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Salon des Refusés
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Entry Deadline: 6/16/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 1
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Ohio


Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum announces an open call for a new exhibition gallery. This year’s theme is “Salon Des Refusés” which asks artists to submit an artwork that was rejected from a past exhibition or project. Please include a statement telling the story of the art piece: what was it made for? and what went wrong? Statements could be inspiring testaments of artistic growth, examples of differing tastes, or even comical examples of a miscommunication. The jury will consider the artist statement and the exhibition will present the statements alongside the art in the show. 

Inspired by the Salon of 1863, when the Paris Salon famously rejected the likes of Edouard Manet, Gustave Courbet, Camille Pissarro, & James McNeill Whistler, Pyramid Hill's exhibition theme seeks to give art and artists a second chance. Impressionist artists went on to draw more visitors to their alternative salons than the official academic exhibition.

As always, we’d like to introduce new artists to this region, feature local artists, and exhibit everyone, from more established to emerging artists, in tandem. Exhibition space is limited. All accepted art will be eligible to win an award.


Applications open to the public.


Deadline to submit.


Accepted artists notified.


Shipping Deadline.


Installation of art.


Artist Reception.


Gallery run.


Deinstallation of art.


Application Requirements

Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2

Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1

Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

All images must be high quality JPG's or PNG's. 

Eligibility Criteria


All work must be original.


The exhibition is open to all fine art media, including: Painting, Drawing, Graphic Arts, Collage, Sculpture, Photography, Textiles, Ceramics, Video, and Mixed Media.  Entries must not exceed 72” inches in any direction and/or 150 pounds. No entry that requires the artist to be present for moving or assembly will be accepted. Work that is hung on the wall must be hung using D-rings, a wire, or cleats and hardware must be installed prior to delivery. Any other method of hanging (Push Pins, Binder Clips, etc.) must receive prior approval from the park. If work arrives that has been significantly altered, or is different from accepted images, it will be disqualified.


With the submission of the non-refundable $35 fee, the artist is allowed to apply with up to 3 entries. This fee is used to fund the awards and series costs.



All works on the premises will be insured.  



Works selected for exhibition will be received, hand-delivered or shipped, PREPAID using USPS, FedEx or UPS from 8/7/2023–8/25/2023 during Pyramid Hill Office hours: Monday–Friday 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.  Please call ahead at (513) 868-8336 to ensure that a staff member is available to accept your work. Shipped work must include a clearly marked return label inside the package.

Pyramid Hill reserves the right to reject, upon review, work that has violated the rules on limitations.



Artists who have hand-delivered their art must schedule a pickup with the curatorial team. All pickups must be scheduled and confirmed at least 24-hrs in advance either through phone call or email.  All hand delivered work must be picked up by 2/2/24.

As stated above, shipped work must include a return label upon delivery.  Costs and liability for damage are the responsibility of the artist. Please note that work will be returned in the way it was received, (ie: dropped off work will not be shipped back), there will not be any accommodations made on this rule.



Pyramid Hill takes a 20% commission for all sales of work in this exhibition.  Please keep this in mind when setting your sale price.  In the event of a sale, a check for the purchase price minus 20% will be sent to the artist no later than 15 days after the close of the exhibition.



Pyramid Hill’s Winter Exhibition runs from 9/2/2023–1/2/2023.  

For more information write, e-mail or call:

Mitchell Meikle, Program Manager

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum

1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd.

Hamilton, Ohio 45013

(513) 868-8336



Juror’s Choice and People’s Choice Awards will also be announced at the closing of the exhibition and each award-winning artist will receive a cash prize.



By submitting, the Artist agrees that Pyramid Hill may use artist-submitted images for educational and publicity purposes. The Artists also agrees that objects on exhibit may be photographed by the public. Pyramid Hill will credit the Artist in all usage of the images for publicity.



Pyramid Hill’s Art Committee will be jurying this exhibition. The Art Committee is made up of Pyramid Hill board members, local gallery owners, and local artists/art professionals. The jury will not share images submitted outside of the jurying process. Only the images of art submitted will be judged. Check the Important Dates section above for details on deadlines and dates.