Sarasota County Arts Council
See below for current CALLS TO ARTISTS:

Theatre Odyssey Student Playwright Opportunities: Theatre Odyssey’s Fourth Annual Student Playwriting Ten-Minute Festival will be presented on January 15 & 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm at the David S. and Ann V. Howard Studio Theatre, State College of Florida, Bradenton campus. For the first time, the Festival is being offered for two evenings. Tickets can only be purchased at the door the night of the performances for $5.00. To qualify to make a submission, students must be Florida Gulf Coast residents and in grades 9 through 12, or home-schooled equivalent, during the 2014-2015 school year. For the complete selection process and submission requirements for the Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival please go to: ACTOR AUDITIONS for the plays will be Monday, November 30, 2015 at Home Resource, 741 Central Avenue, Sarasota, from 6:00-8:00 pm. The Directors will ask actors to read from sides of the selected plays. There are roles for 24 males, ages 16-60 and one role for a female in her 20's. For more information please go to, or contact Donna DeFant, Student Festival Coordinator, at (941) 720-5955,

Navasota Artist in Residency Spring 2016:
2275 Dartmouth Street
College Station, TX 77840

Event Dates: 3/15/16 - 8/22/16
Entry Deadline: 1/10/16
Apply Here:
REQUIREMENTS: Media Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 Total Media - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 6 Entry Fee (Arts Council of Brazos Valley Entry Fee): $25.00.
The Artists in Residence will have an opportunity to live and work in the historic Horlock Home in Navasota, Texas which includes living and studio space for each of the three participating artist as well as a retail gallery space. The term of each residency is roughly five (5) months. The City of Navasota will provide amenities including internet, cable, electricity, retail space and live/work space free of charge to selected artists with the purpose of providing artists the opportunity to create and sell their work.
Who is Eligible? Any artist is eligible to apply. Applicants must be artists who concentrate in one of the following areas: • 2-D Mixed Media • 3-D Mixed Media • Drawing • Fiber arts • Literature • Music • Painting • Poetry • Photography • Printmaking • Sculpture • Ceramics • Digital Media · Applicants must be available to live in Navasota for the entire five (5) month term of the residency. Applicants must be fluent in English, and be eligible to live in the United States for the entire term of the residency program.
What do the City of Navasota and The Arts Council offer? The City of Navasota and The Arts Council will offer up to three selected artists studio space, living space, retail space and utilities rent free for the term of the residency. Selected artists are required to supply their own materials, equipment, food, and transportation. • The City of Navasota and The Arts Council will offer PR opportunities to all participating artists. Opportunities will include radio interviews, promotion at Arts Council events, inclusion in newsletters, attendance at Arts Council events, Horlock House Open Studio event, etc.
What is required of the artist? Living/Working Arrangements • The artist must live and work in the Horlock House in Navasota, Texas for entire term of the residency. • The artist will be provided free utilities and living, studio, and retail space, but is responsible for all groceries, equipment, and supplies necessary for the production of their artwork. • The artist will be responsible for all transportation to, from, and during the residency. As Navasota is a more rural location, public transporation is limited, and we strongly encourage all applicants to bring their own vehicles. • The artist is responsible for the upkeep of the living and working quarters. • The artist must be the sole occupant of their residency location. No pets are allowed. • The artists must keep the Horlock Gallery open to the public Wednesday through Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm. • All participating artists must be able to pass a background check. • Artists may not hold a full-time or part-time job during this residency program.  Teaching Opportunities • The City of Navasota and The Arts Council may have paid teaching opportunities available for participating artists. · Shows/Sales • Any pieces sold by the artist in gallery shows and at the Horlock House will be a 70/30 split, with 70% going to artist and 30% going to The Arts Council. Artist must document and charge sales tax on all sales. • Artist is responsible for managing the Horlock House Gallery including displaying works, sales, etc. · Submission, Deadlines, & Interviews • Final applicants will be selected for a phone/Skype interview. • Final decisions will be made in February 2015. • Residency term runs from mid March 2016 to mid August 2016.

CALL TO ARTISTS: Fur, Feathers, Flora & Fauna - Fur, Feathers, Flora & Fauna is an open, all media, juried exhibit. December 8 – January 8. Online Entries: Nov 11 – Nov 30 at 5:00pm. In-Person Receiving: Dec 5, 9:00-1:00pm. Pick-up: Jan 9, 2016. Juror: Sue Allen. Prizes Awarded. Entry Fees: Entry fees support the exhibition program at ArtCenter Manatee and help to keep the arts alive and vibrant in our community. If you are not currently a member, an individual membership is available for $60 for one full year. 1 piece – members $20, non-members $30. 2 pieces – members $30, non-members $50. 3 pieces – members $35, non-members $65. Diptych –members add $5, non-members add $10. Triptych –members add $15, non-members add $30.

