Archive for the ‘Artist Opportunity’ Category

Ciel Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Calls for Entries of the The Body Beautiful – Deadline Aug. 16, 2015

June 29, 2015


Love them or hate them, our bodies are the means by which we experience life. Oh how they taunt us, and oh how they delight! In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we celebrate “The Body Beautiful” and our relationship with the corporeal, the spiritual, and the holistic nature of existence.

$500 prize to BEST IN SHOW

Co-Jurors: Dr. Siu Challons-Lipton, Chair of the Art Department and Professor, Queens University and Dr. Jordan Lipton MD, physician and founding partner at Signature Healthcare

Deadline for entries is Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015

Entries may be pictorial or abstract, positive or negative, but highly explicit or pornographic art will not be accepted.

We invite your participation in any medium, whether 2-D or 3-D. There are no size restrictions; however, space will be a consideration. All US artists are welcome to apply.

See the prospectus at (

Art MoB Studios and Marketplace in Hendersonville, NC is Seeking Vendors for the Third Annual Art MoB’s Fine Art and Craft Show

June 14, 2015

The show will be held June 27 & Oct.  24, 2015, from 10am to 3pm in the parking lot next to Art MoB Studios and Marketplace, 124 4th Avenue East in downtown Hendersonville. Next to city Azalea Parking  lot. With  traffic attention from King Street and Main street  this show has a wide range of visitors.

Local artists display and sell their work in the categories of painting, jewelry, photography and pottery. There are a limited number of spaces available for this event. Vendors may apply for individual shows or the entire season.

The cost is $40 per show. For this is a juried show, and each artist’s work is juried and approved by Art MoB.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for local artists to display uniquely crafted items,” said Michele Sparks, owner of Art MoB. “It’s a wonderful event for both locals and tourists.”

To receive an application or for more information, call Michele Sparks at Art MoB Studios at 828/693-4545.

Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Entries for “The Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition 2015″ – Deadline Aug. 27, 2015

June 14, 2015


“The Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition” is calling all county-wide artists! Any resident of Lancaster County high school age or older is eligible to participate in this annual competition.

All paintings can be delivered between August 24 -27, 2015, during the hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday-Thursday. Artist reception is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, from 3 to 5pm. This is a free, public reception, so please invite your friends and family!

This exhibit is sponsored by the Hagins family, the Lancaster County Council of the Arts and the Lancaster County Art League.

For more information or competition guidelines call 803/285-7451.

Stanly Arts Guild in Albemarle, NC, Calls for Entries for “Summer Art Explosion Annual Show” – Deadline July 11, 2015

June 8, 2015

Sponsored by the “Stanly News and Press” the “Summer Art Explosion Annual Show” will take place July 14 – August 7 2015.

We are getting ready for our “Annual Summer Art Explosion” at Falling Rivers Gallery. It’s time to frame your latest masterpiece, or get busy with your tools, pottery wheel, paints and cameras to create new art to enter in the show. Since there are 4 categories, everyone’s medium will have a greater chance of winning an award. Also, new for this show, each artist may enter 4 items. 

For a prospectus for the show visit (

The deadline is July 11, 2015.

The Falling Rivers Gallery is located at 119 West Main Street, Albemarle, NC.

For further info call 704/983-4278 or visit (

Abbeville Artist Guild in Abbeville, SC, Calls for Participation in Hogs and Hens BBQ Cook-off – Deadline is October 1, 2015

May 28, 2015

The Abbeville Artist Guild will again join with the City of Abbeville to sponsor the Hogs and Hens BBQ Cook-off on Friday evening October 16 and Saturday, October 17, 2015.

The weekend will feature local BBQ cookers along Trinity Street, live music, a wine walk sponsored by the Abbeville Merchants Association, and arts and crafts in and around the Livery Stable on Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

The Artist Guild is responsible for filling the Livery Stable with artists and crafters.  We are asking artists and crafters to demonstrate their art or craft.  We plan to emphasis the art process rather than just a place to sell.  Of course, the participants can sell their artwork also.

