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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!

Area artists are invited to submit up to three works to be exhibited in the upcoming show OPEN. There is no submission fee to enter this show.

OPEN means the themes and mediums are open to the submitting artist to decide. Have fun, tackle issues important to you, or explore a new-to-you medium.



Important Dates:

Tuesday, October 22 – Friday, November 1

No pieces will be accepted after 5 p.m. November 1, 2019

Friday, November 8th, 6-8 p.m.

Friday, November 8 – Friday, November 29th

Tuesday, December 3 – Friday, December, 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

All pieces must be picked up by 5 p.m., December 7th

Help us help YOU!

We ask that submitting artists specifically adhere to the following:

  • Works must be wired to hang.
  • Each piece must be legibly labeled with artist’s name, title, medium, dimensions, and price.
  • Artists must fill out the online registration form

Doing these things ensures your works are safely displayed with the proper information on their corresponding labels.

Failure to do any of these means your works cannot be displayed.

Introducing the 2020 CFTA Art Show Schedule!


Below you’ll find the 2020 CFTA Art Show Schedule. For a printable PDF version, please click or tap the button below!


*Dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

January 10th – 31st
Steven Cavallo
Reception: Friday, January 10th, 6-8 p.m.
Take-In Dates
Pick-Up Dates

A gallery show highlighting the work of artist Steven Cavallo.


February 4th – 28th
African American Heritage Show
Reception: Saturday, February 1st, 12-4 p.m.
Take-In Dates: January 21st-January 29th
Pick-Up Dates: March 3rd – 6th

A gallery show and exhibition celebrating African American Heritage.

*Open to area African American artists only. 


March 6th – 31st
Mixed-Media March
(Open to all area artists)
Reception: Friday, March 6th, 6-8 p.m.
Take-In Dates: February 25th – March 4th
Pick-Up Dates: April 1st – 8th


Area artists are invited to submit up to three mixed-media works of art. The theme is completely up to the submitting artist.


April 3rd – 30th
Onslow County Student Show
Reception: Saturday, April 4th, 12-4 p.m.
Take-In Dates: March 24th – April 1st
Pick-Up Dates: May 1st – 8th

The Onslow County Student Show will be comprised of works by students from Onslow County Schools, local home schools, or private schools within the Onslow County area.


May 1st – 31st
Textile, Fiber Art & Clay
(Open to all area artists)
Reception: Friday, May 1st, 6-8 p.m.
Take-In Dates: April 21 – 29
Pick-Up Dates: June 2nd – 5th

This show will highlight local artists’ creations like quilts, pottery, fiber works, and fashion illustrations.


June 5th – 30th
Annual Competitive Show
(Open to all area artists)
Reception: Friday, June 5th, 6-8 p.m.
Take-In Dates: May 26th-June 3rd
Pick-Up Dates: July 1st-8th


Area artists are invited to submit up to three of their best original works for our Annual Competitive Show. The entry fee is $40.


  • 1st Place: $400
  • 2nd Place: $300
  • 3rd Place: $200


July 10th – 31st
Your Onslow County
(Open to all area artists)
Reception: Friday, July 10th, 6-8 p.m.
Take-In Dates: June 30th – July 7th
Pick-Up Dates: August 4th-7th

Artist will submit works relating to scenes around Onslow County.


August 7th – 30th
(Open to all area artists)
Reception: Friday, August 7th, 6-8 p.m.
Take-In Dates: July 28th – August 5th
Pick-Up Dates: Sept 1st – 4th

Area artists are invited to create book cover art inspired by their favorite book, to re-cover it, if you will. They can also create works inspired by a favorite poem, song lyric, or quote.


September 4th – 30th
Creative Forces Open Studio Exhibition
Reception: Saturday, September 26th, 6-9 p.m.

This event highlights the Creative Forces Open Studio program through liver performances, exhibiting artwork created by open studio members, and opportunities for the community to be involved.


October 2nd – 31st
(Open to all area artists)
Reception: Friday, October 2nd, 6-8 p.m.
Take-In Dates: September 22nd – 30th
Pick-Up Dates: November 3rd – 6th

Area artists are invited to submit works created with ink to include, but not limited to, tattoo designs.


November 6th – 30th
Stop Motion Mini-Film Fest and Digital Art
(Open to all area artists)
Reception: Friday, November 6th, 6-8 p.m.
Take-In Dates: October 27th – November 4th
Pick-Up Dates: December 1st – 4th

Children and adults are invited to enter submissions into our Stop Motion Mini-Film Fest which will be held the night of the show reception! Area artists are also invited to submit their digital art to display in our gallery.


December 4th
Special Event: Holiday Market
December 4th
Time: To Be Determined

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


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

Open Hours

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