DEADLINE for SUBMISSION – August 31, 2019.

This Call for Artists is open to all artists of the City of Orlando, Orange County, Osceola County, Lake County, and Seminole County (must have resided here from July 2018 – May 2020). It is not open to students or previous Our Orlando artists. Media eligible includes drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, installation, film/video/digital.

About the Exhibition

The Mennello Museum will expand on the success of Our Orlando, an exhibition established to feature a diverse range of emerging local artists enlivening our City Beautiful. In 2020 MMAA will relaunch the show with a new biennial structure, bringing amplified visibility and financial support to talented artists in Orange County. As Central Florida’s population and the arts and culture scene within continue to grow, it is crucial to promote the varied contemporary artistic voices and to contextualize their work amongst one another in critical thought. Our Orlando artists selected after an application and studio visit process will be awarded a stipend prior to exhibition and on selection by curator, Katherine Navarro.

The title for the exhibition, CONSTRUCT, draws on the word’s plurality to inspire new levels of reflection. Construct can be an action of creation, shaping, and framing, displayed by artist or curator, but also a way to identify complex themes or concepts, explored within artwork and the space of the museum.


There is a limit of four artwork uploads per artist, please be sure to submit the work that best fits the theme and your talents.

Application deadline: August 31, 2019, midnight
7 semi-finalists chosen: September 2019
Studio visits: September 23 – October 4, 2019
Winners announced: November 2019
Exhibition on view: May 22– September 13, 2020


Contact Katherine Page-Navarro at kpagemennello@gmail.com