Burke Arts Council in Morganton, NC, Call for Participation in the 3rd Annual Art on the Square Event – Deadline Mar. 13, 2015

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Join artists from every corner of North Carolina and beyond for Art on the Square, an outdoor fine arts show to be held in Morganton, NC, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Artists will present their work on the grassy lawn of the Historic Old Courthouse in the center of Downtown. Painters, jewelers, photographers, sculptors, woodworkers, potters, and more will be participating in this one day event.

Downtown Morganton is in the foothills of Western North Carolina with easy access from Charlotte, Greensboro or Asheville; located at Exit 105 on Interstate 40. US Highways 18 and 181, as well as US 64 and US 70 also intersect the city. In a recent issue, “Southern Living Magazine” called Morganton a small town we love, “this Foothills Blue Ridge Community is quickly gaining a reputation as a vibrant hub for dining and the arts.”

Art on the Square is an outdoor, juried art show. It will coincide with the “Appalachian Pastel Society Exhibition” on view in the arts council gallery.

Art on the Square is planned and administered by the Burke Arts Council with support from the Downtown Morganton Main Street Office and the Morganton Parks and Recreation Department. We look forward to your participation in this event!

You may contact the Burke Arts Council for further information by calling 828/433-7282.

1. ART ON THE SQUARE TIMELINE:

Entry Deadline: Your Entry must be received by Friday, Mar. 13, 2015.
Artists will be notified of acceptance via e-mail on Friday, March 20, 2015.
Payment to the Burke Arts Council is due by Apr. 3, 2015.
Art on the Square will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10am – 5pm.

2. EXHIBIT AREA DESCRIPTION:
Art on the Square will be held on the grounds of the Old Courthouse Square in Downtown Morganton.
Each booth area is 10’ X 10’.  Placement of the booth will be determined by the Burke Arts Council. Assignments are final.
Exhibitor is responsible for tent, exhibit display, equipment, supplies, tables, chairs, and signage.
WEIGHTS: All tents must be weighted properly. We recommend at least 40 lbs per leg. Artists without tent weights will not be allowed to use a tent.
We encourage artists to participate in demonstrations throughout the day but it is not a requirement.
Electricity is available for an additional cost of $10 per booth.  This is a rain or shine event and no refunds will be given in the event of inclement weather.

3. ENTRY GUIDELINES AND FEES:
All work must be original and current. Artwork is juried by a group of professionals in the arts. Please submit a short bio/artist statement with your entry.

The cost per booth is $65 for BAC members and $75 for non-members payable to the Burke Arts Council. The fee is due within 14 days of acceptance. This fee is non-refundable should the artist cancel.
We will use your images for promotion and marketing.
Click here (http://burkearts.org/membership/member-burke-arts-council/) for information on Membership in the Burke Arts Council

4. SET UP AND BREAK DOWN:
Official hours of the show are 10am until 5pm.  Set up time begins at 7am. Exhibitors will receive details prior to the show regarding booth location and/or booth number. Exhibitors may not breakdown their booth prior to the end of the show.

Easy access to drive to your booth area for drop off.
Parking for artists will be in one of the free open lots downtown, easily accessible to and from the Courthouse Square.
Insurance: Insurance should be in place and paid for by the exhibitor. The City of Morganton, the Burke Arts Council and/or staff is not responsible for the safe keeping of property while at the art event.

We reserve the right to deny the exhibition of inappropriate artwork.

5. HOW TO APPLY: (Two options: Regular Mail or Online Application).

REGULAR MAIL: Please return application form and a CD containing 4 images (JPEGS Only, 72 dpi) of your work and one of your booth (if applicable) to: The Burke Arts Council 115 E Meeting Street Morganton, NC 28655. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of your images and notification letter (if desired). Notifications will be sent via e-mail unless e-mail address is not available.

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE APPLICATION:  (http://burkearts.org/artist-resources/call-artists-art-square/)

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