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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.

Click here for the application / registration

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.

Click here for the application / registration

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.

Click here for the application / registration

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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C3 Art Show – Call For Artists

C3 Art Show – Call For Artists

Carrollwood Cultural Center announces a call for artists for the C3 Art Show including expressive works encompassing visual stories of cultures and worldly people living authentically within their environment. The Gallery accepts 2D and limited 3D pieces including watercolor, acrylic, oil, photography, etchings, assemblage, encaustic, mixed media, and sculpture. This call is open to all living artists within the state of Florida who are 18 years and older.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 20 Oct 2018

The Carrollwood Cultural Center is a family-friendly facility; therefore, artwork for the C3 Art Show cannot include blatant violence, guns, or nudity. All art must be original and have been completed within the last three years. Large works, up to 50″, are ideal. Smaller works are acceptable as long as they are properly framed. An artist may enter up to five pieces. The entry fee is $15 per piece. Artwork must be delivered on October 29, between 2 and 6 p.m.

The Gallery is a great place for professional artists to showcase their work in an area with high foot traffic. The Center partners with local schools, groups, art organizations, and artists by providing the opportunity to showcase their work in an venue. An artist reception and awards ceremony for the C3 Art Show is scheduled for November 2. Art pick-up will be November 26 between 10 a.m. and 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.

Previous call for artists from Carrollwood Cultural Center

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Sculpture On The Lawn 2018 – Call For Artists

Sculpture On The Lawn 2018 – Call For Artists

The Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs invites artists to submit work for the fourth annual Sculpture on the Lawn 2018 exhibition, an outdoor display featured at the entrance to the Orange County Administration Center (201 S. Rosalind Ave) in the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida. The works are visible to approximately 10,000 people daily. Sculpture on the Lawn is open to sculptors who specialize in the design, construction, and installation of outdoor sculptures. Up to four sculptures will be selected for display from October 2018 to September 2019. One of the sculptures will be selected from a student or emerging artist, if suitable.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 5 Aug 2018

The theme of Diversitastic! has been added to the Sculpture On The Lawn 2018. The Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs welcomes large-scale sculptures that celebrate diversity in our communities and the interweaving of different backgrounds, cultures, and religions. The theme supports the inaugural FusionFest, November 24 and 25, 2018, a free celebration in downtown Orlando, supported by Orange County Government.

The three main considerations are creativity, site appropriateness, and durability. Selected artists must transport the artwork to the site on the specified date and install it with minimal assistance, then remove the artwork after the exhibition. Orange County provides 12-by-12-foot concrete pads. Sculptures must be firmly secured to the pads. There is a 6-foot minimum height preference. The sky is the limit for the maximum height.

Timeline

  • Notification of acceptance: August 10, 2018
  • Installation time frame: October 1 to 12, 2018
  • Opening celebration: October 19, 2018, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Sculpture removal: October 1 to 11, 2019

Sculpture On The Lawn 2018 Artist Benefits

Each artist will be awarded $3,500 as a fee for the annual loan of his or her artwork and to help offset any necessary transportation, installation, and housing costs. No other compensation will be provided. A payment of $3,000 will be made upon installation and $500 will be paid upon removal. Orange County will insure the artwork up to its stated value or $50,000, whichever is less, for theft or major vandalism. The artist will be responsible for any repairs needed due to fabrication defects or reasonable wear and tear of the object in a public location. Sales of the works will be encouraged and promoted. Any sales inquiries will be forwarded to the artist or designated agent. No commission will be charged. Sculptures must remain on site until September 2019.

About Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs

Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness, and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes thirteen municipalities. It is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide.

For more information, contact terry.olson@ocfl.net.

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ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

The Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County invites artists to apply to exhibit in the 30th Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival 2018 happening May 12 – 13, 2018 in South Walton, FL, along Northwest Florida’s beaches.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 8 Mar 2018

The festival takes place in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin’s Town Center. It is home to large-scale events such as the 30A Songwriters Festival and South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival. Located along the Scenic Hwy 98 Corridor, Grand Boulevard is easily accessible from regional drive and fly markets. These include Houston, Memphis, Atlanta, Nashville, Birmingham, Mobile, Pensacola, and Tallahassee.

