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 Center for the Arts

 

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!

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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 in

April 23 & 24.

Featured: Joyful Enriquez, Apart from the Crowd and Christon Anderson, Bacon

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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 in

April 23 & 24.

Featured: Joyful Enriquez, Apart from the Crowd

JULY:

Skateboard Design Competition

Create your own skateboard deck design for our fourth Royal Flipping Skateboard Deck Design Competition.

You can design up to two skateboard decks - use paint, collage, markers, etc, to create the perfect deck design and win some cool prizes!

 

Submissions are due on June 18 & 19.

Featured: Assorted Skateboards submitted in 2020.

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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 on August 20 & 21. 

Featured: Chris Calohan, High Roller

DECEMBER:

Themed Call to Artists

This year will we be hosting a themed call to artists in the month of December.

We will announce the theme ASAP. Artists will be asked to submit art in any medium that embodies the theme. 

Artists will also be asked to submit a short written statement about the artwork's connection to the theme.

Submissions are due on November 26 & 27.

Featured: 2020 Identity Exhibition

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Holiday Bazaar

Every year, we host a two-day Holiday Bazaar for anyone who wants to sell their handmade goods before the holidays. This year's is December 4 & 5.

 

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%. 

 

Apply by October 31.

Featured: Pam Camp, customized softball ornament

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 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

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

Live Stream 

Tutorial

We're currently doing regular live stream tutorials on Fridays at 1pm on our Facebook page.

We are interested in featuring visual arts, music, and performing arts tutorials.

 

If you have an idea for a livestream tutorial that you would like to lead, please let us know!

 

You can email us at info@pccenterforthearts.com.

 

Submissions are on a rolling basis.

Featured: Joyful Enriquez Oil Painting Live Stream

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

CONTACT

19E 4th St

 Panama City, FL 32401

850-640-3670

info@pccenterforthearts.com

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