March 3-4


Schedule of Events


Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 4th, 2018
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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

Admission: Free

Estimated Attendance: 75,000

Juror: Rene Paul Barilleaux

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 3, 2018 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 Holmes Hepner & Associates Architects Emerging Artist

Award Total: $75,000 Award Money for 2018, plus a generous Purchase Award Program

Entertainment: Local and regional live entertainment.