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52nd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition
By Naples Art Association

U.S. National Deadline: January 2, 2018 – The Naples Art Association announces a call for artists for its highly regarded 52nd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition.

The 52nd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition is open to original 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork created after January 1, 2014 by artists residing in the United States. Artwork must be original and not exhibited by the Naples Art Association within the preceding twelve months. Prints produced from original works of art are not eligible. Accepted artwork must remain on display for the entire duration of the exhibition.

There are two entry categories: 2-dimensional artwork and 3-dimensional artwork.

The exhibition will be installed in the ground floor galleries of the Naples Art Association from February 24 through March 25, 2018. The Naples Art Association is located at 585 Park Street in Naples, Florida in the heart of the 5th Avenue South shopping, dining and entertainment district.

Three Exhibition Jurors: Joan Kropf, Deputy Director and Curator of Collections, The Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida; Olu Oguibe, Artist, Rockville, Connecticut; and Frank Verpoorten, Director and Chief Curator, The Baker Museum, Naples, Florida.

A $29 non-refundable entry fee is required to enter one or two artworks in the 2-dimensional and/or 3-dimensional artwork categories.

There are nine awards with a total value of $3,500.

Please visit us for more details and to apply online  (scroll to bottom of page for link to prospectus and entry form).

Notifications will be posted online by January 24, 2018.

Artwork exhibited in the 52nd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition may be available for purchase or listed as NFS (not for sale). The Naples Art Association processes sales and will retain a 30% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition. Proceeds from artwork sales support the Naples Art Association’s exhibition programs.


  • January 2, 2018 – Entry Deadline
  • January 24, 2018 – Notification Date
  • February 14, 2018 – Shipped Artwork Deadline (ship to ARTMove, LLC)
  • February 19 and 20, 2018; 10 am to 2 pm – Artwork Receiving
  • February 24 – March 25, 2018, Exhibition Open
  • March 2, 2018; 5:30 to 7:30 pm – Reception and Awards Presentation
  • March 26 and 27, 2018; 2 to 6 pm – Artwork Pick-up
  • Week of April 3, 2018 – Artwork return shipped by ARTMove LLC

The Naples Art Association is a respected and award-winning non-profit organization that has served and enriched the community by championing education, interest, and involvement in the visual arts since its inception in 1954. The Naples Art Association serves as a catalyst for individual artists of all ages and skill levels and continues to inspire all who visit to live and think artistically. A working art center, the Naples Art Association creates unique opportunities for artists and guest as well with a full calendar of events. Linking visual arts creators with those that love it. The Naples Art Association also offers its space for rental for anyone looking to host an event in a unique venue.

The von Liebig Art Center is a two-story, 16,000-sq. ft. center that features six studios, lobby gallery, a main exhibition gallery, four galleries-in-the-round, two collection storage vaults, library resource center, gift shop, administrative offices and a catering kitchen.

Naples Art Association
585 Park Street
Naples, FL 34102

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