Archives for April 2016

Become An Instructor

ArtCenter Manatee is the premier visual arts center in Manatee County. We serve a diverse community of artists from ages 4 to over 90. Our classes, over 400 a year, offer instruction for beginning to advanced students, both adult and youth. We offer classes and workshops year round in the morning, afternoon and evening, Monday through Friday. Classes and Workshops are often available on weekends.

Class proposals from high-caliber instructors are always welcome. We provide instruction in drawing, painting, watercolor, photography, pottery, sculpture, jewelry and kids art. We’ve recently added classes in mosaics and basket-weaving and are open to exploring other areas, including fashion design, stone carving, film-making/videography and glass.

If you would like to submit a proposal to ArtCenter Manatee, please complete the following form.

Thank you for your interest in ArtCenter Manatee!

Instructor Information





Exhibition Proposal Form

Please complete the following form and submit to ArtCenter Manatee. Please make sure images are named as requested to be considered. All files marked with an asterisk are required.

Thank you for your proposal.


Artist/Curator Info


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Rules & Signature




Exhibition Proposals

Kellogg Gallery 3

Kellogg Gallery

ArtCenter Manatee Exhibition Proposals

ArtCenter Manatee accepts curatorial proposals or proposals from emerging or established artists to have work included in an exhibition. They may be local, national or international. The exhibition goal is to facilitate the dialogue of artists and curators with diverse perspectives that will engage, educate and enhance our visitor’s experience.

Searle Gallery

Searle Gallery 1aArtCenter Manatee offers three galleries, the largest of which is 19’ x 58’. While there no restrictions of media or style, our exhibition requirements must be followed.

All proposals will be reviewed by a committee and the Executive Director. Please keep in mind that exhibitions are often scheduled up to two years in advance. The response may take several months after the initial submission.

There is a non-refundable fee of $25 for each proposal. Upon acceptance, there will be a fee to cover the cost of producing the exhibit including gallery rental fees.

Thank you for your submission.

Reid Hodges Gallery

GuidelinesReid Hodges Gallery 1

Proposals must include:

  1. Name and contact info for artist/curator
  2. CV/Resume of artist/curator including exhibition and education history
  3. Clear and concise description of exhibit-proposed work and concept, including media, number of pieces
  4. Display requirements – special requirements, pedestals, lighting, hanging, etc,
  5. Examples of artwork – 10-20 samples of actual work. All photos of work must be clearly marked with artist name title, dimensions and medium (jpg preferred, 1 mb)
  6. Preferred Dates

Successful Applicants

All successful applicants must enter into an exhibition contract with ArtCenter Manatee. ArtCenter Manatee must approve any deviation from the original exhibition proposal. In the case of major changes to the original exhibition proposal ArtCenter Manatee reserves the right to terminate the agreement. The name ArtCenter Manatee must not be used in any grant or sponsorship application without the written approval of ArtCenter Manatee.

The attendance of the artist/curator during the installation process and his/her involvement with the promotion of the exhibition is greatly encouraged.

Exhibition Expenses

If the exhibition requires materials, equipment, travel or freight costs or insurance, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure these costs can be met. Any variation to the costs normally covered by ArtCenter Manatee will be at the sole discretion of the Director.

The following exhibition costs are normally covered by ArtCenter Manatee

  • Artist and curator fee/s
  • Email invitation to exhibition opening
  • Exhibition press release
  • Documentation of exhibition for gallery requirements
  • Installation and de-installation of exhibition
  • Publication on website and social media

To Submit Online select this link

Applications may also be submitted via email to:

Exhibition Requirements  PDF