We are limited to 30 spaces inside the Livery Stable and 3 outside spaces so don’t wait to register.  The deadline is October 1, 2015

For a registration form or further info call 864/554-4448, e-mail to ( or visit (

Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, Offers Free Admission From May 26 – June 5, 2015

May 23, 2015


The Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, announces upcoming 10 days of free admission from Tuesday, May 26, through Friday, June 5, 2015, in appreciation of the City of Columbia and Richland County for their investments in the CMA. During these days, sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, visitors pay no admission to enjoy the CMA’s collection and exhibitions, including Bunzlauer Pottery from the Collection of the Columbia Museum of Art. As always, the Wells Fargo Education Gallery, the Solar Exploration Station, Art Explorer backpacks, multimedia TAP tours, and gallery guides are free for families to have fun in the galleries with activities.


Events at the CMA during the free days include:

CMA Shop Sale: The CMA Shop is having a huge sale through Sunday, June 7. Everything in the Shop is 30% off for members and 15% off for non-members. Select items are 50% off for all.

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection
Sunday, May 31 at 2pm – A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This family-friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection and the American galleries. Free.

About Face Drawing Session
Monday, June 1, from 10am – 1pm – Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There’s no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate. $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students.

Gladys’ Gang: Summer Heat
Wednesday, June 3, from 10 – 11am – Join us for this popular series! Gladys’ Gang is a free, early childhood arts and literacy program for ages 2-5 that focuses on preparing children for kindergarten. Using art as a guide, children and their adult caregivers enjoy story time in the galleries followed by a hands-on art project in the CMA studios. The program is held the first Wednesday of each month from 10 until 11am. This month, work with warm colors to create your own sunny artwork. Registration required as space is limited. Free.

Columbia Broadside Project Community Gallery Opening and Concert
Friday, June 5, from 7 – 11pm – The Columbia Broadside Project pairs artists and poets from Columbia and throughout South Carolina who work together to create an original “broadside,” comprised of an original work of art and an original poem. The goal is to strengthen the arts community by helping poets and artists meet their peers, share ideas, and create new works of art. The opening night event will feature live music and readings from the artists. Cash bar. $7 / $5 for members.

For more information visit (

Brookgreen Gardens Near Pawleys Island, SC, Offers Talk with Sculptor Grainger McKoy – May 30, 2015

May 23, 2015


On Saturday, May 30, 2015,  Grainger McKoy, one of the artist featured in the current exhibit “Carolina Roots” will give a talk about his work at 10am and 2pm in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium, at Brookgreen Gardens, located near Pawleys Island, SC. The talk is free with garden admission but reservations are required by calling 843/235-6016.


Grainger McKoy is a renowned sculptor living and working near Sumter, SC, who has a special relationship with Brookgreen Gardens. It has been a wellspring – a source of subjects and ideas for his unparalleled depictions of native birds. In 1999, his first major museum exhibition in South Carolina took place here. In 2012, he was instrumental in helping Brookgreen Gardens acquire a gift of his work from the collection of the late Earl Slick of Winston-Salem, NC. Containing several of McKoy’s landmark sculptures, such as “Covey Rise”, “Sandpipers”, and “Least Bittern”, the gift included 11 important wood and bronze pieces from the 1970s to the 1990s and several are shown in the exhibition. The sculpture was the gift of the Family of Earl Slick. On view with the sculpture will be rarely seen sketches and small scale models.

Brookgreen Gardens is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and display American sculpture and regional plants, animals, and history. It is located on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island, South Carolina.

For further information call the Gardens at 843/235-6019 or visit (

Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, Calls for Entries for “Art + Dialogue: Responding to Racial Tension in America”

May 14, 2015


The African American Atelier, Center for Visual Artists (CVA), Greenhill, Guilford Native American Art Gallery and National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad(NCCJ) in Greensboro, NC, announce a ground-breaking collaborative project entitled “Art + Dialogue: Responding to Racial Tension in America (A + D)”, intended to bring community together in dialogue around racial tension. “A + D”, using art as an equalizing, thought-provoking platform, will ask all visitors and participants to put aside stereotypes  and misconceptions and ask each other and ourselves the questions we may be afraid to voice. The project will take place at Greensboro College, site partner for “A + D” and will run from Thursday, Sept. 24 through Oct. 11, 2015.

