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Winter Wonderland (Tampa, FL) – Call For Artists

Winter Wonderland (Tampa, FL) – Call For Artists

The Carrollwood Cultural Center announces a call for artists for Winter Wonderland, an exhibit focused on works that pertain to the first fallen snow, living in or visiting the north during wintertime, and horse drawn carriage rides. The preferred palette is white, greys, gold, and silver with splashes of color. Open to all loving artists withing the state of Florida who are 15 years or older.

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Deadline: 9 Nov 2019

The Carrollwood Cultural Center is a family facility so no blatant violence, guns, or nudity. Your art work must be original. The Center accepts 2D and limited 3D creations including watercolor, acrylic, oil, assemblage, encaustic, mixed media, sculpture, and photography. Large works, up to 50 inches in any direction, are ideal. Work may not be smaller than 8 in x 10 in. There are limited pedestals for 3D works. Very heavy pieces may require special handling. Small works are fine as long as they are framed properly.

Winter Wonderland Artist Benefits

The Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center has the largest gallery wall space available in Hillsborough County, Florida, with a main gallery, lobby gallery, corridor gallery, atrium gallery, and two alcove galleries.

The main gallery space of the Carrollwood Cultural Center is housed in the main theatre of the building and, at times, in the lobby. The Center serves the community by offering arts-based enrichment classes, live concerts and staged performances, community events, social gatherings, and summer camps, resulting in of thousands of people served each month.

The Center currently has a mailing distribution of approximately 3,000 addresses, an e-mail list of approximately 8,000 addresses, and a growing social media audience.

About The Carrollwood Cultural Center

The magic of the Carrollwood Cultural Center began several years ago with a special partnership between Hillsborough County and the Friends of Carrollwood Cultural Center (FCCC), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents through arts and culture. Together, the county and the FCCC worked to renovate St. Mark’s Episcopal Church into the creative center it is today.

Located in the heart of Carrollwood Village, the campus includes a 26,000 sq. ft. main building complete with a stage, dance floor, art studios, computer lab, and conference rooms as well as a sister building, The Studio, which provides additional space for classes, performances, room rentals, and gallery displays.

Open since March 2008, the Center is the result of the successful partnership that began so many years ago. The building, owned by Hillsborough County, and the operations, managed by the FCCC, is a perfect partnership that hopefully will be emulated elsewhere throughout the country.

For more information, contact curator@carrollwoodcenter.org.

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Ghouls, Ghosts, And Glow (Tampa, FL) – Call For Artists

Ghouls, Ghosts, And Glow (Tampa, FL) – Call For Artists

Carrollwood Cultural Center announces a call for artists for Ghouls, Ghosts, and Glow, an exhibit that focuses on the macabre, wicked, and eerie feelings and sensations that resonate so well with the month of October. Open to all living artists within the State of Florida who are 15 years old and older.

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Deadline: 21 Sept 2019

The Carrollwood Cultural Center is a family facility so no blatant violence, guns, or nudity. Your art work must be original. The Center accepts 2D and limited 3D creations including watercolor, acrylic, oil, assemblage, encaustic, mixed media, sculpture, and photography. Large works, up to 50 inches in any direction, are ideal. Work may not be smaller than 8 in x 10 in. There are limited pedestals for 3D works. Very heavy pieces may require special handling. Small works are fine as long as they are framed properly.

Ghouls, Ghosts, And Glow Artist Benefits

The Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center has the largest gallery wall space available in Hillsborough County, Florida, with a main gallery, lobby gallery, corridor gallery, atrium gallery, and two alcove galleries.

The main gallery space of the Carrollwood Cultural Center is housed in the main theatre of the building and, at times, in the lobby. The Center serves the community by offering arts-based enrichment classes, live concerts and staged performances, community events, social gatherings, and summer camps, resulting in of thousands of people served each month.

The Center currently has a mailing distribution of approximately 3,000 addresses, an e-mail list of approximately 8,000 addresses, and a growing social media audience.

About the Carrollwood Cultural Center

The magic of the Carrollwood Cultural Center began several years ago with a special partnership between Hillsborough County and the Friends of Carrollwood Cultural Center (FCCC), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents through arts and culture. Together, the county and the FCCC worked to renovate St. Mark’s Episcopal Church into the creative center it is today.

