Archive for the ‘Coastal NC Visual Arts’ Category

Carteret County Arts and Crafts Coalition in Moorehead City, NC, Calls for Participation in 40th Labor Day Show – Deadline Aug. 3, 2018

July 29, 2018

Carteret County Arts and Crafts Coalition’s (CCACC) two-day, outdoor 40th Labor Day Show will be held this year at Katherine Davis Park in Morehead City, Sept. 1-2, 2018. This is a new venue for CCACC and is located between Arendell Street (Hwy. 70) and the Morehead Waterfront between 6th and 7th Streets. Great exposure!

Additionally, this site has no paid parking (as is now the case in Beaufort). With this change in location, we are opening up this juried show for participation beyond our membership. If you are interested in participating in this CCACC shows but not interested in becoming a member, here is your opportunity.

CCACC is looking for artists and craftsmen with original work only, who hand make items, not reselling purchased items or just assembling purchased items. Artists will be responsible for paying their own sales tax and follow CCACC show guidelines. Download guidelines at this link (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/0af9a0f24479860bca2a55480/images/e4d548cd-a608-4042-8c0d-aac67518d66b.png). Booth spaces are 10′ X 10′ at a cost of $125. Security is not provided so safeguarding of your inventory (especially overnight) is each individual vendor’s responsibility.

If you are interested in being juried for this show please e-mail the following items to (jipock123@gmail.com).

* A minimum of three, but no more than six, photographs (jpeg format) of the work you are planning to sell at the show
* A picture (jpeg format) of your booth as it will look setup and ready to go
* Your bio and description of your work
* Your name, address, phone number and e-mail address
Submission Deadline: Aug. 3, 2018. If juried into the show you will be notified by Aug. 10th.

Questions? Contact (jipock123@gmail.com).

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Craven Arts Council in New Bern, NC, Calls for Artworks Inspired by Poetry – Deadline May 3, 2018

March 31, 2018

The Craven Arts Council & Gallery is pleased to announce their call for artists for the 2018 “Fusion Poetry: Art” Exhibition at Bank of the Arts in New Bern, NC, held from May 4 – June 29, 2018. The Arts Council is seeking artwork inspired by poetry.

During the fall and winter of 2017 Craven Arts Council asked local poets to submit their poetry to be used as inspiration for visual art. Over two hundred poems were submitted, including both adult and youth categories. Craven Arts Council has complied the poems and posted them online so that artists can search through them and find inspiration for an original piece of art.

Artist are asked to visit (www.CravenArts.org) and look under the “Exhibits” tab for “Poetry: Art.” There they will find the full terms and conditions for the exhibition and a link to all submitted poetry. Each artist may submit one original artwork. Work will be dropped off and juried May 2nd and 3rd, 2018. Some work may be rejected due to space considerations. Artist receptions for the event will be held during the downtown New Bern Artwalks, May 11th and June 8th, from 5pm-8pm. Non cash prizes will be awarded for poetry, art, and the best fusion of the two. Craven Arts will also feature a youth division for the contest in the Director’s Gallery.

Please visit (www.cravenarts.org) for more information.

Help Beautify Downtown Morehead City, NC, with Original Art! – Deadline Mar. 5, 2018

February 27, 2018

Downtown Morehead City, Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes, enhances and preserves the downtown community by fostering economic growth. One of the projects the Design Committee of the organization is pursuing is wrapping four Department of Transportation signal boxes downtown with original artwork. They are looking for artists willing to donate their talent and time to create digital artwork which can be transferred to an adhesive wrap.

The boxes are all located on the South Side of Arendell Street at the west side of the intersections with 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th streets. The boxes are all 76” tall and 32” wide on two sides and 24” wide on two sides. There is a vent and a keyhole which will need to be cut in the wrap at installation. Each box has a unique identification number which will need to be placed in the artwork (but not large and only on the door side).

The organization will pay the cost of permitting and having the wraps made and installed on the boxes. The estimate on the life cycle of the wrap is around five years.

They are open to artwork suggestions which will need to be approved by both the Design Committee and DOT. If you are interested in showcasing your artwork on one of these boxes, please let them know.

