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Calls to Artists

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

For Cultural Council Member Artists, Visit our Community Page

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Through the Eye of the Camera, the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery’s annual juried photography exhibition, returns to provide amateur and professional artists a great opportunity to be a part of this enduring and coveted competitive survey. 

Entries in both traditional and digital photography will be accepted by advance appointment April 10 through May 3. There is a $30 entry fee for artists entering 1-3 works, $25 entry fee for artists entering 4 or more works.

This year’s full prospectus with application, dates, guidelines, categories, awards, and entry procedures is available to download from the Museum’s website at or pick up during regular hours at the Museum, 500 North Indian River Drive in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce, Florida.

Photographers may enter their work in one of four categories: (1) Animal subjects; (2) Flora & Landscape subjects; (3) People/Portrait subjects; or (4) Open, for subjects that are not included in the three major categories.

In addition to Best of Show, Director’s Choice, People’s Choice, and 1st-2nd-3rd and Award of Merit in the category awards, there is a special “Best Black & White Photograph” and “Best Film / Traditional RAW Photograph” award. Details are available in the prospectus.

Artists are required to sign up online for an entry appointment in advance. Each 15-minute entry appointment will accommodate one artist entering up to three (3) works of art; artists wishing to enter more than three works may sign up for additional entry appointments. Artists can access the online appointment schedule with all entry information at

The juried exhibition Through the Eye of the Camera will be on view May 10 through the closing out of the regular season on June 21, 2024, with accepted artists and award winners announced online by Thursday evening, May 9. The opening reception is planned for Friday, May 10 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Calls to Artists

The Environmental Learning Center is looking for artists to feature in their rotating Artist Series and also for permanent exterior displays.  Accepting any medium; specifically featuring work that supports the ELC mission statement.

If artwork is accepted for rotation, the artist will receive a series of dates to choose from including an Opening/Premiere date to celebrate their work. 

Both indoor and outdoor opportunities to display temporary artwork for up to 3 months.  Artists must pay to transport their work both to and from the ELC.

If artwork is accepted for permanent exterior display, the artist will work closely with ELC staff to optimize installation.  Proposals are also accepted for work created specifically for ELC.

Artists can sell their work while it is on display, donating 10% of the profits to the Environmental Learning Center.  If artists have other merchandise for purchase, ELC can sell it in the gift shop for a fee of 20% of sales.

As part of the series, we are asking artists to lead one or more hands-on workshop for the public.

Please e-mail with any questions or concerns.


Click HERE for the application and for more information.  NO DEADLINE LISTED

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On Going

Public Art Exhibits - Arts in Public Places Program

Visit our Community Page 

  • Indian River County Courthouse 

  • Indian River County Administration Complex

  • Vero Beach Airport

  • Intergenerational Center

(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

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

National Parks

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