“A + D” Partner Organization Planning Team members include:
· Dara Nix-Stevenson, Center for Visual Artists
· Ivan Canada, NCCJ
· LaShari Clemons, African American Atelier
· Laura Way, Greenhill
· Lynn Sanders-Bustle, Ph.D, Greenhill
· Wanda Attmore, Guilford Native American Art Gallery

“A + D” will consists of three project areas. The first area will be a juried art exhibition with the jury members from each partner organization and an august panel of artists and educators. A Call to Artists has been disseminated statewide and can be found at ( Artists will be selected based on artistic quality and relevance to “A + D” themes: intersection of race with gender, age, class, sexual orientation, immigration status, ability status and other identities; visibility of multi-racial individuals and families in the US; how art can express pain, grief, rage—and still inspire healing; historic roots of race and racism and resulting realities today and visions for the future; different forms of racism; cultural appropriation versus cross-cultural exploration/inspiration, and how immigrants and immigration status are defined.

The Jury Members are as follows:
· Susan Harbage Page, Artist, Assistant Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, UNC Chapel Hill
· Rosalia Torres-Weiner, Artist, Founder, Project Art Aid, Charlotte
· Pedro Lasch – Visual Artist & Associate Research Professor, Duke University
· Jina Valentine, Artist, Faculty at UNC Chapel Hill
· Courtney Reid-Eaton, Exhibitions Director, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University
· Chanelle Croxton, Curatorial Assistant, Nasher Museum, Duke University

Katie Lank, Executive Director at CVA says, “As a partner organization, CVA is committed to making the visual arts approachable, accessible, and affordable. The CVA invests in using art as a tool of engagement to bring together diverse voices in the Greater Greensboro community. Therefore, participation in “Art + Dialogue: Responding to Racial Tension in America” is an extension of the work that CVA is already doing. CVA is grateful for the opportunity to partner in coalition with other visual arts organizations to bring “A + D” to Greensboro and beyond in an effort to reframe how we think about, write about, discuss, or otherwise consider race and racism in America with the goal of creating sustainable, equitable systemic change.”

Council for the Arts in Jacksonville, NC, Calls for Applications for Grassroots Sub-Grants – Deadline July 17, 2015

May 14, 2015

Applications for Grassroots Arts Programs are now available from the Council for the Arts in Jacksonville, NC. The Council will be accepting applications for sub-grants for the 2015-2016 FY with funding available for arts programming in Onslow. “With funding from the NC State Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program we are able to provide quality arts programming for our citizens, school children and visitors. Grassroots Arts Program sub-grants in Onslow will fund arts-related programming such as community festivals, classes, workshops, choral society concerts, and poetry & writers workshops and performances” said Connie Wenner, the Executive Director of Council for the Arts.

A grant Workshop will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015, from 5:30-7pm. Applicants applying for the first time are strongly encouraged to attend.

The deadline for turning in applications is July 17, 2015.

Proposals must be for projects that occur between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Past recipients have been Georgetown High School Alumni Association, Jacksonville Recreation & Parks, Onslow County Parks & Recreation, Northeast Community Development and the Crystal Coast Choral Society.

For more information call 910/455-9840.

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC, Offers Artist Talk with Jeff Whetstone – May 28, 2015

May 13, 2015


The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC,  will offer a Talk @ SECCA Talk Series: Artist Talk with Jeff Whetstone, on Thursday, May 28, 2015 @ 6pm.

How does contemporary art reflect the context of place and our relationship to it?

Jeff Whetstone, artist and Professor of Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will discuss his artworks in “Alternative Modernisms” and the narrative and performative dimensions of  picturing regionalism and folk culture.

The talk will take place in the living room of the historic Hanes house at SECCA, located at 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem, NC, 27106.

For further info call 336/725-1904 or visit (


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