Xpand Fest – Call for Vendors

Xpand Your Vision, a community organizing non-profit, in partnership with the South Slope Neighborhood Association, invites you to submit to become a local art vendor at the inaugural outdoor street festival, to be held June 10, 2017 from 11 am – 9 pm. 

Inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals created by the United Nations, Xpand Fest will highlight local artists who remind us of the powerful ability to transform through creativity. We believe featuring your creative product could be a perfect addition to our festival.

To apply please fill out the performance form here. Or coordinate directly with Malorie Irvin at mpirvin@gmail.com or at (812)-719-9120.

When: Xpand Fest will occur June 10th, 2017. Event hours are from 11 am – 9 pm.

Where: Xpand Fest will occur in the South Slope District of Asheville. Between Coxe Ave and Church St. primarily on Banks and Buxton Ave.


  • Vendor Submission closes May 1, 2017.
  • Money due no later than May 15, 2017. 
  • Load out/in information must be provided by May 25, 2017. 

For further questions, feel free to contact Executive Director of Xpand Your Vision at Johanna@xyvision.org or (919)-946-0037 or Vendor Coordinator Malorie Irvin at mpirvin@gmail.com or (812)-719-9120.


AAWS is Now Accepting Entries for Dimensions 2017

The Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Inc. is now accepting entries for Dimensions 2017 our 53rd annual national juried fine art exhibition! Dimensions was established by AAWS in 1964 to showcase outstanding visual art in two and three-dimensional fine art media. This year’s juror is sculptor and professor of sculpture Hanna Jubran. Hanna Jubran is an internationally acclaimed sculptor working in both monumental sclae public art to smaller intimate and intricate works. Leanr more about Hanna’s work here.

Located at the Womble Carlyle Gallery inside the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 North Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

Entry Deadline April 30, 2017

Completed entries (including payment of fees) must be received by AAWS staff. Late entries will not be accepted.

First Place- $1,000
2nd Place – $500
3rd Place – $250
Honorable Mentions – $50
Entry Deadline – April 24
Artists may enter up to 6 works

Entry Fees
AAWS Members: Up to 3 works – $30. For each additional work, add $5.
Non-Members: Up to 3 works – $40. For each additional work, add $7.

Please use our online entry portal or email entries to Dimensions@AssociatedArtists.org

Or mail them to:
Associated Artists of Winston-Salem
251 North Spruce Street

Artisan Fair of Rocky Mount: Call for Vendors

There is an exciting new artist opportunity in Rocky Mount. In partnership with the Rotary Club, Imperial Center for the Arts and Sciences is presenting a brand new artisan fair on May 20th, 9:00-3:00 (vendor setup is 7:30 – 8:30). The fair is part of the Tackle the Tar 2017 event at the Sports Complex and will draw an estimated 1000 individuals and families from the surrounding areas.

Table fees are $25, and all proceeds go to support the Rotary Club’s scholarship fund. Tables are 10 X 10 and available for individuals or multiple artists to share.

Artists interested in presenting and selling their work are welcome to apply. Applications to participate can be downloaded here.

To learn more about Tackle the Tar, please visit www.tacklethetar.com.

Waterworks Visual Arts Center: Call for North Carolina Artists

Waterworks Visual Arts Center (WVAC) in partnership with The Hurley Park Foundation will present a special juried group exhibition in celebration of the park’s pearl anniversary, The Seasons of Hurley Park: 30 Years. Artists from all over North Carolina are invited to apply. There is NO fee to enter.

