26th Emerald Coast Juried Fine Arts Exhibition

Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries at Northwest Florida State College

Entry Deadline: Mar. 31

100 College Blvd.
Niceville, FL 32578
PHONE 850.729.6044


The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries are pleased to announce the 26th Emerald Coast National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, May 19 – June 22, 2018. Artists 18 years of age and older living in the United States are eligible to apply. This year’s juror is Dennis Harper, MFA, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.

A minimum of $3000 in prizes will be awarded, with first place garnering $1000 and the opportunity for a solo exhibition. All application materials must be received by March 31, 2018. For more information, contact K.C. Williams, Gallery Director, at [email protected].

Mattie Kelly Arts Center

Open to artists 18 years of age and older, living in the United States.
All forms of art including painting, drawing, photography, graphics/
printmaking, digital art, sculpture, and ceramics are accepted. Work
must have been completed after January 1, 2016. Work must be
original and entirely the work of the artist. Pieces should not exceed
70” in any direction. Installations are not eligible. Entries that have
previously shown in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries are not
eligible. Work that differs from the original image submitted will not be accepted. No changes in title, sale price, or value may be made after the selection process. Accurate, legible information must be provided with the application.

Entry Deadline: Saturday, March 31, 2018, (all images, entry forms, and entry fees must be submitted by this date)

Artist Notification: Selected artists will be notified by Monday, April 16, 2018 via email. If no email address, include a SASE with application.

Shipping: Shipped works must arrive by May 11, 2018. Exhibition
address and artist name must be clearly marked on outside of container. Include prepaid shipping label or check made out to NWFSC in the amount of return shipping.

Hand-Delivery: Works must be hand-delivered by 4 PM on Friday,
May 11. Weekend delivery hrs: Sat, May 5, 2018, 10 AM – 2 PM.

Opening Reception and Awards: Saturday, May 19, 2017, 6 – 8 PM.

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