Because of COVID-19, the Visual Arts Center is currently operating with limited hours, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday as we begin to transition back to a new normal. We have several options for those of you who want to engage with art, either at the VAC or online at home.
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.
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 ourmembership 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Member Showcase | Receiving June 29 - July 1, 2020 by appointment
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 and 3D media will be accepted. This exhibit is open to VAC members only. Entry fee is $30. Minimum 3 entries. Both the Main Gallery and Goff Gallery will be used as exhibit space. There will be 50 exhibit spaces available on a first come, first served basis. To ensure your space be sure to register online in advance beginning June 1.
Color | Receiving September 14, 2020 from 9am - 12pm
Express yourself through color: the possibilities are endless. This exhibit will accept all 2D and 3D art. This is a JUDGED exhibit open to entry from members and non-members. Bring your friends and family to the Awards Reception September 24, at 6:00pm.
Falling for Art | Receiving October 9, 2020 from 9am - 12pm
This is a juried exhibition that accepts only 2D artwork from members and non-members. Artists are encouraged to submit their best 2D works. This is NOT a themed exhibit. Bring your friends and family to the Awards Reception October 15, at 6:00pm.
Off the Wall | Receiving December 7, 2020 from 9am - 12pm
Any size 2D or 3D artwork may be exhibited. Artwork MAY have been exhibited at the VAC previously. All art must be priced $200 or lower. Artwork will be removed as soon as it sells; it will come ‘Off The Wall’. For art that is not sold, removal is Wednesday December 30 from 9am - 12pm. Bring your friends and family to the Awards Reception December 17, at 6:00pm.