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Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Call for Entries for “THE BICYCLE: Art Meets Form” – Deadline July 26, 2019

June 14, 2019

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, is pleased to host its annual juried art exhibit titled “THE BICYCLE: Art Meets Form” opening August 27th and on view until October 4th, 2019. This is the fourth year for the exhibit and it will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Bobby Labonte Foundation Charity Bike Ride ( in downtown High Point. The Opening Reception will be held on September 5th from 5:30 – 7:30pm at TAG. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The exhibition will feature original works of art by artists from across the US and all of the art must relate in some way to bicycles or cycling. Interested artists will find the Entry Procedure for submitting art work and additional information at ( or by calling the TAG office at 336/887-2137. Prizes will be awarded during the Opening Reception on September 5th for First Place:  $500, Second Place:  $250, and Third Place:  $100.

Work by Lee Casey, 1st Place from 2018 event

The deadline for entries is July 26, 2019.

Theatre Art Galleries is located in downtown High Point at 220 E. Commerce Ave., in High Point, NC. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from noon-5pm.

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Calls for Bicycle Art – Deadline July 25, 2018

June 9, 2018

The Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, is pleased to host the annual Juried Invitational Art Exhibit titled “THE BICYCLE: Art Meets Form” opening August 30th and on view until September 28th, 2018. This is the fourth year for the exhibit and it will be held in conjunction with the High Point Cycling Classic benefiting the Bobby Labonte Foundation in downtown High Point. The Opening Reception will be held Thursday, September 6th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at TAG. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Work by Margot Holloman

The exhibition will feature original works of art by artists from across the US and all of the art must relate in some way to bicycles or cycling. Interested artists will find the Entry Procedure for submitting art work and additional information at ( or by calling the TAG office at 336/887-2137. Prizes will be awarded during the Opening Reception on September 6th for First Place: $1000, Second Place: $500, and Third Place: $250.

The deadline for entries is July 25, 2018.

The High Point Cycling Classic is one of the most well attended and celebrated sports and entertainment events in High Point, North Carolina’s history. Founded in 2010 by avid High Point cyclists Chip Duckett, Randy Carda and Rodney Simpson, the High Point Cycling Classic quickly became one of the community’s most anticipated gatherings. The High Point Cycling Classic and the Bobby Labonte Foundation generates substantial funds available as grants to community nonprofit organizations. All of your entry fees, sponsorship dollars, ticket purchases and any other dollar you spend at the Classic will go right back out to families here in our neighborhoods and benefit building stronger futures for our children!

For more information about the weekend visit ( or (

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Calls for Entries for the “The Bicycle: Art Meets Form” Exhibition – Deadline July 31, 2017

June 22, 2017

Theatre Art Galleries, located in the High Point Theatre in downtown High Point, NC, and representing High Point’s only non-profit organization dedicated to the visual arts, today announced that “The Bicycle: Art Meets Form” exhibit will return, for the first time since 2014, from Aug. 29 through Sept. 22, 2017, in conjunction with the Sept. 9 return of the High Point Cycling Classic benefiting the Bobby Labonte Foundation.

Theatre Art Galleries, who will transform the Main Gallery and the Hallway Gallery into a bike-themed exhibit, has announced a call-to-artists, who are 18 years of age or older, to submit art, relating in some way, shape or form, to bicycles or cycling, with a maximum of three entries allowed, in any medium, including photography. Work, which must be entered by July 31st, must be original and completed within the last ten years. Judging will be conducted from digital images, with awards selected from the original works of art.

Entry Forms are available at (, and can be found under “For Artists”. Two entry procedures are available, e-mail and mail, each with a non-refundable fee of twenty dollars. Artists may call the Theatre Art Galleries office at 336/887-2137, or e-mail to (, for more information, to request an entry form and to pay with a credit card. Artists may also enter and pay online at ( or mail a check, payable to Theatre Art Galleries, along with the entry form, to 220 East Commerce Avenue, High Point, NC 27262.

Notifications will be sent out by Aug. 8, and work will need to be dropped off between Aug. 16 – 18, between noon and 5pm each day.

The Theater Art Galleries exhibit, and opening, is made possible through a generous donation by long time TAG supporters Carolyn and Donald Shaw. Prize money will be given to First Place ($1,000), Second Place ($500) and Third Place ($250) Winners, along with additional non prize money winning Honorable Mentions.

