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FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill, NC, Teams Up with PORCH to Feed the Community

May 7, 2020

Shop Online and Help Feed Local Families

“Over 14% of adults and 20% of children in Orange County are “food insecure”, meaning that they lack sufficient food for an active, healthy life.” With COVID-19 and current lock-down regulations, now more than ever local families need help in getting access to healthy meals. “Since its founding in 2010, PORCH has provided $2.8 million in hunger relief to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community,” and we are thrilled to help this fantastic organization add to that number.

Work by Carol Retsch-Bogart

Work by Emily Booker

Thanks to the generosity of FRANK artists, we are excited to announce that we have set-up an online gift shop with 20% of the sales proceeds going to local organization PORCH. PORCH is an all-volunteer, grassroots hunger relief organization based in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area.

The shop will be updated regularly, so please check back often. The items in the shop are available for pick-up or non-contact local delivery weekly.

Work by Gordon Jameson

Work by Susan Filley

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Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, Calls for Applications for the 61st Annual Art of Main Fine Art and Fine Craft Fair – Deadline May 1, 2020

March 10, 2020

The Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, is proud to announce that the applications are available for the 61st Annual Art of Main Fine Art and Fine Craft Fair. This year the event will be September 26 and 27 from 10am-5pm in Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC. The Application Deadline is 5/1/2020. There is a $250 Booth Fee and a $25 Jury Fee to be part of the event.

Autumn in the Western North Carolina mountains finds thousands of visitors traveling to the region to enjoy its amazing fall foliage. We celebrate fine art and fine craft on the last weekend of September each year by gathering distinctive local artists, as well as highly qualified artists from the southeast region of the U.S. to meet the public and sell their work on Historic Main St. More than 100 juried artists sell fine art paintings, in addition to works in clay, metal, wood, fiber, photography, jewelry, etc.

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.

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

For further information contact Hannah Duncan, Executive Director at 828/693-8504.

Artists Collective | Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC, Offers 10th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser – Mar. 21, 2020

March 10, 2020

Artists Collective | Spartanburg, formerly West Main Artists Cooperative, is celebrating its 10th anniversary and rebranding with a fundraiser, “Sparkle & Shine,” March 21, 6 – 8pm. The event will feature an art exhibit with works for sale by member artists, performance art by the Madddartist, an interactive art installation by Jimmy O’Neal and a scavenger hunt, as well as hors d’oeuvres and wine.

This fundraising event is a coming-out party for the organization’s new image, one that it hopes will showcase more completely the over 50 member artists who live in all parts of Spartanburg and surrounding counties. Attendees will have the opportunity to view the 32 artists’ studios that are housed in the former church building at 578 W. Main St. in Spartanburg.

“Our name, West Main Artists Co-Op, suggested a neighborhood organization with a small number of members and a limited reach in the community,” Dave Sawyer, fundraising chair of Artists Collective | Spartanburg, explains. “We came to realize that a clear and defining name and a dynamic and recognizable logo are extremely important to the overall success of our organization and the fulfillment of our mission.”

Beth Regula has been the Chair of the Management Board for the past seven years and witnessed the growth, challenges and change. “I know that opportunities have not always been available for young artists or young-at-art artists, and this is what keeps me involved,” she says of the process of creating art space out of an abandoned church that now houses the largest collection of locally-made art for sale in the county.

The organization became increasingly aware of the fact that to be sustainable they needed to tell their story better and increase sources of funding through grants and sponsorships. This fundraiser is a step toward involving the community in the important process of realizing the mission of making art and artists more accessible.

Tickets for the event, $40 for singles, $75 for couples, may be purchased online at (, at the Retail Shop at 578 W. Main Street, or at the door the night of the event.

Art donated for the Sparkle and Shine fundraiser will be on display and for sale in Galleries 2 and 3 and for sale for the month of March. All proceeds will benefit the collective.

For information contact Artists Collective | Spartanburg or Beth Regula, by calling 864/804-6501, or e-mail to (

Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, NC, Offers Spring Sip & Shop Event – March 20 & 21, 2020

February 8, 2020

Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, NC, will celebrate spring with two days of demos, discounts, and wine on March 20 and 21, 2020. The Sip & Shop will take place from 10am – 5:30pm with artist demonstrations from 11am – 4pm on both days. Visitors can enjoy complimentary wine while shopping two expansive floors of finely crafted furniture, ceramics, jewelry and much more, contributed by over 400 artists and craftspeople from across the United States. Gallery merchandise will be discounted 10 percent. The discount does not apply to demonstrators’ artwork, custom/special orders, or Lyman Whitaker Wind Sculptures.

“Our Spring Sip & Shop presents a rare opportunity to get deals on our new offerings for 2020, and it’s also a chance to connect with a few of our local makers,” says Ashley Van Matre, Marketing Manager at Grovewood Gallery.

