Arts on Douglas was established in 1996 by artist and Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) founder, Doris Leeper and, artist and benefactor, Ed Harris. Originally conceived as a commercial gallery to promote the work and careers of professional artists from the state of Florida, the gallery has since formalized its affiliation with Atlantic Center for the Arts, combining missions, resources and programs, in order to further facilitate community engagement with the creative arts.

Located in historic downtown New Smyrna Beach, the building was formerly a used furniture warehouse, and originally a 1930s era Ford showroom and service center. The building was transformed into a 3,500 square foot exhibition space that presents 18 exhibitions a year. The gallery's ongoing exhibition program features a broad spectrum of artistic styles, media and temperaments, including experimental genres in its newest addition, the alt_space gallery. 


Arts on Douglas, a division of the Atlantic Center for the Arts, is now accepting submissions to Small Things Considered, the gallery's annual year-end art exhibition of works 10” x 10” or smaller.  

Eligibility:
This call for artists is open to Florida artists in all media excluding video/sound and installation art. Only original artwork will be considered. Applicants must be 18 years or older. Applying artists must not have current gallery representation in Volusia County.*  

Submission deadline: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Notification: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Review Criteria: 
  • Original works of art
  • 2D or 3D
  • 10" x 10” x 10” or smaller (including frame)
  •  Artists working in Florida 
  •  All works submitted for exhibition must be available for sale

Submissions Guidelines:

  • Include up to 5 quality digital JPG images of works.
  • Include a numbered image inventory including titles, media, dimensions (H x W x D), and retail prices.
  • Include Curriculum Vitae (artist resume) and/ or biography.
  • Include Artist Statement (optional).
  • Files must be labeled with artwork titles.
  • Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.
  • All submissions must represent the actual artwork as closely as possible.

Submission deadline is midnight, October 21, 2017. 

Selection process:

All submissions will be juried by an anonymous panel of professional advisers along with the Gallery Director. Due to the volume of submissions received, we cannot accept phone inquiries, unsolicited submissions by email, mail, or unscheduled gallery visits for portfolio reviews. All applicants will be notified by email.  

*Please note: Arts on Douglas has an exclusivity agreement with the artists we exhibit. Our exclusivity radius is Volusia county.  If you exhibit your work with or are represented by another gallery, art space or art center in Volusia County, your submission will not be reviewed.

Exhibition dates: December 2, 2017 - January 9, 2018

Opening reception: Saturday, December 2, 4 -7pm

General Guidelines (if accepted):

  1. Artist must provide Arts on Douglas images of works to be included in the exhibition and additional exhibition materials. 
  2. Artist agrees to a 50/50 commission split with the gallery. 
  3. Artist is responsible for the delivery of artwork: November 14 - 25, 2017. 
  4. Artist is responsible for pick up of unsold artworks: January 10 - 16, 2018.
Arts on Douglas, a division of the Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA), is now accepting submissions for Adorn, a national jewelry invitational. Arts on Douglas has an established reputation for presenting fine art jewelry since its onset in 1996.  Adorn will open on January 26, 2018, and remain on view through February 24, 2018. The exhibition is timed to coincide with ACA's 42nd annual Images, A Festival of the Arts, a premier outdoor art show that draws 45,000 art enthusiasts during the three-day event. Following the festival weekend, Arts on Douglas will present a formal opening reception for the artists and the public to celebrate the opening of Adorn on Saturday, February 3 from 4-7 PM.

Submission Deadline: November 4, 2017
Notification: November 21, 2017

The gallery is seeking makers of wearable fine art jewelry.  We will consider all one-of-a-kind jewelry made with, but not limited to metal, glass, clay, gems, beads, semi-precious stones, or other materials. This Call to Artists is open to all professional artists, 18 years of age or older; residing in the United States. 

Review Criteria:
  • Submitted work must be original. Commercial casts, molds, or production studio work will NOT be accepted.
  • Submitted work must be current.
  • Submitted work must be wearable.
  • Submitted work must display an understanding of formal design principles, materials, and demonstrate technical excellence.
  • All works submitted for exhibition must be available for sale.
Submission Guidelines:
  • Include up to 6 quality digital JPG images of works. (Files must be labeled with artwork title.)
  • Include numbered image inventory including titles, materials, dimensions, and retail prices.
  • Include Curriculum Vitae (artists resume) and/or biography.
  • Include artist statement (optional).
  • Incomplete or late submissions with NOT be reviewed.
  • All submissions must represent the actual jewelry as closely as possible.
The submission deadline is midnight, Saturday, November 4, 2017

Please note: Due to the volume of submissions received, we cannot accept phone inquiries, unsolicited submissions by email, mail, or unscheduled appointments for portfolio reviews. All applicants will be notified via email of acceptance or decline. 

Exhibition dates: January 26 - February 24, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, February 3, 4-7 PM

General Guidelines (if accepted):
  1. Artist must provide Arts on Douglas images of works to be included in the exhibition and additional exhibition materials. 
  2. Artist agrees to a 50/50 commission split with the gallery.
  3. Artist is responsible for the delivery or shipment of artwork: January 16 - 20, 2018.
  4. If the artist is not able to retrieve works, the gallery agrees to return all unsold work.
  5. Artists must include a variety of 12 - 15 pieces including rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc.
  6. Artists must inform the gallery of their resizing and repair policies.