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The Naples Art Association welcomes visitors to a variety of exhibitions throughout the year. Each show has its own focus, sharing unique stories and facts about artists, their style and the context of contemporary artwork. Art appreciators will find our galleries filled with art by international, national and local artists, young artists, new art trends, community partnerships and much more.

In addition to the galleries at the art center, the NAA has a variety of off-site exhibitions in the community. All of the galleries are free and open to the public year round.

We’re committed to showing:

A variety of exhibitions from local, national and international artists, inspired by photography, painting, sculpture and more.

Educational Merit as a resource on contemporary art, art history and techniques.
Artistic Merit through juried and professionally curated exhibitions.
Career growth support in the form of exhibition opportunities for artists (including how to enter a juried show, marketing and branding, setting prices, etc.)
Pride in NAA artists’ dreams and accomplishments.
Recognition of excellence through awards and publicity.

Exhibition of Artwork by Local Veterans

When: March 3 – March 25, 2018
Where: Naples Art Association

Drawings, paintings, photography, and sculpture by 14 Southwest Florida veterans are on view in the NAA’s second level galleries.

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The 52nd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition

When: February 24 – March 25, 2018
Where: Naples Art Association

The 52nd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition is a contemporary art exhibition open to 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork by artists residing in the United States. Founders exhibitions are a long-held tradition honoring the artists who came together in 1954 to create the Naples Art Association, the first non-profit visual arts organization in Collier County.

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All Things Florida

When: March 28 – May 29, 2018
Where: Naples Art Association

What brings Florida to the forefront of your mind? From Spanish explorers to astronauts to Epcot Center, our Nation’s third most populated State is associated with travel, politics, paradise and so much more.

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Ali Clift: Light and Shadows
The Magic of Cloth

When: April 7 – 18, 2018
Where: Naples Art Association

Ali Clift’s unique and mysterious cloth paintings are delicately crafted using fabric. As a graduate of Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Clift’s first cloth paintings were inspired, technically, by a picture composed of small cloth pieces on display at the Museum.

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The 47th Annual Jade N. Riedel Scholarship Competition

When: April 7 – 18, 2018
Where: Naples Art Association

The Naples Art Association produces and directs the annual Jade N. Riedel Scholarship Program which is open to juniors and seniors attending Collier County High Schools. Scholarships for art classes at the college level are awarded by the Naples Art Association and The Ringling College of Art + Design.

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Val Wright: The Landscape Transfigured

When: April 27 – May 19, 2018
Where: Naples Art Association

Artist Val Wright paints on-site in the open air. She views the landscape with an inward eye, reinterpreting what she sees and feels in watercolor on paper. Her exaggerated sense of scale, vivid color and brush patterns transform our sense of place by connecting memory with a present moment.

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Illustrated Photography Lecture by Juror Christopher Jones on May 31

“Rethinking Photography: Analogue Experience in the Digital Age” lecture by Museum Curator and Camera USA® Juror Christopher Jones on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the Naples Art Association. A wine and cheese reception will be held at 5:30 pm and the lecture will begin at 6:00 pm. The lecture is free to Naples Art Association contributors and $10 per person for the general public.

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Monochromatic – One Color: Presented by the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild

When: April 27 – May 19, 2018
Where: Naples Art Association

The Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild is the only area organization dedicated solely to fine crafts. Over the past 40 years, the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild has become a well-known dynamic and evolving organization of local artisans and craftspeople. Their members combine old world craftsmanship with contemporary techniques to produce unique works of art. The exhibition will be on view in the Elizabeth & William Barrick, Millicent & Charles Marshall and the Minnesota Lobby Galleries.

Reception for two exhibitions Thursday, April 26, 2018. Galleries are open with free admission during published exhibition dates. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday. There is a $10 suggested donation when attending the reception (free for Naples Art Association contributors). Reception generously sponsored by Publix Supermarkets and Grace Lakes Florist.

Camera USA® 2018: National Photography Exhibition and Award

When: June 4 – August 3, 2018
Where: Naples Art Association

The Naples Art Association started the Camera USA® photography program in 2011. As a nationwide program, it serves as a platform for local photographers to share the spotlight with their peers at the national level. For photographers from other states, Camera USA® provides an opportunity to demonstrate success, exhibit in Southwest Florida and compete for the $5,000 National Photography Award. The competition is open to photographs taken in the United States after January 1, 2014 by photographers residing in the USA.

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Your Choice 2018

When: August 13 – September 19, 2018
Where: Naples Art Association

Your Choice is the Naples Art Association’s annual non-juried exhibition. It provides an opportunity for Naples Art Association contributors to present their artwork to a large audience with no jury process requirement. The exhibition is called “Your Choice” because artists and viewers make the choices. Artists decide which artwork they will exhibit while viewers attending the reception decide who will receive the awards. There are five awards with a total cash value of $1,000. Everyone attending the August 10 reception may cast one vote for a favorite artist. Voting is overseen by the Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office and the award winners will be announced on the Naples Art Association’s Facebook page. Artists are invited to register one artwork before the July 11 deadline (deadline to register early and provide an image for possible pre-exhibition publicity is June 14).

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See our full schedule of exhibitions!


Calling all artists! 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.

Get your art in front of a new audience!

Award Winners

Artists that participate in exhibitions will have the opportunity to win awards based on a variety of criteria. Please join us on congratulating the latest exhibition winners!

Passionately Repurposed: Art from Recycled and Found Materials


Anthony Colarusso $500
Best of Show Award for Pegasus

Mary Sullivan Voytek $250
First Place Award for Re-Purposed Passion

John C. Long $200
Second Place Award for High Roller

Lisette Morales $150
Award of Merit for Sad Girl Unraveled

John C. Long $100
Honorable Mention for Time Traveler

Pilar Contardo $100
Honorable Mention for Senorita en Naples

Stosh Mayhew $100
Honorable Mention for Ship 1

The 52nd Founders Juried Awards

Best of Show
Lee Andre for Plight of the Key Deer

First Place
Alberto Carol for Rings of Smoke: Rrose Selave Old

Second Place
Thomas Rebek for Pull Me

Juror’s Choice Award
Erika Pochybova for Portrait of @

Award of Merit
Joseph Marmo for River of Tears

Award of Merit
Chippie Kennedy for Gaea

Honorable Mention
Alexander Gray for Mouth of the Tye River

Honorable Mention
Gina Coccaro for Homage to van Gogh’s Wheat Fields

Honorable Mention
Guy Bell for Color Study in Orange and Blue

Tiny Art – Gallery 104

Best of Show Award
Nancy Smythe for Twilight Rivalry

First Place Award
Ara Lou Panutsos for Abandoned on Lookout

Second Place Award
Joel Shapses for A Mothers Love

Honorable Mention
Christopher Ludwig for Grace