March 2-3

Downtown Tampa

Schedule of Events


Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa + Kiley Garden

Admission: Free

Juror: TBA

Major Festival Sponsors: Raymond James Financial and City of Tampa

Accepted Media: ceramic, digital, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor and wood

Awards Ceremony/ galaRE: The award winning art will be released at the galaRE: event on Saturday evening, March 2, 2019 at Tampa Museum of Art.

Award Monies:

$15,000 Raymond James Financial Best of Show Award
$7,500 Board of Director’s Award
$4,000 Roddy Brownlee Reed Award of Excellence
$3,500 Mayor’s Award
$2,500 President’s Award
$2,000 Friends of the Museum Award
$1,300 Awards of Merit (30 awards of $1,300 each)
$1,500 William P. O’Dowd Emerging Artist Award
$1,000 Scholastic Showcase Award (artist)
$500 Scholastic Showcase Award (artist’s school)

Total: $75,000 Award Money for 2019, plus a generous Collectors Krewe Program

Entertainment: Local and regional live entertainment.