Florida Artists Group

68th Annual Symposium and Exhibit

Exhibition Dates:
 January 10th - March 10th

Symposium Dates: January 26th - January 28th 2018


2018 highlights can be found here

Exhibition Entries

Reception Candids

Winners Gallery is on the Main Page

Best in Show Elizabeth Morse Genius Award: Ron Gibbons
FLAG Award: Joan Lyon
Ru Israels Award: Roberta Schofield
Margaret DeBaraba Memorial Award: Katy Smith
Judges Choice Award: Pam Miles
Honorable Mentions:
Henry Sinn
Jeffrey Baisden
Nadine Saitlin

The Webber Gallery - College of Central Florida

3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala. FL 34474

        Google Map for Gallery

2018 Juror:  Julie Heffernan

Julie Heffernan is a Brooklyn-based painter who exhibits widely throughout the USA and internationally. She received her M.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking at the Yale School of Art and Architecture. Her lush self-portraits are drawn from the streaming images of her subconscious and filled with references to art history and her growing concern for the environment. Heffernan creates surreal, natural landscapes interspersed with human constructions, conflicts and afflictions. She invites us to witness the drama unfolding in these dreamlike worlds as they fall out of balance. She is represented by PPOW Gallery and Catherine Clark Gallery and has received numerous grants and fellowships including an NEA, a NYFA Grant, a Fulbright-Hayes Grant to West Berlin and several awards from the National Academy Museum. Heffernan is a Professor of Fine Art at Montclair State University.
About Julie Heffernan
( Website)

Pre-Symposium Deadlines

December 7, 2017
Postmark deadline to mail all completed entry forms, entry fees ($40), banquet registration ($30) and payments to:

Ginger Sheridan
804 Second Street
Neptune Beach, FL 32266

These need to be received by Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
Deadline to email JPEG images for the symposium exhibition

See instructions below

Prior to January 10, 2018

Make your hotel reservation by calling 1-877-602-4023 or 1-352-854-1400.
The group rate is $130 per night. Hotel completely renovated.
After January 10, 2018, regular rates will apply.

January 8th & 9th, 2018

All work must be received by these dates by the following: UPS, FedEx, or hand delivered to the Webber Gallery, 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala. FL 34474.

All shipped work must include a return, prepaid shipping label for the artist’s carrier.

Entry Form

( You will need Adobe Acrobat to Open this link)

Mail this entry form & your check
(payable to The Florida Artists Group) for the entry fee and banquet as indicated in prospectus.

Digital Images for catalog must be emailed by December 7, 2017

Be sure that the piece you email is the same piece you submit for the show
and include size, price and medium.


Symposium At A Glance:

Friday, January 26, 2018

3:00 pm              Check in at the Hotel Hilton Ocala 3600 SW 36th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474

3:00-5:00pm       Welcome Desk Registration Hilton Ocala 

6:30-9:00 pm       Opening Reception Wine & Cheese
                             Webber Gallery, 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala. FL 34474.

Saturday , January 27, 2018

8:30-9:30 am      Welcome Desk Registration  
                             Hilton Ocala

10:00 am-12:00 pm Annual Membership Meeting
                                  The Webber Center

2:30pm – 4pm     Juror Julie Heffernan presentation
                             The Webber Center

6pm-7pm             Pre-dinner Reception
                             Members are encouraged to socialize and meet the juror.
                             The Webber Center

7:00pm-9:00pm  Dinner and Awards
                             The Webber Center

February 12, 2017

10:00am     Board of Directors Meeting at Hilton Ocala

12 noon      FLAG 68th Symposium concludes


Accommodations for 2018 Symposium:

The Hilton Ocala
3600 SW 36th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474

Reservations can be made by calling (877) 602-4023 or directly at (352) 854-1400. Be sure to identify yourself a Florida Artists Group attendee. Reservations must be made prior to January 10, 2018. The group rate is $130 per night. There are 25 double rooms, 2 queens will be available at this rate. After January 10, 2018 regular rates will apply.


Exhibition Guidelines:

All images of art entered in the symposium exhibition must be emailed by December 7, 2017 to:
Jeffrey Baisden
Anda Chance
Janis Brothers           

Images must be mailed in the following format:
lastname-Area_title_dimensions_medium_ price.jpeg.

Two-dimensional work must not exceed 48” wide including frame. Three-dimensional work must not exceed 200 lbs. in weight. All two-dimensional work must be properly wired; saw tooth hardware will not be accepted.  Work framed and covered must be under Plexiglas; glass will not be accepted.  Three-dimensional work requiring a pedestal should be identified in the artist’s entry.  The Webber Gallery can provide pedestals.  Consistent with FLAG’s policy, no work that is POR (price on request) or NFS (not for sale) will be exhibited.


Shipped and Delivered Work

Those hand-delivering their work must do so on Monday, January 8, or Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 from 10:00 am-3:30 pm to the Webber Gallery. The gallery is located at 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala, FL 34474.

Shipped work must be received on January 8th or 9th, 2018 to the Webber Gallery.  Shipped work should be sent via the artist’s preferred carrier (e.g. UPS, FedEx) to the Webber Gallery, 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala, FL 34474.
All shipped work must include a return, prepaid shipping label for the artist’s carrier.

All boxes must have a 2” x 4” label on the BOTTOM LEFT corner with the following information:

Artists Name
Name of Carrier or designated person.

Work delivered outside the dates of Jan. 8th or 9th and within the designated time cannot be accepted for exhibition.


Post-Symposium Schedule

Monday, March 12, 2018    
10:00 am-3:00 pm Pick up artwork Webber Gallery
All artwork must be picked up on this day at this time.