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Art for Friends – Local Artist Exhibition

man outdoors painting flowers

Location: Mercato, 9115 Strada Place, #5155

10/30/2017 - 11/12/2017

EWFA is calling local artists!! Submit your portfolios for a chance to exhibit and sell their artwork at East West Fine Art: 2425 Tamiami Tr. N. #102, Naples FL 34103 for a two-week period. The exhibition will take place from October 30th-November 12th, 2017.


  • Opportunity to exhibit in leading Neapolitan art gallery with 17-year local history
  • Opportunity to be selected for permanent representation by EWFA
  • Artist keeps 100% of proceeds from sales
  • County wide exposure to upscale clientele, collectors, and media
  • Gallery provides tailored advice and critique to each artist regarding portfolio organization, subject matter, current art trends, client preferences, and other proprietary information available only to art galleries
  • Gallery curates the exhibition, professionally installs and labels artwork
  • Gallery publicizes the exhibition to the local media
  • Gallery invites its clientele to exhibition


  • Application deadline is Monday, October 22, 2017.
  • Finalists announced Thursday October 23, 2017. Opening reception is Thursday November 2, 2017. Further details provided upon acceptance to the program.
  • By October 15th, please submit:
    • artist biography,
    • professional resume,
    • high resolution JPG images of artwork, at least 1 megabyte in size, names of artwork,¬†dimensions, and mediums. Art work dimensions from 16 x 20 and up. Smaller sizes will not be accepted.
  • Price includes exhibition space, curatorial services, installation, publicity, invitation of EWFA patrons, and opening wine reception on Thursday November 2, 2017.
  • $750 to exhibit 4-5 paintings for two weeks.
    • Submit a portfolio of 10 works for review.
  • $1,500 to exhibit 7-8 paintings for two weeks.
    • Submit a portfolio of 15 works for review.
  • Send to ArtistEWFA@gmail.com.


  • All levels: by October 15th, please submit
    • Final selection of artwork, including high resolution images, names, mediums, and prices of artwork
    • Payment deadline is October 15
    • More details will be available in the Welcome Packet
  • $750 level:
    • EWFA will choose 5 paintings. The gallery will then hang 4-5 paintings. The rest will be held in the back, to switch them out if needed, as decided by the gallery.
  • $1,500 level:
    • EWFA will chose 8 paintings. The gallery will then hang 7-8. The rest will be held in the back, to switch them out if needed, as decided by the gallery.
  • All paintings should be on gallery wrapped canvas or framed in simple tasteful frame, wired in the back and ready for hanging. Otherwise artwork will NOT be accepted.
  • Gallery curates the exhibition, decides which artwork to hang where. Installs artwork.
  • Artists submit artist name, name of the painting, medium, unframed dimensions, retail price. Gallery prints labels.
  • Artist can bring tastefully done promotional materials.
  • Artist can choose to be present in the gallery while their artwork is displayed, anytime from 11am-4pm, M-F, and 11am-2pm Sat. Artist can also choose to not be present.


***Dates of exhibition contingent on the Gallery selecting 10 qualified participants by application deadline