2015 Shell Show

78th Annual Sanibel Shell Show

March 5, 6, 7, 2015

The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club invites you to participate in the 78th Annual Shell Show, the highlight of the Sanibel Shell Festival.

The show will run for three days - Thursday, March 5, Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7. The hours of the show are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM all three days of the show.

Entry forms are accepted in the order the Artistic and Scientific Exhibit Chairpersons receive them. Their addresses can be found on the entry forms. The Division Chairpersons reserve the right to limit the number of items per exhibitor if entries exceed the available space. All Artistic Division entry forms must be received by February 14, 2015. All Scientific Division entry forms must be received by February 18, 2015. Entries in both Divisions will no longer be accepted once the available exhibition space has been exceeded.

Show entries must be brought to the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, on Tuesday, March 3rd between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

The Judges for the 78th Annual Sanibel Shell Show are as follows:

Scientific Division: Robert Janowsky, Wellington, FL and Wayne Harland, Crystal River, FL

Artistic Division: Wendy Marshall, Yarmouthport, MA and Phyllis Gray, Orlando, FL

The Judges and Awards Reception will be held at The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on Wednesday, March 4th at 5:30 PM. Seating is limited and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. After the reception, those in attendance will be invited to a sneak preview of the show. Only those persons purchasing tickets to the reception will be allowed in the Community Building that night. Information regarding the reception can be found in the exhibitor's packet.

Additional details about entering the Shell Show can be found in the 2015 Sanibel Shell Show Exhibitor's Packet. Both the packet and a reservation form for the Judges' Award Reception can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. Simply click on the arrow.

Note: If you experience difficulty downloading the Exhibitor's Packet, please enter the website using our Google-site URL by doing the following:

- Copy the URL below and paste it onto the browser's address field above and hit enter.


- The page that comes up will look identical to this page, but you will be able to open the PDF's below by clicking on the arrow to the right of the PDF.

If you have any questions about the Shell Show, please contact:

Shell Show Chairperson Mary Burton


Before November 1st (207) 354-2602. After November 1st, it is (239) 395-3626.