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Calls to Artists

Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge Center in south Orange County
Deadline: October 30

Orlando Museum of Art: 1st Thursdays "Hollywood Horror!"
Submission Deadline: September 15th

2020 Uptown Art Expo Poster Contest!
Submission Deadline: September 16th, 2019

ArtCenter Manatee - Something Tasty
Online entry ends Aug 23, 4:00pm
In-person entry Sep 12, 9:00-1:00pm

Deadline for Entries: August 26, 2019

Deadline: October 8, 2019

Atlantic Center for Arts Master Artist-in-Residence Program
Application Deadline: Sunday, September 15, 2019

It’s Only Human: The Figure in Art
Entry Deadline: Monday, September 2, 2019

Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries
Submissions are open until 31 August 2019

ArtWorks of Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival
Deadline is September 1, 2019

To have your Call to Artists Included in our Newsletter, post them to our message board under the Calls to Artists, or e-mail your press release. We will include as many notices as we can in our Arts Community Newsletter. If you would like to guarantee inclusion in our weekly Newsletter, which reaches over 2,000 subscribers, please send $50 to help offset our expense, payable by check to Artists Registry.com, Inc. P.O. Box 140702 Orlando, FL 32814. Please indicate what the announcement is, include as much information as possible, including opening times or submission dates and contact information.

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Featured Artist of the Week

Rocio Granados

Portfolio Member

“I was born in Madrid, Spain. In 1980 I came to the U.S.A., making Miami my residence. My dedication to painting is part of my daily life; my painting combines techniques and colors where no pattern exists, in that liberty of expression that has no limits, where the fantasy of the real is my own fantasy.

I capture in my paintings a world of colors and shapes that are my individual world and a mean to express myself." - Rocio Granados

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Member Announcements

Send your announcements to ArtNews@ArtistsRegistry.com. We will included information from Portfolio and Premium members as space permits. To guarantee inclusion in our newsletter include $50 made payable to Artists Registry.com to help offset our costs.

Grant Information

Send Grant information to ArtNews@ArtistsRegistry.com


Foundation for Contemporary Art Accepting Applications for Emergency Grants. Created in 1993, the foundation’s Emergency Grants program provides grants of up to $2,000 to innovative visual and performing artists. Deadline: Open.

United Arts Grant Programs United Arts supports arts and cultural organizations providing a variety of cultural experiences for residents and visitors in Central Florida.

Florida Humanities Council Community Project Grants. Community Project grants provide support for the planning and implementation of public humanities programs and resources that meet the needs and interests of local communities.

Surdna Foundation Accepting Proposals for Artist-Led Social Change Projects. Grants of up to $150,000 over two years will be awarded.

The City of Orlando Mayor's Matching Grant cycle is now open! Through this grant, schools and nonprofit organizations may implement educational enhancement and academic enrichment projects or provide youth programming during non-school hours that supports crime prevention and anti-violence.

The Awesome Foundation awards $1,000 grants every month. $436,000 Granted ($1,000 grants, rolling schedule) by the Awesome Foundation, in Massachusetts.

The Orlando chapter of the Awesome Foundation is giving away $1,000 monthly Ongoing

The Harpo Foundation announced that they will begin granting to individual visual artists, with awards up to $10,000. http://www.harpofoundation.org/grant-program-overview/


Job Postings

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Membership Information

Basic membership is only $10 per yearand includes your name, address, phone and type of artwork.

Enhanced membership is only $25 per year and includes a bold listing, a link to your Web site and e-mail, plus you get an announcement in our e-mail newsletter (this one) with a link to your Web site This puts your name and Web address in front of over 3,000 art friendly people at once.

Portfolio membership is only $100
per year. Display three images of your artwork online with a one page Web site Include contact information, art information and an artist's statement. Your name in the artist's listings will be linked to your portfolio, and a photo link will be added to our main artists page. Hosting and promotion are included. You will be announced in our e-mail and Web newsletter with a link to your portfolio. This puts your name and link to artwork in front of over 3,000 art friendly people at once.

Premium membership is only $250 per year,
and provides you with a three page portfolio of nine images. This is like having your own Web site for less than the cost of hosting alone. Display nine images of your artwork online with a three page Web site Include contact information, art information and an artist's statement. Your name in the artist's listings will be linked to your portfolio, e-mail and Web site links are included, and a photo link will be add to our main artists page. Hosting and promotion are included. You will be announced in our e-mail and Web newsletter with a link to your portfolio. This puts your name and link to artwork in front of over 3,000 art friendly people at once.

