29th Annual Emerald Coast National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition

Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries

Entry Deadline: Jul. 12

100 College Blvd E
Niceville, FL 32578
PHONE 850 729-6044


The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries of Northwest Florida State College cordially invite you to apply for the 29th Emerald Coast National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, hosted annually. This year’s juror is Polly Nordstrand, Curator of Southwest Art, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center at Colorado College.

Artists may submit up to 3 works of art, and the Best-in-Show, first-place winner not only receives $1000, but is also given the opportunity to host a solo exhibition in our Holzhauer Gallery, adjacent to next year’s 30th Emerald Coast National.

When submitting artwork for consideration, please follow the informational PDF for labeling artwork submission photos and filling the attached entry form. A link within the informational PDF has been provided to pay the $35 entry fee, which funds the exhibition set-up and monetary prizes.

Open to artists 18 years of age and older. All forms of art including painting, drawing, photography, graphics, printmaking, digital art, sculpture and ceramics, sound art, and performance art are accepted. Work must have been completed after January 1, 2020. Work shall be original and entirely the work of the artist. Pieces should be able to fit through a 70 inch double door frame width. 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.

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