18th Annual 100% PURE FLORIDA, a juried exhibition
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR OUR 18TH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION!
100% Pure Florida highlights the varied and extraordinary talents of local, regional and state-wide artists. Pure Florida refers to the artist’s residence. Subject matter and style are unlimited.
ELIGIBILITY: This call for artists is open to all Florida artists who are 18 years of age and up.
Jury/Judging Process: The show jury process is completed by a panel of five current gallery members. This is a juried show. Submission is no guarantee of acceptance. The Awards will be determined by a judge not associated with the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery.
January 22, 2024, Entry Deadline (postmark deadline for mailed entries)
February 5, 2024, Notification of acceptance status
February 23, 2024, all accepted artwork delivered (do not drop off artwork before Tuesday, February 20th)
Show Dates: February 26 – March 30, 2024
OPENING DATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2024
April 1-3, unsold artwork picked up
AWARDS: All awards will be based on the best single piece of work as determined by the solo guest judge.
First place receives a solo exhibition for September 2024 and an award of $500.
Second place receives an award of $300.
Third place receives an award of $200.
7- Merit awards of $100.
We will be announcing our awards judge soon.
17th Annual 100% Pure Florida juried show Catalog
1st Place Sponsor: Rossi & Associates Wealth Management &Investment Services $500
Artist: Vanessa Bates, “Love It or Levitt”
2nd Place Sponsor: Southern Janitor Supply $300
Artist: Lynn Morgan, “Wooded Roadside”
3rd Place Sponsor: Peoples Financial Planning of Raymond James $250
Artist: Grace Cormier, “Textile Sculpture”
Sponsor: John & Darcia Francey – In loving memory of Ann Jones $200
Artist: Linda Schuler, “Line Drawings”
Sponsor: Vicki & Tom Busby – Sandy Johnson Memorial $150
Artist: Lolly Walton, “Honeymoon Cottage”
Sponsor: Heidi & Jeff Thamert, at Downtown Art Gallery $150
Artist: Ellen Fischer, “House by the Tracks: Stage Set”
Merit Awards – $100 (9)
Sponsor: Strawbridge Art League: Vaigale K. Duers, “Coral Centerpiece IV”
Sponsor: North Brevard Art League, Deborah Hildinger, “Reliquary Series: Forever More”
Sponsor: Brevard Watercolor Society, Therese Ferguson, “Hidden Gem”
Sponsor: Ridley’s Framing, John Buck, “Still Standing”
Sponsor: Joan’s Perfect Pies, Cathy Heeter, “Walking Tree”
Sponsor: Cleven’s Face & Body Specialists, Renee Lewis, “Women #34”
Sponsor: Eau Gallery, Todd K. Fox, “Elated Misery – Frida Kahlo”
Sponsor: Sterling Photo, Laura Howell, “Nautilus Glow”
Sponsor: Smile Design & Wellness, Joyce A. McAdams, “Seven Dragonflies, Off to a Festival”
Sun Harbor Nursery – Gift Certificate – $25 Artist: Laurie Griffin
Our First Friday Opening Night
Award Judge’s Statement
Awards Judge: J. Marshall Adams
We are excited to announce our Awards Judge for our 17th Annual juried exhibition, 100% Pure Florida.
J. Marshall Adams is the Executive Director of the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce, Florida, where he has been contributing to the cultural wealth of our region since 2017. He brings more than 25 years of museum experience to his role and has been recognized statewide and nationally for his work. He was previously the Director of Education at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, the Director of Education & Exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, and the Head of School Programs at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He has a Master’s in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education in New York, and a Bachelor’s in Studio Art from Tulane University in New Orleans.
Once the artists are notified, the accepted works are delivered, and the show is hung… Mr. Adams will visit the gallery and pick the award winners. We are very excited to have art professional with J. Marshall Adam’s credentials to choose our award winners.
A BIG THANK YOU to our award sponsors for our 17th Annual juried exhibition, 100% Pure Florida. This exhibition highlights the talents of artists here in the great state of Florida! A panel of artists who are gallery members, chooses the accepted work for the exhibit, then a guest judge will pick the award winners. Our 1st Place winning artist receives a solo-exhibition in our Front Room gallery, along with $500. It is always exciting to discover which artist has won 1st Place and then see what kind of exhibit they put together in the Front Room, six months later. We will award over $2200 to winning artists.
