Rochester Contemporary Art Center: Call for Artwork

Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) is a venue for the exchange of ideas and a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that was founded in 1977. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art, RoCo provides unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists.

RoCo’s international small art phenomenon returns for the tenth year! Help build an incredible exhibition of thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, international, and local artists, designers, college students, children, and you! Each artwork must be 6 X 6 inches (15 X 15 centimeters) or mounted to a 6 X 6 inch board. All artworks are displayed anonymously, so they should be signed only on the back. All entries will be accepted and exhibited both in the gallery and online until July 16, 2017, and all will be on sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artists’ names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase, and sold-out artists’ names will be revealed next to their works online July 7.

Each artist may enter up to four artworks of any medium (2D or 3D), and there is no fee to enter. There is a four-artwork limit per elementary, middle, or high school. Thank you for your participation!

Artworks are due April 16 or postmarked by April 15. All media, subject matter, or skill level is welcome at 6×6. Visit RoCo6x6 for answers to all of your questions. We look forward to receiving your entries. If you have already mailed your artworks, visit our website soon. All entries will be available for previewing online May 19. Thank you for your participation and support!

Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild: Call for Artists

Since 1970, the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild, a nonprofit organization
based in Raleigh, NC, has hosted a profitable marketplace for the finest
contemporary crafts in the United States. Our annual indoor show provides a
premier showcase for CDCG Exhibiting Artist Members and provisional artist
members in one of the fastest growing regions in our country.

2017 marks the 48th year of the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild’s annual
November event.  The Carolina Artisan Craft Market is a trusted resource for art
collectors and first-time buyers looking for the finest contemporary and
traditional craft being made in America.

Artists present a striking variety of glass, ceramics, wood, both wearable and
decorative fibers, metal, leather, basketry, printmaking, photography and 2-D
and 3-D mixed media, as well as one-of-a-kind handmade furniture and jewelry.

Emerging and career craft artists who are presenting craft at the highest level
– reflecting a mastery of technique and originality of design – are encouraged
to apply.

Applications accepted until midnight on May 12, 2017.

Read our call for artists and submit your fine craft artist application
by clicking 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. For full entry requirements and to submit, visit

Creative Age Senior Art Exhibit – Call for Artists

Grace Ridge Retirement Community is please to announce the 3rd Annual Creative Age Senior Art Exhibit in Morganton, NC which will be held June 8-21, 2017. Artists age 60 years and older are invited to submit entries to have their artwork included in this exhibition. Artists may submit two (2) works of art and entry fees are $5 per entry.
The deadline for artists to enter is Friday May 5, 2017. All proceeds benefit Burke Arts Council.

For more information, please call Janet C. Hart, Public Relations Account Supervisor at (704)-262-1117.

Independent Study & Mentoring Program – Now Accepting Applications

The Village Potters are currently accepting applications for our Independent Study * Mentoring program with an entry date of November 1st, 2017. Application deadline is Friday, August 25.

The Village Potters Independent Study & Mentoring Program (IS/M Program) will accommodate 8-20 artists, and will offer a directed mentorship program for the developing potter as well as the serious hobby artist who wants to refine his or her skills. This program is designed for emerging potter who desire to have regular access to studio as well relationship and community with other potters and opportunities to explore many firing techniques.

Find out more about this opportunity here.

Village Artfest at Lake Keowee: Call for Artists

The Reserve at Lake Keowee is taking applications for artisans to join the Village Artfest to be held June 24th.

Join the The Reserve at Lake Keowee for their first annual Village Artfest.

  • Artisan booth fee: $25 + donation of item for the Silent Auction (Silent Auction proceeds will benefit the Reserve selected local charities) 
  • Booth set you between 8-9:30 am, tents and electric provided. Artisans bring display and chairs.
  • Children’s Art Workshop will be available.
  • Artisans wishing provide a demonstration, please indicate this on your application.
  • This event is open to the public.

Mail application & Jury fee to: Cathy Washburn at 190 Village Green Loop, Sunset, SC 29685 or, for electronic submissions, email


Find more details on the application process and details about the event here.

WRAL Freedom Balloon Festival: Call for Artists and Vendors

The Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina is hosting a Merchant Village in conjunction with the 2017 WRAL Freedom Balloon Festival. This event is scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-29th) and is a 3-day sales event with the attendance of 80,000+ people.

The festival organizers are looking for artisans who would like an opportunity to show and sell their product.

The details of the event can be found at

Blue Ridge Public Radio Hiring Arts Producer

Arts and Performance Producer: This is a new position at Blue Ridge Public Radio responsible for executing the daily production of local cultural content for all BPR platforms, including a new weekly series. Our local radio station is looking for an innovative multi-media journalist and producer with a deep interest in arts and performance.

How to apply: Email a letter introducing yourself and outlining your ideas for producing high-quality, engaging arts and performance content for Blue Ridge Public Radio. Include your salary requirements, your resume, and three professional references and send to

Deadline: Application will be reviewed beginning April 17, 2017.

For more information on this job opportunity, visit the Blue Ridge Public Radio webpage.

Atlantic World Arts: Call for Papers

Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Re-Vision.

An international, interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Atlantic World Research Network and The National Folk Festival. Deadline extended to April 17, 2017.

September 7-9, 2017 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Elliot University Center, School of Music Building, Weatherspoon Art Museum

Featured Speakers: 

  • Fiona Ritchie, National Public Radio (“The Thistle & Shamrock”)
  • Dr. Doug Orr – President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College; Chancellor Emeritus, UNC Asheville
  • Dr. Candace Keller, Michigan State University
  • Dr. Jeff Titon, Brown University

UNCG Art Center invites proposals for papers and full panels in a variety of disciplines, including (but not limited to): art history, broadcast and cinema, dance, fiction and poetry, music history and theory, musicology, photography, religion and homiletics, rhetoric, and theater history. Interdisciplinary panel proposals and papers with an interdisciplinary focus or potential are particularly welcome.

For more information, click here.

Studio Space Available in Swannanoa, NC

Unique 1000 sq. ft. brick building in Swannanoa near exit 59 (twelve minutes to downtown Asheville on Hwy 40) recently renovated for use by the arts community. The space is rectangular, has concrete floors, 9 foot ceilings, all updated plumbing, electrical, heating, a/c and off street parking.

The space is very flexible and can accommodate just about any form of art or craft. The unique feature of this space is that it is divided near the middle into two rooms. Each has a separate entrance and exit as well as a utility sink and bathroom. There are interior doors connecting the spaces that can be closed off or left open.

One room is 14′ x 24′ with an additional office/storage room and large bathroom in the back and the other is 10′ x 42′ with a small bathroom.Whoever rents the space may sublet it and cut the rent in half.

It is available now. Contact Chris McGrayne at if you have any questions or want to see the space.

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