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Senior curates exhibition of current students, recent grads ...

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CIA Exhibition: Oct 17, 2014

Adam Markanovic: No Body to Love

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Story: Oct 20, 2014

CIA grad transforms Corvette into canvas on wheels

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Events: Nov 06, 2014 @ Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH

Unruly Engagements Conference

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The Cleveland Institute of Art wishes you a safe and happy Halloween! {Artwork by CIA Graphic Designer Nicole Fansler}

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Story: Sep 22, 2014

Television and film writer teaching narrative writing at CIA

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CIA Exhibition: Nov 07, 2014

Opening Reception Community Works: Artist as Social Agent

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Story: Aug 27, 2014

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Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

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2D3D: A National Art + Design Contest

13 Cash Prizes and $160,000 in College Scholarships!

Enter 2D3D, Cleveland Institute of Art’s national art and design competition, where creativity matters to your future! There are 13 cash prize winners and four $40,000 scholarships, but you can’t win unless you enter!

Entering is as easy as 1, 2, 3

Step 1: Read over competition guidelines and category descriptions
Step 2:
Register Online beginning November 25, 2014
Step 3:
Upload Your Artwork by February 6, 2015


(1) Best in Show

(Must be a ‘Category Winner’ to be eligible to win ‘Best in Show’)

  • $2,500 Cash Prize
  • Jury-signed, four color certificate

(4) Best in Category

  • $500 Cash Prize
  • $10,000 Annual Scholarship ($40,000 Total)
  • Juror-signed, four color certificate

(4) Jury Merit Honorees

  • $200 Cash Prize
  • Juror-signed, four color certificate

(4) Runners-Up

  • $100 Cash Prize
  • Juror-signed, four color certificate

Honorable Mentions

  • The top 20% of entries will receive honorable mention certificates.


February 6, 2015 is the final deadline for getting your registration and artwork submissions uploaded.

Important Dates

  • November 25, 2014 – Earliest date to register online
  • February 6, 2014: Deadline for Registration and Uploading of Artwork
  • February 18-20: Judging Phase
  • February 23: Announcement and Opening of Online Exhibition

Entry Categories

Visual Arts

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture


  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Architecture

Digital Arts

  • Animation
  • Illustration
  • Photography

Arts + Crafts

  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Jewelry + Metals
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