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calls to artists

38th Annual All Florida Exhibition

This annual show is the most anticipated of the year. 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 juried entries come together for an award-winning and exciting exhibition representing today’s contemporary Florida artists. The exhibition will be on display March 1 – 30, 2024.

Open to all artists residing in Florida. Only original artwork will be accepted, no giclee. An entry consists of 1 to 3 artworks. Non-refundable Entry Fee is $25.00 for one entry and $5 for each additional entry up to 3. Alliance for the Arts members may use coupon code Member10 to receive $10 off the entry fee.



Member Exhibition: Off the Walls

Coinciding with the onset of the holiday shopping season, this gallery show features artworks of all mediums priced at $200 or less. All sales are “cash and carry,” meaning purchasers will get to take the piece with them when they buy it, instead of waiting until the end of the exhibit.

If you are an Alliance member, consider submitting three (3) original 2D or 3D artworks for exhibit in the gallery. All works must be for sale and priced $200 or under.


Apply to be a featured artist at our monthly Wednesday Night Market!

Alliance for the Arts members may apply to be a featured artist during this monthly event which features a selection of fresh produce, art, live music, food trucks and beer and wine. Up to three members will be chosen each month to display and sell their artwork.

Apply here!

We are looking for 3-4 artists to display art at Palm City Brewing as part of an ongoing partnership between PCB and the Alliance. They are looking for Florida/beach themed artwork to decorate their walls. The work will be on display for 3-4 months inside their brewery.

The work must be for sale. Sales will be processed through the Alliance for the Arts and will be subject to our standard 40% commission with 60% of the sale price going to the artist. If a piece sells, artists will be invited to replace it with another piece. Email if you are interested in participating.

The Alliance for the Arts is beginning a new community partnership with Evans Health Care, a senior living facility in Fort Myers.

The artwork inside Evans Health Care is all reproduction artwork that has faded to colorless grays. The art has not been updated since the building opened in 1984. Fortunately, the frames and mats are of high quality. The Alliance for the Arts aims to improve the artistic atmosphere in Evans Health Care by commissioning artists to replace these faded reproductions with colorful, original works on paper. The old frames will be taken down, opened, and the artwork replaced and rehung by an Alliance volunteer.

We invite our community of artists to share original works of art on paper to refresh the hallways at Evans Health Care and give the residents and staff hope, encouragement, and a happy injection of color.

  1. Artwork must be original two-dimensional work on paper. The residents have requested colorful, representational works. Drawings, paintings, prints and collages are all acceptable. Artwork, properly documented, can be dropped off at Alliance for the Arts. (Artists must reach out to Gallery Manager Emily Radomski at to confirm size requirements for each artwork)

  2. Each artist must provide their name, address, contact information, and descriptors for each artwork (title, medium, date). This information will accompany the artwork on the backside of the frame, along with clear directives about the consignment agreement. A digital database of all contributing artists, their contact information and their artworks will be maintained by Alliance for the Arts for record-keeping purposes. Limit of no more than 5 artworks per artist, please.

  3. Alliance for the Arts has a volunteer to put each artwork in an existing Evans Health Care frame/mat/glass/backing and be sure it gets hung securely. 50% Off Framing Store on Pine Island Road in Cape Coral has graciously partnered with us to allow our art volunteer to close up all the framed artworks properly under their supervision.

  4. Evans Health Care will show their appreciation with a modest gift $50 for each piece of artwork consigned.

  5. Alliance for the Arts will serve as the vendor, accepting and disbursing the payments to the artists. The artwork will be contracted on long-term consignment, meaning that if the nursing home ever closes, the artists will have their artworks returned via Alliance for the Arts, keeping the artworks in the frames.

To get involved in this project, please contact Emily Radomski at

opportunities in sw Florida and beyond

On View Aug 24-Sept 30 | Opening Night Reception: Thursday, Aug 24, 6-8 pm

This show encompasses all forms of non-representational art from Cubism to Abstract Expressionism to Minimalism and beyond. Juror is Tre Michel, Co-Owner, State of the Arts Gallery, Sarasota.

Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead uses shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect.

Some noteworthy abstract artists include: Kazimir Malevich, Hilma af Klint, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Gilliam, Pablo Picasso, Barbara Hepworth, Robert Delaunay, Piet Mondrian, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner, and Cy Twombly.

Submissions are welcome in all media including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, mixed media, digital arts, and sculpture.

Artists of all media are encouraged to submit!

Submission Dates: May 9 – July 23, 2023, 11:59 pm
Drop Off Dates: Aug 8-9, 2023 | Pick Up Dates: Oct 2-3, 2023

Submissions are due September 22, 2023
Event will take place February 3 & 4, 2024

Fort Myers is largest metro area in Southwest Florida; corporate headquarters; booming residential & commercial markets and a Visitor & Convention Bureau dedicated & funded to rebuilding our record-breaking tourism. Your target audience of upscale and savvy art patrons grows every day! Our dedicated community of art lovers and collectors wait all year to enjoy and purchase the incredible works of fabulous professional artists from across the country.Artists are selected in a blind jury based upon quality of workmanship, originality and artistic conception. All work must be done solely by the exhibiting artists. ArtFest Fort Myers strives to create a well-balanced show that represents diverse styles and techniques in the following categories: Ceramics, Digital, Drawing/Graphics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media 2-D, Mixed Media 3-D, Painting – oil/acrylic, Painting – watercolor, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wearable and Wood.ArtFest Fort Myers is a true community event that entices people to buy art. The festival includes the largest high school art exhibit and competition in Southwest Florida; a high school sidewalk chalk competition; a children’s Art Yard with interactive art projects and a Youth Stage featuring regional performing arts organizations. Our upscale dining areas with shaded table seating provide ample food/beverage options.
Full details can be found here.
ArtWalk Downtown Fort Myers

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.

FusionFest and American Transnational have partnered to bring you the Aspire Gallery, a brand new, exclusive, and breathtaking space for the arts right in the heart of downtown Orlando.

Gallery Website:

Submission form:

Apply for open-call exhibitions at CityArts. This is a great way to get involved! Open calls each have their own theme and require a submission fee. A number of our upcoming open-call exhibitions (H2Show, Alice in Wonderland, and Edgar Allan Poe) include prize money for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. These winners are selected by a jury.

All art displayed at CityArts must be for sale and include a price that reflects a 30% commission. Each open call has its own entry procedure, so please read the details provided here.

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • The Art of Flowers (Due: August 11, 2023)
  • Dia de los Muertos & Monster Exhibitions (Due: October 13, 2023)
  • Edgar Allan Poe Prize Exhibition (Due: 11:59 p.m. on October 30, 2023)

The City of Ocala announces a Call for Entries for the Seventh Biennial Ocala
Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Ten works will be selected for a two-year outdoor exhibition in Tuscawilla Park and Tuscawilla Art Park. This competition is open to artists currently working and residing in North America with experience in large outdoor public art. Each artist selected for the
exhibition will receive a $2,000 honorarium. Merit Juror, Jade Powers, Curator of Contemporary Art from the Harn Museum of Art, will select Best of Show, Second Place and Honorable Mention. Selection in these categories will include a cash reward.

• Best in Show: $2,000
• Second Place: $1,000
• Honorable Mention: $500
• People’s Choice: $500

For submission guidelines and event information, please visit Entries must be postmarked no later than August 30, 2023.

The Clearwater Public Art & Design Program seeks an artist or artist team to develop artwork for two (2) public water tanks located at 2709 FL-580 in Clearwater, Florida. The tanks are in the Countryside neighborhood of Clearwater.  The city is looking for an engaging mural or image to help with the beatification of the city’s water tanks which are highly visible on a heavy commuter state road. Themes and topics suggested but not limited to: Sea life, Florida nature scenes, game fish, seabirds, ospreys, water conservation or postcard style “Clearwater” mural.

Selection Criteria
Artists will be evaluated on artistic excellence as evident by submitted materials; professional experience; compatibility with the architectural design, facility environment and values of the City of Clearwater and Clearwater Public Utilities.


  • Submittals due: Friday, June 16, 2023
  • Panel review: Friday, June 23, 2023
  • Selected finalists notified: Friday, June 29, 2023
  • Final proposal due: Monday, July 10, 2023
  • Artwork installation: June 2024
    • Timeline is subject to change.

Apply here

Creative Capital is a nonprofit, grantmaking organization with the mission to fund artists in the creation of groundbreaking new work, to amplify the impact of their work, and to foster sustainable artistic careers.

Foundwork Artist Prize
Deadline: September 26, 2023

The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried grant that recognizes outstanding emerging and mid-career artists working in any media. Honorees receive unrestricted $10,000 grants. The Prize is open to artists residing anywhere in the world with limited exceptions.

All About Photo Call for Entries: Shapes
Deadline: September 5, 2023

Submit your best photographs within the theme “shapes.” Winners will receive $1,000 in cash, and their winning image(s) or full portfolio will be published in AAP Magazine Vol.34.

Gulf Coast Magazine: Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing
Deadline: August 31, 2023 

This prize seeks to bring exposure to writers who are dealing with the spirit of the age and are unafraid to ask difficult questions in critical art writing. The winning essay will receive $3,000 dollars and publication in GC’s print journal. Two runners up will receive $1,000 each.

Read about more opportunities here.

Downtown Arts District Orlando

Apply for our open-call exhibitions at CityArts. This is a great way to get involved! Open calls each have their own theme and require a submission fee. A number of our upcoming open-call exhibitions (H2Show, Alice in Wonderland, and Edgar Allan Poe) include prize money for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. These winners are selected by a jury.

