Call to Artists
Artists are invited to apply for the West Palm Beach Arts Festival, held December 7-8, 2019 at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Cash Awards will be awarded for Best in Show, 1st Place, 2nd Place, and Honorable Mention. Our jury panel consists of jurors selected for their in-depth knowledge and experience with a diversity of backgrounds and skills. Eligible media: 2D- Drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking, mixed-media. 3-D- Ceramics, sculpture, fiber, jewelry, glass, furniture. See application for complete guidelines. $35 application fee.
Deadline to apply: August 23, 2019
The Key West Art Center announces a call to artists for a juried fine crafts show, January 25 & 26, 2020 at Whitehead & Caroline Streets in beautiful Old Town Key West, FL. Fine Crafts: ceramics, fiber, jewelry, wood, glass, multi-media. No buy/sell, mass produced items. Items unlike those juried, or artist reps, are not allowed. Work must be produced by the exhibitor. This rule will be strictly enforced. Anyone not in compliance will be asked to leave the show. Craft artists only - No dealers, stores or agents may participate. Three images of work and one of booth display are required. Application Fee: $35; Booth fees: $235 - $430.
Deadline to apply: September 1, 2019
The Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy, Alabama announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, November 28, 2019 - January 4, 2020. $3,500 in awards includes: Best of Show ($1,000); Board of Directors Award ($500); and Eight (8) Individual Juror's Awards ($250 each). Juror: E. Bruce Phillips, Jr. All media and styles are acceptable for entry. However, artwork must not exceed 14 inches on its longest side. Artist also must be 18 years of age or older and reside in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia or Tennessee. One work - $35; Two works - $45; Three works - $55.
Deadline to apply: September 2, 2019
This exhibition is a celebration of artistic practices in the Tampa Bay region, as it is a collaboration between four institutions: the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; the Tampa Museum of Art; and the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa. Working together, curators from each institution will offer context for the diversity of art produced in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties. Artworks and projects in the final exhibition will be selected from an open call by the museum curators and the guest juror Claire Tancons, an independent curator and scholar whose practice takes a global focus on the conditions of cultural production.
Deadline to apply: September 3, 2019
The Arts Council of Martin County, the local non-profit arts agency, invites artists to apply to be an exhibitor at our 2020 ArtsFest. ArtsFest has an attendance of 15,000+ visitors in beautiful Memorial Park in Downtown Stuart, FL. A hometown celebration of local arts and culture, the 2-day event provides the area with exceptional fine art and fine craft exhibitors, culinary arts, hands-on activities for the family, and a variety of live musical and theatrical performances.
ArtsFest Stuart was chosen as a Southeast Tourism Society "Top 20 Event" in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019! Artists are our priority at ArtsFest. A team of volunteers are dedicated to making your experience great! To enhance sales and attendance at ArtsFest, we use our resources and connections throughout the community to create awareness. Through the generous support from local media, our promotions reach residents throughout South Florida and generate excitement about our event.
Deadline to apply: September 25, 2019
The Naples Art Association announces its 53rd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition which honors the artists who came together in 1954 to form the premier visual arts organization in the City of Naples. Located in the heart of the 5th Avenue South shopping, dining and entertainment district, the exhibition will be on view from Dec. 6, 2019 - Jan. 9, 2020 and will feature all media, subject matter and genres of 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional artwork. There are nine cash awards totaling $3,500 ($1,000 Best of Show, $800 First Place, $600 Second Place, $400 Juror’s Choice Award, Two $200 Awards of Merit, Three $100 Honorable Mentions). Jurors are: John Loscuito, Art Gallery Director, Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida; R.W. Lovejoy, Professor at American University in Washington, D.C. and Erin Palmer Szavuly, Associate Professor and Art Department Chairperson at Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio.
Deadline to apply: October 7, 2019
Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world.
Since 2004, Embracing Our Differences has used the power of art and prose to promote diversity. The centerpiece of Embracing Our Differences is an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images (12.5 feet by 16 feet) created by local, national and international artists and writers. The display reflects the artists' interpretations of the theme "enriching lives through diversity." The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. The 2019 exhibit hosted 218,000 visitors to Bayfront Park, bringing total attendance, since 2004, to more than 2,920,000.
Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences international juried competition. The statements accompanying each artwork are also vital and provide insight into our common humanity—as well as the differences that make us all unique.
The 2019 exhibit received 11,791 submissions representing 111 countries and 44 states including such distant lands as China, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, Romania, and Thailand. More than 65% of the submissions were made by students from 239 schools.
