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Council for the Arts Jacksonville/Onslow in Jacksonville, NC, Calls for Entries for Its “Fall Juried Show” – Deadline is Sept. 30, 2015

September 11, 2015

council-for-the-arts-jacksonville_onslow-new-logoThe Council for the Arts Jacksonville/Onslow in Jacksonville, NC, announces a “Fall Juried Show” for the month of October and simultaneously a show for emerging artists.  The premier “Fall Juried Show” presents fine craft, painting and sculpture, and represents many of our local top artists. At the same time, we will display in our secondary gallery the work of amateurs or emerging artists.

Artists can submit up to three pieces of their original work on Sept. 29 & 30, 2015. For the “Fall Juried Show” the $30 application fee can be paid by cash, check or credit card.
Work will be on display through the end of October.  All work must be original and made by the artist.

Sarah Merrit, Executive Director Wayne County Arts Council, and an artist, will serve as the judge for the “Fall Juried Show”. Monetary awards will be presented based on the decision of the judge.

Emerging artists are provided the opportunity to show their work and not monetary awards. The “juried process” is a necessary career step if an artist wants to be considered as a serious artist. To help build and develop their artistic resumé artists will enter juried art competitions. Acceptance into a show such as this and having their work displayed provides an endorsement of the artist’s skill and artistic talents.

These events will showcase fresh, innovative work in most media. Applications from new and emerging artists are encouraged.

It is through juried art competitions and juried art shows that an artist’s career and professional development will progress. By successfully participating, the artist will then be taken more seriously by art galleries, art buyers and art reps. It is a progression and a process that takes time for an artist to learn and to adapt to in order to succeed.

For additional information, contact the Arts Council by calling 910/455-9840.

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The Council for the Arts Jacksonville Onslow, NC, Offers Regional Grants to Artists in 29 Counties in Eastern NC – Deadline Sept. 11, 2015

July 18, 2015

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The Council for the Arts Jacksonville Onslow, in Jacksonville, NC, is seeking applications for the 2015–2016 Regional Artist Project Grants. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. Complete funding guidelines and applications are available online at (http://www.jaxarts.com).

The Regional Artist Project program is managed through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and 29 local arts councils throughout eastern North Carolina working as a consortium. Counties include Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.

Residents in these counties are eligible to apply for grants that provide financial support to artists in all disciplines, such as visual art/craft, music composition, film/video, literature/playwriting and choreography/dance, and at any stage of their career. Types of fundable projects include the creation of new work, purchase of equipment and materials and professional development workshops. Complete funding guidelines and applications are available online at (http://www.jaxarts.com).

Since 1985, the state Arts Council has provided funds for the Regional Artist Project program to support professional artists. The regional consortium of eastern North Carolina arts councils matches the N.C. Arts Council to create a pool of funds for the artists. In the East, grant awards to artists generally range from $500 to $1,000, and follow a competitive application and review process.

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge serves as administrative arts council for the Eastern North Carolina Regional Consortium and manages the application and review process.  Application forms and grant guidelines are available on their website at (http://www.pittcountyarts.org/grants/regional-artist-project-grants/). Applications must be received no later than Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, to the Pitt County Arts Council, located at 404 S. Evans St., Greenville, NC,  27858 or can also be delivered to your local arts council, Council for the Arts Jacksonville Onslow by their closing time.

For more information, contact Holly Garriott, Executive Director, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, by e-mail at (holly@pittcountyarts.org), call 252/551-6947 or the Council for the Arts by e-mail at (jaxarts@jaxarts.com) or call 910/455-9840.

Council for the Arts in Jacksonville, NC, is Calling for Grassroots Grant Application for 2015-2016 – Deadline is July 17, 2015

July 5, 2015

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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 County.

“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.

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.

For more information call 910/455-9840, or e-mail to (jaxarts@jaxarts.com).

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.

Council for the Arts in Jacksonville, NC, and Onslow County Calls for Entries for “Wee Little Trees” – Deadline Nov. 14, 2014

October 30, 2014

On Nov. 22 – 23, 2014, the Council for the Arts will partner with the Onslow Caregivers, Inc. for the 12th annual Festival of Trees; a winter wonderland filled with decorated trees, holiday displays and entertainment at the American Legion Building, 146 Broadhurst Road in Jacksonville, NC.

The Council for the Arts is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual “Wee Little Trees” at this year’s “Festival of Trees” presented by the Onslow Caregivers, Inc.  for patients of Onslow County Home Health and Hospice programs.