CALL TO PHOTOGRAPHERS: “Annual Florida Juried Photography Exhibit” - Exhibit Dates: February 4 – April 1, 2016. Juror: John Brady. Friends of Rookery Bay (FORB) and the United Arts Council of Collier County (UAC) are seeking submissions for their annual photography exhibit at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center in Naples, FL.

Important Dates:
Deadline for Entries: Wednesday, December 9

Notification of Acceptance: Friday, December 18
Delivery of Artwork to Rookery Bay: Fri. or Sat. Jan 29-30, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 4, 5:30 -7 p.m.
Pick-up Your Artwork: Fri. or Sat. April 1-2, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Eligibility: • This exhibit is open to photographers residing in Florida; both full-time and seasonal residents. Cash Awards: • There will be $1,600 in prize money for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Winners will be chosen by the juror the day of the reception after reviewing the exhibit. Results will be announced during the opening reception. Prize checks will be mailed to winners within 15 days of selection. Theme of the show: • The subject matter must be of the flora and fauna of Florida. Photographs should reflect the mission of the Friends of Rookery Bay, which is to connect people with Southwest Florida’s dynamic estuarine environment through education, engagement and stewardship. Juror: • John Brady: John Brady has been photographing the world around him since he was a boy. Today he photographs the Swamps creeks and prairies of Florida’s fragile ecosystem. Brady works with both digital and analog, with his wooden view camera and dslr. He has won many awards and has exhibited around the world. The John Brady Gallery is located in the main building at the Everglades Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs. Accepted imaging practices: • Any type of camera can be used. All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will be disqualified. • Acceptable: adjustments to color, contrast, brightness and sharpness, removal of dust and scratches, cropping; black and white conversions. Stitching is acceptable and High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging is acceptable. • NOT Acceptable: composites (combination of two or more photos, not of the same scene), the addition, duplication, deletion or moving of objects in the photos, artistic digital filters and effects such as watercolor, neon glow, posterizing, stained glass, and others which do not show the scene in its natural way. Insurance: • While the RBNERR building is considered secure, it is a public facility. All exhibiting photographers will be asked to sign the release form included in the application form. Deadlines: • Wednesday, December 9 - for receipt of submission of material (note: this is not a postmark deadline) • Friday, December 18 - Artists will be notified of acceptance by email. Please do not call the office. • Friday or Saturday, January 29-30 - Receipt of artwork at Rookery Bay between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. • Thursday, February 4 - Opening reception 5:30-7 p.m. • Friday or Saturday, April 1-2 - Pick up of artwork at Rookery Bay between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Jpeg Submission Procedures: • Label each jpeg entry with your name and title of the piece. • Limit is two submittals per artist. Digital images must be sent as regular sized jpegs; no oversize images, please! • Send jpegs to: • Name, title, date, dimensions, prices must be shown on the application. Work may also be displayed and noted as ‘not for sale’. • Please ask for a read receipt or other confirmation by email that we have received your jpegs Application: • Although jpeg entries are via email, you must mail an application form, check and release form in order for an application to be considered complete. Fees: • There is a non-refundable entry fee of $30 per application ($20 for UAC and FORB members). • Check should be payable to United Arts Council, a 501(c)3 organization, and amount is tax-deductible. Notification of Acceptance: • Photographers will be notified by email of decision by December 18. Please do not call the office. Physical Requirements for Accepted Work: • Only original artworks not previously exhibited at the Rookery Bay Environmental Center are eligible. Plexiglass is required for any work larger than 16” x 24”. No work weighing more than 100 pounds will be accepted, and photographers considering shipping should keep in mind that sizes over 48” in any direction have significant freight charges. • Work must be ready for installation: framed, wired etc. The facility at Rookery Bay uses a museum quality hanging rod system so work must be able to hang from a curved hanger. No saw tooth hangers will be accepted. Any artwork not suitably ready for hanging will be rejected. Staff reserves the right to deny work that, upon delivery, is felt to have been misrepresented by the slides. Artwork must be available for the duration of the exhibit. Artists may replace sold pieces with exact copies of the original piece. Drop-off and Pick-up of original works: • Original artwork accepted for exhibition may be dropped off at Rookery Bay on Friday or Saturday, January 29 -30, between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and picked up on Friday or Saturday, April 1-2 between 9a.m. and 3:30p.m. • Artworks will not be released to any person other than the artist without written authorization from the artist to the United Arts Council. Shipment of Work: • If you are shipping your work, it must arrive no later than Friday, January 29. If shipping, you must go through ARTMove, Inc. Shipping to P.O. Boxes is not permitted. ARTMove will receive and return all shipped work. The ARTMove shipping address and contact information will be provided to all applicants whose photographs are accepted for the exhibition. The photographer is responsible for the cost of transporting their work to and from ArtMove in Naples. Shipped photographs must include a FedEx or UPS pre-paid shipping label or Airbill for return. All work should be adequately insured. The United Arts Council, Rookery Bay, and ARTMove LLC are not responsible for any damage incurred during shipping. Sale of Work: • Sales will be handled through the Rookery Bay Nature Store. A 30% commission will be taken to support Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council. • Photographers will receive checks reflecting the deduction of the commission. Payment to photographers will be done on a regular basis throughout the duration of the exhibit as sales occur. • Photographers may provide Rookery Bay with a few additional matted prints of the exhibited artwork for sale. • Photographers may display brochures and business cards on the table provided. Reception and Publicity: • Exhibiting photographers are encouraged to attend the opening reception on February 4. • It is free for participating photographers and one guest, as well as members of the United Arts Council and the Friends of Rookery Bay. Admission is $3 for other guests. The United Arts Council will publicize the exhibit throughout the season.

