Give Your Art

Calling All Artists!

New CHR Public Art Project to Celebrate Golden Year of Sanibel

Artists Can Apply Now for Nonprofit’s Premier Fundraiser

It’s said that the essence of all great art is gratitude. We’re deeply grateful for you and for the creative, compassionate spirit of our island community! It’s a spirit we hope to channel once again to help transform lives.

CHR is excited to announce our next public art project, Give Your Art To CHR! We invite artists to apply for one of 25 slots to create and donate a painting or drawing. These works, along with each artist’s background, will go on public display with lots of promotion in November/December. Then, on February 1, 2025, we will auction the artwork to raise vital funds for CHR’s mission: providing affordable homes for families and individuals who work in and serve our island community.

This year’s theme honors the City of Sanibel’s 50th anniversary. We’re eager to see how the selected artists portray the unique verve, the vibrant essence, of this special place! Canvas/boards will be supplied to artists. All artwork is due by September 30, 2024.

We’re expecting lots of interest, so you’ll want to submit your application soon!

Application deadline is June 30, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

If you have questions, please reach out to us at


We look forward to experiencing your amazing art!

Ready to apply?


Artists of all levels of experience and working in all disciplines are welcome and encouraged to apply. Artists must be 18 years or older at the time of the application.

Artists must submit three (3) photos of previous artwork as well as a short Project Description (100 – 250 words) to explain your proposed artwork. In addition, artists are required to submit a short Artist Biography (no longer than 250 words) and photo of themselves.


Paintings or drawings, on a canvas or on a board, will be accepted. The following size canvas/boards will be provided: 24 x 36, 30 x 30, 30 x 40, 36 x 48 and 36 x 72. There is no application fee to submit.

To Apply

The application deadline for Give Your ART to CHR is June 30, 2024, at 11:59 pm. Applications must be submitted on or before the deadline to be considered for the review period. All applications must be completed in full and emailed to

Application review will take place through July 30th. Applicants will be notified of the status of their applications by August 1, 2024.

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