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

Art Gallery of Viera
Monthly themed exhibitions for guest artists and seeking gallery members.  Visit:


Spaces That Host Guest Artists
(includes gallery stroll)

Artists Guild Gallery

Gallery 14

Main Street Vero Beach

Vero Heritage is seeking artists for the June 2nd Gallery Stroll.  $25  Contact: Debbie Avery

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


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

Deadline: July 14, 2017


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.
Late Application Deadline - July 28, 2017
Application Fee - $40.00
Late Application Dates - July 14 - 28, 2017
Late Application Fee - $65

Deadline:  September 4, 2017


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.


Deadline: Early October

The Treasure Coast Boat Show and Marine Flea Market is being held at the Indian River County Fairgrounds, 7655 58th Ave in Vero Beach, FL. 
October 14-15.  We invite you to come set up with the best!  DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION to apply for the  the Marine Wildlife Art & Craft Show. 
39th Annual Naples National Art Festival
Deadline: October 30, 2017
February 24-25, 2018
Application Fee -   $25.00


DEADLINE: November 17


March 9, 2018 to March 11, 2018
Riverside Park, Vero Beach, FL
The Vero Beach Art Club is pleased to announce our application is now available for the 67th annual Under the Oaks Fine Arts and Crafts Show.

We invite you to apply online through Juried Art Services.  Join your fellow artists and craftsmen under the majestic live oaks in Riverside Park as we celebrate the Vero Beach Art Club's premier annual juried art event. Each year crowds number more than 80,000 for this three-day prestigious event. 
Application Dates - Jun 1, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017
Application Fee - $35