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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


 The Backus Museum

42nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition “The Best of the Best”

Accepting Entries beginning September 6, 2023 at the

A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery

Now in its fifth decade, this fine art competition continues to spotlight the best artistic works in different media by amateurs and professionals from the Treasure Coast and beyond. Each year the independent jury panel finds and rewards excellence, technique, and presentation with cash prizes.

The Museum is accepting artist submissions by advance appointments beginning September 6 on Wednesdays–Sundays until 3:00 pm, through September 29, 2023.

Artists may enter their work in The Best of the Best by submitting into one of four media categories: Oil and Acrylic paintings; Watercolor (including gouache and tempera); Varied Techniques (which includes mixed media, pastel, pencil, pen & ink, printmaking, graphics, collage, and digital art); and Three-Dimensional. There is a $30 entry fee per work. Entries that are juried into the exhibition will contend for cash prizes and 1st-2nd-3rd place awards, with an overall "Best of Show" award. Additionally, at the end of the exhibition, visitor votes are counted for a special

“People's Choice” award.

A full Prospectus with guidelines, details, dates, appointment reservation link, and application form is available at


The Best of the Best annual juried exhibition will open the 2023-24 Season of the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, and will debut with the Season Grand Opening Members Reception on October 7, followed by the season open house on October 8.

The Best of the Best continues on view during regular hours through November 10, 2023. 

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

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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Artist in Residence Reference

National Parks

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