Ways to show your work with the Coral Springs Museum of Art
We produce several exhibitions each year, displaying the work of artist from all over the county. Here's who, what, and how we show:
The Museum levels the playing field for emerging artists. Some of our exhibits are group shows blind juried by curators and art professionals from around the country. This allows artists' work to be evaluated purely on merit rather than resume content, leveling the playing field for emerging artists. We will also coordinate non-juried exhibits once a year to give everyone's work a chance to been seen through the year.
We don't care about your fancy resume, or lack there of. We care about the art! The Museum encourages artists to think outside the box and use their creativity to engage with thought provoking art that pushes the levels of creativity. Be brave! This is a safe space to try new or hard things.
We love all forms of creativity, but especially art that you might not see at a traditional gallery. Performance, video, installation, 2D, 3D: yes please! The Museum is a non-commercial art venue, meaning that we don't care about showing "sellable" work to pay our bills but if it does sell then great for everyone! This gives us the flexibility to show challenging, unusual, or just plain weird work.
HOW: Juried + non-juried + curated exhibits.
There are customized criteria and application guidelines for every group exhibit we do. For the most accurate information on how to apply for a show, you really should read the Call for Artists for the show you're interested in. But the gist is that almost all of our applications happen online using a platform called Jotform, which collects your images, info, and entry fee (if applicaible) all in one easy go. And if you have trouble with any part of your application, we are just an email away.
Juried exhibits: group shows where the art is selected by important outside big wigs like museum curators, gallery owners, art professors, etc. Competitive, but worth entering to get your work in front of these fancy folks!
Non-juried exhibits: these are open groups shows with a theme. Anyone can bring work for these shows as long as it somehow fits in with the theme of the show.
Curated exhibits: these shows are organized by an artist, curator or curatorial team, usually around a theme. Art for these shows is hand picked by the curator because it matches the curator's vision for his/her show. (How do you get on a curator's radar? Show up! Show your work, volunteer, make sure folks know your name.)
Honorarium: Pending our annual budget and grants funding we may have small honorariums to contribute to each show. If you are accepted we will discuss this with you. Our hope is to have funds available in an effort to support our working arts community.