BIG ARTS is pleased to invite artists to submit their artwork for its first-ever juried exhibition in the new Dunham Family Gallery. The show entitled “Create, Inspire, Connect” mirrors BIG ARTS 2021 Season theme to celebrate the vital role the arts play in reflecting our shared humanity and the healing power of community and creativity.

The juried show scheduled for October 2020 is an open-theme exhibition for artists working in painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, fiber, printmaking, etc. Artwork in this exhibition will be judged according to presentation, artistic merit, originality and its interpretation of the theme of the BIG ARTS season and exhibit. Works submitted will be juried and awarded by the members of BIG ARTS Visual Arts Committee:  Diane Olsson, Deborah Butler, Bunny Ospa, Bea Pappas, Kathy Taylor, Annie Wainwright, Peter Zell and BIG ARTS Programs and Gallery Manager Lauren Huff.

Artwork for the show can be submitted digitally by September 6 through the BIG ARTS website: The fee to submit is $25 for members, $30 for non-members and $15 for students. All artists will all be notified by email by September 11. To view the full prospectus, please visit the Fine Arts section of our website:  We look forward to hearing from you!


BIG ARTS, established in 1979, is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing quality artistic, cultural and educational experiences to Sanibel and Captiva residents and visitors. Visit to learn more about our upcoming 2021 Season, and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!