Call to Artists
The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries at Northwest Florida State College are pleased to announce the 26th Emerald Coast National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, May 19 - Jun 22, 2018. Artists 18 years of age and older living in the United States are eligible to apply. This year's juror is Dennis Harper, MFA, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. A minimum of $3000 in prizes will be awarded, with first place garnering $1000 and the opportunity for a solo exhibition running concurrently with the 2019 Emerald Coast National.
Deadline to apply: March 31, 2018.
First-place winners will receive $100-cash prizes. One submission will be awarded Best in Competition over all seven categories and receive a $1,000 prize. Finally, one submission will be awarded People’s Choice and is decided by public votes on the competition website.
Deadline to Apply: April 13, 2018
Open to artists in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties.
Deadline to Apply: May 4, 2018
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
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