Call to Artists

Empowering Artists through Adaptive Integration and Innovative Presentation

Thank you for your interest in sharing your work with ACE Tours. We’re always interested in learning more about Jacksonville area artists.

Because our Adaptive Cultural Experiences (ACE) are site specific and thematically directed from their inception, we follow specific creative guidelines for each concept. Please review the Submission Info & Guidelines below for the current Call to Artists before submitting your work.

Work will be chosen by ACE Tours’ curatorial board, based on the individual project’s creative guidelines. If your work is selected for inclusion, you will be notified via the contact information provided in your submission. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will receive confirmation of your submission. Please feel free to email us with any questions regarding the submission process at

There is never a fee for submitting your work with ACE Tours.


Our current Call to Artists (CTA) is for Guest Artist opportunities for the “On the Fence” Open Air Pop-Up Gallery Experience. Guest Artists work will be included on one (1) date of the “On the Fence” touring exhibition. Please make sure to indicate which location and date you are interested.

Delivery and pickup of work is the responsibility of the Guest Artists. You must be able to bring your work to the event venue on the day of the event between 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., and be able to pick your work up no later than 8:30 p.m. the same day. If you cannot deliver and pick up your work within these guidelines, please reconsider submitting.

Submissions are open, with rotating closing dates for each venue, from Friday, May 28, 2021, until Friday, June 18, 2021. Individual closing dates are:

  • Friday, June 4 for consideration in our Klutho event
  • Friday, June 11 for consideration in our Barnett event
  • Friday, June 18 for consideration in our Isle of Palms event
  • All “On the Fence” Guest Artist submissions will close on Friday, June 18, 2021


  • LEAVE ‘EM HANGING: We are currently accepting only 2D pieces. Due to the public nature of the exhibitions, and in the essence of ensuring the safety of your work, we cannot accept 3D pieces (specifically, sculpture; assembled hanging pieces are fine) at this time.
  • HANGER WIRES, PLEASE: All pieces must be mounted and ready to hang using secure and appropriate hanger wire ONLY. We cannot “dead hang” pieces (hang using the stretcher/framing as the weight bearing point of contact) or utilize eyehooks, screw hooks, or other similar hardware.
  • NO GLASS: For the safety of our attendees and to ensure the maximum protection of your work, we cannot accept pieces framed or mounted with or under glass.
  • HIGH FIVE: We can accept a maximum submission of five (5) pieces from a single artist.
  • KEEP IT CLEAN: Due to the public nature of this touring exhibition, and in connection with our agreement with the City of Jacksonville, please be sensitive to the “all ages” nature of the shows when submitting work. Submissions may be rejected if our curating panel considers the content of any submission to be a bad fit with our vision of the exhibition.


  • BIGGER IS BETTER: To best accommodate the scale of the venues, pieces of 36” X 36” or larger will receive preference.
  • BUT SMALLER IS OKAY, TOO: Smaller pieces are acceptable, but will be displayed in a single grouping by artist, salon style. Optimal small piece submissions will contain 3-5 pieces that can hang as a single grouping.
  • INFORMATION, PLEASE: Please provide all requested information on the Call to Artists Submission Form to ensure your work is presented accurately and completely.


  • SAVE THE DATE: All exhibitions are open from 5:00 p.m. until dusk (8:00 p.m.) on Thursdays in June. The individual locations and dates for the tour are:
    • June 3 at Wiley Road Park, 2150 Lane Avenue S., 32210 (Not available for Guest Artists)
    • June 10 at Klutho Park, 204 West 3rd Street, 32206 [MAP]
    • June 17 at Burnett Park, 3740 Burnett Park Road, 32257 [MAP]
    • June 24 at Isle of Palms Park, 3780 Eunice Road, 32250 [MAP]
  • COVID SAFE: Although currently we are experiencing a relaxation of pandemic-related guidelines, hand sanitizer will be available to all artists, staff, and attendees, and free, disposable masks will be available upon request for the safety of those who are not fully vaccinated.
  • ON THE FENCE: All work will be displayed on the outside fencing of the parks’ tennis courts.
  • SECURITY FIRST: To ensure maximum security and ease of hanging, we use high-quality, locking metal carabiners to attach the work to the fencing.
  • ALWAYS FRESH: Our exhibitions are site specific. Each venue has specific opportunities and challenges of many kinds, and the hanging will vary based on the space.
  • PLEASE NOTE: By agreement with City of Jacksonville, our exhibitions are NO SALE EVENTS. We will gladly pass along individual artists’ contact information when requested, and artists are welcome to attend the events to field questions about their work. HOWEVER, any sales must be finalized off site.
  • THE SHOW’S THE THING: To make sure your art receives the full focus of attendees, no refreshments will be served, and no entertainment is provided. Feel free to bring whatever you’d like—within the parameters of the COJ parks acceptable use policies—for your personal consumption.


  • FORECAST SAYS: Please understand that, given the nature of, well, nature, weather is a definite factor for our exhibitions. To best protect your work, events are NOT “rain or shine,” and may be cancelled if weather does not permit the best experience for your work to be shown.
  • READY TO SCRAMBLE: We’re artists ourselves, so we know how important your work is. Please understand we will do everything we can to protect and provide the greatest care with your work. Should sudden or unexpected inclement weather arise during an exhibition, our installations are designed and implemented to be stricken as quickly as possible, and our staff of curators and preparators will be on site at every event to react with expediency.

This project is made possible in part by funding from The JAX Arts Project, sponsored by the PNC Foundation in partnership with the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville. Special Thanks to the City of Jacksonville Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.

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