Caldwell Arts Council announces a call for artists for the Sculpture Celebration 2017. Sculptors invited to bring up to three sculptures for this one-day competition. $11,000 in cash awards, potential sales, and commissions.
Deadline: 9 Sept 2017
This annual event brings sculptors and buyers from the eastern United States to Lenoir North Carolina. Early registration discounts are available. In past years, over 70 sculptors have brought over 200 sculptures to the Broyhill Walking Park. Event is free to the public and offers children’s art activities, a separate youth sculpture award, a people’s choice award, and judge’s merit awards. There is live music, free shuttles to free area parking, and food vendors on site. Around 3,000 visitors attend this event.
Sculpture Celebration 2017 artist benefits
Participating sculptors may sell their works commission-free. They may receive future commissions for artwork to be installed in municipalities, parks, and outside businesses.
- Best in show award $3,000
- First place $2,000
- Second place $1,500
- Third place $1,000
- Five $500 Judge’s Merit awards
- Five $100 Honorable Mention awards
- One $500 Stevens Family People’s Choice award, and
- Separate youth category awards.
Free assistance with unloading and reloading artwork. Free crane on-site for those registered in advance who request it. Some free lodging including camping at local fitness center with access to showers and toilet facilities.
About the Caldwell Arts Council
The Caldwell Arts Council is one of almost 100 county arts entities in North Carolina dedicated to establishing and maintaining an awareness of cultural arts in Caldwell and surrounding counties. They encourage public participation in art events and offer educational services and administration services for local artists and craftspeople. The council supports artists, arts agencies, and attendees throughout Caldwell County and western North Carolina. The Artistically Speaking online calendar of events announces artist opportunities and encourages public participation in arts events in the region. Traveling theatrical groups bring classwork to life for students in Caldwell County public and private schools.
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Tryon Arts and Crafts School announces a call for artists for the Lost Loves themed juried show. This show is open to all artists 18 and older who work in media in 2-D or 3-D featuring clay, jewelry, wood, fiber, collage, glass, or metal.
Deadline: 19 May 2017
Artists should select their best quality pieces that have importance in their collections. Artwork should be inspired by the lost loves in their lives such as losing loved ones through death or relationship disintegrations or lost dreams that did not come to fruition. It can be work inspired by poetry or a quote dealing with the topic.
Artists may enter up to three original pieces. Work will be juried by professional jurors from the Southern Highlands Craft Guild based on creativity, craftsmanship, and originality of concept.
The entry form must be completed and submitted with entry form fee. Fees are $25 for 1st entry, $10 each for 2nd and 3rd entries. Provide one or two sentences describing how the topic of lost love inspired your work.
Tryon Arts and Crafts School is offering awards of $450, $350, and $150 to the winning artists of the Lost Loves Themed Juried Show. In addition, honorable mention gift certificates will be offered for winning artworks. The show will offer an opportunity for winning artists to receive publicity in regional publications.
About the Tryon Arts and Crafts School
Tryon Arts and Crafts School promotes the extraordinary artisans and crafts persons in the Appalachian foothills. They host special exhibitions in the Exhibition Gallery, maintain a permanent Heritage Collection, and sponsor festivals at Harmon Field on the banks of the North Pacolet River in Tryon, North Carolina. Tryon Arts and Crafts School was established in 1960. It was a key part of the grassroots movement that led to the development of Tryon as an artists’ colony. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is supported by membership dues and donations. Members enjoy access to open studios and discounted classes.
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The Durham Arts Council (DAC) issues an annual call to 2-D visual artists to select work for exhibit in its Allenton and Semans Galleries.
Deadline: 31 Jan 2017
This year, the DAC is also searching for artists who create large 2-D works to exhibit in the pre-function corridor of the Durham Convention Center in downtown Durham. Screening panels change annually and consist of art professionals from the area. Exhibits selected will take place between July 2017 and July 2018. Selected artists will receive generally one entire gallery for a solo exhibition. Artists are responsible for transporting to and installing their work at the DAC.
DAC’s Artist Services Department coordinates and promotes exhibition receptions in our historic downtown Durham facility, produces and distributes media promotion, and creates wall labels and text panels for the galleries. The DAC organizes a reception to support each exhibit. This will be held during the citywide Third Friday gallery night. Each exhibit is on view for six to eight weeks in our high-traffic arts facility.
