Orlando Call to Artists for Miami Art Week 2019

Orlando Call to Artists for Miami Art Week

The Downtown Arts District is in the process of applying for exhibition space at Aqua Art Miami 2019 and pleased to accept applications for consideration. 

Please read the submission requirements entirely before submitting. To apply, please CLICK HERE

Selected works will be shown at Aqua Art Miami (pending the fairs acceptance) from December 4-8, 2019. Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 PM on August 5, 2019. Artwork will be selected by a jury panel. Artists will be notified no later than August 12, 2019.

Submission fees are as follows: there is a $25 submission fee for up to five images. Payment accepted via PayPal, with the option to pay using a debit/credit card. The $25 entry fee does not guarantee a place in the event. The fee is for processing and administration of the submission. This fee is non-refundable.

Accepted artists will be required to pay a nominal participation fee of $125. Artists are not required to be present at the fair. However, if they wish to attend, travel arrangements are their responsibility.

If selected art submissions sell prior to the fair, similar artwork will be expected to be produced.

The competition is open to all artists living or working in Central Florida. All forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, animation, installation art, and digital are eligible. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

Wall mounted works must not be taller than 36" and no wider than 36". Sculptural works must fit through a standard entry door, and pedestal must be provided by the artist and approved by the committee prior to the event. Installations can be larger than this but must be able to fit through the door. If the artwork is larger than the specs provided, please contact us.

Artwork examples are accepted via online submission in the form below. All artists may submit examples of existing work. While existing work is preferred, the Downtown Arts District will also accept proposed concepts for new work. If an artist chooses to propose new work, they must use only one upload for the new concept and use the other uploads to show examples of existing work. The format for uploading images is as follows: 72 dpi, .jpg format, no larger than 1mb each. Please name files as follows: yourname_artworkname_1.jpg, yourname_artworkname_2.jpg etc.

The selection of artists is solely at the discretion of the jury panel. Up to 6 (six) artists will be invited to participate in the exhibition. Criteria for selection will include artistic excellence and significance across a body of work, along with career achievement that is demonstrated by an active history of exhibitions and other recognition. Following the selection of artists, the exhibition’s curatorial team will conduct 1-on-1 visits with each artist. The final selection of artwork for the exhibition will made during these visits, which may include existing work, work in progress, and proposals for new work.

There is a $25 entry fee for up to five images. Payment is accepted via PayPal. Cash may be accepted, but must be handled in person. The $25 entry fee does not guarantee a place in the event. The fee is for processing and administration of the submission. This fee is non-refundable.

The final deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM on August 5, 2019.

Acceptance or non-acceptance will be no later than August 12 by email.

Flynn Dobbs, Donna Dowless, Shannon Fitzgerald, Pat Greene, Hanson Mulford, and Tiffany Sanders have been invited to participate on the jury panel. The panel will use the following criteria for selection: Concept, Technique, Design & Composition, Color

There will be a 50% commission on any sales made during the exhibition. Downtown Arts District’s fair staff will handle all sales.

To apply, please click the link or visit

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