During this two-day event, Andrea Kulish will demonstrate the ancient Ukranian art of pysanky, a wax-resistant method of decorating Easter eggs. Each egg is designed as a wish, with symbols and colors intended to bring the person who receives it love, health, success, or whatever attribute the artist selects. A first-generation Ukrainian-American, Kulish learned the intricate art of pysanky, which translates to “written eggs,” as a young girl. Now, she not only creates them, using unique folk-inspired designs, but she also teaches classes in the art.

Works by Andrea Kulish

Dollmaker Charlie Patricolo will be in the gallery too, working on cloth dolls in various stages of completion and transforming them into delightful creations. Patricolo has been making dolls for nearly 50 years and is also a fiber arts instructor at the John C. Campbell Folk School. In August 2017, she was accepted into the prestigious Original Doll Artist Council of America (ODACA).

Also demonstrating on both days is fiber artist Karen Kennedy, a graduate of Haywood Community College’s Professional Craft Program. Kennedy will be needle felting cairns and decorative bird nests using locally dyed wool.

Established in 1992, Grovewood Gallery is nationally recognized for its dedication to American fine art and studio craft. Located in historic Grovewood Village in Asheville, NC, the gallery is noted for its charming, old-world setting and rich craft heritage. This site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, an Arts and Crafts enterprise that played a significant role in the Appalachian Craft Revival during the early 20th century. Today, Grovewood Gallery offers two expansive floors of handcrafted treasures by over 400 artists and craftspeople from across the United States.

Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10am – 5:30pm, and Sunday from 11am – 5pm. Free parking is available on site.

For more information, visit (

CREATE Conway in Conway, NC, Presents the Spring Indie Market 2020 – April 18, 2020

February 7, 2020

CREATE Conway in Conway, NC, presents the Spring Indie Market 2020 with live music, food truck vendors, and over 50 exhibiting artists, artisans, designers, and vintage makers. Attendance at Indie Market continues to grow larger and larger. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to join your local creative community.

When: Saturday, April 18th from 10am – 4pm
Where: Laurel Street to Second Avenue
Historic Riverfront District of Downtown Conway

All products sold at this event must be handmade, homemade, and/or designed by you, the seller. Reselling commercial products is strictly prohibited from this event. Vendors who do not abide by this disclaimer will be asked to leave the event and no refunds will be issued.

CREATE! Conway active members receive a FREE outside space.
CREATE! Conway active members inside space is $30
Non-members outside space is $45 and inside space is $75
Food Truck Vendors outside space is $45
Be sure to check out our money saving offer below before you reserve your spot.

NOTE: The City of Conway now mandates that all vendors have a City of Conway business license. If you already have one, please bring a copy with you on the day of the event. If you do not have one you will be required to pay an additional $5 when you check-in on the day of the event.

Applications are being accepted now through April 5, 2020.

Have questions? E-mail inquiries to ( or call Brian at 843/997-0902.

Dare County Arts Council is Accepting for Participation in the New World Festival Of The Arts – Deadline April 1, 2020

February 7, 2020

The Dare County Arts Council announces a Call For Entry for the 39th Annual New World Festival of the Arts, which will return to the Manteo, NC, waterfront August 12-13, 2020. Artists from all over the East Coast will travel to the Outer Banks to showcase their fine art, including ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, photography, wood design, leather works, basketry, painting and printmaking at the free, outdoor festival.

2019 New World Festival of the Arts Best In Show award recipient Kristen Dahms’ mixed media piece titled “Voyage Home” was selected to promote this year’s festival.
“Voyage Home was inspired by the beauty of the ocean and the magic of the moon,” said artist Kristen Dahms of Hampton, VA. “New World Festival of the Arts takes place in a beautiful waterfront area with art of many different styles and variety.”

Artists wishing to participate in the 39th Annual New World Festival of the Arts can find the application online at ( The application deadline is Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Dare County Arts Council will notify artists of the jury’s decisions by Friday, May 1, and a full list of participating artists will be available after Monday, June 1.

Multidisciplinary artist and East Carolina University School of Art & Design graduate Travis Fowler will judge this year’s show. “I am honored to have been considered and chosen to judge an event of this scale,” said artist Travis Fowler. “I am really looking forward to seeing the array of work and meeting the artists and makers that the 39th Annual New World Festival of the Arts will bring to Manteo.”

An artist reception will take place at Dare County Arts Council on Wednesday, August 12 from 5pm-7pm. Midway through the reception, the award winners will be announced and prizes will be distributed. The reception is free and open to the public, and is a great place to mingle with the exhibiting artists.

