Archive for the ‘WNC 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.

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.

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).

Empty Bowls Event Benefiting Flat Rock Backpack Program in Flat Rock, NC – Apr. 29, 2018

March 9, 2018

The potters and artisans of Henderson County will present the second annual Empty Bowls event benefiting the Flat Rock Backpack Program, Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018, from 5-7pm at the Parish House at St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, 1905 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock, NC.


Potters Sandra Poces and David Voorhees

Tickets are $25 per person or $50 for families. Come choose a handmade pottery bowl to keep and enjoy a simple meal of soup, breads, and desserts knowing you are supporting children with hunger needs across Henderson County.

Area potters and school groups are making and donating pottery bowls for this event, and local restaurants and bakers will prepare and donate soups, breads, and desserts for our meal. All funds go directly to purchase supplemental food to be sent home on weekends with school children. Serving 160-190 children identified by their schools as being food insecure, the Backpack Program is now in its 9th year as a volunteer organization funded through grants, donations, and fundraisers such as Empty Bowls. This event raised over $7,000 last year, approximately one-third of the yearly Backpack budget.

If you are interested in donating handmade pottery bowls, please call Carol Freeman at 703/505-5247. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please call Mary Satterfield at 864/616-2698.

Tickets are available at the Parish House of St. John in the Wilderness.

For more information call 828/693-9783.

Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, Issues Open Call for Artists of Southern Appalachia – Deadline Mar. 31, 2018.

February 26, 2018

The Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, is accepting submissions until Mar. 31, 2018, from artists of the Southern Appalachian region for “Appalachia Now! An Interdisciplinary Survey of Contemporary Art in Southern Appalachia”, the inaugural exhibition of the new Asheville Art Museum when it reopens in early 2019.

“Appalachia Now!” will feature emerging and established artists from North Carolina and its bordering states: Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The exhibition will include artists of all media, such as painting, sculpture, new media, dance and film. Public programs and performances will be held in conjunction with the exhibition. A full-color catalogue featuring the selected works will be made available in print and online along with an online registry of all Open Call applicants. The registry will include information provided by the applicants through the Open Call and will be an invaluable resource for both promoting artists of the Southern Appalachian region and providing the public with a finding tool for information about these artists and their work.

CURATOR & JUROR
Jason Andrew is known for his exhibitions of interdisciplinary artistic practices. Since 2004, Andrew has headed the Estate of artist Jack Tworkov and has curated exhibitions of Tworkov’s work at The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice (2016) and the Asheville Art Museum (2015), among others. In 2004, Andrew co-founded with choreographer Julia K. Gleich the non-profit arts organization Norte Maar, whose founding mission is to encourage, promote and present new collaborations in our time through exhibitions of and performances by emerging and mid-career artists. Since 2016, he has also led the Estate of Elizabeth Murray and in 2018 curated a one-person exhibition of Murray’s work at Pace Gallery. Andrew is the curator of Appalachia Now! and will work with members of Museum staff to review the Open Call entries.

ELIGIBILITY
Artists of the Southern Appalachian region working in all media within the boundaries on the map below are eligible to apply. Click here (https://ashevilleartmuseum-my.sharepoint.com/personal/jswanson_ashevilleart_org/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx?id=%2Fpersonal%2Fjswanson%5Fashevilleart%5Forg%2FDocuments%2FAppalachia%20Now%20Map%2EJPG&parent=%2Fpersonal%2Fjswanson%5Fashevilleart%5Forg%2FDocuments&slrid=ccc74c9e%2D108b%2D5000%2D63fa%2D30bc2ab560c5) to see an enlarged map.

Artists may submit through Mar. 31, 2018.

For more information about submission requirements and to apply, interested artists can click here (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5138) or visit (www.ashevilleart.org) and click on the link under the heading Open Call for Appalachia Now. Please e-mail Lola Clairmont at (lclairmont@ashevilleart.org) with questions.

Last Days to Apply to be Part of HotWorks’ Asheville Fine Art Show – Deadline Feb. 15, 2018

February 9, 2018

The 2nd annual HotWorks’ Asheville Fine Art Show will take place on May 19 & 20, 2018, at a new location, at the WNC Agricultural Center, Davis Event Center, just outside of Asheville in Fletcher, NC.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2018.

The application can be viewed at (https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5832).

The Asheville Fine Art Show is produced by Hot Works fine art and fine craft shows, a company that has earned a national outstanding reputation for top-notch, high quality juried fine art and fine craft shows in Boca Raton and Estero Florida, and West Bloomfield, Michigan

· Asheville is, by far, North Carolina’s most affluent and sophisticated art-buying and art-loving audience

· All art must be original and personally handmade by the artist who is at the show – please do not apply if you do not personally make the work

· Juried by Art Professionals whom have an art education and art show experience

· Hot Works Executive Producer Patty Narozny has a loyal artist following because:
o She works hard to keep out the buy/sell/import/flea market items – and does the research to keep it out
o She knows how to work the media, and brings in cultivated patrons with money to purchase high-end art
o Patty’s unique brand of marketing with Hot Works has consistent, proven success
o Patty respects and always does her best to do what’s right for the artists and for the art fair industry
o Patty has 30+ years’ experience as a successful event and media producer and the know-how to connect artists with art-buying audiences
o Each artist’s booth sign states emphatically, “All work in this booth is personally handmade by…”

· $1,500 in professional artist awards

· No stages or pulsating music! Music is low-key so you don’t have to shout to sell your art.

