October 29 – December 3, 2021

Summerfair Cincinnati, Inc. presents

2021 Golden Ticket

2021 Juried Art Exhibition

CCAC is preparing to hold its 12th Annual Golden Ticket and is looking forward to exhibiting the artwork of the diverse and talented artists living or working within a 25-mile radius of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center.  Over $1500 in cash prizes will be awarded for Best in Show (for whom CCAC will also host a solo exhibition), second and third place, and honorable mention.

Exhibited Artists

This year’s selected artists include: John Edward Blom, Jan Boone, Melissa Brewer-Hinners, Kelly Burichin, Christopher A Cain, Richard Cedar, Judith Effa Ford, Leslie Getz, Linda Gillings, Tina Gutierrez, Yu Huang, John Humphries, Debra Jones, Jonathan Kamholtz, Robel Kidane, Paul Kroner, Dana Kuhnline, Alleen Blesi Manning, Sabrina Mantle, Jaquelynn McGraw, ChengLun Na, Bonnie Phillips, Kathy Salchow, Bill Scott, Barbara Sferra ,Thelma Shotten, Jeff Susman, Ora Vichitchot, Cliff Warnken, Dan Wheeler, John Wiehe, and Clinton Wood.


  • Best in Show: $800 + One person show (mutually agreed upon dates)
  • 2nd Place: $300
  • 3rd Place: $200
  • Honorable Mention: $100 or equivalent
  • People’s Choice: $100

This year’s esteemed jurors

  • Joe Girandola, President & CEO, Art Academy of Cincinnati
  • Ainsley Cameron, Curator of South Asian Art, Islamic Art & Antiquities, Cincinnati Art Museum
  • Jee Eun Lee, Assistant Professor of Ceramics, Northern Kentucky University
  • Mary Campbell Zopf, Executive Director, Muse Machine


  • Presenting Sponsor: Summerfair Cincinnati, Inc.
  • Best in Show Sponsors: The Annex Gallery; Mu Sinclaire; Robert DiTomassi & Barbra Druffel, Comey & Shepherd
  • Second Place Sponsors: Short Vine Association; Uptown Rental Properties; Sara and Michelle Vance Waddell
  • Third Place: PLAZA Art Supplies



CCAC @ Short Vine (Corryville)
2728 Short Vine Street

Opening Reception

October 29, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Other times available by appointment


Join us for the opening reception, October 29, 2021, from 6 – 9 p.m. at 2728 Short Vine Street. Winners to be announced at 7 p.m.

To see artwork from last year’s exhibit click here.

Golden Ticket 2021 Winners:

Best in Show:
BEWARE: she who has been trod upon shall rise mighty and with purpose
by Judith Effa Ford

2nd Place:
Electra: Kinetic Sculptural Wooden Wall Clock
By Richard Cedar

3rd Place:
Turquoise & Red
By Kelly Burichin

Honorable Mention:
Baroque, March 2021
By Jonathan Kamholtz

Honorable Mention:
TRUTH / New York Times
By Kathy Salchow

“The Golden Ticket is (second to the Cincinnati Art Museum 4th Floor Award) the most prestigious award for local working artists in the Cincinnati region.”
– Aaron Betsky, Former Director, Cincinnati Art Museum


  • Best in Show: $800 + One person show (mutually acceptable dates)
  • 2nd Place: $300
  • 3rd Place: $200
  • Honorable Mention: $100 or equivalent
  • People’s Choice: $100

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