Itinerary for 2017 Annual Exhibit & Symposium
May 1 to July 15th, 2017 – Intake will take place for our 26th Annual Juried Exhibition through the online site “Café”.
Fee for members $30.00 - you may enter 2 pieces, only one can be accepted
A Discount Coupon Code for 43% off the $70.00 will be sent via email.
Fee for non-members $70.00 - you may enter 2 pieces, only one can be accepted
Mandatory with entry – each artist is to explain why their artwork is experimental to them in the description area.
May 1 to August 23, 2017 - Early Bird Discount sign up for symposium starts on line. Fees must be paid at time of sign up. Workshop space is limited
July 31, 2017 – Jurying is to be completed – By Jade Dellinger
August 10, 2017 – Artists will be notified via email of the results.
September 26 through 30 – Artwork shipped to BigArts, Sanibel, FL.
Hand Delivery September 29 from 9 am to noon
Boxes will be handled by a shipping firm.
Handling fee of $25.00 will be paid by check to BigArts and sent in the shipping box with your artwork.
October 2, 2017 – Exhibit Opens
AWARDS WILL BE JURIED by Oct. 3.
OCT. 23 THRU 29, 2017,
SUNDIAL RESORT, SANIBEL, FL
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23RD
10:00 am BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING @ PHILLIPS GALLERY – BIGARTS Center
12:00 Noon SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION - SUNDIAL RESORT
5-6:30 pm MEET AND GREET OPENING RECEPTION - SUNDIAL RESORT LOUNGE (cash bar, light appetizers.)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH
9am- 4pm ANNIE MORGAN WORKSHOP at BIGARTS Center – 2nd Floor Studio
12:00 noon lunch included & delivered
Choose from Regular, Vegan or Gluten Free - on Registration Form
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25TH
9:00am – 4:00pm ANNIE MORGAN WORKSHOP - continued
12:00 noon lunch included and delivered
9:30am-2:30mp TOUR RAUSCHENBERG GALLERY & GALLERY AT THE ALLIANCE
Includes a tour of the Rauschenberg Gallery and The Gallery At The Alliance for the Arts. Lunch at Christofs with individual tabs.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26th
9:00am BOAT TOUR TO USEPPA ISLAND (40 people maximum)
Useppa Island is on the historic registry and is a private island with a deep Indian history as well as having served as a navy post during the civil war and as a training facility for the Bay of Pigs invasion.
We will also tour the small Calusa Museum while there. It is a small hike on a dirt road to the museum and the Collier Inn where we will be having a buffet luncheon.
Those who would like to rent a golf cart (4 to a cart) may do so at an extra cost of $10 per person per hour. Golf carts must be reserved at time of registration. The boat is due back to Captiva by 3:00 pm and we should arrive back at the hotel by 3:30 pm
LUNCH BUFFET: Caprese Salad, Antipasta Display, Grilled Vegetable Panini, Italian Deli Meat Panini, Focaccia Bread with Mascarpone and Berries. Ice Tea, Lemonade and fountain drinks. Alcohol is extra.
TRANSPORTATION: Van to and from the hotel to Captiva
Boat from Captiva to Useppa and back
4:30 pm ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, Sundial Resort
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27TH
9:30 – 11:30am DEMONSTRATION BY: CHRISTINE PELOQUIN
1:00 – 3:00pm DEMONSTRATION BY: KEVIN TOBIN
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH
9:00am - 4:00pm EYDI LAMPASONA WORKSHOP
9:30am-2:00pm FORT MYERS RIVER DISTRICT TOUR
On your own tour of quaint shops and restaurants in the River District
9:00am - 4:00pm EYDI LAMPASONA WORKSHOP - continued
Includes lunch / choose regular, vegan or gluten free when registering
6:00 – 9:00pm ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DINNER
Room: Sundial II – Sundial Resort
Catalogs will be available during the Symposium for sale $20.00 each and for our membership to pick up. Welcome bags will be available for all artists who paid the registration for the symposium.
November 30, 2017 – Exhibit ends and work will be returned within the following week to the exhibiting artists.