Entry Deadline: On or before October 20, 2017

Eligibility/Requirements: Participants must reside in the state of North Carolina. Work must be inspired by Hurley Park. Possible topics include: the park’s rich history, ecology, natural beauty, and/or a memory or personal connection to the park. All work must be original and created by the artist submitting work. No copies, mechanical reproductions, molds or kit work will be accepted. Entries must be able to fit through gallery doorway (85″ x 71″) and weigh no more than 150lbs. Waterworks Visual Arts Center reserves the right to exclude work due to size or special requirements

Work Medium: all 2- and 3-D media accepted, including audio and video installation and sculpture

Exhibition Venue: Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty Street, Salisbury NC 28144

Exhibition Dates: February 10 – May 19, 2018

About Waterworks Visual Arts Center The Waterworks Visual Arts Center is a not-for-profit, noncollecting visual arts museum located in Salisbury North Carolina. Founded in 1959, it is one of only twelve (12) nationally accredited art museums in North Carolina. It is an exciting place where ideas, issues, and communities converge to expand traditional ways of thinking and explore the complex and unfolding patterns between artistic and cultural spheres. Waterworks strives to be a leader and innovator in the exhibition of art and in museum education. Creative and expressive artwork from established and emerging regional and local artists are featured in three annual rotating exhibitions. The museum is open free of charge six days a week. For more information visit: www.waterworks.org

Find more information on the the application process and about Waterworks Visual Arts Center here.



The Bright Angle Offering Summer Internship

We are seeking an intern who is passionate about ceramics and design to join us this summer at The Bright Angle Handmade Design Studio in Asheville, NC! The applicant should be a hard worker, self-motivated and detail oriented. Ideally, we are looking for a ceramics major currently enrolled in university. We will expect 12-20 hours of work a week with flexible daytime hours. The internship will run June – August depending on the applicant’s summer availability. No studio space or housing will be provided.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to sanding, loading and unloading kilns, data entry, packing and shipping, and research. The applicant will be a part of all aspects of the making process. You will have the opportunity to learn about design, running and maintaining a ceramics studio, slip-casting, mold-making, marketing, and being a part of an fun team and business.

Please submit your resume and a brief introduction to our team at hello@thebrightangle.com

The Gallery at Flat Rock’s ‘Art in Bloom’ – Call for Artists

The Gallery at Flat Rock will be hosting their second annual Art in Bloom exhibit over Memorial Weekend. Art in Bloom is a community event and fundraiser for the Open Studio Tour of Henderson County. This four-day event celebrates fine art and craft paired with professional floral design. This call is open to all original 2D and 3D artwork (painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, glass, wood, fiber, jewelry, etc.). All artwork must be original – no giclée prints. A floral theme is not required. Here is a link to a video of an Art in Bloom show at the Minneapolis Institute of Art to visually explain the concept. An artist application for the event can be found here.
Some of the highlights this year are:
• Our art juror this year is Michael Sherrill – an internationally recognized artist from Bat Cave.
• We are adding 12 professional traditional floral artists to the team this year.  Last year the interpretations were done by Ikebana artists.
• The preview party on Friday, May 26 is a chance to see the show first while raising money for the OST.  There will be food, drink, music, and participation in the People Choice Awards.
Submission Guidelines:
Email a completed 2017 Art in Bloom Artist Application with a maximum of 3 (three) digital images of your current work(s) for review by the juror to: info@galleryflatrock.com. Submit the entry fee of $25 (pay online or mail a check payable to The Gallery at Flat Rock, to 2702-A Greenville Highway, Flat Rock, NC 28731). All work submitted for jurying must be owned by the artist and available for sale.
Key Dates:
  • April 23, 2017 (midnight) – deadline for application submission
  • April 24 to 30, 2017 – jury process
  • May 1, 2017 – jury results emailed
  • May 15, 2017 – receiving of artwork at The Gallery at Flat Rock
  • May 26 to 29, 2017 – Art in Bloom show in progress June 1, 2017 – pick up or return of unsold artwork to Artists
For more information, download The Gallery at Flat Rock 2nd Annual Art in Bloom pdf.

Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show – Call for Artists

Hot Works annual Orchard Lake juried fine and craft show is has been voted in the top 100 best Art Fairs nationwide for the last 10 years!

Call for Professional Artists. Artist Applications now being accepted via https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5104 or Manual Application. All categories are open.

