CALL FOR ARTISTS – Art in Public Places


On View through February 28, 2020

Vero Beach Regional Airport Secure Passenger Area

“Historical Vero” Theme (Citrus, Dodgers, Cattle, the Beach, Downtown, etc.)
3400 Cherokee Drive
Vero Beach 32960


As a member of the Cultural Council, you are invited to submit paintings (or other type of 2D artwork) to be hung in each location and according to above-designated theme.  By Fri Nov 1, please send a jpeg digital file titled with the piece name of each piece you would like considered to the Cultural Council, email  You may send as many digital files as you like.  In the email include your contact info: first and last name, email address and phone number, plus details of your piece(s) – title (name), medium, size (w x h) and price.  Digital files will be reviewed and selected by a committee of the Airport.  If your piece is chosen, you will be notified Wed, Nov 6, and the delivery day will be Mon Nov 11, between 10 am - 4:30 pm. 


  • Works suitable for display on a wall in any medium (paint, collage, photography, fiber, mixed media) are welcome.  Original works only, no giclees or prints (other than photography) will be accepted. These locations are unable to accommodate 3D or sculptural pieces.
  • All 2 dimensional works must be wired with appropriate hanging wire and hardware for hanging.
  • All 2 dimensional works must be securely framed, or have painted edges on deep (approximately         1-1/2” - 1-1/4”) gallery wrapped canvas or hard board painting panels. 
  • 2 dimensional works less than 1” depth canvasses must be framed.  Painted canvas edges with staples are not permitted.
  • Works requiring a protective layer such as watercolors, pastels & photography, must use plexiglass.  Glass is not permitted.
  • Works must not weigh over 15 pounds.
  • As a courtesy to visitors and personnel at our public art venues, we ask that artists use discretion in presenting works of the human figure.  All work must be tasteful for a government building.
  • Artist must affix the details of their piece: title (name) medium, size and price on the back of their artwork.  
  • All artists are required to sign a Hold Harmless Agreement (provided upon delivery of artwork) in order to display in public buildings.
  • Potential purchasers will contact the Cultural Council for sales and artist contact information.  If a sale is made, a minimum suggested donation of 10% of the purchase price to the Cultural Council to further our mission is greatly appreciated.
  • We wish to keep the buildings filled with art.  If you need to remove a piece prior to the end of the exhibition, you must first contact the Cultural Council at 772-770-4857 to make arrangements. 
  • Installations change out about every 3 – 4 months.

The gallery spaces are seen by hundreds of people each day, and numerous works have been sold.  It is a wonderful way for your art to be seen and exposed to the community—and possibly sold, so if you plan to participate, please submit your best work. 


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Vero Beach Regional Airport Secure Passenger Area

"The Perfect Destination" Theme
3400 Cherokee Drive
Vero Beach 32960

Read about it in the Indian River Guardian

On Exhibit at the Airport


1590 9th St S.W.

Vero Beach FL  32962

Open theme art exhibit

On View through May 15, 2020

Pick up Date and Time:  Wednesday, May 15, 1-3pm


altThe Indian River County Courthouse hosts exhibits of professional Florida Artists on an ongoing basis as part of the Art in Public Places program. The exhibits are sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County and the Florida Arts Council. The exhibit is shown for a three month period on the first floor and can accommodate approximately thirty 2-dimensional works of art. To Apply: Send an e-mail to Volunteer Program Administrator, Lee G. Smith




February 14 - May 7, 2020
Sara Alfaro, Gestural Pantomime




altOur program includes year long exhibits in County Buildings A and B. Areas have been designated for each gallery, club or artists registry member to display their art with the ability to "change out" piece(s) every 4 months. For information about this new program, please send an e-mail to Judy Burgarella, Volunteer Program Administrator at




"Garden of Earthly Delights Redux #19" by Jay Madigan

Colored Pencil, 14" x 11"



Although not publicly funded, business owners, artists and organizations all contribute to the murals and installations around the County. 

Mr.Smokes, 1014 20th Pl, Vero Beach, FL 32960:
The Mr. Smokes Downtown mural was designed by 3 local artists: Barry Shapiro, Kristin Meeks and Greg Ingerson. It was completed with the assistance of many volunteers, especially our crew of 'regulars': Rachael Akers, Gracie Suzan and Elisha McKenzie.


Riverside Park - Vero Beach Recreation Department Tennis Courts:  A gift from the Vero Beach Art Club volunteers and designed by Carol Makris.

Bethel Creek House, 4405 Highway A1A, Vero Beach FL 32963 mural donated to the city by the Vero Beach Art Club. Lee G. Smith, Manager & Project Designer, Lead Painter assisted by Carol Bennett, May Brandt, Sue Dinenno, Gail Dolphin, Sherry Haaland, Tillman Maxwell and Lionel Ogilvie and Fran San Miguel.

Vero Beach Community Center, 2244 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960 - This mural was created by artists in the Vero Beach Art Club ( Dawn K. Mill, Judy Burgarella, Christine Thomas) as a gift to the city. The mural consists of six stretched canvas panels, 36' long by 8' high, each panel 8' x 6 depicting the area's history and amenities.

State Road 60 at the Railroad Tracks, Vero Beach: Hibiscus Mural painted by members of the Vero Beach Art Club as a donation to the City of Vero Beach.

Turtle Trax 2004

A project of the Mental Health Association, these hand painted turtles can be seen around the county. Download the list of locations.

Royal Palm Pointe

Royal Palm Pointe, Vero Beach - The piers of the old Merrill Barber Bridge were decorated with hand made tiles created by Vero Beach artist Sharon Sexton at the City of Vero Beach's Royal Palm Pointe Park (Image by Lee G. Smith.  For prints, visit: her website.)