Call to Artists

2018-2019 Season Begins! 

Art Center Sarasota exhibits contemporary works in its three curated galleries, designed to inspire and challenge the viewer. In the Atrium, juried exhibits feature the work of artists using many medium. 


Art Center Sarasota invites artists from all ages to submit works for the upcoming juried exhibitions. Artists are invited to submit up to three (3) two-and three-dimensional works in a variety of media. 

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

*NOTE Maximum size for artwork is 6ft.  Download / Print Rules



January 24 - March 1, 2019
Juried Exhibition

Open, All subjects, All Media

Jurors: James Tracy and Margy Rich









James Tracy, Associate Professor of Art, Studio Art Program Director at State College of Florida. 

 Jamie Tracy is an artist that teaches Photography, Drawing, 2-D and Art History. He received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Cleveland Institute of Art and his Master’s of Fine Art from School of Visual Arts. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Jamie Tracy’s work focuses on creating photographs that speak to the language of both photography and painting. View his photography at




Margy Rich, Assistant Professor at State College of Florida. Margy Rich holds an MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has completed advanced drawing and painting studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Art Students’ League of New York.

Her own studio practice encompasses drawings, paintings, and artist books. Her work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including the Library Collection at the Museum of Modern Art. Her paintings can be viewed at


Prizes Awarded

  • First Prize - $500
  • Second Prize - $300
  • Third Prize - $200 
  • 2 Merit Awards -$50 Gift Card to Art & Frame
  • Honorable Mentions (jurors choice)


Entry Fees 

ACS Members: 1 piece $20; 2 pieces $30;
3 pieces $35; diptychs $25; triptychs $35

Non Members: 1 piece $30; 2 pieces $50;
3 pieces $65; diptychs $45; triptychs $65

Student Members: $5 each entry


Receiving in Person:

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

10:00am - 6:00pm


Critique with Juror:

Tuesday, January 22, 2019


Opening Reception:

Thursday, January 24, 2019

5:00pm - 7:00pm


 Online Submissions:

 December 24 - January 11

 Closes at Midnight

  Artwork must be display ready when submitted.     

  Accepted artwork must arrive at ACS no later then 4pm

  Jan 19, late work will not be included in the exhibit. 


  Artwork Pickup:

 Saturday, March 2, 2019

10:00am - 4:00pm

  Artwork left after three business days of pick up day is       

  subject to charges, $5/day.  


Online Submissions Open December 24, 2018, Close January 11, midnight

Please refer tJuried rules and regulations 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 jurors to make all selections based solely on artistic merit. Exhibition titles serve as a title only and thereby, in no way limit artist’s responses to the Call-for-Entries. These titles create a point of interest for audiences, marketing, and the media. Artists are encouraged to create new works for each cycle based on what they love to do.




Each Cycle, a new Juror is asked to select the works that will be on display in the juried exhibition. The juror walks through the galleries filled to the brim with new submissions, hoping to find something inspired. Each juror selects works based on their own set of guidelines. Each also comes from a different background, whether it be artist, craftsperson, curator, patron, collector, instructor, and so on. 


Join us as we listen to the Juror's selection process, and announce the award winners of the Cycle. After a discussion, the audience is welcome to ask questions. So bring a pen and paper, take some notes, and learn from each submission process. See you there!