Local painters invited to apply for solo exhibitions in Lightner Museum's East Room Gallery

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With support from the Benjamin and Jean Troemel Arts Foundation, the Lightner Museum recently announced Lightner Local. Created to showcase the extraordinary talents of artists who live in the Northeast Florida region, three artists will be awarded with solo exhibitions at the Lightner. 

Painters in Northeast Florida are invited to apply for solo exhibitions to be displayed in the museum’s East Room Gallery. A panel of local professionals involved in arts and culture will select the top submissions. The Lightner will host three separate exhibitions in April, July, and September, 2021. Each exhibition will be run for six weeks.

The gallery space includes approximately 90 feet of linear wall space for hanging artwork. The East Room Gallery is currently open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artists interested in applying who would like to visit the gallery space may do so by entering through the Café Alcazar door located on Granada Street.

Selected artists will receive the following:

■ In-person solo exhibition at the Lightner Museum in the East Room Gallery

■ Artist video produced by the Lightner Museum

■ Promotion via the museum’s website, lightnermuseum.org

■ Press outreach

■ Social media outreach

■ Exhibition opening during First Friday Art Walk

■ $1,000 honorarium to cover installation cost

Lightner Museum staff will work directly with the selected artists to produce the exhibition, and will promote it through print and online media. Artists who submit a proposal may also be considered for future opportunities with the Lightner Museum such as art fairs, group shows, and online solo shows. Submission deadline is March 1.

Application requirements

Artists should send the following:

■ Five images of recent work

■ Image list – including title, dimensions, medium, and date for each work

■ Exhibition title

■ Exhibition proposal – 500 words or less

■ Artist statement – 500 words or less

■ Artist bio – 500 words or less

Note: Do not send actual artwork.

Applications should be emailed to: info@lightnermuseum.org or mailed toLightner Museum Artists Initiative, 75 King St., St. Augustine, FL 32084

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