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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.

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

The Great Outdoors

When: November 8 – January 1, 2018
Where:The Naples Art Association

Nature is the muse for artist’s who are not afraid to explore. Nature’s bounty awaits discovery. Artists are invited to deliver artwork on October 30 for the jury process. This exhibition program is administered by the Naples Art Association’s Gallery 104 volunteers. The exhibition will be on view in Gallery 104.

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Animals Fact and Fable

When: November 11 – Jan. 27
Where:The Naples Art Association

This juried awards exhibition is all about animals. Artists are invited to deliver their artwork on October 27 or October 31 for the jury process. The Exhibition Juror and Awards Judge is Ehren Gerhard. The exhibition will be on view in the Elizabeth & William Barrick, Millicent & Charles Marshall and the Minnesota Lobby Galleries.

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Telling a Story: Narrative Art

When: December 2, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Where: Naples Art Association

Narrative art illustrates or tells a story. It usually describes self-explanatory events from daily life or those drawn from a text, well-known folk tale or myth. Storytelling is central to the history of visual art and appears in every culture and historical time period.

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Honing In: Selected Artists from the Thursday Outdoor Painters

When: January 8 – 27, 2018
Where: Naples Art Association

The sunny skies and verdant landscapes in Southwest Florida are favorite subjects for plein air painters and for decades artists have come to Southwest Florida to paint its beaches, nature preserves and historic sites. With so much happening in front of their easels, it is imperative artists focus their attention on a single subject or one area of the landscape.

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Human Trafficking Awareness

When: January 13 – 27, 2018
Where: Naples Art Association

Nola Theiss uses art to educate children about human trafficking. “We want to educate them about human trafficking so they can protect themselves, their peers and their family members by understanding how traffickers work and understanding the signs so that they can be alert to it,” Theiss explains.

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FTLOVA (For the Love of Art) Featured Artists Exhibition

When: February 3 – 15, 2018
Where:Naples Art Association

This invitational exhibition highlights work by many of the artists who are participating the Naples Art Association’s annual fundraising event.

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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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Tiny Art

When: February 28 – March 17, 2018
Where:  Naples Art Association

This annual non-themed exhibition features small-sized artwork with strong visual impact. Artists are invited to deliver artwork on February 19 for the jury process.

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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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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