Arts on Douglas was established in 1996 by artist and Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) founder, Doris Leeper and, artist/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 1930's 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.  

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: October 21, 2016
Notification: October 28, 2016

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.
  • Numbered image inventory including titles, media, dimensions (hxwxd), 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, 2016. 

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 3, 2016 - January 10, 2017

Opening reception: Saturday, December 3, 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 15 - 26, 2016. 
  4. Artist is responsible for pick up of unsold artworks: January 11 - 17, 2017.