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Sarasota Architectural Photo Show (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Sarasota Architectural Photo Show (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Art Center Sarasota (ACS) invites artists of all ages and skill levels to submit their photography to the Sarasota Architectural Photo Show. This show focuses on the architecture specific to Sarasota and the area around it. Go take a photo of your favorite building, place, or moment.

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Deadline: 3 Oct 2021

This exhibition is open to all photography highlighting both residential and commercial architecture within Sarasota County to showcase at Art Center Sarasota. This show is open to all photography media. Juror(s) will see all requested information except the artist’s name and price. ACS Exhibitions Committee asks jurors to make all selections based solely on artistic merit. In an effort to maintain best gallery practices, ACS implements the following rules and regulations for this juried exhibition.

Awards will be decided by the jurors, Carl Abbott – FAIA, award winning local architect and member of the Sarasota School of Architecture, and Noelle McCleaf – photographer exploring themes of memory, relationship, and identity in the landscape of South Florida.

Sarasota Architectural Photo Show Awards

  • First place receiving $500
  • Second place receiving $300
  • Third place receiving $200
  • Two Merit Awards and Honorable Mentions

All accepted artworks will be on display and for sale in the gallery from October 14 – November 27, 2021. Opening reception is October 14, 2021, 6pm at Art Center Sarasota. Promotion includes press-releases, social media coverage, physical mailings, and art events.

About Art Center Sarasota

Situated on the historic Sarasota Bayfront, Art Center Sarasota is the center of Sarasota’s visual arts community.

Art Center Sarasota is a member-supported organization that engages the entire artistic community by providing educational programs and exhibitions to local and regional artists and those who simply enjoy the visual arts.

The Center’s educational programs engage novice to professional artists with artist demonstrations, lectures, workshops, and classes. Art Center Sarasota hosts international and local teaching artists to enrich Sarasota’s cultural diversity. Youth programs such as the Creative Kids Art Camps and Slice of Art nurture developing minds.

The Center’s exhibitions program shows contemporary works in its three curated galleries, designed to inspire and challenge the viewer. The large atrium gallery is dedicated to showcasing the Sarasota and region’s talented artists in juried competitions.

Art Center Sarasota relies on a corps of dedicated volunteers to assist with everything from fundraising to exhibitions and supporting the staff in many ways.

For more information, contact artcentersarasota@gmail.com.

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

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

[Sponsored Listing] Embracing Our Differences announces a call for artists for their outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national, and international artists and writers.

The display reflects the artists’ interpretations of the theme “enriching lives through diversity.” The exhibit will be displayed at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota from January 19 – April 10, 2022.

 

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Deadline: 6 Oct 2021

The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message. The Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit 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.

Artists’ works will be displayed for three months. Bayfront park has a substantial audience. In 2021, 254,280 people visited the exhibition—bringing the total amount of visitors to more than 3.55 million since 2004.

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 as well as a comprehensive series of educational initiatives, programs, and resources designed for teachers and students. Their mission is “Through the transformative power of the arts, we educate and inspire to create a better world.” Their vision is “A world that embraces diversity, respects differences, and actively rejects hatred and prejudice.”

For more information, contact info@embracingourdifferences.org.

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Here Comes The Sun (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Here Comes The Sun (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Art Center Sarasota announces a call for artists for “Here Comes the Sun,” a juried exhibition showcasing the wide-ranging talents of regional artists, July 23-August 20. An opening reception will take place on Friday, July 23, 6-8 p.m. The juror is Tampa-based artist and first-place recipient of the Kennedy Center’s 2020 VSA Emerging Artists Award, Savannah Magnolia.

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Deadline: 4 Jul 2021

All artworks for Here Comes the Sun will only be submitted online for jurying. This exhibition is open to all regional artists to showcase their work at Art Center Sarasota (ACS). This show is open to all media types.

Juror will see all requested information except the artist’s name. ACS Exhibition Committee asks jurors to make all selections based solely on artistic merit. Awards will be chosen by the juror in person when all works are onsite and installed at Art Center Sarasota. Art Center Sarasota is located at 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Five Awards are given per show: First, Second, and Third Place plus two Merit Awards and four Special Awards. First place winner receives $800, Second Place $600, Third Place $400, each Merit Award $100 and each Special Award $50. All winners are required to fill out a W9 form prior to receiving a cash prize.