  • The Art of Flowers (Due: August 11, 2023)
  • Dia de los Muertos & Monster Exhibitions (Due: October 13, 2023)
  • Edgar Allan Poe Prize Exhibition (Due: 11:59 p.m. on October 27, 2023)

LAVENDER, An Invitational Exhibit
July 31–August 26, 2023

What do you think of when you hear the word, “LAVENDER”… The flower, the scent of the flower, the color? A single plant, a field, a sky or man-made object? We would love to see your interpretation of Lavender!

To apply to the show, send us an email with your Name, Phone#, Title, Medium, Price and a jpeg of the artwork you would like to be considered for the show. There is no entry fee to apply. The artist will pay $30 for each accepted entry. There is a 40% gallery commission for any work sold. All mediums other than video are acceptable. No work over 40″ on the horizontal side or 60″ on the vertical side will be considered. All work must arrive ready to display/hang with wire attached. The gallery reserves the right to deny work that is deemed inappropriate or is not professionally finished (original art only, framed if side stapled, clean etc.)

Deadline to apply: July 10, 2023
Accepted work delivered to gallery: July 26, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, August 4, 2023

More info here

About Event: 6th Annual Multicultural Festival – A free, two-day, festival that draws thousands of people from more than 110 different cultures to experience music, dance, food, visual arts, spoken word, games and interactive activities in Downtown Orlando.

THEME: “Who I am”. How does your cultural heritage help to define who you are? What What are the strongest influences?”

CONTEST: Artists submit one of their artworks most aligned to the theme to compete in the contest. Judges will score on:

  • Skill

  • Creativity

  • Theme


  • Grand Prize: $1,000

  • 2nd Place: $200

  • 3rd Place: $150

  • Audience Choice Award: $150


September 1: Applications Deadline

September 30: Acceptance Notifications

November 25 & 26: FusionFest


The City of Sunrise, Florida (City) is seeking to commission an Artist or Artist team to create an interactive sculpture inspired by the “Upside-Down House”. This sculpture will be located in the City’s Village Art Plaza (Plaza) currently under construction, located at 2260 NW 68 Avenue, Sunrise. The sculpture should be inspired by the 1960s “Upside-Down House” which was a marketing strategy to drive traffic to Sunrise Golf Village. Not only was the house successful in promoting the beginning of what became the City of Sunrise, it was also a local landmark for tourists. The sculpture doesn’t have to be a replica of the “Upside-Down House” but it must be representative of this historic landmark and it must be interactive, which is a form of art that involves the spectator either by letting the observer walk through or over/under the sculpture and/or invites the spectators become part of the artwork in some way.

Entry Deadline: June 12, 2023

Full details here

Thru the Lens Photography Show

Thru the Lens Photography Show celebrates how we all see the world filtered through a camera lens. Our 2023 exhibition will have two divisions for entry: Professional and Non-Professional.* The Joe Center for the Arts invites all photographers to submit their entries for jury consideration for the Thru the Lens Photography Show.

*A Professional is defined as someone who earns more than half of their income from photography, OR has a business name under which they sell their work OR is able to deduct expenses for their photography business on their taxes.
* A Non-Profressional is the hobbyist or anyone else who does not fit the definition of a professional.

Work may be submitted in one or more of the following three categories:

NATURE – From beautiful expanses to close-in details, this category encompasses the flora and fauna of nature. This includes landscapes, wildlife, and plants, etc. Creatively capture the wonders of our natural world in all its many forms.

HUMAN INTEREST **- Photographs that tell the story of our humanity. They reflect the life and soul of one’s daily routine to the broader social issues of our times, both current and past. They can be light and spontaneous in the celebration of our joys. They can be gut-wrenching in their capture of our worst moments. They capture our stories and our history.

ALTERED – This category is for the more ‘niche’ genre of photography and those using special techniques or technology beyond basic post-processing edits to achieve the finished product or to create an unusual interpretation of their theme.

ENTRY DEADLINE IS AUGUST 26. Show runs from Sept. 22 – Oct. 20

The call for art is open to all mediums, techniques, and styles. Work is encouraged to, but does not have to fit the theme, inspire(d) (to inspire or be inspired). Any artist, 18 years or older, is eligible to enter.

ABOUT THE EVENT: the 16th annual LeMarche’ Bohemien, November 4, 2023 in Five Points Park (100 Central Ave.) downtown Sarasota runs from 10am to 5pm. Artist can begin setting up their booths at 7am. Admission is free. The event is hosted by the Sarasota Downtown Merchants and coordinated by Pro It Out Marketing.

Visit to sign up and to learn more.

Location:  Five Points Park Sarasota Florida 100 Central Avenue
Deadline:  01/November/2023
Fee Detail: Booths starting at $100

31st Annual Emeral Coast National Juried Exhibition

Hosted by the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, this annual exhibition will be on display from August 31, 2023 – December 18, 2023.

Judge: Dr. Maria Elena Buszek
Opening Reception on August 31, 2023 from 6-8 p.m.
Application deadline: July 1, 2023

The first-place winner will receive $1,000.00 and a solo show in the Holzhauer Gallery during the 2024 32nd Annual Emerald Coast National Juried Art Exhibition. The second place will receive $500.00, and the third place will receive $250.00

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The Key to Creativity

What is the key that unlocks your creativity?

For some it can be a walk among nature, a sunset, meeting a new person, a conversation at a cafe. Or it can come from emotions in the other side of the spectrum, losing somebody, a breakup or depression.

Some artists wait for inspiration to visit, while others work until they hit the aha! moment.

Some go through delirious moments of creation, and then jump to moments that nothing seems to come to mind.

Or what about the moments when you have come to a creative block?

What have helped you to come out of it?

For this year challenge the SBDAC wants to know what is the key to your creativity and share it to the world and help inspire more fellow humans in search for a better world. Selected art will be exhibited in the main gallery June 2nd-29th.

On Board: The skateboard art subculture

What part does art play in the skateboarding world?

What part does skateboarding play in the art world?

There’s a clear synergy between art and skateboarding, maybe clearer to some than others but it’s ever prevalent. From graffiti, board art, and clothing to skate films, photography, games, and music, visual art isn’t just connected with skateboarding, it’s embedded into the fabric of the culture.

Despite being considered an outsider sport, skateboarding has had a surprisingly profound influence on things that really have nothing to do with it.

For this exhibition, we wanted to pay tribute to what started it all, the skateboard. What will it inspire you to create?

*Artists may submit up to FOUR pieces for consideration.

*Art has to be created on skateboard plank/s

*All media is accepted, including sculpture. There are no size restrictions, so long as the piece will fit through standard doorways and is ready to display. (3-dimensional pieces must be display-ready, either free-standing or wall-hanging)

The deadline for submissions is Monday, July 24th

The New Orleans Art Association (NOAA) has renewed its commitment to produce an annual juried National Art Show  for artists from the United States. The exhibit will be at The  Building Art Gallery in October and November 2023. Cash awards will be presented for outstanding examples of the accepted artists’ work.
You are cordially invited to participate and submit artwork entries and, if accepted, you should look forward to an exciting and pleasurable event here in New Orleans.

A maximum of five (5) pieces of artwork may be submitted per artist. Diptych and triptych pieces shall be labeled and numbered as such.

The artwork shall consist of two dimensional (2D) works  only. Artwork shall be original in design, concept, and execution, performed without supervision or instruction, by the submitting artist and completed within the past three years. The artist shall be eighteen years of age, or older at the time of entry(s) submittal.

Acceptable media shall be limited to paintings (oil, acrylic,  water media, pastel, encaustic, and egg tempera) and drawings (Conte-crayon, colored pencil, graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, and scratchboard).

Non-acceptable media includes reproductions, prints, photography, videos, crafts, jewelry, three-dimensional (3D) works, textiles, fiber art, collages, montages, and any  computer-generated elements.
The accepted artwork shall be dry and prepared with wire and screw-eyes or D-rings for hanging. Gallery-wrapped submittals (minimum 1 1/4 inches deep) shall have all edges  finished/painted and all staples, hooks, etc., not visible on  any edge. Artwork shall not exceed 60 inches in width and 80 inches in length, including the frame. Artwork shall not be smaller than 8 inches in length or width. The maximum weight is 35 pounds. Artists may be asked to help hang and remove heavy or large paintings.
Artwork that does not meet these eligibility criteria shall be excluded from the show and no refunds will be issued. The artist will be responsible to arrange for retrieval.

The Art Association of New Orleans dates back to 1887 and  is one of the oldest art organizations in New Orleans. Please visit our website,, to view our history in supporting and encouraging the development of fine art in New Orleans and Louisiana.

The deadline for submission is July 31, on display October 7 – November 4

The Schwa Show

The Schwa Show is a National Juried competition recognizing excellence in fine arts and crafts.

This exhibition is open to artists in any media and subject matter. Artists must be age 18 and up. All work must have been completed in the past 3 years and never previously exhibited at Emerge Gallery. All pieces must fit through our exterior door
(36” x 80”). Work must be available for entire exhibition. Video entries are accepted, but special equipment must be provided. Work must be ready to hang or will not be eligible.

All entries are to be submitted digitally through (CaFÉ). Please retain a copy of the information you provide on the entry form.

Each artist may submit up to 5 entries. Artists are required to submit 3 entries for a fee of $20, with the option to submit 2 additional entries at $5 each. There is a limit of 5 entries per artist. Ideally, this would be 3 to 5 individual artworks. Each entry allows for only 1 photo, so if the same artwork is submitted multiple times, please note that if the artwork is chosen, only 1 submission will be notified of acceptance.

