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Artspace in Raleigh, NC, is Calling for Entries for the “Fine Contemporary Crafts of the Southeastern US” Exhibit – Deadline is Sept. 22, 2014

July 29, 2014


Artspace in Raleigh, NC, invites artists working in a variety of craft media to enter the “Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition of the Southeastern US”, a biennial national juried exhibition. Eligible media include functional or sculptural works in the following: basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (any media), glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, handmade paper and wood. Entries will also be juried for cash prizes.

This year’s juror is Stefanie Gerber Darr, Gallery Manager at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Application Fee is $30. Submit applications ONLY to CaFE at ( For more information, visit Artspace website at (

Artspace is a nonprofit visual arts center dedicated to providing arts education and community outreach programs, creating an environment of 120 professional artists and presenting nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Located in downtown Raleigh in the historic Sanders Ford building, Artspace has been providing the community with the opportunity to interact with working artists and to participate in hands-on arts education since 1986.

For more information about Artspace, exhibitions, or membership, please visit (

Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Entries for the “2014 Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition” – Deadline is Aug. 28, 2014

July 29, 2014


The Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, is issuing a call for entries for the “2014 Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition”. This juried show is open to all Lancaster County artists, high school age and older.

Cash prizes are awarded to nine winners, including the People’s Choice Award. Artists may submit up to two paintings which must be delivered to the LCCA, 201 W Gay Street, in Lancaster, between Aug. 25-28, 2014, during office hours.

This community exhibit will be on display in the Springs House Galleries from Sept. 8 through Oct. 27, 2014. A reception will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 3-5pm.

The gallery exhibit and reception are free and open to the public and is sponsored by the LCCA, the Lancaster County Art League and the Hagins Family.

For more information or a registration form, please contact or visit the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 W. Gay Street, Lancaster, by calling 803/285-7451 or visit (

Rutherford County Visual Artists Guild in Rutherfordton, NC, Calls for Entries for Celebration of the Arts – Deadline is Sept. 5, 2014

July 29, 2014

Artists are invited to participate in “Celebration of the Arts” (COTA), the annual judged art show/competition sponsored by the  Rutherford County Visual Artists Guild in Rutherfordton, NC. The 2014 event is set for Sept. 18-21, 2014  at The Foundation Conference & Performing Arts Center located on the Spindale Campus of Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC. Entries are not limited to Guild members or Rutherford County residents and all 2D and 3D artists who meet eligibility and other requirements as outlined in the COTA application are invited to participate.

Cash prizes will be awarded for Best of Show and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in 2D and 3D categories. Ribbons for Honorable Mention and for People’s Choice, in both categories also will be awarded.  Awards are to be presented at a private Artists Reception on Thursday evening, September. All artists with entries and a guest are invited to attend free of charge.

Artists may submit a total of three pieces of 2D or 3D art.  Submissions must be ORIGINAL works (painting, drawing, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, clay, glass, fiber, wood, basketry) completed within the last two years and not previously displayed at a Celebration of the Arts. Items made from kits, commercial molds or patterns, computer generated works, or instructor-assisted works are not eligible for inclusion in the competition.

The entry fee for a RCVAG Guild member is $20 per person ($15 if submitted by Aug. 30) and $35 for a non-Guild member. The deadline for entries is Sept. 5, 2014 and no late entries will be accepted. Complete requirements and other information about entries and participation can be found at ( or by calling 828/288-5009.

Information is also available by visiting the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center, 160 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC, Tue.-Sat., 10am until 3pm.

Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC, Sets Dates for Holiday and Spring Markets During Art Walks

July 29, 2014


Mark your calendars!

The date of the 2014 Durham Art Walk Holiday Market is Nov. 22-23, 2014.

The date of the 2015 Durham Art Walk Spring Market is May 2-3, 2015.

The Durham Art Walk Holiday & Spring Markets celebrate the creative energy of our local artists by showcasing them throughout downtown Durham!

The Durham Arts Council and other downtown Durham galleries and shops host artists, performers, and special live events to create a festive atmosphere that encourages visitors to buy art from local fine artists and craftspeople.

For more information about the Durham Art Walk, visit (

For more information about artist registration, please contact Brandon Adams, Artist Services Manager, by e-mail at ( or call 919/560-2719.

The Durham Art Walk Holiday & Spring Markets are presented & produced by the Durham Arts Council.

