Friends of Rookery Bay

Friends of Rookery Bay and United Arts Collier are seeking submissions for their annual photography exhibit. The title of this exhibit is Natural Selections: 2024 Photography Annual. Photographs should reflect and/or express the essence of Florida’s flora and fauna. This exhibit is held at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center located at 300 Tower Road, Naples, FL 34113. Rookery Bay is part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve.

This exhibit is open to artists residing in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Henry and Lee counties, both full-time and seasonal. All work must be original; no giclées are permitted for sale.
Your piece must be able to be put up for sale if chosen to exhibit.

Selection Process

Natural Selection: 2024 Photography Annual Exhibit will be selected by a juror of professional stature in the Southwest Florida arts and cultural community.

Cash Awards

$300 for the Best in Show award
$200 for The Juror’s Choice Award
$100 for United Arts Collier Merit Award

 Please read through application for specific instruction on how to submit your pieces.



February 13, 2024 – April 26, 2024

Deadline to submit

January 13th, by 5:00 PM

Artists are notified by

January 24th by 5:00 PM

Drop-off of artwork

February 9 & 10 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Opening reception

February 22nd | 5:30 – 7:00 PM


There is a non-refundable entry fee of $30 per application ($20 for current UAC and FORB members). Entry fee must be made via the PayPal link below or on our online donation system, Network for Good

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