Dated Opportunities

Updated December 9, 2010

Hart Witzen in Charlotte, NC, is now accepting submissions for "S H O W D O W N," a group exhibit to take place Feb. 4 and Feb. 18, 2011. Deadline for submissions is Dec. 15, 2010.  Artists selected to participate will be notified by e-mail by Dec. 20, 2010. All artists welcome to apply: paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, installations, mixed and new media. Work does not have to be for sale. Artists may submit original, recent work (within 2 years) for consideration. For consideration send up to 5 images via e-mail by Dec. 15, 2010, to ( with SHOWDOWN in the subject line. Please include your full name, address, email address, web site, and a brief description of each piece, including size, materials and techniques used. There is no submission fee. Artists selected to participate will contribute a fee of $75 to cover exhibit and promotion expenses and best in show cash award ($250) determined by patron vote. No commission on the sale of works resulting from the exhibition. Work must be ready to hang. There are 20 pedestals available for 3-D works. Selected artists will be required to ship their works or drop them off directly to the gallery during designated hours (TBD).

If you would like to be considered as a performer/presenter for the 2011 MOJA Arts Festival in Charleston, SC, taking place Sept. 29 - Oct. 9, 2011, please send the following information: 1. A cover letter describing your work and what you intend to present at the MOJA Arts Festival. 2. A CD, DVD, audiotape, video-tape, or written example of your work. 3. Photos. 4. Any press information related to your work. Please send all materials to:
2011 MOJA Arts Festival
Office of Cultural Affairs
180 Meeting Street, Suite 200
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Each component of the MOJA Arts Festival: A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts is carefully selected by a jury process. The submitted materials will be forwarded to the appropriate selection committee and the final decision on the 2011 program will be made by the end of April. Application DEADLINE for performing artists: Jan. 14, 2011. Only artists who submit their materials to the Office of Cultural Affairs by Jan. 14, 2011 will be considered for the 2011 MOJA Arts Festival.

The Charleston Farmers Market, produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, which goes on from Apr. 9 - Dec. 18, 2011, is dedicated to the support and advocacy of Lowcountry Farmers and Growers. The Charleston Farmers Market poster image will be selected for its design qualities which evoke the Charleston Farmers Market's overall mission and also for its marketability as a poster image. Artists living in the tri-county area (Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties) are invited to submit artwork for consideration as the 2011 Charleston Farmers Market poster image. Only original artwork submitted by the artist or the artist's representative will be accepted. Limited to (2) entries per artist. Artwork must not have been previously exhibited in any City of Charleston program. All two-dimensional media eligible. Size must not exceed 16" x 20". Submit actual artwork, no slides accepted. Do not include the words "Charleston Farmers Market" on the image. Entry form must be attached to the back of the artwork. The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs staff and selected visual arts professionals will choose the official poster image for the 2011 Charleston Farmers Market. Only submissions which meet the stated guidelines will be considered. Recognition as the official 2011 Charleston Farmers Market poster artist: Winning image will be produced on hundreds of posters. If the design suits a T-shirt or apron applications, it may also be reproduced as T-shirts or aprons. Charleston Farmers Market Purchase Award: minimum of $300.00 and a maximum of $500.00. The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs will retain possession and all legal rights to the artwork selected, including all reproduction and photographic rights, with credit for the artwork being given to the artist in all accompanying materials. Drop-off:  Friday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2010. Entries must be hand-delivered to the Office of Cultural Affairs, 180 Meeting Street, Suite 200, between 12:00pm-1:00pm. Pick-up: Friday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2010. Submitted artwork must be picked-up between 3:00pm-4:00pm. The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs will not be held responsible for works not picked-up at this time. Notification: Selected artist will be notified by telephone no later than Monday, Dec. 13, 2010. If you have any questions please contact the Office of Cultural Affairs at 843/724-7305.

