The Asheville Area Arts Council is pleased to share the following opportunities for artists that have recently been submitted to us. If you have any questions about an opportunity, please contact the listed organization.

The Asheville Area Arts Council does not endorse or recommend any specific opportunities, but provides this list for information only. We encourage artists to research each opportunity thoroughly before applying.

Call to Artists: Studio Visit Summer 2018 Competition Entry

Juror: Francine Weiss PhD Senior Curator, Newport Art Museum Deadline: July 22, 2018 Midnight EST Apply Online! Entry is Free! Studio Visit is a series of juried artist books produced by the publishers of New American Paintings. We are pleased to offer …

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July 13, 2018 - July 22, 2018

Call to Artists: Theatre Art Galleries Juried Art Exhibit

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC  are hosting a Juried Art Exhibit titled “THE BICYCLE: Art Meets Form” and would like to extend an invitation to artists to submit. The deadline is July 25th. This is the fourth year for the exhibit and it will b …

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July 13, 2018 - July 25, 2018

Call to Artists: Asheville Salt Cave

Asheville Salt Cave is accepting submissions of visual art to hang in our wellness center in the heart of Downtown Asheville at 12 Eagle Street. We are inviting artists to showcase their work in our healing space with the option to sell their pieces. T …

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June 27, 2018 - July 31, 2018

Artist in Residence Program: KHUYANA

KHUYANA INMERSION & PRE PRODUCTION RESIDENCY Experience and live like a jungle inhabitant. The residency program Khuyana welcomes visual artists, educators, photographers, other disciplines; national and international for the period of one month (3 …

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June 6, 2018 - July 31, 2018

Art Vendors Needed: Marshall Handmade Market

Hardworking, creative craftsfolk and artisans ~ we heartily invite you to apply for the 2018 Marshall Handmade Market! The market has been growing steadily over the last few years, so this year we are expanding to a two day show – Saturday and Sunday, …

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June 8, 2018 - July 31, 2018

Call for Curators: Derryberry Art Gallery, Tennessee Technological University

  The Joan Derryberry Art Gallery at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN invites individual artists to submit proposals for exhibition opportunities during the Academic years 2019-2020 and 2021-2022.  We welcome submission in all …

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May 14, 2018 - August 1, 2018

Job Opening: Community Engagement Coordinator

Description: The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) will advance the mission of the new Wortham Center for the Performing Arts (WCPA) by supporting, creating and expanding arts education and community engagement programs, and activating two new ven …

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July 9, 2018 - August 3, 2018

Call to Photographers: Abstract

THEME | ABSTRACT In trying to define the undefinable, we say that abstracts have subjects transformed to their essential elements or into non-objects, or simply to non-representational images. Admittedly, Abstract is hard to define and artist interpret …

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June 29, 2018 - August 5, 2018

Call to Artists: 2018 Bank of the Arts National Juried Exhibition

Submit your work to the 2018 Bank of the Arts National Juried Exhibition! This prestigious exhibit showcases local, regional, and national art in the Main Gallery at Bank of Arts. Featuring $6000 in prizes and honoraria, the National Juried Exhibition …

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May 14, 2018 - August 5, 2018

Art Vendors Needed: Arts on the Perquimans

The Perquimans Arts League will be holding its 8th “Arts on the Perquimans” Saturday, October 8, 2018. To learn more about this arts fair, and to apply for a booth, click here!

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May 7, 2018 - August 10, 2018

Call to Artists: Picturing Purity

Call for submissions Picturing Purity Eligibility: Photographers, new media artists, video artists Location: Artists from anywhere in the United States are invited to apply Fee: $10 Deadline: 11:59 pm, Friday August 10, 2018. Picturing Purity is a phot …

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June 27, 2018 - August 10, 2018

Call to Artists: Independent Study & Mentoring Program at Village Potters

The Village Potters Independent Study & Mentoring Program (ISM Program) offers a directed mentorship program for the developing potter, as well as, the serious hobby artist who wants to refine his or her skills. The ISM Program is specifically desi …

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June 8, 2018 - August 10, 2018

Call to Artists: Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition

The Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition ​- June 25 to August 15, 2018 The competition offers artists from Latin America, the Caribbean and the Latin American diaspora the unique opportunity to present their art to an international audience …

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June 29, 2018 - August 15, 2018

Call to Artists: Made in NC Awards

The Made in NC Awards are for all you North Carolina makers, bakers, crafters, and creators. Maybe you run a small microbrewery or sell handmade soaps at your local farmers market. Perhaps you’re a skilled woodworker or create incredible custom clothin …

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May 21, 2018 - August 23, 2018

Call to Photographers: Photography Three Ways

Photography Three Ways August 31 – October 19, 2018 1) Faces By Places- Selfies and Portraits 2) What IS That- Abstract to the Max! 3) Patina- Aging Gracefully Enter in all three categories or choose just one. Juror: Amber Eckersley Awards: Best in Sho …

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June 4, 2018 - August 25, 2018

Call to Artists: Color Me Happy

Color Me Happy August 31 – October 19, 2018 Open to all mediums, must be equipped to hang upon arrival to gallery Awards: Best in Show – $500 Merits Each Category – $150 Honorable Mentions -3/ $50.00 Standard Fee: 3/ $35.00 Student Fee: 3/ $20.00 Click …

