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.


FUN Arts Festival | Receiving October 26, from 9am - 12pm

The FUN Arts Festival exhibit will feature art from artists around the area celebrating the master artists that inspire them, on display October 26 - November 16 in Goff Gallery.

Who Inspires You? Choose a favorite artist who inspires you. Express your artistic style with the flair of the artist you admire! Create a work of any 2D or 3D media in the style of your favorite artist. Members and non-members are welcome to submit up to two pieces. This is a fundraising event, please read the prospectus before entering. 

Artists, Download a Prospectus for entering the FUN Arts Festival!

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


Ways to Go! | Receiving October 5, 2018 from 9am - 12pm

Boats, bikes, planes, trains and automobiles. This show is all about art inspired by modes of transportation- create what moves you!

This is a JUDGED exhibit and will accept all media 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 26, 2018 from 9am - 12pm

Harvest of Art is Charlotte County’s oldest and most prestigious annual juried exhibit. This exhibition is limited to two-dimensional paintings and drawings in oil, watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, colored pencil, graphite, pastel, and mixed media. Computer- generated art, photography and fiber/fabric art are NOT eligible.

This is a JURIED exhibit. Entries will be reviewed and some eliminated prior to hanging. 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

 

 


The Student Show | Receiving December 3, 2018 from 9am - 12pm

Nervous about entering your first real exhibit? Don't be - this is a chance to get your feet wet for a modest fee. No pressure, just a lot of support and guidance from your instructor.

This is a JUDGED exhibit open to entry from members and non-members, who took at least one class or workshop at the Visual Arts Center in 2017-18. This exhibit is open to all media 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