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 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 ( 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

Bion Cantorum seeking singers: Rehearsals begin May 10

Bion Cantorum, a non-profit vocal ensemble, is seeking singers at all levels for its July 4 concert. Rehearsals start May 10. Must be able to read music and blend with other voices. Some solo work may be needed. Rehearsals are on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Punta Gorda (25250 Airport Road, Punta Gorda). All concerts are at 3 p.m. on Sundays. For further information, contact Jean Finks at 941-626-1070, Joan Byron at 941-661-1553 or Denny Ausman at 941-204-2900. (The March 13 concert has been cancelled.)

Bion Cantorum is looking for singers

Bion Cantorum, a non-profit singing ensemble, is looking for singers in all voice ranges, to perform in three concerts on November 20, 2021, March 6, 2022 and July 3, 2022.  Singers should be able to read music, blend well and be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Masks are optional.  Rehearsals are at First Presbyterian Church of Punta Gorda, 25250 Airport Road, Punta Gorda.  Our first concert is “A New Beginning” and will feature Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas choral pieces.  Our guest soloist will be Ann Alton, former principal cellist of Punta Gorda Symphony.  Our Musik Director will be Dennis Ausman and our accompanist will be Jane Schroeder.  For further information contact Jean Finks, President at 941-626-1070.

Getty Museum Challenge: Artworks Recreated with Household Items

Getty Museum Challenge: Artworks Recreated with Household Items

The challenge: re-create your favorite art using just three objects lying around home, photograph your re-creation, and share it through social media. The only tools you need for this activity are your imagination and a picture of a work of art you like or find interesting. Browse any online Getty Museum collection or other free great online collections, including LACMA, The Met, Cleveland, Indianapolis, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Walters, the National Gallery, or do your own online search. Learn more.

Shown above: Irises, 1889, Vincent Van Gogh, at The J. Paul Getty Museum. Re-creation by Cara Jo O’Connell and family using Play Doh, carrots, and wooden beads.