Lightner Local: The Lightner Museum Artists Initiative

With support from the Benjamin and Jean Troemel Arts Foundation, the Lightner Museum announces Lightner Local. Created to showcase the extraordinary talents of artists who live in the Northeast Florida region, three artists will be awarded with solo exhibitions at the Lightner.  

Painters in Northeast Florida are invited to apply for solo exhibitions to be displayed in the museum’s East Room Gallery. A panel of local professionals involved in arts and culture will select the top submissions. The Lightner will host three separate exhibitions in April, July, and September, 2021. Each exhibition will be run for six weeks.

The gallery space includes approximately 90 feet of linear wall space for hanging artwork. The East Room Gallery is currently open to the public from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Artists interested in applying who would like to visit the gallery space may do so by entering through the Café Alcazar door located on Granada Street.

Selected artists will receive the following:
In-person solo exhibition at the Lightner Museum in the East Room Gallery
Artist video produced by the Lightner Museum
Promotion via the museum’s website,
Press outreach
Social media outreach
Exhibition opening during First Friday Art Walk
$1,000 honorarium to cover installation cost

Lightner Museum staff will work directly with the selected artists to produce the exhibition, and will promote it through print and online media. Artists who submit a proposal may also be considered for future opportunities with the Lightner Museum such as art fairs, group shows, and online solo shows. Submission deadline is March 1, 2021.

Artists should send the following:
5 images of recent work
Image list – including title, dimensions, medium, and date for each work
Exhibition title
Exhibition proposal – 500 words or less
Artist statement – 500 words or less
Artist bio – 500 words or less
Contact details

Please do not send actual artwork.
Applications should be emailed to:

Or mailed to:
Lightner Museum Artists Initiative
75 King St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084

About the Lightner Museum

The Lightner Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of visitors through our extraordinary collection, historic building, and dynamic exhibitions and programs. Founded in 1948 by Chicago publisher, collector, and professional hobbyist Otto C. Lightner, the museum offers an unparalleled experience of art, architecture, history, and design.  At the heart of the museum’s offerings are its compelling collections. From lamps by Tiffany and exquisite shells and geological samples from around the world, to porcelain produced at Sèvres and Victorian mechanical musical instruments, the Lightner Museum’s collections are rich, eclectic, and always engaging.  Visit

Post Date

January 5, 2021