Cultural Council of Indian River County

Calls to Artists

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

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October 2018 - October 2019

Videographers Needed to Help Make History
 for the City’s Centennial Celebration
City Council member Tony Young andCity Clerk Tammy Bursick are co-chairing one of the most memorable events in our city’s history by coordinating all the plans centered around the Vero Beach Centennial Celebration.  Multiple activities will be presented on a monthly calendar presented via a myriad of local organizations starting in October of 2018 through October 2019.
The committee includes many people and organizations in the community who are actively working on special recognitions and remembrances of our city history, ancestors, landmarks and special events.
While the committee has a number of still photographers who have come forward to offer their assistance along the way, they are always welcoming others who may wish to help on a volunteer basis.  Additionally, in order to archive the celebration year and promote it in the best way possible, the committee is seeking local videographers who wish to partake in any of the events.
Still photographers and videographers interested in participating in this capacity on a pro-bono basis should email Ms. Bursick at
or Publicist Beverly Paris at . The website will become active in early March and can be visited at


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:


Want to sing in a choir? Just show up at rehearsals.
Anybody who wants to join in on the fun of singing with the Treasure Coast Chapter of the American Guild of Organists at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach simply has to show up for rehearsals Saturday and Sunday. Then, just be ready to perform before an audience 4 p.m. Sunday.
"All singers are welcome to attend this fantastic event and enrollment is free," said Jacob Craig, director of music and arts at First Presbyterian since 2012. Admission is free, too.
Rehearsals are 9 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 3 p .m. Sunday. Area church and community choirs will be part of the concert as well as the First Presbyterian Symphonic Orchestra and the Gifford Youth Orchestra, with a special appearance by the Avenue D Children's Choir of Fort Pierce.
"The guest conductor and clinician for the weekend will be Dr . James Brown of Troy University," Craig said.

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 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


August 18, 2018
The Treasure Coast Youth Symphony is holding auditions
on August 18, 2018 in Port St. Lucie.    

Delray Beach, FL
November 10 & 11, 2018
Deadline: September 1


23rd Annual Naples New Year's Art Show
January 5 - 6, 2019
5th Avenue South, Downtown Naples, Florida -100% Outdoors
Deadline - September 9, 2018
Application Fee: $35.00

 Pelican Island Bird & Nature Art Show & Plein Air

Applications Due by October 5th at pm
Deliver art Friday the 12th between 9-12 pm at the
Sebastian River Art Club (1245 Main St. Sebastian, FL)
Artist will be welcome at the reception Friday.
Show on Saturday 9-5 Sunday 9-4 (pick up 4pm).


Application Dates: May 14, 2018 - Sep 21, 2018
Application Fee: $35.00
Late App. Dates: Sep 22 - Sep 28, 2018
Additional Late Fee: $25.00



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

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.

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



The Vero Beach Museum of Art is seeking a full time IT Coordinator. 

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