surfboards standing up vertically making a fence in every color of the rainbow
Surfboard Art


We are excited to announce an art exhibition to be on display at the Zoo November 19, 2022 to April 28, 2023. This exhibition is to support and bring awareness to Our Legacy campaign which launched in December 2021. This campaign is to support Brevard Zoo and is raising funds to build a world-class aquarium and conservation center in Port Canaveral, Florida.

Surfboards are an iconic part of the Florida landscape along the East Coast. We are inviting artists to utilize recycled surfboards as a unique canvas to share your vision of what the Florida landscape means to you by creating art on or with the recycled surfboard(s). You are invited to submit your creative ideas to be juried and the 20-25 artists that are awarded the opportunity to participate will receive a $1,000 stipend for the work.

Submission Deadline:
 August 19
Submission Requirements: Provide 2 to 3 samples of your artwork along with a simple sketch of your surfboard art plan

Jury Process: August 22-25
Jury Makeup: Applications will be reviewed by Brevard Zoo staff and select local artists

Notification of Acceptance: August 29

Surfboard Pick-up: September 1-2

Surfboard Art Due Back to Zoo: November 1.

To fill out an application, please click here.

If you have any questions regarding the Surfboard Art exhibition, please email surfboardartinfo@brevardzoo.org. Surfboards will be provided to the artists. Awarded artists will be required to attend in person or via Zoom to review complete details on the exhibition including all deadlines leading up to the opening on November 19, 2022.