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 Looking to display your work at the Morean? Find an upcoming show below that fits your portfolio, or scroll down for general exhibition guidelines.





Deadline to enter: November 13, 2017

Fresh Squeezed 2: Emerging Artists in Florida

Calling all emerging artists for this second installment of our popular Fresh Squeezed exhibition!  We’re looking for artists who fly under the radar, who haven’t had their big break; artists whose work may not be typical gallery or museum fare. If you’re an artist who has never had a solo show in this state, we invite you to apply.

Click here for the Fresh Squeezed 2 entry form

To see the inaugural Fresh Squeezed exhibition, click HERE






Deadline to enter: November 15, 2017

Drawing Artists Together

The Morean Arts Center has been hosting Saturday Morning Figure Drawing sessions for over 40 years, continuing a robust figure drawing tradition in St. Petersburg that goes back nearly a century. If you have ever participated in the Saturday Morning Drawing sessions at the Morean, and/or the Thursday sessions held at Eckerd College, we invite you to exhibit ONE work of art in this show. The exhibition runs from January 13 – February 23, 2018.

Pictured: Rebecca Skelton

Click HERE for the Drawing Artists Together entry form





Deadline: December 1, 2017

Water Over the Bridge: Contemporary Seascapes

The Morean is teaming up with curator D. Dominick Lombardi for another exhibition combining the work of local artists with artists from the New York City area. Click HERE for a refresher on their most recent collaboration—2016’s popular “Exquisite Porch” exhibition. This time, the focus is on global warming and our rising tides. Artists usually serve as the canary in the coal mines, warning us of things to come. We are looking for Florida artists whose work references water in a contemporary, even provocative way. If interested, please send images for consideration to amanda.cooper@moreanartscenter.org. This exhibition will run from May 12 – June 29, 2018.

Pictured: Anne Bowen, cut paper





Open Deadline

Exhibitions at Hermitage Apartment Homes

The Morean and Hermitage Apartment Homes are partnering to bring recognition to our local artists. The first floor lobby of the  Hermitage, located two blocks from the Morean, is a beautiful, airy, contemporary space–perfect for showcasing artwork. If your work is large, and you are interested in a one-or two-person show in this space, please email amanda.cooper@moreanartscenter.org for consideration.

Click here to visit Hermitage Apartment Homes


General Gallery Submissions

We welcome unsolicited project proposals. Your submission should include the following:

  • 10 – 20 high-quality images on a CD or thumb drive (PC compatible; no power point, please)
  • An inventory list including titles, dates, media, dimensions and insurance values for each work of art
  • Artist Statement
  • Current Resume/bio
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope (if you want your materials returned)

OR you can email amanda.cooper@moreanartscenter.org with the above information attached.

The Exhibitions Department meets regularly to review submissions.

Exhibitions at the Morean Arts Center
The exhibitions department is responsible for the programming of the Morean’s galleries. The Morean’s exhibitions serve as a portal through which members of our community are introduced to contemporary art that is socially and culturally relevant, accessible, dynamic, and educational and at times challenging and provoking. Our department arranges exhibitions of work in all media by a broad spectrum of artists, including those who are emerging, mid-career, and established, as well as work by children. We put on over 30 exhibitions each year, with each exhibition running from 4 to 7 weeks.

The Morean Arts Center is not only interested in the meaning of contemporary art, but also in educating our visitors on how art is made. Often our exhibitions will feature process areas where an artist reveals his or her working philosophy, even showing step-by-step progressions of artwork at times. We seek to connect people with our exhibiting artists, so that our community feels an affinity with the artists whose work is on display, and a personal connection with the art work itself.

We also work with the Morean’s education department to offer additional programming that enriches the viewer’s experience with our exhibitions. These may include gallery talks, panel discussions, special tours, master artist workshops, and hands-on activities for children. We welcome artists’ programming ideas, as well.

Most of the works in our exhibitions are for sale, with proceeds going to the exhibiting artists and to the programs at the Morean Arts Center.

Pictured: Installation detail from David Williams: I Wish You Could Hear What I’m Thinking


Morean Gallery Store Submissions

Our gallery store showcases high-quality, original artwork from local artists, in a wide variety of media. If you are interested in selling your work in our store, please email kelsey.nagy@moreanartscenter with the following information:

  • up to 10 images of artwork
  • accompanying list with artwork description, including retail price
  • Artist Statement
  • Artist bio

The Exhibitions Department meets regularly to review submissions. Artwork is accepted on a consignment basis.





Propose a Class

Teaching artists are encouraged to explore opportunities for leading classes and workshops at the Morean Arts Center. Generally we require a resume or curriculum vitae, samples of your work, and examples of classes you have taught, and a proposal for a new or existing class you would like to teach.

Professionals interested in working with adults and/or youth should contact Jonathan Harrison at jonathan.harrison@moreanartscenter.org

Download the New Instructor Application
and the Course Proposal