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Artist Opportunities

Gallery Exhibits, RFQs/RFPs, and the Arts Market

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Call for Artists

African American Heritage Gallery Exhibit 2018

African American Heritage Galery Exhibition Call for Entries

The Council would like to make a call to African American Artists in our community to contribute their works to the African American Heritage exhibit.

The works for this exhibit will encompass original works reflecting both contemporary and historical views of African American culture as seen through the eyes of the artists.

Artists are invited to drop off their creations for the event beginning January 16th, 2018, Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The last day to submit works will be January 30th, 2018.


Showing: January 19 – February 28, 2018

Take-ins January 16 – January 30, 2018
African American Heritage Call for Entries 2018





Spring Juried Art Show

Spring Juried Art Show Call for Entries

The Jacksonville-Onslow Council for the Arts invites submissions for our Spring Juried Art Show

We invite all artists, inside and outside of Onslow County, to submit up to three works. All forms of media will be accepted.  Works must be family-friendly for inclusion.  Please be sure to download and read the 2018 Spring Juried Art Show Call for Artists linked below for full details and submission requirements.

Entry fees: $25 for CFTA members and $35 for non-CFTA members

Prizes to be awarded:

Best in Show $300

2nd Place $200

3rd Place $100

Artistic Merit $50

(6) Honorable Mention Ribbons


Intake Dates:  Wednesday, April 25 –  Wednesday May 2, 2018,  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Show Dates: Friday, May 4 – Friday June 15, 2018, during regular business hours

2018 Spring Juried Art Show Call for Artists

Helpful Links:

In an effort to help emerging artists feel confident in submitting work for upcoming shows at the Council, we’ve gathered a few helpful links. Click a button below to view video content about how to prepare canvas and framed art for display.

Arts Market Sales Opportunities:

The Arts Council also consistently seeks quality visual artists for inclusion in the recently expanded Arts Market at 826 New Bridge Street in downtown Jacksonville.  All mediums are welcome.

Please review the Arts Council Consignment Contract for Gallery and Arts Market Sales.  Contact the Gallery Manager at 910-455-9840 or email us for information, assistance or to schedule a time to review your work.