the entry images or suffers from poor presentation, will be disqualified.

All selected work must arrive at the Dublin Community Rec Center on Saturday, July 29th, 9:30 – 10:30 am. Accepted work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.

Art will be hung at the Dublin Community Recreation Center (DCRC) until August 26th.



All negotiations and transactions are between the artist and the buyer. DAAL will not handle payments or retain any commissions. Tags must include artist’s contact information. Sold artwork should stay in the exhibit until last day of show. Exception: if a piece is sold to a non-local patron, it may be removed by the artist before the final exhibit date, with prior notification to DAAL. Artworks are not required to be for sale in order to be exhibited.


Release of Liability:

Participating artists must sign the DCRC art show waiver of liability at take-in. DAAL is not responsible for any damage.

DAAL will retain the submitted images of accepted artwork and reserves the right to use the images in publications and gallery publicity. Beyond such use, the artist retains full copyright of exhibited work.

Show Calendar Reminder

Saturday, July 8

Saturday, July 22

Sat., July 29

August 16

August 26

Saturday, August 26

 Deadline for receipt of entries (by midnight)

Notifications email sent to all entrants

Artwork drop off, 9:30 – 10:30 AM

People’s Choice Voting ends

Final Day of Exhibition

Pick-up work,  9:30 – 10:30 AM


Submissions Now closed