Call to Artists

The Visual Arts Center offers opportunities for artists of all media to enter shows in the Main Gallery. All exhibits are judged, some are juried and each exhibit presents an opportunity to win cash prizes and ribbons at the awards reception. 

The Annual Call to Artists provides all the exhibit and display requirements and an annual exhibit calendar with all the important dates you'll need to know in a printable brochure.

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

    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.


    Water, Water Everywhere | Receiving May 20, 2019 from 9am - 12pm

    Water, Water, Everywhere has anything and everything to do with water: boating, fishing, shells, beaches and more! 

    This exhibit will accept all 2D and 3D art including: painting, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, metal, wood, basketry, glass, photography, and digital graphic art. Open to entry from members and non-members.

    Download the detailed prospectus and entry form here

    Other Helpful Links: Exhibit Hanging and Display Requirements | The Annual Call to Artists


    Member's Showcase | Receiving June 28, 2019 from 9am - 12pm

    The 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 35 exhibit spaces available on a first come, first served basis.

    Download the detailed prospectus and entry form here

    Other Helpful Links: Exhibit Hanging and Display Requirements | The Annual Call to Artists


    Color | Receiving September 9, 2019 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.

    This exhibit will accept all 2D and 3D art including: painting, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, metal, wood, basketry, glass, photography, and digital graphic art. Open to entry from members and non-members.

    Download the detailed prospectus and entry form here

    Other Helpful Links: Exhibit Hanging and Display Requirements | The Annual Call to Artists


    Harvest of Art | Receiving October 4, 2019 from 9am - 12pm

    This will be the 30th and final year for Harvest of Art, Charlotte County’s oldest annual juried exhibit. This is not a THEME exhibit. Bring in your best work!

    This exhibition is limited to two-dimensional paintings and drawings. This is a JURIED exhibit open to members and non-members. Entries will be reviewed and some eliminated prior to hanging.

    Download the detailed prospectus and entry form here

    Other Helpful Links: Exhibit Hanging and Display Requirements | The Annual Call to Artists