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:


Want to sing in a choir? Just show up at rehearsals.
Anybody who wants to join in on the fun of singing with the Treasure Coast Chapter of the American Guild of Organists at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach simply has to show up for rehearsals Saturday and Sunday. Then, just be ready to perform before an audience 4 p.m. Sunday.
"All singers are welcome to attend this fantastic event and enrollment is free," said Jacob Craig, director of music and arts at First Presbyterian since 2012. Admission is free, too.
Rehearsals are 9 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 3 p .m. Sunday. Area church and community choirs will be part of the concert as well as the First Presbyterian Symphonic Orchestra and the Gifford Youth Orchestra, with a special appearance by the Avenue D Children's Choir of Fort Pierce.
"The guest conductor and clinician for the weekend will be Dr . James Brown of Troy University," Craig said.

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

Foyer Gallery of Art at the Emerson Center
Rotating Exhibits every two months - No fee to exhibit.
Contact: Ellen Rantz

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

Vero Heritage is seeking artists for the June 2nd Gallery Stroll.  $25  Contact: Debbie Avery

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


Artist in Residence Reference

Current Calls - Treasure Coast & Surrounding area


2018 Florida Biennial
Open Call to Artists

Deadline: June 1, 2018

The 2018 Florida Biennial presented by the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is open to artists residing in the state of Florida working in any medium. This ninth edition focuses on exploring multicultural identities, discussing ecological issues, and imagining a robust cultural climate for Florida within the global economy. The exhibition opens September 14 and will run through Oct. 21, 2018.


  • April 1 Submissions Open
  • June 1 Deadline
  • June 25: Announcement of participating artists

  • Jurors Pick - $1000
  • Honorable Mention - $500

For the first time in our history, all selected artists will be awarded a stipend to refund their submission fee to defray exhibition costs, as well as a Friend-level membership. The membership is part of the North American Reciprocal Program, providing free admission to nearly 1,000 art and culture institutions.





AGG May Invitational

Artists Guild Gallery, 1974 14 Avenue in Vero Beach invites artists to apply for the Annual May Invitational to be held at the Gallery from May 1 though May 30 with an opening reception during the Gallery Stroll on Friday, May 4.  The application fee is $30 and the applications are due by Monday, April 23.  Download the complete call to artists.

Videographers Needed to Help Make History for the City's Centennial Celebration
City Council member Tony Young and City 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.  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



Current Calls - Florida

No current calls listed.


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


Office Space

Perfect 1 to 2 person office space available in the prestigious Pak Mail Professional Building! 
A Premier 32963 Office is ready for you! Get exposure of over 30,000 cars driving by with your business name on the marquis and foot traffic of over 200 people daily during season. All these perks plus electric in your new 550 sq ft office space!  Only $1000 per month with Electric Included! 

  • 2 private offices within the space
  • Conference room or secretary station in front.
  • Discount on your move from White Glove Moving.
  • Be a part of an established professional building with great neighbors!
  • For a tour or to find out more please call Susan at: 772-231-0021  Questions? Email Anna at


The Association of Fundraising Professionals posts employment opportunities in Indian River County


From Crystal Bujol, Artistic Director of Gifford Youth Orchestra

I need a secretary - 4 days a week, 2 - 3 hours daily. At least 40 weeks this year. Must know Excel and Word. If you might be interested, email I am looking for that perfect person! Crystal  March/April 2018


The Community Church of Vero Beach is seeking highly-qualified, degreed vocalists to serve as section leaders for the Chancel Choir.

There are currently openings for Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass.

Applicants must currently hold, or be pursuing at least a Bachelor’s degree in Music/Vocal Performance.
Must be able to read music, and learn music independently.
Must be able to sing in an ensemble.

This is a "regular" year-round, part-time position.

Section Leaders are selected by resume, audition, personal interview, and references.
Audition repertoire: 1-2 Solos from Oratorio, Art Song, Opera, Sacred Solo
Sight-singing a portion of a choral anthem.


Attend all chancel choir rehearsals during the normal choir year. (August-June)
Provide solo or small ensemble anthems for summer worship as requested by the director of music.
Attend all worship services in which the chancel choir serves.
Participate in extra practices, services, and performances including Christmas Celebration, Christmas Eve, Good Friday Requiem, and Easter Sunday.
Sing solos for chancel choir anthems, etc. as requested by the director of music.
Section Leaders may be asked to participate in other areas of the music ministry as needed.
Primary duty is to give volunteer singers a strong sense of musical security; to be the first in their section to have learned the music well; to lead sectional rehearsals if and when the director of music requires.
Professional deportment, general leadership behavior, attendance, preparedness and punctuality at rehearsals and performances.

Exp. June 30