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 exhibition of artwork 10” x 10” or smaller.   

Submission Deadline: Sunday, October 22 (11 PM)

Notification: Saturday, October 28 

Exhibition Dates: December 2, 2023- January 9, 2024

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 2, 4 -7 PM

Eligibility:
 

  •  2D or 3D original artwork (excluding video/sound and installation art)
  •  Maximum size: 10 x 10 x 10 inches (if framed, this includes the size of the frame)
  •  Florida residents, 18 years or older
  •  Must not have current gallery representation in Volusia County*


Submissions Procedures:

  • Upload a numbered image inventory sheet for up to 5 pieces (pdf or doc/docx), including titles, mediums, dimensions (H x W x D), and retail prices.
  • Upload digital images (jpg format) that are titled to correspond with the items listed on the numbered image inventory. Images must represent the artwork as accurately as possible. If framed, please show mats/frames in the images. 
  • Upload Curriculum Vitae (artist resume) or biographical statement (pdf or doc/docx file).

Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Acceptance Terms (if selected): 

  • The artist must provide high-resolution images of works selected for the exhibition for use on our website and for publicity purposes.
  • Artwork must be available for sale and the artist agrees to a 50/50 commission split with the gallery for all works sold.
  • Artwork must be delivered exhibition-ready, which means work is professionally framed, matted, and/or stretched with appropriate hardware and/or wire affixed to the back. Works not exhibition-ready will not be shown. 
  • All work brought into the gallery will be reviewed for damages and/or defects.  Any condition issues will be discussed with the artist and may result in the artwork not being exhibited. 
  • The artist retains the copyright of his/her works. The gallery may document and reproduce artwork for publicity and promotional purposes including use in print, online, or in video footage. 
  • The artist is responsible for the delivery or shipment of artwork(s) to arrive at the gallery between November 14-25 during regular gallery hours.
  • The artist is responsible for the pick-up or return shipment of unsold artwork(s) between January 10-13 during regular gallery hours.

Note: If an artist is shipping their work, they are responsible for round-trip shipping costs, including insurance, if applicable. The gallery is not responsible for damage incurred during shipment.


Selection Process:

 All submissions will be juried by an anonymous panel of professional advisers and 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, as a courtesy to your current representative, your submission will not be reviewed.

 

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