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call for artists

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is one of Southwest Florida’s biggest benefactors of the arts. The center maintains such a reputation in part by creating juried exhibitions in which the community can take part. This year’s call for artists is for Positive/Negative, the annual June juried art exhibition. Artists can submit their work digitally to be considered for the exhibition and competition. Find out more about submitting, exhibiting, and competing below.

Enter Your Work

The Annual Juried Art Exhibition is asking artists to explore +/- (Positive/Negative). This prompt is asking artists to show how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Positive space refers to the main focus of a picture, while negative space refers to the background. When used creatively and intelligently, positive and negative space together can tell a story using visual composition alone. Any visual work that meets the theme should enter here no later than Saturday, May 13th.

Take Part in the Competition

Art work in this exhibition will be judged according to presentation, artistic merit, creativity, excellence and correlation to the theme. Entries will be pre-judged and then finalists will be chosen by our panel. There are no specific guidelines for artwork dimensions and proportions, but the curator encourages innovative and unique installations. All work may be accepted or rejected for display at the discretion of Florida Arts, Inc. It is $30.00 to enter up to two (2) pieces of artwork.

June Juried Exhibition

Take part in one of the biggest juried art exhibitions in Southwest Florida! The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center’s call for artists extends to those inside and outside of the Southwest Florida area. Positive/Negative is sure to host some of best works from local and regional artists. If you’d like to be considered to be a part of this call for artists, please visit the entry and guidelines page. It’s show to be a fantastic show!