GUIDELINES: Art Center Sarasota Juried Exhibitions Guidelines for Submission
Revised 1.12.22 (supersedes all previous)
Member's Show - All Media Juried Exhibition
On View: March 17 - April 30, 2022
Online Submissions: January 14 - March 1 (at midnight)
Online Submissions will be notified March 4 (midnight) if they are included/not included via email. All accepted artwork in the show must be delivered to the Art Center between Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11, 10am - 5pm, in order to be hung and considered for an award.
Award winners will be notified on Wednesday, March 16 (midnight).
Opening Reception and Awards: Thursday March 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

If you have any questions about submitting please call 941-365-2032.
Important note: THIS Art Center Sarasota, Juried Exhibition is NOT themed and is only open to Art Center Sarasota Members.  This show is open to all media types. The title of the show is just a title. Jurors DO NOT select artwork for inclusion or awards based on the title. ACS Exhibition Committee asks jurors to make all selections based solely on artistic merit. Artists are encouraged to create new works for each cycle based on what they love to do.

At Art Center Sarasota, we are committed to free exchange of ideas, and believe that art can (and should) expose us to different perspectives, new ideas, and the experiences of others. As a community-based art center, we also seek to be open and welcoming to all. We therefore reserve the right to not display art that contains hate speech; contains racist, violent or cruel images or symbols; encourages racism, violence or cruelty; contains pornographic images; or vilifies or demeans individuals or groups of people. Fortunately, we rarely have to reject art for these reasons. But we reserve the right to do so, at our sole discretion. Thank you for respecting these guidelines.

All juried exhibitions require a NON-REFUNDABLE entry fee for each submission. In an effort to maintain best gallery practices, Art Center Sarasota (ACS) implements the following rules and regulations for this juried exhibition. We ask that potential submitters read and adhere to the rules as we will not accept artworks that do not comply. Observing the following points ensures your artwork is exhibited in the best way possible.
Submitted artwork images should be high definition, please remove any background before submission.  If you need assis­tance in submit­ting please email We are here to help get everyone’s artwork seen by the jurors no matter your technology level.  Image format file types JPG, TIF, and PNG are allowed for upload and should not be bigger than 3MB


  • All entries must be original work completed within the last three years and not previously shown in any ACS show.
  • Copies, reproductions, “giclée,” of original works of art, whether embellished or not, are not eligible for submission to juried exhibitions. However, prints such as photographs, lithographs, woodcuts, engravings, etching, screen prints, and digital works are acceptable as long as they are labeled as such, and numbered as an edition.
  • Please be mindful of copyright infringements – Be original!
  • Please make sure that the image is high resolution up to 300 dpi and has no environmental or surrounding distractions-- that it is truly a picture of the artwork and not an in-process in the studio. All artworks must be dry and completed upon entry, if they are not, they will NOT be juried for the exhibition.

A Diptych or Triptych is considered as one submission of artwork and must be priced as one individual piece. It must be submitted, charged, and labeled as such. The overall maximum size of the diptych or triptych may not exceed 3ft. Please contact the Exhibition Coordinator to discuss any questions you might have before submission of work.
All mediums are accepted.  When entering work, we ask for more specifics on your medium and base/matrix/surface. We highly recommend that photographs, prints and digital art is numbered in an edition.
As this exhibition is in the gallery the size limit for all work is 3ft. x 3ft.x 3ft. after framing. If your work is heavy or difficult to move the exhibition committee may ask you to help hang/place your work when submitting.  The size has been reduced so that we can display more work in Gallery 4.


  • All submitted artwork must be ready to hang. Picture frame wire should not be above the frame.
  • No sawtooth hangers.
  • Please state if the work on paper/canvas/metal/etc., including photographs.
  • All framed artwork with glass/plexi should be scratch free and the mat if it has one should be clean and smoothly cut.
  • Frames must be in good condition (no scratches or loose corners). Works on canvas must be framed or have finished edges.
  • Gallery wrapped canvas is acceptable, provided that no staples are showing and the edges are clean and free of smudges and smears that are not in keeping with the stylistic intent of the artwork.

If submitting online it is highly suggested that artists submit more than one image for three dimensional works along with a detail image.


  • Video and New Media submissions should be no longer than 5 minutes.
  • All artwork must be priced and for sale.
  • Please discuss with the exhibitions coordinator about how to display your video when it is accepted.
  • Files formats allowed for upload: MP4, MOV, AVI, MPG, 3GP, FLV, WEBM, WMV, MKV, and M4V.

Work accepted for an exhibition may not be substituted, nor will any be permitted to be withdrawn during an exhibition, except in extenuating circumstances, and then only with the approval of the Exhibition Committee.
Submission of work to any exhibition constitutes agreement on the part of the artist to provisions here set forth.

Five Awards are given per show: First, Second, Third Place and two Merit Awards. First place winner receives $500, Second place winner receives $300, Third place winner receives $200 and each Merit Award winner receives a gift card. To celebrate the high level of creativity in each exhibition, jurors also select a number of Honorable Mentions. All cash prize winners are required to fill out a W9 form prior to receiving their check.


  • All work on exhibit must be for sale. No POR (Price on Request) or NFS (Not for Sale) is permitted in a juried show unless specified in an exhibition prospectus.
  • The Art Center will collect Florida sales tax plus a 40% commission on all work sold. Artists receive payment of 60% of original price. It is up to the artists to claim sales on their income tax.
  • All Artwork on exhibit at the Art Center must be sold through the ACS website or on site and not through any third party or through the Artist this includes artwork on ARTSITE.

Art Center Sarasota will not disclose the name or contact information of a purchaser or exhibiting artist. Conversely, if either party of the sale request contact, they may ask the Art Center to release their own contact information to the opposite party. ACS will not follow up on connecting artists and purchasers after this request.
Any exhibiting artist consents to the use of his/her name and the artist’s image(s) for purposes of promotion and advertisement by ACS. The artist waives any claim, including any claim for invasion of the right of privacy or copyright, against ACS, its directors, officers, employees, and agents.

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