Palm Beach International Airport & Palm Beach County Art in Public Places


Your Heart is Your Ticket to Inspiration​


MORE HOPE & LOVE Exhibition

Channeling the Power & Energy of Hope, Healing, Love, & Community Unity


DEADLINE: October 11, 2021 at 4:00pm EDT 

Open to Palm Beach County Residents


The Art Gallery is centrally located on level 2 in the atrium near the putting green. Its pre-security location encourages passengers and locals to discover the exceptional works by Artists who call The Palm Beaches home. As a major gateway to South Florida, Palm Beach International Airport serves over 6.7 million passengers annually and offers over 200 nonstop flights daily.

November 17, 2021 – May 17, 2022

MORE HOPE & LOVE. Art shall channel the power and energy of hope, healing, love and community unity. In addition to relating to the exhibitions title and/or theme, artists are invited to share the influence COVID-19 had on their artwork. “We are thrilled to highlight local artists in PBI’s Art Gallery and to inspire more love and hope in the public realm” says Lacy Larson, director of communications for Palm Beach County Department of Airports.


  • ALL Mediums Welcome.
  • Two-Dimensional Originals Only. No Reproductions.
  • Finished on All Sides or Framed.
  • Only one (1) application and one (1) artwork per Artist.
  • Wired Across Back at Top Third.
  • Minimum size: 30” width x 30” height including frame.
  • Maximum size: 56” width x 70” height including frame.

Art will be selected by a Selection Panel including members of the County’s Public Art Committee, a representative from PBI, and Brian Wood, a licensed mental health counselor, therapeutic art counselor, and artist. The County reserves the right to make changes to the membership of the Selection Panel if necessary.

Exhibitions in PBI’s Art Gallery are curated by Elayna Toby Singer, Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Administrator. “Research and lived experience shows that making and connecting with art has powerful healing effects. Art interactions can soothe our pain and lift our spirit, which is why this exhibition is so timely,” says Ms. Singer.​

Artists keep 100% of the income from sales of their individual artwork. Artwork that sells during exhibition cannot be removed until the end of the exhibition.​

Open to all Artists who are residents of Palm Beach County at the time of application submission. ​

Up to fifteen (15) artworks will be selected at the sole discretion of the Judge based on the following criteria:

  •  Artistic Quality as demonstrated in the submitted application – 50 points
  • Connection to Exhibition Theme as demonstrated in the submitted application – 50 points

a​​. Pass/Fail Review. Complete applications will be provided to the Selection Panel for evaluation based on artwork selection criteria, and be assigned either a pass or fail rating. Those applications that receive a pass rating will then be scored and ranked by the Selection Panel. 

b. Ranking. For each application that receives a pass rating, each criteria will be scored and when the scores awarded for all criteria are totaled, the scores will be tabulated and added to achieve the total points awarded to each Artist by each Selection Panel member. Using the total points awarded to each Artist, each Artist will be ranked by each Selection Panel member with the highest point total ranked 1, the next highest point total ranked 2, etc. The ranking of each Artist will be tabulated from each Selection Panel member and combined with other Selection Panel members to determine the total ranking score for the Artist, with the lowest point total ranked 1, the next lowest point total ranked 2, etc. These rankings will then be used by the Selection Panel to select up to fifteen (15) Artists. Should the ranking result in a tie, then the Selection Panel shall select the Artist with the most first place votes; if there is still a tie, then the Artist with the most second place votes etc. until the selection list consists of just fifteen (15) artworks.

“Creativity Takes Flight” a thirty-minute program of engaging conversations with the exhibition’s Curator, featured Artists and certain Selection Panel members will be televised on TV Channel 20 and at the PBI Art Gallery during the MORE HOPE & LOVE Exhibition. Artist interviews will occur at time of artwork drop off at the PBI Art Gallery.


  • Call to Artists Announced:  September 24, 2021
  • Online Application Due:  October 11, 2021 4:00pm EDT
  • Issuance of Art Acceptance Notification:  No later than October 22, 2021 5:00pm EDT
  • Deliver Artwork to PBI Art Gallery:  November 17, 2021 10:30am-3:30pm EDT
  • Artist Video Interviews:  November 17, 2021 10:30am-3:30pm EDT (upon artwork delivery)
  • Pick-Up Artwork at PBI Art Gallery:  May 17, 2022 10:00am-11:00am EDT

To apply for the MORE HOPE & LOVE Exhibition Artist shall:

  • Complete on-line application with information and images.
  • Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for application. Application is not compatible with Internet Explorer.
  • Click here to submit your application.​


Palm Beach County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted in response to this Call to Artists, waive any or all informalities and/or irregularities, re-advertise with either an identical or revised scope, or cancel this Call to Artists in its entirety, at its sole and absolute discretion.


Amendments to this Call to Artists will be advertised at https://discover.pbcgov.org/fdo/art/Pages/More-Hope-Love-Exhibition.aspx​​ and at https://pbcvssp.co.palm-beach.fl.us/webapp/vssp/AltSelfService​​.  It is the sole responsibility of Artists to routinely check this website for any Amendments issued prior to the de​adline for receipt of applications. Palm Beach County shall not be responsible for the completeness of any package (Call to Artists and Amendments) not downloaded from these websites.


Elayna Toby Singer, Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Administrator (561) 233-0235, esinger@pbcgov.org