Calls to Artists

Exhibits and Shows

Calls to Artists

The Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League is pleased to announce opportunities for regional artists and artisans to show their work at the Annex Gallery in the Arrowhead Gallery and Studios, 78C South Catawba Ave, Old Fort, NC, 28762.  <div>The Prospectus for each show will be posted here. You do not need to be a member to submit your work! Check back soon for the next opportunity. Contact the curator or email a3l@arrowheadart.org if you have questions. </div>

Focus (on Photography)

<div>Curator John Sullivan</div><div>This show is all about photography.  Show us your photos, please.</div><div>Since we are moving the Annex Gallery to a new, larger space in the Parker Hosiery Building, this show has been postponed to January.  It will still run for a month, through the 1st Thursday in February.</div>

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Emerging Artists Student Exhibit

<p align="left" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-weight: bold;">ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS THAT HAVE TAKEN CLASSES IN 2018 OR 2019!!</span></p><p align="left" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-weight: bold;">Now's your time to shine. Come be part of our first annual Student Exhibit!</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-weight: bold;">ARROWHEAD ARTISTS AND ARTISAN LEAGUE (A3L)</span><span style="font-size: 12pt;"> </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">ARROWHEAD ANNEX GALLERY EXHIBIT,  7</span></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold;">8C Catawba Ave. Old Fort NC</span></p><p align="left" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"> </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-weight: bold;">EMERGING ARTISTS STUDENT EXHIBIT</span></p><p align="left" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-weight: bold;">November 16<sup style="font-style:inherit;font-variant-ligatures: inherit;font-variant-caps: inherit;font-weight:inherit">th</sup> Through January 2, 2020</span><br></p>

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Emerging Artist - McDowell County High School Age Students

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Celebratingand encouraging new young artists in McDowell</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"> County is important to preserving thearts and culture of our area. To the end, the Friends of Mountain GatewayMuseum (FOTMGM) and the Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League (A3L) in Old Fortare inviting the county’s high school-age youths to create fine artwork thatshows off their skills, talent, and vision as emerging artists.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><o:p> </o:p></span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Artists are free to be creative.However, all artwork submitted must be in good taste. Acceptance of works forthe contest will be at the discretion of co-curators Helen Sullivan and LizMeyer.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman""><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-weight: bold;">PRIZES: </span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">FOTMGM will award $200to the first-place winner; $100 to the second-place winner; and $50 for thethird-place winner of the contest. “Honorable Mention” ribbons may be awardedat the discretion of the judge.  Therewill also be a Peoples’ Choice Award for the piece of work that receives themost votes from visitors to the show over the month it is hung in the ArrowheadGallery.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-weight: bold;"> </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-weight: bold;">ELIGIBILITY:</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Thiscontest will be open <span style="text-decoration-line: underline;">only</span> to McDowell County high-school age students </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">in grades 9 thru 12 or the equivalent, including homeschools and McDowell Early College. Please address questions about eligibility tothe co-curators at <span class="MsoHyperlink"><a href="mailto:A3L@arrowheadart.org">A3L@arrowheadart.org</a></span>. </span> </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Eachartist will be allowed only <span style="text-decoration: underline;">one entry</span>.</span></p><br class="innova">

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Landscapes of the Mind

<p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto">Arrowhead Artists and Artisans</p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto">"Landscapes of the mind"</p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto">This is a judged show</p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto">Curator: Jackie Carey</p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto">Intake: April7th from 1-6pm</p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto">Judged: April 8th</p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto">Awards Reception April 9th from 2-3:30pm</p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto">Check back for full propspectus</p><br class="innova">

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Old Fort Elementary School show

<p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">May 2020.  Old Fort Elementary School show.  Curator Liz Meyers.</span></p><br class="innova">

Battle of the Brushes

<p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">June 2020.  Battle of the Brushes.  Curator Helen Sullivan.</span></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">  This is our annual plain air painting competition.  This is a judged show.</span></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Check in Wednesday June 3rd.  We will stamp canvases from 10-12.  Other times by arrange,ents.  Painting takes place June 3-5.</span></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Intake is June 5, deadline 5PM.</span></p><br class="innova">

Bring Us Your Best!

