artavita Online Art Contest

The winner of this contest will exhibit 4 artworks in Miami with our gallery World Wide Art.

The exhibition will take place December 2 – 6, during the Art Basel Week in Miami.

No size restrictions

All media are accepted.

Contest participation fee $15 per image

Deadline August 25, 2015

The results will be announced August 30, 2015

Upload as many images as you like.
Only images in the contest will be considered for the exhibition.

 

STEPS FOR PARTICIPATION: Sign up or if you are already a member, Sign in.

Browse all contest entries or find out more information

Artavita is a very large art portal, a website created for artists to upload their portfolios, promote themselves and sell their art, at no cost, with no commissions.

Call for artists! 2015 Juried Show

We have over $2,000 in different awards for this year’s juried show, and the best in show also receives a one-month exhibition at thegallery. The entry deadline is September 10th. Enter throughwww.callforentry.org, and when you apply to calls, search for “Bank of the Arts.” If you need help, call Beth at 252-638-2577 or come on in to the gallery and we will be happy to walk you through the process.

Another call for artists!  Banner Program

We will be updating those beautiful banners running down Broad Street in New Bern.  If you would like a piece of your art to be considered for inclusion on a banner by one of the sponsors, please email a high-resolution picture to cravenarts@cravenarts.org.

If you would like more information or help with any of these projects, please call Beth at 252-638-2577 or stop by and see us at 317 Middle Street, New Bern.

The Asheville Darkroom Workshop

Instructor: Bridget Conn
Workshop fee: $80
Adults and Teens: Saturday July 18, 10am – 5pm

Learn the techniques involved in making creative darkroom manipulations to images as a hands-on chemical process. Photoshop is not the only way to make experimental images! Topics covered include solarization, composite printing, selective development, paper negatives, and chromoskedasic sabattier. The workshop includes demos of all these techniques with plenty of work time. Participants are provided with small sheets of 4″ paper, though they are encouraged to bring their own 8×10 paper. Basic darkroom experience is recommended.

We reached our minimum enrollment but the more, the merrier! Please register and make your deposit by Thursday 7/16, 6pm — learn how to do so on our website.

Volunteer with Arts For Life

Have you ever wanted to teach with Arts For Life, but haven’t been able to take the leap into a weekly commitment?

Here are a few opportunities for a one-time-commitment serving our community’s children while bringing awareness to our Arts For Life programs. Join us!

The first event is the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands (Thursday, July 16th- Sunday, July 19th), where Arts For Life will have an informational booth and Art Activity for fair goers and kids of all ages. This will be our 6th year at the fair, and it is a lot of fun!

The second opportunity is an art activity booth at the North Asheville Tailgate Market every Saturday in July.

Both of these events are wonderful ways to volunteer, regardless of whether or not you regularly volunteer in the hospital with Arts for Life. We make it easy on you by equipping you ahead of time with all you need to teach our lessons and advocate for our programs. The art projects are completely ready to go with detailed instructions so that anyone can jump in and teach!

You can sign up for a shift (or 2!) at the Craft Fair on Volunteer Spot. 

You can sign up for a shift (or 2!) at the Tailgate Market on Volunteer Spot.

For more information regarding the SHCF booth, please contact Arts For Life Intern Virginia Gourley at vgourley@gmail.com. For information regarding the Tailgate Market booth, please contact Arts For Life Intern Courtney McDaniel at cmcdani@unca.edu.

FCAC Writers Guild Carolina Prize

The FIRST Annual FCAC Writers Guild Carolina Prize in Writing is open to submissions from previously unpublished (This includes online publication) poetry, short stories, and essays or creative non-fiction.  One prize of $100.00 and two free copies of the journal will be awarded, plus page 1 placement and Contest Winner designation in the 2015 County Lines Literary Journal. 

  • Entry Fee: $10.00 per submission.
  • Submission Period Ends: September 15, 2015
  • Guidelines: All submissions should be blind (no identifying info) but accompanied by a cover sheet with the title of the piece and your contact info. We will reject any entries with offensive language or derogatory comments toward any person or group. Email entries to: countylinesliteraryjournal@gmail.com with CONTEST in the subject line.
  • Poems:  Maximum 30 lines (1-3 poems counts as one entry)
  • Short stories: Double spaced, 12 point font, Maximum 5 pages.
  • Essays/Creative non-fiction:  Double-spaced, 12 point font, Maximum 3 pages. (No Op-ed pieces)

*If you are submitting other entries for publication consideration, submit your contest entry separately and designate it as such.

*Write checks for entry fees to the Franklin County Arts Council with “Contest entry” in the memo.

Artavita Online Art Contest

The winner of this contest will exhibit 4 artworks in Miami with the Artavita gallery World Wide Art.

The exhibition will take place December 2 – 6, during the Art Basel Week in Miami.

  • No size restrictions.
  • All media are accepted.
  • Contest Participation Fee $15 per image
  • Deadline: August 25, 2015

The results will be announced August 30, 2015. Upload as many images as you like. Only images in the contest will be considered for the exhibition.