For more information or to indicate your interest, contact Amy Suggs, Assistant Director, Downtown Morehead City, Inc. by e-mail at (amy@downtownmoreheadcity.com) or call 252/808-0440 by Mar. 5, 2018.

Outer Banks Community Names People’s Choice Artist – Daniel Pullen

February 27, 2018

After tallying over 200 nominations, Dare County Arts Council announces that Daniel Pullen has been selected as the 2018 People’s Choice artist. Pullen is an award-winning, internationally published documentary photographer. His life and work centers around pursuing the art of the photograph. The Hatteras Island native began pursing photography in his teens and gained notoriety for his unique style: a marriage of art, surf, and documentary photography by his early 20s. Today, Pullen teaches photography workshops at his studio in Buxton and photographs surfing, wildlife, weddings, portraits and everything in between. He is set to publish his first book, “The Independent Waterman” later this year.


Daniel Pullen. Photo courtesy of Daniel Pullen Photography.

“I feel really honored to receive this award, especially since I’m in the company of so many great artists in Dare County,” said Daniel Pullen. “Thank you to everyone who voted!”

Dare County Arts Council’s People’s Choice exhibit featuring Pullen’s photography will be on display in DCAC’s Gallery in downtown Manteo Nov. 2-30. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, at 6pm, where the community will be able to meet Daniel and view his work, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and live music. The solo exhibition of Pullen’s photography in November is the anchor of DCAC’s 2018 exhibition schedule.

The idea for the People’s Choice exhibit came about as a way to engage the Outer Banks community’s enthusiasm for the arts, and to build awareness of both established and emerging artists in Dare County.

“We were hoping that our community would respond to our call for input, but I had no idea we’d get the kind of response that we did,” said Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin. “Our thanks go out everyone who voiced their opinion; the feedback was tremendous.”
Dare County Arts Council plans to use the list of People’s Choice nominations to help in the selection for their 2018 Emerging Artist Series, which is a program DCAC created with TowneBank in 2017.

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.

For more information about the People’s Choice exhibit, visit (www.DareArts.org/peopleschoice) or call 252/473-5558.

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, Calls for Entries for Commemorative Exhibition

February 26, 2018

The Chicamacomico Historical Association (CHA) and Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) will co-host an art exhibit at the DCAC Gallery in Manteo, NC, in August 2018 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the famous 1918 Mirlo rescue. Outer Banks artists are encouraged to participate in this historic exhibit.

As part of its efforts to restore the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station, CHA has carefully replaced and preserved older cedar shakes from the station in recent years. Artists are now invited to use the shakes from the station and transform them into works of art (see attached photo).

“The idea is to make the shakes available to local artists who would paint them and donate their work as a fundraising project for DCAC and Chicamacomico Historical Association,” said John Griffin, president of the historic site’s board of directors.

The painted shakes will be part of a 100-piece art exhibit that will debut on First Friday Aug. 3, 2018. Additionally, DCAC and CHA will host a special reception for artists and buyers on the evening of Mon., Aug. 13 to celebrate the Mirlo anniversary.

Artists can pick up shakes to paint at either Dare County Arts Council in Manteo or the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station in Rodanthe, NC. A temporary display featuring several completed shakes is currently on display through March at Dare County Arts Council. The display also includes two paintings by renown maritime artist Austin Dwyer, portraying Chicamacomico’s famous Mirlo Rescue of British Seamen torpedoed by a German UBoat on Aug. 16, 1918.

“When it was first brought to our attention, we jumped at the opportunity to work with the CHA on this project. It is such an elegant way of connecting today’s Outer Banks artists with a tangible piece of our shared history,” said DCAC Executive Director Chris Sawin.

The station is most famous for its highly honored rescue of the crew of the British tanker Mirlo, which was torpedoed in 1918 in nearby waters by a German submarine. The rescue is ranked among the US Coast Guard’s finest hours. The station was opened to the public in the late 1970s.

For more details or to find out how to acquire the shakes, contact the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station by calling 252/987-1552 or Dare County Arts Council at 252/473-5558. For more information about the project, visit (www.darearts.org/chicamacomicoshakeshow).

