Archive for the ‘NC Visual Arts’ Category

Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, Hosts Three-Day Pop-Up Craft Jewelry Marketplace – July 16-18, 2015

July 13, 2015

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The Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, is excited to celebrate regional studio craft by hosting a Pop-Up Craft Jewelry Marketplace on July 16, 17 + 18, 2015, from 10am – 5pm each day. Held in conjunction with the exhibit on view, “Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection”, this three-day pop-up marketplace is curated by Asheville’s own Constance Ensner and features the work of some of our region’s most talented jewelry artists.

The Museum is thrilled to welcome the following jewelry artists: Denise Carbonell, Kelly Carlson-Reddit, David Chatt, Kat Cole, Lisa Colby, Lisa Crowder, Olivia Desoria, Angela Eastman, Nancy Fleming, Gartha Studio (Martha Abraham + Gary Rawlins), Joanna Gollberg, Morgan Hill, Lisa Klakulak, Terri Logan, Stephanie Onel, Marita Strauss, and Terry Taylor.

Artists of other mediums: Kevin Hogan – painter + printmaker, Barbara Fisher – painter, Courtney Martin –  ceramicist, Kathy Triplett – ceramicist, and Barbara Zaretsky – fiber artist.

Admission to the Marketplace is free with admission or Museum membership.

Founded by artists in 1948 in Asheville, NC, the Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. Any visit will also include experiences with works of significance to Western North Carolina’s cultural heritage including Studio Craft, Black Mountain College and Cherokee artists. Special exhibitions feature renowned regional and national artists and explore issues of enduring interest. The Museum also offers a wide array of innovative, inspiring and entertaining educational programs for people of all ages.

Additional information on upcoming exhibitions and public programs at the Museum can be found online at (www.ashevilleart.org).

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, Calls for Entries for Photography Competition – Deadline July 18, 2015

July 12, 2015

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The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, is calling for entries for “Point of View” a juried photography competition. Photographers, it’s your turn! Show us your best work in “Point of View”. We’re looking for exceptional photography – black-and-white, color and digitally manipulated. $1,000 in awards!

EXHIBITION: Selected works showing a variety of subjects will be exhibited at the Arts Council (301 Hay Street) from July 24 – Sept. 12, 2015.

ENTRY: Deliver to the Arts Council (301 Hay St.) July 17, 9am to 5pm; or July 18, noon to 4pm.

ENTRY FEE: 1-2 entries $20 (Arts Council member $15) or 3-4 entries $30 (Arts Council member $25). Entry fee is non-refundable.

AWARDS: $1,000 total in awards. Prizes awarded at 8pm during the exhibit’s opening on 4th Friday, July 24.

CATEGORIES/MEDIUMS: Awards given in three categories: Black & White (film or digital), Color, and Digital Manipulation

ELIGIBILITY: Point of View is open to any resident 18 years or older in the Cumberland County region including Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland counties, as well as Fort Bragg and Pope Field in North Carolina.

Click here for other eligibility requirements and guidelines in the full Call for Art (http://theartscouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/PointOfView_Call-for-Art_print.pdf).

Questions? Call the Arts Council at 910/323-1776 or e-mail to (exhibits@theartscouncil.com).

The Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, Calls for Artists to Bring Their Best – Deadline Aug. 11, 2015

July 6, 2015

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The Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, is making a call for artists to enter “Bring Us Your Best XII”, an all media visual art exhibition, which will open with an awards reception on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, from 5-7pm. Regional visual artists from across the spectrum, from part-time hobbyists to full-time professionals, are called to enter their work in “Bring Us Your Best”, now in its twelfth year.

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“Red Pony,” clay sculpture by Christine Kosiba, won 1st place in fine craft category in 2014.

The popular exhibition will be hosted by Blue Ridge Community College, 180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock, NC, in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall of the TEDC building. Entries will be received on Monday, Aug. 10, and Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015,from 10am to 4pm. No late entries will be allowed. There are no geographic restrictions for entrants.

