EXHIBITS

Our year-round exhibitions explore all mediums and themes, revealing new ideas and unexpected connections across diverse ages and cultures. From world-class artists to aspiring students, our galleries are an exploration of creativity and experience.

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Retrospective: Ikki and Polly Matsumoto

Celebrate the rich lives and art of Ikki and Polly Matsumoto in a retrospective of their work. Both were passionate, creative artistic forces within their community and beyond.

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34th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibit

As the name suggests, this exhibition features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the 65,000 square miles that make up Florida. The...

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Artist Studio and House Tour 2020

Discover the sanctuaries where local art is created, mingle with the makers and gain a close-up view of the materials each artist employs.

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The Future of Art: Student Exhibits

Bring your families and explore the imaginations of students in Lee County – every piece of art is a piece from our future artists, engineers, scientists, celebrities, and senators!

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Crossroads: Gauthier, Hamel and Herzog

Pushing the margins of their practice and boundaries of interpretation, these three artists meet each other at the crossroads.

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Explore Art in Flight

Discover Art in Flight at the airport

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CALLS TO ARTISTS

Exhibit in the Main Gallery

Showcase your work at the Alliance! The Member Gallery allows our members a quality venue in which to display their artwork.

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Exhibit in the Member Gallery

The Alliance for the Arts welcomes proposals to our Exhibition Committee for opportunities to show during our seasons.

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Opportunities Around Southwest Florida & Beyond

Discover the best art galleries and enjoy live demonstrations the first Friday of the the month! Artist will set-up between 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and will be open from 6pm to 10 p.m.

The Fort Myers Mural Society is issuing a Call to Artists for the creation and presentation of a proposal and associated rendering sketch for a new mural project, “Buck’s Backyard.

SCOPE: The project consists of 17 concrete wall sections 8’x18′. Photographs of the wall and individual panels are available on request.

CRITERIA:    The murals must represent the above theme. If submitting as an artist team, panels may be painted by individual team members, but the 17 panels must present a cohesive, unified theme and style. The mural can be any art style, but the mural must be in color.                                             .

Location of mural: 2701 Dr Martin Luther King Jr.  Blvd, Fort Myers, FL. Corner of Cranford and MLK,  Downtown Fort Myers.

Rendering SKETCH: The rendering sketch can be done in any medium. The artist/artist team needs to provide a visual description of the proposed colors, scheme and photos of other completed murals or be available to show a portfolio of other works of art.

Originality: Work must be original and completed solely by the artist or artist team. No copy of other artist’s work is acceptable. Any copied material found will be returned and the entry disqualified.

Compensation:  The top three finalists will be paid $500.00 for their design/rendering sketch. The winning entry will be paid an additional design fee of $1,000.00. The winning artist/artist team will be paid $1,000.00 per panel, as each panel is completed. Paint will be provided by the Fort Myers Mural Society.

PUBLICITY, MARKETING & PROMOTIONBy virtue of the nature of this project and the historical aspects of the site, the winning design, murals and muralists will be heavily promoted locally, regionally and nationally. Toward this end, artist bios and statements will be procured from the winning artist/artist team.

ENTRY PROCEDURE:  All entries must include rendering, sketch or concept plus visual representation of the artist’s prior works via email. If submitting as a team, please provide samples of each artist’s prior work or a website where representative work can be viewed.

INSURANCE OR HOLD HARMLESS:  Awarded artists must be willing to sign a hold harmless declaration or provide liability insurance information.

DEADLINERenderings and entry forms/materials are due by 5:00 p.m. EST, March  31, 2020. All submissions are to be submitted electronically: fortmyersmuralsociety@gmail.com .

ANNOUNCEMENT: Submissions will be reviewed and project award will be announced on April 27th, 2020.

GIFT SHOP

Exhibit in our gift shop! The Alliance is always looking for new art, and we would love to see what you've been working on. Please submit up to three images of your work and include a brief description, and we will contact you directly upon availability of space.

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