Cultural Council of Indian River County

Calls to Artists

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

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Swig of Color, LLC, a 100% mobile social art studio that hosts relaxing, social paint classes at bars, restaurants, homes and other establishments along the Treasure coast, is looking for artists to design original works of art for our rapidly expanding paint and sip business. Our designs span all genres, including wildlife, nature, landmarks, travel, holiday-themed designs, and more. We need original designs for canvasses and pallet boards.

  • Designs should be suitable for 12 x 16" canvas or wood pallet board signs approx 8 x 10", 8 X 19", and triptych images 5 x 7".
  • For reference to our design style please refer to our gallery, however, artist are encourage to create submissions in their style but keep in mind that our customers often have no painting experience.
  • All images must be painted in acrylics.
  • For each accepted design Swig of Color will pay $30 for the rights to reproduce the image at our paint and sip events. 
  • Artists should submit a watermarked image for consideration to 
  • If approved, the artist must provide a high resolution digital image free of watermark or branding and a list of colors used to paint the image. 
  • Artist will retain all rights to images and may resell them to other paint and sip establishments, (excluding franchises), outside the state of Florida. Images may also be sold to individuals provided it will not be used for commercial purposes.

This is an ongoing call.  Contact Susan Garman:

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


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

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 Chamber of Commerce has space in the Masonic Lodge right in the heart of the Gallery Stroll.  Stroll night only - table cost is $25.  Contact the chamber office or Debbie Avery

The Chamber is located at 1957 14th Avenue in the Arts District.  Phone: 772.226.5459


Artist in Residence Reference

Current Calls - Treasure Coast & Surrounding area


DEADLINE: Monday, October 15, 2018
  Cash Awards: $3,000  
($1,000 Best-in-Show Adult, $1,000 Best-in-Show Student, $1,000 People's Choice)
The centerpiece of Embracing Our Differences is an outdoor juried international art exhibit featuring 45 billboard size images created by local, national and international artists, writers and students reflecting their interpretations of the theme "enriching lives through diversity."
The 2018 exhibit received 8,395 submissions representing 98 countries and 227 schools from such distant places as India, Iran, Israel, Vietnam and South Korea.  The 2019 exhibit will run from January 19 thru March 15, 2019 in Island Park along Sarasota's bay front.
(online or by mail)
Submit as many art pieces as you wish. There is no submission fee.
Teachers may complete submissions on behalf of their students and, at their option, substitute their personal or school contact information for that of their students.

40th Annual Naples National Art Show

February 23-24, 2019

Naples, Florida

Deadline: October 30, 2018

The Naples National Art Show is consistently voted among the top 25 art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine and was ranked the top 15 last year. As one of the oldest shows in Collier County, the Naples National Art Show is counted by the local community as among its premiere, must–see events, thanks to the high quality of art, the engaging personalities of the artists and the festive atmosphere. The show is held in scenic Cambier Park and along 8th Street South, one block from downtown Naples’ premier shopping and dining district.

Cambier Park and 8th Street South, Naples, FL

100% Outdoors

Application Dates: Jun 1, 2018 - Oct 30, 2018

Application Fee: $35.00


13th Annual Juried Art Fest on the Green
Wellington, FL
January 26 & 27, 2019
APPLY HERE  Deadline is November 1


Deadline:  January 15, 2019
Marsh Island Clubhouse, Vero Beach
Application Fee: $40.00
The prestigious Marsh Island Club House features three-dimensional artwork of over 100 National artists. The juried show offers cash awards of Eight Thousand Dollars. This is a premier event for three-dimensional artists.
This show is specific to three-dimensional fine art. It’s open to Vero Beach Art Club members and any three-dimensional artist in the United States. Artist can enter up to two pieces(additional cost per entry). Fees are non-refundable


Lee County Alliance for the Arts
33rd Annual All Florida Juried Exhibit
As the name suggests, this exhibition features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the 65,000 square miles that make up Florida. The juried entries come together for an award-winning and exciting exhibition representing today's contemporary Florida artists.
All entries must be submitted online no later than Monday, January 28. Visit to view prospectus and application details.
Arts for Life! annually awards $1,000 scholarships to 25 graduating high school seniors in Florida who demonstrate excellence in one of the following art forms:
   creative writing  -  dance - drama  - music  - visual art
The 2018-19 application period deadline is February 4, 2019.
High school students who are graduating from a public, private, or virtual school or a home education program in Florida during the current academic year.
To Apply:

Studio Space

Studio Space available in Art District. Located 1/2 block east of 14th Avenue near other galleries on the Art Walk. 
Contact Marcy Purdy

Art Studio in the heart of Vero's downtown art district:

*Artists Barry Shapiro and Xaque Gruber are interested in a third artist to share the space.
*1,000 square feet. Rent + utilities - $500/month (approximate).
*Located on Route SR60 just west of 14th Ave (behind Avanzare & Sean Ryan Pub).
If interested, please contact Xaque at 323-547-1188 or by email



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