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19E 4th St

 Panama City, FL 32401

850-640-3670

info@pccenterforthearts.com

Bay Arts Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization  |  EIN 59-1850105

ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES

Most of our exhibitions feature the work of local artists. People like you! We have several different ways your work can be featured in The Arts Center. 

 

We have two annual competitions: one for fine art and one for photography. We also have several open-call exhibitions every year, as well as opportunities for you to submit your art for a solo show.

If you want to sell your art in our onsite store, you must be a member. All other opportunities are open to members and non-members alike. We look forward to hearing from you!

DECEMBER: #ArtCityPC

#ArtCityPC is tradition started after Hurricane Michael to give artists a place to sell their art after the storm. We loved it so much, we decided to make it annual.

 

Right before the holidays, we give artists across Bay County a place to sell their art off the walls. Each artist can submit three pieces at a time and can replace them with new pieces every time one sells.

 

Submissions are due in November.

FEBRUARY: Identity

Identity and experiences that shape identity play such an important role in art. 

 

All artists from all mediums are welcome to submit works that speak to their identity. Portraits, abstract pieces, photography, sculpture, conceptual art. Anything that speaks to the concept of identity is welcome.

 

Submissions are due in January.

Featured: Ricky Steele, First Black Girl Scout

MAY:

Bay Annual

In the 1960's, the Panama City Artist Association started this juried competition and exhibition. We're honored to continue that tradition.

 

Artists from all fine arts mediums (no photography) are welcome to submit works on any topic. The competition is open to 16 counties across the panhandle.

 

Submissions are due in April.

Featured: Christence Taylor, Guarded Girl

SEPTEMBER: F/Stop

F/Stop is our long-running photography competition and exhibition (previously named Faces and Facets).

 

There are six categories: Nature, People, Architecture, Abstract/Altered, Landscape, Traditional. Young photographers can also submit their work in the Youth competition. The competition is open to 16 counties across the panhandle.

 

Submissions are due in August. 

Featured: Chris Calohan, High Roller

DECEMBER:

#ArtCityPC

#ArtCityPC is tradition started after Hurricane Michael to give artists a place to sell their art after the storm. We loved it so much, we decided to make it annual.

 

Right before the holidays, we give artists across Bay County a place to sell their art off the walls. Each artist can submit three pieces at a time and can replace them with new pieces every time one sells.

 

Submissions are due in November.

Featured: Roy Zenner, Sailor's Delight

Holiday Bazaar

Every year, we host a two-day Holiday Bazaar for anyone who wants to sell their handmade goods before the holidays.

 

Participants get a 6-foot table and chairs for a flat fee. The artist handles all their own sales and all the proceeds go to the artist.

 

If you already sell art in our gift shop, we can sell your items at our table for the typical store commission of 30%. 

 

Tables at the 2019 Holiday Bazaar are filled. Check back for 2020.

Featured: Pam Camp, customized softball ornament

Gift Shop

Our members are eligible to sell their work in our gift shop.

 

We retain a 30% commission on all purchases from our store, so when pricing your items, please keep that in mind.

If you are interested in selling your work in our store, please email us with a selection of images of the pieces, information about the materials used, and the prices you'd like to charge.

For more information about membership, please visit our membership page.

Submissions are on a rolling basis.

Featured: Tomi Elsagga, pearl earrings

Put on a Solo Show

We have five different spaces you can show your artwork: two smaller galleries, the main gallery, the cafe area, and our hallway.

 

Find more information about the spaces in the submission form. 

 

New exhibitions have to go through an approval process, so please be patient after you submit.

Submissions are on a rolling basis.

Featured: Julie Walton Radtke, Bountiful Feast

Teach a Class

We are also ways looking to expand our class offerings. If you are a skilled artist and you have an idea for a class, please contact us with your class plan.

We host classes for children and adults—Tuesday through Saturday—in our pottery room, painting room, or kids room.

When submitting your class idea, please include information about your qualifications, class plan, and potential dates and times.

 

Submissions are on a rolling basis.

Featured: Homeschool Art Classes taught by Sara Pearsall