Calling All Woodworkers! “Celebration of Live Oak 2018” Competition & Exhibition

In an effort to preserve the lumber from the Live Oak trees harvested to make way for the new expansion at Carteret Health Care, the Carteret Health Care Foundation, in conjunction with Arts Council of Carteret County, presents the Celebration of the Live Oak 2018 woodworking competition and exhibition!

“Celebration of the Live Oak 2018” will be held in the new Specialty Pavilion of Carteret Health Care, located at the corner of Arendell St. and 35th St. in Morehead City, NC. This non-juried show will open to the public on Thursday evening, March 22, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. (public reception and awards) and end on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 5 p.m.  Show hours throughout the week are the same as the Foundation’s normal working hours.

Eligible entrants are North Carolina residents over 18 years old and must register, pay a $35 registration fee, and pick up the wood by November 30, 2017. All pieces must be delivered to the Carteret Health Care Foundation by 4 p.m. on Tuesday March 20, 2018 to be eligible for judging. To register, please contact Carteret Health Care Foundation at 252-499-6646 or for registration forms.


$1,000 purchase award for Best-in-Show (will become property of CHC Foundation and placed on permanent display at their discretion).  Money for this award will be generously provided by the Arts Council of Carteret County.

Four $200 Best-in-Category awards and four $50 Merit awards, totaling $1,000.

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UNCW Art for the Masses

Continuing the community tradition of making original art accessible to everyone, Art for the Masses (AFTM) features art from up to 100 local artists. Participating artists will retain 100% of the proceeds from their sales. No artwork can be priced over $250.

AFTM is Saturday, Nov. 18, 9am-3pm and is free and open to the public with a requested door donation to help fund public arts projects at the university. The program is coordinated through Campus Life Arts & Programs and the Department of Art & Art History. For further information, please contact

Applications close Friday, Sept. 29.

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State of the Art/Art of the State Call for Artists

Artwork Drop Off: Saturday, September 30, 10 AM-Sunday, October 1, 10 AM
Gala October 7
Community Free Day Sunday October 8
On view October 8, 2017 – July 8, 2018

Organized by the Cameron Art Museum, this exhibition focuses on contemporary art by artists currently living in, or native to, the state of North Carolina. Artists bring a single work of art to be installed in the museum, delivering the work within a 24-hour period. During this timeframe, a nationally renowned curator will be present to greet each artist. The design of this project provides any participating artist equal opportunity to meet a significant curator working in the field of contemporary art today and have their work seen by all visiting curators.

Elaine D. Gustafson, Curator of Collections at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Peter Nisbet, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Roger Manley, Director, Gregg Museum of Art & Design, North Carolina State University
Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University
Jonathan Stuhlman, Senior Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art at the Mint Museum, Charlotte

No jurors, no fees.

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Holiday Market – Calling all Designers, Makers, Crafters, Photographers & More!


Friday, December 8th 6-9pm (Preview Market) + Saturday, December 9th 10-5pm (Main Market)

Located at The Nashville Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Applications are now open and close at midnight CST on October 15th. 

All applications will be reviewed by our jury team. Applicants are judged first and foremost on the quality, creativity, originality, and branding of their wares. Secondary consideration is given to maintaining an eclectic, complementary mix of vendors and artisans.  The Porter Flea team is committed to curating a diverse and interesting market to draw the largest number of serious customers.

All items sold at the market must be original and made by hand by the individual artist. ***PLEASE NOTE: Vintage items will only be allowed as a complement to handmade items from the artist; we will no longer approve applications for vintage-only booths.*** Returning artists should have at least 25% new merchandise in order to keep our market as fresh as possible. Each artist or group of artists sharing a booth will be juried individually. We will allow branded handmade art collectives and mobile entities to apply. If you have a question about this, please email

Vendors will be announced on October 30th. 

Porter Flea is pleased to bring back our Emerging Artist program to this Holiday Market – for more information on the juried application process visit

Show & Tell Pop-Up Shops – Applications are Open!

Fall Fiesta pop-up shop at Bhramari Brewing Company, downtown Asheville, NC – Oct. 19-22

Day of the Dead mini-pop, Trade & Lore Coffee Shop, downtown Asheville, NC – Oct. 26-Nov. 5

Holiday pop-up shop, Asheville Masonic Temple, downtown Asheville, NC – Dec. 7-20

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN! Fall applications close Friday, Sept. 22. Holiday applications close Friday, Oct. 13. Be sure to get your application in today!

