30th annual Emerald Coast National Juried Arts Exhibition

Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries

Entry Deadline: Jul. 1

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


Mattie Kelly Arts Center galleries
Northwest Florida State College
100 College Boulevard
Niceville, Florida 32578

Deadline to Apply: July 1, 2022
Opening Reception: August 26th, 2022

30th annual Emerald Coast National


The Mattie Kelly Art Center at Northwest Florida State College welcomes visual, performing, and sound artists of all styles and media to apply for the 30th Annual Emerald Coast National Juried Show! This is an open call without a set theme.

We are honored that this year’s guest judge is Viet Le, Ph.D., MFA—an accomplished international artist and scholar based at the California College of Arts. Selected artists will exhibit in the 1500-square-foot McIlroy Gallery, with an opening reception at 6:00 p.m. on August 26th, 2022. The best-in-show artist will win $1,000 and a solo exhibition in the Holzhauer Gallery during the 31st annual Emerald Coast National show in 2023. The second-place artist will win $500, and the third-place artist will win $250.

MKAC galleries is a teaching adjunct to Northwest Florida State College students and communities. It occupies over 7000 square feet and holds a collection of over thirty-five hundred artworks and artifacts, valued at six million dollars. The galleries are always free and open to the public and are considered a cultural gem of the Emerald Coast.

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