Everyone is invited to join the holiday fun and become part of the spirit of the season. Use your imagination; your Christmas trees can be made out of fabric, foam, wood, sticks, twigs; food metal….…the skies the limit on your imagination…  only the size has a cap….up to 24 inches tall (including the topper) and up to 24 inches wide! Only the first 50 wee trees will be accepted, so get your application filled out.

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“Charlie Brown Tree,” Metal by Stephen Zawistowski, 2013 wee tree Best in Show

Deadline to enter a mini tree is Nov. 14, 2014 @ 4:30pm

Entry fee is $5.00 per tree. All mini trees will be donated as part of the “Festival of Trees” silent auction, except for the Best in Show, which will become property of the Council and will be displayed year round.  Everyone is eligible to bid on these cute trees. A “People’s Choice Award” and Judges will pick “Best in Show.” Last year’s winner was Stephen Zawistowski “Charles Brown Christmas Tree.”

Businesses, schools, civic groups, churches, families and individuals can enter this wee little tree extravaganza! We look forward to seeing the beautiful trees from our creative folks. Help support your neighbors for this worthy cause.

Any questions can be e-mail to (jaxarts@jaxarts.com) or call 910/455-9840. Mail in your entry forms to Council for the Arts, P.O. Box 34, Jacksonville, NC 28541

Council for the Arts in Jacksonville, NC, Offers Soup in a Bowl – Oct. 18, 2014

September 6, 2014

This year, our popular 12th Annual Soup in a Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, from 11am – 1pm at the Council for the Arts at 826 New Bridge Street in Jacksonville, NC. Ten dollars buys a one-of-a-kind bowl designed by potters, such as: Ben Watford, Becky LaPadula and Nancy Newman and reserves your place at the table.  For the best selection, stop in early for your special bowl!

We are already compiling a list of home made soups. We usually have around twenty different selections; everyone finds a “must have” recipe. There are always quite a few gourmet selections, courtesy of the many talented chefs who donate their inventive creations. It is the creativity of all the participants that makes this event so superior. Last year we had twenty five soups and eight different breads and cookies. Try as many as you wish.

Check out our web site at (www.jaxarts.com) and click on the soup link to see current soups.

Enjoy delicious soups, breads, entertainment and, of course, super company. Call 910/455-9840 for more information.

Council for the Arts in Jacksonville, NC, Calls for Applications for Grassroots Arts Programs – Deadline July 11, 2014

June 13, 2014

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 2014-2015 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.

The deadline for turning in applications is July 11, 2014.

Proposals must be for projects that occur between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. 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.

Coastal Carolina Artists & Crafters Guild Inc. Calls for Entries for “Upcycled Art Contest” in Jacksonville, NC – Deadline Extended to Apr. 24, 2014

April 8, 2014

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The Coastal Carolina Artists & Crafters Guild Inc. is calling for entries for “Upcycled Art Contest” an exhibition held at the 2014 Spring Arts and Crafts Show in Jacksonville, NC. The contect will be held on May 3, 2014. This competition is open to all artists working in any media and at all skill levels.

Guidelines:
Artwork must incorporate reused or repurposed materials.
Entrants must be 18 years of age or older or accompanied by a parent/guardian.
A photo of the artwork, entry form and fee must be submitted by April 4, 2014. Extended to April 24

Application and submission information is available at (www.ccacguild.org).

Location:
American Legion Building, 146 Broadhurst Rd, Jacksonville, NC

Timeline:
Friday 4/4/14—Entry form, photo(s) and fee due Deadline Extended to April 24
Friday 5/2/14 between 10am and 6pm —Artwork must be delivered to the American Legion Building at 146 Broadhurst Rd, Jacksonville, NC
Saturday 5/3/14 9am to 4pm—Exhibition of artwork open to the public for voting
Saturday 5/3/14 between 4pm and 6pm—Artwork must be picked up

Entry Fee:
$20.00 for one to two artworks entered
$5.00 fee for each additional artwork above two.
Payments can be made by credit card, check or cash. Make checks payable to CCAC Guild Inc.

Prizes:
Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Amounts of cash awards will be determined by the number of entry fees collected. Winners are determined by visitor’s votes.

Show off how you turn used products and “trash” into an amazing piece of art for a chance to win cash prizes!

This event is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of artists and to show how wasted materials can be reused and repurposed.

For further info call 910/938-7077 (leave a message); e-mail to (ccacguild@yahoo.com) or visit (http://ccacguild.org).

Council For The Arts in Jacksonville, NC, Announces Results of “36th Annual Student Art Show”

March 5, 2014

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The Council For The Arts in Jacksonville, NC, announces the results of “36th Annual Student Art Show,” on view from Mar. 2 – 21, 2014.

