Archive for the ‘Eastern NC Visual Arts’ Category

Art in Bloom Gallery and theArtWorks™ in Wilmington, NC, Call for Entries “Art of the Image ’19” – Deadline June 30, 2019

June 12, 2019

We’re excited to collaborate on this event with Art in Bloom. It will be an awesome opportunity for artists who work in the photographic medium to exhibit their art! We even have entrants all the way from Nairobi! If you know who would be interested, please share.

“Art of the Image ’19” is a juried photographic media competition and exhibition designed to celebrate the medium of photography and its cultural influence by engaging the photography community with a showing of exceptional photo-based works of art. Any original work of art with a primary focus on the photographic medium, utilizing traditional and non-traditional processes, will be considered for the selection process.

Juror will be Beth Handler Riebe, PhD, Independent Curator and Art Consultant. Riebe worked in the NYC art world for twenty years, with curatorial stints at The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Paula Cooper Gallery. She served as an art consultant to Donald B. Marron (one of ARTnews’ top 200 collectors). Beth received a BA from Oberlin College, and an MA and a PhD from Yale University, with all three degrees in art history. She is a former Trustee of the Cameron Art Museum and occasionally teaches art history at UNCW.

For Prospectus and to enter online visit (www.aibgallery.com/art-of-the-image-19/).

Entry deadline is June 30, 2019.

$20 Entry Fee (for up to 2 entries) and $5 per additional entry (unlimited).

Exhibition Date: Aug. 2 – Sept. 15, 2019, exhibited at Verrazzano Gallery, a 7200+ sq.ft., gallery and event space located in theArtWorks™ in Wilmington, NC.

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, Calls for Entries for “Water Water Everywhere” Exhibit – Deadline July 10, 2019

April 30, 2019

The Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, invites artists to contribute art and artifacts to a special July exhibit titled “Water Water Everywhere”. Curated by artist Carol Willett, the goal of “Water Water Everywhere” is to explore the role water plays in sustaining life on the Outer Banks and reflecting that in as many different ways as possible.

“None of us can escape the influence that water has on our lives here on the Outer Banks,” said Carol Willett. “Water sustains us physically, economically and spiritually. It is a source of recreation, a key to our food industry, an environmental factor that influences our weather and a source of artistic inspiration. As a sculptor, the driftwood and materials I collect after each tide become part of the art that I create. I draw inspiration from the interaction of the sea and this ribbon of sand we call home.”

All forms of media including visual, literary and performing arts are welcome, and the show is open to Dare County Arts Council members and non-members. Works submitted to this exhibit should be no larger than 12×12 inches. Artwork can be dropped off on Tuesday, July 9 or Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

Artists wishing to participate in the exhibition can find a prospectus online at (DareArts.org/waterwatereverywhere) and at the DCAC Gallery.

“We’d like to create a multisensory experience that delights people and leaves them wanting more, and we would be thrilled to include your artistic take on what water means to you,” adds Willett.

This water inspired art exhibit will debut on Friday, July 12 at 6pm with a special opening reception. The reception is free and open to the public and will also feature hors d’oeuvres and libations. Proceeds from exhibit sales will benefit art programs throughout the Outer Banks community. The show will remain on display at Dare County Arts Council through August 12, 2019.

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.

Any questions regarding the show can be e-mailed to the curator at (carolsdragon53@msn.com). For more information about “Water Water Everywhere”, please call 252/473 5558 or visit (DareArts.org/waterwatereverywhere).

Craven Arts Council & Gallery in New Bern, NC, Calls for Participation in Bern Garden Plein Air Event – Deadline May 10, 2019

April 30, 2019

Join us for the first ever ‘Bern Garden Plein Air Event” in New Bern, NC, from 9am to 1pm on May 18, 2019. This new event will feature artists of all mediums creating and designing new works inspired by the natural beauty of New Bern at three locations: Union Point Park, Tryon Palace Outer Gardens, and the Master Gardeners Cooperative Extension Garden. Artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply at (www.cravenarts.org) by May 10, 2019, to be a part of the event.

Organized by Craven Arts Council & Gallery, Carolina Creations, and the Craven County Master Gardener Association, the event is open to artists of all mediums and free for the public to attend. The artists will work on creations on site inspired by their surroundings at the three locations, with work on sale to the public. Artworks requiring drying/firing/finishing or other extended times will be offered for sale in the “wet paint” fashion common to other plein air events, allowing the customer to pay now and pick the work up at a later date when completed. Finished works by the artist will be featured in an exhibition at Carolina Creations June 14- June 29, 2019.

