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Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, for “Fuel for the Fire” Exhibition – Deadline Aug. 7, 2017

July 30, 2017

CLARIFICATION: This Call for Art is open to 2D and 3D (sculptural) work.

“Fuel for the Fire” – works exploring materiality of wood and paper. This juried show is hot, hot, hot with $1,500 in cash awards! The Arts Council is looking for contemporary artists who work with some of art’s most organic materials to create works of art that transcend their elements and captivate the viewer.

The “Fuel for the Fire” exhibition will be on view from Aug. 25 to Oct. 21, 2017, at the Arts Center (301 Hay St.) Fayetteville, NC.

Submit digital images for consideration at (www.callforentry.org) by Aug. 7, 2017.

In this juried show, artists explore and manipulate the materiality of wood and paper in two dimensional and sculptural forms, illustrating evolving techniques and aesthetics by highlighting the expressive capacity and growing sophistication of the materials.

Artists of 18 years or older are invited to enter work.

A non-refundable entry fee of $25 allows artists to enter up two pieces of artwork. Entry does not guarantee inclusion.

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County was founded in 1973. As a link between artists, arts and cultural organizations and the community, the nonprofit agency administers programs in partnership with a variety of local agencies to stimulate community development through the arts. The Arts Council supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development and lifelong learning through the arts.

The Arts Council’s grants, programs and services are funded in part by contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

For further information contact Mary Kinney by calling 910/323-1776, ext. 239, visit the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, e-mail to (maryk@theartscouncil.com) or visit (www.theartscouncil.com/opportunities).

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, Announces Award Winners for “People’s Choice Show”

June 19, 2017

The Arts Council walls and pedestals of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, in Fayetteville, NC, are covered with over 200 colorful creations! During the show’s opening, these winners were chosen as the People’s Choice:

1st Place: “Venezia Grand Canale” by Robson Spinelli

2nd Place: “Timshel” by Michelle Bir

3rd Place: “My Dream” by Sunyoung Kim

Honorable Mentions:

“Delightfully Redundant” by Griffin Carrick
“Bear Family” by Nancy Whaley Chandler
“The Wonderland of Childhood” by Marlene Wellard

Brought to you by Fayetteville Public Works Commission, Public Works includes art by people of all ages and abilities from our community. The artwork is on display through July 22, 2017.

The Arts Council’s galleries are free and open to the public 6 days a week during exhibitions. Come visit us!
The Arts Council’s 2016-17 exhibitions are curated by The Ellington-White Community Development Corporation.

The Arts Council’s grants, programs and services are funded in part by contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

For further information visit (www.theartscouncil.com).

36th International Folk Festival in Fayetteville, NC, Calls for Artisans/Crafters – Deadline Aug. 28, 2014

May 23, 2014

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Applications are now available for the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County’s 36th International Folk Festival, held Sept. 27-28, 2014, in Fayetteville, NC. For less than $100, you can be a part of 2 days of the cultures, traditions and crafts that make the International Folk Festival one of the Top 20 Festivals in the southeastern United States! One of the best vendor opportunities of the year!

100,000 + anticipated attendance
$1,000 in juried cash awards for best original handmade art or craft items being sold. Ist place is $500.
Fun family event!

Learn more about the festival at (www.TheArtsCouncil.com/iff.php). Or visit (http://www.theartscouncil.com/IFF/IFF2014_VendorApp.pdf) for a vendor application now.

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, Offers International Folk Festival – Sept. 27 – 29, 2013

September 11, 2013

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Turn on the news and you see images of unrest all around our world. At a time when we all face so many challenges, the International Folk Festival reminds us that we can work together, no matter what our differences may be. Celebrate the beauty of cultural unity at the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County’s 35th International Folk Festival on Sept. 27-29, 2013, in Fayetteville, NC. The added feature this year of a “Kindness Corner” invites festivalgoers to show love for all people from all cultures. The festival is a free event that welcomes around 100,000 visitors each year to Festival Park and surrounding areas in downtown Fayetteville.

The festival kicks off during 4th Friday on Sept. 27 with cultural performances throughout downtown Fayetteville. The Downtown Alliance will distribute 4th Friday International Passports at 222 Hay Street on 4th Friday. Visitors can “travel” through downtown Fayetteville and collect stamps from restaurants and businesses represented on the passport, and then register to win a grand prize. Passports are also available at the Arts Council at 301 Hay Street from 7 to 9pm during the continuation of the exhibition “Unique Visions: The Gift of Folk Art.”