Jeff Horney, Theatre Art Galleries Executive Director indicated “everyone in High Point is excited about the return of the Cycling Classic in September. Theatre Art Galleries looks forward, once again, to welcoming cycling lovers and art lovers to experience a thrilling weekend. With our location in the heart of the action, we are an integral part of the event. Our exhibits will focus on ‘all things cycling’ and will include works from all media. The variety of art will prove to be a real crowdpleaser.”

In partnership with the Bobby Labonte Foundation, the City of High Point, NC, as well as USA Cycling and the Carolinas Cycling Association, the Sept. 9 High Point Cycling Classic will combine a fundraising ride in the morning with the exciting action of criterium racing in the afternoon and into the evening in downtown High Point, North Carolina. High Point Cycling Classic criterium racers, as well as Bobby Labonte Charity Bike Ride participants, can now visit ( to register for either event.

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Offers Opportunity for Muralists and Public Art – Deadline Apr. 7, 2017

March 18, 2017

Theatre Art Galleries (TAG), in High Point, NC, is seeking artists to design murals for potential sites (exterior walls) in High Point. The designs will be part of an exhibit revolving around public art to be held at TAG, with prize money and potential opportunities for execution of winning mural designs.

Objective: Generate interest in and raise awareness of public art by presenting an exhibit showcasing the design concepts of muralists.

Brian’s Frog Mural

Date of exhibit:  June 1 – August 4, 2017

Concept: Potential sites (walls) will be identified and photographed by TAG.

Selected artists may design for a specific wall (to be assigned by TAG prior to the design work) or may choose to submit a design that will then be superimposed on a wall at TAG’s discretion (after the design is submitted.)

TAG will superimpose designs onto photographs and enlarged on foamcore for exhibit

Interested artists should submit images of previous mural work along with contact information to  Full information is listed on the website (


March 17-April 7:  Call to artists

April 11: Selected artists notified

April 12-May 10:  Artists design

May 11:  Art submitted to TAG (deadline)

May 12-24:  Exhibit prepared (photographs enlarged with art superimposed)

May 25:  Exhibit installed

June 1:  Opening Reception

August 3:  Exhibit ends

Prize money:

1st place:  $500

2nd place:  $250

3rd place:  $100

Winners to be determined by impartial committee appointed by TAG.  Artists will retain all rights to their artwork.  Designs are for exhibit only and not for actual execution, although in some cases that could be a possibility.

For more information or questions please contact Jeff Horney, Executive Director, at 336/887-2137.

High Point University in High Point, NC, Calls for Entries for “Visions 2017: Food for Thought” – Deadline Dec. 2, 2016

October 27, 2016

The Sechrest Art Gallery seeks submissions for the exhibition, “Visions 2017: Food for Thought”. Our Fifth Annual Invitational exhibition ties in with the university’s Common Experience theme for the academic year. In January the emphasis will be on Exercising Food Justice, looking at connections related to injustice, and hunger as well as food production. In February the topic will be The Culture of Food which is about food diversity. This exhibition will address those issues and more. It will be curated by Greg Shelnutt who is the Department of Art Chair at Clemson University. Awards to entry winners of 1st place $200, 2nd place $100, 3rd place $50.

Entry Deadline: December 2, 2016
Jurying and Notification: December 12-14, 2016
Accepted Work Due: January 7, 2017
Shipped Work returned:  Artists are responsible for the costs of shipping their works to the Sechrest Gallery in North Carolina.  You must provide a pre-paid shipping label for works to be returned. All shipped work must arrive by January 2-4, 2017


METHOD OF SELECTION: All work selected by digital image. The Sechrest Art Gallery reserves the right to refuse any art not conforming to entry requirements. Artists may enter up to four works. Provide title, medium, dimensions, and insurance value and/or sales price.

ELIGIBILITY: Works in all fine art media completed within the last 2 years are eligible. Art must be original. Hand-pulled prints, original digital prints, and photographs are acceptable.

DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED ART:  Accepted art may be hand delivered or shipped. Artist is responsible for all shipping charges both to and from the exhibition. Shipped work should include a letter outlining return instructions and a return address label. Please let us know how much insurance to put on the work. You may include a prepaid, completed shipping form from any major shipper. Shipping forms must have a bar code or the shipping company will not pick them up. Work will be returned in the same packing material in which it is received. Follow guidelines provided by your shipper and be sure that you understand their insurance policies. Allowed coverage for original artwork varies, and glass broken during shipping is not covered by most shippers. All accepted work must remain for the duration of the exhibition.

