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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


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Volunteer Opportunities

I am the Volunteer Coordinator for the 2018 Vero Beach Air Show that is being held in April. 

I am seeking volunteers for this event.  For that being said, I am reaching out to your non-profit to see if you may have any volunteers that would be interested in helping out.  If so, pleases log onto to register.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Set up Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
  • Parking
  • Ticketing
  • Baggage checkers
  • Water runners
  • Trash Pick-Up
  • Floating
  • People Director
  • Clean up on Monday

Michelle Dion

Current Calls - Treasure Coast & Surrounding area



Deadline: March 1, 2018



The 15th Annual Hibiscus Festival
Presented by Main Street Vero Beach
DATE: April 7th and 8th
DEADLINE: March 7, 2018 at Midnight
LOCATION: Historic Downtown Main Street Vero Beach, FL
MORE: Sponsorship Commitments Due by February 16, 2018 For Advertising 
The juried Fine Art and Fine Craft show is open to artists and crafters in a wide range of categories and will be held at the north end of the festival in the heart of the Arts District. There will be ample free reserved parking for the artists close to the venue.
Artists may apply at the Zapplication Link:

Deadline March 10, 2018

The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery’s annual juried photography exhibition, “Through the Eye of the Camera,” is accepting artist applications during regular hours Wednesdays - Sundays, beginning February 21 through March 10, until 3:00 pm. The application is open to amateur and professional photographers with a $25 entry fee per work. A full prospectus with guidelines and application is available to download from the Museum’s website at or pick up at the Museum, 500 North Indian River Drive in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce, Florida.
Photographers may enter their work in one of seven media and subject categories: (1) Film/Traditional Raw Photography (Color and B&W, all subjects); (2) Digital - Great Outdoors (Plant, Wildlife, Animals); (3) Digital - Great Outdoors (Scenery, Structures, Cars, Boats, etc.); (4) Digital - Color Still Life/Portrait; (5) Digital - Black & White (all subjects); (6) Manipulated Imagery (any subject); and new for 2018, (7) Alternate Substrates (any subject). Full descriptions with frequently asked questions are available in the prospectus.
The juried exhibition “Through the Eye of the Camera” will be on view March 16 - April 27, 2018, with the opening reception Friday, March 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm and prizes awarded by the jury. The exhibition is sponsored by Jiffy Photo & Framing, one of the oldest photography stores in the state of Florida.

Youth Essay Contest:
Cox-Gifford Seawinds Community Outreach announces its annual youth essay contest titled, "The True Meaning of Memorial Day."
The contest is open to all Indian River County, FL middle and high school students.
Essay submissions will be received through March 31, 2018 from students enrolled in Indian River County area middle and high schools. Essay submissions from private, charter and home schools will also be accepted.
A total of 6 prizes will be awarded; $500 will be awarded to one each middle and high school first place winner; $200 will be awarded to one each first place runner-up at both middle and high school levels and $100 will be awarded to one each second place runner-up in both middle and high school levels

For information call Community Outreach Coordinator, Diane Saunier at (772) 562-2365 or visit

Calling all writers: 
While awaiting the arrival of the IRSC Writers Day on April 6-7, please consider submitting a piece of your work (a poem, a story [fiction or non-fiction], a photo, or a critique to The Indian River Review is currently soliciting submissions for its sixth issue scheduled for publication in late spring 2019. The theme for this issue is "passion." Of course, this word immediately proposes romantic passion, and while the editors are not against submissions that go in that direction, submitters should be careful. Think Wuthering Heights or even When Harry Met Sally, not Fifty Shades of Grey, specifically no erotica.  With that said, keep in mind that passion doesn't have to suggest only romance. Passion means a strong emotion.
The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2018. Genres include short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, critical essays, black and white photography, and book reviews. Please do not send explicit content. All work is peer-reviewed. The journal accepts only electronic submission, no hard copies. Simultaneous submissions and previously published works are allowed. See formatting and submission instructions below. Submissions received that do not comply with the instructions below may not be reviewed for consideration.

