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The Burke Arts Council in Morganton, NC, Calls for Entries for “2016 Autumn Photography Exhibition” – Deadline Aug. 15, 2016

July 6, 2016

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The Burke Arts Council in Morganton, NC, is pleased to announce a call for entries for “The Fourth Annual Autumn Photography Exhibition” to be on view from Sept. 30 through Nov. 11, 2016.

1. AUTUMN  PHOTOGRAPHY  EXHIBIT  TIMELINE:
Entry Deadline: All entries must be received by Monday, Aug 15.
Artists will be notified of acceptance via e-mail by Friday, Aug. 26.
Delivery of accepted artwork: September 9 – 24.
The exhibit will run September 30 thru November 11, 2016.
Reception and distribution of awards: Friday, Sept. 30, 5-7pm.

2. ENTRY  GUIDELINES  AND  FEES:
All work must be original, shot in the last two years and never shown at the Burke Arts Council Gallery. No composite or mixed media images will be accepted.

FEES: A non-refundable entry fee of $15 for one entry OR $50 for 5 entries.

JUROR  OF  AWARDS:  Artwork will be judged for selection by a committee of arts professionals.  Awards will be judged by Greg Stewart (www.gregstewartphoto.squarespace.com).

3. AWARDS:
OVERALL BEST IN SHOW: $500
First (In each category): $200
Second (In each category): $100
Honorable Mentions  (One in each category):  An opportunity to have a solo exhibit at the Burke Arts Council.

4. CATEGORIES:
BLACK & WHITE (Photo must be black & white)
TRADITIONS AND CULTURES
ARCHITECTURE

5. HOW  TO  APPLY :   ( Digital/ Online Submission or Regular Mail)
DIGITAL/ ONLINE APPLICATION:  Please click here:  ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM and upload your images (JPGS Only, 72 dpi).

REGULAR MAIL:  Please print and mail the completed APPLICATION FORM , CD containing your images (JPEGS Only, 72 dpi), and payment to:
The Burke Arts Council 115 E Meeting Street Morganton, NC 28655.  Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of your images and notification letter (if desired).

PLEASE  CONTACT  THE  BURKE  ARTS  COUNCIL  WITH  QUESTIONS:
115 E.  MEETING STREET
MORGANTON, NC 28655
828/433-7282
e-mail (director@burkearts.org)
(www.burkearts.org)

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Burke Arts Council in Morganton, NC, Calls for Entries for “Second Annual Autumn Photography Exhibition” – Deadline Aug. 17, 2015

August 5, 2015

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The Burke Arts Council in Morganton, NC, is calling for entries for its “Second Annual Autumn Photography Exhibition” on view at the Burke Arts Council Gallery, from Sept. 25 through Nov. 6, 2015

1. AUTUMN  PHOTOGRAPHY  EXHIBIT  TIMELINE:
Entry Deadline: All entries must be received by Monday, August 17, at 5pm.
Artists will be notified of acceptance via e-mail by Tuesday, August 25.
Delivery of accepted artwork: September 16 – 18 and 21 – 24, 10 am-1pm.
The exhibit will run September 25 thru November 7,  2015.
Reception and distribution of awards: Friday, October 2, 5-7pm.

2. ENTRY  GUIDELINES  AND  FEES:
All work must be original, shot in the last two years and never shown at the Burke Arts Council Gallery. No composite or mixed media images will be accepted.

FEES: A non-refundable entry fee of $15 for one entry OR $50 for 5 entries.

JUROR  OF  AWARDS:  Artwork will be judged for selection by a committee of arts professionals. Awards will be judged by Greg Stewart. (www.gregstewartphoto.squarespace.com)

3. AWARDS:
FIRST – OVERALL BEST IN SHOW: $500
First (In each category): $200
Second (In each category): $100
Honorable Mentions  (One in each category):  An opportunity to have a solo exhibit at the Burke Arts Council.

4. CATEGORIES:
BLACK & WHITE (Photo must be black & white)
EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE (At least one of the three elements)
REFLECTIONS (Represents mental or physical reflection)

5. HOW  TO  APPLY :   (Regular Mail or Digital Submission)

DIGITAL/ ONLINE APPLICATION:  Please complete the ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM and upload your images (JPGS Only, 72 dpi).

