Skyway 2020: A Contemporary Collaboration
May 30 - October 11, 2020

This is an open call to artists and art collectives residing in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties to submit applications for the exhibition, Skyway 2020: A Contemporary Collaboration. Selected artists will be presented at one of the four participating institutions: the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; the Tampa Museum of Art; and the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa.

Artists working in diverse media and disciplines, including socially-engaged art and participatory projects, are encouraged to submit original artworks and project proposals. Submissions can include, but are not limited to, work on paper, painting, sculpture, photography, video, performance, sound, research-based art, and site-specific installations. Submissions can include examples of works and past projects that provide an overview of the artist’s practice. 

Only original works of art completed after December 2017 will be considered for the exhibition. 

Artists working in the field of social practice and community-based art initiatives are strongly encouraged to apply. Artists submitting such project proposals are required to provide a detailed work plan, including identifying the community or group they wish to engage, and a description and timeline of proposed activities.

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The deadline for submissions is September 3, 2019. 

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Please do not submit materials directly to the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the Tampa Museum of Art, or the USF Contemporary Art Museum.

Selection Process Timeline

  • September 3, 2019 – Deadline to submit entry materials 

  • November – December 2019 – Curators conduct studio visits with select artists 

  • January 31, 2020 – Artist selection and exhibition venue announcement 

  • Late May to late June 2020 – Skyway 2020 exhibitions open across four participating institutions

Skyway 2020 Exhibition Dates

Four exhibition receptions, one at each institution, will occur during the summer and fall of 2020.

  • May 30 – September, 2020 at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

  • June 21 – October 4, 2020 at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota

  • June 25 – October 11, 2020 at the Tampa Museum of Art

  • June 22 – September 5, 2020 at the USF Contemporary Art Museum