Call for Artist Submission Deadline July 1, 2022.

Naples Art is seeking Artists/Designers submissions of original, creative “wearable art” concepts for the 6th Annual “Scene to Be Seen” Runway Art Show taking place Saturday, January 14, 2023!

Art in all media and styles will be considered in a blind submission selection process, including but not limited to sculptural creations, repurposed items worn as garments, found object ensembles, and creative accessories for both men and women.

Judges look for unique, out-of-the-box concepts that are bolder and more evocative of living art than typical ready-to-wear runway fashion.  Examples of past creations include porcelain-cast bodices, hand-painted glow-in-the-dark parachute dresses, sculptural gowns and headpieces made of fresh flowers and branches, upcycled foil embellishments, paper origami outfits, and original watercolor paintings applied to silk satin.

This signature annual event of Naples Art provides artists and designers an opportunity to showcase their creative talents in a captivating, imaginative runway show as the centerpiece of a high profile gala attended by hundreds of SWFL’s art-minded community.  The event is publicized and artists are listed in the printed event program and get to participate in a post-show meet and greet with guests.

The blind jury process ensures impartiality during the selection. A panel of fashion and art professionals will select designs from the entry descriptions, drawings and/or digital images based on originality, creativity, artistry, complexity of workmanship and how well the piece will present down the runway.


  • Application and sketch submissions due: July 1, 2022
  • Notifications of acceptance or decline: July 30, 2022
  • Final sketches, materials and/or 1st mockup due: September 15, 2022
  • Jury will make constructive comments around materials/sketches on an as needed basis to help ensure pieces are cohesive with show aesthetic.
  • Photos of finished pieces due November 30, 2022
  • Appointments will be made for second review in mid-October, for review of garment progress, model castings and hair/make-up discussions.
  • Scene to be Seen runway fashion show event takes place Saturday, January 14, 2023
The Selection Process:

  • Application Submission for jury review (one application form per artist)
  • Entry Form Submission (one form per piece submitted/four pieces maximum per artist)
  • Images or sketches submitted with the title of piece only – DO NOT include artist name!
  • Jury committee reviews all submissions
  • Notification of acceptance or decline
  • Applications received after deadline will not be accepted. No exceptions.
Entry Requirements/Conditions:

  • All entries must be original to the artist(s)/designer(s) submitting them.
  • No more than four entries per artist.
  • Artists are free to create from any medium as long as it can be worn down the runway.
  • Individuals and collaborative teams may apply.
  • Pieces do not need to be worn as garments, but may be highlighted in a creative way by someone walking behind the item, or carrying it down the runway.
  • Naples Art and the Scene to be Seen committee have a right to reject a garment or accessory that does not reflect the intent of the original concept submitted on application form.
  • There will be a committee approval process for all models, make-up and hair styles.
  • Artists to provide models for their looks accepted in show. Names, headshots and contact information to be provided to Naples Art for record.
  • Artists are responsible for all travel/lodging/transportation expenses related to participating in the show.
  • ‘Naples Art’ and ‘Scene to be Seen’ are trademarked. Names/Logos may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of Naples Art
  • Naples Art will provide all marketing material for use on your social media channels