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: Art Buckhead Pop-Up Show

Art Buckhead – A Pop-Up Show of Exceptional Contemporary Art is seeking artists for a pop-up show November 2–3 2018 on Miami Circle in Atlanta, GA. Both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional artists qualify for this exciting new show. Read more about the sho …

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September 7, 2018 - September 28, 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 for Entires: Youth Art Competition

3rd hotworks.org Asheville Fine Art Show™ October 27 & 28, 2018 Outdoors in Pack Square Park downtown Asheville Call for Youth Artists Youth Art Competition Grades K-8 or Ages 5-13 Hot Works 3rd Asheville Fine Art Show, October 27 & 28, 2018 is …

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August 10, 2018 - October 1, 2018

Call to Artists: Vermont Studio Center Fellowship

FELLOWSHIPS OPEN TO ARTISTS & WRITERS VSC Fellowships Twenty-five (25) VSC Fellowships open to ALL artists and writers living and working anywhere in the world. All applicants will be automatically considered for one of these twenty-five unrestrict …

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September 7, 2018 - October 1, 2018

Call for Artist in Residence: Artspace Raleigh

Pop In Artist in Residence | for 2019 The Pop In residency program provides an artist with a month-long studio opportunity, a $1500 stipend, and an exhibition immediately following the residency. During the residency period, the artist must engage with …

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September 7, 2018 - October 1, 2018

Call to Artists: Artisphere 2019

2019 marks the 15th anniversary for the top ranking Artisphere festival in Greenville, SC.  Despite its short history, Artisphere has distinguished itself as both a regional and national highlight.  A supportive, art-loving community, beautiful setting …

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July 31, 2018 - October 4, 2018

Call to Artists: Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Public Art Initiative

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Announces Launch of Its Inclusive Public Art Initiative An initiative of ZSR’s Exploratory, Visionary Ideas Strategy that seeks to use public art to open the door to conversation in communities Winston-Salem, NC (August 6, …

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August 10, 2018 - October 8, 2018

Call to Art Vendors: Porter Flea Holiday Market

Calling all Designers, Makers, Crafters, Photographers & More! Applications are now open for our 2018 Porter Flea Holiday Market! SAVE THE DATE for #PFHoliday18 on December 7th & 8th returning to The Nashville Fairgrounds! The event will be ind …

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September 14, 2018 - October 8, 2018

Call to Artists & Photographers: Light of Day

ART CALL TO ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHERS – LIGHT OF DAY 2018 Submission Opens: September 10, 2018 Deadline: October 8, 2018 (Midnight EST) Curator Selection: October 14, 2018 Artist Notification: October 17, 2018 Title: “Light of Day” Art-Competition.net i …

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September 17, 2018 - October 8, 2018

Call to Youth Artists: Asheville Fine Art Show

Asheville Fine Art Show October 27 & 28, 2018 Outdoors at Pack Square Park Call for Youth Artists Ages 5-13 or Grades K-8 Applications must be postmarked by October 10 Join us for Asheville’s premiere art event – Hot Works’ 3rd Asheville Fine Art S …

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September 21, 2018 - October 10, 2018

Call for Artists: Hillsborough Gallery of Arts Exhibition

RESOLUTIONS 2019 A Juried Fine Art Exhibit January 7 – 31, 2019 at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts 121 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC 27278 HillsboroughGallery.com Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, an artists-owned collective in Hillsborough, North Caro …

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August 3, 2018 - October 10, 2018

Call to Artists: ALHC’s Fall Colors Fine Art Show

ALHC’s Fall Colors Fine Art Show is going to be held at the Highlands Civic Center, Highlands, NC on October 20-21, 2018. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days. This show includes 2D and 3D works. All 2018 ALHC members are eligible to apply for this show. If you …

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August 10, 2018 - October 13, 2018

Call to Artists & Photographers: Moment in Time

Submission Opens: September 17, 2018 Submission Deadline: October 15, 2018 (12:00AM EST) Curator Selection: October 19, 2018 Artist Notification: October 20, 2018 Grant Announcement: October 20, 2018 Exhibit Opens: November 8, 2018 Twenty artists will …

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September 21, 2018 - October 15, 2018

Call to Artists: Grace Centre Gallery Juried Exhibition

Grace Centre Gallery of Mills River NC proudly presents the 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition! We accept all mediums and all types of visual artists with 2D and 3D work. Apply and submit artwork online at www.youjudgeit.org/gracejuriedshow Deadline for …

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September 5, 2018 - October 17, 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 Artists: Gateway Arts Center

OCTOBER 26 – DECEMBER 8, 2018 Yes, This IS Art! Juried Exhibit Standard Fee: 2/ $35.00 Student Fee: 2/ $20.00 Artisans and Artists- all media: Paint, Dry Media, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Stone, Mosaic, Metal, Jewelry, Glass, Mosaic, Fiber, P …

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September 17, 2018 - October 24, 2018

Call to Artists: Exhibit with Artavita at Artexpo in NY

Win to exhibit up to 2 works free at Artexpo New York, April 4-7, 2019 Artexpo New York is one of the oldest and largest art fairs in New York, and gets between 40,000 and 50,000 visitors each year. Artavita will have a large pavilion there. The winner …

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September 14, 2018 - October 26, 2018

Call to Artists: Galax, VA Main Street Banners

The City of Galax Public Art Committee calls for graphic designs for Main Street banners.  A framework template has been developed.   The banners measure 95” high by 30” wide. The Project – Call for Art for Main Street Banners The Public Art Committee …

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September 10, 2018 - October 31, 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: Music & Poetry Competition for NC Women

2018 Music and Poetry Fusion Competition for NC Women Writers Submissions accepted: September 15 – November 15, 2018 Postmark deadline: November 15, 2018 In celebration of its 20th season (2019-2020), Pan Harmonia has commissioned composer Dosia McKay  …

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September 14, 2018 - November 15, 2018

Call to Photographers: Portfolio Showcase

Portfolio ShowCase Volume 12 Juror | Samantha Johnston Executive Director and Curator of Colorado Photographic Arts Center Early Bird Submissions Due Monday October 1, 2018 by Midnight Mountain Time USA FIND MORE INFO HERE Artist Honors and Awards Sele …

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September 21, 2018 - November 15, 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: Community Strong Talent Show

Community Strong Talent Show to celebrate the arts while bringing the awareness of child abuse. This show is OPEN TO ANYONE – ANY AGE – FROM ANYWHERE. Wonderful gifts and cash prizes will be given to our placing participants. Find more info here.

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September 21, 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

Grant for Artists: Professional Development and Artistic Planning

Professional Development and Artistic Planning This grant program is now open to media (film) and visual arts presenting organizations, as well as performing arts, literary arts and multidisciplinary presenting organizations. As we advance Southern vit …

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September 21, 2018 - January 1, 2019