Spring Art Show
The biennial 2020 Spring Art Show of the Art Council of Southwest Florida will be held in May, hosted by Arts of the Inland (LaBelle, Florida).
Art Council of Southwest Florida
SPRING ART SHOW -- ‘Revival’
Show Dates: May 8-29, 2020
The artist members of the affiliate organizations of the Art Council of Southwest Florida are invited to submit entries to be juried for acceptance into the upcoming Spring Art Show, hosted by Arts of the Inland (LaBelle).
We hope that you will promote the show and invite your friends, neighbors, and former buyers. This is an opportunity to display your work in a setting with potential for a high volume of viewers and possible sales.
VENUE: Arts of the Inland(471 N. Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida 33975)
RECEIVING: Saturday, May 2, noon-3 p.m.
ART PICKUP/REMOVAL: Saturday, May 30, noon-3 p.m.
RECEPTION: Friday, May 8, 5-7 p.m. Awards announcement, 6:30 p.m.
Artists of declined works will be notified the day after receiving.
Note: All artwork MUST BE REMOVED PROMPTLY on the above date and times as there is no storage available. Please make arrangements to have your artwork picked up if you are unable to do so yourself.
Contact the exhibit Chair, Don Long (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information or if any questions.
Eligibility requirement: The artist most have a current Membership Card (or recent payment for a class) for an art organization belonging to the Art Council.
Entry fee: $20 each (non-refundable), for up to two entries.
Awards: (For both 2D and 3D winners):
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100
Presidents’ Award: $200:
RECEPTION: Friday, May 8, 5-7 p.m. Awards ceremony, 6 p.m.
Accepted media: Two and Three Dimensional works may be entered, including:
Drawings, Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic Pastel, Pen & Ink; Collage, Hand-pulled Prints; Serigraphs, Woodcuts, Photography; Ceramics, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Computer Art, Digital Manipulation; Stone, Glass, Wood, Paper, Batik & Fiber Art.
All work must be original and completed by the artist, not exhibited previously in an Art Council of SWFL Spring Art Show.
2D Size and Framing: Minimum size of Two-Dimensional artwork is 124 square inches, including frame. Maximum size of ALL two-dimensional artwork is 42 inches in any direction, including frame. Two- Dimensional work must be suitably framed and wired (no saw-tooth hangers) with wire-ends taped. Wire, when pulled, must be at least three inches down from the center of the top of the frame.
Fasteners, such as screw eyes that hold wire, must be totally secure. Mats, glass or Plexiglas should be clean and not scratched or marred.
Paintings the size of full-size watercolor paper or larger, must have acrylic glazing. Paintings on canvas must be framed or have "wrap-around" canvas WITH THE SIDES PAINTED and NO STAPLES SHOWING. A Diptych will be considered two entries; however, they will be hung together and judged as a whole if appropriate information is provided. The entry forms must be noted as "Diptych" and include the order of hanging.
Note: Works not meeting the above requirements will be excluded from the show.
3D: All submitted 3D work must fit within a standard display case, with size and weight dependent on available space. Contact the exhibit Chair for answers to specific questions.
Exclusions: The Committee, the judge, and/or the Art Council of Southwest Florida reserve the right to exclude any work with subject matter or presentation deemed inappropriate.
Tax: A sales tax of 6 1/2%will be added to the listed sale price. Commission money (cash/checks) received will be forwarded to the Treasurer of the Art Council for distribution to the artists and Arts of the Inland.
Commissions and fees:
QUESTIONS: Contact the Spring Show Chair for answers to questions or additional information.
2018 Spring Art Show
The Art Council of Southwest Florida held its 2018 Spring Art Show at the Marco Island Center for the Arts (Marco Island, Florida), March 5-27. Submission to the Spring Art Show was solely for artists and craftspeople members of one of the 21 affiliate organizations of the Council.
A reception for the show was held at the Marco Island Center on March 13, with the following artists receiving awards:
1st place, Wanda Kemper – ‘Silver Tray and Zinnias,’oil
2nd place, Bob Eoff – ‘Benediction,’ Watercolor
3rd place, Elaine Lefebvre – ‘View from my Window,’ photography
Judge's choice: Sally Dutko – ‘Roundabout,’ fiber
1st place, Joel Shapses– ‘Ethereality,’ Sculpture/alabaster
2nd place, John Merchant – ‘Dragon Point on Black Mountain,’ bronze sculpture
3rd place, Sandra Mark – ‘Blue Wave,’ fused glass
Judge's Choice, Yvonne Krystman – ‘A Wave,’ raku pottery