Florida Humanities’ virtual programming

Florida Humanities is offering a wide array of “virtual” public humanities programming across the Sunshine State from engaging lectures on local history and relevant panel discussions on community issues, to timely museum exhibitions and diverse cultural events! Together, these events truly serve to preserve, promote and share the history, literature and culture of Florida.

The virtual events are free for everyone to attend but require a registration. Visit our full events calendar for details and to register. Events are added weekly.

Roaring Lions Productions Foundation has some great and exciting news. We are in the midst of creating an original production entitled, “For the LOVE of GOD and Country.” This show is in no way political. It is neither Left nor right, neither Democratic nor Republican, it is solely, “”For the LOVE of GOD and Country.” This show is being created as a fundraiser for the Military Heritage Museum and Hero Song. The show will consist of 5 songs, all videoed and edited into a visually stunning production. Each song will need to be pre-recorded prior to our shoot dates. The first song that I want to get started on will be, “Raise a Hallelujah,” I’d like to get as big a choir as possible on this song. Once recorded, this song will be videoed from the top of the Wyvern Hotel including the use of Drone cameras for visual excitement.

The Second Song is an original By Steve Smith, (A Hero Song Veteran) “Welcome Home”

Fighting For Me:  (our Girl Group number) with visuals of American heroes in action.  Veterans and current military service pictures

God Bless America 

And an Original Score by Julian Sundby, “For the LOVE of GOD and Country” (featuring a spoken word by Joshua Underwood).

The Military Heritage Museum is available for us to rehearse and work on choreography etc.  Please let me know if you are down with the project or know of any singers and or choreographers who would be interested… we need to move rapidly to hit our goal.

Please email a song of their choice as a virtual audition.  Roaringlionsinc@gmail.com

Also, ON NOVEMBER 21st (please mark your calendars) I need you all to be at the ballpark dressed in RLP t-shirts and red, white and blues… I’ve been asked to open for Lee Greenwood at this huge event for veterans.   As compensation for my signing, I’ve asked that they announce that we are here seeking donations to our fundraiser, “For the LOVE of GOD and Country”.  We will need to ask for $10 donations (or more) and record their email addresses.  Each donation of $10 will receive an emailed link to our show.

Please reply to me ASAP and let me know what your availability is and if you are in or out.  So we can get rehearsed and get recorded and get back to being creative again.

Blessings to you all… Let’s do this!

Celene, President RLP (941-286-2825)

All My Heart Community Outreach Art Competition

All My Heart Community Outreach Art Competition

We are looking for a logo that best represents our organization and asking local artists to enter artwork for us to use.  We are a community outreach organization featuring the following:

  • New baby, homeless, and new home basic needs gift bags for low income families
  • Lost relative search
  • 30-day emergency housing
  • Charlotte County government referral assistance
  • Literacy program
  • Basic new job needs

All My Heart Community Outreach will add our name and tag line either above or below the new logo.

To request an entry form & submit your entry, contact All My Heart Community Outreach at: amhcommunityoutreach@gmail.com

All My Heart Community Outreach will select the winning submission and the artist’s name will appear on the logo’s lower right corner, and the logo will be used in all organization publications.

The contest ends December 31, 2020 and the new logo will be announced at All My Heart Community Outreach’s Concert in the Park on February 14, 2021 at Laishley Park, Punta Gorda

 All entries must be original and in electronic format.   All My Heart Community Art Competation Application

Clearwater Sculpture360: Season X seeking Florida artists

The city of Clearwater, in partnership with the Public Art and Design Board and the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), is seeking three artists to install completed sculptures on the 400-600 blocks of Cleveland Street in Downtown Clearwater. Applications are due by noon (EDT) on Thursday, July 16, 2020, and the selected artists will be notified by August 24, 2020. Sculptures must be available for installation by September 30, 2020 and remain on display through March 2022. Applicants must be Florida residents and each of the three artists will be awarded a $3,000 honorarium for the loan of the art.

Sculpture360 is a rotating exhibition of temporary artwork and is part of the Clearwater Public Art and Design Program. The exhibition is entering its tenth season and is supported through contributions from the City’s Public Art Fund and partnerships with other local donors and organizations. The artwork will be displayed at three locations in Downtown Clearwater and are all highly visible to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The artwork will be displayed for 18 months and is entering its tenth season.

