Art League of Henderson County
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Celebrate Art Juried Exhibition Application - click on see more before registering
5/15/2023 - 7/15/2023

Event Description
Call for Artists:  Celebrate Art
Eligibility:  Regional
Entry Fee:  $40 (for up to three works)
Entry Deadline:  July 15, 2023
Event Date:  August 4 -August 31, 2023
The Art League of Henderson County announces a call for submissions for its annual juried exhibit - Celebrate Art.  This exhibit will celebrate the best of our regional artists, and is open to artists from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee.  Prizes totaling $2500 will be awarded.

Exhibit Venue:  Two adjacent Art League galleries – The Art Place Gallery and the Art Place Studios Gallery – in Hendersonville, NC.

Before you apply: You will be required to provide artwork Title, Size, Price and Upload an image of your work.  You will also need to select a category for your artwork.  The categories will relate to the award process.  Payment is required at time of registration and can be paid by credit card.  You will also need to upload an artist statement about your process of up to 200 words, so please have that ready.

Submission Categories: 

1. Work on canvas or panel (oil, acrylic, pastel, pencil, ink, graphite, wax, pen and ink and other media)
2. Work on paper (watercolor or acrylic used like watercolor, pastel, pencil, ink, graphite, wax, pen and ink or other media)
3. Photography
4. 2-dimensional mixed media (artwork that typically hangs like collage, fiber, assemblage in 2-D or other media)
5. 3-dimensional (that is typically free standing like sculpture, assemblage, jewelry, pottery, glass, wood, metal or other materials)
6. Digital/AI created ( composition and images must be the artist's original concept - no copy righted images should be used in the creation process)

Artists should apply in the category that most closely fits with the categories available.  These categories are directly related to the award process 

Cash Awards:
$1000 - Best in Show
$250 - Work on canvas or panel 
$250 - Work on paper
$250 - Photography
$250 - 2-dimensional mixed media 
$250 - 3-dimensional
$250 -Digital art
Plus, one Honorable Mention in each category

Entry Deadline: July 15, 2023

Exhibition Requirements:
Artists aged 18 and over with residences in the regional area of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee are invited to apply.
Each artist may submit up to three pieces of art.   Your entry fee does not guarantee acceptance into the exhibition.
The entry fee for up to three pieces of artwork is $40.00 and is non-refundable.  
JUROR:   Elizabeth Goddard, Executive Director, Spartanburg Art Museum.
Elizabeth joined the Museum in September of 2013. She holds an MFA in art education with a concentration in contemporary museum practices, and has over 20 years of experience working in arts nonprofit organizations, including serving as Curator for the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, MI.
Lucy Clark, Owner, The Lucy Clark Gallery and Studios, Brevard, NC.
The Lucy Clark Gallery & Studio is an active working arts gallery and studio where Lucy not only curates a beautiful collection of visual art in all mediums, but, as an artist herself, works in four different disciplines including hand built ceramics, one of a kind jewelry, photography and writing. The Lucy Clark Gallery represents talented artists from the local area as well as the Eastern Seaboard.

Artwork must be family-friendly and appropriate for the public.  Artwork that does not meet this standard will be rejected.
All artwork must be the sole work and exclusive property of the submitting artist. Your submission must be originally conceived: your own reference, your own drawing, your own concept and must have been self - created.   Paintings created in an instructional setting, including but not limited to workshops and art classes are not eligible.
Maximum size 2-D, including frame: 60” x 60”. 3-D work must hang, be free standing or fit on a riser surface.  Weight limit is 50 lbs.
Unframed 2-D pieces should be appropriately presented as gallery wrapped and no staples should be visible.
Artwork MUST arrive dry, wired, and ready to hang.  No clip frames or sawtooth hangers will be accepted.

All artwork must be available for purchase and priced appropriately.  Prices must remain as submitted.  ALHC retains a 30% commission for all sales.
Art must remain in the exhibition for the duration of the show, even if sold.  

The artist retains copyright to his/her image(s). However, by submitting to this show, artists agree to ALHC’s use of the images for publicity for event promotions and archival purposes.

Artist agrees to abide by all rules in the prospectus. Submissions of entries and entry fee, which is non-refundable, constitute agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.
Exhibit Catalog:
An exhibit catalog will be produced and available through the duration of the exhibit.  The catalog will include artwork images and artist bios.  Due to design and publishing deadlines, all information provided must be complete and no changes are permitted after July 15.

Important Dates:
•  Online Submission:  Opens June 1, 2023 – closes July 15, 2023
•  Notifications of acceptance/decline sent by email:   by July 25th
•  HAND DELIVER art to the Art Place, 2021 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28791:  August 1 or 2, 2023, 12 - 6 pm.  ALL ARTWORK MUST BE HAND DELIVERED AND PICKED UP. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING SHIPPED WORK FOR THIS EVENT.   
•  Exhibition Dates:   August 4 , 2023  to  August 31, 2023
•  Opening and Awards Revealed: Saturday August 5th, 2023   Noon to 6 pm  
•  Artwork pick-up: September 1, 2023  12 - 6 pm. 

Application Procedures and Details
Jurying will be digital.  Submission for this exhibition is handled in either of two ways.  All applications and artwork image uploads must go through one of two processes listed below.  Artists who encounter technical difficulties can request help from the Art League staff.  Questions related to the exhibit can be sent to the Exhibition Director at 

Method #1:  Directly through the ALHC Website or by clicking on the link:

Method #2:  Café (Call for Entry), an on-line art exhibit system.

It is very important that artists upload only one jpeg image for each piece of art being submitted.  Thus, if the artist submits one piece, they will submit only one photo, or two photos for two pieces of art, etc.  Please check that the artwork is properly oriented in the photo, that the frame or other peripheral objects are not included.  Attention should also be given to the keystone effect and glare, which are common issues in photographing artwork.   The exhibition juror will select the participating pieces from these digital photographs; the prize winners will be selected by the judge viewing the original art at the exhibit once the exhibit is installed.  Artwork images cannot exceed 5MB
Artwork images must be titled artist LAST NAME-FIRST NAME-TITLE – for example Jones-Adam-Water Lilies.  Any images uploaded with incorrect naming will not be eligible for jurying.  Do not upload images with the numeric numbering system of your camera or cell phone.

Accepted work when delivered must include the following information on the back of the artwork:  artist name, title of the piece, category, price, email address, phone number.  For your convenience, you may use the tag at the end of this prospectus. ALHC will use this information to correctly identify your piece.

Not All entries will be chosen to display in this exhibit. No Refunds will be given if your work is not selected. We reserve the right to refuse any work that does not comply with all specifications or differs greatly from submitted digital images.  Your electronically submitted entry form signifies your agreement with the terms and conditions stated herein, including to use accepted entries for advertising purposes. 

Return of Art 
We are very limited on space, so any art not picked up by the deadline will remain the property of ALHC unless other arrangements have been agreed upon in advance.

ALHC is not responsible for loss, theft or damage during the exhibition.  will take all reasonable care of works while the art is in its custody. Artists, if they wish, may make their own insurance arrangements to cover their artwork.