The Florida Historic Capitol Museum invites resident Florida artists to submit works for an exhibition in the state’s Historic Capitol building. The theme Capitol Reimagined will be the focus of the show, which celebrates 40 years since Florida’s Historic Capitol was saved from demolition as well as the inaugural legislative session in the current Capitol building. Work will be on display from July 20, 2018 to November 19, 2018. Deadline for submission is April 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM.
Artists are asked to creatively reimagine a Capitol of the future. Applicants are encouraged to research the history of Florida’s Capitol Complex and civic architecture, and envision the future of Florida’s Capitol from our 2018 vantage point. Interpretations of the theme should reflect on the historic foundation for Florida’s physical seat of government beginning in 1821, through all modifications, including the initial construction of Florida’s modern Capitol Building in 1978 and the ongoing current updates to the Capitol Complex.
Artists must be a Florida resident over 18 years old to participate. New, emerging, and established artists are all welcome to apply. All work submitted must be original in concept, design, and execution; work must not violate any copyright laws. Artists are asked to keep in mind that the exhibition is a celebration of civic space and will be located in a public building that welcomes visitors of all ages. Therefore, the jury reserves the right to decline works that depict subjects of contemporary political controversy or of a sensationalistic or gruesome nature.
For more information and application, please see our website.