Cultural Council of Indian River County

Calls to Artists

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

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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

Vero Beach Airport
Intergenerational Center

(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


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

November 4, 2019 to November 27, 2019
DEADLINE:  September 9, 2019
The New Studio for the Visual Arts
1615 South Cypress Drive, Jupiter, FL
The New Studio for the Visual Arts is very excited to partner with the Jupiter Food Bank to present, “SHARE THE BOUNTY: The Art of Food”. This unique event will showcase the artist’s creative interpretation of food.
Partial proceeds of sales during this exhibition will help feed the countless hungry children and adults in our community and present an opportunity for the delivery of non-perishable food items to The Studio for the Visual Arts.
Application Dates: Jul 26, 2019 - Sep 9, 2019


The Best of the Best - AE Backus Museum

Receiving dates -Wednesdays through Sundays  until 3 PM -  September 11 through 28

The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery’s annual juried art exhibition, “The Best of the Best,” is accepting artist applications during regular Museum hours Wednesday–Sundays until 3:00 pm, beginning on Wednesday, September 11 through Saturday, September 28, 2019. 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  or it can be picked up starting September 11 at the Museum located at 500 North Indian River Drive in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce, Florida.

Apply for Membership with the Florida Artists Group! (Juried)

Deadline: Postmark entry by September 28, 2019

The Florida Artists Group (FLAG) was incorporated as a non-profit organization of professional artists in 1949. Made up of artists whose work has attained national or state-wide recognition, the purpose of the group is to stimulate attainment of the highest standards of creative art within the State of Florida. 
FLAG encourages applicants for membership from all races and cultures to truly represent the diversity that exists within the State of Florida.
Each year, FLAG holds an Annual Symposium & Exhibition in a prestigious venue with cash & merchandise awards.  In addition, each Area Group organizes exhibits during the year.

2. Applicant must be working in art professionally.



All materials need to be POST MARKED no later than September 28th and received by October 1st. Please give extra time for the post office delivery.

Learn more by visiting our website:


Deadline:  Late September

Autumn in the Park


We are looking for vendors to be in the show on October 5th and 6th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Information is on the website at or they can contact Barbara Peltier at 772-999-7334.


Gold Star Walk-a-thon for Military Suicide Awareness ART AUCTION

Deadline to notify that you will participate:

October 1, 2019

  1. The exhibition is open to artists 18 years of age or older.
  2. Artists may enter up to 3 pieces.  
  3. One third of the winning bid will be paid to the artist unless they wish to donate.
  4. The theme/concept of the artwork must be distinguishable as military related or patriotic.
  5. Submitted artwork must not exceed 20” in any direction inclusive of framing or mounting.
  6. The artwork entered should be prepared for professional display and not so fragile as to be potentially dangerous to the work of others when shipped/displayed/handled with reasonable care.
  7. Intent to participate must be contacted to Michelle Dale or Kim Palazzolo by October 1, 2019.  Contact information:
  8. Artists are responsible for delivering artwork and submission forms to Flametree gallery, 2041 14th Ave, during the following times:

Friday, 11/08/19 between 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, 11/09/19 between 11:30 am – 6:00 pm


2019 Pelican Island Bird & Nature Art Show

Entry Deadline - October 4, 2019
Exhibit Dates:  Reception Friday, October 11
Exhibit: October 12 & 13 
The Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens will be hosting our first annual art show January 4 & 5, 2020. (Outdoor Show) 
Deadline, November 1, 2019



360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a year-round Artist & Writers Residency located on magical Lake Chapala, Mexico. International artists, writers and musicians who would benefit from having uninterrupted time to devote to their creativity are encouraged to write and reserve a 1 - 4 month residency at our affordable live/work spaces. Visit our website for more detailed information: Learn more on our Facebook group page 360 Xochi Quetzal, Twitter and Instagram @360xochiquetzal or write to us at


Vero Beach Theatre Guild 

Riverside Theatre (Professional Auditions)

Riverside Childrens Theatre (Student Auditions)

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra

Riverside Theatre is searching for 3 Emcees to volunteer hosting The Comedy Zone on select Fridays and Saturdays!

Must be age 21 or older to audition.
   Auditions available to the first 12 people to sign-up for each audition night on Thursdays Aug 8th and Aug, 22
   You must be prepared to perform about 5 minutes of emcee material. And an additional 5 minutes if selected as a call back to the stage.
   3 finalists will be selected to be the next Emcee's of The Comedy Zone!
   Full bar and snacks available for purchase during auditions.
   Invite your friends and family to cheer you on!


Calls - State of Florida


 Email Barry Shapiro:
Xaque Gruber & Barry Shapiro are still looking for one or two people to share our downtown art space.
We have spoken with several interested artists however at this time no one has made a commitment
Rent and utilities determined by number of occupants but very reasonable.