The Portage Path Community Archaeology Project is an Ohio Humanities Council-funded exhibition and educational series organized by Stewards of Historical Preservation (SHiP). As part of the project, SHiP is seeking local artists who work in any of the following media: watercolor, illustration/drawing, lithograph, cartography, oils, ceramics, photography, and sculpture.
SHiP is seeking original artwork to display (with consignment through Summit Artspace). In addition to the artwork displayed, SHiP is seeking to commission ONE piece of artwork related to the project. The exhibition focuses on the history of the portage path, as far back as we know from archaeological evidence to its use as a symbol of Akron’s identity. The exhibition will feature artifacts from the Akron area, interpretive maps, and text panels, along with local artwork.
Applicants should include at least three pieces of prior artwork, along with a paragraph or more describing what inspired them to apply. All applicants will be considered for both consignment of artwork they intend to create and commissioned artwork.
Community members can submit their applications to email@example.com. The exhibition runs from Oct. 7 – Dec. 17, 2022, at Summit Artspace. Applications are due by June 3. A decision on the artists selected will be made by June 17. Art created for this project must be completed and hang-ready for drop-off at Summit Artspace on Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24.