Embracing Our Differences: Call for artists

Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions by October 5 for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national and international artists. The display reflects the artists’ interpretations of the theme “enriching lives through diversity.” The exhibit will be on display January 18 through May 29, 2023 in three locations through Sarasota and Manatee counties in Florida. The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message. Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice” categories, with the last chosen by visitors to the exhibit. Adult winners each receive $2,000; students receive $2,000 with $1,000 to be directed to the student and $1,000 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator. Learn more at https://www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art-2023-exhibit/.

Embracing Our Differences is a nonprofit organization based in Sarasota, Florida, that uses the power of art and education to expand consciousness and open the heart to celebrate the diversity of the human family. It accomplishes this through an annual, large-scale, juried art exhibition and a comprehensive series of educational initiatives, programs and resources designed for teachers and students. Mission: Through the transformative power of the arts, we educate and inspire to create a better world. Vision: A world that embraces diversity, respects differences and actively rejects hatred and prejudice.


Arts4All Florida: Seeking artists for artist in residence program

Arts4All Florida is a statewide organization that renders art experiences for students with disabilities in their school classrooms. I am looking for artists to contract for an artist in residence program in your county this year. The artforms can be in theater, movement/dance, visual art or music. I would love to speak with any artists you have that might be interested.

Dee Miller, Director of Education
Arts4All Florida
813-957-1772 | www.arts4allflorida.org

Lemon Bay Playhouse play auditions

Lemon Bay Playhouse announces open dual/early bird auditions for

  1. You Know I Can’t Hear You When The Water’s Running by Robert Anderson | Joe Simonelli, Director | Run Dates: October 19, 2022 thru November 6, 2022 | Cast: 7 Male, 6 Female (parts may be doubled)
  2. Sleeping Indoors by Jim Holt | Jenni Elliott, Director | Run Dates: November 30, 2022 thru December 18, 2022 | Cast: 2 Male, 2 Female

Auditions: Sunday, Aug. 28 and Monday, Aug. 29 at 7 PM at Lemon Bay Playhouse (96 W. Dearborn Street, Englewood).

Audition sides available at www.lemonbayplayhouse.com and at the Box Office

Charlotte Players call for volunteers

Volunteer with us!

Have you ever been interested in the production side of all things theater related? Do you like to work with your hands either building or painting, sewing or creating? Are you super organized and have a great attention to detail? At the Charlotte Players our volunteers are essential to giving our patrons the most memorable experience and we are currently seeking Volunteers for many categories!!

Positions Needed:

  •     Stage Managers
  •     Set designers, builders and painters
  •     Show properties managers (gathers, sources and creates props)
  •     Costumers (all varieties welcome-piece work, seamstress and basic assisting opportunities available)
  •     Box office ticketing (computer knowledge required)

A volunteer meeting to further discuss details will be held on Saturday, August 13th at 10 A.M. at 1182 Market Circle in Port Charlotte.

*If you are unable to attend this meeting but are interested in further details please contact the Charlotte Players office M-F from 10-3 at 941/255-1022 or email info@charlotteplayers.org with questions.

Visual Arts Center opportunities: Color exhibit, open house and more!

Visual Arts Center

  1. Call to Artists: Color! Deadline to register is Noon on September 6. The theme is color. Both 2D & 3D artwork welcome. This is a juried show-register at the front desk or online at https://visualartcenter.org/collections/call-to-artists The exhibit is on display September 15-October 12, 2022.
  2. Open House on September 9-10, 2022, 10am-2pm. Visit with instructors in our pottery, jewelry & glass studios. Watch demos in a variety of media & “try out” new art techniques. Enjoy a complimentary Mimosa both days.
  3. Battle of the Brushes Paint-Off. Six local celebrities are paired with six VAC Artists who will help them create a masterpiece, which will then be auctioned for charity. Match-up of Celebrities & Artists is September 20, 5pm-7pm. Tickets available on the website. Grand Finale & Reveal is November 18, 2022.
  4. Florida Watercolor Society’s prestigious show will be on display September 26-November 14, 2022.

Florida Biennial open call due by May 16


The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is thrilled to announce the Open Call for its 2022 Florida Biennial. The Biennial is juried by Ylva Rouse, Senior Curator at MOCA Jacksonville. The exhibition is organized by the Center’s Curator of Exhibitions Meaghan Kent. Learn more.

The 11th edition of the Center’s Biennial is open to visual artists living in the state of Florida to submit their artwork for the exhibition that opens October 15, 2022 and continues through February 5, 2023.

The Open Call is now open with a deadline of May 16, 2022.

The 2022 Florida Biennial will offer a $1,000 honorarium to one artist for a Gallery 2 solo exhibition in 2023. All exhibiting artists will receive a Friend-level membership, which provides free admission to more than 1,100 cultural institutions as part of the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) program.

Award: $1,000 Honorarium for a solo exhibition in 2023.

Entry Fee: $25

Eligibility:  Proposals will be accepted from individuals who live, work, study, or maintain a studio in the state of Florida.

Dates & Deadlines

Submissions open: April 5, 2022

Submission deadline: May 16, 2022

Workshop for artists:
April 20, 2022 | 5 – 8 pm led by Meaghan Kent at the
Art and Culture/Hollywood, 1650 Harrison Street, Hollywood

Announcement of Biennial Artists: June 13, 2022

Exhibition Information

Delivery of artworks: Oct. 3-9, 2022

Installation dates: Oct. 10-14, 2022

Exhibition dates: Oct. 15, 2022 – Feb. 5, 2023

Opening Reception: Oct. 15, 2022 | 5 – 8 pm

Return/Pick-up of artworks: Feb. 6-10, 2023

621 Gallery call for proposals by May 13

We are reaching out about our call for proposals for our next Exhibition Season of 2022-2023. Our deadline to apply is May 13, 2022. 621 Gallery is located within the historic Railroad Square Art District in Tallahassee, FL. We are a non-profit arts exhibition and program space providing innovative and progressive contemporary art exhibitions, workshops, and events for all. Established in 1981, 621 Gallery is the oldest and largest contemporary arts venue in the region!  We are taking application proposals for this coming year, September 2022 – July 2023. We are always eager to reach beyond Tallahassee and seek diverse practitioners from around the country to contribute their ideas and creative achievements to the upcoming exhibition season. Our goal is to showcase diverse voices from our local scene and beyond.  We would both like to urge emerging and established artists to apply with no limitations as to medium specificity, from traditional to experimental. Curator, duo, and group exhibition proposals are also being accepted at this time. 621 Gallery’s main space is 70’ x 30’ with a 12’ x 12’ freestanding wall dividing the space into two rooms. Artists have the opportunity to take on one half or the entire main gallery. The adjoining Nan Boynton Memorial Gallery provides a smaller exhibition space.   For more information about the application, please visit our website here (www.621gallery.org/apply) for our application guidelines and submission options.

Visual Arts Center Call for Artists: Water, Water Everywhere

Visual Arts Center Call to Artists: Water, Water Everywhere.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 9 at 4:00pm. On-Line Only.

On Display May 18 – June 13, 2022. This exhibit has anything and everything to do with water: boating, fishing, shells, beaches, and sun. This exhibit will accept all 2D and 3D art. This is a JUDGED & JURIED exhibit open to members and non-members. More information on our website https://visualartcenter.org/collections/call-to-artists