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This is the only county-wide art contest available to all middle and high school students in our county. This annual show is noted for its originality, colorfulness and innovation; an eye into the soul of a young artist. For thirty five years we have been dazzled by the creative and unique talents of the students. Many of the students have their work selected each year, so we are able to follow their development and, often, our young artists continue their studies through college and go on to successful careers in art. How do we know? They stop in to thank us for providing the early recognition that encouraged them to pursue their dream.

Art Departments of every school: public, private and base are invited to pre-select and enter eight pieces of student work; home schooled students are each invited to enter one piece.

The show was judged by Janet Francoeur, professional artist and co-owner of Carolina Creations in New Bern, NC.

This competition was funded in part by Grassroots.

JUDGE’S OVERALL CHOICE AWARD

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“Omo” by Allyna Ankney, 12th grade, Dixon High

“Omo” by Allyna Ankney, 12th grade, Dixon High

High School Winners

EXCELLENCE AWARDS

“Concrete Jungle” by Sara Codgill, 11th grade, Richlands High
“Block #2” by Francesca Horan, 10th grade,    Dixon High
“Moo-dy” by Morgan Jarman, 10th grade, KCE Art School
“Elissa” by Tavita Mageo, 12th grade, Southwest High
“Maximus” by Janay Watie, 12th grade, Swansboro High

MERIT AWARDS

“Self-Portrait with the Sky” by Sarah Haga, 11th grade, Southwest High
“No Joke” by Lauren Hanna, 12th grade, Dixon High
“Sketchbook” by Essence Lowe, 10th grade, White Oak High
“Octopus” by Emma Ritch    , 11th grade, Richlands High

HONORABLE MENTIONS

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“Tribal Colors” by Mollie Pittman, 11th grade, KCE Art School

“Solemn” by Angelica Gilliam, 11th grade, KCE Art School
“I Know You’re There” by Sarah Haga, 11th grade, Southwest High
“Thoughtful” by Francesca Horan, 10th grade, Dixon School
“Face Jug” by Jacob Lewis, 11th grade, White Oak High
“Lilly” by Brianne McCarter, 12th grade, Southwest High
“River of Bricks” by McNulty, 12th grade, Southwest High
“Tribal Colors” by Mollie Pittman, 11th grade, KCE Art School
“Focus of the Eyes” by Jamie Rogers, 11th grade, Swansboro High
“Death of the Individual” by Grace Shanholtz, 10th grade, KCE Art School
“Maverick” by Alexis Slider, 12th grade, Richlands High

Middle School Winners

EXCELLENCE AWARDS

“Onslow Forest” by Kaci Bathon, 7th grade,    KCE Art School
“Metallica” by Zoe Davila, 8th grade, New Bridge Middle
“Frayed” by Brittany Jones, 8th grade, Swansboro Middle
“Optical Illusion” by Taylor Scoggin, 7th grade, New Bridge Middle
“Blue” by Shelby Stephens, 6th grade, KCE Art School

MERIT AWARDS

“Palm Tree” by Morgan Gardner, 8th grade, Dixon Middle
“Sumi-E Accordion Book”     by Mikel Ros, 8th grade, New Bridge Middle
“Ocean Blue” by Caitlyn Sigafose, 8th grade, Swansboro Middle
“Chinese Good Luck Dragon” by Autumn Smith, 8th grade, New Bridge Middle

COUNCIL’S CHOICE

“Serenity” by Reina Abuzzo, 10th grade, KCE Art School
“The Winter Thaws” by Reagan Treichel, 7th grade, New Bridge Middle

For further information call the Council at 910/455-9840 or visit (www.jaxarts.com).

Council for the Arts in Jacksonville, NC, Calls for Artist Participation in First Art Block Festival

February 28, 2014

Council for the Arts in partnership with the Jacksonville Tourism Development Authority announces the inaugural Art Block Festival to be on Saturday, Apr. 26, 2014, on the block of the Council for the Arts in in Jacksonville, NC. This outdoor festival starts at 10am-4pm. Rain or Shine.

This is a family friendly event with entertainment, food, interactive arts and demonstrations throughout the day. A celebration of the arts! Come and enjoy paper doll art, painting murals, face painting and creating artwork. Arts and one of a kind crafts will be for sale and on display as well.

Artists and food vendors may register now! Cost to register: Early registration for a booth space is $50, and with electricity $60 (limited Spots with electric). Registering after Apr. 16, 2014 is $70. Food vendors welcomed.

For further information about Art Block contact Council for the Arts, 910/455-9840, e-mail to (jaxarts@jaxarts.com), or visit (www.jaxarts.com).

Council for the Arts is located at 826 New Bridge Street, Jacksonville, NC. 28540