Located in the heart of Carrollwood Village, the campus includes a 26,000 sq. ft. main building complete with a stage, dance floor, art studios, computer lab, and conference rooms as well as a sister building, The Studio, which provides additional space for classes, performances, room rentals, and gallery displays.

Open since March 2008, the Center is the result of the successful partnership that began so many years ago. The building, owned by Hillsborough County, and the operations, managed by the FCCC, is a perfect partnership that hopefully will be emulated elsewhere throughout the country.

For more information, contact curator@carrollwoodcenter.org.

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Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Embracing Our Differences announces a call for artists for their international outdoor juried art exhibit celebrating diversity. 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  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.

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Deadline: 8 Oct 2019

Embracing Our Differences invites artists to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through visual art or quote submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences international outdoor juried art exhibit. The statements accompanying each artwork are vital and provide insight into common humanity as well as the differences that make us all unique.

The 2020 exhibit will be displayed beginning January 18 through April 5, 2020 in Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota, FL.

Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Artist Benefits

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 previous year’s exhibit had an impressive response to the call for artwork and inspirational quotes, with 11,791 entries pouring in from 111 countries and 44 states. Students from 239 schools around the world submitted artwork or quotes to the juried exhibit and more than 70% of this year’s submissions were from students. The 2019 exhibit hosted 218,000 visitors to Bayfront Park, bringing total attendance, since 2004, to more than 2,920,000.

Social Equity

Embracing Our Differences’ annual outdoor exhibit is at the heart of a year-round program of activities designed to use art as a catalyst to create awareness and promote diversity. Crucial to our mission are the ongoing education initiatives. Presented in partnership with the regional school district and nationally recognized educators, these programs positively impact the lives of thousands of area teachers and students every year. These include workshops and retreats that provide diversity curricula for area educators, free bus transportation for students and teachers to visit cultural venues, and student docent programs in high schools.

About Embracing Our Differences

Embracing Our Differences is a not-for-profit organization based in Sarasota, Florida, that uses the power of art and education to expand consciousness and open the heart to celebrate the diversity of the human family. It accomplishes this through an annual, large-scale, juried art exhibition and a comprehensive series of educational initiatives, programs, and resources designed for teachers and students. With more than 950 teachers and 43,000 students participating in the organization’s exhibit and educational programs in 2019 alone, Embracing Our Differences continues to lead as one of the largest education programs in southwest Florida.

For more information, contact liz@embracingourdifferences.org.

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Viewfinder (Miami, FL) – Call For Artists

Viewfinder (Miami, FL) – Call For Artists

The Miami Circle of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the first International Annual Photography Competition and Juried Exhibition, Viewfinder, for emerging photographers. The objective is to explore the view of the artists as they see the world through their lenses, so there is no specific topic for this competition. Artworks will be judged based on creativity, excellence, composition, originality and artistic ability.

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Deadline: 31 Aug 2019

The top artist submissions for Viewfinder will participate in the juried exhibition. The best pieces will be awarded first, second and third places, and honorable mentions if applicable. The first place will win a two month residency at the MCCA Gallery and an opportunity for an exhibition, along with national and international exposure, diploma, and award. Second and third places will win diploma and award. Honorable mentions will be given a diploma. All selected artwork will be in the heart of the Miami Design District where top buyers and stores are located and easily reached.

About Miami Circle Contemporary Art

The Miami Circle Contemporary Art is an art gallery located in the heart of the Miami Design District, the top district of Miami for art, shopping, and high end events and restaurants. The gallery is establishing a new way to show and sell art, not only focusing on the artist, but also welcoming all art in all their forms without discriminating artists by their trajectory or techniques.

For more information, contact events@mccartmiami.com.

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Interactive Mural (Venice, FL) – Call For Artists

Interactive Mural (Venice, FL) – Call For Artists

Venice MainStreet is holding a contest for an interactive mural in Historic Downtown Venice, Florida. The mural will be located predominately downtown for hundreds of thousands of yearly visitors to see. Work must be completed by June 14, 2019. A Visit Florida grant will pay for a portion of this project.

