Promowest Art Exhibition

Jenna Ansel Spirit of the Totem jennaelisealexander
Vincent-Natasha Gay The Moment mx.gay_photography
Cody F. Miller Precipice codyf.miller
Daniel Rona Finding Light solewashere

The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) in collaboration with PromoWest Productions has announced a call for entries for annual PromoWest Art Exhibition to feature work by visual artists, designers and photographers residing in Franklin County.

This annual exhibition, a partnership between PromoWest and the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Art Makes Columbus/Columbus Makes Art effort, celebrates the work of the city’s amazing artists. No other city has this unique collection of creative people.

Musicians, painters, sculptors, glass blowers, designers, actors, writers—any creative endeavor that can be thought of is pursued in Columbus and we encourage submission that spotlight that passion for creativity.

Four artists’ work will be selected and digitally produced on 9 ’wide x 10’ tall on full color panels. Each selected artist will be paid $1,000.

About The Venue

The south facing wall of the A&R Music Bar will feature the four selected two-dimensional, digitally reproduced, images displayed on 9’ x 10’ panels. These images will be viewable on the southside of A&R Music Bar across from Huntington Park, at Neil Avenue and Brodbelt Lane. They will be illuminated at night and labeled with a plaque containing the artist’s name and title of work.


February 9
Call for submissions opens
March 10
Deadline for submissions
March 31
Selected artists announced
Printing and installation of 2023 exhibition

Rules for Submission

  • Entrants must be residents of Franklin County and 18 years or older.
  • Any artist and/or photographer, or team of artists and/or photographers or designers is eligible.
  • Only one image submission per artist/team is allowed.
  • Previous PromoWest concert or venue posters are NOT eligible for submission.
  • Images containing nudity, profanity or copyrighted images that do not belong to the submitting artist will be disqualified.
  • Images must be the proper orientation (vertical) and cropped prior to submission to the correct ratio/dimensions (reproduced size will be 9’ x 10’) or they will be disqualified.
  • Images submitted may be low resolution. Selected artists will be contacted for a high-resolution image.
  • Selected artists will be required to complete a “Media Release Agreement” with GCAC.
  • Applicants must submit their image and application by March 10, 2023 at 5 p.m.

The application for this program has closed.


2020 Winners

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Ellen Knolls

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Erin Stacey

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Harry Acosta

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Kathrine Crowley

2019 Winners

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Roger J Williams

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Ty P Carroll

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Darrek M. Robertson

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Sara Castro

2018 Winners

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Katerina Harris

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Cody Milner

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Phillip Martin

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David Mason


About PromoWest Productions

PromoWest Productions currently offers Columbus, Ohio, over 450 events a year at its venues which include KEMBA Live!, Newport Music Hall, The Basement, and A&R Music Bar. PromoWest opened the country’s second indoor/outdoor concert venue, Stage AE, in downtown Pittsburgh in 2010. PromoWest’s newest endeavor, MegaCorp Pavilion, opened in Newport, KY in 2021. For more information on PromoWest, visit


Mission of the Greater Columbus Arts Council: To support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus.

The Greater Columbus Arts Council is supported by the City of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council.

The Columbus Makes Art campaign is a city-wide, collaborative marketing effort designed to highlight the incredible talent of central Ohio artists. Find artists and events at