Open Imagination
 July 01, 2024
32nd Annual Emerald Coast National Juried Art Exhibition

The Emerald Coast National (ECN) is a juried exhibition held annually at Mattie Kelly Art Center Galleries, Northwest Florida State College. What began as a regional show has evolved into far-reaching, exciting programming of a range of media styles by emerging to established artists reflecting what they are doing in the world today. ECN is a show that people travel to see and a program that locals look forward to all year! We leave the theme open and publicize the call on known artist platforms. We invite all art styles, materials, mediums, etc.—including sound art, kinetic art, sculpture, photography, video, design, craft, and even performance if you can provide documentation for the application. We typically see a couple hundred applications from working artists across the US and some non-US who work in contemporary, experimental, and classical mediums, styles, and techniques. Best in Show wins a cash award of 1000.00 and a solo curated by MKAC, typically exhibited during the next season's ECN show. This year's ECN will be guest juried by accomplished professor and artist Sarah Knobel.

 $1750 total in awards