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Hernando County Fine Arts Council Launches Art Contest

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on April 5, 2021

Calling all local artists! The Hernando County Fine Arts Council is excited to announce our second annual art competition! In keeping with our mission, this contest gives Hernando County artists an opportunity to share their artwork with the community, and to gain exposure and recognition. 

Hernando County Fine Arts Council Launches Art Contest

The winning artist will have two promotional opportunities. First, you will be featured at the City of Brooksville’s Uptown City Art Gallery at the May 14th reception. Second, you will be part of the May 15th Art Stroll presented by Brooksville Main Street and sponsored by the Hernando County Fine Arts Council. The winning artist will have the opportunity to display and sell additional artwork at this premiere ticketed event!

The goal of this contest is to broaden the horizons of artists in our community and other communities they engage with. It offers artists the chance to have their work showcased on display at Hernando County’s only gallery, Uptown City Art Gallery, inside of Brooksville’s City Hall which features incredible local artists.

Gallery Submissions

We encourage all entrants to also submit their artwork to the Uptown City Art Gallery for this show’s exhibition. Any artist wanting to display can contact Terri directly at 352-540-3855 or 352-540-3810, or via email at [email protected]. Submitting your artwork to the gallery is free! 

Award Details

• $250 Cash Prize
• Featured artist at Brooksville Main Street’s May Art Stroll
• An interview spotlight on the Hernando County Fine Arts Council Website 
• An online Art Directory listing for 1 year

Entry Fee

The contest is free to enter.


Designs should reflect and represent Central Florida or the Florida lifestyle. Artists are encouraged to choose subjects that they feel showcase both our area’s beauty and uniqueness. For questions about submissions, contact [email protected]

Eligibility Requirements

This contest is open to visual artists who live in Hernando County. There will be a limit of 2 entries per person. All artists under the age of 18 must include parental consent.

Important Dates to Remember

March 31, 2021: Contest launch date on HCFAC website, Facebook, and various media outlets.

April 12, 2021 – April 16, 2021: Uptown City Gallery is accepting submissions for the May 14 gallery opening.

April 16, 2021: Contest submissions due. (Gallery submissions remain open)

Week of April 26: Winners will be announced and notified. 

May 14, 2021: Uptown City Gallery Reception – the winner will receive awards and prizes. Winners must be in attendance during the reception (5 PM to 7 PM). 

May 15, 2021: The winner will present their artwork(s) at the Art Stroll Event (1 PM – 5 PM). Winners must be in attendance during the event. 

For more information, visit the contest page on our website at www.hernandoarts.org/2021-art-contest.


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