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Call to Artists

  • This call for art challenges artists to embrace life's detours, to seize and explore those spontaneous forays off the beaten path. With a detour, the destination remains the same but the journey to reach it can be full of surprise and discovery. When making a shift in direction, how do you choose to navigate? Does your artwork bypass the ordinary and challenge the predictable? We're asking artists to consider what's possible and to celebrate the marvelous and unexpected.

    The VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program, recognizes and showcases the work of emerging young artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, who are residing in the United States.

    Fifteen winning artists share a total of $60,000 in awards. Grand Prize is $20,000, First Prize is $10,000, Second Prize is $6,000, and the remaining Awards of Excellence are $2,000 each. Winning artwork will be exhibited in a year-long, nationally touring exhibition, and artists will attend an all-expenses-paid professional development workshop in Washington, DC.

    Deadline to apply: May 31, 2018

  • As part of our 20th anniversary season, Locust Projects is organizing a new show celebrating our roots in experimentation. Over a consecutive twenty-hour time span, twenty artists will each be provided a one-hour temporary exhibition. The event will take place in the Project Room at Locust Projects and be viewable from the garage door opening. The space will be divided into two 6’ x 6’ chambers allowing one artist to set up in a concealed environment while another is presenting their work. Each project will be unveiled on the hour and will be recorded on video. After the artist’s hour-long window is over, the projects will be reinstalled in our Main Gallery.

    We are looking for proposals for new work in any form that could be presented within the one-hour window in the 6’ by 6’ chamber and be represented within the larger exhibition space. As part of Locust Projects’ commitment to artist experimentation, we encourage artists to explore new forms and media outside of their traditional practice. Additionally we are committed to supporting new site specific works by artists of any practice.

    This open call is only open to artists who have never previously participated in a Locust Projects solo or group exhibition.

    Deadline to apply: May 31, 2018

  • Bring some business to your art by attending the annual Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) on four consecutive Saturdays this June (2,9,16,23)! Open to artists in all creative fields, AEI’s lectures, panels and interactive workshops are led by South Florida’s top-ranking arts practitioners and industry professionals. From boosting business practices to strengthening sales, AEI has it covered – freeing you up to focus on your art.

  • The Nature & Wildlife Exhibit explores nature in all of its beautiful forms, from plants and landscapes to the diversity of species inhabiting the oceans and great outdoors. Final artwork for the exhibit is chosen by a jury panel of professional artists and nature lovers. $5,000 in awards are given out with a $2,000 Best in Show award.

    Deadline to apply: June 4, 2018

  • As a ninth juried Art and Culture Center/Hollywood open call, the 2018 Florida Biennial is open to artists residing in the state of Florida working in any medium. This edition focuses on exploring multicultural identities, discussing ecological issues, and imagining a robust cultural climate for Florida within the global economy.

    Deadline to apply: June 11, 2018

  • Twenty artists will be selected for this new online group exhibit "Shades of Green 2018.” The exhibit and its participating artists will be extensively marketed worldwide to over 26,000 people, including art buyers, gallery owners, curators, and collectors.

    One artist will be selected to receive the "Christopher E. Burke Fine Art Grant" of $500.00. This artist's creation will become the exhibition image and will be used on the invitation, video title screen, and all online marketing pertaining to the exhibit. In addition, the grant recipient will have a dedicated marketing campaign about their art and accomplishments sent to over 26,000 recipients worldwide. The artist will also be featured in the Art Market Newsletter.

    Participants must be 18 years of age or older working in any still medium, including drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, digital art, and collage.

    Deadline to apply: June 11, 2018

  • SOCIAL CODE is an exhibition of new works by local, state and national artists. The concept of the show is to demystify Art vs. Social Media as written about by Ben Davis, to create a social networking art show, and to provide artists an opportunity to show their work here at Arts Warehouse. Can an Instagram feed be a curated gallery? Is social media pulling us away from seeing works in person? How has the social aspect of our lives impacted our artistic practices? This call for art is seeking work that may explore or explain any of these questions as well as the general “battle” of Art vs. Social Media. This theme is open to interpretation by the artist – all mediums and ideas welcome.