There will be cash awards:
1st Place – $500
2nd Place – $250
3rd Place – $100

Submission deadline is August 19, on display October 6-26

Little Lush

This juried exhibition is open nationally to all emerging and established ceramics artists who create functional small ware in a variety of artistic expressions.  All entries must be original and completed within the last two years.  Size may not exceed 12” x 12” x 12”

LITTLE LUSH provides an opportunity to feature your best pieces to influential collectors in a world class gallery in Palm Beach County, Florida, prior to the holiday season.

Artists selected for this exhibition will be juried by a panel of nationally recognized ceramics artists.

The exhibition runs from September 7—December 2, 2023.  There  will be an Artists’ Reception and Award Ceremony on Thursday, 21, 2023.





Commission on Sales:  Artist receives 60% and the Gallery receives 40%.  All commissions due are paid within 14 days of the closing of the exhibition.

Artists may submit up to three pieces per application.  If an artist wishes to submit more than three pieces for consideration another application must be completed.

If, for example, a set of four mugs is listed for one price, that constitutes ONE piece on the application.  If, however, each mug is individually priced then EACH mug would be considered one individual piece.

Lighthouse ArtCenter (LAC) in Tequesta, Florida, is the oldest and largest visual arts organization serving northern Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The three-building campus features two state-of-the-art galleries with 3,500 square feet of exhibition space (producing 22 exhibitions annually) and a School of Art with 47 faculty members and master artists .  LAC serves over 2,200 adult students, 700 children, and offers outreach to underserved members of the community.  Over 22,000 guests attend the world-class art exhibits and special events. Lighthouse ArtCenter is a nonprofit 501c(3) charitable organization which has provided uninterrupted arts and cultural programming since 1964.

Deadline for submission is August 7, on display September 7 – December 2

Nicholls State University Coastal Center

The installation at the Coastal Center should represent the wind-swept trees commonly seen on forested barrier islands and other areas directly affected by continuous Gulf winds. This image represents multiple aspects of the Coastal Center vision: (1) a tree of the Gulf coastline immediately recognizable to both residents and visitors of the coast, (2) major coastal vegetation that retains silts and sediment, (3) a major indicator of coastal well-being in the form of resistance to saltwater incursion, (4) a metaphor for historical families and communities retreated from the Gulf Coast (a “swept family tree”) due to severe hurricanes, particularly a triumvirate of severe storms that struck the Lafourche-Terrebonne coast at the turn of the 20th century—that ultimately determined today’s settlement patterns in those parishes, and (5) a symbol of the submission a living thing to natural forces representing the burden we face in resisting coast-damaging forces.

Artists are encouraged to design a realistic, highly recognizable representation that may incorporate kinetic and light elements to convey a sense of movement and energy and facilitate visualization from outside the building through the Atrium’s glass face. Ideally, the installation should generate awe and excitement and the remembrance of and hope for the once and future coastline.

A complete application must include:

  • Artist résumé demonstrating a minimum of five (5) years of professional visual art experience (NOT STUDENT WORK). If submitting as a team, a current résumé should be submitted for each team member (Compiled into one document). A biography will not be accepted in place of a résumé.
  • Statement of interest describing:
    1. Why you are interested in this project
    2. Previous experience with public art
    3. Your connection (if any) or interest in the University.
    4. How you believe the art will enhance the chosen space
  • References that include the names and current contact information for three (3) individuals with whom you have worked, collaborated, or who have commissioned your work in the past.
    References will be contacted for artists invited to develop a proposal for the commission.
  • Images (up to 10) of your original completed commissions, not proposals, which demonstrate your qualifications for the project. 3-D models, sketches, or drawings will not be accepted. You must include the title, medium, dimensions, project budget (price), year completed, location, and a description. The value must be indicated in US dollars. Each artwork must contain only one image with only one view of the work.
  • Up to 3 videos (optional) of work examples

The deadline for submission is July 28.

The Fall Art Show 2023

Contact Email: 

( All emails must start with Subject RE: FALL SHOW 2023)

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: National

Entry Deadline: Monday July 31, 2023


Images – 1 per entry

Total Media Entries – Maximum 3

Entry Fee – $45.00 for 1 entry, $10 for each additional entry



SUBMISSIONS DUE: Monday July 31, 2023

NO late entries accepted


This will be done by email

ART DELIVERY ENDS:  Saturday, August 26, 2023

NO late deliveries will be accepted

Hand Delivered pieces accepted at Shanley House – Friday, August 25 – Saturday, August 26 – 10:00am-1:00pm

Shanley House Gallery

224 North Travis St.

Granbury, TX 76048

Earlier delivery arrangements must be made with the show Chairman, Audrey Caylor, (All emails must start with Subject RE: FALL SHOW 2023)

Shipped Deliveries MUST arrive by above date to be accepted.

Shipping Address:

Lake Granbury Art Association

Kay Wirz

703 Goldeneye Dr.

Granbury, TX 76049

All shipped art must be pre-paid, No COD shipments accepted and MUST include a reusable shipping carton and a pre-paid return address label. All work will be return-shipped in the container in which they were received. It’s the sole responsibility of the artist to insure their art.

The deadline for submission is July 31, on display August 31 – October 29

Toys and Joys

Capture nostalgia, wonder and playfulness through your art in the TOYs and JOYs exhibition

Exhibizone delightfully presents TOYs and JOYs 2023, a juried art exhibition to celebrate toys and explore the stories and captivating world of toys and games through art.

Unleash your inner child in a journey of wonder, playfulness, and nostalgic moments by showcasing toys that we made or received to play with, characters that inspired us, imaginary stories that filled our dreams, and all the playing, gatherings, actions and lasting memories with family, and friends.

For TOYs and JOYs 2023, we encourage artists to delve into your memories, imagination and emotions and bring forth artworks that evoke a sense of wonder, playfulness, and delight. Your creation may portray various aspects of toys and all the joy they bring to our lives, including not limited to:

■ Dolls, Plush toys, and all classic toys: From teddy bears, puppies, puppets, and unicorns to Mr. Potato Heads and Barbie dolls, this category brings to life the nostalgic toys that were and still are dear to our hearts.

■ Balls, Bicycles, and all action toys: Playing with colorful balls is the basic definition of fun time for many kids, and it easily develops to play a game of ball indoors or outdoors with family and friends, or even professionally from the early years of school such as hockey, rugby, tennis, ping pong, cricket, baseball, football, basketball, bowling, and Chinese Cuju.

■ Party Games: Hide & Seek, Treasure Hunt, Pantomime, Musical Chair, Potato Sack Race, Freeze, Twister, Hula Hoop, Bubble making, and many more are examples of games for parties showcasing people in fun activities together.

Creating Games: Paintings, drawing, sculpture making, Origami, Lego, the world of 2d and 3d puzzles, sewing projects, jewelry making, etc., find their place in this creative category of toys.

■ Role model toys: From role model dolls of famous people to play an artist, detectives, doctors, singers, guitarists, mothers, gardeners, spacemen, repair or handymen and many other jobs have inspired us and enhanced our imaginations.

■ Board Games: An old-fashioned board game makes a good family night or friend gathering to ignite the imagination and learn the strategy and new skills. The list includes Clue, Monopoly, Scrabble, Battleship, Risk, Chess, Backgammon, Checkers, Dungeons and Dragons, etc.

■ World of online games and consoles: Play Stations, Commodore, Atari, Sega, Nintendo, Wii, GameCube, Xbox, PCs, Laptops, and smartphones in various models have been part of our lives as we created many memorable memories playing our favorite games from classic Super Mario and Prince of Persia played on DoS to Tetris, Jewel match, Farmville, Super Smash, Angry Birds, PUBG, Diablo, Destiny, and GTA, Halo, Car racing games, etc.

■ Toys in Movies: Several toys find their way into cinemas, and some animations and movies are even made based on famous games like Warcraft. From the Toy Story series, Barbie films and animations, and Dungeons and Dragons to Sponge Bob Square Pants, Super Mario Bros., Bumblebee, and Transformers series present the tip of the iceberg in movies and animation inspired by toys and games.

■ Futuristic toys and games: Sci-Fi games and what the future looks like through the lens of games is another area of interest for this art competition to showcase the futuristic toys and environment of games that the next generations will play. Let your imagination fly and display what games will look like and what elements, characters, and costumes will appear in the world of toys and games.

All interpretations in any 2D and 3D art medium, abstract or representational, are welcomed.

Selected artworks will be exhibited in another popular art exhibition by Exhibizone that so far has attracted more than 5.7 million art visitors globally.

Submission if free of charge, and a fixed small selection fee applies to selected artists only.

Deadline for submission is July 26, on display October 15 – December 15

Application fee $40 for up to 3 entries

$4,000 in Awards 

Four Categories:  Clothing, Jewelry, Accessories, Non-wearable. 

$1000 in each category: 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $300, 3rd Place $200Exhibition dates

September 7—December 2, 2023 • Application deadline August 7, 2023

Ticketed Runway Show Thursday, November 16, 2023

Artists who create fine wearables, wall  installations, or unique surface designs are invited to apply  for inclusion  in this exhibition with awards totaling over $4,000.  We welcome art created to decorate our bodies or our environments. All mediums considered for the following categories: wearable art, jewelry, accessories, contemporary art quilts, unique surface designs, and 3D sculptural pieces made primarily using fibers and upcycled found materials .

Lighthouse ArtCenter is voted one of the top three galleries in Palm Beach County, Florida.  With over 2,500 square feet of  freshly renovated, well–lighted exhibition space, and almost 60 years in business Lighthouse ArtCenter  is the cultural heart of a vibrant community.

