Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery


September 14 - November 2, 2019

National Juried Competition Celebrating

Visual Art Educators


at the

Ellington-White Contemporary

Fayetteville State University Rosenthal Art Gallery


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


Entry Deadline: 09/01/2019



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

Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3


Entry Fee: $30.00


THE EXHIBITION: As part of an ongoing commitment to promote the visual arts. Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery (EWCG) invites current and former Visual Art Education Professionals to submit entries for this national juried exhibition to showcase that the arts as an essential part of a complete education, no matter if it happens in the home, school, or community. You know that students of all ages—from kindergarten to college to creative aging programs—benefit from artistic learning, innovative thinking, and creativity. Celebrating National Arts in Education Week with this national exhibition and events is a way to recognize the impact of visual arts and share the message “that the Arts matter” with friends, family, and communities. During this week, the field of arts education joins together in communities across the country to tell the story of the impact of the transformative power of the arts in education. We celebrate, we advocate, and we bring attention to the cause of art education.


The eight-week gallery exhibitions will have two parts.  There will be the physical gallery exhibitions and an on-line exhibition. All accepted works will be in both exhibitions. We hope to present an exhibition that demonstrates the continued significance of contemporary art through both conventional and innovative methods and materials. Each selected work will include the artist educational institution or school system.  Selected artists will be encouraged to submit a statement about the importance of arts education.


ELIGIBILITY: Open to professional artists who are current or former art educators. All work must be original and completed within the last three years.


SPECIFICATIONS: Artists may submit a maximum of three original works of art that have been completed within the last three years and have not been exhibited before in Cumberland County. Size of work may not be smaller than 12” x 12” or larger than 48” x 60 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

                   Honorable Mentions

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



           Image selection jurors: Visual Arts Professors Shane Booth, Soni Martin and Dwight Smith from the Department               of Performing and Fine Arts at Fayetteville State University.


           Exhibition Awards Juror: Willis Bing Davis, artist, art educator, Dayton, Ohio.


ONLINE IMAGE SUBMISSIONS: Submissions accepted beginning August 1, 2019 via CaFE (Call for Entry) at 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, September 1, 2019.


ENTRY FEE: Each artist may submit up to three images for a non-refundable fee of $30.

The entry fee does not cover shipping expenses. Credit cards are accepted forms of payment via CaFE online submission.


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 Artists will be notified on the September 3rd. Accepted works must arrive ready to install by September 10, 2019. Work received outside of this timeframe may not be exhibited. The Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery reserves the right to exclude any work that is not professionally presented. 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, DHL or Fed Ex, and must be accompanied with a prepaid return-shipping label. COD deliveries will not be accepted.


HAND DELIVERIES: The Ellington-White Contemporary, 113 Gillespie St, Fayetteville, NC 28301, during normal operating hours Wednesday - Saturday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm., At the end of the exhibition, hand delivered entries may be picked up Nov. 4 - 7, 2019 during normal gallery business hours. Accepted work left for 30 days after the designated return dates will be disposed of at the discretion of the exhibition committee.


QUESTIONS: Direct all exhibition questions to The Ellington-White Contemporary Art Gallery Exhibition Team Coordinator Dwight Smith at 910-483-1388.


     • Digital Entry Submission: August 1 – September 1, 2019

     • Acceptance Notification Emails Sent: September 02, 2019


Delivery of Artworks:

       Ellington-White Contemporary, 113 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301

     • Mail Deliveries: Received by Tuesday, September 10, 2019

     • Hand-Delivered:  Received Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by 4:00 pm


Exhibition Schedule:

     • Ellington-White Contemporary and

       Fayetteville State University Rosenthal Art Gallery,

       September 14 – November 2, 2019

     • Opening & Awards: September 14th, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

     • Exhibition Closes: Saturday, November 2 at 4:00 p.m.

     • Work Pick-Up: Monday- Wednesday, November 4 - 6, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

     • Return Shipping: Wednesday, November 7, 2019.

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.


Us our pull down menu under CALLS FOR ART to VIEW THE DETAILS FOR each exhibition page



Submissions will be accepted beginning August 01 - September 1, 2019 via CaFE (Call for Entry) at

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