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ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES

Most exhibitions at the Center for the Arts feature the work of local artists; people like you! There are several different ways your work can be featured in the Center for the Arts

 

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

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

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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 undergo an approval process. Thank you for your patience after submitting!

Submissions are on a rolling basis.

Featured: Janis Hannon, Peacock

and Ryan Hubbard, Febrile Delirium

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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: Ceramic works by Jaweria Rizvi

Featured: Pumpkin Carving Workshop led by Chad Gainey

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Gift Shop

Our members are eligible to apply 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 shop, 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: Variety of goods from our Gift Shop, 2023

Featured: Misty Gonzales’ SmashCards

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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

April 21 & 22.

Featured: Joyful Enriquez,

Apart from the Crowd

MAY:

All the

Small Things

“All the Small Things” is a miniature art competition presented by Bay Arts Alliance that is open to artists of all ages residing in Bay County.

All entries must be the original work of the artist and within the required dimensions to be considered for this exhibit.

Submissions are due

April 14 & 15.

Featured: “All the Small Things” Logo

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JULY:

Pen, Paint, POP!

Open to amateur and professional comic artists and cartoonists, Pen, Paint, POP! is a multimedia show featuring original manga/comics and cartoons.

 

Submissions are due

July 1.

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AUGUST:

Royal Flippin’ Skateboard Deck Design Challenge

Featured: Previous Competition Decks

Check back later!

The Royal Flippin’ Skateboard Competition and Exhibition is a celebration of the creative and fun energy of the skateboarding community and artists alike.

Design your own skateboard deck with any medium or material. The competition is open to 16 counties across the panhandle.

 

This year's competition has been postponed.

Purchase a skateboard deck from our Gift Shop to design your own at home!

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.

Featured: Photo by Anastasia Dengerud

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DECEMBER:

Bay County Audubon Society’s

“Nature in Art”

Fine Arts & Photography Competition

This fine arts and photography exhibition is open to artists of all ages in 10 Florida counties.

Works must be in theme pertaining to subjects of either the animal kingdom, plants, or landscape in nature.

Submissions are due

November 17 & 18.

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Studio Tour

Share pictures of your studio, or create a video tour of your studio and give a little information about it.  

If your tour is chosen, we'll post it to our Facebook page and tag your professional page, so people can find out more about your work.

 

Submissions are on a rolling basis.

Featured: Heather Clements in her studio

Artist Spotlight

Share your own picture, as well as several of your artworks, and let us know about you—how you got into art, how long you've been doing it, why you continue to create art, and what inspires you!

If your submission is chosen, we'll post it to our Facebook page and tag your professional page, so people can find out more about your work. 

Submissions are on a rolling basis.

Featured: Freedom in the Wind, Malinda Adams

Artwork Deep Dive

Pick an image of one of your artworks and tell the story behind it—the inspiration, how long it took you to create, and any other interesting information about the piece.

If your submission is chosen, we'll post it to our Facebook page and tag your professional page, so people can find out more about your work.

Submissions are on a rolling basis.

Featured: Radio Killed the TV Star, Anastasia Dengerud

Demonstration or

Timelapse

If you'd like to do a short video tutorial of an art technique or time-lapse of you working on one of your artworks, we would love to post it on our Facebook page. If you'd like to run some ideas by us, please email us at info@pccenterforthearts.com and we will be in contact. 

If your submission is chosen, we'll post it to our Facebook page and tag your professional page, so people can find out more about your work.

Submissions are on a rolling basis.

Featured: Sara Pearsall Pottery Demonstration

Coloring Pages

We want to create a page where people (kids and adults alike) can download coloring pages created by local artists.

Send your coloring pages to us at info@pccenterforthearts.com and we will post them on our website and highlight new coloring pages on our Facebook page.

We will link to your professional website or Facebook page in our Social media posts and on our website, so people can find out more about your work.

Submissions are on a rolling basis.

Featured: Image from Unsplash

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