Calls to Artists

Call for Entries – The Space Between Us

The mission of the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department’s venue, Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA) is to cultivate, incubate and nurture a vibrant visual arts community that enriches Pompano Beach and its goal of being a nexus of art, creativity, diversity and inspiration. Housing a dozen art studios, featuring large galleries and an open social area for artistic dialogue, BaCA offers artists and visitors the opportunity to participate in multiple public programs scheduled throughout the year, such as classes, lectures, exhibitions, tours and open studios.

As the world anticipates NASA's Mars 2020 Mission (to launch in July 2020 from Cape Canaveral, FL), a series of exhibitions in Pompano Beach will celebrate humankind’s quest for knowledge, thirst for exploration, and Florida's role in space exploration. For this exhibition, The Space Between Us, at Bailey Contemporary Arts Center’s West Gallery we are inviting artists to submit work inspired by “space exploration”.


Submit up to five (5) digital files via email to Notifications are sent via email. Artists selected will be given sufficient time to prepare their work and make shipping or delivery arrangements prior to their artwork intake deadline. Artists will receive a 70% commission on artwork sold.


  • There is no submission fee
  • Up to five images per artist should be submitted in the following format:
  • JPG, 300dpi up to 10" on the long side
  • Name each file with your name and the title, for example: smith_jane_title.jpg
  • Deadline for Submission: February 28, 2020, before midnight.
  • Email submission to
  • Please note: Improperly titled JPGs and/or a missing submission form will result in your submission(s) not being reviewed.

Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last five (5) years. Work must not exceed 50” in any dimensions. All two-dimensional work must ready-to-hang. No substitution, exchange, modification, or withdrawal of works is permitted after they are accepted for the exhibition. Should any piece of art differ significantly from the original image entry, the piece will be disqualified from the exhibition.


Artists are responsible for round-trip shipping and insurance (during shipping) of artworks. All shipments must include a prepaid UPS OR FED EX return label and be shipped in a container suitable to re-use for return shipping. Work must be shipped prepaid to Bailey Contemporary Arts Center in sturdy and reusable packing; make sure to include instructions for unpacking or assembly if needed. Work sent through the US Postal Service, must include a shipping label, USPS stamps will not be accepted. Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is not responsible for damage to artwork during transport to and from Bailey Contemporary Arts Center. Work may also be delivered in person to Bailey Contemporary Arts. Complete shipping instructions will be mailed with acceptance notices.


All possible care will be taken of the work submitted to the exhibition. The City of Pompano Beach will not assume liability for loss or damage associated with shipping. The city does insure the exhibition against loss and damage. The artist has ten (10) days to submit a written claim and three (3) bids for repair. Claims will not be considered on pre-existing conditions. Unless otherwise stated in writing, the City of Pompano Beach assumes permission to photograph selected artwork and/or reproduce slide images for publicity purposes. All guidelines governing the exhibition are subject to interpretation by the city’s agents. Submission of work through this application process indicates acceptance of all conditions listed in this prospectus for all exhibitions.


Submission Deadline: February 28, 2020

Notification of Acceptance: March 13, 2020

Shipping/Delivery Deadline: March 27,2020

Opening Reception: April 3, 2020 from 6pm-10pm

Exhibition Dates: April 3, 2020 – May 29, 2020

For more information, email us at or call 954-545-7800.

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2nd Annual Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Awards Application

The City of Pompano Beach recognizes the outstanding creativity taking place in the City by awarding up to six recipients in different artistic disciplines.

In order to be nominated for this award, the arts organization or artist must have been presenting their art programs in the city for a minimum of five (5) years in the categories of visual arts, dance, music, photography, theater, or spoken word. The 2nd Annual Cultural Arts Award Gala takes place at 6:30 pm on May 2, 2020 at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. This program is presented by the Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Committee, an advisory body appointed by the Pompano Beach Mayor and City Commissioners.

Award Categories

  • Visual Arts
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Theater
  • Spoken Word


  • Must be a Pompano Beach resident or organization.
  • Must have been presenting their art program for a minimum of five years
  • The art program must take place within the City of Pompano Beach


Each winner will receive a trophy engraved with their name and discipline and winners’ names will be included on the permanent plaque housed at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. In addition, winners will have a table for their guests at the Awards Gala and will have an opportunity to be showcased at one of the cultural venues at a future event.

The following items MUST be submitted with this application

  • Letter of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Video of up to two minutes in duration on a thumb drive

Honorable Mentions

There will be two honorable mentions for Pompano Beach arts educators and emerging artists, nominations will be accepted.  Nominees need to submit a resume, two JPGs of their art or artwork, and a letter of recommendation. Recipients will receive certificates.

All applications must be submitted by Friday, March 6, 2020, 11:59 pm


Email, Drop off, or Mail to:

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W Atlantic Blvd., Suite #1

Pompano Beach, FL 33060


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