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.

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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.

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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: acm@artcentermanatee.org

Exhibition Requirements  PDF

Florida Life Online Entry

Online entry ends at 5:00pm on March 17. Receiving for this show is Saturday, March 26, 9:00am to 1:00pm. The show runs from March 29 through April 27. The opening reception will be March 31, 5:oo to 7:00pm. Pick up will be April 23, 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Entry Fees: Entry fees 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.

Entry Fees: Entry fees 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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Member Show Online Entry

Online entry ends at 5:00pm on March 17. Receiving for this show is Saturday, March 26, 9:00am to 1:00pm. The show runs from March 29 through April 27. The opening reception will be March 31, 5:oo to 7:00pm. Pick up will be April 23, 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Entry Fees: Entry fees 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
2 pieces – members $30
3 pieces – members $35
Diptych – members add $5
Triptych – members add $15

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12X12 Online Entry

Reid Hodges Gallery
October 4 – October 28, 2016

Opening Reception Thursday, October 6, 5:00-7:00pm

Online Entry until 9/22/16, Notify 9/27/16
Receiving 10/1/16, 9:00am – 1:00pm

An open, all media juried exhibition limited to works where the OUTSIDE dimensions are 12 x 12, whether framed or unframed.

What does 12 x 12 mean? 12 inches x 12 inches or 12cm x 12cm or 12mm x 12mm. (Sorry, we can’t accommodate 12 feet or yards!) On 3D pieces, two of the OUTSIDE dimensions are 12 by 12, the third can vary, as in a 12″ round ceramic plate that is 1″ deep.

Pick Up -10/29/16

Click Here for Exhibition Requirements

Entry Fees: Entry fees are nonrefundable 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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Fine Craft & Photography: Online Entry Form

Fine Craft photography

Feb 23 – Mar 25
Opening Reception Feb 25, 5-7pm

Online Jan 14 – Feb 11, 5pm
In-Person Receiving: Feb 20, 9-1pm

Pick-up: Mar 26, 9-1pm

Fine Craft & Photography is an open, juried exhibit featuring fine craft and photography. Open to all artists, each artist may enter up to 3 pieces.

Entry Fees: Entry fees 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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Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County Online Entry

FAF Logo 72To enter the Fine Arts Festival, please complete the form below, uploading the required four images. When you are finished, select submit. You will be taken to PayPal to pay the $40 non-refundable jury fee. Thanks for entering!

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