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 2021-2022 Exhibit Calendar provides all the important dates you'll need to know to exhibit in the Main Gallery. Click the link below to download our exhibit schedule.

 Click Here: Exhibit Schedule Update 2021-2022.pdf 

    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.



    Florida's Best

    On Display May 7 – June 14, 2022
    This MEMBERS ONLY exhibit in GOFF Gallery is Florida themed. Use your imagination to create a work of art with Florida in mind.
    Both 2D and 3D art accepted.
    Due to space, it’s possible that not all work will be accepted.


    REGISTRATION: On-Line Only
    Deadline to register: April 28 at 4:00pm

    RECEIVING (by appointment)
    May 6 from 9am - 12pm
    *Alternative times available upon request

    RECEPTION
    Thursday May 26th at 5pm
    REMOVAL June 15 from 10a-6pm:
    No appointment necessary for pick-up.


    Water, Water Everywhere

    On Display May 18 - June 13, 2022
    This exhibit has anything and everything to do with water: boating, fishing, shells, beaches and sun. This exhibit will accept all 2D and 3D art.
    This is a JUDGED & JURIED exhibit open to members and non-members. Your art will be juried into show BASED ON YOUR IMAGES. If you need assistance with photos, contact exhibits@VisualArtCenter.org.
    It is possible that not all works will be accepted.


    REGISTRATION: On-Line Only
    Deadline to register: May 9 at 4:00pm

    RECEIVING (by appointment)
    May 16 from 9am - 12pm
    *Alternative times available upon request

    RECEPTION
    Thursday May 26th at 5pm
    REMOVAL June 14 from 10a-6pm:
    No appointment necessary for pick-up.


    Member's Showcase

    On Display June 18 - August 25, 2022
    This member’s showcase provides an excellent
    opportunity to display your best work. Anything
    goes! Artwork may have won VAC awards or could
    have been created years ago. All 2D & 3D art will
    by accepted.
    This exhibit is open only to VAC members.


    Only 50 spaces available
    First come, first served
    RECEIVING June 16 & June 17 10a-2pm
    No appointment necessary but you must register online or at front desk
    Alternative times available upon request to exhibits@visualartcenter.org

    RECEPTION Thursday, June 30 at 5:00pm

    REMOVAL August 25 & 26 from 10a to 3p