· WNC Ag Center/Davis Event Center provides:
o A newer-built facility that is well-attended for a variety of events throughout the year
o Plenty of free parking
o An indoor facility where “weather” is controlled and always pleasant
o A location where patrons come specifically to purchase art

· Upon acceptance into the show, booth rent is $475 for a 10’x10’ area; includes 8’ white pipe and drape to separate space between booths plus a pole to go across the top front of your booth to hang lights, if needed

· Absolutely no more than 180 artists (or less)

· Limited onsite marketing opportunities, sponsorship and community enrichment packages are available

· Institute for the Arts & Education is the associated 501c3 non-profit organization that focuses on visual arts, ethnic diversity, community enrichment and fostering art education among youth

· Youth Art Competition for grades K-8 or ages 5-13 is integrated into the art show within a 10’x20’ space. Sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, students are encouraged to enter his/her original art that is publicly displayed the entire weekend. There is $250 in youth art awards; youth art application deadline is May 1; Applications for the youth art competition can be found at (https://hotworks.org/about-us/artist-applications/)

If your first priority is sales, then Hot Works shows are for you. Except for Asheville, NC – our brand-new show in 2017 – all of Hot Works shows are voted top 100 art shows in the nation – they include:

16th annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show, July 28 & 29, 2018, West Bloomfield, Michigan – outdoors – Voted top 100 art shows –10 years in a row!

22nd & 23rd bi-annual Estero Fine Art Shows – November 17 & 18, 2018 and January 5 & 6, 2019, Gulf Coast Town Center, Fort Myers, FL – outdoors

10th annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show, January 26 & 27, 2019, Downtown Boca Raton, FL – outdoors

Interested? Please contact Executive Producer Patty Narozny by e-mail at (patty@hotworks.org), or call 248/684-2613 or 941/755-3088.

More info at (www.hotworks.org).

At Hot Works, your art is our passion!

Brevard College in Brevard, NC, Offers 8th Annual Celebration of the Arts – Mar. 24-25, 2018

January 31, 2018

Mark your calendar for March 24-25, 2018, for Brevard College’s Fine Arts Department 8th annual celebration of the arts. This one-of-a-kind event provides an opportunity for the community to witness the transforming power of the arts. With each iteration, the event has become more meaningful with new experiences to be had. This year’s cohosts are BC’s very own Lynne Joyce and BC Board of Trustee member Art Fisher.

The experience will kick off Saturday evening, March 24, 2018, with a Gala event that serves as the Friends of Fine Arts (FOFA) Committee’s principal annual fund raising event. On Sunday, Brevard College welcomes the UNC School of the Arts (UNCSA) Symphony Orchestra to the Porter Center stage, along with conductor Christopher Lees and two of UNCSA’s concerto competition winners.


An Iron Pour at a previous Celebration.

All proceeds from the Fine Arts Gala go directly to the Fine Arts Division, benefitting students of Art, Music and Theater. The funds raised, including ticket sales, proceeds from the silent and live auctions and donations, are used to give students opportunities that would otherwise not be available. Fine Arts activities sponsored by FOFA include sending students to the National Association for Teachers of Singing and the Southeastern Theatre Conference, sponsoring museum trips, spearheading Spiers Art Gallery renovations, and hosting guest clinician performers.

“While fundraising is one of the objectives of the weekend festivities, the Gala is also an opportunity to celebrate our Fine Arts programs and to give attendees a real sense of what their support helps us accomplish,” said Kathryn Gresham, Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of the Music Major. “Ticket holders have a chance to view and purchase art, hear performances, and talk with students and faculty about their work together. They also enjoy terrific food, wine and live music!”

Watch for additional information in the upcoming weeks and save the date to join FOFA at the 2018 Arts for Life: a Weekend Celebration!

Brevard College is committed to an experiential liberal arts education that encourages personal growth and inspires artistic, intellectual, and social action. Learn more at (brevard.edu), “like” Brevard College on Facebook and follow @BrevardCollege on Twitter.

Editor of Carolina Arts Drops Another Ball From Coverage in Our Jan. 2018 Issue.

January 9, 2018

OK – here’s another exhibit which fell victim to my recent dance with cancer. I don’t know if I dropped the ball or Brevard College did, but I’m taking the blame on this one too. I know we were sent something by the artist or the college and I can’t find it. But I did find this image floating around Facebook today. So here it is. We don’t usually run images like this, but this is the exception – there is always an exception – one kept me in the hospital for a week I did not plan on.