ArtsQuest is the kick-off event for Art Week South Walton, an initiative of the CAA. The purpose of Art Week is to bring communities, organizations, and businesses together to present quality arts and entertainment to the community. Spanning several days, Art Week will feature visual, performing, and literary arts programming in diverse formats and various venues throughout South Walton.

ArtsQuest offers something for everyone. The event’s atmosphere is visually stimulating and family friendly. Adults can enjoy craft cocktails and culinary delights while strolling through the boulevards lined with fine artists. Kids will love the ImagiNation area with special activities in each of the tents. All can enjoy continuous live music throughout the festival. Highlights for ArtsQuest artists include $10,000 cash in artist awards, 5,000 quality art buyers, food vendors, and full cash bar along with existing restaurants in Grand Boulevard. Grand Boulevard and the surrounding area offer affordable accommodations, including hotels, camping, and condo and home rentals. ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival 2018 artist amenities include conveniently located artist parking, booth sitting, overnight security, on-site continuous artist hospitality.

About Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) supports the arts through leadership, advocacy, funding, programs, and education. The vision of the CAA is to make Walton County a creative place in which to live, work, and visit. It is a destination for cultural and artistic excellence where lives are enriched, economy is stimulated, and community is strengthened. As the creative core of Walton County, the CAA offers support, connection, and access opportunities for all forms of art, variety of makers, levels of learners, and art lovers. Through sponsorship, performance, and educational programs, the organization directly connects the people of Walton County with the broader view, critical exploration, and answers only the arts have the power to provide.

For more information, contact info@culturalartsalliance.com.

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South Miami Art Festival – Call For Artists

South Miami Art Festival – Call For Artists

ChamberSOUTH, the chamber of commerce for greater south Miami-Dade, announces a call for artists for the 46th annual South Miami Art Festival.

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Deadline: 5 Aug 2017

The event will include over 100 artists from around the world representing media such as ceramics and clay, digital art, textiles, glass, jewelry and metalwork, two-dimensional mixed media, three-dimensional mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking and drawing, sculpture, and wood. This event starts the Art Basel season.

About ChamberSOUTH

As a chamber of commerce, ChamberSOUTH strives to improve the lives of our citizens by enhancing their economic welfare. They act as a leading advocate for businesses by stimulating growth and shielding local economies from deterioration. They give thier members an edge over the competition by providing them with unique benefits. Chamber South has become an effective voice for the business community due in part to our valuable committees and task forces. We provide our members with the opportunities essential to business such as various networking events, information updates, and discounted services.

For more information, contact emcoordinator@chambersouth.com.

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ArtsFest Stuart – Call For Artists

ArtsFest Stuart – Call For Artists

The Arts Council of Martin County invites artists to apply to be an exhibitor at the 2018 ArtsFest Stuart. ArtsFest has an attendance of 15,000+ visitors in beautiful Memorial Park in Downtown Stuart.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 30 Sept 2017

A hometown celebration of local arts and culture, the 2-day event provides the area with exceptional fine art and craft exhibitors, a literary village, 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. Artists are the first priority at ArtsFest. A team of volunteers are dedicated to making your experience great. To enhance sales and attendance at ArtsFest, the Arts Council uses resources and connections throughout the community to create awareness. Through the generous support from local media, promotions reach residents throughout South Florida and generate excitement about our event.

Some comments from the 2017 Artist Survey:

  • “Love seeing my long time customers and meeting new ones each year!”
  • “Well organized!”
  • “Logistics and hospitality were easy and pleasant!”
  • “The staff and volunteers were AWESOME! “

From its genesis in 1988, ArtsFest has become one of the Treasure Coast’s most beloved and best-attended community events. ArtsFest has a reputation for having the best artists compared to other shows in the community. It provides significant financial support to the Arts Council of Martin County’s efforts to support the entire cultural sector.

