Art League of Henderson County
Event Registration - Art League of Henderson County

La Vie en Rose Fine Art Gala
3/20/2024 - 5/15/2024

Location: Marked Tree Vineyard, 623 Deep Gap Road, Flat Rock, NC, Flat Rock, NC

Event Description

La Vie en Rose' Fine Art Gala - 6/6/2024 - 6/9/2024
Call for Artists:  La Vie en Rose' Fine Art Show at Marked Tree
Eligibility:  Regional
Entry Fee:  $40 (for up to three works)
Entry Deadline:  May 15, 2024
Event Date:  June 6 - 9, 2024

​Some answers to frequently asked questions:

This is a juried show, which means selection will be done by a juror.

Accepted artists will be able to exhibit a maximum of three pieces.  

Attendance during the four-day art festival is not required.  Attendance at the Thursday evening Gala is encouraged

Artists do not pay a "booth" fee but only an application fee

The giant exhibit tent is provided by the organizers

All display walls and art installation will be done by the organizers

All sales will be handled by the Art League and Sales tax is paid by the Art League

Art League retains 30% of all sales

Galleries where artist's are represented will be identified on the tag of price and information about each artist and their gallery representation will be included in the bio book available on site.  

More questions:

About the Event:

The Art League of Henderson County announces a call for submissions for the La Vie en Rose' Fine Art Exhibit and Gala. This year, the Marked Tree Vineyard is partnering with The Art League of Henderson County to bring you the fourth annual Wine and Art Gala. The event takes place over a period of four days in June. Also collaborating are the Arts Council of Henderson County and the Hendersonville Symphony. The Fine Art Exhibit will be installed in a grand tent on the beautiful grounds of the vineyard. An exclusive ticketed preview "Gala" will take place on Thursday, June 6th, from 6 to 9 pm. The Gala event includes a special performance by the popular Jason DeCristofaro and his jazz ensemble. Attendees will enjoy a sampling of Marked Tree’s charcuterie and a complimentary glass of their award-winning wine. Following the Gala event on Thursday evening, the exhibit will be open to attendees through the balance of the weekend. Weekend events include the wildly popular Atelier fashion show by several local boutique clothiers on Friday evening, music and Saturday art events, a Latin dance party under a second large tent provided by the Arts Council of Henderson County. Sunday's line-up includes several concerts, concluding with a sunset symphony performance by the Hendersonville Symphony on Sunday. 

The Venue:  The Fine Art Exhibit venue will be an artfully decorated and draped tent with a wine bar and music performance area. In addition to the jazz performance at the ticketed Gala, a chamber music concert is planned for Saturday afternoon in the Art League tent. All attendees to every ticketed event and visitors to the winery will enter through the art exhibit on a red carpeted walkway which runs through the art exhibit.  
Juror:   Chicago based Beth Swanson is a curator, artist, and creative director.  The founder of Chicago’s Rostrum 312, Swanson is passionate about supporting fellow artists by creating opportunities to show and sell work. Rostrum 312 provides a platform for artists to exhibit and sell their work through pop up art galleries, mural collaborations, and installations throughout Chicago. Prior to launching Rostrum 312 Swanson held the position of Creative Director at Studio Ruckus an organization that provides small businesses, nonprofits and charities with advertising campaigns and graphic design services understanding that good causes deserve good.  Her experience in creating visual experiences in non-traditional venues is a perfect match for our goal to create a unique experience for the La Vie en Rose’ Art Gala.  Swanson has a BS in Art and a BA in Studio Art.

Marketing Plans: Extensive marketing is planned both in print and digital/social media for the event. Each collaborating organization will distribute marketing to their membership/wine club members/patrons and to their marketing email databases. On-site live social media will extend marketing throughout the event. Participating artists will be provided graphics and copy for their personal marketing efforts.  

Before you apply: You will be required to provide artwork Title, Size, Price, and uploads of images of your work. Payment is required at time of registration and can be paid by credit card. You will also need to upload an Artist Statement no longer than 200 words which describes you, the artist, and your artistic process, so please have that ready.

Entry Deadline: May 15, 2024

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. The entry fee for up to three pieces of artwork is $40.00 and is non-refundable. Your entry fee does not guarantee acceptance into the exhibition.

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 unless special arrangements are made for out-of-area purchasers.  

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.


Important Dates:
•  Online Submission:  Opens March 20, 2024 and closes at midnight May 15, 2024
•  Notifications of acceptance/decline sent by email:   by May 25, 2024
•  HAND DELIVER art to the Art Place, 2021 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28791: June 3 12 - 6 pm.  ALL ARTWORK MUST BE HAND DELIVERED AND PICKED UP. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING SHIPPED WORK FOR THIS EVENT.   
•  Exhibition Dates:   June 6 through June 9th
 • Artists do not need to be present throughout the event, but are encouraged to do so. Artists are not included in the giveaways that are part of the ticket price. Exhibiting artists' guests will need to purchase a ticket.
•  Artwork pick-up: June 10 - 9 am - noon

Application Procedures and Details
Jurying will be digital. Submission for this exhibition is handled in one of two ways. All applications and artwork image uploads must go through the Art League's system. 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 

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 and that the frame or other peripheral objects are not included in the image. 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.

Digital artwork image files must be titled as follows: (Artist’s) LAST NAME-FIRST NAME-TITLE – for example Jones-Adam-Water Lilies.  Any images uploaded with incorrect titles will not be eligible for jurying. Do not upload images with the numeric numbering system of your camera or cell phone.  In the questions section of the application form you will enter the title of the artwork and not the digital image label information.

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. 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 or during transporation of the artwork to the venue. ALHC 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.