About Art Center Sarasota

Art Center Sarasota was the first arts and cultural institution in Sarasota, FL. It was founded in 1926 as the “Sarasota Art Association” by Marcia Rader, the art supervisor for the Sarasota County schools district. In the early years, the group met monthly and sponsored exhibits in rented facilities. The Association was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1943. It has been in its current location in the Sarasota Bayfront Cultural District since 1949.

Art Center Sarasota is a member-supported organization that offers curated and juried exhibitions, adult and youth education programs, outreach initiatives for underserved youth, and culturally related public programming. It is admission-free and open to all public. Its mission is to inspire individual creative expression, nurture artistic talent, and provide the community with accessible and diverse visual art opportunities.

For more information, contact artcentersarasota@gmail.com.

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The Big Show (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

The Big Show (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Art Center Sarasota announces a call for artists for their next exhibition, The Big Show. On view from July 16 – August 21, 2020. Art Center Sarasota invites contemporary artists to submit up to 3 works for considering in Sarasota’s open, all media, all subjects, national juried exhibition. This exhibition gives visitors an opportunity to see the diverse artistic mediums and enormous talent of today’s artists. This exhibition will fill all four galleries.

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Deadline: 27 Jun 2020

Every artist who submits to this juried exhibition is eligible for awards. The juror will review online submissions for entry, then select awards after viewing the work in person in early July.

Juror: Danny Olda, Manager of Curatorial Programs, Content and Engagement at Creative Pinellas. Danny is an art critic, editor, and independent curator.

The Big Show Prizes

  • First Prize – $1,500
  • Second Prize – $1,00
  • Third Prize – $500
  • 2 Merit Awards -$250 each
  • Special Award – $100

About Art Center Sarasota

Art Center Sarasota is a community art center, free, and open to the public. Their mission is to provide Sarasota with opportunities for creative expression and art appreciation through art education, exhibitions, and cultural programs.

Art Center Sarasota is a member-based organization that engages the entire artistic community by providing educational programs and exhibitions to local and regional artists and those who simply enjoy the visual arts.

The Center’s exhibitions program shows contemporary works in its three curated galleries, designed to inspire and challenge the viewer. The large atrium gallery is dedicated to showcasing the Sarasota and region’s talented artists in juried competitions.

For more information, contact danielle@artsarasota.org.

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National Call (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

National Call (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Art Center Sarasota invites artists from across the United States to exhibit their works in all media and all subjects national exhibition, National Call, to be exhibited in all four of their galleries. The exhibition will run from December 12, 2019 – January 17, 2020. Works will be juried into the exhibition, entry fees do apply.

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Deadline: 22 Nov 2019

Over 200 works of art will be chosen for this exhibition. Have your artwork(s) on display for hundreds of visitors to view. Art Center Sarasota averages 60,000+ visitors to their galleries each year and over 300 visitors to each opening reception. All work will be for sale, with 65% commission allotted to the artist for any sale.

National Call Artist Benefits

Artists and creatives are encouraged to attend a juror critique on December 10 at 6pm. During this time, the juror will announce the place awards and describe why they were chosen. This is a great opportunity to ask your pressing questions. Ten place cash prizes will be awarded. 1st Place $1,500, 2nd Place $1,000, 3rd Place $500, Merit Awards (2) $250, Special Recognition (5) $100.

Social Equity

As the center of Sarasota’s visual arts community, Art Center Sarasota focuses on accessibility, diversity, and engagement. Artists, creatives, and visitors enjoy the Center’s education and exhibition programs. The juried exhibitions, such as this call, are open to anyone of any skill level, which leads to dynamic exhibitions of novice to professional artists in the same space. Broadening the juried exhibition to a national call helps marginalized communities in Sarasota identify with more diverse works by artists of similar backgrounds, that may not be represented by our local and regional artists.

About Art Center Sarasota

Art Center Sarasota is a member-based organization that engages the artistic community by providing educational programs and exhibitions to local and regional artists and those who simply enjoy the visual arts. The Center’s exhibitions program shows contemporary works in its three curated galleries, designed to inspire and challenge the viewer. The large atrium gallery is dedicated to showcasing the Sarasota and region’s talented artists in juried competitions. This season of exhibitions is designed to expand the art center’s reputation locally and nationally as well as engage visitors through culturally diverse art experiences.

For more information, contact danielle@artsarasota.org.

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