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FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill, NC, Launches Apprentice Program for Emerging Artists

March 30, 2017

The Franklin Street Arts Collective (FRANK Gallery) in Chapel Hill, NC, will begin accepting applications for a one-year emerging artist apprentice program on April 1, 2017. The program will provide the selected artist(s) with opportunities for professional development, exposure, sale of artwork, and collaboration with the gallery, its members and local arts organizations.

“The apprentice program allows FRANK to give promising young artists an opportunity to learn the business of art through a truly hands-on experience, and from within a creative and supportive community,” said Torey Mishoe, Gallery Manager.

The program seeks to foster mutual growth between the apprentice, and the gallery artists. The apprentice’s participation in the collective offers the benefits of a FRANK membership, including exhibition opportunities in the gallery, mentorship from professional artists, and unrivaled access to the professional arts community in Chapel Hill and the Triangle. As an apprentice artist, the selected artist(s) will be expected to fulfill the duties of a member artist which include working in the gallery and serving on gallery committees, hosting artist talks, demonstrations, and/or workshops, and assisting in developing a community outreach exhibit.

Artists will be selected primarily on the strength of their artwork; apprenticeship will last for one year. Applicants must be 35 years of age or younger. Individuals from groups underrepresented in visual arts organizations are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Applications will be accepted from April 1 – 30, 2017 online at ( We will not accept mailed or e-mailed applications. Questions can be directed to ( Candidates will be notified by May 15, 2017. The residency will run from Aug. 2017 to July 2018.

FRANK Gallery is the art heartbeat of Downtown Chapel Hill – offering access to contemporary art by established local artists and a welcoming place for art lovers to gather on historic Franklin Street. Featuring work from more than 70 artists, FRANK is a 501(c)(3) non-profit collective, founded by the area’s finest artists working together to open the door for creative innovation in the arts.

The Mission of the Franklin Street Arts Collective is to support the local arts community and promote a vibrant downtown Chapel Hill through exhibits, events, programs, and educational outreach through FRANK Gallery.

FRANK in Chapel Hill, NC, Offers Programs to Support The StoryMakers Exhibit

February 16, 2011

FRANK, the Franklin Street Arts Collective in Chapel Hill, NC, is offering a schedule of related programs to support the exhibit, The StoryMakers, an exhibit of narrative art, which will be on view from Mar. 8 through Apr. 24, 2011.

Featured FRANK* artists and invited artists include:
Nancy Baker, Carmen Elliott *, Henryk Fantazos, Jane Filer *, Patrick Fitzgerald, Charlotte Foust, Jean LeCluyse *, B Michele Maynard *, Sudie Rakusin *, Luna Lee Ray *, Kirsten Stingle, Quentin Warshauer, and Aggie Zed *.

The StoryMakers Thursday Evening Salons will take place from 5-8pm, with presentations beginning at 6:30pm. The schedule includes:

Mar. 10 – Patricia Rose Brewington Richardson, Native American Storyteller.
Mar. 17 – Patrick Fitzgerald, Prof. of Art & Design, NCSU – “Collaboration in Storytelling”.
Mar. 24 – Anne Shelton – Featured Artist Reception, with Anuraag Pendyal, pianist, medley of movie themes.
Mar. 31 – Jeff Polish, personal narratives, funny, refreshing and moving.
Apr. 7 – Brooks de Wetter-Smith, Prof. of Music, UNC-Video of Antarcitica with flute improv.
Apr. 14 – Deep Dish Theater, selections from Othello.
Apr. 15 – Maureen Wartski, readings from her book, “Yuri’s Brush with Magic”.
Apr. 21 – Flamenco Carolina, dance & music,
Apr. 28 – Vincent Brown, Prof. of History, Duke University, “An Audio-visual Approach to History as Storytelling”

For further information contact FRANK by calling 919/636-4135 or visit (