Call to Artists

The Visual Arts Center offers opportunities for artists of all media to enter exhibitions. Many exhibits are judged, some are juried and each exhibit present an opportunity to win cash prizes and ribbons at the awards reception. 

The 2021 Exhibit Calendar provides all the important dates you'll need to know to exhibit in the Main Gallery. Download PDF 2021 Exhibit Schedule (click here).

    Please make sure you are familiar with the Exhibit Hanging and Display Requirements before entering an exhibit. 


    Member Shows

    If you are a member interested in displaying your work in a member-only show, please contact the Visual Arts Center. Member Exhibits typically feature four artists at one time, and booking is made up to two years in advance. If you would like to learn more about becoming a member, visit our membership page.

    We are always in need of volunteers to help receive and hang shows. If you are interested in being part of the hanging committee, please contact us. 


    Gift Shop

    Visual Arts Center members have an opportunity to apply to sell your art in the Gift Shop. If you would like an opportunity to apply to sell your art in the gift shop, please contact our Gift Shop Manager at (941) 639-8810 or giftshop@visualartcenter.org.


    Exhibit Schedule and Prospectus

    Nearly all of the following exhibits are open to members and non-members. Details about eligible works, fees, prizes and an entry form can be found in the prospectus for each exhibit - please read the prospectus carefully.


    The Student Show | Receiving February 11 & 12 by appointment

    We are welcoming all past and present VAC students into this exhibit. If you have taken a class here, we encourage you to enter. This is a great opportunity to enter your work and show off what you have learned. This is open to both members and non-members. The entry fee is only $5.00 per work.

    Before you bring in your work, make sure you are familiar with the Exhibit Hanging and Display Requirements 


    Serenity | Receiving February 11 & 12 by appointment

    Serenity is open to all current VAC members in Goff Gallery. Open to “Art  that brings you Serenity” in ALL MEDIA. Maximum 3 entries. There is no fee for VAC members to enter this exhibit.

    Before you bring in your work, make sure you are familiar with the Exhibit Hanging and Display Requirements 


    New Beginnings | Receiving March 11 & 12 by appointment

    This is a juried exhibition that accepts 2D and 3D artwork from members and non-members. Artists are encouraged to submit their best works. This is NOT a themed exhibit.

    Before you bring in your work, make sure you are familiar with the Exhibit Hanging and Display Requirements 


    Water, Water, Everywhere | Receiving May 3 & 4 by appointment

    This is a juried exhibition that accepts 2D and 3D artwork from members and non-members. Artists are encouraged to submit their best works. This is NOT a themed exhibit.

    Before you bring in your work, make sure you are familiar with the Exhibit Hanging and Display Requirements