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.
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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The Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild announces a call for artists for the Carolina Artisan Craft Market.
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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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.
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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Elsewhere, a living museum, residency, and creative laboratory set inside a former thrift store, is accepting applications from artists and researchers working across all media, fields, and disciplines for 2016 and 2017.
Deadline: 13 Feb 2016
Residents have access to the enormous collection of textiles, toys, books, consumer technologies, clothes, brik-a-brac, and general thrift for transformation. A curatorial team stewards the creative process and collection use, provides critical feedback, supports artist events, and facilitates connections with Greensboro neighbors and Elsewhere’s national artist network.
Elsewhere’s three story museum contains a vast 60 year inventory of cultural surplus and thrift, no longer for sale, and available for interpretation and transformation by its visiting artists and communities. Elsewhere encourages investigations into people and things, exploring inventories, artworks, living systems, and neighbors that model, exemplify, and invent new ways of living, working, and playing.
Elsewhere is an artist-run, non-profit living museum and artist residency in downtown Greensboro, NC. Utilizing the massive 60-year inventory, Elsewhere’s environment of art and everyday objects invokes new modes for creative response, living, doing, and exchanging in our neighborhood and across the world.
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Greenhill’s Pop-Up Residency is a 10-day program in which selected NC artists create and exhibit artworks in ArtQuest.
A Pop-Up Residency is perfect for the artist who enjoys interaction with visitors and likes to engage in active conversations about creative practices and artmaking. Our goal is for the artist to be energized by the interactions and for the visitor to deepen their experience at Greenhill and help them make connections between the works in The Gallery and an artist’s creative process. Pop-Up Residency is a competitive process with applications accepted on an on-going basis.
Materials stipend of $200 is provided for each selected artist as well as access to some of the resources of ArtQuest. Artists will be expected to work in the studio during regular business hours for a minimum of seven days to include one Family Night, which takes place on Wednesdays from 5-7 PM, and Greenhill’s First Friday event from 6-9 PM offering artists a unique opportunity to share their work with visitors. Selected artists will be required to document their residency using Greenhill’s blog.
Greenhill is a space for NC Art and is composed of four spaces; ArtQuest, The Gallery, InFocus Gallery and The Shop. We engage a broad community of artists, adults and children through dynamic exhibitions and educational programs while providing a platform for exploration and investment in art. We are the only non-collecting organization dedicated to presenting, promoting and advocating contemporary visual art and artists of NC. Greenhill is located at 200 North Davie Street in the Greensboro Cultural Center.
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Each fall, Artsplosure call artists like you who are interested in exhibiting and selling at our namesake festival that is held each year in the third week of May. This year, for the second time in the festival’s 37-year history, Artsplosure: The Raleigh Arts Festival will be three days: May 20-22, 2016.
Deadline: 11 Dec 2015
The early deadline for entries is Friday, December 11, 2015. The final deadline for entries is Wednesday, January 27, 2016.
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 awards six cash prizes, totaling $3,500. Over 80,000 people attended last year’s festival, with the main draw being our lauded Arts Market.
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, create, and share.
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Harbor Arts Fest returns to Downtown Elizabeth City in 2015! This juried outdoor art show will feature artist booths of the highest quality and of all mediums, supporting the creation of original fine art.
Deadline: 25 Sept 2015
Harbor Arts Fest is a fundraiser for Arts of the Albemarle, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Only $50 registration fee for members, you keep 100% of sales!
Arts of the Albemarle (AoA) is a regional non-profit arts council located in Downtown Elizabeth City, North Carolina in the recently renovated historical Lowry-Chesson Building, now called The Center. This world-class facility houses the Jaquelin Jenkins Gallery, a home to over 250 artists, craftsman and photographers, the AOA School of the Arts, a multi-discipline visual and performing arts after –school instructional program and the Maguire Theatre, a State-of-the-Art 230 Seat performance space.
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National and international artists working across all media and disciplines are invited to submit project proposals for Shimmer: The Art of Light, a one-night, free, public event of light-based art and performance spanning the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, North Carolina.
Deadline: 1 Sept 2015
Participating artists will receive a $300 honorarium per project (one honorarium per project to be shared among project collaborators.
SHIMMER will feature approximately 20 illuminated art installations and sculpture, light projections and performances, and illuminated programmatic components in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Projects will be situated throughout a two-square-block downtown area where the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro meet, transforming the area into a de facto art gallery as the sun sets.
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The High Point Arts Council is seeking performing artists, visual artists, and crafters to be a part of this years Day in the Park Festival.
Deadline: 12 Sept 2015
Artists will be given the chance to show off and sell their work to an estimated crowd of 5,000 people.
Since 1962 the Arts Council has served the arts needs of the community. In addition to its own arts programming, the High Point Area Arts Council is a united arts council with five affiliated arts organizations under its umbrella.
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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.
Deadline: 22 Jul 2015
Local artists and craftsmen, and those who sell works that will appeal to a music-loving audience are encouraged. The World of Bluegrass event will attract over 6,000 national and international traditional music performers, presenters, and fans. Last year, approximately 160,000 people attended the two-day 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, create and share.
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