Brief Summary of What you Need to Know:

  • Focus is on original work; “no buy/sell/import” policy strictly enforcedAs producer and executive director, my top priority is to keep the buy/sell/import out of Hot Works events, and to be sure all work is original and personally handmade by the artist in the show. Although we work very hard to ensure buy/sell does not end up in our events, if you think there is something that we missed, by all means please do let me know. This is a major problem on a national level, and we are doing our best to address it. Your name will be held in strict confidence.
  • Located in the heart of West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, an upscale neighborhood with rolling hills that provide a tranquil setting for beautiful and lavish homes. West Bloomfield has been voted one of Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” and is located adjacent to Bloomfield Hills, home of the legendary Cranbrook Art Institute, one of the world’s leading centers of art.
  • The Orchard Lake Fine Art Show has been listed in the top 100 art fairs nationwide the last 10 years in a row, out of several thousand art fairs, by Sunshine Artist Magazine.
  • Produced by Hot Works, the same company that produces the award-winning Boca Raton Fine Art Show and Estero Fine Art Shows in south Florida. Hot Works owner, Patty Narozny, has 30+ years’ experience as a successful event and media producer, along with the knowledge of how to connect artists with art-buying audiences.
  • Extremely high average household disposable income.
  • New location at West Bloomfield High School, with high visibility off Orchard Lake Road, between Lone Pine and Walnut Lake Roads, south of Village of Orchard Lake with plenty of parking.
  • No stages or pulsating music!  Music is low-key and conducive to sale of high-end art.  No shouting over music to hear or be heard.
  • The Orchard Lake Fine Art Show is limited to 180 artists or less.  We do not accept artists who are not qualified, simply to fill a space and collect the booth fee.
  • Juried by art professionals.
  • At Hot Works, our philosophy is to heavily promote the art show on broadcast TV, radio, print, social media, large banners hung throughout four communities, post cards, posters, etc. to reach art-buying patrons to benefit all artists.
  • However, we understand the importance of awards. Awards recognize great talent and most importantly, help sell art work. There is $2,500 in Artist Awards including:
    • One $1,000 Cash Best of Show
    • Two $500 Purchase Awards of Merit
    • Five $100 Cash Awards of Excellence
    • Ten Awards of Distinction (non-monetary)
  • Applications are accepted electronically via link below:


or a ”manual” application can be found at www.hotworks.org

  • Deadline to apply is April 3, 2017
  • Notifications sent by April 13, 2017
  • Upon acceptance, booth prices are as follows:
    • 10’x10’, $395
    • Booth and a half (10’x15’), $575
    • Double booth (10’x20’), $750
  • Corner, +$75
  • Electric, +$75 (must request in advance)
  • Friday, July 28 move-in from 8:30am-6pm
  • Sunday, July 30, move-out from 5:15pm-9pm
  • Institute for the Arts & Education is our 501c3 non-profit arm that focuses on visual arts, diversity, community enrichment, and fostering art education among youth.
  • As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, the Youth Art Competition for grades K-8 or ages 5-13 encourages students to enter their art that will be publicly displayed the entire weekend. There is $250 in Youth Art awards.


Our #1 goal at Hot Works is to make the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show a pleasant and profitable experience for all of our stakeholders, and to bring an enjoyable high-end art event to the community. With our proven method of teamwork, recruiting the best artists in the field, and last but not least, our unique brand of marketing, Hot Works hopes to not just continue maintaining our current level of success, but to make it even better yet in the years to come.  We sincerely hope you will join us.


Please keep us in mind for other award-winning Hot Works events:

  • New! Asheville Fine Art Show, May 20 & 21, 2017

Indoors at U.S. Cellular Center (formerly Civic Center)

Downtown Asheville, NC

  • 20th bi-annual Estero Fine Art Show, November 18 & 19, 2017

(between Naples & Fort Myers)

  • 21st bi-annual Estero Fine Art Show, January 6 & 7, 2018

(between Naples & Fort Myers)

  • 9th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show, January 27 & 28, 2018, downtown Boca Raton



Patty Narozny, Executive Producer

Hot Works, LLC Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows

President, Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc.