STEPS FOR PARTICIPATION: Sign up, or if you are already a member, Sign in.

Browse all contest entries or find out more information

Artavita is a very large art portal, a website created for artists to upload their portfolios, promote themselves and sell their art, at no cost, with no commissions.

Local Cloth Call for Entries

Local Cloth is an organization dedicated to supporting and sustaining the regional fiber and textile arts economy and professions in the Blue Ridge Mountains through collaboration, education and innovation.

Local Cloth and the Asheville Area Arts Council are sponsoring an exhibit, Connections 2015, to encourage working connections between the region’s fiber artists and fiber/dye plant farmers in Local Cloth’s fibershed.

The inaugural exhibit – September 25 – October 31 2015 – challenges supply­chain teams of artists and farmers to create “local cloth” using materials originating in the area within 100 miles of Asheville, NC (see map).

The goal of the exhibit is selection of a handmade, locally sourced hat using representative materials. Local Cloth will scale up the design for production beginning in 2016. Local Cloth will pay royalties to the artist/designer for hats sold.

As an exhibit, however, Connections, will feature personal accessories, including hats, bags, scarves, shawls, cowls, etc., created through the farmer/artist partnerships, as well as hand­spun and mill­spun yarns from fiber raised by local farmers, or yarns dyed with locally raised dyestuffs. All of the pieces in the exhibit will be for sale.

In addition, the exhibit will feature displays to educate the public about fiber, present the benefits of sourcing more textiles locally, illustrate the farmer/artist matches that produced the exhibit items and collect feedback on the designs offered for the Local Cloth hat.

Click here for more information and to submit an entry form.

Artist Opportunities

Local Cloth Call for Entries

Local Cloth is an organization dedicated to supporting and sustaining the regional fiber and textile arts economy and professions in the Blue Ridge Mountains through collaboration, education and innovation. Local Cloth and the Asheville Area Arts Counc …

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July 1, 2015 - August 12, 2015

Youth Summer Filmmaking

Youth Independent Filmmaking Summer Camp (DIY) Filmmaking is equal parts technical and creative, but the technical side can be grasped quite quickly with a modicum of curiosity and aptitude. This two-part class will immerse young filmmakers in the worl …

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August 3, 2015 - August 14, 2015

Artavita Online Art Contest

The winner of this contest will exhibit 4 artworks in Miami with the Artavita gallery World Wide Art. The exhibition will take place December 2 – 6, during the Art Basel Week in Miami. No size restrictions. All media are accepted. Contest Participation …

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July 1, 2015 - August 25, 2015

FCAC Writers Guild Carolina Prize

The FIRST Annual FCAC Writers Guild Carolina Prize in Writing is open to submissions from previously unpublished (This includes online publication) poetry, short stories, and essays or creative non-fiction.  One prize of $100.00 and two free copies of …

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July 1, 2015 - September 15, 2015

Grants

Asheville Art in the Park Grant

The Asheville Art in the Park Arts & Community Grant is offered to qualifying committed artists in Western North Carolina in order to enhance public spaces and highlight the role of local artists within the community.

Enhancing Public Spaces

Highlighting Local Artists

Displaying Excellence In Design


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Grassroots Arts Program Grant

Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. Using a per capita based formula, the program provides funding for the arts in all 100 counties of the state through partnerships with local arts councils.

For Local Arts Organizations

For Community Impact

Increasing Arts Programming


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Regional Artist Project Grant

The Regional Artist Project Grant Program is awarded annually to provide financial support for committed, accomplished artists by funding a project pivotal to a career in their respective art forms. The Regional Artist Project Grants range from $400 – $1,200.

For Individual Regional Artists

Furthers an Artist's Career

Equipment or an Experience


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Youth Summer Filmmaking

Youth Independent Filmmaking Summer Camp (DIY)

Filmmaking is equal parts technical and creative, but the technical side can be grasped quite quickly with a modicum of curiosity and aptitude. This two-part class will immerse young filmmakers in the world of low-budget moviemaking. The first half is an in-class intensive (lecture, demonstration, hands-on experience), while the second half is in-the-field production, with an exploration of real-world problem-solving. Each student will have the opportunity to learn each aspect of the filmmaking craft (lighting, sound, editing, camera operation, story construct, etc), and the result will be an accomplished, professional-level music video that students can enjoy and claim as their own. When the final product is produced the students will get to see it on the big screen at a local theatre. If they have their own cameras and editing programs (ipads/iphones okay) they can bring/use them. All cameras are grounded in the same principals and elements. So students will learn the foundations for operating all standard cameras whether its a $20,000 Sony or an iphone.

– EQUIPMENT IS INCLUDED (students can also bring their own iphone, ipad, camera, etc.)

– STUDENTS SEE THEIR WORK ON THE BIG SCREEN AT THE END OF THE PROGRAM

WHEN: Level I: August 3 – 7
Level II: August 10 -14

STUDENTS: 10 Maximum (ages 11 – 15)
INSTRUCTOR: Paul Schattel
COST: $299 for one week; $499 for two weeks (equipment is included)
Week I is a prerequisite for Week II

Visit nys3.com for details and registration!