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June 4, 2018 - August 25, 2018

Call for Entries: Arts in the Airport 2018

The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) announce a call for entries for the 20th Arts in the Airport, a juried exhibition developed to allow regional artists to compet …

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June 22, 2018 - August 26, 2018

Call to Artists: Jewelry Box 2018

Cocoon Gallery is pleased to present Jewelry Box 2018, a Juried 3D Exhibition. We seek to entice artists of all 3D mediums to investigate and explore the potential of the jewelry box. What is a box? What makes a jewelry box different from any other box …

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June 22, 2018 - August 27, 2018

Call for Art Venders | The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Arts Festival

The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center is looking for new potential arts vendors for their 37th Annual Celebration of the Arts festival! The festival is Saturday, September 22nd from 9am – 4pm on Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County. Our vendor …

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July 16, 2018 - August 30, 2018

Call to Artists: Aesthetica Art Prize

The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art wo …

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January 31, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Call to Artists & Writers: The Matador Review

Alternative art and literature magazine The Matador Review is accepting submissions for the Fall 2018 publication. We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language …

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July 6, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Call to Artists: Aiken Center for the Arts

The Aiken Center for the Arts (ACA), located in historic downtown Aiken, SC, is currently accepting applications from emerging and established artists and collectives from all disciplines for its 2018-19 exhibition schedule. The ACA rotates solo and gr …

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May 30, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Call to Artists: Celebration of the Arts

Local, regional and national artists of all ages are invited to enter The Celebration of the Arts (COTA), a juried art show scheduled for September 21 through 26, 2018. The show will be held at The Foundation Performing Arts Center on the campus of Iso …

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July 16, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Call to Artists: 2018 Celebration of the Arts Show & Sale

Rutherford County Visual Artists Guild PO Box 2015 160 N. Main St. Rutherfordton, NC 28139 E-mail: artlover@ArtattheVac.com Web: ArtattheVac.com Phone: 828-288-5009 Call to Artists: 2018 Celebration of the Arts Show and Sale Local, regional and nationa …

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July 16, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Call to Artists: Aesthetica Art Prize

Aesthetica Art Prize Now Open for Entries Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a w …

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April 13, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Volunteers Needed: Asheville Film Festival

Do you have a love for film and want to help a great organization? We need you to help us prepare for the 2018 Asheville Film Festival. Your enthusiasm, commitment and hard work enable the festival to pursue its mission of celebrating great acting and …

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January 24, 2018 - September 8, 2018

Call to Artists: Caldwell Arts Council Sculpture Celebration

Subject: Call for Sculpture Artists – 33rd Annual Sculpture Celebration Who: Caldwell Arts Council, Lenoir, North Carolina When: Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Where: T.H. Broyhill Walking Park, 945 Lakewood Drive, Lenoir, NC Cost: …

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June 6, 2018 - September 8, 2018

Call to Artists: 55 South Market Art Project

What and Where: A unique artistic creation to be “installed” on the exterior wall of 55 South Market Condominiums in Asheville NC. Concrete wall space 14ft wide by 6ft tall, 2 inches deep on Beaumont St side. Inspiration(s): Attractive, creative, uplif …

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July 11, 2018 - September 18, 2018

Call to Artists: Images of WNC

From scenic vistas to intriguing people to mountain sports, wildlife, and more, submit your best shots of Western North Carolina for the chance to win cash prizes and have your photos published in WNC magazine! Sponsored by Asheville Regional Airport, …

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May 21, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Call to Writers: TWWOA’s Annual Literary Fiction Contest

Annual Literary Fiction Contest Deadline: Sept. 30, 2018 ​Submit a short story or chapter of a novel of 5,000 words or less. Pages should be paper clipped, with your name, address, phone number, and title of work on the first page. Double-space, and us …

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July 16, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Inn Available for Exhibitions, Artist Retreat Weekends, and Galas

The historic Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant in Chimney Rock, NC  is welcoming artists for artist retreat weekends, galas, and showings in its newly formed Art Gallery located on the 2nd floor Mezzanine of the hotel. Please learn more about the facility a …

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September 26, 2017 - September 30, 2018

Call to Artists: Craft Hilton Head 2018

CraftHiltonHead2018, 6th National Juried Fine Art Craft Guild Exhibition seeks 2D and 3D fine art craft entries that encompass exemplary creativity, experimentation, and imagination, showcasing what can be accomplished with few restrictions. Up to 90 w …

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May 14, 2018 - October 20, 2018

Call to Writers: Room rentals for creators & free spirits in ASHEVILLE!

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is excited to offer their Mountain Muse room rentals at their headquarters in the historic Kenilworth neighborhood of Asheville, NC. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but still just a few minutes to …

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June 4, 2018 - October 31, 2018

Call to Artists & Writers: Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine Submissions

The Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine (SBLAAM) is based in Asheville. You can submit your creative work for possible selection and publication. SBLAAM is an online not-for-profit magazine centered around seniors and their artistic and literary worl …

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July 13, 2018 - December 1, 2018

Call to Artists: Art on 16 Contemporary Gallery

Art on 16 Contemporary Gallery in Marion, VA (arton16.com) is currently seeking submissions for exhibits by regional artists. We are looking for excellence in any media, and have an open space with 11-foot ceilings, beautiful light, and over 50 feet of …

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October 31, 2017 - December 31, 2018