Call to Artists

Contact Exhibitions Coordinator:Emma Thurgood
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 Coming Home

August 28–September 30, 2014
Art Center Sarasota's Annual
All media, All subject matter


Receiving Day for Hand-Carried Submissions
at Art Center Sarasota

Tuesday August 19, 2014

10am - 6pm


Susanna Spann, Working Artist and Instructor
Megan Voeller, Associate Curator of Education at USF Contemporary Art Museum and Art Critic

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS              AWARDS               ENTRY FEES              IMPORTANT DATES

Please read the rules and regulations to be sure that all artwork is in compliance:

Rules Document Members Show

Art Center Sarasota
invites its member artists to submit works for the upcoming exhibit “Coming Home”. This exhibition will showcase the extraordinary talent of the visual artists of the Art Center. Artists are invited to submit up to three (3) two- and three-dimensional works in a variety of media. All of the Art Center’s juried exhibitions are un-themed and artwork of various subject matter may be submitted. All member artists who submit are guaranteed at least 1 piece in the show.


Online Submissions

Online submissions for Coming Home will be accepted
from  July 21 – August 15, 5:00pm est

 All online submissions accepted into Coming Home will be notified by August 21 and must be received at Art Center Sarasota no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, August 25 to be considered for an award and by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, August 27 to be included in the show

Important Dates for Coming Home

Online Submission Closes: August 15 @5pm
In Person Receiving:
Tuesday, August 19, 10am-6pm

Open Critique Night: Tuesday, August 26, 6pm
Opening Reception:
August 28, 5-7pm

Exhibition Closes: Tuesday, September 30
Artwork Pick up:
Saturday, October 4, 10-4

Prizes Awarded

First Prize—$500; Second Prize—$300; Third Prize—$200; 2 Merit Awards; Selection of Honorable Mentions

Entry Fees:

A non-refundable fee that helps support the exhibitions program

 *Please note: increased submission rates for members will go into effect October 1, 2014
Members Fees: 

1 piece: $15, 2 pieces: $25, 3 pieces: $30, diptychs $25 and triptychs $30

Student Members*:
$5 each entry

*must present a valid full-time student ID and must be a current Art Center member

Please refer to the rules document for all requirements for this exhibition. Artworks being hung must be wired. Plexi or glass is now acceptable in framing. Prior to submission please read ALL of the submission requirements using the link above.
Important note: Art Center Sarasota’s Juried Exhibitions are NON-Themed and open to ALL subject matter and material. Jurors DO NOT select artwork for inclusion or awards based a particular theme or title. ACS Exhibition Committee asks co-jurors to make all selections based solely on artistic merit. In 2007, Art Center Sarasota's Exhibition Committee elected to no longer refer to exhibition titles as “themes”. Exhibition titles serve as “concepts” and thereby, in no way limit artist’s responses to the Call-for-Entries. It is our hope that these “concept titles” will not only create a point of interest for audiences, marketing and the media but may also inspire artists to create new works or view their current or past work through a new lens.