Artist Opportunities
juried art show * sculpture salmagundi * handcrafted
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EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES
Visual artists may submit proposals for exhibition throughout the year. Submissions must contain a minimum of 10 digital images, artist resume, and an exhibition proposal or statement of purpose. Our exhibits rotate each Spring (January - May), Summer (May - September), and Fall (September - January). Exhibitions are curated 2-3 years in advance.

All materials should be submitted to:

Alicyn Wiedrich, Curator
Maria V. Howard Arts Center
P.O. Box 1180
Rocky Mount, NC 27802

The Maria V. Howard Arts Center hosts three national juried exhibitions annually. To receive a prospectus and specific information for any show, call 252-972-1175, email alicyn.wiedrich@rockymountnc.gov, or click on the appropriate button following the show's title and description below.

The Juried Art Show (JAS)
The prospectus for this multi-media fine arts exhibition will be released in February and the exhibition held in June - September.

Awards:
$1,500 - Acquisition Award
$700 - First Place
$500 - Second Place
$250 - Third Place
$250 - Best Rocky Mount Artist

Acquisition Award: The work selected for the Acquisition Award will become part of the Arts Center's Permanent Collection. Any artist not willing to accept the $1,500 award must indicate such on their entry form to declare their work not eligible for this award. Works not for sale will be ineligible for the award.

Media: Open to all media except installations.

Eligibility: Open to all U.S. artists 18 years of age or older. Work must be original and executed within the past three years. Work must not have been previously exhibited at the Arts Center. Entry in this exhibit establishes an agreement on the part of the artist to all conditions listed in the prospectus.

Entry Fee: Each artist may submit digital images of a maximum of four works. Two additional detail shots of each work is permissible. A non-refundable entry fee of $25 must accompany the entry form and images.


The Sculpture Salmagundi
The Prospectus for this annual outdoor sculpture exhibition is released in May. The exhibition is installed in September, opens in October, and remains on display for approximately one year.

Awards:
$1000 honorarium is awarded for each sculpture juried into the show.
$1000 Best In Show Award selected by the juror.

Media: Outdoor/Public sculpture with the ability to withstand weather and public interaction for one year.

Location: Works will be displayed on the grounds of the Imperial Centre, Downtown, and in the Parks Systems in Rocky Mount, NC.

Eligibility: Open to all U.S. artists 18 years of age or older. Work must be original and executed within the past three years. Work must not have been previously exhibited at the Arts Center. Entry in this exhibit establishes an agreement on the part of the artist to all conditions listed in the prospectus.

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee. Each artist may submit up to three works. Please see Prospectus for full instructions on submission process.


Handcrafted
The prospectus for this wide-ranging fine craft exhibition will be released in October and the exhibition held January-May.

Awards:
$1000 - Acquisition Award
$300 - First Place
$200 - Second Place
$100 - Third Place

Acquisition Award: The work selected for the Acquisition Award will become part of the Arts Center's Permanent Collection. Any artist not willing to accept the $1,000 award must submit a written statement to declare their work not eligible for this award. This statement must be submitted at the time of entry. Works not for sale will be ineligible for the award.

Media: Traditional and non-traditional craft media including but not limited to: ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, wood, paper, or any combination of craft media.

Eligibility: Open to all U.S. artists 18 years of age or older. Work must be original and executed within the past three years. Work must not have been previously exhibited at the Arts Center. Entry in this exhibit establishes an agreement on the part of the artist to all conditions listed in the prospectus.

Entry Fee: Each artist may submit digital images of a maximum of four works. Two additional detail shots of each work is permissible. A non-refundable entry fee of $25 must accompany the entry form and images.

The following link is the submission form the Handcrafted juried art show. Please submit one GoogleForm per submission. You may only submit four (4) entries. Any additional entries will not be accepted. Please understand that your submission will not be considered complete until the Maria V. Howard Arts Center receives your $25 entry fee and CD of images associated with your submissions.


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