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.
February 15 – March 3, 2019
Naples Art Association is pleased to announce an art competition in partnership with Opera Naples to celebrate opera in the visual arts. Opera Naples will sponsor this visual arts competition with a performing arts theme.
The competition is open to both Naples Art Association adult students and those in Collier County high schools. Cash prizes of $750, $500 and $250 will be awarded in two categories: students of Naples Art Association and Collier County High School students.
March 6 – 30, 2019
The annual small works show features small-sized artwork with strong visual impact. Bring one exhibition ready artwork 60 inches and below to Gallery 104 on February 25, 2019 between 10 am and 4 pm.
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.
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.
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 2019.
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 $15 per entry, which is non-refundable. To jury in for multiple mediums, you must pay to jury for each medium.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Bayshore/Gateway Triangle Community Redevelopment Agency has display space available for selling/sharing your work. Contact Jean Jourdan at 239-643-1115.
The United Arts Council of Collier County presents exhibitions and offers links to other exhibition opportunities.
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.