Calls, Auditions & Opportunities

Deck the Great Hall at the MFA St Petersburg

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

Each year, the Museum of Fine Arts celebrates the holiday season with a Holiday Tree placed in the Great Hall. 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 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.

Application Materials:
• Up to 5 examples of past work, no more than 1MB each
• CV
• 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

Please email all materials and any questions to
In your email, include all application materials listed above, as well as contact information. Good luck!

DEADLINE: 7/22/2018

Submitted by: Julie Wilson, Museum of Fine Arts. The listing of this opportunity does not imply endorsement by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. Please contact the organizer for more information.

This post expires on Monday July 23, 2018.