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Artist Opportunities

Gallery Exhibits, RFQs/RFPs, and the Arts Market

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Call for Artists

Who Am I?

As a means to express what it means to be female in modern times, this show highlights the creations and the voices of local female artists as they answer the question, Who Am I?

Local female artists can bring in up to 3 family-friendly works in any medium. There is no fee to enter.

Important Dates:

  • Take In Days: Thursday, April 25th – Tuesday, April 30th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Show: Wednesday, May 1st – Friday, May 31st
  • Reception: Friday, May 3rd, 6-8 p.m,
  • Pick Up Days: Tuesday, June 4th – Friday, June 7th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Childhood Memories

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 21-24, 28 & 29, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Show: June 4 – 28, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Reception: Friday, June 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Pick Up Days: July 2 – 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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.

Albert J. Ellis Airport Art Installation

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.
 
**If you are an artist who has already signed out a suitcase, please return it to us as soon as possible. Thank you!

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.