Call for Art

Call for Proposals: Exhibiting at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center

The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries invites artist and curatorial proposals for solo or group exhibitions in the McIlroy or Holzhauer Gallery on a rolling basis, ones that support the educational mission of NWFSC students, educators, and communities.

Mission: MKAC Galleries conducts programs to enhance the educational mission of Northwest Florida State College. Serving as a teaching adjunct to the Department of Art within the college’s Division of Fine, Performing Arts, and Humanities, the galleries organize exhibitions by established national and international artists across styles and media. The MKAC galleries represent a viable cultural asset for the entire campus and its regional community. MKAC Galleries holds a collection of 4500 objects from antiquity to contemporary, housed in a seven thousand square-foot building at Mattie Kelly Art Center, with 2500 square feet of dedicated year-round gallery space. We offer museum education to K-12 students, community tours and workshops, and a vibrant docent and executive internship program.

Director: J. Wren Supak

Please submit proposals in PDF format to [email protected]. We will respond to inquiries; we typically schedule out three to five years in advance.

Please include:

  • Resume
  • Biographical Statement
  • Artist or Project Statement
  • Exhibition Concept
  • Digital portfolio of at least ten images, recent work
  • Links or other supporting materials also welcome

Submit a Proposal

Arnie Hart Juried Student Exhibition

The Arnie Hart Juried Student Exhibition is an annual program made possible by Mrs. Jean Hart in memory of Northwest Florida State College’s (NWFSC) founding, beloved Ceramics Professor, Arnie Hart, who taught at NWFSC from 1966 to 1999. Part of the annual Arnie Hart programming includes student workshops on framing, matting, and professional practices. A guest judge will visit with faculty and students and select exhibit artworks by NWFSC students. Students win scholarship opportunities and cash awards, such as 500.00 for the best-in-show artist. 2024’s Guest judge is Pavel Amromin, Director of Gulf Coast College’s Amelia Gallery, and last year’s judge was Dr. Roache, the gallery Director of Foster Tanner Galleries at Florida A&M University. Students also have the occasion to submit their work to NWFSC’s literary and art journal, The Blackwater Review.

Arnie Hart Show 2023 in VIP Destin Magazine – May 2023

Check this out: Page 62

Announcing: 31st Annual Emerald Coast National! Call for Art!

The Emerald Coast National (ECN) is a juried exhibition for artists over 18. What began as a regional show has evolved into far-reaching exciting programming of a range of art by emerging to established artists reflecting what artists are doing in the world today. A show that people travel to see and a program that locals look forward to all year! We typically see a few hundred applications from working artists across the US and abroad who work in contemporary, experimental, and classical mediums, styles, and techniques. Best in Show wins a cash award of 1000.00 and a solo exhibition inside the Holzhauer Gallery in 2024. This year’s ECN will be guest juried by the
award-winning scholar, curator, and Professor, Dr. Maria Elena Buszek.

31st Annual Call to Artists

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