Calls for Artists & Venues

Calls for Artists

The Western North Carolina Sculpture Center is thrilled to welcome Patrick Dougherty to the sculpture park to execute one of his large scale woven sculptures in April. WNCSC seeks groups of volunteers for 2 work sessions per day to work with Patrick Dougherty in creating this work. Visit for details.

The Franklin County Arts Council is accepting submissions for its annual Carolina Prize Writing Contest through March 15, 2021. Details are at 

Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center seeks entries for their Regional Youth and Adult Art Competitions (February 23rd youth deadline; March 23rd adult deadline). Visit for more information.

Going Local Art Gallery in Wilmington seeks artists for their art show and competition "For The Love of Turtles." Visit for details.


Check out these websites for additional opportunities

Caldwell Arts Council:  website

Caldwell Arts Council Sculpture Celebration:  website


Cafe’ for Artists - register for access to Calls for Artists across the country:  website

Carolina Arts E-zine Artist Opportunities & Events:  website

Foothills Folk Art Festival:  website

NC Arts Council Artist Opportunities:  website

North Carolina Writers’ Network:  website 

Patterson School Foundation, Lenoir/Happy Valley - contact Susan Rowe @ 828-493-1497 - for instruction opportunities: website

Professional Artist Magazine - discover artist opportunities in their free e-newsletters, “The Buzz” and “The Calls":  website 


Art Venues

Caldwell Arts Council, Lenoir:  website or Facebook

Martin Luther King Center, Lenoir:  website or Facebook; contact Lester Wittington, Facilities Manager @ 828-757-2170

Red Awning Gallery, Hudson:  Facebook


Ashe County Arts Council, West Jefferson:  website or Facebook

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, Blowing Rock:  website or Facebook

Burke Arts Council, Morganton:  website or Facebook

Full Circle Arts Gallery, Hickory:  website or Facebook

Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory:  website or Facebook

Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Museum, Hiddenite:  website or Facebook

Morganton City Hall, Morganton:  website

Mulberry Creek Farm, Catawba: websiteFacebook or Instagram

New Window Gallery @ Play It Again Records Building, Valdese:  Facebook - contact David Mench @ or 828-874-1800

Rock School Arts Foundation, Valdese:  website or Facebook

Toe River Arts, Burnsville & Spruce Pine:  website or Facebook

Trade Alley Art, Hickory:  website or Facebook

Watauga County Arts Council / King Street Art Collective, & Blue Ridge ArtSpace, Boone:  website or Facebook

Wilkes Art Gallery, North Wilkesboro:  website or Facebook