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Deadline: 29 Mar 2019

Create an interactive mural that encourages people to take a picture with the image and share on social media. It must fit in with the ambiance of Historic Downtown Venice and advertise Venice, FL. Concept should include details on scope of pay, maintenance expectations, artist bio with images of past work, and the materials to be used. Theme: 3-D action image fitting to Venice in the time period of 1920s and the 1930s. A committee will choose the winning artwork by April 5, 2019.

Interactive Mural Artist Benefits

The artist will receive the credit and recognition of the artwork and financial compensation for their time and efforts. Financial compensation amount is yet to be determined.

About Venice MainStreet

Venice MainStreet (VMS) is committed to preserving and enhancing the character, beauty, economic, and community vitality of Historic Downtown Venice, Florida. Since 1988, Venice MainStreet has operated as a volunteer driven, 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the community by preserving, protecting, and promoting Historic Downtown Venice. This goal is achieved by bringing interesting events to attract visitors and enhance the lifestyle of local residents. It invests in amenities, marketing, and infrastructure for Historic Downtown Venice.

Venice MainStreet is funded by grants, fundraising, donations, and partners. It is an accredited through the Florida Main Street Program and Main Street America. VMS is united with thousands of other Main Street organizations around the country, all of which work in a similar defined district of a historic downtown. Main Streets follow a structured approach called “the four point approach.” This was created in the 1980s by the National Main Street Center in response to nationwide large commercial shopping malls which threatened historic downtowns. VMS was formed by a partnership between the The Downtown Venice Association, City of Venice, the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, and historic enthusiasts in 1987.

For more information, contact info@venicemainstreet.com.

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ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival 2019 – Call For Artists

ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival 2019 – Call For Artists

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County announces a call for artists for the ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival 2019. Celebrating its 31st year in 2019, the festival is a multi-faceted cultural event, offering live performing arts ensembles, artist demonstrations, educational art projects for children and food offerings. The festival is held in South Walton, FL, an affluent vacation and residential destination.

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Deadline: 8 Mar 2019

ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival 2019 is a Cultural Arts Alliance signature event. It helps fulfill their mission to bring high-quality artistic experiences to the community.

ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival 2019 Artist Benefits

ArtsQuest awards $10,000 in cash prizes. Jurying is by art industry professionals. Awards are given in multiple categories based on the Judges’ scoring of each artist’s body of work as displayed in the booth. Categories include Best in Show (1st, 2nd, 3rd), Awards of Excellence, Judge’s Choice, Awards of Merit, Best Booth, and a Cultural Arts Alliance Member Tent Best In Show.

Previous year award winners from the festival do not need to submit a jury fee the year following their win. They will be automatically admitted into ArtsQuest show the year following their win should they meet the application deadline.

Artist amenities, staff/volunteer attention to details, and artists’ needs are considered exceptional.

About The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County

As the creative core of Walton County, the Cultural Arts Alliance offers support, connection, and access opportunities for all forms of art, every variety of maker, all levels of learners, and especially, art lovers. Through sponsorship, performance, and educational programs, the organization directly connects the people of Walton County with the broader view, the critical exploration, and the answers the arts have the power to provide. The vision of the Cultural Arts Alliance is to be the catalyst for Walton County’s growth as a destination for cultural and artistic excellence through which lives are enriched, economy is stimulated, and community is strengthened.

For more information, contact jennifersmith@culturalartsalliance.com.

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Women Who Take Joyful Ownership – Call For Artists

Women Who Take Joyful Ownership – Call For Artists

Carrollwood Cultural Center announces a call for artists for Women Who Take Joyful Ownership (of their Value in the World), an art exhibition dedicated to works that primarily refer to women and young ladies who have changed the world through their inner strength, perseverance, determination, courage, vulnerability, uniqueness, and raw love. These women have made every day changes with grace, humility, integrity, and joy in their hearts. The exhibit will be in the Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa, Florida in May 2019.

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Deadline: 20 Apr 2019

Carrollwood Cultural Center accepts 2D and 3D creations including watercolor, acrylic, oil, assemblage, encaustic, mixed media, sculpture, and photography. All work must be original. This call is open to all living artists within the state of Florida who are 15 years or older. Up to five entries may be submitted. Pricing structure is as follows: 1 piece = $20; 2 = $35; 3 = $45; and 5 = $60.

