The Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College has announced that the 31st Annual Emerald Coast National Juried Exhibition Call for Art is now open.
“What began as a regional show has evolved into far-reaching exciting programming of a range of art by emerging to established artists reflecting what creatives are doing today,” wrote the MKAC in a press release. “A show that people travel to see and a program that locals look forward to all year!”
The MKAC typically receives a few hundred applications from working artists who work in contemporary, experimental, and classical mediums, styles, and techniques. This year’s ECN will be guest juried by the award-winning scholar, curator, and Professor Dr. Maria Elena Buszek of the College of Arts & Media, University of Colorado.
The exhibition is an open call without a theme. All mediums and styles are welcome. Best in Show wins $1,000 and a solo exhibition in 2024 during ECN 32.
- Artists will exhibit in the expansive 1500-square-foot McIlroy Gallery, with an opening reception at 6:00 p.m. on August 31, 2023.
MKAC galleries is a teaching adjunct to Northwest Florida State College students and communities. It occupies over 7,000 square feet and holds a collection of over 4,500 artworks and artifacts, valued at $6 million. The galleries are always free and open to the public.
- Application Deadline: July 1, 2023
- Application Fee: $30