Archive for the ‘NC Visual Arts’ Category

Caldwell Arts Council Calls for Entries for “42nd Annual Caldwell Visual Artists Competition” Taking place in Lenoir, NC – Deadline is June 18, 2018

April 21, 2018

The Caldwell Arts Council, in Lenoir, NC, is pleased to announce the “42nd Annual Caldwell Visual Artists Competition” scheduled for June 22-July 28, 2018.

Cash prizes will be awarded at the opening reception June 22, 2018, 5-7pm.

This competition is open to 2-D (paintings, collage, etc.) and 3-D (pottery, small sculpture, etc.) visual artists 18 years of age or older who reside, work, attend school or take art classes in Caldwell County. Photography is excluded from this competition; however, Caldwell Arts Council will host a new photography competition in January 2019!

A non-refundable entry fee of $25 entitles each artist to display two works of art. Artwork must be delivered either June 15 (9am-5pm), June 16 (10am-2pm) or June 18 (9am-5pm).

All the details and prospectus are available on the website: (www.caldwellarts.com) or by calling 828/754-2486.

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2018 Open Studio Tour of Henderson County, NC, Calls for Participation – Deadline June 1, 2018

April 21, 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Open Studio Tour of Henderson County, NC. Registration information can be found online at (www.hcost.org). One of the largest open studio events in WNC, this free, self-guided tour showcases the fine art and craft studios throughout Henderson County. For two days on Sept. 22 & 23, 2018. more than 50 artists in 30+ studios welcome art enthusiasts to their workplaces with plenty of new artwork to view and purchase.

All proceeds earned during the Open Studio Tour are retained by the artists. In addition to the tour dates guests can view all the artists’ work at a Preview Party on Sept. 20 as part of the free Rhythm and Brews outdoor music series in downtown Hendersonville.

Applications close on June 1, 2018.

The 8th annual Open Studio Tour is sponsored by the Art League of Henderson County.

The April 2018 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

March 31, 2018

The April 2018 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/418/418carolinaarts.html) – all 65 pages of it.

This month’s cover art features works by Bob Trotman, from the exhibit, Bob Trotman: Business as Usual, on view at the Gregg Museum of Art, at NC State University, in Raleigh, NC, on view through July 8, 2018. We had such a hard time selecting works for the cover that we created a back cover this month on Page 65. And, we also re-ran the article about this exhibit which we offered in February of this year. If you’re enthralled with Trotman’s works as I am you might want to visit (http://www.bobtrotman.com/videos) where you’ll find some creepy videos and a couple that show closer looks of the artist and his work process.

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our May 2018 issue will be April 24 at 5pm.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

59th annual Art on Main Fine Art / Fine Craft Festival in Hendersonville, NC, Call for Artists Deadline May 1, 2018

March 31, 2018

Artist applications are available for the 59th annual Art on Main fine art and fine craft festival in downtown Hendersonville, NC. Festival dates will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30, 2018, from 10am to 5pm each day. This juried and judged show is produced by the Arts Council of Henderson County.

The Art on Main Committee is announcing that this year’s show will be set up on Main Street for a second year. The committee has been working with the city to move the show into the street for several years. This allows for a show with a more connected layout, storage space behind booths, and a safer environment for everyone.

Artists may download an application from the Arts Council’s website, (www.acofhc.org). An application can also be requested by e-mailing the Arts Council at (acofhc@bellsouth.net), or by calling 828/693-8504. Artists must send four images of their work plus a photo of their booth along with their applications.

The deadline for applications is May 1, 2018 (postmark).

$3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Breakfasts, booth sitters, and a complimentary accommodations program, which provides housing for travelling artists in the homes of members of the Arts Council community, are also offered.

The Arts Council has an aggressive marketing campaign planned to draw audiences from Henderson County, plus North Carolina, and surrounding states. Residents and tourists alike enthusiastically look forward to this popular annual outdoor festival.

Morris Broadband is a major sponsor for this event. For further information about Art on Main, please contact the Arts Council of Henderson County at (acofhc@bellsouth.net) or 828/693-8504. The web address is (www.acofhc.org).

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. Its office is located at 401 N. Main St., Ste 302, Hendersonville, NC 28792. (Entrance on Fourth Avenue West.)

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.

Asheville Fine Art Show Calls for Entries for Its “Youth Art Competition” – Deadline May 1, 2018

March 31, 2018

Nationally-renowned art show organizer Hot Works, LLC is inviting aspiring young artists ages 5 through 13 (grades K-8) to participate in the “Youth Art Competition” it is holding in conjunction with the Asheville Fine Art Show on May 19 & 20, 2018. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2018.