A juried and judged competition, Bring Us Your Best XII offers more than $3,000 in cash prizes and gift certificates.  First, second, and third place cash prizes will be awarded in each of four categories:  two-dimensional work, three-dimensional work, fine craft, and photography. In addition, the Artist’s Choice Award of $300 will be announced during the opening reception; this award is being presented by two sponsoring artists, and will be selected by the artists who have work in the show.

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“Morning in Patterson, NY” pastel by Christine Mariotti, won 1st place in 2-Dimensional category in 2014.

The winner of the One Planet, One World award will be announced at the opening reception. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, the $250 cash prize will be awarded to the artist whose work best represents a world community recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of all beings; and the oneness and interdependence of all life.

All gallery visitors will be encouraged to vote for their favorite piece in the show, and the “People’s Choice” award winner will be announced at the end of the show. The winning artist will receive a $250 gift certificate from The Starving Artist Art Supply and Framing Shop.

“Bring Us Your Best XII” will be on display from Monday, August 17, through Friday, August 28, 10am-4pm weekdays. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public, and accessible to all. All artwork is for sale during the exhibition.

Artists can find the prospectus with information for entering the show at (www.acofhc.org), or by contacting the Arts Council at by e-mail at (acofhc@bellsouth.net) or calling 828/693-8504.

“Bring Us Your Best XII” is sponsored in part by the Wax Family Memorial Funds, the Dr. Minor F. Watts Fund at the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing, and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville.

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 North Main St., 3rd floor, Hendersonville, NC 28792. (Entrance is on Fourth Avenue West.)

The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, and the City of Hendersonville.

Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, Hosts a Native American Marketplace – July 11, 2015

July 6, 2015

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The Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, is excited to host an Authentically Cherokee Native American Marketplace on Saturday, July 11, 2015, from noon – 5pm. This event will showcase work by members of Authentically Cherokee, a group of contemporary Cherokee artists from Cherokee, NC (historically referred to as the Qualla Boundary). Artists will not only sell their work, but also demonstrate their processes. Everyone in the community is encouraged to attend, learn, support and shop! Admission is free.

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Founded by artists in 1948 in Asheville, NC, the Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. Any visit will also include experiences with works of significance to Western North Carolina’s cultural heritage including Studio Craft, Black Mountain College and Cherokee artists. Special exhibitions feature renowned regional and national artists and explore issues of enduring interest. The Museum also offers a wide array of innovative, inspiring and entertaining educational programs for people of all ages.

Additional information on upcoming exhibitions and public programs at the Museum can be found online at (www.ashevilleart.org).

Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, Calls Fall Pop-Up Residencies – Deadlines of July 15 and Aug. 1, 2015

July 5, 2015

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Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, is calling for proposals for two 10-day Pop-Up residencies to be held in fall 2015. The Pop-Up Artist Residency program at Greenhill provides a space and materials for emerging North Carolina-based artist to create and exhibit artworks in a family friendly education setting.

During Allison Luce’s Pop-Up residency at Greenhill in May and June she focused on art through collaboration working closely with the Greenhill curatorial interns on her Ancient Expanse installation. Luce commented, the installation, “becomes a communal project as we are [all] making decisions about the line-work, patterns and variety on how it all comes together to create an overall design. It is great being a part of an invigorating environment where people are excited about making things.” She also worked with children and families throughout the week sharing information and techniques for working with clay.

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During May First Friday at Greenhill, Allison Luce with a group of adults working on a collaborative installation.

Pop-Up residencies take place in the NC Studio of ArtQuest, Greenhill’s one-of-a-kind hands-on education studios for children and families. Greenhill is looking for artists who have a genuine interest in sharing their techniques and processes with children and families who frequent the space. If desired, artists can invite visitors to participate in art making activities alongside them. Artists will be expected to work in the studio during regular business hours for a minimum of five to seven days to include one Family Night, which takes place on Wednesdays from 5-7pm, and First Friday 6-9pm offering artists a unique opportunity to share their work with visitors.