The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message. Awards are given for "Best-in-Show Adult," "Best-in-Show Student," and "People's Choice" categories, with the last chosen by visitors to the exhibit. Adult winners each receive $1,000; students receive $1,000 with $500 to be directed to the student and $500 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.
The 2020 exhibit will be displayed beginning January 18 in Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota.
Deadline to apply: October 8, 2019
The Atlantic Center for the Arts seeks artists for their 44th annual juried arts festival, January 24-26, 2020 at Riverside Drive and Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach, FL. $28,500 in awards. We offer 13 categories of art to choose from. Artists may apply from April 15, 2019 thru October 18, 2019 thru Zapplication.org. We require 3 images of your work and 1 image of your booth space. Jury fee is $40 and if you are accepted, the booth fee is $250 with an additional $50 if you want a corner space.
Deadline to apply: October 18, 2019
The Vero Beach Art Club seeks artists for its premier annual juried art event, Under the Oaks, March 13-15, 2020 at Riverside Park in Vero Beach, FL. $22,700 in awards. Eligible media: acrylic, glass, graphics, pastels, drawing, collage, printmaking, jewelry, oil, photography, digital art, pottery, ceramics, sculpture, sculptural mixed-media, watercolor, wood. $35 application fee.
Deadline to apply: October 23, 2019
Artwork Loan Program at State Capitol
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is highlighting Florida-based photographers and artists in the state Capitol building. The primary interest for artwork, which will be displayed throughout Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried’s suite on the plaza level of the Capitol, is natural scenic views of Florida’s landscapes and waters. This includes but is not limited to springs, rivers, beaches, forests, prairies, and wildlife. If you have an interest in this artwork loan program, please contact Joey Hicks, Director of Administration, at Joey.Hicks@FreshFromFlorida.com or 850-617-7000.
• Artwork will be rotated twice per year and all loan pieces will be returned to the artist/owner
• FDACS and any artist/owner featured will enter into an agreement for the loan program to ensure art is handled with care
• FDACS will highlight artists via social media
• This program is not intended for the sale of artwork
Atlantic Center for the Arts is now accepting applications for the Master Artists-in-Residence Program. Spend three weeks developing your work with the personal support and mentorship of internationally renowned Masters in visual arts, music composition, literature, and choreography. Participation is limited to 8 people for each Master Artist.
Deadline to apply: Varies
Visionary School of Arts is a place of raising up and launching artists ages 5-17. Our students have won over 500 local, national and international awards since 2010! VSOA is looking for teachers who are interested in part time to full time work for after school classes and outreach classes to Boys and Girls Clubs. We market the art of our teachers in our Visionary gallery and get their art out in the community! We open every in house class with prayer and we are looking for like minded artists who love children. We are willing to train artists who want to learn to teach our curriculum. Please contact Andi at 772-283-4888 or email office@VisionarySchoolofArts.com
CALLING ALL LIVE ARTISTS! Paint LIVE during MASS District's Artwalk every last Saturday of the month at Art Attack. Artists will have an appx. 6' x 6' space to paint and sell their works. Bring a standard 6' folding table (or smaller) , your easel, paints, finished works to sell, lighting, and any promotional material.
Set up is at 5pm, Brawl commences at 6pm, winner is announced at 10:01pm. Paint anything you want (not offensive please) and collect tips throughout the night, the winner is determined by who received the most tip money!
WINNER will be the next showcase artist at Art Attack for the following Artwalk, and will have the entire front wall to display and sell their works. Other prizes vary from month to month.
This is FREE! FREE to enter, FREE to participate, FREE to sell. Art Attack will not take any money, commissions, percentages, etc. from any artist. You keep 100% of what you make!
Deadline to apply: Ongoing
The Hopper Prize is offering multiple individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.
$5,000.00 USD in total awards for visual artists
+ 5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards
+ 30 artists will have their work archived at hopperprize.org
+ Early applications will be reviewed for possible nstagram artist features @hopperprize (https://www.instagram.com/hopperprize/)
We work with leading curators to review your submissions. Spring 2019 grant winners will be selected by:
Curator, The Bass Museum of Art Miami Beach
Chief Curator & Director of Programs, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. We accept entries in all media.
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
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis to exhibit at the Court House Cultural Center. The application is located on the Court House Cultural Center Gallery Overview page of our website.
Deadline to Apply: Ongoing