The Gallery gives artists the opportunity to display in Hillsborough County’s largest gallery. Awards for Women Who Take Joyful Ownership will be given for first, second, third, and up to three honorable mentions. Awards will be giving during the open reception on May 10, 2019.

About Carrollwood Cultural Center

Located in the heart of Carrollwood Village, the Carrollwood Cultural Center’s campus includes a main building complete with a stage, dance floor, art studios, computer lab, and conference rooms. A sister building, The Studio, provides additional space for classes, performances, room rentals, and gallery displays.

For more information, contact curator@carrollwoodcenter.org.

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Artfest 2019 – Call For Artists

Artfest 2019 – Call For Artists

The Venice-Nokomis Rotary club announces a call for artists for the 27th annual Artfest 2019, to be held 1/19/19 – 1/20/19 in beautiful Venice, FL. This two-day event features 100 artists, live music, children’s area, car shows, food trucks, and beer and wine. It is the largest fundraiser for the Venice-Nokomis Rotary club, with annual attendance in the thousands. The grounds are ample. Artists can park and stay behind their exhibits. The club provides overnight security. Many artists choose to stay on the property in their motor homes or campers.

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Deadline: 1 Dec 2018

Beautiful and historic Venice, FL is located on the Gulf of Mexico. It is a very popular winter destination for tourists and snowbirds alike. The Venice-Nokomis Rotary 27th annual Artfest 2019 is one of the premier events to showcase artistic talent.

Prizes are awarded for: Best in Show, Category prizes, and Merit awards. In addition to cash prizes, Venice-Nokomis Rotary provides free lunch on Saturday. This year, the club is partnering with the City of Venice Public Works Department in a family friendly RoadEO, which will boost attendance by several thousand.

About the Venice-Nokomis Rotary

Venice-Nokomis Rotary is the largest Rotary International group in the Venice area. The Artfest is their biggest annual fundraiser. Proceeds are dedicated to local youth organizations and non-profits. Some of the groups that benefit from our festival include: Venice High School athletics and the Rotary Futures program, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Sarasota County, Our Mother’s House, Laurel Civic Association, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Venice Youth boating, the Venice Theatre youth programs, the Venice Symphony youth programs, and Venice Little League. Annually, the Venice Nokomis Rotary contributes more than $50,000 to these local youth organizations.

For more information, contact mail@venicenokomisrotary.org.

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Fine Arts Festival Of Manatee County – Call For Artists

Fine Arts Festival Of Manatee County – Call For Artists

ArtCenter Manatee proudly presents the 19th Annual Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County, a juried two day outdoor festival that takes place in Downtown Bradenton at the beautiful Riverwalk Park on the Manatee River. February 23, 2019, 9-5 pm and February 24, 2019, 9-4 pm. The Riverwalk Park is a 1.5 mile linear park with an outside gallery of 19 pieces of art created by 5 artists. The show features regional and national award winning artists, artist demos, shopping, music, and food vendors. Admission and parking are free and open to the public. The proceeds of the festival benefit ArtCenter Manatee’s Education and Out Reach programs.

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Deadline: 31 Dec 2018

A non-refundable application fee of $40 is required.

All booths measure 12′ x 12′ to accommodate a 10′ x 10′ tent. All tents must be white; no exceptions. Please do not attempt to enter the area for set up before 12:00 pm. Electricity is not provided. Anyone wishing to use a generator must be approved prior to use. No exceptions. If not approved in advance, can be grounds for immediate withdrawal from show with no refunds. ArtCenter Manatee will not be responsible for any property losses, damage, or injuries sustained while the artist is participating in the festival. Standard Booth Fee: $250. Corner Booth Fee: $400

Fine Arts Festival Of Manatee County Artist Benefits

Fine Craft, Jewelry, Painting and Drawing, Photography and Sculpture Awards:

  • Best of Show=$1500
  • 2nd Place=$850
  • 3rd Place=$650

Artist Amenities:

  • Friday set up
  • Saturday Meet and Greet at ArtCenter Manatee, 6-8pm, includes a tour of the facility, light appetizers, wine or beer, and music
  • Free parking for artists
  • Cash awards
  • Complimentary coffee and danish
  • Complimentary bottled water delivered daily
  • Booth sitting for breaks

About ArtCenter Manatee

ArtCenter Manatee is the premier center for art, art education, and unique gifts in Manatee County. The nearly 10,000 sq. ft. building in downtown Bradenton features three galleries with exhibits that change monthly, five classrooms that hold over 3,000 students every year, an Artists’ Market gift shop, and an art library featuring over 3,000 art volumes. ArtCenter Manatee has repeatedly been voted the best art gallery by the Herald Tribune and Bradenton Herald.

