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
(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


Tuesday, February 12 - Saturday, March 16, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION - Friday, February 22, 2019, 5 - 8 PM
$50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mention
Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue
Lake Park, FL 33403
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 1/30/19.
Notification to artists on or before Saturday, 2/2/19.
Hand delivery of artwork: Friday & Saturday, 2/8 & 2/9/19 from NOON to 5 PM.
Opening reception: Friday, 2/22/19, 5 - 8 PM.
Art Pickup: Friday & Saturday 3/15 & 3/16/19, NOON to 5 PM.
SUBMISSION FEES: $15 for APBC Members, $35 for Non-members.
Membership is $50/year
If you wish to join APBC or renew your membership if it has lapsed, please go to and click on “Become a Member” BEFORE you enter
the exhibit.

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.
Arts for Life! annually awards $1,000 scholarships to 25 graduating high school seniors in Florida who demonstrate excellence in one of the following art forms:
   creative writing  -  dance - drama  - music  - visual art
The 2018-19 application period deadline is February 4, 2019.
High school students who are graduating from a public, private, or virtual school or a home education program in Florida during the current academic year.
To Apply:

Calls - State of Florida

6th Annual Files & Film Photographic Art Exhibition 
Application Deadline - March 3rd
The 6th Annual Files & Film Photographic Art Exhibition opens May 4th at MIZE Gallery (St. Petersburg). The exhibition will showcase a full scope of photographic artwork in an incredible variety of format, medium, subject and style.
Art with an element of original photography is eligible to submit. All photography must be original by the artist from January 1st, 2017 or later. Any photography created before January 1st 2017 is not applicable.
Robin Dana, Amanda Cooper, and Catherine Bergmann will jury artist's submissions. The exhibition will be curated by Xina Scuderi and Chad Mize.
Cash prizes total $1,100 this year for Best of Show, 2nd, 3rd, and People's Choice. Non-cash awards will be given of 3 Awards of Excellence and 3 Awards of Distinction.
Files & Film has a new Student Award program created for Pinellas County Students grades 9-12.

CALL TO ARTISTS is sponsored by St. Pete Arts Alliance