ArtsFest showcases fine artists hailing from all around the country in the juried art show.  As a community-based arts organization, the Arts Council seeks to shine a spotlight on the many cultural assets in our community and bring fun, hands-on, free activities to the young people who attend. ArtsFest attracts art patrons, local residents, and visitors to the City of Stuart during Florida’s busy snowbird season.

About The Arts Council Of Martin County

The Arts Council of Martin County is a private, non-profit organization with a 501(c)3 status through the IRS. The Arts Council is supported in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.

For more information, contact artsfest@martinarts.org.

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Palm Beach Fine Craft Show – Call For Artists

Palm Beach Fine Craft Show – Call For Artists

Palm Beach Show Group announces a call for artists for the 15th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary crafts and design.

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Deadline: 15 Nov 2017

Three jurors, who are experts in the field and newly selected each year, will choose 150 artists. Previous exhibitors must re-apply each year. No one is grandfathered into the show. There is no quota for any category of Craft Art. Artists are selected on the basis of the originality, artistic conception, design, and quality of their work. All work submitted to the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show must be original creations. The Show does not charge sales commissions.

The non-refundable fee for applying is $35. The application fee is due at the time you fill out the online application and accept the terms and conditions.

Show dates: February 16-18, 2018

Location: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Media categories: Basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood.

The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show will be co-located with the renowned Palm Beach Jewelry, Art, & Antique Show which brings over 50,000 attendees over its duration in Palm Beach. Participating Palm Beach Fine Craft Artists will experience a world-class event with national and regional exposure through impressive marketing initiatives.

About The Palm Beach Show Group

Palm Beach Show Group is the leading full-service show production company specializing in fine art, antique, jewelry, and fine craft shows. The Palm Beach Show Group produces high-end events that create unique meeting places for collectors, art advisors, museum curators, interior designers, and dealers.

The Palm Beach Show Group believes that bringing together dealers and attendees in major cities throughout the country allows for an incredible culmination of education, entertainment, and commerce. Whether young or old, seasoned or novice, a Palm Beach Show Group event creates bonds between generations. The Palm Beach Show Group produces shows in major cities throughout the United States.

For more information, contact kellie@palmbeachshow.com.

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Palm Beach Contemporary – Call For Artists

Palm Beach Contemporary – Call For Artists

A&E Show Group announces a call for artists for Palm Beach Contemporary.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Nov 2017

Palm Beach Contemporary received rave reviews in 2017. Worth Avenue Magazine wrote: “This vibrant art show is the design and fashion event of the year – innovative and fresh featuring over 100 artists in an eclectic range of media…” The art critic from Palm Beach Arts Paper was equally effusive: “The well-curated Palm Beach Contemporary show… was a diverse representation of work, and if there was a unifying theme to be found it was one of transformation.” Local media called the show, “one of the top things to do” in Palm Beach County for the month of March. When A&E asked how they were found, many attendees said they Googled “Things to do in W. Palm Beach” and the Palm Beach Contemporary came up #1 in the search.

A&E Show Group is committed to bringing only the ‘best of the best’ to the event and will ultimately select no more than 135 of the nation’s top contemporary artists. A&E Show Group is further committed to presenting a balanced group of artists. To that end, they limit the number of artists in each of the categories. Artists participating in this elegant indoor event will compete for $4,000 in awards, with recognition for Best in Show, Collectors’ Award and Awards of Excellence in Jewelry, Wearable, and 2D. What better place to be in early March than South Florida with its gorgeous weather, abundance of wealthy buyers, and the support of an an organization committed to your success?

About A&E Show Group

Palm Beach Contemporary  is produced A&E Show Group, whose principals have a combined thirty years of experience in the art show business. Their commitment to diversity in art and artists did not go unnoticed by attendees at our 2017 event: “What a remarkable collection you put together. So much variety!” ~ Barbara T., Palm Beach / Hamptons. “So many new artists we had never seen before in Palm Beach. Great job!” Alice D., Delray Beach. We also “bring out the buyers.” As one artist put it, “the ratio of buyers to attendees was the highest I have ever seen.”

For more information, contact info@aeshowgroup.com.

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