Mooresville Arts in Mooresville, NC, Calls for Entries for Artoberfest – Deadline is Sept. 27, 2014

July 29, 2014

The Mooresville Arts in downtown Mooresville, NC, announces a call for artists for its’ upcoming judged competition and art show, “Artoberfest”. This popular and continuously growing exhibit is, again, proudly sponsored by Speedball Art Products, located in Statesville, NC. Cash prizes will be awarded in four categories, plus separate awards will be given to artwork made with Speedball products.

Friday, Sept. 26, from 1-5pm and Saturday, Sept, 27, from    1-5pm

Tuesday, Sept. 30 – Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Saturday, Nov. 1, from 1-5pm and Sunday, Nov. 2, from 1-4pm

Friday, Oct. 10, from 6-8pm . Award presentation at 6:30pm

Additional information and a complete show prospectus are available at ( or a copy can be picked up at:

Mooresville Arts Depot, 103 West Center Ave., Mooresville, NC 28115.

For additional information and questions e-mail Shelly Zulli, Artoberfest Chairperson at ( or call 704/663-6661

Art Nouveau Winston-Salem, NC, Calls for Entries for 3rd Annual North Carolina Emerging Artists Exhibition – Deadline Aug. 15, 2014

July 29, 2014


Art Nouveau Winston-Salem, NC, an affiliate organization of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County for ages 21-40, has scheduled its third annual “North Carolina Emerging Artists Exhibition” on view from Oct. 17 – Nov. 29, 2014, and is issuing a call for art work.

Emerging artists from across the state working in all media are encouraged to submit one to five original works or one comprehensive project for consideration. Artists must be at least 18 and are required to submit a description of the work (materials, dimensions, date), an artist statement, and a biography. All submission materials must be digital and submitted to ( by Aug. 15, 2014.

This year’s exhibit will have a select panel of jurors from museums, galleries, and universities. Kelly Bennett, co-chair of Art Nouveau Winston Salem, said, “Besides encouraging emerging artists from our city and throughout North Carolina, the exhibition gives them an opportunity to expose their work to a larger, more diverse audience than they ordinarily may enjoy, to raise their visibility and to develop contacts that will enhance their careers.”

The exhibition, at the Womble Carlyle Gallery at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce Street, in downtown Winston-Salem, NC, is free and will open with a public reception, 6-8pm, Friday, Oct. 17.

Art Nouveau Winston-Salem provides leadership opportunities for its members while engaging younger arts audiences and helping develop, support and sustain the arts in Winston-Salem.

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, the first locally established arts council in the United States, enriches the lives of area residents every day. It raises funds and advocates for the arts, makes grants for arts in education, sponsors events with other arts organizations, strengthens cultural resources, develops social capital, and aids economic development. In its 2012 grant cycle, The Arts Council made Organizational Support Grants to 21 Funded Partners totaling $1,625,000. Grants made in its four grant categories totaled $1,801,150, and it also made it possible for funded partners to receive about a quarter million dollars in advertising opportunities with local media through its Advertising Assistance program.

For more information, please contact, Eliza Walmsley, The Arts Council by calling 336/747-1422 or e-mail to (

Charleston County Public Library in Charleston, SC, Calls for Submissions for Exhibits at Saul Alexander Foundation Gallery – Deadline Sept. 30, 2014

July 22, 2014


The Saul Alexander Foundation Gallery at CCPL’s Main Library, in downtown Charleston, SC, provides space for juried art exhibitions from individuals or groups. Preference is given to works reflecting experiences and viewpoints of South Carolina residents.

Artists interesting in displaying their work during 2015 should complete and submit an application by Sept. 30, 2014. A Gallery Committee composed of local art professionals select artists and craftsman for one-month exhibition periods. Decisions are based solely on the quality of the work submitted.

Submission guidelines:

In addition to the application, artists must submit a current resume plus photographs or digital examples of eight-12 pieces of their work. The examples must represent the style and type of work intended for display. Each example should be labeled with the artist’s name, the title of the artwork, the medium used and the size. The work should not have been previously exhibited at the library. Preference is given to newly created works. Artists must be at least 18 years old.

Once the Gallery Committee makes its selections, the chosen artists will be contacted and notified of when their items will be displayed. The library’s executive director has final approval for all exhibits.

