Fort Myers Beach Art Association Shows 2017-2018

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Studio 1     Main Gallery


Open to the Public

Artist Information

Anything Goes

March 24 - April 5

Receiving: March 23
Pick-up    : April 6

Student Scholarship Show

April 7 - April 11
The awards reception is Sunday April 8, from 1pm to 3pm.

Receiving: April 6
Pick-up    : April 12

Summer 2018 Show

April 18 - Fall 2018

Receiving: April 13
Pick-up    : Fall 2018

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Studio 2


Open to the Public

Artist Information

Millie Pereira / Joanne Shamp Show

February 17 - March 1

Receiving: February 16
Pick-up    : March 2

Experimentalists / Class Group Show

March 3 - March 22

Receiving: March 2
Pick-up    : March 23

Fred and Meg Bushnell Show

March 24 - April 5

Receiving: March 23
Pick-up    : April 6

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Artist Resources

Entry Waiver Form
Printable Title Cards

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Judged and juried shows have fees and awards. Two works of art may be entered. Entries must be original and may include two-dimensional paintings in all media, drawings, collage, hand-pulled prints, serigraphs, woodcuts, and batik. Diptychs will be considered two entries but will be hung as a unit if clearly marked in the order to be hung. No sculpture, photography, computer art, copies, or class work may be submitted. Reproductions including laser, giclee, or iris prints may not be entered. An artist may receive only one award.


Please number your entries in the order of preference. At least one entry will be hung; but if room does not permit hanging all, #2 entries will be eliminated by lottery.


This show hangs in Studio 1 and 2. Entries are juried and may or may not be accepted.


This show hangs in Studio 1. Entries are juried and may or may not be accepted.


These shows are not judged or juried. There is no prospectus or fees; however, a people’s choice award will be given. Two entries may be submitted with the assurance at least one will be hung. Media may include computer art, photography, sculpture and original class work in addition to those mentioned above. However, no reproductions and/or prints may be entered.


FMBAA members may enter all shows. You must be on the current membership roster. All artists entering a show are expected to gallery sit unless a hardship prevents them from doing so. Paintings which have won 1st place in a judged show or 1st, 2nd, 3rd place or Best of Show in any juried show sponsored by a league belonging to the SWF Art Council may not be entered. Paintings may be shown in Studio 1 only once in a season (Oct.-April). All paintings must be conceived by the artist, painted without the help or assistance of another artist, and not painted in a class or workshop. IT MUST HAVE BEEN PAINTED WITHIN THE LAST THREE YEARS. Maximum size in any direction 50” including frame. Full size watercolor paintings must have acrylic glazing. Paintings on canvas must be framed or have “wrap around” canvas with the sides painted and no staples showing. The FMBAA reserves the right to exclude any painting with a subject matter deemed inappropriate.


FMBAA receives a 20% commission when a painting is sold. Sales tax is added and collected at the time of the sale. Sold paintings should hang until the end of the show if possible. In other than juried shows, when this cannot be arranged with the buyer, the artist will be asked to replace the sold painting with another painting, noting the replacement in the desk copy of the program and making a new title card.



It is always included online ( for every judged or juried show. Specific requirements and information about receiving, reception, critiques, is provided. Regulations in the Prospectus are considered final.


Attach the identification portion to your painting and carry the waiver/entry and any fees to the receiving line. Forms are standardized and available at the gallery. You may copy and use the same form for all shows.


Framed paintings must have mats and frames in good condition and oils thoroughly dry. Frames must be sturdy and hold together with no loose glass. Full sheet paintings must have Plexiglas. Unframed canvas paintings must continue over the edges to the back (without staples) and the edges must be painted. All paintings must have picture wire; no string, gallery clips, saw tooth hangers. Wire must measure at least 3” from top of frame when hung so that the hanging mechanism will not show when hung. Wire ends must be taped.


There is no processing before the scheduled time. If you cannot come at that time, please ask a friend to enter for you. You may leave your painting in the storage bins with the paperwork attached, including a check if required. Paintings may not be left elsewhere in the gallery. Sign up for gallery sitting in advance. The Exhibition Committee is not responsible for these arrangements; it is between you and your friend. Reminder, all artists entering a show are expected to gallery sit unless a patron member or hardship prevents them from doing so.


The building will be closed during judging and jurying.


It is important that you remove your paintings at the scheduled time. Space is limited. Be careful and respect other people’s work, placing a cardboard between each painting. The Exhibition Committee is not responsible for any damage to works. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have questions or need forms, please contact the Exhibition Chair.   

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Past shows


Earlier shows are temporarily unavailable

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Why do we do it?

  • To further and provide education in the cultural aspects of life on Ft. Myers Beach and its environs
  • To promote the study, practice and appreciation of art
  • To hold art exhibitions and programs which are open to the public
  • To encourage art instruction of children and junior artists.

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    Fort Myers Beach Art Association
    PO Box 2359
    Fort Myers Beach, FL 33932

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