A Multi-location, County-wide juried show. Featuring artworks inspired by Polk’s environmental lands purchased through the 1995 – 2015 citizen referendum.

Inspiration locations include:

      • Circle B Bar Reserve
      • Crooked Lake Prairie
      • Crooked Lake Sandhill
      • Gator Creek Reserve
      • Hickory Lake Scrub
      • Lakeland Highlands Scrub
      • North Walk-in-Water Creek
      • Peace River Hammock
      • Sherwood L. Stokes Preserve
      • SUMICA

Where & When

Ridge Art Gallery, 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33880
Showing:  September 3rd – 23rd, 2022
Opening Reception: September 3rd

Lake Wales Art Center, 1099 E State Rd 60 E, Lake Wales, FL 33853
Showing: October 1st – 28th, 2022
Opening Reception:  October 15th, 2022

ART/ifacts Gallery, 820 N Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801
Showing:  October 1st – 28th, 2022
Opening Reception:  October 1st, 2022 

Who: professional and emerging artists

Media accepted: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and mixed media. Maximum width 72” for hanging art. Any large sculpture installation will be the responsibility of the artist.

Submissions: submission will be by e-mail. Final submission date for jurying is August 26. If you would like to be included on the e-mail lists for additional info and forms please contact us at POLKFOREVERSHOW@gmail.com

Cost: FREE! There are no fees for entry. Artists are responsible for their own sales, but we would encourage you to donate a portion of your sales to help Polk Forever.

Marketing: We encourage you to use our tag #PolkForever and share your work. We’d love to see pictures of you out in the field! Submissions have the opportunity to be featured on PolkForever social media, as well as shared by the host museums, and the exhibit will be well publicized in print. You can help too by following Polk Forever on FB and IG and sharing.

Why: Polk Forever is a volunteer non-partisan group formed to advocate for reinstatement of our Environmental Lands funding via referendum vote on November 8, 2022. Polk is the fastest growing County in the state, 7th fastest in the country. With all this development we’re going to need more space to get away.
We hope that this show will help highlight how wonderful our existing conservation lands are, and increase awareness that we need to save more. YES! For protecting Polk County’s wild and working lands for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. For more information about the referendum, visit polkforever.com.

pd. pol. adv. paid for by Polk Forever Political Committee,
PO Box 773, Winter Haven, FL 33882-0773

Artist  Entry Form