The 37th Annual New World Festival of the Arts Taking Pace in Manteo, NC, Announces A Call For Entry – Deadline Apr. 30, 2018

February 9, 2018

The Dare County Arts Council announces a call for entry for the 37th Annual New World Festival of the Arts, which will be held at the Manteo, NC, waterfront Aug. 15-16, 2018, from 10am-5pm.

The free, outdoor festival brings 100 artists from all over the East Coast to showcase their fine art, including painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, wood design, leather works, and fiber.


Best in Show Award Recipient Jennifer Rose Hyde. Photo courtesy of Tatum Clements

“The New World Festival of the Arts is a wonderful show to participate in,” said 2017 New World Festival of the Arts Best In Show award recipient Jennifer Rose Hyde. “Dare County Arts Council does an amazing job organizing and creating the energy for the show- their love and support for the arts is reflected in the artists and patrons they bring together. For me, it was a delight to exhibit in the New World Festival of the Arts last year. I connected with amazing folks while enjoying the beautiful setting of the show in the heart of Manteo.”

Artists wishing to participate in the New World Festival of the Arts can find an application online at (DareArts.org/newworldfestivalofthearts). The application deadline is Monday, Apr. 30, 2018. Notifications will be made by Tuesday, May 15, and a full schedule of participating artist will be available after Friday, June 1.


New World Festival of the Arts. Photo courtesy of Tatum Clements

On Wednesday, August 15 Dare County Arts Council will host an artists’ reception with live music for New World Festival of the Arts at 5pm. The reception is free and open to the public, and a great time to mingle with all the talented artists participating in the festival. Midway through the reception, the judge will announce the award winners and distribute prizes.

Bringing an average of 5,000-6,000 attendees to the historic Town of Manteo each year, 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 and funded by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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.

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

The Associated Artists of Southport, NC, is Accepting Entries for its “Spring Regional Art Show” – Deadline Feb. 9, 2018

January 17, 2018

The Associated Artists of Southport, NC, is accepting entries for its annual juried “Spring Regional Art Show”, which will take place from Feb. 26 through Mar. 17, 2018 Deadline for entry is Feb. 9, 2018.

Gina Strumpf, 2-D and Brian Evans, 3D will judge the actual work. All Work will be displayed at Franklin Square Gallery in Southport, NC.

For the exhibit prospectus visit (www.franklinsquaregallery.com).

Wilmington Art Association Calls for Entries for the “36th Annual Juried Spring Show and Sale” Taking Place in Wilmington, NC – Deadline is Feb. 26, 2018

January 17, 2018

The Wilmington Art Association (WAA) invites artists to submit work for its “36th Annual Juried Spring Show and Sale”. This show will be open Apr. 7-15, 2018 in Wilmington, NC, during the annual North Carolina Azalea Festival.

The WAA welcomes Janette K. Hopper as the Juror/Judge for the 2018 “WAA Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale”. Hopper is an active painter, printmaker and performance artist here in Wilmington. Last year’s art activities included a one-person show at the Wilma Daniels Gallery, an exhibit at Art in Bloom, her Japanese print inspired the mural at Nikki’s on Front St. and a performance with a New York dance troop, as part of Cucalorus. She received her Masters of Fine Art in Painting from the University of Oregon and has taught here in the United States, with her position as the Art Department Chair at UNC Pembroke, bringing her to North Carolina

Deadline for entries is Feb. 26, 2018 at 5pm. The show is open to all artists 18 years of age and older and will include original works in painting, pastel, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital imaging, fiber art, mixed media and three-dimensional work. Monetary and merchandise awards will be in excess of $4000.

Interested artists are encouraged to visit (http://wilmingtonart.org/) or call 910/343-4370 for a full Prospectus.

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, is Now Accepting Nominations For People’s Choice Exhibit – Deadline Jan. 27, 2018

January 17, 2018

The Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, announces a call for nominations for their inaugural People’s Choice solo exhibit, which will be on display in DCAC’s vault Nov. 2-30, 2018.

The idea for the People’s Choice exhibit came about as a way to engage the Outer Banks community’s enthusiasm for the arts and to build awareness of both established and emerging artists in Dare County.

“Dare County Arts Council has always encouraged our art supporters to vote for their favorites in exhibits,” said Dare County Arts Council Program Chair Carol Willett. “Recognition is important to all artists, and a People’s Choice show is a means of gathering feedback not only for artists, but also for Dare County Arts Council.

