2020 Natural Selections: Painting Annual

Friends of Rookery Bay (FORB) and the United Arts Council of Collier County (UAC) are seeking submissions for their annual painting exhibit. In the past this exhibit has been held at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center in Naples, Florida. Rookery Bay, part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve. Because of the temporary closure of Rookery Bay’s Environmental Learning Center to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Important Dates:

Deadline for entries: Friday, October 23, 11:59 p.m.
Notification of Acceptance: Tuesday, November 10, 5:00 p.m.
Virtual Opening Reception: Thursday, November 19, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

2020 Painting Annual


“Welcome to Immokalee” Artist Enhancement



Important Dates:

Deadline for entries: Friday, August 28, 5:00 p.m.
Phase 1 Notification: Wednesday, September 9, 5:00 p.m.
Three artists selected
Phase 2-Online Survey OPENS: Wednesday, September 9, 5:00 p.m.
Online Survey CLOSES: September 16, 5:00 p.m.
Phase 3-Wednesday, September 23, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.
1 Selected Artist Notified

Project must be completed by October 30,2020

Southwest Florida Pastel Society
National Online Show “Valued Strokes”

Exhibit Dates: September 12-October 30, 2020
Judge of Awards: Liz Haywood-Sullivan
Over $2,000 Cash Awards
Open to all Soft Pastel Artists
Deadline for entry: August 30, 2020
Award Notifications: September 10, 2020

To Enter: ShowSubmit.com

The Naples Art Association
585 Park St, Naples, FL 34102
(239) 262-6517

The Naples Art Association has exhibition opportunities for local artists in their outdoor shows offered annually. Check out their current call to artists on their website! 

West Wing Gallery 2020 Season Openings

Monthly openings for artists to exhibit their two-dimensional work are available. If you are interested in displaying your artwork, please submit the following to Marlene Kearns, Friends of the Library:
-Artist’s biography
-Contact information (full address, phone, email)
-Samples of your work — high-resolution digital images (300 dpi or greater) or high-resolution photographs which will be used for the Friends of the Library website and Facebook. Sample images may also be distributed in concert with a press release announcing the exhibit to the Naples Daily News. Please submit in an email with your bio and samples of your artwork to Marlene Kern at mkern@collier-friends.org

More Information

Collier County Government Center

This fall, Collier County will once again display a rotating exhibit of local artists’ and photographers’ work in the Board of County Commissioners chambers, third floor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, Florida 34112.
Those interested in being considered must submit a brief letter of interest describing their level of expertise, training and experience along with digital images of seven art pieces proposed to display. All of this should be submitted to Mike Sheffield, director of the County’s Communication and Customer Relations Division (michaelsheffield@colliergov.net).
Artists must be residents of Collier County, at least on a part-time basis. The artwork must be appropriate imagery for a public space and should have a broad appeal to people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures.
For more information, please contact Deborah Curry 239-252-8569.

Email: deborah.curry@colliercountyfl.gov

Criteria Info
Artist Agreement and Release of Liability Form

Kristen Donovan: KDonovan@UACCollier.org .