Call Detail
Unusual Frida Juried Art Show

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Florida
Event Dates: 1/13/22 - 1/14/22
Entry Deadline: 11/1/21
Days remaining to deadline: 44
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00


  • All submissions must be original painted from 2019 to the present.
  • Only 2D original artworks will be accepted in this exhibit, acceptable media would include oil, mixed media, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, pencil, pen, and charcoal.
  • Prints, reproductions and photography are not eligible for submission.
  • All artwork must be completely dry, framed, wired securely and ready to hang in a fine art gallery setting. Artwork must not exceed 20 lbs, including frame. (no saw-tooth hanger please).
  • Canvases must be at least 1.5 inches thick.
  • Works on paper and mediums prone to smearing/smudging must be protected under glass or plexi-glass with a low profile frame (without ornaments).
  • Size limit: The unframed size of the accepted painting should not exceed 48 inches in any direction. The minimum size of the accepted paintings is 24 inches in any direction.
  • Violence and/or political themes are not eligible for submission.
  • Although nude art is acceptable in this show, it must be in good taste. Graphic erotic art and art that depicts graphic sexual violence is not acceptable. 


Marilyn Cortes-Lovato is the Director of Visual Arts at Osceola Arts in Kissimmee since 2014. Cortes-Lovato has a history of working in the fine art industry for over 30 years. Skilled in curating, visual arts exhibitions programming, art collections management, art education, lesson planning, community arts outreach, Art in Public Places, Public Murals Projects, and Fine Art Festivals. She holds an MFA (School of The Art Institute of Chicago) and a BFA in Communication Design (University of Illinois).

 Prior to relocating to Florida in 2012, Cortes-Lovato was an active member of the Chicago arts community, where she held positions as the Permanent Collection Assistant Director and Associate Registrar for the National Museum of Mexican Art, served on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Artists Coalition and participated as a review panel member for the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Cultural Grants Division. An avid proponent of Arts Education she has extensive experience in K-8 art curriculum development, classroom instruction, and community arts outreach programs.


Awards of Excellence will be selected by the Juror for this exhibit and include:

First place: $2,000, second place: $1,000 and third place: $500.

The juror will use her knowledge and trained eyes to select a survey of the finest paintings from those submitted based on the following elements of artistic expression:

  • Interpretation and the clarity of the theme.
  • Creativity, uniqueness, and originality of the depicted theme.
  • Quality of artistic composition and overall design based on the theme.
  • The jury panel decisions are final. Juried selections will be announced via email.

 Entries and fees:

  • A non-refundable application fee of $35.00 will be collected from each artist submitting their works.
  • This fee is payable online only by credit card via Café.
  • Limit one application per artist.
  • Each artist may submit a maximum of 2 images (1 to 2 images) with their application.
  • The artist will be responsible for all shipping expenses, to and from the event planner office, on any works selected for exhibition (see shipping policy below).
  • Local drop-off and pickup option: artists must deliver their pieces on Wednesday January 13 between 11:a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The pickup time is right after the closing day of the show on Friday January 14, between 9 pm and 10 pm. Artists may arrange for other individuals to deliver/pickup their works by contacting the event planner beforehand.

 Shipping Policy:

  • Absolutely no packing peanuts please!
  • The artist is responsible for ALL shipping expenses to and from the event planners office on any works selected for the exhibition. Artists must issue pre-paid return labels for their works through UPS or FedEx. We do not arrange shipping in any other manner.
  • The artist is also responsible for any shipping insurance related to their paintings while in transit to and from the event planners office.
  • The event planner is not responsible for any work that is stolen, lost, or damaged once picked up by the shipper for return.
  • All works of art shipped to the event planners office must be shipped securely and safely with packing materials that are easy to unpack and can be re-used to easily re-pack and return.
  • All shipments must be sent “signature required” in order to be safely received by the event planner office during their normal hours of business (9am-6pm Monday-Friday).
  • The event planner is not responsible for any lost packages left with no signature required.
  • Please use packing materials appropriate for safe shipping to and from the event planner office.
  • Shipments that appear to have major damage upon receipt will not be opened and the artist will be contacted immediately to assist in assessing the damage and determining how to proceed.
  • The artist will also be contacted immediately if any major damage is discovered once a painting is unpacked.
  • Minor scuffs and scratches to frames as well as typical wear and tear will not be considered “damaged” and will be deemed acceptable at the discretion of the event planner.

 Art sales:

All works should be for sale and commission on all sales is 20%, the 80% of any sold piece will be mailed to the artist to the address provided by the artist within one week after the exhibit closing day.


Contact information:

Raysa Molina

“Unusual Frida ” juried art show founder

1683 Watauga Avenue, #105, Orlando FL 32812


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