Keys History & Discovery Center is looking for submissions for the next exhibit

Islamorada, FL Keys – Keys History & Discovery Center is preparing for its next exhibit, which will include a collection of privately owned artwork by the late Florida Keys Artist Millard Wells. The exhibit will open on June 19, in conjunction with Millard Wells Days events being organized by the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District. The exhibit will run until August 10, 2014.

The display will include a vast collection of Millard’s artwork including the Florida Keys backcountry, the Everglades, Indian Key, lighthouses, local birds and fish species. To be considered for inclusion in this unique collection, please go to for the submission form or stop by the Discovery Center, located at the Islander Resort, MM 82. It is open Thursdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Deadline to submit is Friday, May 13. Credit will be given to the owner of each painting as will the story behind each painting, whether it was a gift, a purchase, or a fishing tournament win. The art will be in a safe and secure indoor environment. For more information, e-mail or call 305-922-2237.

A Selection Committee will review all submissions and will choose, in part, to ensure representation of the many subjects featured. Notification will be given by May 30. Pieces selected must be delivered the week of June 9-13.

The current exhibit, “The Art of the Florida Highwaymen and Harry Sonntag, Key Largo’s Hermit Artist,” runs through Sunday, June 1, 2014. The exhibit is open Thursdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $12. Admission for seniors is $10 and children 13-under are free. The exhibit is sponsored by the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed to develop and operate the Keys History & Discovery Center.

Millard Wells Call for Submissions