North Carolina Artists Exhibition

The Raleigh Fine Arts Society

Seeking the Best of North Carolina Creativity

Artists submissions 
October 3, 2016 to January 9, 2017

Hand-Delivered Works to Betty Ray McCain Gallery
Monday, March 6 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 7 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Juror’s Lecture and Award Ceremony
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

Exhibition Opening and Arts Celebration Reception
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Exhibition Closes
Thursday, April 27, 2017

2017 Artists Exhibition Prospectus


Eighth Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing

EXHIBITION: As part of an ongoing commitment to promote drawing practices in the visual arts, the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville) invites artists to submit entries to a Juried International Exhibition of contemporary drawing. UNC Asheville seeks to examine drawing as it is practiced and defined by today’s artists. Such an exhibition will demonstrate the continued significance of drawing through both conventional and innovative methods. Accepted work will be exhibited in UNC Asheville’s S. Tucker Cooke Gallery from January 20, 2017 through February 17, 2017. Esteemed juror, Scott Noel, will be present and open the exhibition with a lecture about his practice on January 20, 2017; an opening reception forDrawing Discourse will follow immediately after the lecture.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older. All work must be original, completed in the past two years, and cannot have been exhibited at The University of North Carolina Asheville before. It is at the juror’s discretion to choose single or multiple works from each artist’s submission.

MEDIA: In an effort to support the breadth in international contemporary drawing, media is open to any traditional or experimental drawing media including, but not limited to, two- or three-dimensional works, video, or installation. Size is open to works that can fit through a standard set of double doors, 10’6” ceiling height and up to 36’ for both floor and wall space.

CATALOGUE: A full color catalogue of the exhibition will be printed. Each accepted artist will receive one complimentary copy, additional copies will be available for purchase. View previous catalogues at using search words “Drawing Discourse.”

AWARDS: $2,000 in cash prizes, as chosen in person by the juror, will be awarded during the exhibition opening reception. This award amount has doubled this year due to the generous contribution from Professor Emeritus, S. Tucker Cooke.

Submission deadline is November 20, 2016, via CaFÉ (Midnight MDT).

For full details, download the prospectus from here.

4 Bridges Arts Festival 2017

Poster Design – National Call to Artists
4 Bridges Arts Festival will return for its 17th year to bring world-class fine art and craft to Chattanooga. Diversity in media and styles brings artists and art buyers from across the region, and beyond, to create an atmosphere unlike any other. Have your design represent Chattanooga’s largest art festival and bring light to our wonderful community of artists.
Submission Guidelines
Design a poster to promote the 4 Bridges Arts Festival. The poster will be used in print and online. The final version of the poster may be subject to change. For example: sizing or cropping of image. The contest is open to all established and emerging artists over the age of 18 residing in the U.S.
The Details
  • Image inspired by the 4 Bridges Arts Festival
  • All artwork must scale to 20×30
  • Please leave 2” margin at the bottom for sponsor logos
  • The entries must be submitted as a high-res image, 300 dpi minimum
  • Each entry must be an original design that has not been reproduced previously
  • This design must be able to include this text:
4 Bridges Arts Festival
April 22nd & 23rd, 2017
First Tennessee Pavilion
Chattanooga, TN.
We do not require these elements to be included in the submission as long as they can be added if the design is selected
  • The deadline for entries is midnight EST on October 31st, 2016
  • The email entry must include the name, age, postal address, phone number and email address of the entrant
  • Submit entries by email to Michelle Kimbrell, Director of the 4 Bridges Arts
  • Cost for entry is free to AVA members and $25 for non-members, pay here
 Please provide these supplemental materials along with design:
Artist Resume
Website or Facebook Page
If you have participated in a festival before please include a booth shot

Notifications will be sent out by November 2nd, 2016 via email. The chosen artist will receive a free booth space at the 4 Bridges Arts Festival. The chosen design will be used on the festival poster, website, press releases and on any promotional materials.
For more details about the festival go to
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CCCD Announces New Materials-Based Research Grant Opportunity

CCCD Announces New Materials-Based Research Grant Opportunity
Grants up to $15,000 available for collaborative research in arts and sciences

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is proud to announce a new, pilot grant initiative that will support the expanding definition of craft-based research and promote collaboration between the fields of Craft, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