The entire Outer Banks community, from Corolla to Ocracoke, is invited to make nominations for artists from every type of visual arts media for the People’s Choice exhibit. All artists, regardless of age or hometown, are eligible to be nominated for the People’s Choice exhibit.

Nominations can be made online at (DareArts DOT org/peopleschoice) and at the DCAC Gallery in downtown Manteo through January 27, 2018.

The last opportunity for the public to make nominations will be at the opening reception of the “40th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” at Dare County Arts Council on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.

After the submission period is closed, a panel of judges will review the nominations and select the People’s Choice artist for 2018.

“The whole idea behind this organization is that it is a council, a place where all opinions matter,” said Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin. “We always strive to include as many voices as possible and the People’s Choice exhibit gives us a new opportunity to listen to our community.”
The People’s Choice artist will be announced on Feb. 12, 2018.

The month-long exhibit will have an opening reception on Friday, Nov. 2 at 6pm, where the community will be able to meet the People’s Choice artist and view their work.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Dare County.

For more information about the People’s Choice exhibit, please visit (DareArts DOT org/peopleschoice) or call 252/473-5558.

New World Festival of the Arts in Manteo, NC, Announced Award Recipients

August 31, 2017

In perfect summer weather, over 75 world-class artists, with the backdrop of the Manteo, NC’s waterfront provided the ideal setting for the “36th Annual New World Festival of the Arts” on Aug. 16 and 17, 2017.


Best in Show Award Recipient Jennifer Rose Hyde. Photo courtesy of Tatum Clements.

Mixed media artist Lisa Beth Robinson, who is an assistant professor at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, judged the show. She observed watercolor, acrylic, photography, jewelry, ceramics, wood design, leatherwork, and many other media.


Third place award recipient Gregory Bryant. Photo courtesy of Tatum Clements.

“Jurying the show presented me with difficult choices; I saw a great deal of beautiful and finely crafted work,” said Robinson. “My first consideration was, of course, the formal properties of the work: craft, skill, creativity, and concept. Beyond that, I was looking for artists who used their media in ways that exceeded the traditional boundaries of the material with an exceptional level of skill and work that appeared ripe for pushing these boundaries.”

Robinson carefully selected the following winners:
Best In Show- Jennifer Rose Hyde from Manteo, NC. (fiber/jewelry)
Second Place- Sheila Nash from Norfolk, VA, (watercolor)
Third Place- Gregory Bryant from Norfolk, VA, (jewelry)
Merit Awards: Cammie Hall from Kitty Hawk, NC, (jewelry), Cyndi Goetcheus Sarfan from Kill Devil Hills, NC, (photography), Dawn Gray Moraga from Kitty Hawk, NC. (acrylic), and Laura Frye from Washington, NC (watercolor).

Best In Show winner Jennifer Rose Hyde paints with needles and threads that compose wearable art with vibrant colors and textures. Second place winner Sheila Nash is a watercolor artist who paints on paper with transparent watercolor. Third place winner Gregory Bryant’s unique porcelain jewelry has an ancient, yet modern design. “What a nice surprise it was to get this award,” said artist Gregory Bryant. “This was my third year participating in the show. I continue to be lured by the charm, hospitality, and unique character of Manteo. I really enjoyed my customers- a great mix of locals and vacationers.”

Presented by PNC Bank for the third consecutive year, the New World Festival of the Arts is a Manteo tradition that provides awareness of current trends in the visual arts while acquainting visitors with the historic Town of Manteo.

Thank you to presenting sponsor PNC Bank, corporate sponsor SAGA Construction & Development, event partner The Town of Manteo, and show organizers Erin Johnson and Louise Sanderlin.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to help organize this show,” said jewelry artist and DCAC staff member Erin Johnson. “As a graduate of The College of the Albemarle’s fine arts program and a budding artist, this show has been a wonderful learning experience. I enjoyed working with all of the New World Festival artists and seeing their artwork.”

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Dare County.

For more information about the Dare County Arts Council’s upcoming events, please call 252/473.-5558 or visit (www.DareArts.org).