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Toe River Arts in Spruce Pine, NC, Calls for Entries for “Toe River Arts Juried Exhibit” – Deadline August 10, 2019

June 19, 2019

Toe River Arts in Spruce Pine, NC, is calling for entries for the “Toe River Arts Juried Exhibit”, which will be on view from Sept. 28 – Nov. 2, 2019 at the Toe River Arts Spruce Pine Gallery.

The “Toe River Arts Juried Exhibit” has been an event happening on and off for decades. Its most recent revitalization happened in 2016 due to high demand. It began as a local show with cash awards from local donators. It has since grown over to include artists who reside in NC, SC, GA, TN, and VA. The juried exhibit highlights the Toe River Arts region to an audience from surrounding states and provides our community with an opportunity to see diverse work from artists outside of the region. Toe River Arts exhibition manager, Kathryn Andree, claims “the 2019 Juried Exhibit is slated to be the best yet.”

This event is open to all professional or amateur artists who are at least 18 years of age and who reside in NC, SC, GA, TN, or VA. There is a $35 non-refundable registration fee due at time of application. Artists are invited to submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. All mediums accepted. Work must be original and created within the past two years. All work must be “Exhibition Ready” and must be for sale. A 40% commission is taken on all sold work. 2D pieces must be no more than 50lbs and 3D pieces must be no more than 150lbs. Toe River Arts reserves the right to refuse any submission that it deems unacceptable for the exhibit.

Deadline to apply is August 10, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Acceptance/rejection notification will be sent via e-mail the week of August 19th – 24th, 2019. Accepted artwork may be hand delivered or shipped at the expense of the artist. Each piece of artwork must be labeled with artist’s name, address, phone, e-mail, title and retail price. Work should be shipped or delivered to the Toe River Arts Gallery, (269 Oak Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC 28777) between 10:30 am-5pm, Tues.-Sat, September 17-21, 2019. Work delivered after the deadline date of Sept. 21 at 5pm will not be accepted. A return, prepaid shipping label from UPS or FedEx must accompany all shipped artwork for return shipping. All works must remain on view until the close of the exhibition or until sold.

Works must be picked up from the Toe River Arts Gallery between Nov. 5-9, 2019. Return shipping will be shipped between Nov. 5-9, 2019.

Liability: Toe River Arts insures all work while on its premises. Artists must provide their own incoming/outgoing shipping insurance. Toe River Arts is not responsible for damage due to improper packing or use of faulty construction.

Toe River Arts will be awarding $1500 in cash awards that will be announced during the reception on October 11, 5:00-7:00pm. Mary Anne Redding will be the juror for the event. She serves as Curator and Assistant Director of the Turchin Center for Visual Arts at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Redding has more than twenty-five years experience as a curator, archivist, librarian, educator, and arts administrator. Prior to joining the Turchin Center, she was the curator of the Marion Center for Photographic Arts and chair of the photography department at Santa Fe University of Art & Design. Previously, she was the curator of photography for the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum. She holds a BA in English literature from Ohio University, an MA in arts administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an MLS from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, as well as an advanced certificate in museum studies from Arizona State University. She has written and published numerous essays on photography and contemporary art and also actively guest curates exhibitions at museums around the country.

Please apply online at (https://toeriverartsjuriedexhibit.artcall.org/).

For additional details, please contact Kathryn Andree by calling 828/765-0520, e-mail at (kathryn@toeriverarts.org), or visit (www.toeriverarts.org).