How to apply:

Submissions to exhibit will be accepted through Sept. 30, 2014. The works of each selected artist or group will be exhibited for one month beginning in February of 2015. Applications, which must be included with an artist’s submission, can be downloaded online, picked up at the Main Library’s Reference Department or received by calling 843/805-6949. For more information, please e-mail to (

Gallery Exhibit Standards:

Works on paper and photographs should be protected with glass or acrylic glazing. Acetate or shrink-wrapped works are not acceptable.

Alternative framing (with artwork sandwiched between glazing and backing) held together by plastic or metal brackets is acceptable if a secure hanger is provided.

For mediums not requiring glazing, such as paintings on canvas or fiber art, a sturdy framework with hanging wire is required. Lattice strip framing is acceptable for paintings on canvas.

The gallery utilizes a cable suspension system. A secure hanging wire attached to the picture is required.

Artists will be required to hang their own works. Special hanging arrangements will be made for library sponsored exhibitions. All hangings are subject to the approval of the gallery committee.

Case displays will be subject to the approval of the gallery committee.

Dimensions of the Saul Alexander Gallery are as follows: When entering the gallery, the left wall is 17’8″, the rear wall is 14’6″ and the right wall is 19’2″. The room height is slightly more than 8′.

Installation Standards:

A committee member will approve the installation of exhibits in advance and after completion.

Artwork, labels or business cards must be on heavy stock and must not be glued or nailed to the wall. Double-sided tape or pushpins are permitted.

If the artwork is for sale, the artist must submit a list containing titles and descriptions as well as prices. The list will be available to the public at the information desk. The artist may have business cards at the exhibit.

Works that are sold must remain in the gallery until the end of the exhibition, except under special circumstances.

The library will not be responsible for artwork not picked up at the agreed upon time.

The library will generate press releases for the opening of an exhibition and an announcement of the exhibition will be included in the library’s monthly calendar. The artist may send out their own publicity at their own expense.


It is agreed that the Charleston County Public Library will not be responsible in any manner to the exhibitor or the owner for the items or fixture pertaining thereto, in the exhibition in case of theft, destruction or injury thereto from any cause.

It is agreed also that the exhibitor or owner or both named hereto, are responsible for timely delivery, hanging and pickup of their work.

It is agreed that the number of items, including frames and mountings, which may be exhibited in a given space and the arrangements thereof, will conform to all requirements as may be prescribed by the gallery committee.

It is agreed that the exhibitor is responsible for transporting the art works to the library, for planning the display, arrangement or hanging of the exhibit, and for providing necessary materials and tools.

For further information call Mallery Manning at 843/805-6949 or e-mail to (

Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC Calls for Applications for 55th annual Art on Main Festival – Deadline Aug. 15, 2014

July 17, 2014


The Arts Council of Henderson County is looking for artists who are interested in demonstrating and selling their art or craft at the upcoming 55th annual Art on Main Festival, which will be held along downtown Hendersonville’s historic Main Street, Oct. 4 & 5, 2014. Hours are 10am–5pm both days.

Artists will be required to demonstrate on both days of the festival. The Arts Council is looking for candidates in media such as plein air painting, carving, wood turning, blacksmithing, spinning, jewelry, weaving, lampwork, etc.

Artists will be juried for this event and should submit three images (CD or prints) of finished pieces. The requirements for the booth will be included on the demonstrator’s application. The booth fee will be $50. The application is available on the Arts Council’s website at (, or by e-mailing the Arts Council at (

Deadline for consideration is Aug. 15, 2014. Applications may be dropped off or mailed to Arts Council office at 401 North Main Street, Ste. 302, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

One of the region’s most popular outdoor arts festivals, Art on Main features both fine arts and fine crafts. Artists from throughout North and South Carolina, and many other states, will participate in the 2014 Art on Main.

Art on Main is presented by the Arts Council of Henderson County with major support provided by Morris Broadband. Other supporters include Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, the City of Hendersonville, the Minor F. Watts Fund at the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Mast General Store, and “Bold Life Magazine”.

For more information contact The Arts Council at 828/693-8504 or e-mail to (

The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and Western North Carolina. Its office is located at 401 North Main St., Ste. 302, Hendersonville, NC 28792. (Entrance on Fourth Avenue West.)

The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County; Henderson County government, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, and the City of Hendersonville.

Eastern NC Arts Councils Seek Applications for Regional Artist Project Grants – Deadline Sept. 12, 2014

July 15, 2014

Artists in 29 counties are eligible for the regional awards.

