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.



    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.

    Alternative times available upon request to exhibits@visualartcenter.org. Before you bring in your work, make sure you are familiar with the Exhibit Hanging and Display Requirements 



    Wild Child | Receiving April 23 by appointment

    This Goff Gallery exhibit is open to VAC members only. All types 2D and 3D artwork is accepted. Feel free to go a little wild! Artworks are allowed to have previously been shown in the Main gallery and other shows such as NAE, the Members Showcase and Fun Arts Festival.

    Receiving is by appointment, April 23 from 9am - 2pm. Alternative times available upon request to exhibits@visualartcenter.org.

    "Wild Child" will be on display April 24 - May 29, 2021. For art that is not sold, removal is May 31 and June 1 from 10am - 3pm. 

    Alternative times available upon request to exhibits@visualartcenter.org. Before you bring in your work, make sure you are familiar with the Exhibit Hanging and Display Requirements