For more information please call 252/638-2577 or visit (www.cravenarts.org).

Arts Council of Carteret County in Morehead City, NC, Announce Winners of the 2019 “Art From The Heart” Exhibit and Competition

March 5, 2019

On Feb. 22, 2019, the Arts Council of Carteret County (ACCC) awarded Awards of Excellence and Honorable Mention in both photography and non-photography art at the Artist’s Reception and Awards Event of the 2019 “Art From The Heart” Exhibit and Competition. Judge Eric McRay had made his decisions earlier in the week from 424 pieces of original artwork submitted by 177 artists to the show, on view in Morehead City, NC.

This year ACCC awarded $6,800 to artists recognized for excellence by Art From The Heart judge, professional artist, art educator and studio owner Eric McRay from Raleigh, NC. Judge McRay filmed a blog entry and posted online.

The Award Winners:

Photography Awards of Excellence: Ryan Adrick, Graham Hunt, Jeanne Julian, Beth Kohutek, Sally Lumpkin, Jody Merritt, Michelle Montgomery, Mary Thomason, and Bill Ward.

Photography Honorable Mentions: Karen Doody, Charles Lee, Carol Saylor, Neva Scheve, and Molly Williams.

Non-Photography Awards of Excellence, All Media Including Mixed Media and Three Dimensional Creations: Julie Aycock, Marsha Deane, Michelle J. Fairchild, Maureen Garner, Lynn Golitz, Angel Hopkins, Janet Jaworski, Georgia Mason, Georgia Minnnich, Verena Murvin, Peggy Poe, Gretchen Seibel, Heather Sink, David Slyck, Jody Stouffer, Steve Underwood, Amy Voorhees, Chris Wagner, Vicky White, and Eileen Williams.

Non-Photography Honorable Mentions, All Media Including Mixed Media and Three Dimensional Creations: Anne B. Bell, Tim Bradford, J. Ipock, Annie Kinney, Roxanne Kitty, Lorraine McElroy, Stephen Moore, Bill Sketow, and Jason Smith.

The AFTH gallery is open seven days a week and admission is free. Gallery hours can be found at the Arts Council’s website at (www.artscouncilcarteret.org).

For further info e-mail to (artscouncilcarteret@gmail.com) or visit (www.artscouncilcarteret.org).

Halifax County Arts Council in Roanoke Rapids, NC, Calls For Entries From Regional Artists for the 2019 All Media Juried Art Show

February 28, 2019

Halifax County Arts Council of Roanoke Rapids, NC, is pleased to feature the 2019 All Media Juried Art Show in a six-week long exhibit this spring. The opening day of the exhibit is April 7, 2019. The location of the gallery is 1027 Roanoke Avenue, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.

There will be a total of $1200 in prize money awarded. Both two and three-dimensional work may be submitted. Prize offerings will be $500 first place, $300 second place, $200 third place, and $100 fourth place, with four honorable mentions, $25.00 each. All work to be considered must be original – conceived and created by the artists. The fee is a non-refundable $10 for each entry. There is no limit on the number of pieces that an artist may enter. The juror is Mark Gordon, MFA, Associate Professor of Art at Barton College.

The “Call for Artists” will bring in artists from the Roanoke Valley, Lake Gaston, and surrounding areas in Virginia and North Carolina. The Rules and Application are available at (www.Halifaxarts.org). The public is invited to the opening Awards, Sunday, April 7th (3-5pm) as well as the Sip n’ See, at Halifax County Arts Council, on Roanoke Avenue, Monday, April 8th (6-8pm).

Artist/President of Lake Country Artisans Guild, Sarah Bolduc, remarks, “Halifax County Art Council Gallery,” in Roanoke Rapids, is an exceptional exhibit opportunity with great wall and open space. Excellent lighting enhances the exhibit. Plus, there is plenty of parking around the gallery and across the street. The receptions offer find food and beverage, as well as vibrant artistic conversation.” Exhibit Chairwoman, Carol Moseley, says, “I look forward to chairing this exhibit!”

For more information visit (http://www.halifaxarts.org) or e-mail to Nancy Mueller at (halifaxcountyarts@gmail.com).