100% Pure Florida Exhibition opening reception and First Friday Artwalk is on Friday, March 3, 2023, from 5:30 – 8:30pm with the awards announcement at 7:00pm. It is open to the public and light refreshments will be provided. It is a great way to meet many of the participating artists.
100% PURE FLORIDA JURIED EXHIBITION AWARD SPONSORS
ROSSI & ASSOCIATES WEALTH MANAGEMENT & INVESTMENT SERVICES $500
SOUTHERN JANITOR SUPPLY $300
PEOPLES FINANCIAL PLANNING OF RAYMOND JAMES $250
JOHN & DARCIA FRANCEY, In loving memory of Ann Jones $200
VICKI & TOM BUSBY, The Sandy Johnson Memorial Award $150
DOWNTOWN GALLERY AWARD, Jeff & Heidi Thamert $150
MERIT AWARD SPONSORS @ $100 each
STRAWBRIDGE ART LEAGUE
NORTH BREVARD ART LEAGUE
BREVARD WATERCOLOR SOCIETY
RIDLEY’S CUSTOM FRAMING
JOANS PERFECT PIES
CLEVENS FACE & BODY SPECIALISTS
SMILE DESIGN AND WELLNESS
Call for Florida Artists, How to Apply (deadline has passed)
YOU MAY CHOOSE TO APPLY ONLINE (SEE LINK BELOW) OR MAIL IN YOUR ENTRY, MEDIA AND PAYMENT (SEE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW)
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, located at 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, FL, is pleased to announce our Fifteenth Annual 100% Pure Florida juried exhibition. Again, we will be seeking
the varied and extraordinary talents of local, regional and state-wide artists. Pure Florida refers
to the artist’s residence. Subject matter and style are unlimited.
This call for artists is open to all Florida artists who are 18 years of age and up.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR SELECTED WORK:
• Works must be ready to display (i.e.,framed/finished edges), plexiglas (no glass) and wire hangers (no sawtooths).
• Artwork must be available for purchase
• The gallery reserves the right to exclude any work not accurately represented in the application and entry form.
• Works must be no larger than 40” horizontally or 60” vertically when framed/finished.
• Work entered must be original, having been completed in the last three years and cannot be the result of a workshop.
• Work that has been exhibited in the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery within the last 3 years will not be eligible for this exhibition
ENTRY PROCEDURE AND FEES:
Digital images of each entry must be 1920 pixels in the largest dimension, be JPG files and be in
the sRGB color space. Three dimensional pieces can have up to 3 images. Names of files will be in
the following format:
_FirstName_LastName_ImageTitle.jpg – (i.e.1_Jane_Doe_Sunrise.jpg.)
The non-refundable entry fee is $35.00 for the first piece and $15.00 for each additional image
for a total of four pieces (max $80.00).
The show jury process will be completed by a panel of five current gallery members. This is a juried show. Submission is no guarantee of acceptance. The Awards will be determined by a judge not
associated with the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. Once the judge is selected their information will be listed here, on the website.
Notification of works accepted will be announced by e-mail on February 4. Please be sure that
firstname.lastname@example.org is in your safe contacts list if you have a spam filter set-up.
All work must be available for purchase. The gallery takes a 40% commission on all works sold.
(All awards will be based on the best single piece of work as determined by the solo judge.)
First place receives a solo Front Gallery exhibition in September 2023 and an award of $500.
Second place receives an award of $300.
Third place receives an award of $200.
7 or more Merit awards of $100.
All shipping expenses to and from the gallery are the responsibility of the artist. The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery reserves the right to use the images submitted for publicity purposes only. Entry into the show constitutes an agreement with all conditions of this show.
For more information or questions contact us at: email@example.com
January 23 (Monday) Entry must be postmarked by this date.
February 6 (Monday) Notification of acceptance will be emailed by this date.
February 24 (Friday) All accepted work must be received no later than 5:00 PM February 24 (no sooner than Wednesday, February 22).
March 3 (Friday) Opening reception 5:30-8:30pm. Show runs February 28 through March 26. All awards announced at the opening.
April 2, 3, 4, Artwork must be picked up between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM, (unsold works will be shipped back by April 7, at the artist’s expense).
Our Awards Judge
To Be Announced soon