Exhibit Consideration and Guidelines

Our exhibits usually feature artwork by two or more artists whose works hang in four gallery spaces on two floors. Depending on size, the three downstairs spaces hold up to 15 paintings each, while the second floor spaces can hold up to 22 paintings.

See our gallery floor plans here.

Your portfolio submission may be presented as follows:

  • 7-10 good quality jpg images—at least 1,000 pixels on the shortest side—of completed works, sent by email or on CD. You may refer us to a particular selection of art on your website that you want us to consider. Ensure your artwork photography is large enough for examination. Smaller, low resolution images could disqualify the process.
  • Include with these images a printed list including each artwork’s name, size, medium and year completed (this information can be included as part of the name of the jpg image).
  • Briefly state your exhibition idea/theme; what is unique about your work? How many art objects can you provide?  Do you want to exhibit with another specific artist? (Have them submit their portfolio as well.)
  • Include your name, address, phone, email and website, your current artist statement and biography showing your exhibition experience, group or one-person shows and training, if any.   

Your portfolio submission should be a professional quality submission including answers to all questions above in order to be considered.

Our mailing address is:

Exhibit Selection Committee
Caldwell Arts Council
PO Box 1613
Sshipping/delivery address is 601 College Avenue SW
Lenoir NC 28645

Email: office@caldwellarts.com

The individuals on our Exhibit Selection Committee are chosen based on their geographic and art form diversity, and include a combination of art museum curators, college or university art instructors, and professional artists.