DEADLINE JULY 26, 2016
The second annual Toe River Arts Juried Show will be held at the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery from October 1 – November 5, 2016. Competition is open to all artists, 18 and older, residing in North or South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia or Georgia. All mediums are accepted, and work must have been completed within the last two years. Please click for more information. Please click to download a regular Submission Form or a Fill-inable submission form.
This year’s juror will be Sherry Masters. Sherry has deep roots in the art and craft traditions of the mountains of Western North Carolina having grown up in Madison County, home to many artists. Sherry embarked on a career as a buyer and manager at the Allanstand Craft Shop of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. She then became Grovewood Gallery’s manager. During her 20-year tenure, Sherry’s leadership helped turn the Asheville-based store into one of the nations top retailers of fine craft with close to 400 artists represented. Sherry originated Grovewood’s annual Sculpture for the Garden exhibition and served as a craft fair juror for many craft organizations up and down the east coast.
While at Grovewood, Sherry spearheaded the national American Craft Week events in Western North Carolina, coordinating the efforts of over 45 individual craft artists, galleries, and cultural institutions in the region for six years in a row. She continues to serve as co-chairperson for American Craft Week held in October.
2016 Back to the Drawing Board
- Schedule, program, and prepare weekly rehearsals for a minimum of two concerts (fall and spring) each year.
- Develop a budget in cooperation with the WPS Executive Director to support the programs of the Youth Symphony including library acquisitions and rental, sectional coaches, and auxiliary players when needed.
- Develop and maintain a relationship with local school music and private music teachers to cultivate membership and to keep them informed of WPYS activities.
- Recruit and audition Youth Symphony members primarily, but not exclusively, from local schools in the region.
- Establish audition and rehearsal schedules and coordinate all calendar dates and venues with the WPS Executive Director.
- Serve as Librarian (or recruit volunteers) to work in conjunction with the WPS Librarian. Organize and inventory the library as well as distribute and annotate (including bowings) of all music.
- Assure accurate attendance records for rehearsals, and coordinate collection of WPYS dues with WPS Office Staff.
- Provide appropriate information for public relations and concert programs to the Marketing Director in a timely manner.
- Work with the WPS Education Committee to enhance alumni and parental support and involvement with the activities of the Youth Symphony.
- Coordinate set-up and tear-down of orchestra chairs, stands, and equipment with WPS Properties Manager.
Minimum of Master’s Degree in Music or Music Education preferred
Experience leading middle school to college age students
Can collaborate successfully with others
Conducting experience in orchestral or multi-instrumental settings
Strong organizational skills
Passion and ability to grow the program
The AAAC is now seeking artists to apply via a Request for Qualifications process for a mural project that will help us create our visual identity on the façade of the building announcing our presence in the community. Click here for more information about qualifications and application. Applications due May 31st, 2016.
The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area now seeks a multi-talented Marketing/ Communications Director to help take its work to the next level and to lead the organization’s efforts to expand its reach to new audiences, partners and supporters. Please share this link with anyone you feel would be qualified and interested in the marketing and communications position for the BRNHA.
Caldwell Arts Council 31st Annual Sculpture Celebration
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Lenoir, N.C. – Caldwell Arts Council (a Caldwell County, NC non-profit) announces the 31st annual Sculpture Celebration in Lenoir, NC on Saturday September 10, 2016.
Sculptors are invited to bring up to 3 sculptures for this one-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards and potential sales. No commission in event of sales. This annual event brings sculptors and buyers from the eastern United States to Lenoir North Carolina for this event. Early registration discounts are available.
Caldwell Arts Council, Tri-State Sculptors Association, Mountain Sculptors, the City of Lenoir, and the Lenoir Tourism Development Association. This year’s Chairperson is Samantha Hatchett.
ADULT CATEGORY AWARDS:
$3,000 Best in Show
$2,000 First Place Award
$1,500 Second Place Award
$1,000 Third Place Award
up to five $500 Judge’s Merit Awards
$500 Stevens Family People’s Choice Award
YOUTH/MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL CATEGORY AWARD:
Separate Youth People’s Choice Award
REGISTRATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING (free):
Sculptors Welcome Dinner Friday evening ($20/each for additional guests in advance, $25 onsite)
List of Participating Sculptors
Manpower assistance with unloading/loading sculptures
Crane assistance with unloading/loading sculptures (must be pre-registered for this)
Outdoor camping with showers & full bathroom facilities at Lenoir Aquatic & Fitness Center
Limited private home housing may be available.
Continental breakfast for sculptors at the park on Saturday morning
REGISTRATION FEES (Register early for best savings-Registration by cc/debit/Paypal below)):
Youth/School Registration through September 10 is $35
University Sculpture Student Registration through September 10 is $35
Early Registration through July 1, $50
Early Registration July 2-31, $60
Early Registration August 1-September 8, $70
On-site Registration September 9-10 is $80
Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Ave SW, Lenoir, NC, 28645.
Application opens: April 20, 2016
Application deadline: May 18, 2016
The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants, ranging from $15,000 to $50,000, issued directly to twenty individual authors a year. The program was founded in recognition of both the financially precarious situation of arts writers and their indispensable contribution to a vital artistic culture. The Arts Writers Grant Program aims to support the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship.
Writers who meet the program’s eligibility requirements are invited to apply in the following categories:
- New and Alternative Media
- Short-Form Writing
Through all its grants, the Arts Writers Grant Program aims to honor and encourage writing about art:
- that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent, and precise;
- in which a keen engagement with the present is infused with an appreciation of the historical;
- that is neither afraid to take a stand nor content to deliver authoritative pronouncements, but serves rather to pose questions and generate new possibilities for thinking about, seeing, and making art;
- that is sensitive to both the importance and difficulty of situating aesthetic objects within their broader social and political contexts;
- that does not dilute or sidestep complex ideas but renders accessible their meaning and value;
- that creatively challenges the limits of existing conventions, without valorizing novelty as an end in itself.
Due to legal constraints the Arts Writers Grant Program can only fund U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the United States, and holders of O-1 visas. For guidelines and additional eligibility requirements, please visit artswriters.org.
Art Writing Workshop
In partnership with the International Association of Art Critics/USA Section, the Arts Writers Grant Program offers applicants consultations with leading art critics. For more information, please visitartswriters.org.
To receive updates on the Arts Writers Grant Program, follow @artswriters on Twitter.
FRESH is an exhibition of new works by North Carolina artists. But with a creative twist! All submitted artwork will be on display and available for sale during the FRESH Preview May 19-30. The final juried exhibition opens June 3 and runs through June 24.
Two events held before the jurying process allow visitors to view all the artwork entered into the exhibition before the jurying takes place. All entered artwork will be available for sale during these events even if it is not selected for the final exhibition.
Exhibition proceeds support the Artspace Inspiration Fund, nurturing the next generation of visual artists.
Open to NC artists, 18+. All media. Must be new work, less than 2 years old, limited in size to a max of 36″ wide and 48″ high and available for purchase. Artists may submit one piece. Artists will receive 50% commission of sales. Artists may choose to designate all or a portion of art sales to Artspace for a tax-deductible donation.
Applications and work due May 9. Submission fees: $15 for members, $25 for non-members.
The exhibition and awards will be juried by Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University. Cash awards for Best in Show($1000), 2nd place ($500), 3rd place ($250), and People’s Choice ($100).
FRESH Look: Pre-jury Viewing Party on Thursday May 19, 6-8pm
FRESH Fun: Family Day Event on Saturday May 21, 10am-1pm
FRESH Opening: First Friday June 3, 6-10pm
FRESH Gameshow: Thursday June 16, 6-8pm