This call is open to Florida resident artists and teams of artists with professional experience in temporary sculpture exhibitions and public art. Those interested are asked to submit the following items:

A one-page resume or short bio

2-4 photographs of eligible sculptures, with details such as name, materials, and dimensions

Contact information for 2 references from past installations

To submit your work, contact Christopher Hubbard at christopher.hubbard@myclearwater.com or (727) 562-4067.

Call to Artists (for juried shows, actors for plays, musicians, etc.) Embracing Our Differences by Oct. 7

Call to Artists (for juried shows, actors for plays, musicians, etc.)
Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national and international artists and writers. The display reflects the artists’ interpretations of the theme “enriching lives through diversity.” The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park (5 Bayfront Dr.) in downtown Sarasota. Awards are given for Best-in-Show Adult, Best-in-Show Student, and People’s Choice categories, totaling $3,000. Learn more athttps://www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art-2021-exhibit/ or contact Liz Chicoine (941/404-5710, liz@embracingourdifferences.org).

Liz Chicoine
(Pronouns: She, her, hers)

Office Coordinator
Embracing Our Differences
PO Box 2559, Sarasota, FL 34230

Call for Artists: Pain, Process and Promise by July 1

Call for Artists: Pain, Process and Promise
Submission deadline: July 1 • In this extended moment, we find ourselves navigating crisis upon crisis that has further underscored the deep inequities in our society. In an attempt to process the multilayered issues facing our society and culture, this exhibition asks artists to submit traditional works of art in painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, and sculpture but is also looking for proposals in a variety of installation or alternative mediums such a video, projection, memorials and community based projects.

Date: July 10 – August 20
Location: 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers

Exhibition Calendar

  • Artwork on Display: Friday, July 10 – August 20
  • Submission Deadline: Wednesday, July 1
  • Notification of Acceptance: Friday July 3
  • Delivery of Accepted Artwork: Monday, July 6 (by appointment)
  • Artwork Pickup: Friday, August 21 (by appointment)

Contact Ehren Gerhard at  exhibitions@artinlee.org for more information or visit https://www.artinlee.org/event/process/.

Featured artwork above: Beyond the Division Wall by Cesar Aguilera and We Are Doing It by Myra Roberts


City of Tampa’s Open Call to Artists by June 9

This call is to create a prequalified pool of artists for Mayor Castor’s Art on the Block Program. The program has too many projects on the horizon to give each an individual call.

This call is open to artists in the State of Florida who are within driving distance, including:

  • Emerging and established artists.
  • Artists that you don’t typically think of in the realm of “public art” – graphic designers, printmakers, poets, storytellers, photographers, artists of social justice/practice.  (Not open to dance, theater or music at this time)
  • Art teachers in both public and private K-12 schools, universities and other institutes of higher learning.

Learn more.

2020 Florida Biennial Open Call to Artists by July 10

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood announces an Open Call for their 2020 Florida Biennial (November 7 to February 20). Visual artists residing in the state of Florida may submit art for the exhibition juried by Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon, Associate Curator for Collections and Exhibitions at the Orlando Museum of Art. Only one entry per artist. Entry fee is $40. Three pieces of art may be submitted per entry for General Exhibition and two may be submitted for Artists Select where you may be selected for a solo exhibition.

Awards include:

  • Artists Select: Two artists will be selected for solo exhibitions in the Middle and Interactive Galleries during the 2020 Florida Biennial. Each artist will receive a $500 honorarium
  • General Exhibition: $40 honorarium for all exhibiting artists in the Biennial exhibition
  • All Participating Artists: $150 Friend-Level membership with free admission to more than 1,000 cultural institutions given to all exhibiting artists in the Biennial

Thanks to Kathy Futch for providing this information Learn more.

Charlotte Arts Gallery re-opening July 4th weekend: Call to artists

The Charlotte Arts Gallery is opening July 4th weekend!  If you’d like to be one of the 15 artists whose work will be on display, contact Leigha at 813-360-5500. There will be no fee to participate but you must be a current member of Charlotte Arts. This show will run through August. The gallery, located in the Port Charlotte Town Center (1441 Tamiami Trail), will be open Thursdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays, 12 noon to 6 p.m.

Plein air painting and art classes will be held near the gallery.