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Orange County Arts Commission Call for Art

The Orange County Arts Commission presents a call to Orange County artists for artwork to permanently reside in North Carolina Division of Emergency Management’s new Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh.


Two or three dimensional completed artworks in any media that can be hung or presented for display in the hallway of the new Emergency Operations Center. Artwork must be representative of Orange County. Artwork must be completed and ready to install.


Open to all artists residing in Orange County


Must be received (not postmarked) by Friday, April 17, 2015.


$1,500.00 will be awarded to final artwork selected.


Send through the post a compact disc or email of up to 3 completed artworks for consideration to the Orange County Arts Commission office (address provided below). No hard copy portfolios will be considered or returned.

Each application must include:

  • Images of up to 3 pieces, in jpeg format no larger than 1000 pixels in any dimension. Each piece may have up to 3 images for a total 9 images maximum. No PowerPoint presentations accepted.
  • Annotated Image List A word file (.doc) listing JPEG images by identification number, followed by, title of work depicted, media, and dimensions (width by length by height in inches).
  • Resume A word file (.doc) providing resume, no longer than two pages. Resume must include artist’s name, address, phone and email address.


The Orange County Arts Commissioners will select the final design. Selection is based on artistic excellence. All questions are directed to Martha Shannon at the Orange County Arts Commission office or 919/968-2011. Mail Submissions to: Orange County Arts Commission, P.O. Box 1177, 131 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Artist Studios at Fearrington Village Open Studio Tour - April 11-12, 2015

Artist Studios at Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC, announces their First Annual Open Studio Tour to be held Saturday, April 11 (10 am-5 pm) and Sunday, April 12, 2015 (Noon -5 pm). The tour is free and open to the public.

Twenty-one artists will open their studios to share their creative process and present their unique artistic journey. Visitors are welcome to explore paintings, drawings, collage, photography, hand-screened original prints, altered books, sculpture, woodwork, jewelry and more. Works are available to purchase.

A preview reception and group exhibit will be held Friday, April 10, 2015 (6pm – 8 pm) at Galloway Ridge Auditorium, Fearrington Village.

Tour maps will be available at business locations throughout the area. Open Studio signs will be posted along Fearrington Village’s beautiful winding roads to guide visitors to the studios. For details, to download the tour map or to view a list of participating artists go to or Visit on Facebook at Artist-Studios-at- Fearrington-Village.

Free-To-Artists Festival Opportunity
Urn Art & Garden Faire

The April 25 Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival brings arts and culture to downtown Kannapolis, NC, all along West Avenue with dancers, musicians, painters, authors, pottery makers, craft makers, poets, clowns, jugglers artists and more in a fun, family friendly street festival. The festival is FREE to the public and is free for artists/performers to set, but artists and performers must register at to receive their confirmation number to set up in a space.

And don't forget! This is just the first of five festivals this year. Here are the dates for the rest of the festival season: May 30; June 27; September 26; and October 24; (Kannapolis Arts is a division of Downtown Kannapolis Inc.)

Art Bar Call for Artists

Art Bar located in north Raleigh. Art Bar is an open studio for adults that serves wine and beer with access to art studio equipment. They also have daily classes, workshops and other events. Here is the call for artists for a juried show they are hosting:

Call for Artists:
Urn Art & Garden Faire

Oakwood Cemetery Hosts Juried Urn Competition

Historic Oakwood Cemetery is focusing on the changing style of interment with a juried competition devoted to the art of Cremation Urns, entitled Urn Art & Garden Faire. (An urn is a container that is used to hold the ashes of someone who has been cremated.)

The competition is open to any professional or amateur artist, 18 years of age or older. An artist may submit a maximum of two original works that, using his/her creativity, could be used as a cremation urn. There are no size dimensions or volume requirements for this competition. All works must be sturdy enough to withstand handling and exhibition. All genres/mediums of art will be accepted.

