Call Detail
Entry Deadline: 7/1/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Things Unseen): $35.00
Media Fee(Additional Media Fee): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 6
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Florida

Things Unseen

The Gainesville Fine Arts Association (GFAA) invites submissions that broadly explore the theme Things Unseen. We invite artists to contemplate the things in between the lines and the questions behind the questions.  

Who are the people or what are the ideas behind movements, trends, and culture that have been lost from view? We as individuals walk around with hidden illnesses, disabilities, stories and feelings that we keep private. On the surface of our skin are microscopic organisms and structures that are too small to see. There are people of color and women who are left out of history books and research papers. Who are the wives behind the men whose names are known by us all? There are things unknown to our eyes in the vastness of space and in the deepest of oceans, and countless species yet to be discovered. We would like to invite artists to question, investigate, and to dive deeper; to make the implicit explicit; and bring to light Things Unseen. 


The $35 entry fee is for 2 images
A $5 additional fee per image will be charged if you want to submit additional images up to 6.

CURATOR: Katy Lemle 

JUROR: Dina Sherman, M.F.A CalArts
JUROR: Jesús Fuenmayor, Program Director & Curator, University Galleries - School of Art + Art History, University of Florida      

AWARDS: $4000 total in award money
Three, $1000 Best In Show awards 
Two $500 Merit awards

Open call April 8, 2022

Submission deadline July 1

Artists notified July 18

Delivery of work August 14-19

Exhibition dates August 23 - October 22, 2022

Exhibition Opening Reception August 26, 2022,  6 - 9 pm

Application Requirements

Only original works will be considered, no substitutes and no reproductions will be accepted. All mediums will be accepted and considered. All artwork must be ready to hang with proper hardware. Framed pieces that are shipped must use plexi. Hand delivered works may use glass. GFAA is not responsible for damage incurred during shipping. Artists shipping work must provide a return shipping label. Artworks should include a price or NFS. GFAA retains a 30% commission on all works sold during the exhibition. Any work sold during exhibition must stay up until the end of the exhibition. 

Eligibility Criteria

Artists must be 18 or older to submit.