Art Center Sarasota's Call to Artists: WHAT LIES BENEATH, Juried Exhibition: Open, All Media, All Subject, Juried Exhibition December 10, 2015 - January 16, 2016. Receiving day for hand-carried submissions at Art Center Sarasota is Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 10am to 6pm. Jurying day is Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
ORIGINALITY & PRINTS: All entries must be original work completed within the last three years and not previously shown in any ACS show. • Copies and reproductions of original works of art, whether embellished or not, are not eligible for submission to juried exhibitions. However, prints such as photographs, lithographs, woodcuts, engravings, etching, screen prints, and digital works are acceptable as long as they are labeled as such, and numbered as an edition. • Because of the misuse of the word “giclée,” ACS no longer refers to copies and reproductions of original works of art as such. Giclée refers to a method, not an object. • Please be mindful of copyright infringements – BE ORIGINAL!
DIPTYCHS & TRIPTYCHS: A Diptych or Triptych is considered as one submission of artwork and must be priced as one individual piece. It must be submitted, charged, and labeled as such. The overall maximum size of the triptych or diptych may not exceed 6ft. x 6ft. Any combination of work greater than a triptych will be charged an additional $10 per section. Please contact Exhibition Coordinator to discuss before submission of work.
SIZE: Maximum size for artwork is 6ft. in any direction. • Any entry weighing over 40 lbs. must be handled by the artist and prior arrangements for its placement made with the Exhibition Coordinator.
TWO DIMENSIONAL ART and FRAMING: All works on paper, including photographs, must be framed with glass or Plexiglas; glass or Plexiglas must be clean (inside and out), unscratched and intact. • Works on canvas must be framed or have finished edges. Gallery wrapped canvas is acceptable, provided that no staples are showing and the edges are clean and free of smudges and smears that are not in keeping with the stylistic intent of the artwork. • Frames must be in good condition (no scratches or loose corners). • Mats must be clean and smoothly cut. • Screw eyes and hanging wire MUST be attached firmly to the back of the piece.
NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS! If an alternative method of hanging is required for the piece, it must be cleared with the Exhibitions Curator in advance of its submission to the show. • Dust covers and/or other backing material must be in good condition, clean and intact. • Art work must be completely dry.
THREE DIMENSIONAL ART: ACS provides pedestals. However, the artist must provide a sculpture pedestal for oversized work and/or works with special display requirements. • Pedestal must have a broad base to provide stability on carpeted surfaces.
REVIEW COMMITTEE: The Review Committee will inspect submissions for condition and adherence to the above policies • Inclusion in the exhibit is at the sole discretion of the juror(s) (not connected with ACS and is non-negotiable).
WITHDRAWAL: Work accepted for an exhibition may not be substituted, nor will any be permitted to be withdrawn during an exhibition, except in extenuating circumstances, and then only with the approval of the Exhibition Curator.
STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY: All entries are left at the owner’s risk. Although precautions are taken, the Art Center is not responsible for damage or theft. Submission of work to any exhibition constitutes agreement on the part of the artist to provisions here set forth.
AWARDS: Five Awards are given per show: First, Second, and Third Place plus two Merit Awards. First place winner receives $500.00, Second Place $300.00, Third Place $200.00, and each Merit Award winner receives a gift certificate to a local arts supply store. To celebrate the high level of creativity in each exhibition, jurors also select a number of Honorable Mentions. Artists must personally receive payment for award either at the opening reception or after. All winners are required to fill out a W9 form prior to receiving cash prize.
SALES: All work on exhibit must be for sale. No POR (Price on Request) or NFS (Not for Sale) is permitted in a juried show unless specified in an exhibition prospectus. The Art Center will collect Florida sales tax plus a 35% commission on all work sold. Artists receive payment of 65% of original price. It is up to the artists to claim sales on their income tax.
PICK UP: Art MUST be picked up within two days after the close of the exhibition. Artists must sign the entry form copy which is attached to the artwork as a receipt and leave it at the front desk. If artwork is not picked up on the designated day, fees will incur on a daily basis {$5.00/day for every business day starting one week after the pick up date}.
DISCLAIMER: Any exhibiting artist consents to the use of his/her name and the artist’s image(s) for purposes of promotion and advertisement by ACS. The artist waives any claim, including any claim for invasion of the right of privacy or copyright, against ACS, its directors, officers, employees, and agents.
MISCELLANEOUS: The Exhibition Coordinator must be notified in advance if an unconventional method of presentation or hanging is required. Policies of the host gallery will prevail. • Once an accepted piece of artwork is installed in a show, please do not ask to change its location. Once artwork is installed, it is in its final location and cannot be moved. Non-Members: 1 piece $30; 2 pieces $50; 3 pieces $65; diptych $45; triptych $55; quadriptych $65. Members: 1 piece $20; 2 pieces $30; 3 pieces $35; diptych $25; triptych $35; quadriptych $45. Student-Members: $5/per piece.