The Materials-Based Research Grant is an award of up to $15,000 granted to interdisciplinary teams of researchers for an 18-month grant period. The goal of these collaborations is to encourage mutually beneficial innovation in Craft and STEM through focusing on materials and process-based research. The teams should include one maker and one professional working in a STEM-based field (e.g. Material Science, Manufacturing, Environmental Studies, Medicine, Structural Engineering, etc.). This may include academics, researchers, scientists, full-time makers, or other skilled specialists.
“Craft has been a key force in innovation since even before the Industrial Revolution,” says CCCD Executive Director Stephanie Moore. “The Materials-Based Research Grant carries this important legacy into the 21st century, asking: what does craft practice, experimentation, and application look like outside the field of Art.”
Encouraging cross-disciplinarily between craft and other fields is a particular focus of CCCD and is explored throughout its various programmatic platforms. Since 2005, CCCD’s Craft Research Fund Grants have supported cross-disciplinary approaches to craft scholarship. In addition, past exhibitions have addressed the intersections of craft and sound, digital technology, design, social justice, and community engagement. The Materials-Based Research Grant continues to extend CCCD’s focus on craft’s relevance to other disciplines. A 2018 exhibition on materials-based research is planned for CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop and will include both awarded projects.
Grant guidelines and applications are available at The application deadline is Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 11:59 pm EST. Recipients will be notified, grants will publicly announced, and projects will begin in March 2017.
The Materials-Based Research Grant program is administered by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design and supported by the Windgate Fund at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.

Juried Group Photography Show

Glitch art is the aestheticization of digital or analog errors. This exhibition will focus on Glitch photography – experimentation through manipulation of an original image using creative post-photography processes. Glitch is rooted in transience and imperfection, and the recent influx of vernacular photography due to social media has brought a shift in visual aesthetics celebrating serendipity and mistakes as well as inspiring professional photographers to intentionally craft anomalies. Glitch explores this trend and looks forward to the future of the medium. Unexpected material exploration is encouraged, as are works made using “glitch” processes and other practices that have been sourced with (mostly) non-photographic media, such as catalog clippings, literary texts, 3D Models, Film Stills, Paintings, and Vector graphics, stills from video or animated GIFs.
Tagging images on Instagram with #avlglitch is encouraged and tagged images will be projected and featured online throughout the exhibition.

International Submission Deadline: 9.9.16
Artist Notification: 9.16.16
Exhibitions: 10.1.16-10.30.16 at all three locations
Opening Reception at Revolve: 10.1.16
First Friday & Exhibition Opening at The Asheville Darkroom: 10.7.16
Closing Party at The BLOCK off Biltmore: 10.29.16

Approximately one hundred works will be chosen from submitted photos to be included in the #AVLGLITCH Photography Exhibition.

Best In Show, 2nd Place and 3rd Place awards and prizes will be announced online and at the Opening Reception at Revolve on 10.1.16.

There is an entry fee of $25 for up to 5 images. $25 Entry Fee covers the cost of one 16×20 print.

Selected photographs will be included in gallery presentation. An email will be sent out when the collection is posted listing the selected artists included at each exhibition location.

Selected artists may choose to offer their work for sale. The gallery retains 50% of the sale price. Although we will make reasonable efforts to protect your work while it is in our possession, we are not legally responsible for it. Artists will receive a portion of the sale of prints.


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Revolve – Cotton Mill Studios, 122 Riverside Dr., Asheville, NC 28801
The Asheville Darkroom – AAAC Refinery, 207 Coxe Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
The BLOCK off Biltmore – 39 S Market St., Asheville, NC 28801

ASC Public Art Program – Calls to Artists

The Arts & Science Council Public Art Program  – Calls to Artists

Requests for qualifications are being accepted for each of the following:

All applications should be submitted online at

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts Juried Art Show

A Juried Fine Art Exhibit January 4 – 24, 2017
at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
121 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC 27278

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, an artists-owned collective in Hillsborough, North Carolina, will celebrate the start of the New Year by hosting a juried fine art exhibit from January 4 to 24, 2017. All North Carolina two-dimensional and three-dimensional fine artists are encouraged to apply. Juror for the awards will be Dr. Larry Wheeler, Director of the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC. Work will be displayed at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts with an opening reception on January 13, 2017,  6 – 9 pm.

Entries Accepted from August 26 to October 26th, 2016
Artwork must be submitted online (click the link below) via the digital entry program Online Juried Shows at

Artists can also find a link from our website,

Instructions for submission can be found on that website.

* Accepted artworks must be HAND-DELIVERED to the gallery on January 2 or 3. 

Awards Juror: Dr. Larry Wheeler, Director of the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC
Show Chair: Alice Levinson

Entry deadline ………………………….Wednesday, October 26th, 2016, 6 pm 
Notification of acceptance mailed or emailed ……..First week of December 
Hand-delivery of accepted works….Mon., Jan. 2, 11-6 pm and Tues., Jan. 3, 11-2 pm 
Opening Reception  …………………………………..Friday, January 13, 6 – 9 pm 
Dates of the exhibit  …………………………………………………… January 4 to 24
Pick up of art not sold …………………….. Tues., Jan. 24, 2017, 10 am – 6 pm

Grace Centre Gallery, Mills River, NC 14th 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 2, 2016.

