Join us in celebrating the holiday season with some exciting new opportunities for artists. Connect to the arts and each other with a host of diverse classes, theatre and events, and lots of opportunities for local artists!
Call to Artists: Small Works Off the Walls
On Display December 1- 31 • Coinciding with the onset of the holiday shopping season, this gallery show features artworks of all mediums priced at $200 or less. All sales are “cash and carry,” meaning purchasers will get to take the piece with them when they buy it, instead of waiting until the end of the exhibit. If you are an Alliance member, consider submitting two (2) original 2D or 3D artworks for exhibit in the gallery. Every artwork must be for sale and priced $200 or under.
Artwork Drop-off: Monday November 28 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Opening reception: December 1 from 5 – 7 p.m. • Artists who enter a piece into the exhibition will receive two (2) free tickets to the reception. Additional tickets are $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Get first dibs on the artwork and enjoy the camaraderie as well as light refreshments.
In the Theatre Lobby: John Merchant and Sandra Fay Mark
In the Member Gallery: Ella Ellis
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Donate Artwork: Not On My Walls Exhibition
Are your walls crowded with once-loved art? Have art that doesn’t go with your living room redecoration? We want it! Let us help you un-funk your walls and give your art a second chance at life.
Join us for a White-Elephant-style exhibition of unwanted art. Our collection awaits your discerning eye! This sale will help you cycle out art that no longer fits your aesthetic, purchase new art and support the Alliance as 100% of proceeds go right back into our community and the Alliance’s mission to transform lives and improve our community through the arts.
The event will open with a tacky holiday reception judged and hosted by Marc Collins and Stephanie Davis on Thursday, December, 1 from 5 – 7 p.m. Tickets are $10.
Have artwork to donate to the event? Please drop off your art on Monday, November 28 between 9 a.m and 5 p.m. A $10 entry fee will apply, and you will receive (1) ticket to the Thursday reception. Art should be priced to sell at a flat price of either $25, $50, $75, or $100. All money generated from sales will benefit the Alliance for the Arts. During the reception on December 1, Marc Collins and Stephanie Davis will award one piece with the “Crowning Jewel” award along with a free membership to the Alliance for the Arts. Art that does not sell should be picked up on Monday, January 2 before 5 p.m.
Shop ’til You Drop: Annual Arts & Ends Holiday Sale
December 3, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. • Our annual Arts and Ends Holiday Sale returns December 3rd! Avoid the malls and retail stores this holiday season and find locally made, truly unique gifts for your loved ones, or something special for yourself, all while supporting local artists. Alliance members receive a 10% discount on every purchase.
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Call to Artists: 37th Annual All Florida Exhibition
Submissions close January 23 • This annual show is the most anticipated of the year. As the name suggests, this exhibition features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the 65,000 square miles that make up Florida. The juried entries come together for an award-winning and exciting exhibition representing today’s contemporary Florida artists.
Awards include $1,000 cash for Best In Show, a 2nd Place gift certificate, $100 cash for 3rd place and Jurors Choice Award(s) of Alliance for the Arts membership(s).
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Want to Exhibit in the Main Gallery?
The Alliance for the Arts invites artists to submit proposals for exhibitions in our galleries. We are interested in all media. Themes we are planning to explore included fine art quilts, site-specific installations, contemporary Florida, ethnicity, fiber art, photography, digital arts, or cultural phenomenon.
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Current Exhibition: Feedback Loop
On display November 4 – 26 • Anne Stagg and Laura Tanner Graham are visual artists whose work pulls from their experiences growing up in the South. Though outwardly, their work appears to be very different, one using abstraction and the other using collage with pictorial imagery, they both turn a critical eye towards the South and explore how built systems and false narratives reinforce systems of inequity and invisibility.
In the Theatre Lobby: Carol Imes-Luscombe and Kathryn Kain
In the Member Gallery: The Fort Myers Beach Art Association
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