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Call For Artists

Calling all artists!

As part of our commitment to providing professional development to artists, the Naples Art Association host a variety of juried and non-juried exhibitions throughout the year.  If you’re looking for ways to get your art in front of a new audience and increase recognition, we invite you to participate in some of the many showcase opportunities we have throughout the year. From our renowned, annual Art in the Park event, to shows, exhibits and community events, there are numerous ways to gain exposure within the Naples community and with visitors to the region.


Traces of Red

May 4 – 29, 2019

Vermilion, candy apple, cardinal, carmine, carnelian, cerise or chestnut. The color red with all its shades is the most dynamic in the human visual palette. Artwork celebrating red and the color’s vital role in man-made and natural environments will be featured in this exhibition. Bring one exhibition ready artwork to Gallery 104 on April 26, 2019 between 10 am and 4 pm.


Jade Riedel Scholarship Competition

April 13 – 27, 2019

The Jade Riedel Scholarship Competition and Exhibition is open to Collier County High School juniors and seniors who will be majoring in art at an accredited college or university. The goal of the scholarship program is to encourage aspiring artists to further their artistic development at the college level. Scholarship dollars are sent to the financial aid offices of colleges and universities where scholarship winners are enrolled as declared Art Majors.

In addition to the opportunity to compete for scholarship awards, applicants will have their artwork professionally displayed in the Naples Art Association (NAA) from April 13 to April 27, 2019. The Naples Woman’s Club and The Ringling College of Art and Design are partners in the program. During the 2019 competition, the NAA will award $10,000 in scholarships, the Naples Woman’s Club will award $4,000 in scholarships to individuals pursuing a college major or minor in art and The Ringling College of Art and Design will award one $20,000 scholarship to a student who has applied and been accepted for the 2019-2020 academic year.



Camera USA

June 3 – July 5

Now in its 9th year, Camera USA® is a national competition created by the Naples Art Association to inspire and encourage photographers of all skill levels and from all regions of the United States. The program features three professional jurors, one prize of $5,000, five $100 honorable mention awards, and culminates in an exhibition on view from June 3 through July 5. Entry Deadline March 4, 2019.


Outdoor Shows


Start your new year off in sunny Florida. New opportunities await you at this wonderful, well established art show. Ranked # 20 Fine Art and Design Show – Sunshine Artist 2018 “Blue Chip 100” Fine Art Events – 2019...

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The Naples National Art Show is consistently voted among the top 25 art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine and was ranked #24 last year. In addition, The Naples National Art Show was named one of Art Fair...

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The Naples Art Association hosts one of the last major art festivals of the winter season. Located on upscale Fifth Avenue South, the heart of downtown, this is the ideal site for this fine art and fine craft festival. The...

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Art in the Park

Art in the Park is a Naples Art Association event and is a juried show, you must be juried in to participate.  Jury process for November, December, February, March, and April: Artists must register for the jury process by 5:00 p.m. the day before the jurying date. The registration fee to jury-in is $20 per entry, which is non-refundable. To jury in for multiple mediums, you must pay to jury for each medium.


Special Events

Scene to be Seen

The Naples Art Association is seeking artist/designers of one-of-a-kind wearable art/art wear garments and accessories (including jewelry, hats, shoes, etc.) for its 3rd Annual Scene to be Seen: A Runway Art Show that will take place on Friday, November 1, 2019.


Community Opportunities

Pinwheels @ the Pier Event – in partnership with the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Place and Time: On the Beach at the Naples Pier, 12 Avenue South
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Free participation, but will include promotional marketing, social media, and posters.

The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) with support from the City of Naples, the CVB, and eBella magazine will be attempting a Guinness World Record with the world’s largest display of toy pinwheels. The shimmering blue and silver public art installation will be in the form of a giant flower pot with a hug daisy-like flower made up of 4,000 pinwheels.

In addition, the gifted sand sculptor, Dan Duling, is flying in from South Dakota to make one of his massive works of art.  To enhance the artfulness of the day, the CAC is hoping to have a few local artists with their easels on site, painting the pier, pinwheels, people, birds, seashells, or whatever fits the beach/children/pinwheels blue sky theme.  There’s no charge for the artist’s participation, and of course, artists may hand out postcards or cards if they like.  Artists may donate the piece they are painting, or not.  The CAC will supply a donation bucket for anyone who wants to support the cause.



Art Council of Southwest Florida

Members of the Naples Art Association are eligible for a host of opportunities through the NAA’s affiliation with the Art Council of Southwest Florida. All members of Art Council of Southwest Florida’s member organizations are eligible for benefits including exhibition opportunities. There are 19 available opportunities including Spring Show 2016 and the Coconut Point Co-op Gallery. Other opportunities include workshops, art classes, and special art related trips at reduced rates.


Your chance to participate!

We invite you to take advantage of the gallery to display and sell your artwork. COCO Art Gallery at Coconut Point Mall in Estero is operated by the Art Council of Southwest Florida and is a year-round venue.

This is another great opportunity for all of the 21 ACSWF member organizations (if you are a member of the Naples Art Association, you’re eligible!) to take advantage of the 7,000 square-foot gallery.

Artists are invited to visit the gallery to see the incredible art and pick up an informational flyer which has the gallery website’s password protected members page and everything you need to begin exhibiting.

For general information, please click here.

Judi Fuchs, Gallery Director

Creativity in Bloom

The Bayshore/Gateway Triangle Community Redevelopment Agency has display space available for selling/sharing your work. Contact Jean Jourdan at 239-643-1115.

United Arts Council

The United Arts Council of Collier County presents exhibitions and offers links to other exhibition opportunities.


3rd Edition of the Fair in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Art Fort Lauderdale is a 4-day curated art fair that transports attendees on a journey along the famed Intracoastal waterways via water taxi and private yacht with stops at vacant multi million dollar waterfront properties that feature artists and galleries exhibiting various styles and methods of art that reflect the past, the present and the future.

Accepted genres: Painting, Pen & Ink, Photography, Ceramics & Pottery, Glass, Art Installation, Mixed Media, Performance Art, Sculpture, Video/Lights, Woodwork.