Apply at:

Grace Centre Art Gallery’s 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

Attention Artists! Call for Entries!

The 15th Annual Juried Show is here and the website is open for submissions. The deadline to enter the show is October 18, 2017 and the Opening Reception will be November the 4th. Questions? Contact Molly Angel at

Please visit to enter.

Grace Centre Gallery, Mills River NC proudly presents the 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition!

All types of visual artists with 2D and 3D work. All mediums accepted.
All art must be ready to hang or display.


Apply and submit artwork online at

Deadline for entries is October 18, 2017.

Submissions are $10 per work sample, max of 2 pieces submitted. All fees will be donated to charity.

Proceeds benefit Transformation Village to serve Asheville’s homeless population. More into at


Grace Centre welcomes all entries for the 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibit in the Grace Centre Art Gallery.

The show will hang from November 1st– January 8th 2018 in the Grace Centre Gallery, located at 495 Cardinal Road Mills River, North Carolina. Our gallery is located in a multi-use building that also houses a church and an auditorium.

The deadline for application is no later than 9:00 PM on October 18th, 2017.


Application terms are detailed below:

Applicants may apply to this call one time only. Applicants may submit up to 2 pieces. 4 work sample files are allowed (1 for each piece submitted and 2 extra if you wish to include a detail or alternate view).

Fees are charged per work sample that is submitted. So if you submit one piece, your cost is $10. If you submit two pieces, then your cost is $20. All submission fees will be donated to ABCCM’s Transformation Village to serve Asheville’s homeless population. Visit to learn more.

Artwork must be original and created within the last 5 years in any media.

Both 2D and 3D work is welcomed. The size limit for 2D is 60”x72”. The size limit for 3D is 24”x24”x24” to fit on our pedestals. Larger 3D pieces can be accommodated if they are self-supporting and can stand freely in the gallery space.

Artists must sign a liability release agreement upon admission into the show. (Liability release can be read in the “Call Agreement” section).

Port Everglades Parking Garage – Call for Artists!

In partnership with Port Everglades, Broward County, Florida, Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one artist or artist team to design, fabricate, and install artwork at the new Port Everglades $60m parking garage, located at the intersection of Eisenhower Boulevard and SW 20th Street, Fort Lauderdale. Opportunities exist on the building’s exterior facade.

A variety of media may be considered for this project, including artwork that is of a monumental scale. Additional opportunities may be identified in collaboration with the design team. The artwork’s design shall contribute to the Port’s visual branding theme of the Everglades and resolve to establish an artistic sense of place for Port Everglades visitors. Budget: $320,000. Deadline: September 21, 2017.

The Matador Review – Call for Submissions!

Alternative art and literature magazine The Matador Review is now accepting submissions for the Winter 2018 publication. We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art. The call for submissions will end November 30.

Our purpose is to promote “alternative work” from both art and literature, and to encourage the new-wave of respect for online publications. In each issue, we offer a selection of work from both emerging and established artists, as well as exclusive interviews and book reviews from creators who are, above all else, provocative. For us, alternative is a way of voice and experience. It is the distinction from what is conventional, and it advocates for a progressive attitude.



Submission information can be found at:
Submissions can be sent to:
Questions and concerns can be sent to:


Madison Manufacturing Art Park Sculpture Program – Call for Artists

Madison Manufacturing Art Park Sculpture Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 23rd, 2017
Exhibition Title: Madison Manufacturing Art Park
Location: Dr. Otis Duck Greenway
Mars Hill, NC
Organizer: Sara Nichols
Phone: 828-649-3766

Description Of Program: Madison County is pleased to announce a unique opportunity for artists to design a
sculpture to be part of a permanent collection on the expanding greenway in Mars Hill, NC. This is the first of a five
year program and is funded through the Community Foundation of WNC to encourage more arts based economic
and community development in Madison County.
The Madison Manufacturing Art Park Program seeks to:
• Create a dynamic visual experience for residents and visitors
• Increase exposure and opportunities for artists
• Educate the public about art through stimulating discussions
• Connect a manufacturing history to an economic development future

Madison County is now accepting entries into the Madison Manufacturing Art Park contest. Artists are invited to
submit designs for a sculpture to be added to permanent collection on the Dr. Otis Duck Greenway. Design should
reflect and pay tribute to the culture, history, and economic impact of Madison County’s rich manufacturing history
following guidelines listed below. Each year a different Madison County Manufacturing Company will be selected
to be the focus of the program. The selected artist will receive $6,000 for the project.

