Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery


Art For the People,By the People II 

May 1 - June 19, 2021

National Juried Competition 

at the Ellington-White Contemporary


Exhibition Contact: Calvin B. Mims or Dwight Smith at 910-483-1388

Entry Deadline: 04/05/2021



Media: All 2 and 3D works will be accepted.

Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3


Entry Fee: $35.00


THE EXHIBITION: As part of an ongoing commitment to promote the visual arts, and to fulfill our mission to enhance the quality of life for our community, Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery (EWCG) is happy to invite you to submit entries for its second annual ART & SOCIAL JUSTICE national juried exhibition. We are living in a tumultuous time; the pandemic has illuminated many of the inequities in our country. How do we move towards equity? Why do we seem to be moving away from fairness? Make an impact with your visually representation of feelings and thoughts on social injustice today. Art gives us an opportunity to look at the world from a different perspective. We hope that the exhibition will continue the discussion of our path to social justice.


The seven- week gallery exhibition will have two parts: The physical gallery exhibition and then an on-line exhibition. All selected artwork will exhibit on-line. The exhibition juror will select the works to be exhibited in the gallery.


ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists. All work must be original and not previously exhibited at Ellington-White Contemporary.


SPECIFICATIONS: Artists may submit a maximum of three original works of art. Size of work may not be smaller than 12” x 12” or larger than 48” x 60” including frame. All works must be properly framed, wired and ready to hang. No saw tooth hangers. All works must be sturdy enough to withstand handling and exhibition works requiring extraordinary installation will be declined.


AWARDS:  Cash Awards, People's Choice Award and Honorable Mentions

SALES: 30% commission on all sales. All work will be available for purchase.


JURORS:  Rose-Ann San Martino, a professional artist, has worked with EWCDC since its relocation to Fayetteville, North Carolina in 2008. She is currently a board member and grant writer for Ellington-White. San Martino studied drawing and painting at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. She has exhibited work locally both in group and one-person exhibitions. Her work is in private collections throughout the United States. 


ONLINE IMAGE SUBMISSIONS: Submissions accepted beginning February 23, 2021 via CaFE (Call for Entry)

There is no additional fee to use the CaFE online application system. All entries must be uploaded using this online system. Please do not upload digital images that contain borders or text info that is not part of the original work. Entries must be received by Midnight, April 05, 2021 (Pacfic Standard Time)


ENTRY FEE: Each artist may submit up to three images for a non-refundable fee of $35.

The entry fee does not cover shipping expenses. Selected artists are responsible for all shipping costs. Credit cards are accepted forms of payment for the CaFE online submission process.


AGREEMENT: Submission of an entry to The Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to all the conditions set forth in this prospectus. Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery reserves the right to reproduce accepted entries for publicity and promotional purposes. Accepted work that differs from the digital juried image may be excluded from the exhibition.


ACCEPTED WORKS: Accepted works must arrive ready to be installed by April 23, 2021. Work received outside of this time frame may not be exhibited. The Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery reserves the right to exclude any work that is not professionally presented or meet our standards of quality. All works must remain on display for the entire exhibition.


SHIPPED WORKS: Ship to Ellington-White Contemporary, 113 Gillespie St, Fayetteville, NC 28301. All work must be packed in reusable containers. DO NOT use styrofoam peanuts when packing artwork. Artwork should be shipped prepaid via UPS, USPS or FedEx, and must be accompanied with a prepaid return-shipping label. COD deliveries will not be accepted.


HAND DELIVERIES: Ellington-White Contemporary, 113 Gillespie St, Fayetteville, NC 28301 (please call to make an appointment.) At the end of the exhibition, hand delivered entries may be picked up June 24, 25, 26, 2021 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm by appointment. Accepted work left for 30 days after the designated return dates will be disposed of at the discretion of the gallery.


QUESTIONS: Direct all exhibition questions to the gallery at 



• Digital Entry Submission: February 20, 2021 through April 5, 2021

• Acceptance Notification Emails Sent: April 7, 2021

• Mail Deliveries: Received by Friday, April 23, 2021

• Hand-Delivered: Received Monday, Friday, April 23, 2021 by 4:00 pm


Exhibition Schedule for Gallery and On-Line Exhibition

• May 1, 2021 through June 19, 2021

• Exhibition Closes: Saturday, June 19th at 4:00 p.m.

• Work Pick-Up: June 24, 25, 26, 2021 11-4 by appointment

• Return Shipping: By June 25, 2021, 2021

For many of our calls, we use™, also known as CaFÉ™ a Web-based service that allows organizations and administrators to easily and cost-effectively manage artist-application and jury processes related to calls for entry and other events. The service is especially designed for use with public art projects, artist fellowships, juried visual-arts competitions, and many other types of calls for entry.