For information or to become a new member of Artists Registry.com, click here.

About Us

We are an online arts community. Our network of artists, galleries, museums and art organizations each help the other. Our Web site provides a comprehensive directory, allowing easy access to a wealth of information involving the Florida arts community. The size of our directory, the volume of artwork in portfolios and the activity on our message board all contribute to a strong impact on the Internet and in the arts community. Cross-linking is one of the strongest contributing factors to ranking well in search engines, and gaining additional access channels to our Web site Press releases about area art events are sent to me daily, from around the state. I distribute this information to a broader audience, on their behalf, through this newsletter.

Our History

Florida Artists Registry.com first took form in 1999. The Web site began with twelve founding member artists and a free listing of artists, galleries, organizations and museums from around the state. These twelve artists believed that we could help promote their artwork on the Internet, and Florida Artists Registry.com was born. Next we had to prove to you that this concept would work, and we have. Our membership has grown steadily. This past year has shown our greatest growth. With the addition of our arts message board and e-mail newsletter, interest in the Registry has grown phenomenally. We now enjoy a top ranking in all the major search engines. We have found that art Websites from around the state are linking to our Web site Our focus is on bringing you attention. With the added attention our Web site brings to you, you should have increased sales and additional exhibition opportunities.

Fan Mail

Dear Jeff Shonkwiler,

Thank you for posting an ad of my most recent exhibition in April 2011 in your weekly newsletter. The post about my exhibition has generated two sales from one client. I appreciate all that you and your Web site has done for me.

Best Regards,

Esther Wertheimer

Dear Jeff,

Thank you so much for your hosting events for the 6th Annual Orlando Puppet Festival last Fall. 

In 2010, OPF continued its tradition of bringing world-class puppetry to the Central Florida community.  With your help, we brought together a season of live performances, workshops, a gallery exhibit, and produced a singular track of new and vintage puppetry-related films within the Orlando Film Festival.

Your contribution to the 2010 OPF was invaluable and deeply appreciated.


Heather Henson
IBEX Puppetry

Sean Keohane
Pinocchio's Theatre

Dear Jeff,

Thank you for your service to our arts community.

Last Thursday's event (6th Annual Artists Registry Members Exhibit) was very special. I just want to thank you and tell you what a big difference you and your vision make to all of us.

Chris Casler

Hi Jeff,

I wanted to share the good news with you because without the registry this would not have happened. It has only been a couple of weeks since  I upgraded to Portfolio membership I have been invited to show 24 of  my photographs at the Seminole State College art gallery for 3 weeks  this coming Oct./Nov. In addition, I have also been selected by the  owner of a new gallery in St. Augustine who wants to represent me and  to exhibit a collection of my paintings for a 3 month inaugural  exhibition starting the first friday next month. I will keep you posted.

I feel very fortunate to having met you and subsequently becoming a  member of Artists Registry.


Norman Sandhaus

Dear Jeff:

I know that Florida Artists Registry was very helpful in the recent acquisition of two large oil paintings by the VINOY RENAISSANCE HOTEL in St. Petersberg, FL.  Many thanks.

Joyce Waddell Bailey

Hi Jeff:

Just wanted you to know that because of you and your fabulous website, I've been picked up by a great gallery in Marco Island.  Amantea Gallery owner and photographer, Kathleen Douglas has opened her second gallery (first in Boston) at the Old Marco Inn Shoppes at 190 Royal Palm Drive, Marco Island.  I'm thrilled at being the featured artist at the Grand Opening and Reception scheduled for Wednesday, April 23rd.  Thanks again.

Yvonne Feavearyear


Thank you very much! Your website has been very successful for my art. Recently I was contacted by the new curator for the Naples Art Museum and will be included in an exhibition in June.


Greg Colvin


I just want to take this opportunity to thank Artists Registry for giving artists exposure.  I have been selected by Art Exchange.com to participate in the New York Art EXPO-2009.  They originally viewed my artwork through ARTISTS REGISTRY.com.  One never knows who is looking at the artwork on the registry.  Thank you for your part in making this happen.

Bob Boynton

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