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

Below is the LOCAL Artist Application for spaces at a show on Sunday, April 07, 2019 from 10:00am-4:00pm.
Seeking 30-50 participants to each set up a 10x10 tent for $50 per artist (no commission fees on sales). There is ONE 20x20 Space available for $200.00 appropriate for a gallery or studio artist.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS SUNDAY, MARCH 17th...St. Patrick's Day!  Download the Application. 
We privately E-Blast to over 3,500 Rock City Gardens Loyal Customers and will publicly advertise in the Press Journal...assuring a huge turnout.
Wild Thyme Caterer will be there offering a delectable menu of gourmet foods along with Akoho fine pastries and the Marketplace FUDGE OUTRAGEOUS and Rock City Gardens will set up an Information Booth & Complimentary Beverage Bar.
Gaynel Marie McCary
"Just Call me Nel"
Events Coordinator
9080 North US Highway 1 (PO Box 700808)
Wabasso, Florida, 32970
C: (772) 663-8570   O: (772) 589-5835    F: (772-589-5019
Deadline: March 30

Call for Book Chapter Submissions
Deadline extended to March 31, 2019
NASA was founded on July 29, 1958. Just over a decade later, on July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon. Neil Armstrong’s famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” marked the beginning of the space era.
The forthcoming anthology, SPACE, is a collection of stories about our reach for the stars. Mercury. Apollo. Pioneer. Voyager. Challenger and Columbia. ISS. Hubble. Curiosity and Opportunity. Orion. Space is the final frontier, and we’ve just begun our explorations.
Submission Guidelines:
   All space enthusiasts are allowed one submission (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays), no longer than 5,000 words. The submission cannot be previously published, or currently under review elsewhere.
   Submissions must be sent as an email attachment in MS Word format to
   Images must be in JPG or PNG format at 300dpi.
   Authors must include a 75-word biography and a 1”x1” digital headshot.
   There is a $40 non-refundable submission fee, payable online at 
   The publisher reserves the right to edit or decline submissions.
   Contributors maintain copyright on their submission, but overall copyright of the anthology rests with the publisher.
   SPACE will be published by Anthology Alliance and distributed through in Kindle and print formats by June 2019.
   Authors selected to appear in SPACE will receive a free copy of the print version of the book.
Important Dates: Submit your work by Sunday, March 31, 2019, for consideration.
For More information: Contact the editor, Scott Tilley, at 

Artists Guild Gallery May Invitational!
Two Dimensional Art including Photography 
Deadline: Monday, April 22 

No Deadline Specified
     What is a Lobby Lecture? It is a two hour slot for people who have something they want to share with an audience such as our UUFVB and the Public. It can involve an art lecture, a musical presentation, historical information, health and well being, an author sharing a new book, or science topics to name a few. I am open to any new ideas that you may have and want to share. These presentations will be the UUFVB TED type talks. Please call Ellen Rantz, Coordinator for more information. 772-581-5904



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  


650 Sq. Feet of Studio Space to Share or Buy Business
Retail Shopping Center with street frontage 
Bathroom/Kitchen/storage room 
Thriving Teaching Art Business- 8 years old... Will sell or share space
for more information please contact Martha Ann at 
835 17th Street Space 106 Vero Beach