The Council for the Arts is seeking applications for the 2014–2015 Regional Artist Project Grants. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. There will be free grant-writing workshops for the RAP Grants at the following locations:

Dare County Arts Council, located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave., Manteo, NC, on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 5:30pm. Call 252/473-5558 for more information.

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, located at 404 S. Evans Street, Greenville, NC, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 5:30pm. Please go to ( or call 252/551-6947 for more information.

Arts Council of Wayne County, located at 102 N. John St., Goldsboro, NC, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 5pm. Call 919/736-3300 for more information.

The Council for the Arts in Onslow County located at 826 New Bridge Street, Jacksonville, NC, on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 11am. Call 910/455-9840 for more information.

The Regional Artists Project program is managed through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and 29 local arts councils throughout eastern North Carolina working as a consortium. Counties include Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.

Residents in these counties are eligible to apply for grants which provide financial support to artists in all disciplines, such as visual art/craft, music composition, film/video, literature/playwriting and choreography/dance, and at any stage of their career. Types of fundable projects include the creation of new work; purchase of equipment and materials and professional development workshops. Complete funding guidelines and applications are available online at (

Since 1985, the state Arts Council has provided funds for the Regional Artists Project program to support professional artists. The regional consortium of eastern North Carolina arts councils matches the NC Arts Council to create a pool of funds for the artists. In the East, grant awards to artists generally range from $500 to $1,000, and follow a competitive application and review process.

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge serves as administrative arts council for the Eastern North Carolina Regional Consortium and manages the application and review process.  Application forms and grant guidelines are available on their website, at ( Applications must be received no later than Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, to the Pitt County Arts Council, located at 404 S. Evans Street, Greenville, NC, 27858 or can also be delivered to your local arts council, Council for the Arts by 4:30pm.

For more information, contact Holly Garriott, Executive Director, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, by e-mail at (, call 252/551-6947 or Connie Wenner, Council for the Arts, by calling 910/455-9840 or e-mail to (

Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC, Offers Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grants – Deadline Sept. 26, 2014

July 14, 2014


The Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC, is offering the Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grants, which are career development project grants of up to $1,500 for artists currently living in Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange or Person Counties in North Carolina.

Grant applications are due midnight, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

The Emerging Artists Grant Program is designed to enable individual artists who have mastered the basic techniques of their art form to complete projects that will further their professional careers. Grant requests may not exceed $1,500 and must be used for a project occurring between Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2015. Criteria for making the awards include the overall excellence of the applicant’s work, accomplishment and commitment of the artist, the feasibility of the proposed project and the impact the project will have on the applicant’s career.

The Emerging Artists Program is cited repeatedly by local artists as providing important financial support and significant public recognition of their professional achievements. In its 30-year history the Emerging Artists Program has awarded more than $507,356 through 467 grants to individual artists. Durham Arts Council coordinates this program in partnership with the local arts agencies of adjacent Chatham, Orange, Granville and Person Counties.This joint effort provides an efficient, non-duplicative administration and allows area artists to participate in the Emerging Artists Program. The cooperative nature of the program has also helped build relations between arts organizations in these counties and has encouraged networking between artists in the region.

For more information about this program and links to the grant applications, click here at (

Emerging Artists Grant Information Sessions for 2014-15:

Monday, July 28, Durham Arts Council
Adaron Hall, Durham Arts Council
120 Morris Street, Durham
Contact: Margaret DeMott, 919/560-2720 or (

Wednesday, July 30, Chatham Arts Council
Chatham County Arts Council Office, 287 East Street, Second Floor, Pittsboro.
Contact: Cheryl Chamblee, Executive Director, Chatham Arts Council, 919/542-0394 or (

Monday, August 4, Granville Arts Council
Richard H. Thornton Library
210 Main Street, Oxford
Library: 919–693–1121
Contact: Max Burrus, President, Granville Arts Council, 919/691-3595 or (

Wednesday, August 6, Person County Arts Council
The Kirby Gallery
213 North Main Street, Roxboro
Contact: Erin Elizabeth Ganey, 336/597-1709, or (

Tuesday, August 12, Orange County Arts Commission
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill
Contact: Martha Shannon, 919/968-2011 or (

*All sessions are at 6pm*

The Emerging Artists Program is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Durham Arts Council Annual Fund and individual contributions.

Click here ( to donate to the Emerging Artists Program.


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