Renaissance School of Art's Call to Artsts: Looking for about 60 works to be displayed during the holiday season.
oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pencil, charcoal; NO mixed media accepted; only original works; representational painting and drawings.
Work Size: Limited to 18” width when framed.
Sales: All entries must be priced under $500 and include 35% commission divided as follows: 15% will go to Gallery; 20% will go to chosen non-profit organization (will be announced later) Artist receives 65% of proceeds. When pricing your work, please include all the commissions in your total price.
Entry Requirements: Artist Biography (one letter size page, may include photo) Artist Statement (one quarter page horizontal, photo paper or other heavy paper, may include photo, will be placed next to the work on the wall).
Entries Deadline: Friday, November 13, 2015 – pay the fee online by the due date and drop off your paintings the following week or by appointment during the weekend Nov.14 – 15.
Entry fees: $25 for one work of art; $10 for each extra. Maximum 3 works can be entered.
Drop Off: Monday, Nov. 16, 2pm to 4pm and Tuesday, Nov. 17 6:30pm to 8pm at Renaissance Studio Gallery at 4063 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231
Selection Process: All entries will be juried and first, second and third prizes will be awarded as well as Public Choice Award.
Judges: Vladislav Yeliseyev, NWS and Maryanne Jacobsen.
Notification to artist: the list of accepted artists will be emailed on November 19 and posted on the website. Accepted Artwork: all works must be framed and ready to hang. Frames which are not in a good condition will not be accepted. (If you need to frame your works quickly, we can help. And remember our prices are 50% of retail.)
Exhibit Ends: January 8, 2016
Pickup Artwork: January 9, 2016 11am to 1pm
Contact: Marina Yeliseyev at 941.330.6865 or
Questions? Contact Marina Yeliseyev by phone 941-330-6865 or email any time. Help in organizing this event (hanging works, printing labels and etc.) will be greatly appreciated!