248-684-2613 MI

941-755-3088 FL

248-762-2462 Cell

More Info at www.hotworks.org


Your Art. Our Passion.

Call for Artists – Arts Fest 2017

Arts Fest 2017 will be
Thursday April 6 – Saturday April 8

What is Arts Fest?

Arts Fest is an annual festival celebrating the arts with FREE events
across the UNC Asheville campus.
Attendees to this three day event will experience:
  • Music, dance, theater, digital media, literature, and visual arts
  • Exhibits and presentations by students, faculty, and staff
  • Local artists and alumni sharing their artistic talents and expertise
  • Special performances and presentations by acclaimed artists
If you are an artist or craftsperson in Western North Carolina and are interested in selling your work at Arts Fest, please visit
https://arts.unca.edu/vendor-information  for information on how to apply
Featured Artists
This year Arts Fest is themed “Arts for Social Change.” We are excited to host several artists whose work focuses on important social themes.
For more information about these artists or other Arts Fest events, visit our
Arts Fest website, and stay tuned for further newsletter updates.

Call for Artists – 14th Annual Montford Arts and Music Festival

14th Annual Montford Arts and Music Festival

Come, experience and enjoy Asheville’s largest, longest running, single day neighborhood street festival. See for yourself why so many visitors return each year to hear the music, dine on local cuisine, and shop from some of the finest artisans in the area.

Located on the main street of the Historic Montford neighborhood, the festival has a new look with entertainment stages, artist and vendor booths, and central food court all now on one street, Montford Avenue. While visiting the neighborhood, you will walk the tree lined street, where trolley’s used to travel, marvel at unique architecture, from turn of the century “Victorian” to Arts and Craft designs and observe the diversity mix of its proud neighbors, who yearly volunteer to be your hosts for the festival.

This same neighborhood boosts a connection to many great entertainers in the area which is where we draw the flavor of the festival. You will discover an extraordinary mix of music for all tastes, both young and old that begins at 10:00 AM and continues till 7:00 PM on both stages.

The Montford Music and Arts Festival is known for its many quality craft persons and artists who return every year to offer their wares. Our special Juried Artists section exemplifies the degree of excellence you will find at the festival as those artists vie for ranking.

The festival also offers a chance to shop from local specialty vendors offering everything from neighborhood Chiropractic to Real Estate services and our special landscaping area features locally grown plants and shrubs.

Last but definitely not least is a taste of Asheville. Food trucks have become the rage as moving restaurants and we bring you an entire area devoted to them and every taste pallet. In addition, we have specialty foods perfect for snacking while enjoying the music or visiting the booths.

Put the 2017 Montford Music and Arts Festival on your list of To Do events and join us on Saturday, May 20 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM on the main street of Montford Avenue just down from the Asheville Visitor’s Center in Historic Montford Neighborhood.

Art & Crafts

We are always looking for quality crafts and juried art. For more information, please see the Artist Booth Application (Juried and Non-Jurlied).


2017 Dogwood Regional Exhibition


The Dogwood Arts Regional Fine Art Exhibition was developed to showcase and award the finest artists of our region. Fine art encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will be selected by a talented juror with vast experience in the arts and a passion for our region’s creative culture.

The exhibit will be on display from June 2-30, 2017 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Dogwood Arts only accepts works completed in the last two years by artists 18 and older. The 2017 exhibition will be located at a pop-up gallery in the Knoxville Convention Center.


