Cultural Council of Indian River County

Calls to Artists

These are local calls on the Treasure Coast and surrounding counties.

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October 2018 - October 2019

Videographers Needed to Help Make History
 for the City’s Centennial Celebration
City Council member Tony Young andCity Clerk Tammy Bursick are co-chairing one of the most memorable events in our city’s history by coordinating all the plans centered around the Vero Beach Centennial Celebration.  Multiple activities will be presented on a monthly calendar presented via a myriad of local organizations starting in October of 2018 through October 2019.
The committee includes many people and organizations in the community who are actively working on special recognitions and remembrances of our city history, ancestors, landmarks and special events.
While the committee has a number of still photographers who have come forward to offer their assistance along the way, they are always welcoming others who may wish to help on a volunteer basis.  Additionally, in order to archive the celebration year and promote it in the best way possible, the committee is seeking local videographers who wish to partake in any of the events.
Still photographers and videographers interested in participating in this capacity on a pro-bono basis should email Ms. Bursick at
or Publicist Beverly Paris at . The website will become active in early March and can be visited at


Swig of Color, LLC, a 100% mobile social art studio that hosts relaxing, social paint classes at bars, restaurants, homes and other establishments along the Treasure coast, is looking for artists to design original works of art for our rapidly expanding paint and sip business. Our designs span all genres, including wildlife, nature, landmarks, travel, holiday-themed designs, and more. We need original designs for canvasses and pallet boards.

  • Designs should be suitable for 12 x 16" canvas or wood pallet board signs approx 8 x 10", 8 X 19", and triptych images 5 x 7".
  • For reference to our design style please refer to our gallery, however, artist are encourage to create submissions in their style but keep in mind that our customers often have no painting experience.
  • All images must be painted in acrylics.
  • For each accepted design Swig of Color will pay $30 for the rights to reproduce the image at our paint and sip events. 
  • Artists should submit a watermarked image for consideration to 
  • If approved, the artist must provide a high resolution digital image free of watermark or branding and a list of colors used to paint the image. 
  • Artist will retain all rights to images and may resell them to other paint and sip establishments, (excluding franchises), outside the state of Florida. Images may also be sold to individuals provided it will not be used for commercial purposes.

This is an ongoing call.  Contact Susan Garman:

Public Art Exhibits
Indian River County Courthouse & Indian River County Administration Complex
(Must be a member of the Cultural Council)


The Hair Shop For Men
5240 US 1, Suite 105 in Vero Beach
Contact Scott Young at 563.0331 or email:

The Galleries at First Pres
First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach
520 Royal Palm Blvd, Vero Beach

Three month exhibits for 3 to 4 artists each with their own gallery space.  Call Carole or Peter 772-464-6712

Art Gallery of Viera
Monthly themed exhibitions for guest artists and seeking gallery members.  Visit:


Spaces That Host Guest Artists
(includes gallery stroll)

Artists Guild Gallery

Gallery 14

Main Street Vero Beach

Businesses & Clubs That Host Guest Artists
(includes gallery stroll)

The Gallery @ Beneduce Realty
1930 14th Avenue Vero Beach, FL 32960
Contact: Lisa Beneduce 772-564-6100

Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce has space in the Masonic Lodge right in the heart of the Gallery Stroll.  Stroll night only - table cost is $25.  Contact the chamber office or Debbie Avery

The Chamber is located at 1957 14th Avenue in the Arts District.  Phone: 772.226.5459


Artist in Residence Reference

Current Calls - Treasure Coast & Surrounding area


Announcing Youth Auditions
on September 29, 2018
Pre-Registration Required  More information (link)

Registration Deadline:  September 27, 5:00pm
Deadline: October 6, 2018
The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery's annual juried art exhibition, "The Best of the Best," is accepting artist applications during regular Museum hours Fridays - Sundays, beginning on Sunday, September 16 through Saturday, October 6, 2018, until 3:00 pm. The application is open to amateur and professional artists with a $30 entry fee per work. A full prospectus with guidelines and application is available to download from the Museum's website at or it can be picked up at the Museum located at 500 North Indian River Drive in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce, Florida.

