Call to Artists

The GardensArt program exists to bring artwork into public facilities within the City of Palm Beach Gardens. The award-winning program just celebrated its 30th anniversary and can boast the exhibition experience has been very positive for over 500 artists that have participated since 1989.

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GardensArt gives working artists an opportunity to showcase their artwork and share it with those that typically do not visit art galleries. The City of Palm Beach Gardens is currently offering solo art exhibitions in four varied venues: Burns Road Community Center, Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby, Sandhill Crane Golf Clubhouse, and the brand new Tennis & Pickleball Center. 

The program is all about exposure and having artwork displayed in the community. The City of Palm Beach Gardens supports the exhibition with a reception, publicity on our website, printed brochures, e-newsletters, press releases and postings to social media.

COVID-19 continues to impact the health and well-being of the community in many ways. It has been proven that the risk involved with large groups of people assembling for prolonged periods of time can lead to the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. After careful consideration, the City of Palm Beach Gardens has determined that in order to combat the spread of the virus, the most prudent measure is to no longer host higher risk special events. Therefore, GardensArt receptions will not be held until further notice. This determination will be reviewed again in December 2020.

How to Apply

Artists are asked to submit the following information via email to GardensArt supervisor, Amy Stepper, at astepper@pbgfl.com:

  • Artist information, i.e. biography, resumé, website link, mission or artist statement.
  • Individual artist images that represent 10-12 current works of 2D art completed in the last 4 years. Must be attached in JPEG or PNG format.
  • Please no nudes, religious, suggestive, or controversial imagery. No sculpture/jewelry or floor standing pedestals can be accepted. 
  • After acceptance, all art to be displayed must be submitted for approval 3-4 months prior to installation.
  • Artwork completed just before installation may be considered, but must be presented for approval by committee.
  • Attach typed list of submitted images with artist name, title, size, medium and date of completion.
  • Upon approval, artists will be emailed a GardensArt Exhibition application to complete.

Additional Information

  • The artist is responsible for transportation, installation, and removal of artwork to be loaned unless otherwise arranged and noted. The GardensArt Supervisor is present during the installation and removal of art and will assist in the process.
  • GardensArt may accommodate artists with a ‘Meet and Greet the Artist’. Artist-led tours may also be arranged by artist. Both will be coordinated based on mutual schedules between artist and GardensArt Supervisor.
  • Artwork is to remain on exhibit for the entire exhibition period (typically 6-8 weeks).
  • A loan agreement will be sent upon approval of artist's work. The City will collect 15% of any sales made in connection with the show.
  • Each venue requires certain sizes and styles. Therefore, all artwork must be professionally wired or gallery wrapped.

For more details, contact GardensArt Supervisor Amy Stepper at 561.630.1116 or email astepper@pbgfl.com.

City Hall Front Lobby.
City Hall Front Lobby.