Part Time Music & Part Time Art Teacher needed

The new ACS Middle School opening in August called Montford North Star Academy is in search of a part time music (or band) teacher and an art teacher who would be willing to work in an innovative STEAM school. They are looking for each teacher to teach two courses each semester (four per year).  The current proposed schedule would require them to teach two classes per day (about 2.5-3 hours).

These are contracted positions but must be certified teachers. Our hope is that these positions will become full time in year two.
If you are interested, please contact:
Shannon Baggett, M.A.S.T, NBCT

Montford North Star Academy
school: 828.350.6900 | cell: 828.747.2204

New Residency Fellowship Opportunities for Artists & Writers

Twenty-five (25) Vermont Studio Center fellowships open to ALL artists and writers living and working anywhere in the world. ALL artists and writers who apply at our June 15th, 2017 deadline will be automatically considered for a VSC fellowship. Every VSC residency includes a private room, private studio space, and all meals.

Applications must be received by June 15th, 2017.

Find more information about this great opportunity here as well as the application process.

 Group outside Maverick Writing Studios at dusk 

Caldwell Arts Council 3rd Annual Sculpture Celebration: Call for Entries

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Caldwell Arts Council announces the 32nd annual Sculpture Celebration in Lenoir, NC on Saturday September 9, 2017.

Sculptors are invited to bring up to 3 sculptures for this one-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards, potential sales and commissions. This annual event brings sculptors and buyers from the eastern United States to Lenoir North Carolina. Early registration discounts are available.

For additional details, contact the Caldwell Arts Council, 828-754-2486,, or visit the webpage.

Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Ave SW, Lenoir, NC, 28645.

Bright Star Theatre – Seeking Sales Person for Their Team

Bright Star Theatre is a rapidly growing theatre and media company based in Asheville.  We are the nation’s largest provider of theatrical school assemblies with shows that address topics like anti-bullying, character education, diversity and literacy.

We are looking for a fun and energetic sales person with strong customer relationship skills.  While the position is listed as temporary, there is potential for the right person to stay on and grow with our core team.

Is this you?

  • You can quickly grasp the ins and outs of our current sales model.
  • You get excited about working with our executive team to develop innovative ways to reach new customers.
  • You value relationships and have great ideas about how to keep customers coming back.
  • You know how to move customers through the sales pipeline.
  • You have experience successfully managing email and social marketing campaigns, cold-calling, and managing customer data.
  • You value education and the power of theatre.

Job perks include opportunities for travel, a fun and creative work environment, regular company outings, and the chance to carve your own path while selling a product that makes a real difference in the lives of young people.  Experience in education, arts management, theatre/media production, or “booking gigs” is helpful but not necessary.

Please email resume and cover letter to the email provided.

World Peace Mural Tour Returning to Asheville


Internationally recognized wall artist Renda Writer will be returning to the Asheville area early June 2017 and is seeking a new wall. Help Renda and his team find a new location for their next mural. Email a picture of the wall you have in mind to

A World Peace Mural will bring positive energy, community engagement, social media attention, and interactive marketing value to your city and your business.

More information of the the World Peace Mural Tour and how you can help them find their next project location here.

AESTHETICA Art Prize: Call for Entries

The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established artists to further their involvement in the art world.

The award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by industry experts. Enter the prize for a chance to showcase your work to wider audiences.

Prizes include:

  • £5,000 prize money courtesy of Hiscox
  • Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica
  • Editorial mention in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology
  • £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton
  • Art books courtesy of Prestel

Categories for entry: Photographic & Digital Art; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media and Video, Installation & Performance.

Up to two works can be submitted per Entry Fee, except for the Video, Installation & Performance category in which one work can be submitted.

Deadline for submissions is 31 August 2017. Click here for full entry requirements and to submit.

Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: Call for Artists

The Jule Collins Smith Museum and Fine Art at Auburn University is now accepting submissions from sculptors for Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Up to 15 works will be chosen for yearlong display on the museum’s grounds. The juror is New York-based artists Jean Shin.

Submissions due June 1, 2017.

  • Exhibition dates: October 6, 2017 – October 6, 2018
  • Open to all artists age 18 and older
  • $25 entry fee

Artists Awards:

  • 1st Place: $3,000
  • 2nd Place: $1,500
  • Honorable Mention: $500
  • All Finalists: $1,000

Three works from previous Out of the Box exhibitions are now part of JCSM’s permanent collection of outdoor sculpture, thanks to the generous response and support from our local and visiting communities.

More information can be found here.

Studio available at The Refinery Creator Space

Available now at The Refinery Creator Space, 207 Coxe Ave: 940 square foot studio space with a large north-facing window. 24-hour access available to tenants, but this is a work only space. Rent is $975/month, + utilities. Join the community of artists and organizations based here in The Refinery and the growing scene on Asheville’s South Slope.

For more information, contact and/or


East West Summer Pop-up Shop – Call for Artists

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The Summer Pop Up Shop will be held at East West Venue, 278 Haywood Road Asheville, NC 28806.

VIP Preview Evening, Wednesday, June 21 | 5-9PM
Thursday-Saturday, June 22-24 | 10AM-8PM
Sunday, June 25 | 10AM-6PM

There are no booths for our Pop Up Shops! Vendors drop off their priced and labeled inventory and we will transform the East West Venue into a retail shop with a central check out – creating a curated boutique experience our shoppers have come to love.

Vendors do NOT have to be at the Pop Up Shop! The East West Pop Up Team will merchandise, style, and work the entirety of the Pop Up Shop.

Accepted vendors will drop off their inventory Monday, June 19th from 12-7PM.

Not local? We have an option for vendors to ship their inventory to us on or before June 20th. If interested in this option, vendors will assume all postage charges to/from the Pop Up Shop. If inventory is being shipped back, an adWEB_2.jpg wird angezeigt.ded fee of $15 per hour will be charged based on the time it takes to package the remaining inventory.

Vendors will pick up any remaining inventory after the end of the Pop Up Shop after Sunday, June 25th, from 7-9PM and Monday, June 26th from 10AM-3PM.

If you feel that your products are best displayed in a certain way or  you have the perfect fixture, please let us know upon acceptance we would love to consider incorporating it into our set up.

Find more information about the shop and the application process here.


North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival 2017 – Call for Applicants

The Village Potters’s are hosting Asheville’s very own Ceramic Arts Festival this Fall! The festival will be located at Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Rd., Asheville NC 28806 on September 23, 2017.


  • Application Deadline – June 30th 2017
  • Notifications – July 8th 2017
  • Accept Invitation & Booth Purchase Deadline – August 1st 2017


Image: 5 images = 4 images representing the range of your work and 1 booth shot.

Formatting your images:

  • Recommended Dimensions: 1500 pixels on the longest side.
  • File Format: JPEG
  • Recommended Resolution: 300 dpi


Jury Fee $10

Single booth 10×10 $90

You can find more artist information here and download the application form here.