New World Festival of the Arts has been a Manteo tradition for decades, providing awareness of current trends in the visual arts. The festival was started by Manteo business owner Edward Greene, and is sponsored by the Town of Manteo.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity. This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

For more information about the New World Festival of the Arts, please visit ( or call 252/473-5558.

2020 Night Market located at the Charleston (SC) City Market is Accepting Applications – Deadline January 29, 2020

January 8, 2020

The Night Market began as an Artisan/Hand Crafted only market in 2013, and now has over 100 various artists represented. This dynamic and diverse group has become an integral part of the Charleston City Market. The Night Market is located between Church Street and East Bay Street, in historic downtown Charleston, SC, each Friday & Saturday night, from March – December., from 6:30-10:30pm. Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, the Night Market provides the opportunity to discover quality, unique, local handcrafted items, stretching for 3 blocks! It is not just a Market, but an experience.

Applications for the opening of 2020 Season will be accepted January 3, 2020 – January 29, 2020. Applications will only be accepted by those residing in South Carolina. We do not accept applications for the Day Market.

Click here ( for The NIGHT MARKET application.

Organizers Call for Entries for the 12th Annual North Ridge Country Club Art Gala, held Feb. 29, 2020, in Raleigh, NC – Deadline Jan. 19, 2020

January 8, 2020

Artists! It’s time once again to enter your artwork for an opportunity to show at the 12th Annual North Ridge Country Club Art Gala on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Entry Deadline: January 19, 2020

The North Ridge Country Club Art Society wishes to promote art and area artists, while also developing increased art appreciation within its membership. The NRCC Art Society continues to expand the permanent art collection in the clubhouse for members to enjoy. To achieve these goals, the North Ridge Country Club Art Society sponsors a juried art competition each year, culminating in a special event to showcase the work of the selected artists.

The 2020 Juror is Edie Carpenter, Director, Artistic + Curatorial Programs for the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art in Greensboro, NC. Carpenter will serve as juror and select 25 pieces for the show from submitted artwork.

Those selected artists will have 8 X 10 foot booths to offer additional work for sale at the North Ridge Country Club Art Gala on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 6pm.

Club members and their guests will attend the party to view the work and possibly add pieces to their personal collections. The juror will choose Best in Show, Second and Third Place award winners, who will receive recognition at the Gala and the opportunity to display their work in Gallery Hall for a designated number of weeks at North Ridge Country Club.

The North Ridge Country Club Art Society will purchase the Best in Show piece to hang in the permanent collection.

$15 per digital entry
15% commission collected on work sold in connection with the show
Entry Deadline: January 19, 2020

Enter at this link (

North Ridge Country Club
6612 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27615

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Offers Sale of 2020 “Seasons of Haywood County” calendar

November 26, 2019

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, has announced the eight local photographers who have been selected for publication in the 2020 “Seasons of Haywood County” calendar. This 12-month calendar features 13 photos of beautiful Haywood County. The $15 calendar is available for purchase at the Haywood County Arts Council Gallery & Gifts beginning on Dec. 2, 2019.

The photographers that are included in our 2020 Calendar “The Seasons of Haywood County” include:
January-Peter Brown-“Winter in Haywood County”
February-Kelley Jakelis-“Winter Barn”
March-Russell Wyatt-“Elk at Cataloochee Valley”
April-Donald Raff-“Spring Thaw”
May-Denise Seay-“Dahlia”
June-Donald Raff-“Cairn”
July-Beverly Sloan-“Weeping Mountain”
August-Marnie Brooks-“Water Knob”
September-Journal Thomas-“Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly”
October-Marnie Brooks-“Autumn Blue Ridge”
November-Peter Brown-“November in Haywood County”
December-Beverly Sloan-“Snowy Drive”

The cover photo “Fall at Fines Creek” by Kelley Jakelis is also attached.

For further info call 828/452-0593 or visit (

Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, Calls for Participation in Makers Market – Deadline Jan. 10, 2020

November 26, 2019

The Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, is calling for participation in the 2020 Makers Market, to be held on Sat., Feb. 15, 2020, from 10am-3pm in the Gray Loft at GCCA.

Application deadline: January 10th, 2020 by 5pm.

All makers, crafters, and artists with a GCCA membership are welcome to submit an application to the 2020 GCCA Makers Market!

If you’re an artist or a maker in or near Greenville, SC, the Makers Market is a great opportunity to sell your work, gain exposure, and meet other artists! Become a member, if you aren’t already, and apply now to save your spot. Only 30 spaces available so be sure to check out the application and guidelines to apply by January 10th.

Application & REQUIREMENTS

Click below for Makers Market details including eligibility, rules, requirements, and important dates. Please review the guidelines before submitting your application.

Submit an application by 5pm on January 10th, 2020. You may either download and mail your application or apply online. For additional help, contact Coordinator Julie Hamer by e-mail at ( or call 864/735-3948.

To apply visit (