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July 4th Fine Arts And Crafts Showcase – Call For Artists

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.

Call for artists application / registration

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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July 4th Fine Arts And Crafts Showcase - Call For Artists


Caldwell Arts Council 2018 Exhibit Artists – Call For Artists

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.

Call for artists application / registration

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.

Caldwell Arts Council 2018 Exhibit Artists

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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Shimmer: The Art of Light – Call For Artists

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.

Call for artists application / registration

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

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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Artsplosure Raleigh Arts Festival – Call For Artists

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.

Call for artists application / registration

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 Raleigh Arts Festival

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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Wide Open Bluegrass Art Market – Call for Artists

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.

Call for artists application / registration

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.

Wide Open Bluegrass Art Market

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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Sculpture Celebration – Call for Artists

Caldwell Arts Council announces a call for artists for the 31st Annual Sculpture Celebration.

Call for artists application / registration

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.

Sculpture Celebration

This annual event brings over 3,000 visitors.

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Dimensions 2016 – Call for Artists

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.

Call for artists application / registration

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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Dimensions 2016


Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail – Call for Artists

The Town of Clayton Public Art Advisory Board invites you to submit an application to participate in its annual Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail public art exhibition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 4 Mar 2016

The Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail is a temporary outdoor exhibit displayed at eight publicly-owned sites from May 2016 to May 2017. This call to artists provides an opportunity for artists to submit completed artwork for consideration. A selection panel will choose a number of original sculptures to be displayed in public and/or private locations throughout town. The artist retains ownership of their work and agrees to lend it to the exhibition. Selected artists will receive a $1,000 honorarium for lending the work for the twelve-month period. In addition, the board will determine the mechanism to select a “People’s Choice” winner with an award of $1,000.

  • There is no application fee
  • The Town of Clayton may purchase an entry at the conclusion of the exhibition for permanent placement
  • The $1,000 honorarium will be credited against the purchase price for the artwork selected
  • If the artist also wins the People’s Choice award, that $1,000 award will also be credited against the purchase price for the artwork selected
  • The Town of Clayton reserves the right to photograph and reproduce images of the artwork on exhibition for promotional and educational purposes

Wonderful exposure in Downtown Clayton – a destination where people, business, and the arts thrive in our rapidly growing community and is a North Carolina Main Street® community. Founded in 1869, long-time and new residents alike are rediscovering many of the historical and architecturally significant buildings and neighborhoods that add charm and character to downtown.

Festivals and special events such as Town Square Concert Series, Millstock Art & Music Festival (now the Mondo Roots Cultural Arts & Music Festival), Clayton Harvest & Music Festival, Halloween Parade, Christmas Tree Lighting, and others draw visitors and residents alike to Downtown.

Downtown Clayton is accessible with I-40 and I-95 just minutes away. It’s just twenty minutes from Downtown Raleigh, the state capital, and about a thirty minute drive from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Sites for the Downtown Clayton sculpture trail include Town Square, Horne Square, The Clayton Center, Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, and many other popular and well-traveled locations in Downtown Clayton and beyond. The Town reserves the right to designate the exhibition location of the selected artwork.

Art enhances our Town, community, and downtown experience. Our Town leaders are hugely supportive and this annual sculpture trail continues to be wildly popular. In an effort to establish a collection of artistic works for the benefit of the community and the betterment of public spaces and facilities, the Clayton Town Council established the Public Art Advisory Board on February 4, 2008. The purpose of the Public Art Advisory Board is to establish a procedure through which the Town of Clayton can acquire and accept artwork on loan or as a gift and make recommendations to the Town Council toward the creation of a Public Art Program.

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Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail


Carolina Artisan Craft Market – Call for Artists

The Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild announces a call for artists for the Carolina Artisan Craft Market.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Apr 2016

Emerging and career fine craft artists who are creating work that reflects a mastery of technique and originality of design in the following disciplines are encouraged to apply: glass, ceramics, wood, both wearable and decorative fibers, metal, leather, basketry, printmaking, photography, and 2-D and 3-D mixed media as well as one-of-a-kind handmade furniture and both precious and semi-precious jewelry.

The event will be held November 11-13, 2016 in downtown Raleigh, NC.

Artists juried into the event benefit from: professional advertising and promotion; indoor contemporary venue provides a climate controlled festive shopping experience; strong and affluent region that draws 4,000+ qualified attendees; over $3,000 in cash awards; a covered load in/load out with 9 loading docks connecting directly to the exhibit hall; website displays artist profiles, schedules, directions and Facebook (Carolina Designer Craftsmen), Twitter (NC Crafts Guild) and Instagram (CarolinaDesignerCraft) accounts provide additional up-to-date promotions and images; friendly, organized, and supportive staff and volunteers. With 98% of exhibiting artists reporting in 2015, the average total sales per artist was $3,570; 77% of all exhibiting artists reported their experience was “Excellent” or “Good.”

The Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild (CDCG) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1970. CDCG is a community of artisans advancing fine craft as an art form and creating opportunity for economic prosperity. In it’s 47th year, CDCG hosts the region’s major show held annually in Raleigh, NC in November.

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Carolina Artisan Craft Market


30th Anniversary Rosen Sculpture Competition

The 30th Anniversary Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is open to artists currently residing in the USA who are 18 years of age or older.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 18 Feb 2016

Ten completed works will be chosen for installation on Appalachian’s campus and will be exhibited from May 2016 until April 2017. Works entered must have been completed within the last three years and not previously exhibited at Appalachian State University. All artists are invited to participate in the 30th Anniversary Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition.

  • Ten finalists will be selected to install their artwork on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.
  • All finalists, whose works are installed, will receive a $1,200 honorarium to offset transportation and incidental expenses. Any additional costs are the responsibility of the artist.
  • The Rosen Sculpture Competition will provide the cost of installation and lodging during installations and de-installations.
  • The 30th Anniversary Rosen will feature three cash prizes and all winners will be designated the Martin & Doris Rosen 30th Anniversary Award Winners. The top three artists will receive cash prizes in the amounts of $3,000 for First Place, $2,000 for Second Place and $1,000 for Third Place. Awards and Honoraria total $18,000.
  • The Rosen Sculpture Competition offers a sales program, brochure, promotion as a featured exhibition, and permanent archives on the competition’s website.

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University engages visitors from the university, community, nation and beyond in creating unique experiences through dynamic and accessible exhibition, education, outreach and collection programs. These programs inspire and support a lifelong engagement with the visual arts and create opportunities for participants to learn more about themselves and the world around them.

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