The Caldwell Arts Council will accept portfolios from artists for the 2019 artist exhibition opportunities. The exhibition ranges from one to three-months long at Caldwell Arts Council gallery (four exhibit opportunities ranging from 5-8 weeks), Art-in-Healing Gallery, or another off-site gallery in Caldwell Arts Council (three 3-month long exhibit opportunities).
Deadline: 31 Jan 2018
The Caldwell Arts Council exhibits artists from across the country and has a reputation for quality exhibits. The center is housed in an historic 100+ year old home. There are four gallery spaces that have been renovated as professional exhibit spaces. Exhibits range from contemporary to traditional and include 2-D and 3-D exhibitions. The Art-in-Healing Gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital can hang up to 20 works of 2-D or 3-D wall artworks.
The 2019 artist exhibition opportunities reach visitors from the southeastern United States. While sales opportunities are not strong, there is an opportunity to have museum and gallery curators, regional university art students, and professors. Exhibit invitations are mailed to 400-500 individuals and emailed to 1,700 individuals.
About Caldwell Arts Council
The Caldwell Arts Council is known for ‘pushing the envelope’ on the art styles displayed in the gallery. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit. The Caldwell Arts Council is a regional arts center that presents art exhibits, educational opportunities, and collection programs that foster the cultural arts. Programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, as well as individual donors, corporate donors, and sponsorships. All donations are tax-deductible. The largest programs include the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention (now in its 14th year, held Labor Day weekend annually), the annual Sculpture Celebration (now in its 34th year) which brings sculptors to Lenoir for a one-day competition the Saturday after Labor Day, and the Artists-in-Schools performance series for Caldwell County students which brings theatrical productions to Lenoir.
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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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