Archive for the ‘WNC Visual Arts’ Category

Art MoB in Hendersonville, NC, Announces Winner of “Burst of Summer” Show

July 21, 2019

Art MoB in Hendersonville, NC, announces the winner of this years “Burst of Summer” miniature show, which was held during the month of June. Visitors were invited to pick their favorite of over 30 entries. It was Charlotte Brass’s entry, titled “Ducky” which received the most votes. “It’s always a pleasant surprise to see who the winner is,” said owner Michele Sparks. “We enjoyed meeting so many people who appreciate local art”.

Besides the People’s Choice award, artists competed for the “Best of Show” and “Honorable Mention”, which were given to Diane Southen and John Anderson.

Visit us on August 10 from 11am – 3pm for our Front Porch Series. Sweet tea and delicious treats will be offered during this laid-back artist talk.

Art MoB Studios and Gallery represents over 90 regional artists including 5 working studio artists.

Open 7 days a week, Art MoB is located at 124 4th Avenue East, Hendersonville, NC.

For further info call 828/693-4545 or visit (www.artmobstudios.com).

Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, Offers Art Spark Art Extravaganza – August 10, 2019

July 6, 2019

The Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, will host its annual Art Party called Art Spark Art Extravaganza on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Old Bishop Place Farm in Cedar Mountain, NC, from 6-9:30pm. The theme for the Art Party is “des masques . . . something hidden”. The Art Party includes an art auction, featured art chefs, live painting demonstrations, a DJ, and painted servers.

Tickets for this event are $85 per person. Tickets go on sale July 5. Proceeds from this event fund the art programs of the TC Arts Council.

For more information call the TC Arts Council at 828/884-2787 or go to (www.tcarts.org).

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).

Arts Council of Henderson County in Flat Rock, NC, Calls for Entries for “16th annual Bring Us Your Best Art Exhibition” – Deadline July 30, 2019

June 14, 2019

The Arts Council of Henderson County in Flat Rock, NC, is making a call for artists to enter “Bring Us Your Best XVI”, an all media visual art exhibition, which will open with an awards reception on August 2, 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 sixteenth year. The popular exhibition will be co-hosted by Blue Ridge Community College, 180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock, in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall of the TEDC building. Entries will be received on Monday, July 29, and Tuesday, July 30, from 10am to 4pm both days.

A juried and judged competition, “Bring Us Your Best XVI” offers $3,350 in cash prizes and gift certificates in four categories: 2D, 3D, fine craft, and photography. A new cash prize will be offered this year, the Chrysalis Award, which will be given to encourage emerging artists who are new to showing their work. Three $100 Chrysalis prizes will be awarded based on excellence in design and execution, as well as potential, in any medium. First, second, and third place cash prizes will be awarded in each of the four categories. In addition, the Artist’s Choice Award of $300 will be announced during the opening reception, and will be selected by the artists who have work in the show. Ten Honorable Mention awards will also be presented.


Work by Molly Angel, 1st Place winner from 2018

The winner of the One Planet, One World award sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville will be announced at the opening reception. 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. Sponsored by The Starving Artist Art Supply and Framing Shop, the winning artist will receive a $250 gift certificate from The Starving Artist.

“Bring Us Your Best XVI” will be on display weekdays from 10am to 4pm from Monday, August 5, through Friday, August 16, 2019. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public, and accessible to all. All artwork will be for sale.

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

“Bring Us Your Best XVI” is sponsored in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, the Wax Family Memorial Funds, the Dr. Minor F. Watts Fund at the Community Foundation of Henderson County, the Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing Shop, and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville. Other sponsors for prizes include the following artists: Walter Arnold, John Patrick McAfee, Karen Eve Bayne, and Peter Gollup.

For more information please contact the Arts Council by e-mail at (acofhc@bellsouth.net) or call 828/693-8504.

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 2700A Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock, NC, 28731.

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

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Participation in the 34th Annual Sculpture Celebration Taking Place on Sept. 7, 2019

June 10, 2019

Subject: Call for Sculpture Artists – 34th Annual Sculpture Celebration

Who: Caldwell Arts Council, Lenoir, North Carolina

When: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9am– 4pm.

