Exhibitions

ArtCenter Manatee is Manatee County's premiere visual arts center featuring the artwork of many talented local, state and national artists. Exhibitions change monthly in the three large galleries and the public is always welcome to the opening receptions to preview the artwork and meet the artists.

Art Opening Receptions
Each month, ArtCenter Manatee invites you to come to the opening reception for the exhibitions in the main galleries. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer, hors d’oeuvres, music and meet the artists.

Hot! Hot! Hot!

hot call for artists

Hot! Hot! Hot! Open Exhibition
June 28 – July 22

Receiving June 25, 9-1

Opening Reception June 30, 5-7

All Galleries

Hot! Hot! Hot! is an open, all media, juried exhibit. Each artist may enter up to three pieces.

If you live in Florida you know that summer sizzles! From dazzling color to blazing hot temperatures to ultra contemporary – and everything in between. Show us your hottest or coolest work!

Entry Fees: Entry fees are non-refundable and support the exhibition program at ArtCenter Manatee and help to keep the arts alive and vibrant in our community. If you are not currently a member, an individual membership is available for $60 for one full year.

1 piece – members $20, non-members $30
2 pieces – members $30, non-members $50
3 pieces – members $35, non-members $65
Diptych –members add $5, non-members add $10”
Triptych –members add $15, non-members add $30

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2015-16 Exhibition Requirements

Download a PDF of the 2015-16 ArtCenter Manatee Exhibition Schedule

2015-2016 ACM-Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Requirements for Open, Member & Student Shows

Originality:

  • Entries must be the original design of the artist completed in the last 3 yrs. (Sculptures completed in the last 5 years.) Class projects, of the artist’s own design, are acceptable. Copies of someone else’s design are not acceptable.
  • Only original work will be accepted; no reproductions (prints, giclees) except digital productions.
  • Work may be shown only once in an ACM open or member show.
  • Work may not be removed from the Artists’ Market to be shown in an exhibit.
  • Student Show – Only work done in a class or workshop at ArtCenter Manatee within the last year will be accepted to this show. One piece per instructor per medium.

Size:

  • Maximum size for paintings is 7’ x 7’.
  • Any entry weighing over 50 lbs will be accepted at the discretion of the receiving committee and the artist must be available to assist with placement of the piece the day the show is hung.

Framing:

  • You may use glass in framed pieces under 22 x 28 inches.
  • We require Plexiglas on all framed work over 22 x 28 inches.
  • Unframed canvas need to be museum wrapped with painted edges.
  • All photographs are to be framed under glass or Plexiglas or printed on museum wrapped canvas.
  • All framed pieces should be wired, with wire ends wrapped with tape. Wire should be securely attached to the back of the frame with screw eyes, one third down from the top of the frame.
  • Saw tooth hangers, fishing line or chains will not be accepted.
  • Name, address and phone number must be written on the back of all art.
  • Yellow copy of entry form should be taped to the wire on the back-right side of the artwork.
  • Mats, glass and Plexiglas need to be clean and free of scratches.
  • Any entry not meeting these requirements will not be accepted.

Fees:

  • The non-refundable entry fee supports the exhibition program at ArtCenter Manatee and helps to keep the arts alive in our community.

Fee Schedule:

  • One Piece: $20 members, $30 non-members.
    Two Pieces: $30 members, $50 non-members.
    Three Pieces: $35 members, $65 non-members
  • Diptych: $25 ArtCenter Manatee members, $40 non-members
  • Triptych: $35 ArtCenter Manatee members, $60 non-members
  • Diptych and Triptych must be in matching frames

Withdrawal:

  • No work accepted for an exhibition may be substituted or withdrawn during the exhibit.

Sales:

  • Artwork sold will remain in the galleries until the published pick up date. The artist will receive 65% of the sale price.

Pick Up Deadline:

  • All work must be picked up on the designated pick up date.
  • Any artist who leaves work at the ArtCenter longer than 7 days after the pick up date will be charged $5 per day per piece.

Statement of Responsibility:

  • The ArtCenter will do everything possible to protect the work of the artists. The artists need to understand that the ArtCenter cannot be responsible for loss or damage.
  • All work will be hung at the discretion of the Exhibition Committee. ACM reserves the right of final presentation.
  • The judge will be responsible for choosing art for the exhibit and the award winners. Artists will be notified by phone or email if their work is not accepted.

Open and Member Shows:

  • Maximum of three entries per person.

Awards

  • There must be a minimum of five (5) pieces in any award category to receive a cash award.