Florida Studio Theatre is seeking compelling short plays and sketches for inclusion in the annual New Play Festival during the spring. These scripts will be reviewed and used to develop long-term relationships with new writers for future programming. New Play Development is the lifeblood of FST. It is a year-round activity that is fully integrated with each of the theatre’s other programs. FST’s approach to new play development focuses on the continued life of the work.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES - Review thoroughly before submitting. Submissions not following the guidelines will not be considered.
• Any genre or style (including musical, TYA, multi-lingual)
• Ten minutes max length. Technically, this means 10 pages from top of show, not including title page.
• Short plays and sketches will be accepted from 9am on November 16 until 6pm on December 16.
• Electronic submissions should only be sent to as a PDF. Submissions sent to any other address will not be accepted.
• Include a page with title, contact info, synopsis, bio, and production history.
• Plays and sketches longer than 10 minutes will not be accepted.
• The volume of scripts we receive prevents us from providing feedback or contacting any playwrights other than those selected for production.
• Each playwright may submit one play for the Festival. Send us your best!
• Selected playwrights will be contacted in Feb/March, and the winning plays will be produced in May.
For questions please contact Associate Artist/Literary Manager Catherine Randazzo at Submissions sent directly to Catherine will not be considered, submit only to

Florida Cracker Cowboy – Past and Present Artwork
The Manatee County Agricultural Museum and Palmetto Historical Park, 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto invites artists who have pieces themed around the “Florida Cracker Cowboy – Past and Present” to apply to submit their works for inclusion in a Spring 2016 exhibit at the Museum and Park. Pieces can showcase a diversity of mediums but all must be exhibit-ready. Please contact the Museum at or call 721-2034 to obtain paperwork needed for works to be considered for submission. No registration fee is required.

Winter Fine Arts Festival in Englewood
The cost is 140 + a 15 Jury fee. We also offer a reduced $50 fee for Art Organizations in case any one Artist doesn't have enough to fill a booth. As far as outreach and engagement, we'd offer organizations additional space to do demonstrations, make presentations or just about any creative idea you can come up with to make art more accessible (and get the word out about your organization). Any questions at all, please email

PoetryLife, now in its 5th year, brings together students, educators, the general community of poetry lovers, and the finest poets in America to celebrate the power and beauty of words. As part of this annual celebration, PoetryLife sponsors poetry writing contests for middle and high school students, college students, and adults. Winners will be invited to join our guest poets at one or more PoetryLife events during our festival weekend April 22 and 23. This year our guest poets will be Tracy K. Smith, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and Richard Blanco, who read a specially composed poem at the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama. There are three distinct contest categories: Middle and high school students College students Adult, non-student NOTE: NEED NOT BE A FLORIDA RESIDENT TO PARTICIPATE
Deadline for all categories is December 15th. Submission guidelines are at For the third time, Vanderbilt University’s MFA in creative writing students, led by poet and professor Rick Hilles, will serve as contest judges. More information is at the website:

“Enriching Lives Through Diversity” Call to Artists and Writers For 13th Annual Embracing Our Differences Exhibit
Original works of art and statements that celebrate the theme of "enriching lives through diversity" are being accepted through January 4, 2016. Embracing Our Differences’ 13th annual outdoor exhibit is March 28-May 31, 2016, in Sarasota. (Sarasota, FL) Embracing Our Differences invites artists and writers to submit art and inspirational statements for its 13th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity. The work of 39 artists and writers will be selected for the exhibit, which runs March 28-May 31, 2016, in Sarasota’s Island Park. Final selections, based on artistic excellence and originality reflecting the theme, “enriching lives through diversity,” will be made by a panel of professional artists, curators and art professionals. The artwork will also be evaluated on how effectively it reads when enlarged to the exhibit's billboard-size dimensions of 16 x 12.5 feet. There is no submission fee or limit on the number of entries. Submissions must be submitted online or postmarked no later than January 4, 2016. Artists and writers can submit directly online at: For more information about Embracing Our Differences, call 941-404-5710 or visit "We’re always thrilled by the high quality of art and statements we receive, and how powerfully they express the message of celebrating diversity," says Michael Shelton, executive director of Embracing Our Differences. He adds that anyone can enter, including professional and amateur artists, photographers, teachers and students. For the 2015 exhibit, the organization received more than 6,400 works of art and statements from people representing 80 countries and 42 states. Students from 118 elementary, middle and high schools comprised 60 percent of the submissions. A total of $3,000 in cash awards will be presented in the form of three separate awards; $1,000 each for “Best-in-Show Adult;” “Best-in-Show Student;” and “People’s Choice.” Both “Best-in-Show” awards will be granted by a three-judge panel of art professionals, while the “People’s Choice” award is determined by visitors to the 2016 exhibit. Another important component of the Embracing Our Differences art exhibits are the inspirational quotations that accompany each work of art. "The combination of visual art and the written word adds a deeper dimension to the overall experience,” says Shelton, adding that quote entries must be original and 20 words or less. A $1,000 cash award will presented to the best original quotation exhibited. This year, both artists and writers will be able to submit their work online. "Last year we were able to introduce online submissions for art entries. This year we’re pleased to offer online submissions for both artists and writers. In the years prior to that, entrants had to submit their work by mail, from such distant countries as Brazil, Iran, Israel, Japan and South Korea," explains Shelton. "The online accessibility has already had a very positive impact on the number of nations that we receive admissions from." For more information about Embracing Our Differences, call 941-404-5710, or visit

