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  • The 12th Annual Members Show is open to Light Chaser MEMBERS ONLY.

  • ENTRY FEE: $35.00 Entry fee is due at Sign Up. Light Chasers Members are eligible for special pricing offered in our MEMBERS PACKAGE.

    • The Members Package $75.00 includes Entry fees for both Shows: The Annual Members Show & the Paint Sarasota Paint Out & Show + 2 Raffle Tickets.

  • No Refunds after March 7, 2024.

  • The Show will be held at: Palm Avenue Fine Art, 10 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.

  • A Light Chasers Featured Artist will judge the Show.

  • Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2024. Exact time of Ceremony will be given at a later date.

  • Palm Avenue Fine Art will receive 50% of all Sales. Artists will receive 50% of their sales.

  • All Painting Prices must start at $300.00 and can go up from there.

  • All Painting Label information must be emailed into the Light Chasers email address:

    • The Label information required is: Show Name: Annual Show Name of Painting Name of Artist Size of Painting Medium Price: (Painting Prices must start at $300.00 & can go up from there)


  • Artists may submit one painting to be hung in the Show.

  • Drop Off is on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Exact Drop Off Times will be given at a later date.

  • Late paintings will not be accepted.


  • Please be available to pick up your painting on Monday, April 29, 2024. Exact Pick-Up Times will be given at a later time.

  • If you cannot Drop Off or Pick Up your paintings, please ask another artist for help.

  • Light Chaser Board Members will not be available to drop off or pick up artists' paintings.

Annual Members Show Rules & Requirements

  • ELIGIBILITY: The 12th Annual Light Chasers Members Show is open to Light Chasers Members only. Members must have painted at least once with the group in the past year, if they are physically able. If unable to paint with the group, volunteer to help with the Shows. We are a 100% volunteer non-profit corporation. No one gets a salary. We can only continue to have these shows with your help.

  • ENTRY FEE: The entry fee is $35.00 with no refunds after March 7, 2024. Payments must be made by cash, check, or credit card when registering.

  • MEDIUMS & SIZES: Oil, Pastel, Acrylic, and Watercolor are all acceptable painting mediums. Electronic painting or photography is not accepted. Any other medium must be approved by MaryAnn Ellicott before March 7, 2024. The largest painting surface allowed is 12" x 16", excluding the frame. Watercolorists can use quarter sheets or 12 x 16, excluding the frame. Any larger paintings must be approved by MaryAnn Ellicott before March 7, 2024.

  • JUROR: The juror will be a Light Chasers Featured Artist.

  • ARTWORK: All paintings considered for the jury awards must be completed in the previous two years and may not have been shown at last year's show.

  • SALES: Artists will receive 50% of their sale, and Palm Avenue Fine Art will receive 50% of all painting sales. Paintings do not HAVE to be for sale; artists can mark their entry NFS or Not For Sale. Sold paintings are preferred to be kept hanging until the end of the Show on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Removing paintings early is not allowed, except for the sale of the painting.

  • FRAMING: Paintings need to be dry, framed, and ready to hang before jurying takes place. Cropped canvases are acceptable, as long as they have toned or painted sides. Watercolors must be matted and framed. All juried work must be framed or ready to hang.


    • Wired with wired ends wrapped in tape. Wire should be securely attached to the back of the frame. The wire should be about 1/3 down from the top of the frame.

    • Sawtooth hangers, fishing line, or chain is not acceptable.

    • Mats, glass, and plexiglass must be free of scratches and clean. Officers can choose not to accept any piece that does not meet these requirements.

  • LABELS: Every painting submitted needs a 3-part TRACKING LABEL. Please bring this with you when you drop off your painting. If needed, blank labels will be available on drop-off day.

    One part is to be attached (taped) to the back of the painting. One part is given to the Light Chasers representative at Drop Off. One part is kept by the artist and will be needed at Pick Up.

  • PICK UP: All unsold artwork must be picked up on Monday, April 29, 2024, at Palm Avenue Fine Art. Exact Pick-up Times will be given at a later date. Any artwork that is not picked up will be taken home by a Light Chasers member. There is a $5.00 fee for each day that the work is not picked up. You will need to make an appointment with the person storing your painting to pick up your work. Light Chasers members will not mail or drop off your work or bring it to the field. If another artist picks up your work for you, they will have to sign for it at pick up & present your part of the 3-part label. If you know you cannot pick up your painting, please arrange for another artist to pick it up.

  • LIABILITY: All entries are submitted/left at the owner's risk. Although precautions are taken, Palm Avenue Fine Arts & Light Chasers are not responsible for damage or theft of paintings or frames for paintings in the Shows. Submission of work constitutes an agreement on the part of the artist to the provisions here set forth.

  • USE OF IMAGES: Any artist participating in the 12th Annual Members Show or the 10th Annual Featured Artists Show consents to the use of his/her name and the artist's image(s) for purposes of promotion and advertisement by The Light Chasers. The artist waives any claim, including any claim for invasion of the right of privacy or copyright against the Light Chasers, their directors, officers, employees, and agents.

  • EXCEPTIONS: There are no exceptions to the rules. Please do not ask.

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