INSURANCE:  The Sechrest Art Gallery will take every reasonable precaution to prevent loss of or damage to your work, but will not be responsible for any loss or damage. Artists must provide their own insurance for shipping. High Point University holds insurance for accepted works for the duration of the show. Let us know the sale price or insurance value of each work. Works brought before or left after designated dates are NOT covered by insurance. Works left for over 90 days after the pick up date become the property of the Sechrest Art Gallery.

PRESENTATION: Work may not exceed 360 inches in perimeter or 150 pounds in weight. All 2-D work must have gallery quality framing and wire for hanging. Canvas edges must be finished or framed with no visible staples or unpainted canvas. Sculpture must sit on a flat surface or be ready to hang. Improperly presented work will not be exhibited.

SUBMITTING DIGITAL IMAGES: Be sure that your images follow the stated guidelines before sending. Due to the number of entries, we cannot resize or correct incorrectly submitted images.

Send JPEGS with .jpeg extension, no more than 1000 pixels in the long dimension at a browser resolution of 72dpi.
File name of each image: your last name first and middle initials and an entry number. For example, Jane S. Smith’s first entry would be SmithJS1.jpeg. For multiple views of a 3-D work add a,b, or c. Letters and numbers only, with no special characters or spaces.

EMAIL images as individual attachments to a single e-mail. Put Food for Thought 2016 in the subject line, put your full name and address, and a numbered inventory with sizes and value in the body of the e-mail. Send to: (

ENTRY FEES: $35 entry fee for two submissions, $10 for each subsequent entry, 4 entries maximum. Checks for entry fees made payable to : High Point University

JUROR: Work will be juried by Greg Shelnutt, Art Department Chair at Clemson University.

Sechrest Art Gallery
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268
Attn: Ariel Morgan

Come on Out to Uptowne High Point, NC, and visit Kelly Brooke Pottery at “High Point City Limits – 1859” – May 14, 2016

May 9, 2016

A Street Festival Celebrating the Art, Music, and Historic Preservation of North Carolina: Saturday, May 14, from 10am-5pm. Presented by the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Viva La Art Committee. Whether you’re traveling solo or with family and friends, get yourself to the 100 blocks of East and West Farriss Avenues in the heart of Uptowne High Point for a fun-filled day celebrating art, music and history! Enjoy, and share with your children and grandchildren, the unique history of North Carolina, one of America’s original thirteen colonies!


Have a selfie made with policemen and firemen in vintage uniforms. The Krispy Kreme Cruiser will be there! Puddingstone Music Group performs with 18th C. instruments. Students from St. Mary’s Music Academy will be playing in the sanctuary. Listen to local musicians on the city stage. The Scrap Exchange will offer art classes utilizing recycled materials. Arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, and more provide a festive day on the town! 100 Block of East & West Farriss Avenues. Free, open to all, no reservation required. Click the link blow for more information on all of the events:

For further info visit (

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, will host its Annual Gala and Art Auction – Apr. 29, 2016

April 6, 2016


Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, will host its Annual Gala and Art Auction on Friday, April 29, 2016, from 6:30 – 9:30pm at the home of Ashley and Braxton Culler, 1004 Country Club Drive, in High Point. The TAG Gala is a lovely spring evening full of original art and silent auction items generously donated by businesses and artists, both local and nationwide. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres from Southern Roots, a full bar, and some light jazz.

There will be approximately 150 works of art available for bidding from over 50 artists. In addition there will be over 100 silent auction items and gift certificates to area restaurants, spas, salons, and other area service providers.

The Gala is TAG’s largest fundraiser of the year and it helps support their many education and outreach programs and ongoing exhibits. TAG hosts 16-20 exhibitions of visual art annually including art from over 25 area schools in the interactive Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery. Crucial to TAG’s mission are the education programs and outreach services. During the school year, TAG offers art classes for children and adults, and the summer months provide a unique selection of specially designed visual art camps. TAG also sponsors community outreach art programs within our local schools, specialty summer art workshops taught in Spanish and an afterschool art program with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater High Point, including two weeks of summer camp taught on site.

This year’s raffle painting is titled “Fort Fisher Sunset”, generously donated by the artist, Joan Farrenkopf. The original oil on canvas painting (24” x 18”) has a retail value of $1200. Raffle tickets are $15 each or available in a package of 10 for $100, and may be purchased through the TAG website ( You do not need to be present to win.

