Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park

VERO BEACH - The Environmental Learning Center is looking for artists to feature in their new rotating artist series and permanent displays.

The ELC is also looking for photos of water for their Water-Water exhibit in May. This exhibit is a partnership with the Sea Turtle Conservancy, Barrier Island Center, Environmentally Endangered Lands Program, and Gallery of Hope.

The goal of the Water-Water exhibit is to raise awareness of water resources, and to encourage people to be active stewards of the environment. There is no fee to participate.

The top 12 images will be printed on photographic metal and displayed at the Gallery of Hope. After the exhibit, the artist may keep the metal print of their image.

All the other selected images will be printed as small 4"x6" artworks and exhibited at the Barrier Island Center and the ELC from May 2-30.

For the rotating artists series and permanent displays, work will be accepted in any medium including fine art painting; decorative painting; photography; film; drawing; paper/mixed media; glass; wood furnishings; decorative wood; calligraphy; ceramics; pottery; sculpture; music; dance; performance; toys; jewelry; floral; fabric – clothing; fabric – decorative; weaving; metal works; lights and luminaries; landscape design; natural materials; writing; and poetry.

Both indoor and outdoor temporary and permanent display spots are available. All work should support the ELC mission. As part of the series, artists will be asked to lead a public workshop.

Selected artists will be able to pick a date to hold an opening of their work. The art may be sold with a 10% donation to ELC. Selected artists may also sell other merchandise in the ELC gift shop with a 20% fee to ELC.

Entry deadline for the Water-Water exhibit is March 31. To submit up to 10 images, visit GalleryOfHope.org/Water-Water.

For more information or to submit ideas for permanent or temporary display, email art@discoverELC.org.

The Environmental Learning Center is located at 255 Live Oak Dr., Vero Beach.

The Barrier Island Center is located at 8385 S. Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach.

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