Thursday, July 5, 2012

100% Pure Florida Increases Awards... an article from the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

One of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery’s most exciting shows each year is our annual juried exhibition; 100% Pure Florida. The exhibition is open to any Florida artist, 18 years of age and up. This year marks the seventh year since its inception.  

We are very excited to announce that our awards for the 2012 exhibition have grown! Our BEST OF SHOW winner, in addition to a solo-exhibition, will receive $500. The 2ND PLACE award has increased to $300, 3RD PLACE is now $200 and we will be offering several Merit Awards at $150 each. 

Over the past 6 years we have had over 600 entries from artists across the state, and are always excited to highlight their extraordinary talents at the gallery. 100% Pure Florida hangs each year during the month of September.  This exhibition offers the opportunity to see a wide range of mediums and styles chosen from a large pool of artwork, that magically come together showcasing a wonderful representation of the creative talents here in Florida.

 A juried exhibition gives artists; newcomers and well-established, the opportunity for exposure to an audience of potential patrons.  It is important to remember that the selection process is by “blind jury”. A panel of professional artists views a digital image of each entry for a limited time period, no artist name, resume or biography are visible at any time.  Choose your very best work and follow the prospectus entry guidelines to ensure the optimum representation of your artwork.  

 In real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. In artwork submission, it’s all about good photography, good photography, good photography! You will not be present to explain anything about your work and how wonderful it is. If you don’t have great images to submit, consider having the particular pieces of artwork you are planning to submit professionally photographed.   

100% Pure Florida is not a themed exhibition… so present whatever subject matter inspires you. Artwork from all styles, mediums and subject matter are chosen on their individual merit, that’s what makes it a great exhibition every year!

For the show prospectus and online application go to you can also check out last year’s online catalogue of exhibition artwork.  Questions? Email us at or call the gallery at 321-259-8261.

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