Call to Artists

We are soliciting artists for one or two person shows in the Historic Spanish Point Gallery (337 N. Tamiami, Trail in Osprey). Located in its Visitors Center, the Gallery hosted exhibits last year by artists David Skaggs, Ray Lawler, and Olwen Hughes. We are now seeking artists for our December 2019/January 2020, February 2020/March 2020, and May 2020/June 2020 slots. You must have enough art created to exhibit in at least half the space. An Opening Night Reception will be held during the first week of the exhibit. Historic Spanish Point will lead in the advertisement of the opening reception and the exhibit.

What we’re looking for:

We are seeking artwork that connects to the crucial mission of Historic Spanish Point. The themes around which the artist’s work should focus are:

  • History
  • Nature
  • Ecology
  • Archaeology
  • Women in History
  • Any of the following cities/states: Osprey, FL; Nokomis, FL; Venice, FL; Sarasota, FL; Chicago, IL; Utica, NY; Florida; Maine

If you are interested in being considered for a two-month exhibition, please complete the form  and provide photos of three to five works of art. We have approximately 75’ linear space for hanging works of art and approximately 40 square feet for sculpture/3D art, though the space for hanging art and sculpture/3D art overlap. (If you have sculpture/3D art to include in show, please consider visiting our gallery before submitting form.)

If you would like to stop by and see the Visitors Center Gallery and/or if you have any questions prior to sending in the completed form, please contact Deputy Director Darrell Ayers at (941) 966-5214 ext. 2300 or

How to apply:

Applications will be accepted using the online form below, or by submitting the completed pdf form (available for download here) via email to Darrell Ayers at Application is for informational purposes only and is not an agreement.