March 3, 2017: Application Deadline ($35 Fee)
March 31, 2017: Notification of Acceptance via email
May 23-24, 2017: Artwork must be delivered or mailed to Dogwood Arts Office (Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902)
June 2-30, 2017: Exhibition Dates
June 2, 2017: Opening & Award Ceremony (5:30-9pm at The Knoxville Convention Center)
July 1-2, 2017: Local Pick Up & Regional Mailing Dates. (Artwork must be picked up at the Knoxville Convention Center from 9-11am or 3-5pm)


  1.  Dogwood Arts will accepts applications from all artists 18 years and older residing within a 500 mile radius of the Dogwood Arts office.
  2.  2-D Painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, and photography; 3-D sculpture of all media, and site-specific installations are eligible submissions. 2-D work may not exceed 6’ in either length or height. 3-D submissions over 100 lbs. must be installed by the artist and should not exceed a 6’ x 6’ footprint.
  3. The juror reserves the right to disqualify any work not suitably presented, or any work appearing not to correspond to the entry image.
  4. 4-D Art, including video, performance and other time-based pieces are not eligible.
  5. Artists may enter up to three completed works (three views of each work for a total of nine images). All works entered must have been created in the last two years and may not have been previously exhibited by Dogwood Arts.
  6. The exhibition will open to the public beginning Friday, June 2, 2017 (5-9pm). Artists are responsible for timely local drop off & pick up or regional mailing of the artwork within scheduled dates.
  7. Dogwood Arts reserves the right to photograph and video any submitted work for documentary, educational and publicity purposes.
  8. Receipt of the completed application form constitutes your agreement with all conditions established in the prospectus.
  9. Artists may not substitute, alter, or change sales price after it has been accepted. Dogwood Arts will insure artworks for the artist’s commission value (60%) upon receipt of the work, and through the duration of the exhibit.


Cash awards totaling $3,500 will be presented at the exhibit’s Opening Reception on April 3rd at the Emporium from5-9 pm. Best in Show ($1500), Second Place ($750), Third Place ($500), three Merit awards ($250/each) and an award from Fast Frame.  All awards are designated by the esteemed juror and are final. All artists accepted into the show are encouraged to attend the Awards Reception on April 1, 2016.


Submit your application and pay the submission fee using the entry form below. The non-refundable entry fee is $35 per application (you may submit up to three works per application). Two images may be submitted for each 3-D piece submitted on the application. All work must be in jpg form. The file name should be as follows: Entry form number: (1,2, or 3) _title of work. Example: 1_BigPainting.jpg. The file size should be 300 dpi, and as close to 2 MB or less. The widest side should not exceed 1,500 pixels.


Work must be delivered to Dogwood Arts at 123 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902, and picked up from the Knoxville Convention Center at 701 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Clinch Street Entrance). Shipping details will be provided with adjudication results. Always pre-calculate shipping costs of submitted work. Work unclaimed within 30 days becomes property of Dogwood Arts.


Leslie Noell is an artist, designer, and educator who currently works at Penland School of Crafts as director of programs. She earned a degree in graphic design from NC State University College of Design and an MFA in artisanry from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Leslie studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and spent two years as a core fellowship student at Penland School of Crafts. She has been a resident artist at Caversham Press (Kwazulu Natal, South Africa), Jentel Artist Residency Program (Banner, WY), and the Winter Print Residency at Penland. Her work has been shown throughout the country in a number of exhibitions including the Hickory Museum of Art, Holter Museum of Art, Asheville Art Museum, and Mobile Museum of Art.

Leslie’s studio work has explored a range of media and process from drawings and prints to installations and objects. Themes trace the fine line between permanence and impermanence, clarity and opacity, real and imagined space. Her work is minimalist in feel and direct in means. She strives for a balance of refinement and touch. Though days in the studio are rare, creative concerns are a constant.


Artists may sell their work during the exhibition period. Every effort is made to promote sales.* Dogwood retains a 40% commission on all sales. Please price your work accordingly. * Work is NOT required to be for sale. 


Receipt of the completed application form constitutes your agreement with all conditions established in the prospectus. Dogwood Arts will provide insurance for all work while they are on site at the exhibit venue for the extent of the exhibit. Unclaimed work is not insured after the posted pick-up date. Artists are responsible for insuring work while in transit. Dogwood Arts will insure artworks for the artist’s commission value (60%) upon receipt of the work, and through the duration of the exhibit.


Contact Kate Creason (865-637-4561), or email kcreason@dogwoodarts.com

Online Application Available!