Deadline: April 3, 2018

Current Calls - Florida

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Exhibition Opportunity at The Historic Capitol 
The Florida Historic Capitol Museum invites resident Florida artists to submit works for an exhibition in the state's Historic Capitol building. The theme Capitol Reimagined will be the focus and title of the show. Capitol Reimagined celebrates the 40th anniversary of both Florida's decision to save the Historic Capitol, as well as the inaugural legislative session in the current Capitol building.


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

Large, light-filled art studio in Village Square, Sebastian, available for several artists to share until current lease expires April 1, 2018.  Option to enter rental agreement also exists.  Contact Margaret Goembel via email at or phone (772) 234-7280.


The Association of Fundraising Professionals posts employment opportunities in Indian River County

From Crystal Bujol, Artistic Director of Gifford Youth Orchestra

I need a secretary - 4 days a week, 2 - 3 hours daily. At least 40 weeks this year. Must know Excel and Word. If you might be interested, email I am looking for that perfect person! Crystal

The Florida Alliance for Arts Education seeks an experienced and energetic leader, who is committed to advancing arts education in Florida, to serve as Executive Director.

The Florida Alliance for Arts Education (FAAE) was created in 1989 as a non-profit organization dedicated to improving, enhancing, promoting and advocating for arts education throughout the state. FAAE is supported in part by the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Department of State-Division of Cultural Affairs, grants, donations and earned income. The mission of FAAE is: “To improve, enhance and promote arts education in Florida.” Our vision is: “For every child in every school to have a well-rounded education that includes a comprehensive, sequential, high-quality program of arts instruction; and for all Florida communities to have broad-based cultural programs available to support life-long learning in and through the arts.”Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director’s (ED) primary responsibilities are to develop and manage state-wide arts education services, recruit and oversee program consultants and volunteers, secure grants and other funding, prepare and monitor budgets, oversee website and marketing initiatives, and act as an advocate for arts education through participation with various government agencies, school districts and service organizations throughout the state. QUALIFICATIONS A minimum of five (5) years of work experience relevant to the position, to include employment by an arts organization, non-profit corporation, school district or other for-profit entity – and including experience such as management, personnel supervision, program management, marketing, accounting, fund development, event planning, etc. Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college/university. Excellent written and verbal communications skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator. Ability to work collaboratively with all sectors of the arts education community, and the Board of Directors. Demonstrated track record of government relations, lobbying or advocacy for art education industry a plus. Exhibit a working knowledge of multiple funding streams, e.g. grants, memberships, sponsorships, donations, etc. Demonstrated ability to organize and present information to diverse groups. Strong financial management ability, including budget development and fiscal management. Experience and expertise in marketing and public relations, including website maintenance and social media. Experience in event planning and execution Ability to be entrepreneurial and adaptable; action-oriented and self-directed; energetic and creative with a positive attitude and strong passion for arts education. Ability to travel throughout the state to attend and/or conduct programs, events and meetings. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES Manage core programs and operations, including development of programs as well as fulfilling reporting requirements. Plan and execute annual statewide arts education conference. Develop and maintain an aggressive fundraising strategy – search for opportunities – seek corporate sponsorships, expand organization membership and write grant proposals. Meet with the Board of Directors – preparing agendas and meeting documents. Work with the Board to develop and maintain an annual budget. Oversee the management of all funds consistent with the organization’s accounting system – ensuring financial statements are prepared as needed. Develop and maintain positive relationships with government and school officials, business leaders, civic groups and arts education supporters. Ensure effective systems to track progress, and regularly evaluate programs to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the Board, funders, and other constituents. Serve as the primary spokesperson for FAAE’s programs, activities and events throughout the state; articulates and communicates the value of the arts in improving academic achievement, and promotes community support of arts education and FAAE. Design and implement a long term strategic plan and annual action plans, including identifying and driving timelines and resources to achieve strategic goals Communicate with appropriate government and arts education personnel; participate in key arts-related associations and organizations; serve on committees and advisory groups, and speak in public meetings and at community events. Supervise website and social media presence and email marketing. Serve as FAAE’s chief representative to the funding community, with the media, to the education community, and with state and national arts and culture organizations.