The celebration of cultural diversity continues on Saturday, Sept. 28, with the Parade of Nations at 10:30am on Hay Street. The pageantry and customs of our diverse community are demonstrated by representatives of more than 30 nations. In an effort to make the parade information more accessible, the Arts Council will have an interpreter on the stage at the corner of Hay Street and Ray Avenue to interpret the parade announcements through sign language for those with hearing challenges. The parade will be led by members of the Army Ground Forces Band, who will also perform on the main stage in Festival Park on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Festival Park is open from noon to 6pm on Saturday, Sept. 28, and Sunday, Sept. 29, with music and dance, international food, arts and crafts vendors and two interactive kids’ areas.

Throughout the festival, visitors can learn about other cultures – from Latin and Celtic bands, to Native American and Hispanic foods, to Peruvian and Japanese crafts. “The International Folk Festival fulfills one of the Arts Council’s main missions – to educate our community through arts and culture,” says Deborah Martin Mintz, executive director of the Arts Council. “One of the performance areas features teaching artists, such as Anthony Morrison and Hobey Ford, who have participated in our year-long Artists in Schools program,” Mintz says. Children are invited to explore Native American customs by creating turtle rattles in another kids’ area near the Native American Cultural Showcase in Festival Park. In the “Kindness Corner,” people of all ages will be invited to participate in a progressive art project, as well as create a craft that will be distributed to members of our community who would benefit from a kind gesture.

Mary Kinney, Marketing Director for the Arts Council, says that on Sunday, Sept. 29, the International Stage “goes completely global with dancing and music from many cultures represented by our friends and neighbors.” Where else can you experience the Philippines, South Korea, Panama, India, Greece and the Ukraine all in one afternoon? And the performances are all free!”

Tickets for a 50/50 raffle will be sold at the event, with the drawing at 5:30pm on Sunday, Sept. 29, on Festival Park’s main stage. The raffle, which will benefit the Arts Council’s programming throughout the community, is sponsored by John Malzone’s Market Square Coffee House.

For more information about the International Folk Festival, visit (www.TheArtsCouncil.com/iff.php).

The International Folk Festival is offered free to the public, thanks to these sponsors: The Fayetteville Observer, BB&T, Cape Fear Eye Associates, Coca-Cola, R.A. Jeffreys, ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure, City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, WRAL-TV, the North Carolina Arts Council and others.

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County was founded in 1973. As a link between artists, arts and cultural organizations and the community, the nonprofit agency administers programs in partnership with a variety of local agencies to stimulate community development through the arts. The Arts Council supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development and lifelong learning through the arts.

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, NC, Offers Lunch and Lecture – Contemporary Photography – May 18, 2013

April 30, 2013

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, in Fayateville, NC, will offers a Lunch and Lecture – Contemporary Photography on May 18, 2013, from 11am-1pm, at the Arts Council, located at 301 Hay Street in Fayetteville. Limited space available!

Ever wonder how photographers become famous? Hear about work by nationally and internationally known artists whose images are in the collection of contemporary photography at the North Carolina Museum of Art – a collection with now over 200 pieces.

Reserve your space at the Arts Council to hear Linda Johnson Dougherty, chief curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

This special session includes lunch, a discussion on Contemporary Photography, and an overview of current and upcoming photography shows at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Registration is $10 for Arts Council and NC Museum of Art members. Non-members registration is $15. The fee includes a light lunch. Space is limited.

Registration and payment are required by May 9, 2013. Registration can be made by cash, check, or credit to The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.

Visit (http://www.theartscouncil.com/Exhibits/Registration%20Form%20LunchLecture2.pdf ) for a printable registration form. You can pay securely online using PayPal (full rate): by clicking here.

For more information contact Christina Williams at 910/323-1776, ext. 234 or e-mail to (christinaw@theartscouncil.com).

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, Calls for Entries for Public Works – Deadline Apr. 20, 2013

February 22, 2013

Public Works is a community-wide art exhibit. This is an opportunity for all artists to have their work exhibited from Apr. 26 through May 18, 2013, at the  Arts Council in Fayetteville, NC.

You are eligible to participate if you live in Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montogmery, Moore, Richland, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland Counties, Fort Bragg or Pope Field.

All artwork, any artwork, 2-D & 3-D from anybody, any age is eligible. Everything that gets hung must be in a sturdy frame with wire on the back. No Plastic box frames, uni-frames or sawtooth hangers. Entries must all be original and not previously entered into any Arts Council exhibition.

Bring your art to the Arts Council, 301 Hay Street, downtown Fayetteville, between 9am and 5pm, Thur., Apr. 18; between 9am-noon, Fri., Apr. 19; and between noon and 4pm, Sat., Apr. 20. Your pieces will be displayed until Sat., May 18, 2013.

The exhibit is sponsored by PWC Fayetteville’s Home Town Utility.

For further details download the entry form at this link (http://www.theartscouncil.com/Artsist%20Opportunitites/Call%20for%20Art_Public%20Works%202013_web.pdf).