The Art Market at Historic Honey Horn, a juried fine art and craft show, is set for April 30 and May 1, 2011, on Hilton Head Island, SC. The Coastal Discovery Museum will jury in artists in media that includes: clay, wood, fibers, metals, glass, jewelry, watercolors, oil, mixed media and photography. All work will be on display and for sale. This event host artists from 13 states annually and well-known local artists share the spotlight during this weekend-long event, as they compete for prizes totaling $5,000. The show is open to the public on Saturday, from 10 am until 5 pm and on Sunday, from 11 am until 4 pm. There is a $6.00 per car parking donation, while admission to the show is free. Demonstrations throughout the weekend will be held in glass, pine needle basketry, clay and much more. Food and beverage are for sale during the event. The Art Market is presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum and is part of BRAVO - Celebrate the Arts! Festival held in May each year. BRAVO is a month-long celebration of our area's vibrant arts community and diverse cultural heritage in partnership with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. The deadline for applications is Jan. 11, 2011. For a prospectus and further info call Natalie Hefter at 843/689-3033 ext. 225 or visit (

The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is now accepting portfolios with resumes, artist statements & biographies from artists or art groups interested in exhibiting in 2012 at the Arts Council Gallery (these exhibits change monthly), or at the Caldwell Memorial Hospital Art-in-Healing Gallery (these exhibits change quarterly). Portfolios should include clear printed photographs or a CD of digital images of artwork to be considered. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional work will be considered. Exhibitors may share gallery space with one or more artists. All work will be juried by the Exhibitions Committee, and the committee will decide the exhibit site for each accepted artist. Complete submission guidelines can be found at (, click on the "For and About Artist" tab and then click on "Portfolio Submission Guidelines." The deadline for submissions is Jan. 14, 2011. The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Ave. SW, and is open Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm. For additional information, contact them at 828/754-2486 or visit their website at (

The City Gallery at Waterfront Park is now accepting applications for the 2011 spring internship program. Applicants must be currently enrolled in college or a recent graduate (within the past 6 months) to be considered for an internship position. *Background in Art History, Studio Art, Arts Management and/or Graphic Design with a minor in one of the above is required. Applications can be hand delivered, e-mailed or mailed to the City Gallery at Waterfront Park to the attention of Gallery Coordinator, Erin Glaze. The spring internship program begins Jan. 15, 2011 and runs through May 1, 2011. The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, owned by the City of Charleston and operated by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, is a venue for contemporary artwork that is new, vital and innovative, with a focus on broadening Charleston's arts outlook.  The City Gallery provides access to the visual arts for everyone in Charleston, SC, visitors and residents alike, by offering exhibits that are all admission-free. The City Gallery is located at 34 Prioleau St. in downtown Charleston, and gallery hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, please call or e-mail the City Gallery at 843/958-6484 or ( For more information please visit us at (

The Green Hill Center for NC Art in Greensboro, NC, will hosts a North Carolina Artist Competition to create an original work of art to be used on an official 2011 US Figure Skating Championships' poster. This is the first time the US Figure Skating Championships have been held in North Carolina. To contribute to this internationally acclaimed event we have asked all living artists who are residents of North Carolina to submit an original work in any medium for our poster competition. On Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, the Green Hill Center will host a private reception for the finalists, and to announce and award the winning work that will be featured on an official poster.  Green Hill Gallery is located at 200 N. Davie Street, downtown Greensboro. The US Figure Skating Championships being held in 2011 will be in North Carolina for the first time, and take place at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex from Jan. 22-30, 2011. The submitted works will be juried by Edie Carpenter, Director of Curatorial and Artistic Programs, Green Hill Center for NC Art; Adam Cave, Director and owner of Adam Cave Fine Art Gallery; and Michael Lowder, Executive Director of Artsplosure in the Raleigh-Durham area and Greensboro. The judges will choose thirty finalists based on the works ability to embody the spirit and grace of figure skating. The artist with the winning piece will receive a $3000 cash prize in exchange for allowing his/her work to be reproduced as a poster and distributed during the 2011 US Figure Skating Championships and by US Figure Skating. The reception is the first event of the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, with competition slated to begin the following day, Sunday, Jan. 23. North Carolina artist Maud Gatewood won the poster competition for the 1987 US Olympic Festival held in Raleigh, NC, distinguishing her above hundreds of other artists. In the same fashion Green Hill Center for NC Art is proud to host this unique collaborative event to promote US Figure Skating and the inspiring artists of North Carolina. For more information about the 2011 US Figure Skating Champions please visit ( or for more information about the Poster Design Competition visit (

The Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, NC, is accepting applications for the 2010-2011 Regional Artists Grant Investment program. The application deadline is 5pm on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. The United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro (UAC) coordinates the Regional Artists Grant program on behalf of a consortium of five counties: Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham. Funding is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council and matched locally by participating Arts Councils. Grant investments for Regional Artists are designed to support exceptionally talented visual, performing, literary and interdisciplinary artists at all stages of their careers to pursue projects that further their professional artistic development. Eligible artistic disciplines are music (both classical and contemporary), dance, visual arts (painting, photography, sculpture and pottery), film/video, drama and literature.  Applicants must submit artistic work samples and provide a narrative case for support. Regional Artists Grant Investments are open to artists living in Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham counties. To be eligible, an artist must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in their art form. Applications may be downloaded from the Randolph Arts Guild's web site at ( or by contacting the Randolph Arts Guild at 336/629-0399. Regional Artist Grant Investments provide important financial support and recognition for Triad area artists. In 2010, Regional Artist Grant Investments totaled $17,000 to 15 regional artists. This cooperative effort fosters relationships between arts organizations while also encouraging networking between Triad artists. For further information contact Derrick Sides, Executive Director, Randolph Arts Guild by calling 336/629-0399 or visit (

Artists are invited to apply to the three-day Celadon Fine Arts Festival, to compete for cash prizes totaling $3,000. The festival is produced by The Celadon Community Arts Trust Association and ARTworks, The Arts Council of Beaufort Port Royal & the Sea Islands. The goal of this May 20-22, 2011 juried show is to select and present the highest caliber of fine art and crafts to our knowledgeable and discriminating audience. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2011, and the application fee is $25. Please visit ( for show specifics, and for the online application. Contact ARTworks in Beaufort, SC, at 843/379-2787 for dialogue. The festival venue is the beautiful Celadon Community on Ladys Island in Beaufort, SC. Artists will be surrounded by oak trees, ponds, and the architecture that is Celadon. Visit ( for more information and to be involved. 

Celebrating its heritage and arts culture, the Saluda Business Association in Saluda, NC, is pleased to invite artists to participate in its eighth annual Saluda Arts Festival scheduled for May 21, 2011, in historic downtown Main Street in Saluda. Featuring more than 50 talented artists, the festival represents a diversity of art media including oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings, pottery, wood turning, blacksmithing, sculpture, jewelry, painted furniture, stained glass, and more. This is a juried art event offering cash awards to a diverse range of 2D and 3D artwork. Cash awards will be given for; $500 Best Overall, $300 for 2nd Place 2D and 3D, $150 for 3rd Place 2D and 3D, $50 for each Honorable Mention. Instructions of how to enter and applications for participation can be downloaded from the ( web site. You may also contact Susie Welsh at 828/749-3900 or Catherine Ross at 828/243-8696 or e-mail at ( for more information. Applications are due by March 15, 2011 and notification of acceptance by the first week in April. "Saluda abounds with natural assets. It's our duty to the heritage of Saluda to celebrate and promote its artistic culture, historic buildings, and the natural beauty of our mountains and waterfalls," said spokesperson for the SBA, Cathy Jackson.

