Upcoming events

    • 02 Oct 2017
    • 30 Nov 2017
    • Sanibel, FL
    Registration is closed

    Exhibit Dates:
         Oct 2-Nov 30, 2017

    Exhibit Location: 
         BigArts, Sanibel, FL

    Important Dates:

      May 1 to  July 15th, 2017 – Intake will take place for our 26th Annual Juried Exhibition through the online site “Café”.  

      A Discount Coupon Code for 43% off the $70.00 when registering through Cafe will be sent via email.

      Fee for non-members $70.00 - you may enter 2 pieces, only one may 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 ISEA web site.  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 Big Arts and sent in the shipping box with your artwork.

      October 2, 2017 – Exhibit Opens  

      AWARDS WILL BE JURIED  by Oct. 3.            


      • 23 Oct 2017
      • 29 Oct 2017
      • Sanibel FL

      Art Symposium Registration Non Member



      • 23 Oct 2017
      • 29 Oct 2017
      • Sanibel FL




      • 24 Oct 2017
      • 9:00 AM
      • 25 Oct 2017
      • 4:00 PM
      • BIGARTS Center – 2nd Floor Studio
      • 1

      Join Annie Morgan for a fun-filled two day workshop focused on experimenting with "poured" acrylic skins.

      You will learn how to pour acrylic skins to create transparent sheets that can be layered and collaged into your paintings.

      Annie will demonstrate transfer techniques, faux encaustic, and the use of glazing and patina to create dimension and unify your work. Annie's workshops create an atmosphere where exciting alternative strategies are explored.

      Come prepared to be surprised! 


      • 24 Oct 2017
      • 9:00 AM
      • 25 Oct 2017
      • 4:00 PM
      • BIGARTS Center – 2nd Floor Studio
      • 16

      Join Annie Morgan for a fun-filled two day workshop focused on experimenting with "poured" acrylic skins.

      You will learn how to pour acrylic skins to create transparent sheets that can be layered and collaged into your paintings.

      Annie will demonstrate transfer techniques, faux encaustic, and the use of glazing and patina to create dimension and unify your work. Annie's workshops create an atmosphere where exciting alternative strategies are explored.

      Come prepared to be surprised! 


      • 25 Oct 2017
      • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
      • Rauschenberg Gallery and The Gallery At The Alliance for the Arts.

      Tour of the Rauschenberg Gallery and The Gallery At The Alliance for the Arts.  Lunch at Christofs with individual tabs.  

      Please note: This tour may overlap other symposium events.

      • 25 Oct 2017
      • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
      • Rauschenberg Gallery and The Gallery At The Alliance for the Arts.

      Tour of the Rauschenberg Gallery and The Gallery At The Alliance for the Arts.  Lunch at Christofs with individual tabs.  

      Please note: This tour may overlap other symposium events.

      • 26 Oct 2017
      • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
      • Useppa Island

      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.


      • 26 Oct 2017
      • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
      • Useppa Island

      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.


      • 27 Oct 2017
      • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      • Big Arts Studio

      Demo will be a shortened version of Christine's workshop which is drawing and painting over collage. She will demonstrate the basics of collage with fabrics and papers and then do a drawing and painting demo of each step. Christine will bring pieces that she has already worked on in various states of this process.

      • 27 Oct 2017
      • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      • Big Arts Studio

      Demo will be a shortened version of Christine's workshop which is drawing and painting over collage. She will demonstrate the basics of collage with fabrics and papers and then do a drawing and painting demo of each step. Christine will bring pieces that she has already worked on in various states of this process.

      • 27 Oct 2017
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Big Arts Studio

      Sponsored by Golden Paints

      • 27 Oct 2017
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Big Arts Studio

      Sponsored by Golden Paints

      • 28 Oct 2017
      • 9:00 AM
      • 29 Oct 2017
      • 4:00 PM
      • BIGARTS Center – 2nd Floor Studio
      • 0

      Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

      Join waitlist

      WAIT LIST ONLY

      This two-day workshop will explore your creative self and open your mind to the possibilities of working with new methods, painting intuitively and allowing chance to create a breakthrough. Beginning with quick, specific exercises and garnishing new approaches, students will come away with losing their “fear” of painting in an abstract manner.

      Lunch included.

      Please note: this workshop may overlap other symposium events.

      • 28 Oct 2017
      • 9:00 AM
      • 29 Oct 2017
      • 4:00 PM
      • BIGARTS Center – 2nd Floor Studio
      • 0

      Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

      Join waitlist

      WAIT LIST ONLY

      This two-day workshop will explore your creative self and open your mind to the possibilities of working with new methods, painting intuitively and allowing chance to create a breakthrough. Beginning with quick, specific exercises and garnishing new approaches, students will come away with losing their “fear” of painting in an abstract manner.

      Lunch included.

      Please note: this workshop may overlap other symposium events.

      • 28 Oct 2017
      • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
      • River District

      On your own bus tour of quaint shops and restaurants in the River District


      • 28 Oct 2017
      • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
      • River District

      On your own bus tour of quaint shops and restaurants in the River District


      • 29 Oct 2017
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Room: Sundial II – Sundial Resort

      Member Awards Dinner

      • 29 Oct 2017
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Room: Sundial II – Sundial Resort

      Guests/spouses can sign up for Member Awards Dinner

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