Calls to Artists

These are local calls on the Treasure Coast and surrounding counties.

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Public Art Exhibits
Indian River County Courthouse & Indian River County Administration Complex
(Must be a member of the Cultural Council)

Foyer Gallery of Art at the Emerson Center
Rotating Exhibits every two months - No fee to exhibit.
Contact: Ellen Rantz

The Hair Shop For Men
5240 US 1, Suite 105 in Vero Beach
Contact Scott Young at 563.0331 or email:

The Galleries at First Pres
First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach
520 Royal Palm Blvd, Vero Beach

Three month exhibits for 3 to 4 artists each with their own gallery space.  Call Carole or Peter 772-464-6712



Galleries That Host Guest Artists
(includes gallery stroll)

Artists Guild Gallery

Gallery 14

Main Street Vero Beach

Businesses & Clubs That Host Guest Artists
(includes gallery stroll)

The Gallery @ Beneduce Realty
1930 14th Avenue Vero Beach, FL 32960
Contact: Lisa Beneduce 772-564-6100

Vero Beach Masonic Lodge
1959 14th Avenue
Artists are invited to exhibit during the First Friday Gallery Stroll.  Contact:Don Biscoe 772-501-3471 or email:


Artist in Residence Reference

Current Grants Available

Application deadline: May 17, 2017
The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art.
The program issues awards directly to individual authors for articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media, and short-form writing projects. It supports a broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship.
Writers who meet the program's eligibility requirements are invited to apply in the following categories:
  • Articles
  • Blogs
  • Books
  • New and Alternative Media
  • Short-Form Writing
Due to legal constraints the Arts Writers Grant Program can only fund U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the United States, and holders of O-1 visas. For guidelines and additional eligibility requirements, please visit the Arts Writers website.
Art Writing Workshop
In partnership with the International Association of Art Critics/USA Section, the Arts Writers Grant Program offers applicants consultations with leading art critics. For more information, please visit


Artist in Residence - Current Calls



Martha Ann Sloan of Create At Studio MA is looking for an artist that may need a studio to use.  She has lots of time during the week (and weekend) that her studio is not in use and she does not use it from July - October as well.  Contact Martha Ann by email: or call 772-538-1989. 

Current Calls - Florida

ST PAUL'S CHURCH is seeking a a fabricator for a driftwood altar and a font.

Altar: Must be freestanding;  40" H x 60" W x 28" D;  the acacia wood top is to be supported by a box (fabricated elsewhere), which box is to be 36.5" H x 30" W x 21" D; the driftwood depth from the front of the altar to the box (in the center of the altar) should be no greater than 7"; the box should be camouflaged as much as possible and inished in a gray palette to match nave chairs
Font: Will be 38" high finished and will support an existing shell weighing approx 20 lbs.
Fabricator must send a quote for the cost and the project is due on August 1.
Rendering: Above
Contact: D. Lorne Coyle: 772-913-0319 or


Deadline: 3 pm May 27, 2017
AE BACKUS MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW (Download the application)


Deadline May 31, 2017

Meet the Locals Exhibit for June 2017 at Flametree Clay Gallery


Deadline: June 1, 2017

By the Sea: A Juried Photography Exhibit
Deadline:  June 1, 2017 
Call for Artists at the Southwest Florida International Airport July 2017-July 2018

Deadline: June 16, 2017 at 4 pm

It's that time of the year again! The Cornell Art Museum's 2017 6x6 Exhibit & Sale is coming up in July! 
Artists of all levels and ages are welcome to submit original artworks - of any medium - in the 6×6 format.
All pieces will be included in a feature exhibit for the month of July, opening during Delray Beach's First Friday Art Walk on July 7, 2017 and will remain on view until the 6×6 Art Sale on July 27th, in the Crest Theatre Galleries! 
Artworks will be on sale for $30 each - all proceeds will benefit the Cornell Art Museum.
To participate, get the form HERE!

McKee Botanical Garden is currently accepting photo submissions for the 13th Annual Waterlily Photo Contest in conjunction with the Annual Waterlily Celebration to be held on Saturday, June 17.  Deadline for submission is June 13.
Download the Waterlily Photo Contest Guidelines here.

American Fine Craft Show Sarasota will return to Robarts Arena, December 2017. The event, now in its ninth year, will feature exceptional works in ceramics, decorative fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed-media, paper, wearable art, wood, painting, photography and sculpture by more than 100 of the nation's top artists.   APPLY NOW 
Application Dates: 
Mar 15, 2017 - Jun 15, 2017 
Application Fee: $35.00
Late App. Dates: Jun 16 - Jul 26, 2017

Additional Late Fee: $15.00


Singers! Community Church invites you to participate in the July 2 Independence Day Celebration.  Rehearsal on June 28, 7 pm.


November 25-26, 2017
The 53rd Space Coast Art Festival will be held Thanksgiving weekend, November 25th thru 26th 2017 at Manatee Park in the City of Cape Canaveral, Florida.  We invite you to apply to our juried Master Fine Arts Show offering up to $35,000 in award money.
Application Deadline - July 13, 2017
Application Fee - $40.00
Late Application Dates - July 14 - 28, 2017
Late Application Fee - $65

Deadline: September 5, 2017

The Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta Florida is accepting applications for 

 Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design.  If you create unique wearable art, fashion, textiles, accessories, or jewelry, we invite you to submit your work for this season's extravaganza at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Palm Beach County, Florida.  

Deadline: September 30, 2017

“Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition – Call to Artists

The City of Ocala in partnership with the Appleton Museum of Art, Fine Arts For Ocala, and Marion Cultural Alliance is accepting submissions from artists working in North America to participate in the Fourth Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Ten works will be selected for a 20-month exhibition at Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, FL. Best of Show, Second Place, Honorable Mention, and People's Choice awards will be selected. Total Awards: $24,000. Artists must be 18 or older to enter.

For entry Guidelines and more information, visit ENTRY DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 30th, 2017. Entries may be submitted via email to or mailed to: Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition, 828 NE 8th Ave. Ocala, FL. 34470.”


Application Deadline:  October 8, 2017

Application Fee: $35  ($5 for young artists category)
You are invited to enter the annual ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest. This global, juried, online art contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species or habitats. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either
  • Celebration of the beauty of Endangered or Threatened Species/habitats
  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats
Please note - species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat exists.