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The Ellington-White Contemporary presents


Fairy Tales, Fables and Myths

March 24 - April 16, 2016

at The Arts Council Fayetteville/Cumberland County


Exhibition Contact:  Calvin B. Mims                                                                                                                                    



Digital Entry Deadline: February 29, 2016

On-Site Deadline: March 19, 2016

Media: All 2D 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, Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery (EWCG) invites all local and national professional artists to submit entries that examine their cultural relationships with Fairy Tales, Fables and Myths. Everyone loves a story. Many of these stories are handed down from generation to generation and evolve from their original interpretations. Some Fairy tales are defined as stories that range from those originating in old folklore to more modern stories that can be defined as literary fairy tales, fables or myths. While a myth is a category of a story that is considered true, a fable is a category that is considered false or fictional. Fables are stories of animals, things, or natural forces that are given human characteristics that usually give a moral lesson. Like myths, fables can be found in most cultures around the world. What is your creative interpretation of the theme?


ELIGIBILITY: Open to professional artists 18 years of age and older.  All work must be original and completed within the last two years.


SPECIFICATIONS: Artists may submit a maximum of three original works of art that have been completed within the last two 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 48” 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: $1,500 in cash awards.


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




ONLINE IMAGE SUBMISSIONS:  Submissions accepted beginning January 1, 2016 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, February 29, 2016 (Eastern 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. Credit cards are accepted forms of payment via CaFE online submission.


On-Site DeadlineMarch 19, 2016 (On-Site works will be juried)

  • Entries and fees accepted on Friday, March 18th and Saturday March 19th only.

  • Deliver work to the Arts Council Fayetteville/Cumberland County only on the designated days.

  • Work only accepted on Friday and Saturday from 12noon until 4:00 PM.

  • Call 483-1388 for delivery of works.  Work not accepted must be picked up by March 23rd.


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 purposes.  Accepted work that differs from the digital juried image may be excluded from the exhibition.


ACCEPTED WORKS:  Accepted works must arrive ready to install between March 11 - 15, 2016.  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 the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, 301 Hay 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: Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, 301 Hay St, Fayetteville, NC during normal operating hours Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm., Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 pm.


At the end of the exhibition, hand delivered entries may be picked up April 18 - 20, 2016 during Arts Council normal business hours. Accepted work left for 30 days after the designated return dates will be disposed of at the discretion of the coordinator.


QUESTIONS: Direct all exhibition questions to The Ellington-White Contemporary Art Gallery at



      • Digital Entry Submission: January 01 – February 29, 2016

      • Acceptance Notification Emails Sent:    March 05, 2016


Delivery of Artwork to Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County

              • Mail Deliveries:        March 15, 2016

              • Hand-Delivered:      March 16, 2016


Exhibition Schedule:

     • Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, March 25 – April 16, 2016

       Arts Council Members Reception: Thursday, March 24, 2015, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.


     • Exhibition Closes:      Saturday, April 16 at 4:00 p.m.

     • Work Pick-Up:          Monday- Wednesday, April 18 - 20, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

     • Return Shipping:      Monday, April 18th



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