Boynton Beach Public Art Program is pleased to announce a new exhibition space in south Palm Beach County. Originally built in 1927, the historic Boynton Beach High School has been converted into an arts and cultural center with exhibition spaces, dance studios, visual arts teaching studios and a large event Hall. The Arts & Cultural Center is a key attraction of the new Boynton Beach Town Square along with brand new City Hall and Library, the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center, state-of-the-art playgrounds, an amphitheater and park, kinetic sculptures and magnificent banyan and kapok trees.
The City is now seeking proposals for two-month long (~60 days) visual art exhibitions for 2021 and 2022. The priority of the galleries will be artists and organizations from the Boynton Beach area* and the south Florida region** that contribute to thought provoking, intriguing, and educational topics that will attract visitors to the City of Boynton Beach. We encourage individual artists to submit their fresh new work, curators to develop thematic exhibitions and organizations to present their members. Diversity of work, point of view, ethnicity and ability are encouraged. All work must be ready to hang.
Art Gallery – The Historic High School’s newly renovated Arts & Cultural Center’s 1st and 2nd floor galleries are unique spaces open to the public and visitors to Town Square. Art is displayed along the two 12 foot wide, 9.6’ high x 88-foot long hallways on both floors, between classrooms, offices and Event Hall. In total, there is 2,112 square feet of exhibition space.
- Gallery accommodates up to TBD number of artworks depending upon size.
- A flexible exhibition system can hang 2-D and 3-D artwork up to 45 pounds.
- Limited floor space for sculptures or pedestals.
Location: 125 E Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Provided by Boynton Beach Public Art Program:
- Artwork wall labels and signage
- Printed tri-fold brochure
- Press release and distribution
- Opening reception
- Artwork insurance
Submission Deadline: 5 PM, June 8, 2021
Solo Artist Exhibition Proposals
Artists can submit for solo exhibitions of their recent work or a historical retrospective. Visit http://bit.ly/BoyntonSoloExhibits and complete the application. At the end of the application, please use the email and send us 10 jpg images of the proposed work and your resume as a pdf. The image names should start with your last name. For example: Gonzalez-ADarkNight-2019.jpg Image size from 300KB to 1MB.
Group Exhibitions Proposals
The primary organizer should visit http://bit.ly/BoyntonGroupExhibits and complete the application. The applicant will need the theme of the exhibition, the types of artwork, the names & websites of some or all of the artists, a paragraph bio of the organizer, and if applicable a paragraph on the organization. At the end of the application, please use the email and send us 10 jpg images of the proposed work and the organizer’s resume as a pdf. The image names should be Exhibit Name, Artist Name, and Year of Artwork. For example: SeeingintheDark-Gonzalez-2019.jpg. Image size from 300KB to 1MB.
For any reason, if the application process does not fit your abilities or materials, then please call us and will find a way to accommodate you.
Note on Safety, Security and Content
The gallery is located in a public facility, which requires adhering to certain guidelines. Therefore, the artwork cannot be delicate to the touch unless protected and must not be a hazard or cause injury. The gallery does not have consistent security nor museum standard environmental controls. General community standards on content will be applied.
After completing the online application, please send the images and resume to Nicole Blanks, Public Art Coordinator at BlanksN@bbfl.us Public Art Program will review all submissions for consideration and respond within 30 – 60 days.
General Public Art Program Questions to: Glenn Weiss, Public Art Manager, City of Boynton Beach at email@example.com