The Durham Arts Council:
- helps artists and arts organizations produce music, theatre, dance, visual, media, and literary art;
- helps residents and visitors find, enjoy, and participate in the artistic and cultural events available in the community;
- programs classes in the performing, literary, and visual arts – some of these classes are held off-site in private studios;
- works with public and private schools to provide artist residencies designed for the classroom;
- provides grants, information, and networking for artists and arts groups as well as exhibit space for visual artists; and
- produces CenterFest, Durham’s annual street arts festival held during the third weekend of September.
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The Transylvania Community Arts Council (TC Arts) announces a call for artists for the July 4th Fine Arts and Crafts Showcase. The Art Block, sponsored by the Arts Council, has 44 art booths available.
Deadline: 1 Jun 2017
Artists must have their own tent, tables, and display equipment. The festival is sponsored by the Heart of Brevard and will include music, an old time car show, food vendors, kids activities, Duck Race, and evening fireworks. The festival runs from 9 am – 5 pm on July 4th.
Enjoy a great small town experience with 14,000 visitors. July is one of the largest tourist months with visitors from NC, SC, TN, GA, FL, and OH. This walkable, small town closes all downtown streets during the 4th of July allowing visitors to walk and shop at the booths featured in the July 4th Fine Arts And Crafts Showcase. The TC Arts will check on artists throughout the day. Short breaks will be provided to run and get food and necessities.
The Transylvania Community Arts Council is a 501-c 3 non-profit arts organization promoting arts in the community and region. TC Arts puts on more than 50 art events and promotes 300+ art events a year in the community. It runs the Arts In Schools programming in 9 public schools which hosts 12 art exhibits a year with more than 400+ artists showcasing and selling their work. TC Arts hosts a pottery studio on-site with classes and workshops.
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Caldwell Arts Council announces a call for 2-D and 3-D artist portfolios for the 2018 exhibitions at the Caldwell Arts Council and at an off-site gallery.
Deadline: 31 Jan 2017
The Caldwell Arts Council 2018 Exhibit Artists selection committee will meet early in 2017. Artists will be notified in March of their decisions. Programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
The Caldwell Arts Council is known for quality exhibitions representing multiple art media. Caldwell Arts Council 2018 Exhibit Artists’ artwork may be for sale (30% consignment) or not. All artwork is covered by our insurance during exhibitions.
Museum directors, art curators, and collectors visit our exhibits and often select artists to exhibit at their own location at a later date.
The Caldwell Arts Council has exhibited artwork from photography to watercolors, landscapes to abstracts, and fine art to folk art. Some of our exhibits have pushed the envelope beyond traditional comfort zones and created a stir in the community and beyond, Our annual Sculpture Celebration draws artists and buyers from the Eastern US as well.
About Caldwell Arts Council
The Caldwell Arts Council is a regional arts center that presents monthly and quarterly exhibits and education and collection programs to foster the cultural arts in Caldwell County, NC. Exhibits range from contemporary to traditional, 2-D to 3-D, digital, and beyond. The Caldwell Arts Council exhibits artists from across the country and has a reputation for quality exhibits.
The Caldwell Arts Council is housed in an historic 100+ year-old home at 601 College Ave SW, Lenoir, NC. There are four gallery spaces that have been renovated as professional exhibit spaces.
The off-site gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital (Art in Healing Gallery) is being rebuilt and refreshed along with a long-awaited renovation of the hospital itself. A new off-site gallery is being developed at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center. The Caldwell Arts Council anticipates opening this new gallery in early 2017 with 3-month exhibitions.
The Caldwell Arts Council is an active player in the life and vitality of Caldwell County, NC. Our mission is to establish and maintain an awareness and appreciation of cultural arts in Caldwell County, encourage participation in arts events, and offer various educational opportunities and administrative services in support of artists, arts agencies, and audiences.
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Second Annual Shimmer: The Art of Light, a free one-night event in North Carolina, is seeking proposals for art installations, video projection, and performance art using light as a medium.