Artists Walk at University Town Center The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County is developing a monthly Artist Walk at UTC. Stores at University Town Center are inviting artists to create, demonstrate, or perform in host stores within University Town Center Mall on Saturday afternoon per month. Participation is open to stores and artists who are members of the Arts and Cultural Alliance. There is no charge to artists to participate. Work and exhibit space varies with each host. With host store permission, artists will be able to sell their work in the store. Artists interested in participating can complete an Artist Profile HERE. The first Artist Walk at UTC will be in September.

Call to Writers and Artists!
New Online Literary and Art Magazine “805” is Looking for Submissions
“805” is a new, online literary and arts journal published by the Manatee County Public Library. The editors of this bi-monthly publication are seeking short stories, flash fiction, essays, poems, and art. Writers and artists are asked to submit via the website at and include full contact information, genre and word count, if applicable. For general information, please visit

J. A. Willy Gallery
A collection of Fine Art from Established and Emerging Artists Gallery will have LEASED wallspace available to accepted artists. Walls space varies from 2 lineal feet of wall to 20 lineal feet There are limited lease spaces available. The ceiling height of interior walls will be 7’-8” up to 9’-8” around the perimeter. Artists’ LEASE/CONTRACT would be for ONE year - $40 per lineal foot a month (leased as full sections of wall space only according to floor plan) plus 20% commission on all pieces sold – three months of lease contract will be due at signing. If an artist leases 10’ of lineal wall space or more the rate will lower to $30 per lineal foot Artwork must be framed with the option of discounting to remove the frame if the consumer does not like or want the frame but will purchase the painting without it. Frame to be returned to artist. Upon approval contemporary, Gallery wrapped work will be accepted.

We are looking at FINE, quality work from the professional and emerging artists as to complement each artist’s work. All work is subject to a jury process and will be considered based on its marketability and standards of the Naples clientele. We will have one full time or two part- time employees running the gallery to be well versed in every artist’s work. Hours (tentative until finalized) Monday through Saturday 10 until 5 pm or by appointment One ‘opening’ event/social event a month will be held for promotion of the Gallery and all artists involved. Exposure to these events will be promoted through local advertising, target client marketing, social media and the Interior Design community.
Please feel free to give me a call to discuss or email me about this great opportunity!!! Mickey Dickson 239-825-1487

The VSA Florida (VSAFL) My Art My Way artist in residence program employs visiting artists for a pre-literacy and arts-based curriculum for students with disabilities in K-12 ESE or inclusive classes and at-risk youth in Juvenile Justice facilities. It is required that VSAFL teaching artists have the knowledge and experience to work with students with disabilities and participate in VSAFL’s free professional development program on disability awareness and inclusion once accepted as a teaching artist. Residency programs are offered in drama, movement, music or visual arts in all 67 counties in the state of Florida. In Sarasota and surrounding counties we are specifically in need of music teachers, though all artists are welcome to apply. Teaching artists are hired for locations in or near their own county, and works directly with the participants providing hands-on activities—in the art form of their expertise—that are age and developmentally appropriate for a total of eight or ten one-hour sessions. The artist schedules their visits with the site directly and consults with the site contact in order to understand the make-up of the group. The artist also provides numerous adaptive materials and alternative solutions which enables all participants to benefit from the arts experiences. At the end of the sessions, it is encouraged that a final exhibition or performance is held to share the art. Compensation: VSAFL pays $50.00 for each one-hour session plus mileage if the commute to the school site exceeds 30 miles each way. The teaching artist is required to complete paperwork including a narrative evaluation on the sessions, lesson plans relating all activities to Florida Standards and final evaluations. Teaching artist must complete all contractual paperwork in order to receive payment for residency.
To learn more and to complete an application, go to and click on Artists then Teaching Artists.


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