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.  The Prospectus for each show is below.  Contact the curator or email a3l@arrowheadart.org if you have questions. Please come to Old Fort.  Show your work in our Annex Gallery.  See everything we have to offer.

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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Dimensions

This is a mixed media show for 2D and 3D work.<div>Be creative.  Have fun.</div><div>Entry deadline March 5th 2020.</div><div>There will be a People’s Choice award for the piece that receives the most votes during the month.</div><div>Anyone can enter.  You do not have to be a member of A3L.  New entrants are most welcome.</div><div>Curator:  Dawn Dreibus</div>

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Seventh Anniversary Show- Results

<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">October 2020.  Seventh Anniversary Show.  Curator Lorelle Bacon.</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 show celebrates the Gallery’s seventh anniversary.  Each artist was required to incorporate “seven” into their submissions in some fashion. FYI the seventh anniversary is copper.</span></p><p style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">  </span><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Congratulations</span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"> to our ribbon winners:</span></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;">Honorable Mention- Liz Meyer</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;">Honorable Mention- Chuck Aldridge</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;">Honorable Mention- Karen Paquette</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;">3rd Place- Catherine Bruggeman</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;">2nd Place- Betty Ann Winters</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;">1st Place- Diane Enger</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;">Best in Show- Barbara Berwernitz</span></p><br class="innova">

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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Summer Nostalgia

<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'>August 2020.  Summer Nostalgia.  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'>   This show celebrates the end of summer in the mountains.</span></p><br class="innova">

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">

Tiny Treasures

<p class="MsoNoSpacing">Entries Due Thursday, December 3, 2020 Annex Gallery<o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Time 1-4 PM<o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Artwork Hung: December 4, 2020<o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Pickup of Unsold Work: Thursday February 4, 2021<o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">CURATOR:  John Sullivan</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p>THEME OF THE SHOW: TINY TREASURES</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background: white;">This show celebrates small works.  Nothing larger than 12”x12” for 2D work or 12”x12”x12” for 3D work.  The size limit includes frames and bases.</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt"><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p>PRIZES:  A People’s Choice award will be given based the piece of work that receives the most votes during the time of the exhibit hangs. The winner will have their art featured on the A3L website, A3Lnewsletter and in press releases the following month.</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p> </o:p>ELIGIBILITY: Everyone is eligible to enter (need not be an A3L member) and are encouraged to submit their best works. All work must be original and fit the theme.</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Please see complete Prospectus for all the details.</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p></o:p></p>

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Dimensionality

This show celebrates art in three dimensions, such as wood working, glass, pottery, basket weaving, jewelry and so much more.  It also celebrates two dimensional work that is geared to the appreciation of Dimensionality.

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