Hot Works has a long history of promoting art education in connection with its fine art shows. One way in which it seeks to accomplish this goal is by inviting local youngsters to compete in an adjunct youth art competition for grades K-8 or ages 5-13. Sponsored by the Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc. (the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which is part of the art fair), the competition gives budding young artists a golden opportunity to begin learning the rules of being part of a professional art show and exhibition. As a bonus, competitors are provided with prime space within the show to display their entries, and $250 in cash awards for the winners.

The Asheville Fine Art Show features work by up to 125 fine art and craft artists who have been juried into the two-day event by a panel of professionals in evaluating and judging artwork of all kinds and descriptions. The exhibiting professionals are on sight throughout the show, and students participating in the competition are afforded the opportunity to speak with them and ask questions about their process, inspiration and what it is like to participate in art festivals and fairs as a career.

“In these ways, our youth art competition provides students with an unmatched learning experience,” states Art Show Director Patty Narozny. Criteria for judging the youth competition is the same as that employed to judge the work of the show’s professional artists: technique/execution and originality.

Applications are available at (www.hotworks.org). For more information, please contact Show Director Patty Narozny at 941/755-3088 or by e-mail at (Patty@artsandeducationinc.org).

The Asheville Fine Art Show brings to Asheville and surrounding communities new original paintings, drawings, pastels, photography, ceramics, clay, glass, sculpture, wood working and carvings, fiber art and art jewelry from the ateliers, studios and workshops of some 125 local and internationally-acclaimed artists. It takes place indoors in the cozy Asheville suburb of Fletcher at the WNC Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, North Carolina 28732 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days.

Since 2003, Hot Works LLC has established an outstanding national reputation for producing high-quality juried art shows, with four of its five shows ranked in the top 100 in the nation. Festival Director Patty Narozny personally attends to every detail, ensuring that the art on display is personally made by the exhibiting artists and of the highest quality, which allows patrons to buy with confidence that they are getting original, top-notch works of art.

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.

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, Holds Opens Call for Entries for “FRESH” Exhibition – Deadline May 12, 2018

March 31, 2018

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, seeks submissions for “FRESH”, an exhibition of new works by North Carolina artists. The exhibition demystifies the process about what goes into the making of a juried exhibition by exhibiting all submitted works prior to the final juried exhibition. NC artists 18 + working in any media are encouraged to submit work produced in the last two years to this unique exhibition. Submissions are limited in size to a maximum of 36” wide and 72” high. For video submissions, please contact Annah Lee prior to the deadline to ensure work can be accommodated. All work must be for sale. 50% commission from all sales goes directly to support the Artspace Inspiration Fund. For further details visit (http://artspacenc.org/artists/opportunities/call-for-exhibitions/fresh/).

Submission Timeline: Submissions due to Artspace between May 8-12, 2018, from 11am-5pm. All submitted work will be displayed in Gallery One and Gallery Two from May 18 – 26. Selected works will be announced May 28. Juried selection will be on display in Gallery One from June 1 – 29, 2018.

Juror:
The exhibition and awards will be juried by Jennifer Dasal, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the NC Museum of Art and creator + host of “ArtCurious” podcast. Cash awards for Best in Show ($1000), 2nd place ($500), 3rd place ($250), and People’s Choice ($100).

Programs:
FRESH Look: May 17, 6pm. Pre-jury viewing party.
FRESH Interpretations: May 19, 11am. Musical response to selected works with Greg Whitt.
FRESH Perspective: June 16, 12-2pm. Live screening of new ArtCurious episode followed by a Q+A session with juror, Jennifer Dasal.

About Artspace:
Artspace is a visual arts center inspiring innovation through opportunities to experience the creative process and engage with artists. Artspace is a widely known and highly valued non-profit visual arts leader in the Southeast. It is a locus of opportunity for the curious of all ages where innovation and creativity are explored, experienced, shared, and celebrated.

For further info call 919/821-2787 or visit (www.artspacenc.org).

Hickory, NC’s Oktoberfest Calls for Artists to Enter Oktoberfest Juried Arts and Crafts – Deadline August 1, 2018

March 31, 2018

Hickory, NC’s Oktoberfest 2018 is now accepting applications for Arts and Crafts vendors. Celebrating its 33rd year, this annual festival will be held October 12, 13, and 14, 2018 in Downtown Hickory NC. Estimated attendance is 100,000 for the three day event.

