ArtsUnited’s ART EXPLOSION 2024
“This Is Me” Juried Art Exhibition
HOTspots Happening Out Art Gallery with Dennis Dean


DEADLINE:   Friday, April 19, 2024.  Submit up to 3 works, be sure and have each image of your art filed with your (VERY IMPORTANT) First Name, Last Name, Title, Size & Price.
EXAMPLE:  Andy-Warhol-CAMPBELLSOUP-20×20-1500.jpg.

ENTRY SIZE:  Minimum – 11×14 , maximum – 40×60.  Be sure and submit your brief artist statement / description of each artwork.

THEME:    THIS IS ME! – created art that defines your style, techniques and/or your favorite subject matter.

Recent works by local South Florida artists in a variety of media of painting, photography, 3D/sculpture, mixed media, ink drawing, and graphic arts.  All entries will be juried, and only those selected by the juror will be permitted into the exhibition. All artwork must have NOT been in a previous ArtsUnited juried exhibition.

ACCEPTANCE:   During the week of Sunday, April 21, 2024  you will be notified by email if your work has or has not been chosen to exhibit.

LOCATION:   HOTspots Happening Out Art Gallery with Dennis Dean

2401 N. Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors, FL 33305

EXHIBIT DATES:   Saturday, May 4 – May 25, 2024

DROP OFF:   Sunday, April 28, 2024 / 1:30PM. Bring your chosen art to HOTspots.

OPENING RECEPTION:   Saturday, May 4, 2024 / 6-9PM.  Awards ceremony – 8:30PM.

ARTISTS TALKS:  Thursday, May 9, 2024 / 7PM.  Exhibiting Artists panel discussion moderated by Celebrity Photographer Walter McBride.

ARTISTS SHOWCASE:  Saturday, May 18, 2024 / 6-9PM.  A performing artist will be featured for the evening.  Since your artwork will be on the walls, you will be introduced.

OUTTAKE:  Sunday, May 26, 2024 / 1:00PM. If you are unable, please arrange someone to pick up artwork(s) on time.

ENTRY FEES:  $35 – up to 3 artworks for ArtsUnited members.  Not a member or need to renew?, go to

YOUR ARTWORK MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR THE LENGTH OF THE SHOW.  NO PICKUP before the scheduled time. ArtsUnited receives a portion of each artwork sale.  Make sure to add 30% to your price above.  I understand that although every precaution is taken when handling the work, ArtsUnited is not responsible for any damage, loss or theft of work.

If artwork is sold during the exhibit, ArtsUnited has up to 30 days after exhibit closing to issue payment to the artists for the sold piece or pieces.

This is a juried exhibition. $1000 PRIZE AWARDS

1st Place – $450 

2nd Place – $250

3rd Place – $150

Honorable Mention

3 – @ $50

People’s Choice – Ribbon