The deadline for submission is August 7, on display September 7 – December 2

Best of the East Coast – 2023

For our September 2023 exhibition, we are looking to showcase a wide range of work by powerful emerging and established artists with Best of the East Coast 2023. This juried visual art exhibition seeks to highlight the unique styles of artists within this region of the country to art lovers and collectors alike. Works of any physical medium are eligible, further info in call details. Artists on the east coast and neighboring states are eligible.

This will be a physical visual art exhibit located in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. All United States artists are eligible. The show will be September 2023 at 311 Gallery, located at 311 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC. Best in show and audience’ choice prizes will be awarded, which entails a $200 value print package from our printing studio for items such as gicleé prints, stickers or other items.


PLEASE NOTE: Please read this call entirely. By applying for this exhibit, you agree to the terms detailed within this call.



This exhibition is for works of art, both 2D and 3D.  We are not accepting audio or video submissions for this call. Works must be for sale and should not exceed 72 inches in any dimension unless permitted otherwise by staff via email. Works of all mediums (painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, etc.) will be considered.

Digital/photographic works will be accepted as an editioned or non-editioned print. If a printed version isn’t already available for display, you can commission our in-house print shop for an additional fee to produce a gicleé print of the work so it can be included in the show. Please email for details if you are interested in our printing services at

Works will be accepted on a piece-by-piece basis, meaning if you apply with more than one piece, we may accept some of your work and not others due to space limitations.

This is not a digital exhibition, if your work is accepted, it will need to be shipped/hand delivered to the gallery. Dates further in call.

– Entries must not exceed 72 inches in any dimension to be exhibited.

– Entries must be for sale.

– Juried with JPEGs, one jpeg per work. If you are submitting 3D work that requires additional perspective images, you may create and submit a collage-style photo of different angles for our jurors. Do not put multiple works in a single image, those works will not be accepted.

– All mediums and subject matter will be considered so long as they are for sale and can be displayed with ease in the gallery.

– Commission rate is 60% artist, 40% Gallery. If your work sells, a check will be mailed approximately 30 days after the date of sale.

– Open to all artists in the United States on the east coast or neighboring states.

– If accepted, 2D artworks must hang by wire or other acceptable means. 3D works must be able to stand with no or minimal assistance, or come with necessary display items i.e. hangars, hooks, stands, etc. The gallery has pedestals and tables for free-standing 3D works.

– Artists will be notified of acceptance status approximately 3-5 days after the call ends. Please be sure to check your spam for emails.

– If works are accepted, artists will be notified of drop-off/mail-in dates. See further in this call for shipping/delivery information.


ENTRY FEE: $25 for first work, $5 per additional work at a maximum of $50, up to 6 total.

Works will be accepted on a piece-by-piece basis due to space limitations and based off of submissions. This means some works may be accepted from an artist while other works are not.

All entry fees are non-refundable and go toward making 311 a sustainable, family-owned small business. These fees cover various costs including but not limited to: staff labor, marketing, print materials and more.

The deadline for submission is August 4, on display September 1 – 29

2023 National Multi-Media Juried Art Show

Wilson Arts is excited to announce our 3rd annual National Multi-Media Juried Art Show! To submit, artists will have to create an account on Setting up an account is free. Artists must submit their entry fee and artworks for consideration through CaFE. Wilson Arts will NOT accept works submitted via email. Up to three (3) pieces may be entered. Each artwork may be represented by only one image to be scored by the juror via CaFE. Images of works accepted will be retained by the Arts Center for its permanent records and publicity purposes. Digital Images must be uploaded through CaFE. Each file must be identified by artist name, entry number, and title. Entry Materials are due no later than midnight (EST) on August 3, 2023. We will not accept email submissions. If you have specific questions regarding the show, please email
Film /Animation entries must specify any special instructions needed for display.

Artists will be notified of acceptance and invitation into the exhibition by email beginning the week of August 14, 2023. Every artist will receive an email regardless if they were selected for the show.

Accepted works cannot be mailed or otherwise delivered to the Arts Center before a signed exhibition contract is in place.

Exhibition contracts are due no later than August 21, 2023. Accepted works may be shipped or hand delivered beginning August 28-September 2.

Artwork must arrive no later than September 2, 2023.   

Works may also be hand delivered during hours of operation – Your work should be able to fit through a standard size garage door. If you require assistance moving your piece, you must make an appointment with the Visual Arts Coordinator. Email to make arrangements. The artist is responsible for all shipping and return shipping costs and arrangements to and from Wilson Arts. For return, Wilson Arts will pack each piece in its original packing materials and containers. Artists are responsible for arranging return shipping to the address of origin through their local UPS/FedEx/USPS or other shipping office at the close of the exhibition.

Any artwork that is shipped MUST include a return shipping label. 

Shipping insurance is the responsibility of the artist. Wilson Arts will not accept money for shipping and is not responsible for works lost, stolen, or damaged once picked up by the shipper. • Check your local shipper for prepaid return labels, call tag systems, and printable internet shipping labels.

• Artists must include the return label with the shipment of the work to Wilson Arts.

All 3D work must stand alone for the duration of the exhibition without assistance from staff. All work must be completely dry, framed, properly wired, and ready for hanging, or otherwise suitably prepared for exhibition. No sawtooth hangers accepted. Orientation or installation instructions and specialized hardware should be included with work. Wilson Arts trained staff installs all works.

Wilson Arts will retain 35% commission on works sold. Payments and prize money will be mailed within 30 days after the close of the show.

Artworks accepted in preliminary judging by digital image do not constitute acceptance into the exhibition. If upon delivery, an accepted artwork is found to have been misrepresented by the image sent or deemed unfit or unsafe for exhibition, it may be disqualified. Award winners will be selected by the juror after the exhibition is installed and winners announced at the opening reception.

The deadline for submission is August 4, on display September 14 – November 5

Alteration Station: Annual Juried Mug Exhibition

All aboard Alteration Station! This exhibition is geared to highlight artists who push the boundaries and barriers of the mug. Mugs are one of the most made forms throughout the ceramics world. Through alterations the mug can be much more than a handled cup. Alteration Station will be curated with intention to showcase a wide variety of works displaying different forms, surfaces, firing methods and aesthetics, whether they are functional or sculptural.

The jurors of this exhibition will be Boomer Moore and Amy Sanders.

Our first juror is Robert “Boomer” Moore. Moore is currently an Associate Professor of Art at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. He has presented numerous workshops at schools and institutions across the nation. Mr. Moore’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. His work continues to find a balance between a passion for clay, the ceramic processes and a fascination for toys and animation. This capacity for play has always been part of his personality and has manifested in his works in clay. Ultimately, they are intended to be pots, playful and fun, whimsical and animated, but they are still pots.

The second co-juror and curator of this exhibition is Amy Sanders. Amy Sanders is a current resident at the Morean Center for Clay. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts with a concentration in Ceramics from West Virginia University in the Fall of 2020. Her works revolves around the ideas of challenging the balance of a visually intriguing pot all while maintaining function. Her work intends to push the barriers of the technically driven pot through alteration and darting.

Application deadline is midnight on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023.

Notification will be made via email by September 6, 2023

Exhibition Dates: October 14 – December 23, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 14, 2023, 5:00pm – 9:00pm during the St Petersburg Second Saturday Art Walk.

If your piece is selected you will be asked to complete a gallery contract and sales form. These contracts will further detail sales and exhibition information.

The deadline for submission is August 23, on display October 14-December 23

7th Biennial Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition

Call Summary:

The City of Ocala Cultural Arts is placing a call for entries for the 7th Biennial Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Ten works will be selected for a two-year outdoor exhibition in Tuscawilla Park located in Ocala, Florida.


Each artist selected for the exhibition will receive a $2,000 honorarium to cover transportation, installation, and de-installation of the sculpture.  Any additional costs are the sole responsibility of the artist.  Honoraria checks will be presented to the artist at the time of installation.


Best in Show: $2,000

2nd Place: $1,000

Honorable Mention: $500

People’s Choice: $500

Grand Total $24,000


This call is open to artists currently working and residing in the United States with experience designing, fabricating, and installing large outdoor Public Art.


The City of Ocala Cultural Arts creates opportunities for public art to transform ordinary spaces into destinations. The goal of our Public Art Program is to foster creativity, discovery and thoughtfulness among our citizens and visitors. The selected works will be on exhibit in Tuscawilla Park, considered the “crown jewel” of Ocala’s parks, the 45-acre green space is an extension of the downtown and the adjacent Tuscawilla Art Park, hosting arts events throughout the year.


Postmark Deadline for Entries:  August 30, 2023

Notification of Acceptance/Decline: Week of October 15, 2023

Install Accepted Sculptures: January 8 – 19, 2024

Tuscawilla Park Sculpture Stroll and Beginning of Bolted Art (BOBA) Brunch: Saturday, February 17, 2024

Deinstallation of Sculptures: January 2-5, 2026

Sculptures MUST be installed no later than January 19, 2024 as scheduled with the City prior.  Any sculpture that cannot be installed by that time will be disqualified, and an alternate will be chosen.  Sculptures must be removed by January 5, 2026.  Sculptures cannot be removed prior to the end of the show.

Selection Criteria:

All work must meet the following criteria to be eligible for consideration:

•Be able to withstand a high traffic, public, family park environment for a period of two years, while taking into consideration the safety of the audience and other outdoor elements.

•Be capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions common to the state of Florida (high humidity, high temperatures, heavy rain, frequent thunderstorms, high winds, etc.)

•Be maintenance free for the duration of the two-year exhibition.

•Work must have been completed within the last five years (2018 or after.)

•Be built in a manner to allow fastening to a concrete pad with anchor bolts measuring 5/8” (unless an optional anchoring system is provided by the artist and approved by the City prior to installation.)

•Work may not have been previously displayed within Marion County, Florida, or entered into this competition.