Technical information:
2018 submission will be based on Advanced Superabrasives Inc. See attached photos and information from industry.
Artists shall submit proposals that meet at least one of the three challenges:
1) Inspired by the people who create at Advanced Superabrasives Inc
2) Inspired by the product Advanced Superabrasives Inc manufactures
3) Made from recycled materials from Advanced Superabrasives Inc. Industry will have 6160 Aircraft grade
aluminum, 1045 steel in round form or shavings, aluminum powder, and bakelite plastic available.

Other Details:
Sculpture can attach to a concrete base if necessary. Piece should be no smaller than 4×4 and no larger than 6×6,
height no taller than 10ft. Photos and maps of area can be requested.
Each installation should be three- dimensional and engaging
Art will be displayed outdoors in our permanent collection
• Should be designed to withstand exposure to WNC exterior elements
• Have a lifetime of at least 10 years
• Be safe for interaction with general public
Madison County will handle the creation of the base if neccessary, but artist will be expected to provide a bolt
pattern for accurate mounting.
Winning artist will be provided half of budget at time of award and remaining half upon completion of project.

Application is open to all sculpture artists or collaborative teams. Artists should have demonstrable project
experience, and be able to submit examples of work as part of their proposal submission. Winner will be selected by
a juried committee.
Proposals should include
• Artist entry form (attached) with statement of interest
• A rendering of the proposed works with approximate dimensions
• Description of materials that will be used
• A written summary- Summary should include details of the proposed work and how it aligns with the
challenge to create a piece that is inspired by the people of the industry, the product of the industry, or the
material requirement. Include thematic content and specific media components to the proposal. Include
proposed material list and other relevant information.
• Artist resume or CV
• Up to five examples of previous work electronically in hi res images
Each entry must be unique and sole property of the applicant.

The Madison Manufacturing Art Park celebration & exhibit reception will be held in Summer 2018

To Apply: Click here!
1. Complete the Entry Form
2. Email forms to Sara Nichols,
Submissions can also be mailed to:
Madison County Economic Development
5707 US Hwy 25/70
Marshall, NC 28753
**Make sure to include on the subject line: “Madison Manufacturing Art Park”

Application opens (September 11th, 2017)
Entry deadline is (October 23rd, 2017).
Winning artist will notified no later than (November 30th, 2017).
Sculpture will need to be completed by (May 31st)
Community unveiling event will be Summer 2018, planned for July 28th, 2018

The selected artists’ contract will be executed soon after the notification date, provided that the parties can mutually
agree upon such terms to ensure that as much time as feasible can be devoted to producing and delivering this

Artist is responsible for transportation of sculpture to the site.

**Winning sculpture will be installed June 2018, the organizer will follow up with any additional information and
details regarding time of set-up, etc.**

Fellowship Opportunities for Artists & Writers

Spread The Word About Fellowship Opportunities For Artists & Writers!
Deadline: October 1st, 2017

Image: Barbara White Studios, ©Christopher Burk, 2016.

Image: Barbara White Studios (detail), ©Christopher Burk, 2016.

ALL artists and writers who apply to the October 1st, 2017 deadline are automatically considered for a VSC fellowship.

At this deadline, we are thrilled to offer special fellowships supported by the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the Education Foundation of America, and more. Details:

At each deadline, in addition to our fully funded fellowship opportunities, we also offer numerous generous merit-based grants.

Every VSC residency includes private room, private studio space, & all meals.

“My time here has been as pivotal for me as my Poetry MFA was a few years ago. After a couple years of not being able to see the shape of my next book of poems, it has all unfolded for me while here at VSC. I’m bottling the energy of VSC to take back with me to D.C. as I finish the manuscript. I feel ridiculously lucky. Just absurdly blessed to have known this paradise, even as I curse having to leave it.” –Oliver Baez Bendorf, December 2016

Images: ©Thomas J. Condon, 2017