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, is calling for entries for its Regional Emerging Artist-in-Residence July 2011 - January 2012. The deadline for applications is Apr. 1, 2011. This residency provides emerging visual artists residing in North Carolina with time and space to explore their work in a supportive, thriving, artistic environment. The six-month residency includes a private, rent-free studio with 24-hour access. $25 application fee. For complete guidelines, contact the Director of Programs & Exhibitions, Lia Newman, by e-mail at (, call 919/821-2787, or visit ( Artspace, a thriving visual art center located in downtown Raleigh, brings the creative process to life through inspiring and engaging education and community outreach programming, a dynamic environment of over 30 professional artists studios, and nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Approximately 95 artists hold professional memberships in the Artspace Artists Association. Thirty-five of these artists have studios located at Artspace. Artspace is open to the public Tues.-Sat., from 10am-6pm and on the first Friday of each month for the First Friday Gallery Walk until 10pm. Admission is free; donations appreciated. Guided tours are available. Artspace is located in Historic City Market in Raleigh at the corner of Blount and Davie Streets. Artspace is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, the Raleigh Arts Commission, individuals, corporations, and private foundations.

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is currently accepting applications for the 2011-2012 season at the North Charleston City Gallery. The Gallery offers a public exhibition opportunity for serious visual and fine craft artists. The North Charleston City Gallery is located in the common areas of the North Charleston Performing Arts and Charleston Area Convention Center Complex in North Charleston, SC. This location offers great exposure for artists seeking to reach local patrons and visitors to this multi-use facility. Applications can be found at our website at: ( For more information, please contact Lauren Lynn at 843/740-5852 or e-mail to (

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is currently accepting applications for the 2011-2012 season of the Meeting Place Window Display. The Window Display offers a relaxed public exhibition opportunity for visual and fine craft artists at all stages of their careers. The Meeting Place is located in the Olde Village section of Park Circle in North Charleston, SC, at 1077 East Montague Avenue. This location offers great exposure for artists seeking to reach local patrons and visitors to this attractive neighborhood and business district. Applications can be found at our website at: ( For more information, please contact Lauren Lynn at 843/740-5852 or e-mail to (

Green Rice Gallery in the heart of the NoDa area of Charlotte, NC, has 12 working Artist Studios, and two have just become available! Our Artist Studios are open to the public during normal Gallery hours. Our clients are invited to tour the gallery as well as the studios, meet with our resident artists, and purchase artwork. Studio Artists have 24 hour access to their studio. Artists are expected to use their studios to produce, display, and sell their art. All work must be available for sale to the public. Green Rice provides a Gallery Representative on duty during normal business hours, so artists need not be present in order for their work to be sold. Acceptable studio media are fine arts such as painting, sculpting, mixed media etc. Applicants and media are subject to Gallery approval. Cost: Studio #1, 100 sq. ft., $275/month ­ Studio #8, 100 sq. ft., $275/month. For more information contact Carla Garrison, Gallery Owner by e-mail at ( or call 704/344-0300.

The Village Artist Gallery, located in N.E. Columbia, SC, hosted the first meeting of "Go Figure" the newly formed artist group which provides live models that members can draw or paint. Membership is open to all area artists for a one time membership fee of $20 and a nominal per session model fee of $5. Weekly sessions are scheduled for Monday evening 6-8:30pm.  The gallery is in The Village at Sandhill (next to Panera Bread). For further info call 803/699-8886 or visit (

City Art in Columbia, SC, is looking for some new artists to show works in their gallery (for sale) - including painters working on canvas (not works under glass). The gallery is also looking for Jewelry (hand crafted) to be consigned and sold at City Art Gallery. Please email images and retail pricing to ( We are also looking for glass art and ceramic and small metal sculpture. The exhibition space is a very large, high traffic space, attached to an art supply store. The space is also used for receptions and other gatherings. The space is perfect for large works of art as well as smaller works, but is over all very large. They are looking for contemporary art mainly - having shown works by emerging artists recently out of university, university and college art professors, artists being shown at art museums, etc. Artists interested in exhibiting at City Art must submit the following items in a digital formate (i.e. e-mail or cd rom) - Images, Artist Resume, Statement of Intent, and Pricing Structure. Materials must be submitted via postal mail or e-mail. Mailing address is:
Wendyth Wells
City Art Gallery
1224 Lincoln Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201. You can find a submission guide online at (www.cityartonline) under the heading "Contact Us".

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