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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.

For more information, contact info@caldwellarts.com.


Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2017 – Call For Artists

The Emmanuel College Art Department announces a call for artists for the Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Feb 2017

Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for artists to develop their work.

We award a residency to one individual from each of four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking, and social justice. We strive to foster a supportive environment to achieve creative and artistic excellence. The residency plays an important role in advancing the visual arts on the Emmanuel campus, providing an important educational program on contemporary art accessible to students, staff, and faculty. Residents should be willing to support and interact with each other, students, and faculty.

The residency defines Emmanuel College as a leader in the visual arts and brings greater visibility to that leadership role beyond the confines of the College.

Artists receive a $1000 stipend, housing for 8 weeks, and space and time to develop their work.

Emmanuel College is located in the heart of Boston, MA. Artists are able to enjoy the city, museums, and galleries.

For more information, contact ecar@emmanuel.edu.

Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2017


Art in Clay IV: Up Against the Wall – Call for Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Art in Clay IV: Up Against the Wall.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 20 Jul 2016

Up Against the Wall invites you to forget the pedestal. Let’s put our clay on the map and on the vertical axis, just perfect for Brooklyn where horizontal space is at such a premium. We have to build up, big or small, fat or flat in New York City, confrontational clay at its most insistent however it is hanging.

$850 in cash awards:

  • Gold — $500 cash prize
  • Silver — $250 cash prize
  • Bronze — $100 cash prize
  • Five (5) Certificates of Merit

Art in Clay IV: Up Against the Wall

BWAC has two synergistic missions 1) to assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers and 2) to present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.

BWAC’s 25,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront with 18,000 annual visitors. The vista of New York Harbor is one of the best in the city. Every medium and style of artwork represented. There are free weekly music performances and Saturday afternoon Screening Room programs.

For more information, contact artinclay@bwac.org.


Holiday Art Market – Call for Artists

Take part in Pacific Art League’s Holiday Art Market.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 12 Nov 2015

To apply, submit a digital portfolio of 5-8 works priced between $25 and $1000. All fine art media including ceramics and glass are encouraged to apply. Artists who are selected will display all of the works submitted in their digital portfolio, and may be asked to bring in additional work as pieces sell. Pacific Art League will be open on select weekends and extended holiday hours.

Open to all media except video and installation.

Entry fee: Members: $40 Non-members: $50 (per portfolio of 5-8 works)

Juror: Marianne McGrath, Curator, NUMU Los Gatos. Marianne McGrath is Curator of Art at New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU). Her passion for art and art education motivates her work as a curator, teacher and art historian. Prior to her position at NUMU, she served as Education Curator and Associate Art Curator at The Museums of Los Gatos. Her professional experience includes work as an independent curator, art historian, teacher and designer.  Ms. McGrath has a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and holds a Master of Arts in Art History from SJSU.

Dedicated to sustaining the great tradition of promoting art, training emerging artists and enriching lives in the San Francisco Peninsula since 1921, the Pacific Art League currently enrolls over 2,100 students of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels in classes taught by a faculty of 60 experienced artists at its downtown Palo Alto location. The gallery showcases monthly juried exhibits as well as other selected work by local artists. The League also offers summer art camps for youth and regular special events for art lovers as part of the growing vibrant art scene in the area.

For more information, contact anna@pacificartleague.org.

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