Only entries that have been completed, or that are guaranteed to be completed three months before installation, are eligible. If a proposal is submitted and proof of completion is not received by three months prior to installation the work will be disqualified.

Application Requirements:

Artists may submit up to three different works

•Three professional quality digital images of each work in jpg. format with a resolution of 180ppi., preferably from different angles (Ensure photos are only of the piece and do not have people in the image).  Label each image with the last name of the artist and the name title of the work.  Printed photographs, drawings, or slides will not be accepted.

•Professional resume (word document or PDF)

•Artists statement (word document or PDF)

•Word document with the following information

1. Name

2. Address

3. Phone number

4. Email

5. Title of work

6. Material(s) of work

7. Date

8. Dimensions (in ft and in: h x w x d)

9. Weight

10. Value of work

Incomplete or lost applications are not accepted.  Submission constitutes agreement to the rules and details as published in this call for entries.  All entrants will be notified of the results of the selection process.  Please do not contact this office about the status of your application.  Submission materials will not be returned.


Submission Address: 828 NE 8th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474

Overnight and express shipping is not allowed.

The deadline for submission is August 30, on display February 17, 2024 to January 5, 2026

Art Deco Plein-Air Exhibit

The Armory Art Center presents an exhibit, “Art Deco en Plein-Air,” featuring 75 plein-air paintings in partnership with Plein Air Palm Beach.

In April 2023, the Miami Design Preservation League, the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches, and the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies will host the 16th World Congress on Art Deco – Modernism: Florida’s Hidden Treasures. The conference will occur in Miami and Palm Beach County, April 18-30. Exploring the early 20th Century architectural heritage and richness of the Art Deco style in the host cities, the conference includes tours, lectures, and exhibits by world authorities of Art Deco.

Artwork must depict one of 30 Art Deco buildings in Palm Beach County shown in this map.

The exhibit will be juried by local curators and art experts and include the top 75 artworks submitted by local artists.

Application Requirements

All artwork must be ready to hang and include an attached wire. No larger than 30X30″

Eligibility Criteria

Artists working in South Florida are invited to submit their work.

The deadline for submission is August 31, on display October 19-November 21

Wood Works
In partnership with the City of Alpharetta’s Cultural Services, Arts Alpharetta hosts an open call for ‘Wood Works.’

Wood can serve as a warm and textured surface for art as well as a sculptural medium. Entries should be completed with wood as the primary media. They may be functional or decorative, or whimsical; 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional. Techniques may be traditional or innovative, but must be created on or with wood.

All accepted hanging artwork must be GALLERY READY, meaning wire stretched across the back, screwed into the wood or frame. No sawtooth hooks, paper-mount or adhesive mounted wire will be accepted.

Three-dimensional artworks should be free-standing, balanced to stand on a pedestal or table. Pedestals and display tables are provided, but artists are welcomed to provide pedestals or stands for their piece.

Deadline for entries in 42 days on Sept 5 2023   Notification of Jury Results in 45 days on Sept 8 2023   Show date in 64 days on Sept 27 2023 thru Nov 14 2023

Artists Holiday Market 2023
Arts Alpharetta is hosting its 4th annual Holiday Artists Market again inside the Alpharetta Arts Center.

Give original Art for this Holiday Season! Artists submit entries for a market or festival set up displaying and selling small works, no larger than 16 inches in any dimension to participate in the seasonal retail opportunity.

The Arts Center has limited space for booths or stations so apply early. Applications may be submitted after Sept. 13 but at a higher entry fee of $100.

Individual artworks must be priced at $200 or less.

Each artist must bring his or her OWN table 6-ft x 30-inch with table linen that drapes to the floor on which to display artworks and conduct sales. Chairs are provided for artists/sales representative. Artist may bring floor stands and other display items as long as each artist’s station fits in an area approximately 6 ft by 7 ft. Areas will be marked for artists to know designated stations.

Artists must man their booth or station and conduct sales using their own platforms (iPad, Square, web-based payment via PayPal, etc.) Artists must collect and remit sales tax in accordance with Georgia Sales Tax laws.

Artists may hold additional inventory in storage containers under their tables.

Artists may set up their stations beginning on Friday, November 17 from 10am – 4pm.

Artists are invited to host a preview for invited guests and sponsors on Friday, Nov. 17 from 4-6 pm

Buyers and guests will enjoy an ‘cash-and-carry’ opportunity to purchase original artwork. Giclee reproductions of original works are allowed.
Artists may bring their own promotional print material to include in their booth or station.

The Arts Alpharetta Holiday Artists’ Market will be open to the public in the Alpharetta Arts Center as follows:

November 18, 2023 — 10 am – 6 pm

Deadline for entries in 50 days on Sept 13 2023   Notification of Jury Results in 56 days on Sept 19 2023   Show date in 4 months on Nov 18 2023 thru Nov 18 2023

Functionfest 2023

The Clay Center of New Orleans seeks applicants for the 2023 installment of “FunctionFest,” our biennial juried group exhibition devoted to functional ceramic work – just in time for the holidays! Open to all manner of handmade functional pots, this exhibition will be on display November 17 to December 15, 2023, in the Clay Center’s gallery space in the heart of New Orleans.

The deadline for submission is September 15, on display November 17 to December 15

Muralists Needed – Multiple Clearwater Projects – RFQ

Artwork possibilities:

City Background
The city of Clearwater is a vibrant coastal community of approximately 115,500 citizens located on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Clearwater is a progressive city that is committed to enhancing residents’ lives while preserving a heritage that is rich in culture and exquisite in landscape. Located approximately 30 minutes from both Tampa and St. Petersburg, Clearwater enjoys immediate access to natural amenities such as the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, and cultural offerings from a variety of museums, galleries, concert venues and theaters.


$5,000 -$30,000

Various budgets based on scale and scope of project.

The selected artist, or artist team, will be awarded a comprehensive contract. The artist will be responsible for artwork design, fabrication, materials, installation, insurance, travel, public presentations, meetings with City of Clearwater staff as necessary, identification plaque, and all related incidental expenses.

Selection Process
Applying to this call will add you to our artist database, which will be used for selecting artist for future projects.

A selection panel consisting of a Public Art & Design Board representative, Clearwater Arts Alliance, The City of Clearwater Arts and Cultural Affairs Coordinator, and others including local art professionals, and community representatives who will review artists’ qualifications. Selected artists will be paid a stipend for their proposal. Stipend amount will depend on the project. Final artist selection will take place after review of the artist proposals.

The City of Clearwater reserves the right to reject any or all applications, proposals, applications, or projects, and to modify or terminate the application process or the selection process for any reason and without prior notice.

Selection Criteria
Artists will be evaluated on artistic excellence as evident by submitted materials; professional experience; compatibility with the architectural design, facility environment and values of the City of Clearwater. 

Application Requirements

Submittal Requirements

  • Experience with public art projects with a similar budget and scope preferred
  • A minimum of four (4) images is required with a maximum of ten (10). Images of finished works or conceptual drawings can be submitted. Wherever possible, provide images of completed project to assure the selection panel of your ability to realize a public art project that will be completed and installed as designed.

Please submit the following items contained in a single PDF or Microsoft Word document:

  • Professional resume

Please submit the following items contained in a single PDF or Microsoft Word document:

  • Letter of Interest – Can be general, or geared toward a specific project within the city.

Eligibility Criteria

This opportunity is open to professional artists residing in the U.S.

The deadline for submission is rolling.

FREE BIPOC Artist & Writers Residency in Mexico

360 XOCHI QUETZAL: Free BIPOC Artist & Writers Residency in Central Mexico.

The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer’s Residency Program is located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in the country where the perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views have long established the region as an international artist mecca. Residents will be inspired by the natural beauty, history and culture of this special part of central Mexico. Chapala is located 25 minutes from Guadalajara International Airport (GDL) and 45 minutes from Guadalajara, the third largest city in Mexico boasting abundant cultural resources: museums, galleries, theatres and artist supplies. Xochi Quetzal is the Aztec goddess of creativity and fertility and protector of artisans.  She is sure to inspire you during your stay!

MISSION: Our aim is to support artists, writers and musicians who would benefit from having uninterrupted time to devote to their creativity. By providing free housing and five gourmet meals a week, we hope that our residents can make artistic progress without the stress and distractions of daily life.

CRITERIA: National and international BIPOC visual artists, photographers, writers, playwrights, poets, new media makers, story-tellers, musicians and performers over the age of 23 are welcome to apply for the competitive BIPOC residency. We base our selections on applicants who demonstrate creative innovation, submit a well-conceived residency project, indicate that this residency will make a significant personal impact and provide evidence of the self-reliance required for a residency in the developing world. Children, partners and pets are not permitted.

Sunya Folayan, Juror for BIPOC Visual Artists and Performers
a former 360 Xochi Quetzal resident artist, who like so many artists, fell in love with Chapala where she now makes her home. Sunya’s art practice uses indigo craft and ritual as metaphor for reclaiming cultural practices from the African diaspora for resistance, rest and restoration. Sunya is also a lifelong student of West African dance and percussion and she plays the instruments of the Jembe orchestra. Sunya identifies as a Black and Indigenous artist. In addition to heading up the residency jury, she will also create special programming for the BIPOC Residency.

Sunya’s vision for the residency:

“I see our new BIPOC residency as a refuge and opportunity to redress systemic racism by offering a tender place to lay down our burdens, reconnect with ourselves and our creativity in order to renew our sense of agency and purpose.”

TBA, Juror for BIPOC Writers
Please check back for more information.

