Trish Thompson Memorial Emerging Artist Program in partnership with Daytona State College

Together, ACA and DSC offer an Emerging Artist program that encourages students to participate in the world of outdoor festivals by guiding them through the application process and the logistics at no cost.

Daytona State College students experience the same juried application process as Festival Artists and only three Emerging Artists will be selected by the judges to move forward. Click here to learn more about the program!

Each selected artist will receive a fully outfitted tent where they can sell their work at IMAGES, attend a workshop with a Festival Artist to learn industry tips and real-world applications of the outdoor festival world and receive a stipend for booth materials so they can showcase their talent to 50,000+ attendees over the three-day festival. Last but not least, one Emerging Artist will be presented with the $1,500 Emerging Artist Award!


Congratulations to the 2024 IMAGES Emerging Artists!



Are you a Daytona State College student that’s interested in applying?

Learn more about the program online here: IMAGES Emerging Artist Program Details or send us an email at


Emerging Artists Award Winners

Stephen Stubbs, New Smyrna Beach, FL, Photography

Also pictured (L): Lisa Hoffman, IMAGES 2022 Judge

Cheyanne Stamper, Holly Hill, FL, Cyanotype Printmaking & Photography

Photo of four people at the IMAGES Artist Dinner and Award Ceremony where the artist, who has bright blue hair and is holding a green ribbon, has won an award.

Also pictured (L-R): Nance Koch– IMAGES Coordinator, Sue Flynn– IMAGES Chairperson, Trent Berning– Chair of the Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment and Art at Daytona State College