Dare County Arts Council Reopens in Manteo, NC, After Hurricane Michael

November 6, 2018

After three weeks of being closed due to flooding from Hurricane Michael, Dare County Arts Council has reopen in downtown Manteo, NC.

Dare County Arts Council’s carpets had to be replaced due to the flooding, but the nonprofit has been working closely with Dare County to get the doors back open as soon as possible.

“A huge thank you to all of our volunteers and the Dare County Building and Grounds Crew for all of their hard work,” said Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin.


Photo by Daniel Pullen

The current exhibit is the People’s Choice Exhibit, which will feature Daniel Pullen’s photography. The Outer Banks community voted for the People’s Choice Exhibit earlier in the year, and out of over 200 nominations Pullen was nominated the most.

The People’s Choice Exhibit titled “Homesick” will debut new work that Pullen says is not his typical style. “The show isn’t going to be filled with landscape and seascapes,” said Pullen. “The premise is, if I passed away or was not able to make it back to Hatteras Island, what would I miss most, my daily routine, my rut, etc.”

The Council’s Winter gallery hours (Oct. 1 – Apr. 30, 2019) are: Tue.-Fri., 10am – 5pm; Sat., noon – 4pm; and closed Sun. & Mon.

For more information, please call 252/473-5558 or visit (www.DareArts.org).

Janet B. Sessoms Earns Best In Show at “Farm to Table” Art Show at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC

November 6, 2018

Janet B. Sessoms has won the Best In Show award at the “Farm to Table” art show being held at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC. The show includes over 80 paintings and more than 100 three-dimensional pieces in wood, glass and clay, all which support or depict the Farm to Table theme. Sessoms’ winning entry is “Island Tractor,” an 11- x 14-inch (unframed size) oil painting.


Janet B. Sessoms earned Best In Show for her oil painting “Island Tractor” (top, far left). Shown are, L-R, Sessoms and gallery owner Ginny Lassiter.

Sessoms received her Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education at University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She is a member of Wilmington Art Association and Women Painters of the Southeast. Her work has been featured on the cover of “Art Guide” magazine, “Wrightsville Beach” magazine and “Cape Fear Living” magazine among others.

The “Farm to Table” exhibit opened Nov. 2 and will run through Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Ballots are available for gallery visitors to vote for their favorites. A People’s Choice award will be announced after ballots have been counted on Dec. 1.

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, art glass, fabric art, pottery, sculpture, turned and carved wood and artisan-created jewelry. There are two onsite kilns and four wheels used by students in the ongoing pottery classes offered by the gallery. There are realistic and abstract art classes as well as workshops by nationally and regionally known artists. During select months, the gallery hosts Coffee With the Authors, a series of presentations by local and regional authors.

The gallery address is: 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC 28467. Hours are Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm. For more information, call 910/575-5999 or visit the website at (www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com). Daily updates are available on Facebook.

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, Calls for Entries for Photography Exhibit

September 30, 2018

Commitment, Sacrifice, Courage, Service, Dedication, Strength, Heroism … powerful words that may especially touch our hearts in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has devastated much of our area. These are also the touchstone words on the public art walls of NC Veterans Park in downtown Fayetteville, NC.

“Touchstone: Images of Service” is the inspiration for a photography competition with $2,000 in total awards, as well as an upcoming juried exhibition at the Arts Center, home of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, which at 301 Hay St., is just a short stroll from the NC Veterans Park.

Photographers are asked to submit their interpretations of these seven words as expressed through any profession or everyday life. An experienced juror, Laurie Schorr, Director of Education at the Light Factory in Charlotte, will select works from artists across North Carolina for the exhibition from Oct. 26, 2018 through Jan. 12, 2019.

Artists must enter at (www.theartscouncil.com/touchstone) by the deadline of midnight Wed., Oct. 3, 2018. Here are some additional details:
All types of photography are eligible and must be uploaded on the Arts Council site for consideration. All images should be recent works (3-5 years). Artists can submit up to 10 photographs, and must include each work’s title, size and any other pertinent information. Submissions must not have been shown or previously entered in any Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County exhibition. The fee is $25 each for up to three submitted photographs, and $10 each thereafter for up to 10 works.

Additional information can be found at (www.theartscouncil.com/touchstone), or contact Adrienne Trego at (adriennet@theartscouncil.com), 910/323-1776, ext. 228.

The Touchstone exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The UPS Store.

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).

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.