Winter BIPOC Residency:  February 18 – March 20, 2023 (we may be able to adjust the dates for the winner if these don’t work).
Future residencies will be announced to our mailing list. To add your name, please click on the box at the top of our webpage:
You may also write to us in either English or Spanish at
WINTER DEADLINE AND NOTIFICATION: The deadline for the Winter 2023 BIPOC Residency is Midnight Mountain Time on Sunday November 20, 2022. Applicants will be notified no later than Sunday December 18, 2022.

ONE-MONTH BIPOC RESIDENCY APPLICATION FEE AND DISCOUNT:  The application fee for the competitive one-month BIPOC Residency is $40.00. Take advantage of our Early Bird Discount ($35.00) for applications received before October 30, 2022. You can download more information about Fees and Discounts from our website:

APPLICATION GUIDELINES: You must submit your application through the CAFE website: Applications without work samples will not be considered (3 images for Visual Artists, 1 video/audio for Musicians/Performers, 5-page double-spaced writing sample for Writers, 10-page double-spaced sample for Playwrights, 5-page single-spaced sample for Poets). Please familiarize yourself with CAFE which is a great website with many other artist listings and opportunities (see specifications below for more details). We do not accept email entries.

APPLICATION SPECIFICATIONS:  You may download more information about how to apply a Discount Code, How to Check Out and file specifications for video/audio and writing and visual submissions on our website:

BIPOC RESIDENCY AWARD: The winner of the competitive BIPOC residency will receive a free live/work space for one-month in the Carriage House at the historic Hotel Villa QQ in downtown Chapala. The winner will also get a $250 stipend to apply towards travel expenses. Your residency also includes free wi-fi, all utilities, weekly maid service and a 25-page Residency Guidebook.
COSTS: You are responsible for your travel to and from Mexico. You will be flying to Guadalajara International Airport (GDL). It is easy and safe to take an airport taxi which will cost $440 pesos to Chapala Centro. Download driving directions from our Facebook Page: 360 Xochi Quetzal (join us too!). You will also need to pay for your local transportation, entertainment and some additional food. International calls can be made on WhatsApp, which we advise downloading onto your phone BEFORE you arrive. Food is inexpensive in Mexico, typically costing about $50/week USD.  Eating out is quite affordable with meals costing  $5 – 15 USD. We also have Traitte, the equivalent to Uber Eats.

STUDIO SPACE AND EQUIPMENT: For both personal and competitive residencies, we provide work tables visual artists, desks and free wi-fi for writers. There is a professional easel for painters.

SELF-DIRECTED RESIDENCY PROGRAM:  If our competitive BIPOC residency dates or criteria do not work for you, or if you do not win this year, consider renting one of our live/work spaces for 1 – 3 months. You do not have to apply through CAFE, just check our website for descriptions and pictures of the spaces and available dates This is a perfect opportunity to finish a manuscript, prepare for a show, collect your thoughts, plan your next body of work. Read of some of the interviews with creatives who have come to Chapala for a personal residency. There is a live chat on our website and Tyler will be able to help you with your reservations during regular business hours. We take reservations on a first come first serve basis and we are usually booking 6 months in advance. Plan ahead if you want to come in the winter!

WHAT IS CHAPALA LIKE? In a word, charming. This is a small town with a population of 25,000. You will hear horses trotting along the cobblestone boulevard in the morning on their way to the stables. Cowboys ride by using their cell phones. Birdsong accompanies you throughout the day. In the winter, thousands of white pelicans entertain us on the lake. Trees blaze with psychedelic color year round. The mountains turn green during our four-month rainy season (June – Sept). Vendors pass by during the day hawking fresh strawberries, bottled water, and ice cream. Read more about Chapala on our website:

FUN: All live/work spaces are walking distance to a park with a running track, pool, tennis courts and walking trails. We are also 5 minutes from the malecon, a park-like promenade that runs along the lake for a mile. The lake is surrounded by hundreds of mountains and you will enjoy spectacular sunsets almost every night. The weather is sunny 300 days a year with average daytime temperatures in the 70s. Other nearby activities include hiking, dancing and thermal springs.

COMMUNITY: Chapala and nearby Ajijic have dozens of cafes, galleries, cultural centers, art openings, and hundreds of artists and writers to connect or study with. Everything you need is within walking distance and our bus service is frequent and inexpensive. This is a safe place to live, work and the residency apartments are secure.

MISC:  Although speaking a little Spanish will make your time here more culturally integrated, you do not need to speak the language to get what you need. You are just a 5 minute walk from many stores, restaurants and buses.

HOUSE RULES:  Competitive residents will not be able to invite your spouse/significant other. Your children and pets are not permitted (there are many bed and breakfast hotels nearby for visitors). Smoking, drugs and firearms are expressly prohibited.

NON-DISCRIMINATION: 360 Xochi Quetzal Residency Program encourages applications from artists of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, HIV status, marital status, disability, or veteran status. The new BIPOC Residency is designed especially for BIPOC creatives.

Please join our mailing list at the top of our webpage:
For more information, write to us at
Join/Like us on our Facebook Group Page: 360 Xochi Quetzal
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @360XochiQuetzal


Application Requirements

You must submit your application through the CAFE website: Applications without work samples will not be considered (3 images for Visual Artists, 1 – 2 videos for Musicians, 5-page double-spaced writing sample for Writers, 10-page double-spaced sample for Playwrights, 5-page single-spaced sample for poets). Please familiarize yourself with CAFE which is a great website with many other artist listings and opportunities (see specifications below for more details). We do not accept email entries.

Eligibility Criteria

National and international BIPOC visual artists, photographers, writers, playwrights, poets, new media makers, story-tellers, musicians and performers over the age of 23 are welcome to apply for the competitive BIPOC residency. We base our selections on applicants who demonstrate creative innovation, submit a well-conceived residency project, indicate that this residency will make a significant personal impact and provide evidence of the self-reliance required for a residency in the developing world. Children, partners and pets are not permitted.

The deadline for submission is rolling.

33rd Annual All Florida Juried Art Show

A Juried Exhibition presented by MartinArts |

MartinArts invites artists residing in Florida to participate in its 33rd Annual All Florida Juried Art Show. Selected works will be exhibited at the Court House Cultural Center from January 9 – March 2, 2024.  This annual exhibition draws visitors and patrons from across the region each year and is an exciting opportunity for Florida artists to share their work and creativity within our community.  Over $1000 in awards and prizes will be given along with print and digital promotional marketing opportunities for participating artists.

Located in historic downtown Stuart, MartinArts has been a leader in the arts community since 1980. MartinArts strives to inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community. MartinArts provides services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students, and various programs for the community including ArtsFest, MartinArts Awards, Court House Cultural Center Gallery, and maintains an initiative to support arts education.

Location and Hours

  • Court House Cultural Center, 80 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, Florida 34994 | 772-287-6676
  • Gallery hours* are Tuesday 10AM to 6PM | Wednesday – Saturday, 10AM to 4PM (*during exhibits only)

Exhibition dates 

January 9 – March 2, 2024

Important dates

  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023 11:59 PM, Mountain Time
  • Selection notice: on or before November 1, 2023
  • Exhibition Opening Reception & Awards: Friday, January 12, 2024, 5:30 – 7PM


Open to all Florida Artists in all Media.


First $500, Second $200, Third $100 and up to four Honorable Mentions $50.


To learn more about our juror visit:

Application Requirements

Entry Form, Fee and Deadline

  • Applications, fees and images must be received by CaFÉ ( on or before October 1, 2023, by 11:59 PM Mountain Time to be considered. No applications, images or fees will be accepted after the deadline or by mail.
  • A non-refundable entry fee of $40.00 for up to three (3) entries.  A maximum of three (3) entries may be submitted per artist.  Credit Card and PayPal payments are submitted through CaFÉ.
  • MartinArts Member Artists receive a $5 discount.  Please contact Jennifer Hearn, 772.287.6676 x2 or email, Monday – Friday 10AM-4PM to check member status and get the Member Artist Code BEFORE you submit your application.
  • If you are new to the CaFE site, click the “HOW TO APPLY” link in the blue bar at the top of the page, and it will walk you through registering as an artist, setting up your portfolio with images, and then returning to this call to complete the application.

Artwork & Digital Images

  • For each submitted image please include the title, medium, price, year completed, and the FRAMED size for 2D or all dimensions for 3D/sculpture.
  • Write a detailed description of the medium for all work.
  • 2D work must be properly framed with wire attached for hanging, using plexi-glass only, no glass. Gallery wrapped canvases with finished edges are acceptable.  Maximum framed width to be no larger than 60″.  3D work limited to 70 lbs maximum weight.
  • 2D and 3D original work in all media completed in the last 36 months and not previously exhibited at the Court House Cultural Center, The Elliott Museum, or any other local art exhibit held within 50 miles either in person or virtually.
  • Giclees will be accepted in photography only.

 Artwork – Delivery & Return 

  • In person – Artists are responsible for making necessary arrangements to drop off and pick up their artwork.
  • Shipped – Artists are financially responsible for shipping (arrival and return). Shipped work must be insured during transport and sent in reusable containers. All claims for artwork damaged in shipment are the responsibility of the artist and shipper.
  • MartinArts provides insurance coverage for artwork on its property from date of delivery to the day artwork is picked up and will not be held responsible for unclaimed artwork after close of the show.


  • A 25% donation benefiting MartinArts will be deducted from all sales.

Eligibility Criteria


If you have issues with the online application, please call Jennifer at 772-287-6676 (x2) or email questions to – please mention “All Florida Juried Show” in the subject line of the email.