Over 350 day, evening, and weekend art classes and workshops for adults are offered year round in painting, drawing, pastels, pottery, jewelry design, and photography. Our KidsArt Summer Camps and After School Programs give students 4-15 the opportunity to express their creativity while they learn valuable skills, have fun, and make new friends in over 35 classes designed just for them. ArtCenter Manatee partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee, Just for Girls, and Lighthouse of Manasota to teach art classes to their students at our facility.

The Artists’ Market features unique, affordable gifts by local artists. Purchases in the Artists’ Market help to support our local artists, subsidize the cost of our classes, and support the local economy. Exhibitions in the three galleries change monthly and showcase the work of over 2,000 local, regional, and national artists. Meet the exhibiting artists and art enthusiasts at monthly evening opening receptions which are always free and open to the public. Events at ArtCenter Manatee include the annual Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County and Artful Holidays.

For more information, contact acm@artcentermanatee.org.

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Black And White Art Show – Call For Artists

Black And White Art Show – Call For Artists

Carrollwood Cultural Center announces a call for artists for the Black and White Art Show, an art exhibition that showcases the powerful, yet graceful, restraint required for creating art using only a black and white palette. While the subject matter is open, the color palette is limited to tones of black, grays, and white. Original works only.

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Deadline: 17 Nov 2018

Artists are invited to enter up to three works at $15 each for the Black And White Art Show. Space is limited. The Center is a family-friendly facility; therefore, they cannot accept work with blatant violence, guns/weapons, or nudity. The exhibition is open to all living artists within the state of Florida. Large works (50″ in any direction) are ideal. Small works are fine as long as they are framed properly. Limited pedestals for 3-dimensional pieces are available.

Important dates for the Black And White Art Show

  • Delivery of Artwork: Mon., November 26 / 2-6 p.m.
  • Gallery opening and reception: Fri., December 7 / 5-8 p.m.
  • Pick up: Wed., January 2 / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

About Carrollwood Cultural Center

The Carrollwood Cultural Center is and arts-based non-profit organization located in Hillsborough County, north of Tampa, Florida. The Center hosts classes, events, concerts, camps, community groups, art groups, emerging artists, and more.

The Gallery is a living, growing, and constantly changing, display of creative talent of visual artists – both local and international. They have several galleries throughout the building:

  • Main Theatre for main exhibits
  • Lobby for featured artists
  • Corridor for guest artists and shows
  • Atrium for larger works
  • Alcoves for sculpture

Located in the heart of Carrollwood Village, the campus includes a the main building complete with a stage, dance floor, art studios, computer lab, and conference rooms as well as a sister building, The Studio, which provides additional space for classes, performances, room rentals, and gallery displays.

The magic of the Carrollwood Cultural Center began several years ago with a special partnership between Hillsborough County and the Friends of Carrollwood Cultural Center (FCCC), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents through arts and culture. Together, they have brought the community together through the arts.

At the Carrollwood Cultural Center, you are invited to learn a new skill, revisit an old one, or simply “do that one thing you’ve always wanted to do.”

Through art, ceramics, dance, music, and theatre you will gain a new appreciation for the arts – perhaps even discover a talent you never knew you had. Regardless of the reason, there is always something new and exciting to learn at the Carrollwood Cultural Center.

At the Carrollwood Cultural Center, magic is around every corner. Music fills the air, colors dress the walls, dancers float on stage, and drama evokes emotion. The Center has been honored to host an array of local talents from visual artists, instrumentalists, singers, dancers, and theatre groups.

For more information, contact curator@carrollwoodcenter.org.

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