Ticket prices for the event are $50 for TAG members and $60 for non-members and may be purchased through the website (

For more information please call the TAG office at 336/887-2137.

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Offers Art Trip to Durham, NC – Nov. 4, 2015

October 8, 2015


Join Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, for a day of art in Durham, NC. We’ll explore Duke University’s Nasher Museum, featuring “The Enclave”, artwork from video installation artist Richard Mosse. We’ll take a tour of Nasher’s historical artwork from around the world from their permanent collection in The New Gallery and selections from their contemporary collection in the exhibit “Reality of My Surroundings”. After lunch, we’ll see the unique modern artwork at the 21c Museum Hotel. 21c features art installations by several artists created specifically for this space, including artwork using mirrors, foil, paper, light, electricity, and cigarettes. Along with their permanent collection, 21c is also exhibiting “Found@Counting House” focusing on the culture of sports and hunting trophies using found and everyday materials.

To register, call TAG at 336/887-2137 or go online to (

When: Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 8:30am – 4:30pm.
Where: Leave from Theatre Art Galleries, 220 E. Commerce Ave.
How: $60 for TAG members/ $65 for non-members. Admission, lunch, transportation, snacks, and wine included.

Professors Selected for Annual Art Exhibition from High Point University in High Point, NC

June 20, 2014


High Point University instructors of art Benita VanWinkle and Bruce Shores have been selected to show their work at the “Dimensions, A 50th Anniversary” exhibition at the Womble Carlyle Gallery in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC.

Out of 700 submissions, VanWinkle’s photograph “American Locomotive, 1913” and Shores’ oil painting “Silk Hope Road Field” were two of 52 artworks selected for the exhibition. Shores’ painting received the Honorable Mention award at the June 6, 2014, reception.

Presented by Associated Artists of Winston-Salem (AAWS), the annual exhibition was juried by Jean McLaughlin, Executive Director of Penland School of Crafts and former Director of Visual Arts of the North Carolina Arts Council.

Work by Benita VanWinkle

VanWinkle has been featured in Our State magazine, PainPathways magazine and other national exhibitions. Her photographs are also on display at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, VT, until June 15, 2014.

“I am very humbled and honored to be in a show with Bruce,” VanWinkle says. “His work is amazing and beautiful. His sense of light and color are delicate with a real sense of place and atmosphere coming through the paintings. We are so very fortunate to have such amazing art faculty at HPU!”

Work by Bruce Shores

Shores’ work is collected by The Weaver Foundation. His paintings have been shown at Greenhill, The Artery Gallery and in international exhibitions.

“It is an honor to show alongside one of my colleagues from the Art Department at High Point University,” says Shores. “Benita Van Winkle is an accomplished photographer with a great eye for what is essential in a photograph. I really admire her tenaciously attentive visual sensibilities.”

Established by AAWS in 1964, “Dimensions” is a national juried art exhibition that showcases outstanding visual art in two- and three-dimensional fine art media. The exhibition will run through July 7, 2014.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked No.1 by “US News and World Report” in three categories: No. 1 Best Regional College in the South; No. 1 Up and Coming School in Regional Colleges in the South; and No. 1 for A Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching in Regional Colleges in the South. HPU was named this year the No. 4 private school in NC for the best return on investment, and it is a 2013-14 College of Distinction. The university offers 44 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 11 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference.

For further information visit High Point University on the Web at (

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, is Calling for Bike Art – Deadline is Aug. 1, 2014

June 12, 2014


Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, announces a Call to Artists for a juried invitational art exhibit titled “THE BICYCLE: Art Meets Form”. This is the second consecutive year for the exhibit and it will be held in conjunction with the High Point Cycling Classic. The exhibit opens Sept. 5 and runs through Oct. 3, 2014.

Theatre Art Galleries is located in downtown High Point at 220 E. Commerce Ave., in High Point.

All media will be accepted. Prizes will be awarded for First Place: $1000, Second Place: $500, and Third Place:  $250. Art must relate in some way to bicycles or cycling.

Entry deadline is August 1, 2014.

“Bicycle with Trees” by Isaac Payne was 1st Place, Juried Invitational Exhibit “THE BICYCLE: Art Meets Form” 2013

The National Championship bicycle races will draw thousands to downtown High Point and will feature both men’s and women’s criterium (short track, high speed) races. For more information about the High Point Cycling Classic visit (

For more information about TAG or the Call to Artists, visit ( or call the TAG office at 336/887-2137.