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Deck the Great Hall at the MFA

Juried Show or Competition


Deadline July 22, 2018
Sponsor Museum of Fine Art St Petersburg
Location St. Petersburg , FL


Each year, the Museum of Fine Arts celebrates the holiday season with a Holiday Tree placed in the Great Hall, decorated by provisional members of The Stuart Society. In fact, members of The Stuart Society helped fundraise by selling holiday cards before the Museum had even been built. The Museum of Fine Arts is excited to carry on this holiday tradition, with a contemporary spin.

Artists from the Tampa Bay area (Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties) are invited to propose design for an artistic holiday display based on the theme of harmony, with ornaments to be fabricated for purchase in support of the Museum of Fine Arts. The ornaments will be displayed on the Museum’s Holiday Tree, situated in the Great Hall. We want to see what you can do, so please also consider the Great Hall in its entirety for an immersive design in keeping with the theme of harmony! (Room dimensions provided.)

A jury composed of Museum representatives (Audrie Rañon, Kristen Shepherd, Stanton Thomas, Katherine Pill, and Stuart Society President Chloe Firebaugh) will select one artist for the holiday display.

The Museum will provide a stipend of $10,000 which will cover artist fee and fabrication costs. Artists working in any medium are invited to apply as long as the design remains within the fabrication budget and all ornaments and decorative elements created hang safely on the Holiday Tree, which measures approximately 14 feet high by 6 feet across.

How to Participate

Application Materials:
•Up to 5 examples of past work, no more than 1MB each
•A 150-word description of the holiday display and its relationship to the theme of harmony, as well as a brief production/fabrication plan
•Sketch of design (JPG or PDF)

June 12 – call is announced
July 22 – entries due
August 4 – selection announced
August 18– approval of final design; fabrication to begin
November 19 – drop-off and installation of Great Hall holiday design and Holiday Tree
November 29 – unveiling of Holiday Tree during MFA Community Open House, 6-8PM

This opportunity has been submitted by Katherine Pill. The listing of the opportunity does not imply endorsement by the Division of Cultural Affairs or the Department of State. Contact Museum of Fine Art St Petersburg with questions or for more information.