Calls for Artists & Venues

Calls for Artists & Writers

September 8 deadline - Artists, Photographers, Crafters exhibit at Caldwell County Fair (free to enter for cash awards) Fair dates September 8-11, 2021), details at this link or call Lee Cox at 828-320-0069 or Diana Jensen 828-446-5287

September 11 - Caldwell Arts Council's 35th Annual Sculpture Celebration - details at this link

September 15 deadline - Art on the Mountain applications due to Ashe Arts Council - details

September 17 Deadline - Artists wishing to exhibit at the Caldwell Arts Council in 2022-2023 should submit their complete portfolio submission on later than September 17, 2021 for consideration. Submission guidelines are at this link

September 30 deadline - NC Artist Support Grant through the NC Arts Council - details

Mulberry Creek Farm (Catawba) call for artists - Autumn Artisan Market October 23-24 and Holiday Mistletoe Market November 6-7 - details

Play it Again Records Building in Valdese seeks exhibiting artists for their 24/7 window gallery for November & December 2021 - contact David Mench at for details.


Check out these websites for additional opportunities

Art Deadlines list: 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

HUB Station Arts Center seeks artists to exhibit - Call Janice at 828-726-8871 or email

Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Lenoir seeks artists to exhibit - CALL Lester at 757-2170 for details

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 

Western NC Sculpture Center, Lenoir - website


Art Venues

Caldwell Arts Council, Lenoir:  website or Facebook

HUB Station Arts Center, Hudson: website

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

Red Awning Gallery, Hudson:  Facebook

Western NC Sculpture Center, Lenoir: Website


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