REGULAR MAIL:  Please print and mail the completed APPLICATION FORM (pdf) and a CD containing your images (JPEGS Only, 72 dpi) to:
The Burke Arts Council, 115 E Meeting Street Morganton, NC 28655. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of your images and notification letter (if desired).

MORE INFORMATION IS ON OUR WEBSITE  !

For further info call 828/433-7282, e-mail to (director@burkearts.org) or visit (www.burkearts.org).

A New Artist Collective is Being Founded in Morganton, NC

March 31, 2015

An expanding group of artists, the Katz Arts Collective, is getting ready to set up in the old Katz Department store building in downtown Morganton, NC. For several weeks, they have been pulling up old carpets, setting up the shop windows, and cleaning up spaces. The old place is cleaning up rather well.  The group plans to have spaces for artists to work, give demonstrations, provide classes for children and adults, have a gallery space and rent shelf spaces to local artists.

The membership process: Interview, complete membership dues, Orientation (Includes shop software overview, and Facebook Introduction).

This is the brainchild of Autumn Samen, a local photographer and mother of three.

The Grand opening and launch of this new organization is scheduled for May 1st, 2015, from 5-9pm at the Katz building, 116 West Union Street in Morganton.

For further info about the group or joining contact Samantha McKinney by phone at 828/439-3626 or e-mail to (catsclaw1001@gmail.com).

Burke Arts Council in Morganton, NC, Call for Participation in the 3rd Annual Art on the Square Event – Deadline Mar. 13, 2015

February 14, 2015

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Join artists from every corner of North Carolina and beyond for Art on the Square, an outdoor fine arts show to be held in Morganton, NC, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Artists will present their work on the grassy lawn of the Historic Old Courthouse in the center of Downtown. Painters, jewelers, photographers, sculptors, woodworkers, potters, and more will be participating in this one day event.

Downtown Morganton is in the foothills of Western North Carolina with easy access from Charlotte, Greensboro or Asheville; located at Exit 105 on Interstate 40. US Highways 18 and 181, as well as US 64 and US 70 also intersect the city. In a recent issue, “Southern Living Magazine” called Morganton a small town we love, “this Foothills Blue Ridge Community is quickly gaining a reputation as a vibrant hub for dining and the arts.”

Art on the Square is an outdoor, juried art show. It will coincide with the “Appalachian Pastel Society Exhibition” on view in the arts council gallery.

Art on the Square is planned and administered by the Burke Arts Council with support from the Downtown Morganton Main Street Office and the Morganton Parks and Recreation Department. We look forward to your participation in this event!

You may contact the Burke Arts Council for further information by calling 828/433-7282.

1. ART ON THE SQUARE TIMELINE:

Entry Deadline: Your Entry must be received by Friday, Mar. 13, 2015.
Artists will be notified of acceptance via e-mail on Friday, March 20, 2015.
Payment to the Burke Arts Council is due by Apr. 3, 2015.
Art on the Square will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10am – 5pm.

2. EXHIBIT AREA DESCRIPTION:
Art on the Square will be held on the grounds of the Old Courthouse Square in Downtown Morganton.
Each booth area is 10’ X 10’.  Placement of the booth will be determined by the Burke Arts Council. Assignments are final.
Exhibitor is responsible for tent, exhibit display, equipment, supplies, tables, chairs, and signage.
WEIGHTS: All tents must be weighted properly. We recommend at least 40 lbs per leg. Artists without tent weights will not be allowed to use a tent.
We encourage artists to participate in demonstrations throughout the day but it is not a requirement.
Electricity is available for an additional cost of $10 per booth.  This is a rain or shine event and no refunds will be given in the event of inclement weather.

3. ENTRY GUIDELINES AND FEES:
All work must be original and current. Artwork is juried by a group of professionals in the arts. Please submit a short bio/artist statement with your entry.

The cost per booth is $65 for BAC members and $75 for non-members payable to the Burke Arts Council. The fee is due within 14 days of acceptance. This fee is non-refundable should the artist cancel.
We will use your images for promotion and marketing.
Click here (http://burkearts.org/membership/member-burke-arts-council/) for information on Membership in the Burke Arts Council

4. SET UP AND BREAK DOWN:
Official hours of the show are 10am until 5pm.  Set up time begins at 7am. Exhibitors will receive details prior to the show regarding booth location and/or booth number. Exhibitors may not breakdown their booth prior to the end of the show.

