annual mansion show 


The 2021 Mansion Show has ended. Read about it below and keep it in mind for next year!


CANO’s Mansion Show is an annual juried exhibition open to all artists. We want to celebrate your creativity! Each year a new theme is chosen, and your artistic interpretations in all media are accepted. The show takes place in June each year. As a bonus, pieces in this show are chosen to be interpreted in a floral display by the Oneonta Garden Club members for the Art In Bloom exhibition.

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Community Arts Network of Oneonta
Annual Mansion Show
June 5th – 20th, 2021


The theme for this year’s Mansion Show is “Isolation.” Artists may use their own interpretation of the theme – political, personal, formal, or otherwise.

CANO’s Mansion Show is an annual juried art exhibition open to all artists, styles and media. Artists may submit up to 3 works of art, which have not been previously shown at CANO. The selected artwork and award winners will be chosen by 2 outside jurors: Nancy Rose Gossett and Laura Provost-Parker

Important Dates:

  • Sunday, May 1st: Application Deadline

  • Wednesday, May 21st: Jurors response notifications (via email)

  • Friday, May 28th (12-2 pm) & Saturday, May 30th (11-1 pm): Drop off of selected works

  • Saturday, June 5th (5-8 pm): Reception TBA

  • June 5th – 20th: Mansion Show exhibition on display

  • Sunday, June 20th (3-6 pm) & Thursday, June 24th (12-6 pm): Pick up artwork

Awards: Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show as well as second & third place.


Entries: Artwork must be ready to display with hardware and hanging wire; sculpture must be freestanding or ready to hang. Work requiring special installation may not be accepted.


  • 2-dimensional works: No larger than 48” x 48″ including frame.

  • Wall mounted sculpture: No larger than 36″ H x 36″ W x 12″ D (40 lb. weight limit)

  • Sculpture: no larger than 48″ H x 48″ W x 48″ D

  • Video & installation: subject to approval & space limitations. You must provide all equipment & operating instructions.

​Please email your inquiry prior to registration to


Entry Procedures: All entries must be submitted online or by email by May 1st. Image files should be saved as jpegs, at most 1920 pixels on the longest side. File names should be the entry number, dash (-), 3 artist’s initials, (example: 1-jfk.jpg). If you need assistance preparing files, please contact CANO.


To apply online: Use form below. Fill in your contact information. Fill in information for 1-3 entries. Select Choose File to upload each entry image.


To apply by email: send to with the subject “Mansion Show Entry”. Include your name, address, email, & phone number. For each entry (1-3) include title, medium, dimensions (inches), and price (or NFS if not for sale). Attach jpeg image files for each entry. Please submit all requested items in one single email.


Entry Fees: $10 (CANO members) or $15 (non-members) due by May 12th. Payment may be submitted using the Pay Now button on the application webpage OR by sending directly through PayPal to OR you may mail your entry fee payable to CANO at 11 Ford Ave, Oneonta 13820.


Membership: Membership is not required. If you are not already a member, but would like to become one, and receive the reduced entry fee, you may apply and pay for a membership online at or download the application and mail it along with your membership fee payable to CANO.


Sales: Work is not required to be for sale. Sales will be made payable to CANO & applicable sales tax will be added. At the end of the exhibition, CANO will pay the artist 70% of the listed price and retain 30% commission for each work sold. In the event any artwork sells within 30 days of the end of the exhibition, but due to the buyer having seen it at the CANO gallery, the 30% commission will still be in effect. In this case, The Artist is responsible to pay CANO the commission fee by: July 31, 2021. Any shipping and handling costs related to artwork sales will be the responsibility of the Artist.


Delivery: All accepted works must be delivered in person to CANO’s Wilber Mansion at 11 Ford Ave. Oneonta, NY 13820 during the scheduled delivery times (see Important Dates above). Work must be labeled with your name, the media, title, & price (or NFS) securely on back lower left corner.


Pick Up: All artwork must be picked up in person during the scheduled pick-up times (see Important Dates above).


Liability: CANO cannot insure work/equipment, or be responsible for loss, theft or damage. We do the best to make sure that all work remains safe & undamaged, but you may wish to retain your own insurance. CANO reserves the right to use images of accepted work for promotional purposes. Submission of your entry indicates your acceptance of the rules of this show.

Click here to print/download the Mansion Show 2021 Call for Artists prospectus

Please direct all questions to:


11 Ford Ave

Oneonta, NY 13820

Phone: (607) 432-2070


Registration fee is $20

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