2014 South Florida Group ...


 Vargas Gallery is the Vargas University professional art gallery coordinated by Vargas University Department of Art and its faculty. Our mission is to encourage students, faculty members and the local community to participate in a creative environment that exhibits works of art which engage participants in dialogues with the contemporary artworld. Vargas Gallery exhibits the work of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized professional artists and well as emerging artists. 


Vargas Gallery is currently accepting submissions for the 2014 South Florida Artists Group Exhibition. The competition is open to South Florida artists only, both amateurs and professionals working in all mediums of art, including but not restricted to painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, mixed media, digital art, film, installation art, fabric and printmaking are welcome to submit. Artists are welcome to submit individually or as a collective. All submitted artworks MUST be original, created by the person/art collective who enters the competition. The theme for this group exhibition will remain open but special attention will be given to innovative projects, professionalism regarding technique, cohesiveness and presentation of work. The goal of this exhibition is to provide the community a view of the work and trends seen in the contemporary South Florida artscene.



-Participants MUST reside in the South Florida area (Palm Beach County, Broward County, Miami-Dade County and Monroe County).


-Artists can submit up to three (3) images that comprise a cohesive body of work. Image specifications are: Grayscale or RGB mode, 72 dpi, 1024 pixels on the longest side, JPEG format at maximum quality. The file name MUST follow this format: lastname-firstname-title. 


-Word Document listing the information below along with a thumbnail of the image for each submitted file: 

• Artist’s name 

• Title 

• Medium 

• Dimensions 

• Mounting (e.g. framed, self-standing, etc.) 

• Year produced 

• Price


-Short artist statement


-Short artist biography



$0 - Up to three (3) images

$5 - Per additional image submitted 



-Last day of submissions: Thursday, May 8th, 2014 

-Participating artists will be notified: Thursday, May 15th, 2014

-Art must be received by: Thursday, June 12th, 2014

-Exhibition Dates: Thursday, July 3rd through Thursday, July 31st, 2014

-Collection of artwork: Starting Monday, August 4th, 2014

**Artwork left behind for a period of four (4) months after the collection of artwork deadline has passed will be kept as “artist donation” to the Vargas Gallery Collection** 



The exhibition opening will take place Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 

at Vargas Gallery, 10131 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines, FL 33026. 

Opening reception hours are 6pm-10pm.



Gallery Coordinator - Prof. A. Saldaña

(954) 322-4446 Email: gallery@jmvu.edu 

**Email should be titled: 2014 SF GROUP SHOW**

Pen and Ink
Color Pencil
Traditional Photography
Digital Photography
New Media
Digital Art
Printmaking (hand pulled)