This list should make you go “wow!” Maybe you just moved here, or maybe your life has been too busy to explore the art scene in NE Florida. Now, you know that there is a lot out there! Go join in the fun.
Ameilia Island Artists Workshop http://ameliaislandartistsworkshop.blogspot.com/
Art Guild of Orange Park https://artguildoforangepark.org
Artist League of Jacksonville http://www.artsjax.org/
Arts Council of Greater Palatka http://www.artsinputnam.org
Art With a Heart http://www.artwithaheart.info
Beaches Fine Arts Series http://www.beachesfinearts.org
Beaches Photography Club http://www.beachesphotographyclub.org
Clay Network (not Clay County, but clay as an art medium) http://malleable-times.blogspot.com/
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach http://www.ccpvb.org
Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville http://www.culturalcouncil.org
Fiber Artists Network http://www.fiberartistsnetwork.org/
First Coast Pastel Society http://firstcoastpastelsociety.blogspot.com/
Flagler County Art League http://www.flaglercountyartleague.org/
Florida Artists Group http://www.floridaartistsgroup.org
Florida Watercolor Society http://www.floridawatercolor.org
Island Art Association http://islandart.org
Jacksonville Artists Guild http://www.jacksonvilleartistsguild.org/
Jacksonville Camera Club http://jaxcameraclub.com
Jacksonville Watercolor Society http://jacksonvillewatercolor.netfirms.com/
North Florida Sculptors Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/77129092960/
Northeast Florida Woodturners Association http://jaxturners.org
Oil Painters of America http://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com
Pastel Society of North Florida http://pastelsocietyofnorthflorida.org
Plein Air Florida http://www.pleinairflorida.org
St Johns Cultural Council http://www.stjohnsculture.com/
St Augustine Art Association http://staaa.org/
The Art Center Cooperative http://www.tacjacksonville.org/
Turning Arts Group http://www.turningartsgroup.com
Our local libraries happily show local artist’s work. The space varies and you should make a visit to see how the lighting is and how much work can be hung. Call or stop in to sign up (usually for a month at a time). This is an easy way to initially get your work out in the public eye. Libraries generally do not take a commission, but since they are often in need a small donation would be welcomed. Look up your local library and contact them for information.
Below are links to some local galleries. Remember that gallery owners are very busy people. It is best to contact them via email rather than to walk in unannounced asking to have your work shown there. You might follow up with a phone call to see if they saw your email. Most galleries are also frame shops, getting your work framed there is a great way to start a relationship.
Affordable Framing 868 Blanding Blvd, OP, FL 32065 276-1121
Butterfield Garage http://www.butterfieldgarage.com 904-825-4577 137 King St St Augustine Fl 32084
Corse Gallery & Atelier http://www.corsegalleryatelier.com Eileen Corse proprietor 904-388-8205 4144 Herschel St Jacksonville fl 32210
Fairfax Gallery http://www.fairfaxgalleryjacksonville.com 904-384-7724 4216 Herschel St Jacksonville Fl 32210 Jack Slaughter, Director email: firstname.lastname@example.org
First Street Gallery http://www.firststreetgalleryart.com 904-241-6928 216-B First Street Neptune Beach Fl
Great Hang Ups gallery on Fleming Island http://www.greathangups.net
Larimer Arts Center 216 Reid St Palatka Fl 386-328-8998 A truly gorgeous venue and they sell art there! They have a 3rd Friday Art Walk/Street Party.
Stellers Gallery http://stellersgallery.com Ponte Vedra 904-273-6065 240 A1A N. Ste. 13 32082 San Marco 904-396-9492 1409 Atlantic Blvd 32207
Trends Home Decor FB page 904-346-1738 Lori Taylor proprietor 3919 Hendricks Ave Jax FL 32207
The Art Center Cooperative has a gallery space where they often have group shows that are arranged through “Call to Artists”. You should definitely check out their website and get on their mailing list if possible.
The Jewish Community Alliance has a fabulous gallery space in their facility on San Jose Blvd. There’s usually a waiting list, call (904-730-2100) if interested in showing there. All reception food and drink must be Kosher.
FSCJ campuses have galleries where you can sign up for a show North Campus please email Kerry Roth or call (904) 766-6785. Kent Campus please email Kelly Warren or call (904) 381-3674. South Campus please email Gallery Coordinator Lynn Lewis or call (904) 646-2023.
JaxPort Gallery has a nice gallery space in the lobby, with a fabulous hanging system and really good lighting. People from all walks of life are in and out of there on a regular basis. Both national and international visitors enjoy the art on display.
If you’ve hit the big time you might want to see about showing at Jacksonville International Airport. This is a world class venue. The JIA Arts Commission handles the gallery.
The Folio and the Cummer usually have a yearly Call to Artist for local up and coming artists.