Call Detail
Third on Canvas 2020 - A Juried Fresh Paint Event

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Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: National
State: Florida
Entry Deadline: 12/1/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 7
Total Media - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 7
Entry Fee (Third on Canvas 2020 - A Juried Fresh Paint Event): $5.00

Each February in Naples, Florida artists paint the wonderful buildings, original cottages, fountains, plazas, and courtyards of the Third Street South area including the beaches, the Pier, Crayton Cove and the City Docks which surround it. Just days later their freshly created artworks are exhibited, awards are assigned, and the art is auctioned to the highest bidders to benefit a local non-profit and the artists. 

Required Activities
• Two Outdoor Painting Days: Feb. 23 & 24, 2020 from 10 am to 4 pm
• Delivery of one Framed Artwork for Auction: Feb. 26, 2020 between 10 am and 12 noon

Artists create one original work of art outdoors for the fundraising auction. Each artist is free to choose the subject matter, media and technique that best represents their own style.

Third on Canvas is a juried fresh paint event now in its Thirteenth year. Each February forty artists paint on site at pre-determined locations in and around the historic Third Street South district of Naples, Florida. Painting days for the upcoming event will be Sunday, Feb. 23 and Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Completed and framed “fresh paint” works of art will be delivered to the Third on Canvas 2020 Committee between 10:00 am and 12 noon on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Naples Art located at 585 Park Street. Judges will review the artwork and assign four awards: Best of Show, First Place, Second Place and Juror’s Choice. 

A jury of local art professionals will evaluate all entries and select artists for the event. Invited artists will have the opportunity to suggest their top three preferred painting sites or opt for any available site. Artists may suggest locations anywhere in the neighborhood within the following boundaries: Broad Street South to the north, 15th Avenue South to the south, Fourth Street South to the east, and the beach to the west. In addition, a few artists may choose to paint around the City Dock area at Crayton Cove. Painting sites will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Artists will emailed on December 16, 2019 with their assigned painting site.

All works of art will be included in the Third on Canvas auction to be held on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at Naples Art. All works of art will be sold to the highest bidder in voice and silent auctions. 

Proceeds from the sale of each artwork are divided between the artist and the beneficiary with the artist receiving 40% of the auction amount. Naples Art - Art Business Entrepreneurship Academy is the 2020 beneficiary. Naples Art has been at the forefront of the arts and cultural landscape of Naples since 1954. Naples Art is committed to developing tomorrow’s artists and arts leaders, ensuring artistic expression is accessible to everyone and enriching Southwest Florida through the visual arts. Artists may, if they so choose, donate their full portion of the auction proceeds to Naples Art.

Use CaFÉ to enter Third on Canvas – A Fresh Paint Event. CaFÉ accounts are free, easy to set up and do not expire. After setting up your account and creating a portfolio of images, click the “Apply Now Button” to enter. To get started go to, click on the “Help” tap and then the “How to Apply” tab.

Enter your current head shot photograph, your bio and 4 or 5 images of your original artwork (images should serve as good examples of the artwork you have created).  

The $5 non-refundable entry fee covers the processing of your entry. The non-refundable entry fee is payable online by credit card during the entry process.  

Notifications will be posted in the users CaFÉ account on December 9, 2019. Shortly before results are posted an email notification will be sent to the email address in your CaFÉ account. To view the status of your entry, log into your CaFÉ account and click on “My CaFE entries.” 

All artists will be provided with Third on Canvas promotional materials to be displayed at their site. Materials may include, but are not limited to, signs, rack cards, T-shirts, etc. Artists are expected to use these materials to help increase awareness of the event. Artists who are sponsored by Third Street South Association members will also have signs indicating who is sponsoring them. Promotional materials are to be removed from the site by the artist each day.

Artists may display personal promotional materials including one (1) other finished work not to exceed 18” x 24” as well as business cards, brochures, and similar items to show to interested parties. No artwork will be allowed to be sold on the streets during painting days. Failure to comply is cause for immediate expulsion from the event.

