Key West Art Center

Key West Art Center and Gallery: Home for local art and artists

Become An Exhibiting Artist Member

Exclusive to Residents of Monroe County

Since its inception in 1960 the Key West Art Center (KWAC) has been a nonprofit membership organization. In addition to the privilege of exhibiting and selling artwork in the gallery, members are expected to support the goals of the Art Center as a community art organization providing resources for artists of all ages through exhibits, classes, lectures, artist demonstrations and special events. Beyond paying dues, an important requirement of membership is an appreciation of the Art Center’s goals and participation in its activities.

Members Are Required:

  • Pay Annual Membership Dues
  • Perform 12 volunteer service hours
  • Adhere to all Gallery Rules (see below).

Return Applications to Key West Art Center October 4-November 8, 2019.

Submit artwork on November 7, 8 from 10:00-5:00.

For detailed information, see application below.


New opportunity to exhibit as a fine craft artist

Once a year the Key West Art Center holds its annual jury, where local artists have the opportunity to apply to become exhibiting artist members at Key West's oldest art gallery. If accepted the artist comes a part of the a tradition here in Keys reaching back to the Great Depression and the WPA artists who help save Key West when it was one of the poorest regions in the entire country. 

This year we are offering the opportunity to be a fine craft exhibiting artist member .  This membership is open to artists who create fine craft work in jewelry, woodworking, ceramics and other three dimensional mediums.  

For either type of exhibiting artist membership,  applications may be returned to Key West Art Center  October 4-November 8, 2019.

Submit three pieces of artwork per medium to the Art Center on November 7-8, during our business hours of  10:00-5:00.  Be sure to read Gallery Rules below, before applying .

Exhibiting Artist Membership Application (pdf)


Fine Craft Artist Membership Application Process (pdf)