Where: T.H. Broyhill Walking Park, 945 Lakewood Drive, Lenoir, NC

Cost: $50-80 (Discounts available for early registration)


Work by Betty Branch

The Caldwell Arts Council announces the 34th annual Sculpture Celebration in Lenoir, NC, on Saturday September 7, 2019 at the T.H. Broyhill Walking Park in Lenoir, North Carolina.

Sculptors are invited to bring up to 3 sculptures for this one-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards, along with potential sales and commissions.


Folks viewing a work by Stefan Bonitz

This annual event attracts sculptors and buyers from the eastern United States to Lenoir, NC. Last year, over 4,000 people attended the family-friendly celebration.

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

Hickory’s Oktoberfest 2019 in Hickory, NC, Call for Artists to Participate – Deadline August 1, 2019

May 29, 2019

Hickory, NC’s Oktoberfest 2019 is now accepting applications for Arts and Crafts vendors. Celebrating its 34th year, this annual festival will be held October 11, 12, and 13, 2019 in Downtown Hickory NC. With estimated attendance of 100,000 for the three day event, the potential for sales is extremely high!

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, 2019. 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 2019, applications and guidelines or sponsorship information please call 828/322-1121 or visit the website (www.hickoryoktoberfest.com) and click on vendor applications or e-mail to (info@downtownhickory.com).

Tryon Arts & Crafts School in Tryon, NC, Calls for Entries for Annual TACS Member Exhibition – Deadline June 17, 2019

May 29, 2019

Each year, Tryon Arts & Crafts School in Tryon, NC, expresses gratitude for our members’ support by arranging an exhibit of their original artworks.

We invite you to participate in “Origin Stories”, the annual TACS Member Exhibition.

Each current member of TACS may submit two works of art that fit the following criteria:

Work # 1: A past artwork that was important to your artistic development. If you do not have the past artwork, you may instead submit a framed photo documenting the past artwork or a framed written story about the past work (less than 250 words).

Work # 2: A recent artwork. Ideally, Work #2 will relate to Work #1, but that is not required.

Think of this opportunity as a way to show the “then and now” of your artmaking.

DEADLINES & IMPORTANT DATES

Artwork Delivery: Fri – Mon, June 14 – 17

Public Reception: Friday, June 21, 6 – 8 pm

Exhibition: June 21 – August 2

Artwork Pick-Up: Sat – Tues, August 3 – 6
(TACS closed Sundays)

CLICK HERE to View the Entry Form with Complete Instructions at (https://tryonartsandcrafts.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/TACS-2019-Member-Show-Entry-Form.pdf).

CLICK HERE to Become a Member at (https://tryonartsandcrafts.org/product-category/memberships-registration/).

HotWorks.org 4th Asheville Fine Art Show™ Takes Place Outdoors at Pack Square Park in Downtown Asheville, NC – Oct. 26 & 27, 2019

March 18, 2019

*Limited to 175 Artists – all art is original and personally handmade by the artist in the show

*Limited onsite marketing and/or community enrichment opportunities

*Reach a cultured, art buying patron with money to spend

*Convenient parking for artists and patrons

*Comprehensive Marketing and PR campaign

*Professional Artist Awards $1,500

*Youth Art Competition Awards $250

The Asheville Fine Art Show presented by HotWorks.org focuses on visual arts, cultural diversity, community enrichment, and fostering art education among youth. The Asheville Fine Art Show is juried by art professionals with criteria for judging based on originality, technique/execution and booth appearance. Our emphasis is on quality, not quantity.

Show Producer & Director Patty Narozny has 30+ years of media & event experience. Since 2003, she has gained a national outstanding reputation for quality juried fine art and fine craft shows. Narozny networks with local media to bring high-end patrons to the show.

Institute for the Arts & Association, the associated 501c3 non-profit features a Youth Art Competition. Young Artists in grades K-8 or ages 5-13 are encouraged to enter his/her art that is publicly displayed in the art show the entire weekend. There is $250 in youth art awards as students begin to learn the rules and are exposed to the entrepreneurship opportunity of doing art shows for a living. (We are looking for a sponsor for this area.)

