TC Arts Council in Brevard, NC, Places Open Call for Artists for 2016 Art Season – Various Deadlines


The Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, has announced their open calls for the 2016 Art Season. Artists are invited to enter shows/exhibits and a street festival hosted by the TC Arts Council. The TC Arts Council is a 501 – c 3 non-profit arts organization that promotes all arts in Brevard and Transylvania County and partners with regional art groups to promote WNC as an arts destination.

In March the TC Arts Council will host “Pigments of Your Imagination” an open art exhibit at the TC Arts Council Gallery. They are looking for all mediums that fit the theme. The exhibit will run from Mar. 4 – 31, 2016.

Applications and artwork are due Feb. 29 –Mar. 2, 2016.

In May the TC Arts Council will host “Blast From the Past” an art exhibit featuring past members of the TC Arts Council Board of Directors and committees as well as past members of Number 7 Fine Arts & Crafts Cooperative. The exhibit will run from May 6 – 27.

Applications and artwork are due May 2-4, 2016.

Also in May the TC Arts Council, in partnership with the Heart of Brevard and the White Squirrel Festival, will host the “12th Annual White Squirrel Photo Contest”. Each photographer may enter two photographs featuring Brevard’s White Squirrels. Photo’s must be delivered to the TC Arts Council between Apr. 20 and May 20, 2016. There is a $5 entry fee per photo. Photo’s will be on display in downtown Brevard for the White Squirrel Festival weekend which runs May 27 – 29, 2016.

This year marks the TC Arts Council’s 44th annual Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase in downtown Brevard during the July 4th Street Festival. The TC Arts Council organizes the juried art block for the festival.  10 x 10 booths are available for artist to apply for. Artists must have their own tent, tables, chairs and display equipment. TC Arts is accepting applications now thru June 1 for the festival. Jury selections will be announced June 3, 2016. This juried art block houses 30 – 40 fine art and crafts artists from all over the southeast. Booth fees are $125 with a $25 non-refundable application fee.

In August TC Arts will host its annual fundraiser called ART SPARK 2016.  TC Arts is looking for donated artwork that fits this year’s theme “The Wonderful World of Colors”.  This artwork will be auctioned off at Art Spark 2016 on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at Old Bishop Place Farm. All artists who participate will have their donated artwork featured in an exhibit at the TC Arts Council from July 22 – Aug. 12, with a public reception during the July 22nd Gallery Walk.

To get an application for any of these upcoming 2016 events, please call the TC Arts Council at 828/884-2787 or e-mail to ( The TC Arts Council is located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard, NC.

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