Caldwell Arts Council

Submission Guidelines for Exhibit Consideration


Caldwell Arts Council accepts portfolio submissions in late December/early January to consider for exhibition 13-24 months later (i.e., we will accept portfolio submissions through January 30, 2016 to consider for the 2017 exhibit year).


We have two galleries: the Caldwell Arts Council gallery hosts two-month exhibits typically featuring artwork by three or more artists.  The Caldwell Memorial Hospital Art-in-Healing Gallery (MRI wing, Mulberry Street entrance) hosts three-month exhibits typically featuring up to 18 works by one artist or a group.


Your portfolio submission can be presented as follows: good quality jpgs of 300 dpi by email or on CD, or refer us to a particular selection of art on your website.


Images submitted should be either a specific collection of artwork you wish to exhibit, or a good representation of similar work you intend to create for an exhibit (specify which).


· Include with these images a printed list including each artwork’s name, size, medium, and year it was created (or this information can be included as the name of the jpg image). 


· Briefly state your exhibition idea. How many art objects can you provide? Is there a proposed theme? Do you want to exhibit with another specific artist? (Have them submit their portfolio as well.) What is unique about your work?


· Include your current artist statement and biography including information about yourself, your exhibition experience, group or one-person shows and training, if any.   


Our mailing address is:  Exhibit Selection Committee, Caldwell Arts Council, PO Box 1613 (shipping/delivery address is 601 College Avenue SW), Lenoir NC 28645. Our email address  is office@caldwellarts.com.  Phone is 828-754-2486.


Thank you for your interest in exhibiting in the galleries of the Caldwell Arts Council. The individuals who jury our exhibits are selected based on their geographic and art form diversity, and include a combination of both curators and artists. You will be notified in mid-to-late March of the jury’s decision regarding your artwork.


Last updated 12-14-15