Limited On-Site Marketing &/or Community Enrichment Opportunities include:

Presenting Sponsor
Service/Product Official

Youth Art Competition K-8
Professional Artist Awards
Information Booth
On-Site Marketing Opportunity

Each package is tailored to meet your corporate marketing or community enrichment goals.

Come join us and see for yourself why Hot Works shows are the Best!

Contact Patty Narozny, Executive Producer by e-mail at (patty@hotworks.org), telephone at 941/755-3088, cell at 248/762-2462, visit (www.hotworks.org) or (www.facebook.com/hotworksartshows).

Public Art Commission seeks artist for project at Hickory Police Department in Hickory, NC – Deadline Apr. 15, 2019

March 18, 2019

The City of Hickory’s Public Art Commission (PAC) is seeking an artist to create a large-scale work of art inspired by the theme of “Police and Community Together.” The work will be a sculpture installed on the grounds of the Hickory Police Department and will be visible from public streets and pedestrian walkways, free of any admission fee. The committee is especially interested in work that highlights community, creativity, diversity, and craftsmanship.

The PAC invites applications from professional artists or designers, age 18 or older, who are eligible to work in the United States. Priority will be given to artists based in North Carolina.

Interested artists must submit an application, including a statement of interest, work samples, resumes, and references, by 5pm on Apr. 15, 2019. Applications may submitted electronically to (sgreene@hickorync.gov) or mailed to the following address:

City of Hickory Public Art Commission
c/o Sarah Greene
P.O. Box 398
Hickory, NC 28603

A review committee composed of members of the Public Art Commission and project stakeholders will evaluate applications and invite finalists to interview. The committee will then recommend an artist, or artist team, to the Public Art Commission for approval. The selected artist will be notified on May 10, 2019.

Additional details about the project and application process are available online at (http://www.hickorync.gov/content/public-art-commission).

The Public Art Commission, an advisory group to the Hickory City Council, works to enrich Hickory by integrating a wide range of art into public spaces that will create a visual sense of the community, improve quality of life, represent all facets of population, commemorate history, and inspire all citizens and visitors. Hickory’s Public Art Collection is comprised of over 100 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, murals, and benches.

To learn more about the Public Art Commission, visit (http://www.hickorync.gov/content/public-art-commission). For questions about this project, please contact PAC liaison, Sarah Greene, at 828/261-2275, or via e-mail at (sgreene@hickorync.gov).

Arts Council of Henderson County in Flat Rock, NC, Announces Open House and Betty Taylor Memorial Award Presentation – Mar. 7, 2019

March 5, 2019

The Arts Council of Henderson County has moved its office to 2700A Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock, NC, and will open its doors for an Open House on Mar. 7, 2019, from 3-6pm. At 3:30pm a special presentation will be held to recognize the third Betty Taylor Memorial Fund award winner, artist Jennifer Mills Grabosky. Administered by the Arts Council of Henderson County, the Taylor Award is funded by the Community Foundation of Henderson County and is designed to promote emerging artists in need of financial support and studying in the field of visual arts and crafts.


Work by Jennifer Mills Grabosky

“Learning is as much fun as painting,” says 2018/19 Betty Taylor Award Recipient Jennifer Mills Grabosky. “I thrive on studying talented artists, their methods, and mindset. This extremely generous award offers me the opportunity to take a huge step forward as a new artist working under the tutelage of some of the country’s finest talent. I am flattered, humbled, and excited!”

During the Open House, Grabosky will display pieces of her current artwork throughout the Arts Council’s new office space. A former television host, Grabosky also received a Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG) award that recognizes her work as an emerging artist. The RAPG award is funded by the North Carolina Arts Council, the Arts Council of Henderson County, the Transylvania Community Arts Council, and the Tryon Fine Arts Center.


Work by Jennifer Mills Grabosky

The Open House and Award Recognition is free and open to the public, and accessible to all. Refreshments will be provided.

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

For more information please contact the Arts Council by e-mail at (acofhc@bellsouth.net), call 828/693-8504 or visit (www.acofhc.org).