Exhibit Consideration and Guidelines

Our exhibits typically feature artwork by one or more artists whose works are displayed on one floor of the Arts Council. Depending on size, the three downstairs spaces hold up to 12-15 paintings each, while the second floor spaces can hold up to 22 paintings. Exhibits run from 6-8 weeks.

See our gallery floor plans here.

Portfolio submissions should be of a professional quality and include the information below in order to be considered:

  • Submit 7 to 10 good quality jpg images of completed works. Images should be at least 300 dpi with a minimum of 1,000 pixels on the shortest side. Photos should be included with the rest of your proposal and sent by email, saved to a CD and mailed, or uploaded to Dropbox. Ensure that your artwork photography is large enough to zoom in for up close examination. Smaller, low resolution images could disqualify the submission for consideration.
  • Include an inventory list of your images with each artwork’s name, size, medium, and year completed.
  • Briefly state your exhibition idea/theme, such as what is unique about your work and the number of works that you can provide in this theme. 
  • Include your name, address, preferred phone number, email and website, as well as your current artist biography/CV detailing previous exhibitions, group and/or one-person shows, and any arts-related training.   

Proposals can be mailed, emailed or uploaded to Dropbox. Submit your complete proposal by

  • Mail to:
    Caldwell Arts Council Exhibitions Committee 
    PO Box 1613
    Lenoir NC 28645
  • Email to: 
  • Upload to Dropbox:
    If you prefer to upload your proposal to Dropbox, please email us or call our office at 828-754-2486 for instructions. 

The Caldwell Arts Council Exhibitions Committee is a diverse group of arts professionals including art museum curators, college or university art instructors, and professional artists. The committee will make recommendations, and once approved, we will contact you regarding the status of your exhibition proposal.