The deadline for submission is October 1, on display January 9-March 2

2023 Perfect Black Exhibition

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Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: Southeast U.S. (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN)

State: Florida

Fee: $18.00

Entry Deadline: 9/7/23
About the Exhibition

The Perfect Black: Visual Expressions of the Southern, Rural, African American Experience Exhibition is a competitive, southeastern regional exhibition organized by the Webber Gallery of the College of Central Florida. This exhibition will accept artwork of any medium focused on the Visual Expressions of the Southern, Rural, African American Experience. Kentucky Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson’s 2021 book of Poetry, Perfect Black, leans on her deep love for her rural roots and a passion for language and storytelling about girlhood, imbued with vivid imagery of growing up in Southern Appalachia. It is with that same muse that the Webber Gallery at the College of Central Florida calls visual artists to submit to Perfect Black: Visual Expressions of the Southern, Rural, African American Experience. Visual art of all types is sought to explore the personal viewpoints of black artists from rural Appalachia and the American Southeast. This exhibition will run concurrent with a campus visit and programming including readings by Crystal Wilkinson.

The Perfect Black exhibition will be on view from Nov. 6 to Dec. 7, 2023. The juror is Steve Prince, and five cash prizes will be awarded based on his selections.

First Prize: $500

Second Prize: $300

Third Prize: $100

Honorable Mention (2): $50
About the Juror

Steve A. Prince is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and currently resides in Williamsburg, Virginia. He is the Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Muscarelle Museum at William and Mary University. Prince received his BFA from Xavier University of Louisiana and his MFA in Printmaking and Sculpture from Michigan State University. Prince is a mixed media artist, master printmaker, lecturer, educator, and art evangelist. He has taught middle school, high school, community college, 4-year public and 4- year private, and has conducted workshops internationally in various media. Prince has created several public works including a 4’ x 4’ x 10’ bronze and stainless-steel sculpture titled “Sankofa Seed.” Prince is an award-winning artist; the 2010 Teacher of the Year for the City of Hampton, and the 2020 Grand Prize Visual Art Winner of the Engage Art Competition. Prince has shown his art internationally in various solo, group, and juried exhibitions. He has participated in several residencies including Artist in Residence at Segura Arts Center at Notre Dame University.
Submission Requirements

Entry fee: $18 per entry, up to three images.

Eligibility: Southeast U.S. (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN)

Artwork Requirements: Work must have been completed within the last four years. Artwork can be in any medium, as long as it pertains to the show theme. All 2-D artwork must be properly framed or gallery wrapped and wired for hanging (no sawtooth hangers accepted). 2-D work in framing must be framed with plexiglass – no glass permitted – and must be securely wired across or have D-rings (no sawtooth hangers accepted). 3-D works must be properly weighted. Extra detail should be provided for work that requires special installation, such as mobile, kinetic or digital media.

Additional Information: Along with your artists statement, you will also be prompted to provide written information on how the artwork is installed, what audio volume and/or brightness of display is put out by the installation as well as if this is adjustable, and with what hardware the installation is installed. If submitting artwork that requires special installation, such as mobile, kinetic or digital media, please fill these sections out. If these sections do not apply to you, you may skip them. Works cannot contain toxic, flammable or otherwise inherently dangerous material, endanger gallery visitors in any way, and must include all the necessary equipment, hardware or other components required for install. All cords must be properly grounded with GFCI plugs.
Upload requirements for image files

File format: JPEG or Video

File dimensions: No smaller than 1200 pixels on the longer side. File resolution 72/ppi/dpi.

File size: 5 MB maximum

File Amount: Minimum of one media file and maximum of three media files per entry.

• High Resolution Jpegs of accepted artwork will be required.’

The deadline for submission is September 7, on display November 6-December 7

One Columbia Public Art Roster Application

The One Columbia Public Art Roster is a curated list that serves as a resource for One Columbia public art selection committees and as a reference for external organizations and private entities.  The Roster may be used in combination with an open call or invitational or as the sole resources for identifying appropriate artists/teams for a project when the project requirements make it useful; an expedited selection process, need for a specific skillset, or a curated opportunity.

This application process is used to add new artists and teams to the pre-qualified list. Every year, a call will be held to select artists for the Public Artist Roster. A panel made up of artists and arts professionals review each application. Each applicant’s portfolio, interest in working with One Columbia, and community engagement experience are factors in this review process.

There is no application fee.

If you apply for the Roster, it means you are willing to:

  • Design and propose artworks. Project managers, professional conservators, and local stakeholders all may be involved in the review and approval of your work.
  • Travel to the project site. You should be prepared to meet with selection committees, project managers, community members, and developers/builders.
  • Work within fixed budgets.
  • Maintain registration as a One Columbia, and in some cases, City of Columbia, and Richland County vendor. You must adhere to relevant City and State permitting and licensing requirements. This includes those relating to sub-contracting and the paying of prevailing wages.
  • Enter into contracts with One Columbia. You must fulfill contract requirements, including paying applicable taxes and insurance requirements. Terms and stipulations of contract will vary based on project.

Application Requirements

Before applying, please read the following information:

Artist Preapplication Checklist

  • Read the guidelines.
  • Make sure you are eligible.
  • Choose at least three images of artworks and up to three videos to use in your application.
  • Format and resize images.
  • Gather artwork info: title, date, dimensions, medium, commissioning agency, and location.
  • Write brief descriptions (two – three sentences) for each image.
  • Review your artist statement.
  • Review your resume.

Tips for Choosing Images

  • Images should best represent your most current work.
  • Images should show the spectrum of variety in your work (media, sites, concepts).
  • If you have fewer than three representative artworks to highlight, consider choosing more than one image of a single artwork (details, different perspectives, or night/day views).
  • If you have too many images, choose what best demonstrates your strengths for the types of
    projects you would like to create in the future.
  • Please do not submit composite images.
  • You can include concept renderings for unrealized artwork.
  • Please pay close attention to Image Formatting and Size Requirements: JPG or PNG only; 1200 pixels on longest side, 72 dpi minimum; Under 1.5 MB file size.

Tips for Listing Artwork Information

  • Commissioning Agency: If not applicable, write studio work, private commission, or concept rendering.
  • Location: where the artworks were installed (if applicable). Please include the city.
  • Image descriptions: Good descriptions give added information about the artwork such as concepts, symbolism, ideas, context, situation etc. Avoid repeating information provided elsewhere (title, size, media, date, site, size).

Tips for Artist Statements

Describe the focus of your studio work or public art practice. Include the media in which you are most fluent and the concepts that inform your approach to site specific public art. If there is a mission/philosophy that informs your vision, perspective, and/or approach to making art that you want selection committees to be aware of, please address this in your statement.

Eligibility Criteria

You are eligible to apply to the Public Artist Roster if you:

  • Are a professional visual artist or an artist team. (Teams of up to five artists may apply. Team members cannot apply as individual artists. Portfolios should include works created by the team and not those of the individuals on the team.)
  • Are a US citizen or can be authorized to work in the United States. South Carolina artists are preferred.
  • Create public art or artwork well suited for public spaces.
  • Are not a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate course of study in the visual arts at the time you apply.
  • If you works follows into one or more of the following categories:
    • Public Art – for artists/ teams that create standalone works for the public environment that are permanent or temporary in nature and whose works possess the appropriate durability for the lifespan of that art.
    • Creative Placemaking/Placekeeping Practice – for artists/teams that focus on engagement through personal interaction and or ephemeral artwork which facilitates collaboration between artists, and communities. This category also serves as a resource for artist-driven community engagement that occurs during events.
    • Media Arts – for artists/teams that focus on work that is either produced, modified, and transmitted by means of digital technologies, such as video/photography, monitor/LED screens, projections, virtual reality, augmented reality, sound installations, and locative media.
    • Murals – for artist/teams with a range of artistic styles and techniques that design and paint large-scale works for architectural features, walls, and/or art on materials to be affixed to those structures.
    • Integrated/Infrastructure – for artist/teams with design practices that can be integrated into a wide range of projects including building design, works integrated into buildings, civic projects and works incorporated into landscape design.

Completing your application
Artists should carefully consider and review their materials before application. If accepted to the roster, each of the project commissioning committees will review this portfolio.

The following materials are required:

  • At least three images of your artworks. You may also include up to three videos.
  • Artwork information for each image (title, date, dimensions, medium, commissioning agency, location, brief description for each image)
  • Artist’s statement
  • Letter of Interest
  • Current contact information

The deadline for submissions is September 28.

Lighthouse ArtCenter 11th Annual Plein Air Festival March 3-9, 2024

The Lighthouse ArtCenter of Tequesta, Florida proudly presents its 11th Annual Plein Air Festival March 3-9, 2024. This juried event is a premiere gathering; the largest of its kind in South Florida.

Some of the highlights of the event:

·         Last year’s Grand Prize winner, Natalia Andreeva.

·         Over $127,000 in art sold during the weeklong event.

·         $15,000 in cash and awards. Grand Prize $4,000 cash, plus prizes.

·         Paint Out contest, first prize of $500, awards for both Professionals and Open Class.  No charge to enter Paint Out for artists who apply to the Festival.

·         There will be 30 juried artists participating.

·         Five days and nights of painting in beautiful Jupiter/Tequesta, Palm Beach and Port Salerno, Florida with opportunities to paint sunrises, sunsets and nocturnes.

·         Artist Orientation and Welcome Lunch.

·         Collectors’ Party and Sale, small work sale, and a live painting event.

·         Dedicated sales staff to aid and expedite sales.

·         National promotional ads in Plein Air & Fine Art Connoisseur Magazines, as well as state and regional magazine and news publications

·         Artist are encouraged to bring up to four, never-before-exhibited, paintings of your choice to be displayed as your preview paintings.

Lighthouse ArtCenter helps to provide housing for the artists by using our Host Housing Program.

