open, All subjects, All Media, NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION

Juror: TBA

Art Center Sarasota invites contemporary artists from across the nation to submit work for Sarasota’s premier national open, all media, all subjects, juried exhibition. This exhibition gives visitors an opportunity to see the diverse artistic mediums and enormous talent both locally and nationally.


Prizes Awarded

  • First Prize - $1,500

  • Second Prize - $1,000

  • Third Prize - $500 

  • 2 Merit Awards -$250 each

  • 5 Honorable Mentions - $100 each

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

The following rules and guidelines apply, except that works entered for “Open Season” may be up to 8ft in any direction.

Receiving in Person:
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
10:00am - 6:00pm

Juror Critique:
Tuesday December 10, 2019

Opening Reception:
Thursday, December 12, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Online Submissions:
October - November 22 closes at midnight 
Accepted Artwork should arrive by 4pm December 7

Artwork Pickup:
Saturday, January 18, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
Artwork left after three business days of pick up day is subject to charges, $5/day.  

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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!