Easy access to drive to your booth area for drop off.
Parking for artists will be in one of the free open lots downtown, easily accessible to and from the Courthouse Square.
Insurance: Insurance should be in place and paid for by the exhibitor. The City of Morganton, the Burke Arts Council and/or staff is not responsible for the safe keeping of property while at the art event.

We reserve the right to deny the exhibition of inappropriate artwork.

5. HOW TO APPLY: (Two options: Regular Mail or Online Application).

REGULAR MAIL: Please return application form and a CD containing 4 images (JPEGS Only, 72 dpi) of your work and one of your booth (if applicable) to: The Burke Arts Council 115 E Meeting Street Morganton, NC 28655. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of your images and notification letter (if desired). Notifications will be sent via e-mail unless e-mail address is not available.

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE APPLICATION:  (http://burkearts.org/artist-resources/call-artists-art-square/)

Burke Arts Council in Morganton, NC, Calls for Entries for Photography Competition – Deadline Aug. 1, 2014

May 23, 2014

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Join photographers from every corner of North Carolina and beyond for the “Autumn Photography Exhibition” at the Burke Arts Council Gallery in Morganton, NC, on view from Sept. 23 through Oct. 24, 2014
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Downtown Morganton is in the foothills of Western North Carolina with easy access from Charlotte, Greensboro or Asheville; located at Exit 105 on Interstate 40. US Highways 18 and 181, as well as US 64 and US 70 also intersect the city.  In a recent issue, “Southern Living Magazine” called Morganton a small town we love, “this Foothills Blue Ridge Community is quickly gaining a reputation as a vibrant hub for dining and the arts.”

“AUTUMN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT” TIMELINE:

· Entry Deadline:  All entries must be received by Friday, August 1, at 5pm.

· Artists will be notified of acceptance via e-mail by Friday, August 22.

· Delivery of accepted artwork: September 15 – 19, 10am-3pm.

· The exhibit will run September 23 thru October 24, 2014.

· Reception and distribution of awards:  Friday, September 26, 5-7pm.

ENTRY GUIDELINES AND FEES:
· All work must be original, shot in the last two years and never shown at the Burke Arts Council Gallery. No composite or mixed media images will be accepted. Artwork is judged for selection by a committee of arts professionals.  Awards will be selected by Brian Taylor.

· FEES: A non-refundable entry fee of $15 for one entry or 5 entries for $50.

AWARDS:
· FIRST – OVERALL BEST IN SHOW:  $500

· First (In each category): $250

· Second (In each category): $100

· Honorable Mentions (One in each category): An opportunity to have a solo exhibit at the Burke Arts Council.

CATAGORIES:
o PEOPLE

o DOWNTOWN, USA

o NATURE: (Nature images that do not include any evidence of man.)

HOW TO APPLY :
REGULAR MAIL: Please return the completed application form and a CD containing 4 images (JPEGS Only, 72 dpi) of your work to: The Burke Arts Council 115 E Meeting Street Morganton, NC 28655. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of your images and notification letter (if desired). Notifications will be sent via e-mail unless e-mail address is not available.

DIGITAL APPLICATION: Can be found on our website at (www.burkearts.org). Please submit images (JPEGS Only, 72 dpi) and completed application form: CALL FOR ARTISTS

The exhibit will coincide with the 12th Annual October Oyster Outing being held on Saturday, October 18 at the arts council and on the Historic Courthouse Lawn in Downtown Morganton. The Oyster Outing is an annual favorite, attended by thousands of people from across the south.

This exhibit is planned and administered by the Burke Arts Council with support from the Downtown Morganton Main Street Office. Download the information and forms at (www.burkearts.org).

The mission of the Burke Arts Council is to enrich the quality of life in Burke County through cultural and artistic activities. We seek to coordinate arts activities in the community, serve as an informational and resource center for the arts and to promote local artists and arts organizations.
We seek to coordinate arts activities for the arts and to promote local artists and arts organization.

Please contact the Burke Arts Council for further information by calling 828/433-7282.