October 22, 2016 at 7pm
Cash prizes & multiple awards including
Best Emerging Artist.

Juror: G. Carol Bomer of Asheville’s River Arts District

For more information contact Molly Angel at

Grace Centre Gallery
495 Cardinal Road
Mills River, NC 28759

For more information click here.

Call to Artists: Carousel Fine Craft Show 2017

Call to Artists: Carousel Fine Craft Show 2017

Tennessee’s hand-made legacy continues…

 Kingsport, TN – The Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport, in partnership with Tennessee Craft: Northeast, is calling all artists and craftsmen who wish to participate in the East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia’s premier juried fine craft show: The 5th Annual Carousel Fine Craft Show. The fine craft show will be held from March 24 to 26, 2017, with a preview party on March 24.

The application deadline for artists who would like to be juried is October 1, 2016.  The jurying process will finish on November 4, 2016.  Only those artists that are chosen by the juror will be invited to the show.  All artists must go through the jury process.

The 5th Annual Carousel Fine Craft Show is open to professional craftspeople and artists in a variety of media that will exhibit and sell their own work.  Media categories include clay, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, manmade materials, metal, mixed media, natural materials, painting/drawing, paper, photography and wood.  Live demonstrations are encouraged and celebrated at the show.

This year we are adding cash prizesBest of Show: $300, 1st Runner up: $150, 2nd Runner up: $100. Free carousel rides will be given to each prize winner.

The fine craft show will be held at the Kingsport Farmer’s Market, a historic setting that provides a unique backdrop for events. The Farmer’s Market is located adjacent to the Kingsport Carousel.

Admission for the Friday preview party is $35 per person and includes a weekend pass. Admission to the show is $3. Free carousel rides will be given to each ticket holder.

New for 2017: Applications will be processed online using ZAPP®.  ZAPP® enables individual artists to apply online to multiple art shows through one central website, The online application process also allows artists to directly upload digital images of their artwork for jury review. The result is that all artwork in the system is in a consistent, high-quality, digital format. The digital images are presented to the jurors of each show and the system allows them to score online. ZAPP® provides technical support to artists free of charge.

The application deadline is October 1, 2016.  Application and prospectus for artists are available at

The guest juror for the 5th Annual Carousel Fine Craft Show 2017 is Anita DeAngelis, MFA. Anita DeAngelis joined the faculty at East Tennessee State University in 1994. She is Associate Dean for the Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences. DeAngelis is the founding director of Mary B. Martin School of the Arts, currently presenting its eighth season of visual and performing arts events. Her previous teaching positions include Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota and Texas A&M-Commerce in Texas. She received her MFA from Arizona State University (printmaking), her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin (studio art), and she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine.

She has taught drawing, color theory, 2-D design, printmaking, book arts, and a specialized course on the art of the Appalachian region. Anita’s art work includes drawing, hand-made books, printmaking, and letterpress printing, and her most recent work includes drawings of rescued dogs. Her work explores marking systems, depictions of volume and light, and layering color and textures to achieve rich surface qualities. She lives in Elizabethton, Tennessee with her husband and retired racing greyhounds.

For questions on the show, application or jurying process, please contact William Stephanos, Director Carousel Fine Craft Show at 423-392-8414 or


Texture Gallery and Art – Call for Entries

TEXTure Gallery & Art Call For Entries:

4th Quarter Themed Exhibit – “This is What Democracy Looks Like!”

Texture Gallery has always maintained a focus on letter arts, while not being exclusive, so we welcome all ORIGINAL photography, traditional painting, encaustics, sculpture, book arts, fabric arts, etc.  All works must be politically inspired visually or textually.  If working with texts (calligraphy or letter art works), they can be inspiring quotes from past or present presidents or runners, commentary from comics (Carlin), abuse of language quotes (W.), ironic quotes, nonsensical train wrecks of thought, serious quotes, idealistic quotes or personal perspectives and trigger issues (SCOTUS, HB2, Immigration).  Whether good or bad, this is an opportunity to present a point that makes people think, laugh, support or disagree, BUT NOT DISMISS as they are not afforded the luxury of interruption.  This exhibit is set to be end-capped by US Election Day 2016 and Inauguration Day 2017, but all political views regardless of time frame or country of origin are welcome.  Above all, GIVE LIFE TO YOUR VOICE AND MAKE IT SEEN!

For more information click here.