Digital images of the work, with entry form, must be received by Monday, March 16, 2015, at 3pm. (Send CD to Historic Oakwood Cemetery, PO Box 26867, Raleigh, NC 27611 if mailing images). If emailing images (preferred) please send to

Photos should be emailed in a JPEG version. No more than 2 photos of each work should be included. The JPEG version should have a resolution of 300 dpi or higher. The CD (if mailed) should be labeled with name, email address and telephone number. If emailed, all file names should begin with the applicant’s first initial and last name, followed by entry number (if submitting more than one entry.) Incomplete entries will be returned. CD’s will not be returned.

Artists whose work has been accepted will be notified via email on March 23. Approved urns must be delivered to Historic Oakwood Cemetery (701 Oakwood Ave Raleigh, NC 27601) no later than 3pm on Wednesday, March 8. Each Urn must be accompanied by an entry form (email to obtain the form).

Jurists will be provided by the Friends of Oakwood Cemetery. Reception/Exhibit/Presentation of Awards: Sunday, April 19, noon – 5:00 pm.

Competition Awards: Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st Place: $300; 2nd Place: $200; 3rd Place: $100. All submitted work must be hand-delivered or shipped with pre-paid return label. All insurance to and from Historic Oakwood Cemetery is the responsibility of the artist. Works should be properly tagged and labeled with the entry form.

Historic Oakwood Cemetery reserves the right to reproduce digital images of the exhibited work in both printed and electronic materials for publicity purposes.

Contact for additional information: Robin Simonton, Executive Director, Historic Oakwood Cemetery 919.832.6077 or

Fuquay-Varina Downtown Call for Artist

Bengal Tigers on Parade 2015

Bengal Tigers on Parade is a new and exciting public art initiative organized by Fuquay-Varina Downtown and sponsored by many local businesses. In spring 2015, the community will be enjoy beautifully designed Bengal Tiger art pieces all along downtown. Some will make it to an “auction block” where the community will have a chance to take one home!

We are accepting applications from artists (high school and above) who are interested in this opportunity. There are a number of benefits to you as an artist:

  • Your name on the plaque that is affixed to each Bengal Tiger’s base
  • Information about you on the Bengal Tigers on Parade website page.
  • $250.00 stipend to go towards the cost of your acrylic paints
  • An invitation to the reveal event

We take seriously the role we play in educating the public about our town’s history and bringing public art to our historic core. With your participation, you will help us tell the story of the F-V Bengal Tigers:
Deadline for interested artists is January 30, 2015. Please send information about you as an artist and three electronic samples of your work to

For this project you must work with acrylic paints and NO layering of materials is allowed. We have gained valuable information from other communities about how to create the art on the fiberglass to yield a longer life span.

Call for Workshop Artists

Cary Visual Art Outreach Workshops
2015 Collaboration with Transitions LifeCare

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: February 20, 2015, 5 pm

Cary Visual Art is partnering with Transitions LifeCare to conduct an art therapy workshop for middle and high school-aged teens who are coping with grief. The workshop is scheduled to take place in early April 2015.

CVA and Transitions invites artists to submit proposals for a workshop designed to explore the complex emotions one experiences as a result of the death or prolonged illness of a loved one.

BUDGET & STIPENDS: The contracted artist will receive a lump sum stipend of $550. The artist is expected to cover all costs of materials associated with the proposed workshop.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists with experience conducting educational workshops and working with underserved populations is strongly preferred. Workshop attendance will be anywhere from 8-20 children ages 12-17.

ENQUIRIES: All enquiries for this call are to be submitted in writing directed to Mary Davis Wallace, Executive Director, at by Friday, February 19. Inquiries will not be addressed past this deadline. Information from any other source is not official and should not be relied upon. Your application will be considered based on the following criteria:

  • Experience in arts education
  • Outreach experience, specifically
  • Workshop proposal

*Should you apply for this workshop and not be selected, your application may be considered for future workshops. Option to specify is included in application form. The Cary Visual Art Public Art in Focus Outreach Workshops are intended to connect talented, compassionate artists with underserved groups in Cary and surrounding areas. The mission of Cary Visual Art is to promote, inspire, encourage, and support visual arts for the uplifting of the human spirit in the Cary community. Contact for more information.

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