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Artist Opportunities

Gallery Exhibits, RFQs/RFPs, and the Arts Market

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Childhood Memories

:: Childhood Memories Show Date Changes ::

Due to ongoing (and much-needed) building repairs, we are moving the Childhood Memories Reception to Friday, June 14th, from 6-8 p.m.

We are also extending our call for artists until Friday, June 7th.

Thank you all for your continued understanding and patience as we navigate our way through these repairs!

 

Local artists are invited to submit up to 3 family-friendly works in any medium for the show, Childhood Memories. The theme of submitted works should be about artists’ favorite childhood memories.

Links to register submissions will be posted soon so stay tuned!

Questions? Email us at jaxarts@jaxarts.com or call (910) 455-9840. Our hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise posted.

Important Dates:

  • Take In Days: May 21-June 7, Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Show: June 4 – 28, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Reception: Friday, June 14, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Pick Up Days: July 2 – 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Call for Artists Facebook Event //  Reception Facebook Event

American Honor

Local artists are invited to submit up to 3 family-friendly works in any medium for the show, American Honor. The theme of submitted works should answer the question, “What makes you proud to be American?”

Questions? Email us at jaxarts@jaxarts.com or call (910) 455-9840. Our hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise posted.

Important Dates:

  • Take In Days: June 18-21, 25 & 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Show: July 1 – 31, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Reception: Friday, July 5, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Pick Up Days: August 1-9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Call for Artists Facebook Event  //  Reception Facebook Event

Summer in Eastern North Carolina

Local artists are invited to submit up to three works in any medium to be a part of the Summer in Eastern North Carolina exhibit at the Jacksonville-Onslow Council for the Arts. 

Artists can submit works in any medium, free of charge.

** Online registration available soon! **

Questions? Email us at jaxarts@jaxarts.com or call (910) 455-9840. Our hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise posted.

Important Dates:

  • Take In Days: July 23rd – 26th, July 30th & 31st, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Show: August 2nd – August 30th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Reception: Friday, August 2nd, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Pick Up Days: September 3rd-6th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Albert J. Ellis Airport Art Installation

May 28th Update: If you are an artist who has taken a suitcase to paint, we ask that they be returned no later than June 7th by 5 p.m.

 

Be a part of our Albert J. Ellis Airport Art Installation!
 
Come by the Council and sign out a vintage hard-sided suitcase to paint for a permanent art installation at Albert J. Ellis Airport.
 
The subject matter will be scenes from around Onslow County that would help give visitors an idea of what makes Onslow County great. Artists would be able to offer new arrivals a unique welcome all while promoting both tourism and the arts in our community!
 
The number of suitcases are limited, so please stop by the Council or contact us at either jaxarts@jaxarts.com or (910) 455-9840 to see if we have any available.

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.