The Arts Council of Wilmington in Wilmington, NC, Calls for Entries for Show at Wilmington International Airport – Deadline Mar. 22, 2019

The Arts Council of Wilmington in Wilmington, NC, is looking for artists to showcase at its gallery in the Wilmington International Airport. The theme is “The Transplanted Artist”, showcasing artists who have moved to Wilmington from anywhere in the world.

Deadline to enter is March 22, 2019

Submissions will be judged by Vermont transplant Paul Stone, who studied art at Dartmouth College and Tufts University and started exhibiting in galleries in 1976. He has been represented in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, North Carolina, Georgia and Arizona. His paintings are in collections all over the world.


The exhibit is open to all artists 18 and over in Wilmington and the surrounding area who have relocated to the area. Artists may submit up to three pieces of artwork in any media, including, but not limited to, painting, drawing, photography, printing, mixed media, and sculpture (as long as it can hang on a wall, no freestanding sculptures). All work must be suitably framed and/or prepared to hang with all hardware readily attached. There is no minimum size requirement and larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84” x 70” doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 7 feet in height. There are no limitations on subject matter or materials.


All submissions are due by e-mail by Friday, March 22, 2019 at 5pm.
Artists will be notified of acceptance by e-mail by March 25, 2019.
Artwork must be dropped off at ILM on March 29, 2019 from 4-6pm.
An Artists Reception will be held April 17, 2019, from 5:30-7pm.
Unsold artwork must be picked up on June 21, 2019, from 4-6pm.


E-mail 1-3 images to (
Title each jpeg file yourlastname_entry#.jpg
In the subject line of the e-mail please type TRANSPLANT
In the body of the e-mail please list your information in the following way:
Your Name
Your Contact Info (phone # and e-mail)
City/State Relocated From
Image #1 (that corresponds to each jpeg file)
Image Info: Title, Date Completed, Medium, Dimensions
Image #2 (that corresponds to each jpeg file)
Image Info: Title, Date Completed, Medium, Dimensions
Image #3 (that corresponds to each jpeg file)
Image Info: Title, Date Completed, Medium, Dimensions


The Arts Council of Wilmington reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black & white, all artworks accepted for this exhibition, regardless of copyright, for educational and/or publicity purposes.

The Arts Council of Wilmington will retain a 30% commission on all sales directly attributed to the exhibition. All prices set by the artist at the time of entry should include the 30% commission. The Arts Council will provide a contract with more information upon acceptance of artwork. The Arts Council will take every precaution against damage/theft, etc. of artwork, but will not be responsible for damage/loss whatever the cause.


Accepted works are to be hand-delivered to The Wilmington International Airport on March 29, 2019, between 4-6pm. Accepted works must remain up for the duration of the exhibition (March 29, 2019 – June 21, 2019) unless they are sold. Works must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or will become property of The Arts Council of Wilmington.

For more information, contact The Arts Council of Wilmington/NHC by e-mail at (, visit ( or calling 910/343-0998.

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