Artists are required to submit FOUR samples of their best plein air work, so they may be considered for inclusion in this multi-day event and be eligible for cash and prize awards. The competition is open to all artists working with oil, acrylic, watercolor or pastels.

Artists who are selected to participate in the event will receive a booklet of detailed information after the August notifications.

Important dates, deadlines and Festival schedule:

Friday, September 1, 2023 – Last day for juried entry application

Friday, September 9, 2023 – Notification of juried acceptance

Sunday, March 3, 2024

·         9:00 am -1:00 pm -Paint Out Contest, LOCATION: TBD.  Open to the public with registration. Registration is required for juried artists, but the entry fee is waived.

·         12:30 pm- Judging

·         1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Award Ceremony and Wet Painting Sales

·         2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Welcome Lunch and Orientation for Juried Artists

·         3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Stamping of canvases at Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

Monday – Thursday, March 3 to March 7, 2024

·         Competition Painting at multiple locations.*

·         Wet Painting drop-off and viewing at the ArtCenter Gallery,  art for sale to the public*

Friday, March 8, 2024

·         9:30 am  – Drop off of final paintings at the ArtCenter

·         10:00 am -12:00 pm Artist’s  Breakfast “Chillin’ in the Chickee” Party at the 3D Studio

·         1:00 pm – 3:00 pm  Judging

·         4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Award Ceremony

·         5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Collectors’ Party, at Lighthouse ArtCenter. Free Event!

Saturday, March 9, 2024

·         Gallery open for sales to the public*

·         10am – 12pm Battle of the Brushes Live Painting Event

*Open to the public        

1.       DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: This five-day Plein Air paint out and competition takes place in Palm Beach & Martin Counties, Florida. Juried artists will have the chance to compete for $15,000 in cash and prizes, along with opportunities for painting sales to collectors. The event starts with a Paint Out on Sunday, open to the juried artists as well as the public. Artists will then paint for five days and nights at locations in Jupiter, Juno Beach, Port Salerno and Palm Beach, featuring park settings, ocean views, vintage Floridian architecture and the famous Jupiter Lighthouse. The public and collectors are invited to view artists at work at the demo locations and attend the Collectors’ Party & Sale at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery. A juried artists’ orientation and private luncheon kicks off the festival on Sunday. Artist’s demos, Collectors’ Party, and workshops will be included in the event. There will be an 8×8 Small Works sale and Live Painting Event: Battle of the Brushes Competition.

JUROR DECISIONS: Applicants will be notified of the juror’s selections through CaFE. In some cases, artists may be notified by phone or email.
PAINT OUT CONTEST. Artists who have applied for the festival are automatically entered into the Paint Out contest if they would like to participate. There is no additional fee and participation is not mandatory, however juried artists are still required to register for the Paint Out.
ENTRY PROCESS. Lighthouse ArtCenter is not responsible for entry materials lost in the mail, entry materials damaged in transportation, or malfunctions in entry materials due to human or technological error by the entrant, or Lighthouse ArtCenter staff. Entry materials of the artists selected for exhibition may be used by the ArtCenter for marketing, press, announcements, etc., and permission to reproduce artists’ work for publicity purposes is deemed given with acceptance. LAC is not responsible for loss or damage to the accepted artwork during the course of the exhibition.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. Artwork will be handled with all possible care during the festival; however, neither The Lighthouse ArtCenter nor any member, volunteer, agent or visitor of LAC will be responsible for any loss or damage. Glass is used at the artist’s risk. By entering this exhibition artists shall be deemed to agree with the conditions.
SALES OF ARTWORK. Artists will receive 60% on sales of their work sold during the exhibition, and a 40% commission to the Lighthouse ArtCenter.  Art MUST remain on display through the duration of the Festival, unless sold during the event.
UNSOLD ARTWORK must be removed at the conclusion of the event on March 9, 2024. The ArtCenter does not have space to safely store artwork when the festival ends. Artwork will be released to a third party only with the prior written authorization of the artist or owner. Lighthouse ArtCenter will charge a storage fee of $5 per day on any works not picked up by 5 pm on March 9, 2024.  After 30 days, the artwork will become property of the ArtCenter.

We hope that you will consider donating a painting to D’Art for Art, our major annual fundraiser, at the end of the Plein Air Festival.

NO REFUNDS. Refunds will not be made on any application entry.

The deadline for submission is September 1, on display March 9

Mount Dora Viva La Frida Festival – Exhibition Competition

 Mount Dora Center for the Arts invites all artists to participate in a juried art exhibit/competition that explores ethnic diversity in art. Submitted artwork should reflect the essence of cultures transformed by their environments and influences in the modern world. Selected artwork will hang in a 3-week gallery exhibition to coincide with the Mount Dora Viva la FRIDA Festival to be held on Sept 30, 2023, in Mount Dora, Florida. Awards: 1st – $500, 2nd – $200, 3rd – $100, plus honorable mention ribbons.

Visual artists are encouraged to submit their fine art in 2D and 3D for a chance to win cash awards and exhibit in a 3-week gallery exhibition at Mount Dora Center for our gallery in Mount Dora, Florida. We encourage artists to showcase their personal stories and cultural heritage while expressing the colorful uniqueness and moral complexities that Frida Khalo represented as seen through your eyes. Artists from any cultural background can bring their own perspective to the theme.

Important Dates:

  • Entry deadline is Aug 30, 2023, at 5 pm
  • Notifications regarding status will be emailed on Sept 4, 2023
  • Accepted artwork must be delivered on Sept 18 & 19 between 11 am and 4 pm to the MDCA Gallery at 138 E.5th Ave Mount Dora FL, 32757
  • Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony, Friday, Sept 22, 2023 (5-7 pm)
  • The exhibition runs Sept 22 – Oct 8, 2023
  • All (unsold) artwork must be picked up on Oct 9 & 10 between 11 am and 4 pm

1st Place- $500, 2nd Place – $200, 3rd Place- $100, and honorable mention ribbons.

Additional Terms:

·         Artwork accepted for exhibition and competition must be dropped off at MDCA Gallery 138 E 5th Ave.32757, Mt Dora, FL 32757.  If you cannot deliver your artwork, shipping costs are your responsibility. A pre-printed, paid shipping label for return shipment must be included with your work, along with reusable packaging.

·         Please limit the size of artwork to 30” max on the long side for submitted artwork.

·         MDCA reserves the right to reject work that is not represented accurately in the submitted image or that arrives damaged, poorly constructed, or poorly presented.

·         All artwork in the exhibit must be for sale, the gallery takes a 35% commission on works sold.

·         The artist agrees that images of artwork may be used in publicity materials.

·         2-D works must be properly prepared for the exhibition with wire securely attached. 3D works must be able to stand solid on their own if they are not wall pieces.

·         Each accepted work must arrive with an ID label in the proper format and securely attached to the back of the frame, or attached to 3d works along with the MDCA signed agreement. The agreement, ID label format, and other pertinent information will be transmitted with the winning notifications.


Application Requirements

For a $25 entry fee, you may submit up to 5 pieces of artwork for consideration. Your entry is not complete until payment is received.

You may submit photos for up to 5 (five) pieces of artwork for consideration but a maximum of 2 (two) will be accepted from each artist.  Entry photos should be of good quality and an accurate representation of color and tonality.  Do not include the frame in the photos.

Questions:  Paul Morris, Gallery Director MDCA / /  786-205-7431

Eligibility Criteria

All 2D and 3D artwork is acceptable, Artworks must be entirely the work of the entrant. Generated AI works will not be accepted.  Artists need not be in Florida to participate.

The deadline for submission is August 30, on display September 22-October 8


Application Deadline: April 3rd 2024


The Jillian Prescott Music Awards Scholarship Competition is eligible to legal residents or full-time students in the Florida counties of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades, or Hendry County. Opportunities for ages 14-22 are available!


This Application is open to all music disciplines: Piano, Harp, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds, Brass-winds, Mallet and Multiple Percussion. (No drum
set). Click Here for Access to Eligibility Requirements (Please read before submitting): 2024 Prescott Flyer 09.14.2023

DRESS CODE (for both audition & performance)- Age-appropriate “dress up” performance competition attire.


• The participant declared as the winner in both age categories will receive an award of
• The 1st runner up in each age category will receive an award of $800.00
• The second runner up in each age category will receive award of $600.00
• The overall winner of the competition will receive an additional $ 800.00 award and
possibly an opportunity to perform as a soloist with the SWFL Symphony.


Click Here for Access to Eligibility Requirements (Please read before submitting): 2024 Prescott Flyer 09.14.2023


Click Here for Access to the Application Form: 2024 – Prescott Application Final 9-25


A maximum number of 22 participants will be accepted to participate in the competition. The first 22 complete applications received from applicants that meet all requirements will be allowed to participate. Everyone who submits an application will be notified about their participation status.

Exhibit in the Main Gallery

Our vision is to introduce new artists, artwork and perspectives on art. We welcome exhibits with the work of established, early career and aspiring artists. Consider throwing your hat into the ring for a chance to show in our main gallery.

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Gift Shop

Want to exhibit in our gift shop? We're always looking for new items and would love to see what you're up to. Please submit up to three images for your work and include a brief description. We will contact you directly upon availability of space.

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On occasion—for select projects—we hold open calls for actors, musicians and other artists. Please check back periodically for notices. We do not have a resident or repertory company of actors and are always looking for new talent for our stages.

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Margaret Morrow Frizzell Amphitheater & Grounds

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Foulds Theatre

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Stage dimensions 21’x42′
Sound and lighting system
Dressing rooms
Includes lobby area adjacent to the theatre

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Meeting Room

Seats up to 35 people classroom style
Private entrance
Workshop setup with tables available

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