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30th Annual Emerald Coast National Juried Exhibition

The Mattie Kelly Art Center at Northwest Florida State College welcomes visual artists of all styles and media to apply for the 30th Annual Emerald Coast National Juried Exhibition. The exhibition is an open call without a set theme and features working artists from all over the country. 

This year's guest judge will be Viet Le, Ph.D., MFA—an accomplished international artist and scholar based at the California College of Arts. 

Selected artists will exhibit in the 1500-square-foot McIlroy Gallery, with an opening reception at 6:00 p.m. on Aug. 26, 2022. The best-in-show artist will win $1,000 and a solo exhibition in the Holzhauer Gallery during the 31st Annual Emerald Coast National show in 2023. The second-place artist will win $500, and the third-place artist will win $250.

The Mattie Kelly Art Galleries is a teaching adjunct to Northwest Florida State College students and communities. It occupies over 7,000 square feet and holds a collection of over thirty-five hundred artworks and artifacts valued at $6 million. The galleries are always free and open to the public and are a cultural gem of the Emerald Coast.

Visit or email to apply today.

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