October 30 – December 4, 2020

2020 Golden Ticket: Al Fresco

2020 Juried Art Exhibition

CCAC’s 11th Annual Golden Ticket, and the first Golden Ticket exhibition held entirely outdoors,  will feature the diverse, talented artists living or working within a 25-mile radius of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. All fine art disciplines are encouraged to apply. Due to ongoing public health concerns, and in an effort to activate public spaces, the Clifton Cultural Arts Center will install accepted artworks on the perimeter of Rawson Woods Bird Preserve, as well as in the front yards on the adjacent blocks of Middleton Avenue in the Gaslight District of Clifton. CCAC will reproduce all accepted two-dimensional works on weather-resistant substrates, and also encourages applicants to propose outdoor installations and sculptures that too are weather resistant.  Winners will be announced on the first night of the exhibition. 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.

Join us for the opening reception, October 30, 2020, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the intersection of Middleton and McAlpin Avenues.

Included artists: 

  • Shelby Alexander
  • Sue Blaney
  • Melissa Brewer-Hinners
  • Alan Brown
  • Greg Buening
  • Susan Byrnes
  • Susan Carlson
  • Samantha England
  • Timothy Freeman
  • Cherie Garces
  • Josie Gearhart
  • Devan Horton
  • John Humphries
  • Jonathan Kamholtz
  • Sally Kamholtz
  • Jodi Kessler
  • Debra Kopena
  • Andrey Kozakov
  • Paul Kroner
  • Melissa Lusk
  • ChengLun Na
  • Kathy Parsanko
  • James Pendery
  • Viktor Posnov
  • Jens G Rosenkrantz Jr
  • TJ Smith
  • Linda Susman
  • Jeff Susman
  • Cliff Warnken
  • Joanie Weidner
  • Thaddeus Williams
  • McCrystal Wood

This year’s esteemed jurors: 

  • Melvin Grier, Award-winning photojournalist
  • Joe Girandola, President & CEO, Art Academy of Cincinnati
  • Ainsley Cameron, Curator of South Asian Art, Islamic Art & Antiquities, Cincinnati Art Museum


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Golden Ticket 2019 Winners:

Best in Show:
Mistress and Marauders by Ct King

2nd Place:
The Offer by Devan Horton

3rd Place:
Patterns of War by TJ Evans

Honorable Mention:
Sphinx Moth by Jonathan Kamholtz

Honorable Mention:
The Escape by Josie Gearhart

People’s Choice:
Stars of El Paso by Ellina Chetverikova

“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: $350
  • 3rd Place: $250
  • Honorable Mention: TBA


Al Fresco! Exhibition will be held in situ, near the intersection of Middleton and McAlpin Avenues.

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