Selected artists will receive a $200 material stipend, exposure, networking opportunities, internet access, plus, close proximity to The Gallery at Greenhill and use of ArtQuest materials and equipment. The first fall residency will be Sept. 23 – Oct. 2, 2015 and the second residency will be Oct. 28 – Nov. 6, 2015.

Applications are due on July 15 and Aug, 1, 2015, respectively.

To apply, fill out an application to (www.greenhillnc.org/PopUp). Prior to submitting an application it is recommended to view (www.greenhillnc.org/upcoming) for information about ArtQuest and exhibitions that will be taking place in The Gallery during scheduled residencies. Applications are accepted year round and will be reviewed bi-monthly. If selected, a background check will be conducted.

For more information, contact Laura Maruzzella, MAAT, Art Educator, by calling 336/333.7460 x 107 or e-mail to (Laura.Maruzzella@greenhillnc.org).

Wilmington Art Association in Wilmington, NC, Call for Artists to Participate in Art in the Arboretum – Deadline is Sept. 18, 2015

July 5, 2015

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The Wilmington Art Association in Wilmington, NC, is calling for artists to participate in Art in the Arboretum, held Oct. 2 – 4, 2015, in the Cooperative Extension and Arboretum located at 6206 Oleander Drive in Wilmington.

The show is open to 2D & 3D artists, professional and emerging, 18 years & older.

Deadline to submit is Sept 18, 2015.

For further details visit (www.wilmingtonart.org).

The Wilmington Art Association is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for area visual artists to gain community recognition through shows and exhibitions. It offers a forum wherein artists, local craftsmen, and people interested in the visual arts can exchange ideas, learn from each other, and contribute to the community. It provides educational programs, demonstrations, and lectures, which will lead to better public understanding and appreciation of visual arts.

Caldwell Arts Council, in Lenoir NC, Calls for Entries for 30th Annual Sculpture Celebration Held Sept. 12, 2015

July 5, 2015

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The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, (a Caldwell County, NC non-profit) announces the 30th annual Sculpture Celebration in Lenoir on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

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Work by Betty Branch

Sculptors are invited to bring up to 3 sculptures for this one-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards. No commission in event of sales. 30th annual event brings sculptors east of the Mississippi River to Lenoir, NC, for this event. Early registration discounts are available.

For additional details, contact the Caldwell Arts Council, by calling 828/754-2486, e-mail to (info@caldwellarts.com), or visit (www.caldwellarts.com).

The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Ave SW, Lenoir, NC, 28645.

Hickory, NC’s 30th Annual Oktoberfest Calls for Artists Participation – Deadline is Aug. 1, 2015

July 5, 2015

Hickory, NC’s Oktoberfest 2015 is now accepting applications for Arts and Crafts vendors. Celebrating its 30th year, this annual festival will be held Oct. 9, 10, and 11, 2015, 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 Thursday, August 1, 2015.

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 foods from around the world, 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 applications are provided online.

For more information on Oktoberfest 2015, 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).

The RED HOUSE Studios and Gallery in Black Mountain, NC, Calls for Participation in “Art on the Lawn” Events – Deadline is Aug. 10, 2015

July 5, 2015

There’s a new outdoor art event scheduled this Fall bringing artists and visitors together in beautiful Black Mountain, NC. The RED HOUSE Studios & Gallery is proud to announce the scheduling of two “fine art” outdoor show & sale events starting Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. The event, called “Art on the Lawn”, will give the public an opportunity to see up to 50 talented artists from around the region, all exhibiting in one great location! The event will take place in front of The Red House and the beautiful Monte Vista Hotel on Hwy. 70-( 310 West State Street).

Another show is scheduled for Oct. 16 and 17, 2015, as well. “Art on the Lawn” will host “fine art” artists, photographers, 3 dimensional design artists, as well as one-of- a- kind jewelry designers. The work will be on display Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturday from 9am to 4pm.

For more information on space rentals for this event contact: RED HOUSE Gallery, by calling 828/669-0351, or Johnnie Stanfield at 828/333-8113. This event is sponsored by the Swannanoa Valley Fine Art League serving our area for 48 years.

Deadline for exhibitors is Aug. 10, 2015.

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).


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