Artists are required to be at their painting site from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, Feb. 23 and Monday, Feb. 24. Artists who are not at their sites during these hours will not have their painting accepted for the auction. The artwork submitted for the auction must be one that the artist produced on site during the painting days. Travel to and from Naples, meals or overnight accommodations are the responsibility of the artists.  

Many participants choose to paint en plein air, although this is not a requirement. Artists should feel free to choose the subjects and techniques that best represent their style.

Each artist is required to produce one original artwork for the auction. Artists may work on more than one artwork and may work on-site for more hours than specified. They may not sell any artwork while on location.

Works of art must be two-dimensional and must be framed and wired and ready for hanging. The medium may be chosen by the artist and can include, but is not limited to, oil, acrylic, tempera, watercolor, pastels, or collage and must be on canvas, paper, board or other two-dimensional surfaces.

Framed works of art should be a minimum of 10 inches by 14 inches, no larger than 44 inches in either direction including frame or heavier than 15 lbs. All artwork should be labeled on the back with artist information.

In producing and submitting the art the artist agrees:

1. The Work of Art is unique and an original product of the artist's creative efforts and was created during the painting days

2. The Work of Art is and will remain an edition of one

3. The Work of Art is and will be free and clear of any liens, claims, or encumbrances

4. The Work of Art does not infringe on any proprietary rights of any sort including, without limitation, patents, copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, rights of privacy, and/or other rights of any third party.

All completed and framed works of art should be delivered on Wednesday, Feb. 26th between 10 am and 12 noon to Naples Art located at 585 Park Street. The receiving door is located on the north side of the building on Cambier Park Way.

Third on Canvas works of art will be exhibited in the Naples Art, Fredrick O. Watson Gallery and may be previewed on Feb. 28 from 10 am to 5 pm and Feb. 29 from 10 am to 2 pm with free admission. 

Artwork will be auctioned during the Third on Canvas Auction event at Naples Art on Saturday, Feb. 29th from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Invitations will be mailed and emailed to prospective buyers and collectors, art enthusiasts and known supporters of the beneficiary. Artists are encouraged to provide the Third on Canvas committee with names of collectors whom the artist would like to invite to attend the auction.

Upon delivery of the artwork, the Committee will decide which works of art will be offered in the live and silent segments of the auction event. The Committee will use its best efforts to maximize the purchase amount for each work of art.

The beneficiary will remit payment to the artist within 30 business days of the auction. Any unsold pieces of work will be returned to the artist immediately following the auction.

All artists participating in Third on Canvas agree the items submitted with their entries may be used by the committee for publicity and marketing purposes. Third on Canvas and Naples Art will be responsible for all marketing and publicity for the event. Any information the artist provides to the committee will be used in an appropriate manner to promote the event and participating artists.

All submitting artists retain copyright to their images. Artists whose submissions are chosen for the event grant Third on Canvas and Naples Art the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, Third on Canvas and Naples Art programs with subsequent display on the Naples Art website of current and past exhibitions. Naples Art and its assignees may place images on social media or share them with magazine and newspaper publishers along with an artist credit.

Entry Deadline: Nov. 27, 2019
Notification: Dec. 9, 2019
Artists Notified by email of their Painting Site: Dec. 16, 2019
First Outdoor Painting Day: Feb. 23, 2020 from 10 am to 4 pm
Second Outdoor Painting Day: Feb. 24, 2020 from 10 am to 4 pm
Deliver Framed Artwork to Naples Art: Feb. 26 from 10 am to 12 noon
Artwork on Exhibit at Naples Art: Feb. 28 from 10 am to 5 pm and Feb. 29, 2020 from 10 to 2 pm (free admission).
Auction: Feb 29, 2020 from 5 to 8 pm (a ticketed event with all Third on Canvas artists receiving one complimentary admission) 



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