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52nd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition

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52nd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition




The 52nd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition is a contemporary art exhibition open to 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork by artists residing in the United States. Founders exhibitions are a long-held tradition honoring the artists who came together in 1954 to create the Naples Art Association, the first non-profit visual arts organization in Collier County, Florida. Founders exhibitions serve as a platform for local artists to share the spotlight with their peers at the national level. For artists from outside Florida, Founders exhibitions provide the opportunity to demonstrate success, compete for cash prizes totaling $3,500 and exhibit their art in Naples, Florida.

The exhibition will be installed in the ground floor galleries of the Naples Art Association from February 24 through March 25, 2018. The Naples Art Association is located at 585 Park Street in Naples, Florida in the heart of the 5th Avenue South shopping, dining and entertainment district.


$3,500 in cash awards will be presented to artists during a reception the evening Friday, March 2, 2018. Artists are encouraged to attend the preview reception, but attendance is not a requirement. Award checks will be mailed to winning artists who are unable to accept their awards in person.

List of Awards
$1,000 Best of Show
$800 First Place
$600 Second Place
$400 Juror’s Choice Award
$200 Award of Merit
$200 Award of Merit
$100 Honorable Mention
$100 Honorable Mention
$100 Honorable Mention 

The 52nd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition is open to original 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork created after January 1, 2014 by artists residing in the United States. Artwork must be original and not exhibited by the Naples Art Association within the preceding twelve months. Prints produced from original works of art are not eligible. Accepted artwork must remain on display for the entire duration of the exhibition.

Size Limitations and Presentation

There are two entry categories: 2-dimensional artwork and 3-dimensional artwork.

2-dimensional artwork: maximum width 96 inches and height 96 inches (including frame if artwork is framed). Artwork must be ready for display. Framed works must be sturdy. Glass may be used only if frame is smaller than 26 x 26 inches. For safety reasons, larger frames requiring a glazing must have Plexiglas.

3-dimensional artwork: maximum dimensions 48 x 48 x 48 inches with a maximum weight of 100 pounds. Artwork weighing more than 50 pounds must fit on a 20 x 30 inch platform cart for moving within the gallery and installation. Ceiling suspended artwork cannot exceed a weight of 5 pounds. Pedestals will be provided for the exhibition. However, artists with specific pedestal requirements (size, height, color, type) should provide their own pedestal(s).



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