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Okaloosa Public Arts invites all artists to submit up to three works of art depicting your choice of subject matter to be professionally judged and exhibited in the Okaloosa County Administration Building in Shalimar, FL from

September 6, 2023 through September 2024.


Prizes will be awarded at an opening reception in the first-floor lobby

on September 8. Reception will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

This is a great opportunity to get your work out in front of the public!

Please refer to guidelines below for more information

and to enter online (link at bottom of page).

Deadline for Entry:

August 11, 2023


Entry Fee:

$35.00 for up to 3 works of art payable to OPA

When mailing checks, they must be post marked no later than

August 12, 2023.   

You will receive mailing information when you submit your form.

We will acknowledge receipt of your check. 

If your check is not received by Sept. 1, 2023,

we will not accept your entry.   

Artwork Take-In: 

 September 5, 2023 from 10:00am -- 1:00pm


       Okaloosa County Administration Building Lobby

  1250 Eglin Parkway, Shalimar 32579

  *Artwork from 2022 exhibit must be picked up at this time.

 *OPA will not be held responsible for any artwork

not picked up on Sept. 5, 2023.


  • Ages 18+. Artwork previously shown in this yearly exhibit is not eligible.

  • Bas-Relief or other wall-mounted or free-standing sculptures are not eligible.

  •  Artwork will remain on the Administration Building walls for one year.

  • If you sell a piece during this time frame, you must replace it with another piece similar in size.

  • Work must be family friendly. Any work deemed inappropriate at check-in will not be hung in the show.

  • Artwork must be framed and ready to hang with wire for hanging or gallery wrapped with finished edges. No saw-tooth hangers will be accepted.

  • Artwork should not exceed 36 x 60 framed. Artwork must be able to be handled by one installer and CANNOT EXCEED 25 POUNDS. Depth limit is 6 inches. 

  • Artwork must be clean and ready to hang.                               



Best in Show $1,000  

First Place $800  

Second Place $500  

Third Place $300  

Honorable Mentions $100


NOTE: If an artist wins over $600 you must provide your SSN for IRS Form 1099

before a check is issued


DISCLAIMER: Your art will hang in a public space. OPA will insure artwork at the published value, not to exceed $500. By entering, you are agreeing to pick up and drop off responsibilities and handling all business transactions should buyers contact you with interest in purchase. Okaloosa Public Arts receives no commission on artworks sold.  If artwork is determined by OPA to be plagiarized in any way it will be rejected.


Any questions can be addressed to

Charlotte Arnold at 850-240-7888.

How to Enter: 

To submit your entry online with your contact information and artwork specifics,  CLICK HERE.



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