Visions in Black is a juried art exhibition celebrating the talents and love of the arts by showcasing artists of African descent who reside in the State of Florida.

The exhibition in 2022 was very successful developing and promoting an exhibition representing college, graduate, and emerging professional artists of color to present their creative talents. Twenty-six artists were represented, and fourteen art works were sold at the opening reception attended by over 532 guests.

In 2023, Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative (SBAC) is pleased to announce a new exhibition concept representing Sarasota and Manatee Counties. We are extending our reach to Tampa and St. Petersburg identifying talented visual artists. Here is the concept engaging more exhibition opportunities for artists of color.

We are inviting you to submit your interest in being a part of the Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative 2023 Visions in Black Art Exhibition. All work must be for sale, original and completed within the past 3 years. You may submit up to 3 selections of your work. The artist will be responsible for transporting, shipping, and insurance to and from the exhibition. Please review the submission information and guidelines before you begin your application.

Online submission is open till 11:59 PM on December 17, 2022
On View:
 February 2 – February 25, 2023
Juror: TBA

1st Place – $700 | 2nd Place -$500  | 3rd Place – $300 (3 awards per each Place)

Marlon Tobias, 2023 Exhibition Coordinator at visionsinblack2023@gmail.com