Artists may enter their work in one of four media categories: oil and acrylic paintings, watercolor and water-based media, varied techniques (which includes mixed media, pastel, pencil, printmaking, graphics, collage and computer generated works) and three-dimensional. A full description of all of the categories along with frequently asked questions is available in the prospectus.

The juried exhibition "The Best of the Best" will be on view October 14 through November 16, 2018, with the opening reception on Saturday, October 13. 2018 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded by the jury. The exhibition is sponsored by Seacoast Bank.

Registration deadline: October 12

Artist Call: Street Art Spray Off


Island Images/Gallery of and Main Street Vero Beach are seeking artists to submit and participate in the First “Street Art Spray Off” to take place outside on 14th Avenue and 21st Street in the Downtown Historic Arts District during the MSVB Downtown Friday event on

Friday, October 26th, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Our goal is to expose the Vero Beach art community to one of the fastest growing alternative art forms…STREET ART!   We will show this street art form in a “Positive Light” by holding a one evening event during the OCTOBER 2018 MSVB Downtown Friday street party. The purpose of the event is to introduce and educate our youth and adults to a few artists working in this artistic medium as an alternative and positive way of self-expression, recognition and respect. Our hope is to further strengthen the community’s tolerance and appreciation of all the arts.


This Street Art and Graffiti Spray Off competition and demonstration will be between five pre-selected Street Artists. Each of the finalists will be awarded their share of the $1,000 cash prize and ribbons. The deadline for initial submissions is October 12th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Please visit the gallery site for the full details and initial submission form:

For additional information please contact Scott @ 772-643-6994 or


Call to Artists @ Foyer Gallery

Foyer Gallery of Art at the Emerson Center in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, 1590 27th Avenue is seeking  2D artists of all mediums to exhibit their original artwork for a period of two months during the 2018/2019 Season. 

Preferred themes are:  Natural, Environmental, Nautical, Local, Celebrating Vero Beach’s Centennial Anniversary in 2019, Modern, Abstract.   Send 5 images of artwork with title, medium & dimensions to be exhibited along with your contact information and a short bio to Dawn Orre:

Deadline: October 15, 2018  About the Gallery - There is no fee to exhibit. Commission on sales of artwork is 30%.

 Pelican Island Bird & Nature Art Show & Plein Air

Applications Due by October 5th at pm
Deliver art Friday the 12th between 9-12 pm at the
Sebastian River Art Club (1245 Main St. Sebastian, FL)
Artist will be welcome at the reception Friday.
Show on Saturday 9-5 Sunday 9-4 (pick up 4pm).


Application Dates: May 14, 2018 - Sep 21, 2018
Application Fee: $35.00
Late App. Dates: Sep 22 - Sep 28, 2018
Additional Late Fee: $25.00



13th Annual Juried Art Fest on the Green
Wellington, FL
January 26 & 27, 2019
APPLY HERE  Deadline is November 1

Lee County Alliance for the Arts
33rd Annual All Florida Juried Exhibit
As the name suggests, this exhibition features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the 65,000 square miles that make up Florida. The juried entries come together for an award-winning and exciting exhibition representing today's contemporary Florida artists.
All entries must be submitted online no later than Monday, January 28. Visit to view prospectus and application details.

Studio Space

Studio Space available in Art District. Located 1/2 block east of 14th Avenue near other galleries on the Art Walk. 
Contact Marcy Purdy

Art Studio in the heart of Vero's downtown art district:

*Artists Barry Shapiro and Xaque Gruber are interested in a third artist to share the space.
*1,000 square feet. Rent + utilities - $500/month (approximate).
*Located on Route SR60 just west of 14th Ave (behind Avanzare & Sean Ryan Pub).
If interested, please contact Xaque at 323-547-1188 or by email



The Vero Beach Museum of Art is seeking a full time IT Coordinator. 

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