Calls To Artists

Call to Artists – Draw The Marion Art Contest


Title: Marion Theatre Art Design Contest


Description: The historic Marion Theatre is a local treasure that holds special memories for many people in Ocala. Now operating under the Reilly Arts Center, guests can enjoy a variety of films that span multiple genres, exciting live performances, crafted cocktails, and spend time with friends all within the heart of downtown. Under this new leadership, the theatre looks to greet old friends and welcome new ones with fresh offerings in a familiar and welcoming space.


The Marion Theatre and Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA) invite artists to submit a digital copy of an original piece of artwork inspired by the historic downtown theatre to celebrate its re-opening and significance in our cultural community. The building itself is a piece of art! The retro neon sign, brick exterior, and pronounced demeanor are beautiful and inviting. We are looking for an artist who can capture the essence of this theatre through a “doodle” of the building itself. We cannot wait to see how our downtown theatre looks from the eyes of our community’s artists.


Eligibility: Open to Marion County artists and students. Logo must promote the mission of the association while showcasing the “look” of the Historic Marion Theatre. While we want the design to be eye-catching, it must still be legible. There are no limitations, and any colors may be used. However, the logo must look good in color (if any) or black and white.


Mediums: As this contest lends itself to use in advertising, only artists who can reproduce a design in digital form are encouraged to participate including but not limited to artists, illustrators, painters, architects, designers, graphic designers, and photographers.


Entry Fee: None.


Prize: Chosen design will receive a $50 gift card to use at The Marion Theatre and will be featured on Marion Theatre’s official merchandise, website, social media pages and other promotional items.


Entry Procedure: Each artist may submit one (1) piece for judging. See Entry Requirements for detailed information. By submitting Artwork, each entrant agrees to these terms & conditions. In order for your entry to be submitted and reviewed by our judges, all entries must be:

    1. Submitted to MCA Gallery Director at [email protected]
    2. Submitted with Artist Entry Form (see page 3)
    3. Submitted in color and black/white
    4. Submitted as a high-resolution .jpeg or vector logo PDF file


Contest Runs: October 1 – December 1, 2020


Deadline to submit images: Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 by midnight



Click Here to Download Official Call & Contest Entry Requirements