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Artist Opportunities

Gallery Exhibits, RFQs/RFPs, and the Arts Market

This page is updated as new Artist Opportunities such as Calls for Artists, Calls for Entries, and Project RFQs/RFPs are published. Please check back often.  You can also SUBSCRIBE for email updates regarding opportunities, announcements and special events. We also recommend following the Arts Council on FACEBOOK or TWITTER.

Cre8 Art Gala

“Cre-8 Gala” Call for Entries

The Arts Council seeks dedicated visual artists to participate in the Cre-8 Art Gala Event.  This upscale evening event is a fundraiser for the Arts Council. Artists who register will be asked to create original art using an 8”x8” stretched canvas, provided at no cost to Artist. Once completed, Artists will donate finished works back to the Council, by receiving date, for sale at the Cre-8 Gala fundraiser.

EVENT DATE CHANGED: Thursday Evening, October 19, 2017
Submission Deadline:  September 11, 2017
Learn more about the Gala Event here.



New River Splash Plein Air Paint Out
Saturday, September 16th

This one-day plein air paint-out event is hosted in conjunction with the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission and other partners for New River Splash Day on

Registration Dates:  Now until Event Day (see Registration Form for dates/costs)
DOWNLOAD Overview  (PDF)
DOWNLOAD Registration Form (PDF)
DOWNLOAD Boundary Map (PDF)




“Perspectives” Call for Entries

“Perspectives: exploring dimensions of space and time” is an exploration of artist’s perspectives on time, dimensions, architectural and scientific works, space and the heavens. Including a display of anime works. Take a step back from the world as we know it and let your imagination soar through space and time.

Showing: September 15 – October 13, 2017
Submission Deadline:  September 11, 2017


Samuel K Dunlap

Jacksonville-Onslow Juried Fall Show

Welcome Artists, to the Jacksonville-Onslow Council for the Arts Juried Fall Show! Artists are asked to submit three pieces for this event. An entrance fee, per artist, of $25.00 for members and $30.00 for non-members is required. The exhibit will be curated and judged by a guest artist and there will be prizes awarded. Please watch postings for this event – details are still developing.

Showing:  October 20 November 24
Submission Deadline:  October 6


Inspirational World Views

“Inspirational World Views” Call for Entries

This exhibit will showcase artist’s interpretation of today’s global world views and what inspires all of humanity – exploring human experiences of faith, hope, family, and more. We invite artists to submit works with global and/or inspirational themes for consideration. All forms of media will be accepted.

Showing: November 28 – January 12, 2017
Submission Deadline:  October 31

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.