Deadline: 21 Nov 2016
Shimmer: The Art of Light features indoor and outdoor venues. Notification is December 1 and the event takes place Friday, February 10, 2017. Application is free.
Each artist chosen by our jury to participate will receive a $300 honorarium, be featured on the Shimmer website and smArts creative programs and events Facebook page, and have the potential for additional press attention via publicity efforts.
Shimmer: The Art of Light is one of only two events of its kind in the entire Southeastern US. It focuses on creating an artistic bridge between two adjoining municipalities and fills a seven-block area on their borders with light, sound, and movement.
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Each fall, Artsplosure calls artists who are interested in exhibiting and selling at our namesake festival, Artsplosure Raleigh Arts Festival, that is held each year in the third week of May.
Deadline: 27 Jan 2017
This year, for the second time in the festival’s 38-year history, Artsplosure: The Raleigh Arts Festival will be three days: May 19-21, 2017. All work displayed or offered for sale must be of your own artistic creation.
A three-member jury will review and score all submissions and artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance in late February.
At the festival, a three-judge panel will award six cash prizes totaling $3,500.
Artsplosure is Raleigh’s nonprofit art and cultural events production studio. We are curators, collaborators, and risk-takers dedicated to fulfilling our mission of bringing rich cultural experiences to the community we serve. With each of our events, we hope to inspire and entertain, inform and celebrate, and create and share.
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Artsplosure will present an artist’s market as part of Wide Open Bluegrass, a major public festival component of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass.
Deadline: 27 Jul 2016
The Wide Open Bluegrass Art Market will be held Friday, September 30 through Saturday, October 1, 2016.
The Wide Open Bluegrass Art Market is an intimate showcase designed to recognize North Carolina’s talented and enthusiastic art community and feature unique artisans from across the United States. Local artists and craftsmen, and those who sell works that will appeal to a music-loving audience, are encouraged to apply. The World of Bluegrass event will attract over 6,000 traditional music performers, presenters, and fans in addition to over 75,000 local attendees anticipated for the two-day Wide Open Bluegrass festival.
The event is presented in partnership with IBMA, the City of Raleigh, Greater Raleigh Convention Visitors Bureau, and PineCone -The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music.
Artsplosure is Raleigh’s nonprofit art and cultural events production studio. We are curators, collaborators, and risk-takers dedicated to fulfilling our mission of bringing rich cultural experiences to the community we serve. With each of our events, we hope to inspire, entertain, inform, celebrate, create, and share. We aim to produce quality events that make the works of the most imaginative and celebrated artists accessible to the public in an effort to enrich our community and inspire greater love for the visual and performing arts.
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Caldwell Arts Council announces a call for artists for the 31st Annual Sculpture Celebration.
Deadline: 10 Sept 2016
Sculptors from all over the U.S. are invited to bring up to three sculptures for cash awards total $11,000 and no-commission sales. Discounts for early registration.
- Sculptor Welcome Dinner (free to participating sculptors): September 9, 2016
- Sculpture Celebration: September 10, 2016
- Location: T.H. Broyhill Walking Park, 945 Lakewood Circle, Lenoir, NC.
Judge: Elizabeth “Lee” Kelley, curator of fine art collection and management for the Chicago Transit Authority.
This annual event brings over 3,000 visitors.
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Dimensions 2016 is a national juried art exhibition, established by Associated Artists of Winston-Salem in 1964 to showcase outstanding visual art in two and three-dimensional fine art media.
Deadline: 17 Apr 2016
This year’s exhibition will be held inside the Womble Carlyle Gallery at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Downtown Winston-Salem, NC, the City of Arts and Innovation. Endia Beal, Director of Winston-Salem State’s Diggs’ Gallery is our juror for 2016.
Artists will have the chance to display their artwork in the Womble Carlyle Gallery, one of the most visible and highly trafficked gallery spaces in Winston-Salem. Artists have the chance of winning prizes.
- 1st Place – $1000
- 2nd Place $500
- 3rd Place $250
- Honorable mentions will receive $50
Dimensions is in its 52nd year and offers the unique opportunity for American artists to compete in an impartial and highly prestigious exhibition for renown and monetary prizes. We have existed for 60 years as an organization to provide artists with the support an a space to show the fruits of their labor.
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