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Artist Opportunities

Artists, below you will find call-for-artists for upcoming shows, special events, and more. This page is updated as often as necessary to make sure you have access to current opportunities.

Please be sure to check back frequently to stay up-to-date!

** This event is temporarily paused until October!! **
 
Every Fourth Friday is a celebration of community and the arts at the Council for the Arts in downtown Jacksonville, NC.
 
  • Open mic for musicians, singers, and poets.
  • Artists can network and bring a creation to share.
  • Art activities for the whole family
This event is open to the public and free to attend, though donations are appreciated and used to keep events like this going!

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • October 22, 6-8 p.m.

Questions? Please email us a jaxarts@jaxarts.com or call during regular business hours of Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (910) 455-9840.

What’s Your Art? Gallery Show

Local artists and makers are invited to submit up to three pieces of art in any medium for the What’s Your Art? gallery show!

There is no fee to enter.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • INTAKE: Tuesday, June 15th – Friday, June 18th, 2021, during regular business hours

  • RECEPTION: Friday, June 25th, 6-8 p.m.

  • SHOW: July 1-30th, during regular business hours

  • PICK-UP: Tuesday, August 3 – Friday, August 6th, during regular business hours

Be sure to read our submission guidelines! 

Questions? Please message us here on Facebook or email us at jaxarts@jaxarts.com.

In My Shoes Exhibit – LOCAL

This exhibit is open to our local and non-local Creative Discoveries Studio participants as well as anyone who is a part of the military community as a service member (active duty, veteran, reservist, guardsman), their loved one(s), or caregiver(s).

There is no fee to enter.

This is a hybrid exhibit! Meaning there will be works on display both at the Jacksonville-Onslow Council for the Arts gallery and in a virtual gallery.

LOCAL DATES:

  • INTAKE: The month of September 2021, Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or during Wednesday open studio sessions)
  • SHOW OPENING DATE: Saturday, November 13, 202, 2-6 p.m.
  • SHOW: November 16th – December 17th, Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • PICK-UP: The month of January 2022. Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or during Wednesday open studio sessions)

Questions? Please message us here on Facebook or email us at jaxarts@jaxarts.com.

In My Shoes Exhibit – ONLINE

This exhibit is open to our local and non-local Creative Discoveries Studio participants as well as anyone who is a part of the military community as a service member (active duty, veteran, reservist, guardsman), their loved one(s), or caregiver(s).

There is no fee to enter.

This is a hybrid exhibit! Meaning there will be works on display both at the Jacksonville-Onslow Council for the Arts gallery and in a virtual gallery.

ONLINE DATES:

  • INTAKE: Now until OCTOBER 1, 2021
  • SHOW OPENING DATE: November 13th
  • SHOW DURATION: November 2021 – November 2022

ONLINE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • You can submit up to 3 photos/scans of 3 pieces of art. Each photo/scan must be of a different piece of art.
  • We ask that artwork not include hate speech. Here is a link to a definition of hate speech.
  • If submitting a photo of a physical piece of art the artwork should be the only thing in the photo, be clearly visible (not blurry), and well-lit.
  • If submitting a scan, please be sure to crop it so only the artwork is visible.
  • Files should be under 200 MB each with the following file extensions: .png, .jpg, .tiff.
  • Please include your full name in your file name. Ex: YourName.ArtworkTitle.jpg
  • If you are selling your art, please provide an online link or email that you are comfortable being publicly displayed online for the duration of the exhibit.

Questions? Email us at jaxarts@jaxarts.com.

Are you an area artist who would like to be a part of our public art initiative by painting one of our bulldog mascots?

Please contact us at (910) 455-9840 or email us at jaxarts@jaxarts.com for more information!

Questions?
Please click the button below to contact us or call (910) 455-9840, Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Address

826 New Bridge St. Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 455-9840

Open Hours

Tuesday - Friday: 10am – 5pm
Weekends & Holidays: Closed

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