    Deadline to apply: July 20th, 2018

  • Artists working in any 2D and 3D media are being challenged to think outside the box and create work for Sweet! - a food & drink-themed juried art show to be held in the Elliott Museum’s Changing Exhibitions Gallery this fall.

    The show will feature works by Florida artists in all media (except photography or digital images) and runs September 15th through November 4th. The opening reception will be held Saturday, September 15th from 2-5 pm and will include an Edible Artwork Show & Competition in conjunction with the food-themed artwork. Information for all artists on how to submit an entry will be on the Museum’s website.

    Artists working in traditional media and edible products both are encouraged to be creative in their choices for subject matter. Artwork will be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition, and edible artists may opt to sell their creations in a silent auction during the reception. All sales will benefit the Elliott Museum as well as the artists. Some edible artists may have samples available or even serve their creations after the judging concludes. Reception guests will have a chance to vote for their favorite edible creation in both People's Choice and Kids' Choice categories. There will also be a People's Choice award for traditional artwork that will be announced a week before the art exhibition closes.

    Traditional artists have until August 12th to submit up to five pieces for consideration through callforentry.org. Culinary artists have until September 7th to submit plans for their projects. Submission guidelines, prospectuses, and rules can be found on the website or by visiting the Museum. Sponsorship opportunities are also available: call Deb Banta at 772-225-1961, ext. 124. Questions about the shows should be emailed to Robin Lee Makowski at RMakowski@elliottmuseum.org.

  • ​If you create unique wearable art, fashion, textiles, accessories, or jewelry, we invite you to submit your work for this season’s extravaganza.

    Deadline to apply: August 1, 2018

  • The Art of Association Exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter creates a perfect opportunity for the South Florida community of artists to meet, celebrate each other’s work, and enjoy the rich cross-pollination of ideas.

    •The Lighthouse ArtCenter presents an invitational exhibition featuring the works of members in Art Associations from Miami to Vero Beach, Florida.
    •Associations will jury their own members’ art and present the pieces which represent their best artwork in this exciting show.
    •The exhibition will be judged, with prizes awarded in multiple categories.

    If you belong to an Art Association please ask your organizer(s) to email aoa18@lighthousearts.org for the exhibition prospectus. Exhibition dates September 4 - October 11, 2018.

  • Swamp Ape Review is a national online literary journal founded and produced by the MFA in creative writing students at Florida Atlantic University.

    The Swamp Ape is a legend that reflects Florida—its mythology, its weirdness—as well as the human desire to create a narrative around that which we can’t explain. Submissions to the Swamp should defy form to the extent that the piece’s creator might be unsure of where it belongs. Across all genres, we encourage pieces with a hybrid or non-traditional nature—works that subvert our expectations of both content and form and unsettle our assumptions of what is possible.

    Deadline to Apply: Ongoing

May 20–26 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018
6:00 pm9:00 pm
Artists' Nook | 43 Kindred Street, Stuart

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
11:00 am5:00 pm
Ground Floor Farm | 100 SE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD STUART FL 34994

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
6:00 pm9:00 pm
Ground Floor Farm

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
11:00 am5:00 pm
Ground Floor Farm | 100 SE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD STUART FL 34994

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
1:00 pm4:00 pm
Elliott Museum | 825 Northeast Ocean Boulevard, Stuart

Thursday, May 24, 2018
11:00 am5:00 pm
Ground Floor Farm | 100 SE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD STUART FL 34994

Friday, May 25, 2018
9:00 am12:00 pm
Artists' Nook | 43 KINDRED STREET

Friday, May 25, 2018
1:00 pm4:00 pm
Artists' Nook | 43 SE Kindred St, Stuart, FL 34994

Saturday, May 26, 2018
10:00 am1:00 pm
Artists' Nook | 43 KINDRED STREET

Saturday, May 26, 2018
1:30 pm3:30 pm
Artists' Nook | 43 KINDRED STREET
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