<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold;">“BRING US YOUR BEST”</span></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold;">THEME OF THE SHOW:</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt"> <span style="font-weight: bold;">BRING US YOUR BEST!</span></span></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold;">This exhibit will also be celebrating Arrowhead Gallery’s 7<sup>th</sup> Anniversary! </span></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold;">This is our biggest exhibit of each year so get busy artists and artisans! </span></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold;">Any subject…..</span></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold;">EXHIBIT DESCRIPTION: </span></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold;">Each artist will be required to incorporate “seven” into their submissions in some fashion.</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt"> Examples: It can be the number 7 or a written out seven on a road sign, or on an envelope, a birthday cake etc. How about carved into a tree trunk? Use your imagination! You can paint or make something newly inspired or take an painting or fine craft piece such as wood, jewelry, pottery, etc. that hasn’t been in one of our exhibits and add a 7 to it….</span></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold;">FYI, the seventh anniversary is represented by copper</span></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold;">EXHIBITION DATES</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">:  October 3<sup>rd</sup>through December 2nd</span></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold;">ENTRIES DUE: </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">Thursday Oct 1<sup>st</sup><span style="font-weight: bold;">     </span>Time: 2 to 6 pm (sorry no exceptions, unless arrangements are made in advance). </span></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold;">ENTRIES JUDGED</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">: Friday October 2<sup>nd</sup>. For works not juried in, you will be called to be picked up after the judging. </span></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold;">OPENING AWARDS RECEPTION: </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">Saturday October the 3<sup>rd</sup> from 2 to 3:30</span></p></span><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto">(For complete prospectus, please upload)<br class="innova"></p><p> <br></p>

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Local Inspirations

<p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Arrowhead Artists and Artisans</span></font></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">This is a judged exhibit</span></font></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Curator: Mathilda Potter</span></font></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Take in: October 7 from 1-6pm</span></font></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Judging: October 8th</span></font></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Awards reception October 9th, 2-3:30 pm</span></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Check back for full prospectus</span></p>

Wearable Art (Including Quilts)

<p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>September2020.  Wearable Art (Including Quilts).  Curator Liz Meyers.</span></p><br class="innova">

3D Past, Present, and Future

<p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>October2020.  3D Past, Present, and Future.  Curator Mathilda Potter.</span></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>  The“future” art aspect is intended to focus on young artists making their firstattempts at 3D work. </span></p><br class="innova">

It's a small world

<p class="MsoNoSpacing">Arrowhead Artists and Artisans</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">"Its a Small World"</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Curator: Stuart Simmons</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Take in: December 2nd  from 1-6pm</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">People's Choice Award</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Check back for Full Prospectus</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><br></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p></o:p></p>

#%#@! COVID *&$$# IMPACT

<div dir="ltr" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><div style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 15px;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">ARROWHEAD ANNEX GALLERY EXHIBIT</span><br></div><div style=""><span style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; color: rgb(33, 33, 33);">#%#@! COVID *&$$# IMPACT</span></div><div style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 15px;"><br></div><div style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 15px;">Curator : Barbra Bryan</div><div style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 15px;">Take in : August 5th from 1-6 pm </div><div style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 15px;">Peoples Choice award</div><div style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 15px;"><br></div><div style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 15px;">Check back for prospectus!</div><div style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 15px;"><br></div></div>

Different Perspectives

<div dir="ltr" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><div style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 15px;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">ARROWHEAD ARTISTS AND ARTISANS LEAGUE (A3L)</span><br></div><div style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 15px;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">ARROWHEAD ANNEX GALLERY EXHIBIT</span><br></div><div style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 15px;"> </div><div style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 15px;">   </div><div style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 15px;"><span style="">THEME:</span> <span style="">Different Perspectives</span><br></div><div style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 15px;"><br></div><div style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 15px;"><b>Curator: TBD</b></div><div style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 15px;"><b><br></b></div><div style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 15px;"><b>Intake: February 3rd, 1-6 pm</b></div><div style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 15px;"><b>Peoples Choice Award</b></div><div style=""><b style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 15px;">Check back for full </b><span style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, "Segoe UI", "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 15px; font-weight: 700;">prospectus</span></div></div>

Anything goes!

<div id="DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2" style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 23px;">Arrowhead Gallery and Studios in Old Fort, NC,  9th annual Juried exhibit, “Anything Goes!”</div><div id="DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2" style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 23px;"><span style="font-weight: bold;"><p align="center" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 14px;"><br></p></span></div><div id="DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2" style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 23px;">Exhibit runs May 29 through August 4th.</div><div id="DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2" style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 23px;">We invite you to come in and see the wonderful entries, see our ribbon winners, and vote for your choice to receive the "peoples choice award"!</div><div id="DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2" style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 23px;"><br></div><div id="DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2" style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 23px;">Our Judge:</div><div id="DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2" style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 23px;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Connie Hurst</span></div><div id="DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2" style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 23px;">She has a background in graphic design. Connie works in acrylics. Her pieces have been exhibited in several Key West galleries as well as being featured in several  local magazines. She also accepts commissioned portraits of pets.</div><div id="DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2" style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 23px;">See the prospectus for a complete list of winners!</div>

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