Call for Budding Artists

Ages 9-19 or Grades 6-19

Applications must be postmarked by March 17

Call for Budding Artists! All Students in grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 are encouraged to enter his/her original and personally handmade art that is publicly displayed in the Naples Fine Art Show on March 30 & 31 at Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt in Naples.

Sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, the associated 501c3 non-profit arm which focuses on visual arts, cultural diversity, community enrichment, and fostering art education amongst youth.

Students are exposed to the rules and entrepreneurship opportunity of doing art shows for a living – especially something they love to do – creating their art! 

The Budding Artist Competition is provided with a premium location within the show to display all of the budding artist entries.

$250 in cash awards provided to four winners, along with a beautiful, colorful two-foot-long ribbon presented on Sunday, March 31 at 3pm

The deadline for Budding Artist entries is March 17. A Youth Art Competition application is available at Please mail application to PO Box 1425, Sarasota, FL 34230. The application fee is $3 per entry; with up to two entries per student accepted.

Hot Works’ Naples Fine Art Show – located outdoors at Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt in Naples features 100 professionally juried artists whose work is original and personally handmade by the artist participating in the show. There is something for everyone, in all price ranges. Event hours are Saturday and Sunday, from 10am-5pm daily.

 Event Website:

Event Email: [email protected]


Questions? Contact Patty Narozny, Executive Director

Office 941-755-3088 



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