Hickory’s Oktoberfest is an outdoor festival held annually on the second weekend in October. It features four stages of non-stop live entertainment ranging from traditional polka to rock & roll, two beer gardens, amusement rides and carnival games, a juried arts and crafts show, and hundreds of food and commercial vendors.

Oktoberfest’s Juried Arts and Crafts show is a juried event, with prizes given for the top three artisans. The Arts & Crafts area includes paintings, sculpture, pottery, handmade swings, candles, jewelry, photography and more. Booth spaces are 10 x 10 and limited to one craftsperson per booth. Registration will be accepted until August 1, 2018. Booth fees are $200.00 for all three days with electricity available for an additional $25.00. Applications and guidelines are available on line at (www.hickoryoktoberfest.com).

Other vendors include commercial businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Applications for Commercial and Non-Profit vendors are available online at (www.hickoryoktoberfest.com). Food vendors are welcomed into the festival by invitation only. No food vendor applications are provided online.

For more information on Oktoberfest 2018, applications and guidelines or sponsorship information please visit the website (www.hickoryoktoberfest.com) and click on vendor applications or e-mail to (info@downtownhickory.com).

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Calls For Art Works for Two Exhibits

March 31, 2018

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, extends a call to all clay artists to participate in an upcoming May 2018 exhibit showcasing handcrafted clay mugs and creations in oil. Please submit a complete application, as well as an image of the work you plan to submit, and a paragraph explanation of that work. Timeline: Applications are due April 2 and may be downloaded from (www.haywoodarts.org). All artwork will be dropped off at the Arts Council office May 1.

A Call to Artists—Freedom: An Artist’s Point of View
The Haywood County Arts Council and local non-profit, REACH, are co-sponsoring the June Exhibit. REACH serves survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and teen dating violence. They not only operate a 24-hour helpline and emergency shelter, but also provide victim advocacy, legal assistance, counseling referrals, and community education. We ask that interested artists select one piece to donate for this show – we are seeking variety and wide participation. Work themed around freedom and the arts are encouraged. All mediums are welcome for this exhibit. Please submit a complete application, as well as an image of the work you plan to donate OR a digital sample of the donated work and a one-paragraph artist’s bio. Timeline: Applications are due April 2 and may be downloaded from (www.haywoodarts.org). All donated artwork will be dropped off at the Arts Council office May 29 & 30.

For further info contact Leigh M Forrester, Executive Director by calling 828/452-0593, e-mail to (director@haywoodarts.org) or visit (www.haywoodarts.org).

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, Announces A Call For Entry For “21st Mollie Fearing Memorial Show”

March 13, 2018

The eclectic “Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show” will return to Dare County Arts Council for its 21st year on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

Dare County Arts Council is partnering with the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts to bring the theme of music to this year’s “Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show”.

“The Outer Banks Forum is excited about partnering in this art show for the first time,” said Eddie Cooke, President of the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts. “The Forum will be pleased to select its 2019 Playbill cover from this array of diverse artwork.”

The Outer Banks Forum’s Excellence Award recipient will receive a cash reward and their work will grace the cover of the 2018-19 Forum Playbill. The Playbill is distributed to 500 individuals and businesses throughout the Outer Banks.

“I am so thrilled to include the art of music in the “Mollie Fearing Art Show” for 2018,” said owner of Mollie A. Fearing & Associates and Mollie Fearing’s daughter Grizelle Fearing. “Music is an important element in life defining moments in time that you can relive upon hearing that first note.”

The show is held in memory of Mollie A. Fearing, one of the founders of Dare County Arts Council.

Artists wishing to participate in this year’s exhibition can find a prospectus online at (DareArts.org/molliefearingshow) and at the DCAC Gallery.

The “Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show” is open to Dare County Arts Council members and residents of Dare County age 18 and over. All mediums, except video and projection, are welcome.

Sculptor and installation artist Gabrielle Graber will judge the show. She graduated with an MFA from NYSCC at Alfred University and is currently living in North Carolina as a resident artist at Pocosin Arts. Her practice is an ongoing investigation of being a body in the world where layers of experience and interactions collide into material form.

An opening reception will be held at the DCAC Gallery in Manteo on Sunday, May 6 from 2-4pm.

For more information about the “21st Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show”, please visit (DareArts.org/molliefearingshow) or call 252/473-5558.

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.

The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts is a non-profit organization that brings an annual series of seven outstanding diverse concerts to the area and provides opportunities for youth to participate in the arts. All of the performances are partially underwritten by community businesses.