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Arts Council Fayetteville Cumberland County and Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery present
SOUL & SPIRIT: Celebrating Black Joy

January 27 - March 04, 2023 

Entry Deadline: December 26, 2022

National Juried Competition

REQUIREMENTS:
Media: All 2D 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 our ongoing commitment to promote the visual arts and enhance the quality of life for our community, the Arts Council Fayetteville Cumberland County and Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery (EWCG) invites artists of African descent to enter this Black Creativity Exhibition. This is an invitation to celebrate the essence of Black Joy; progress towards gender equality; and an outlook for the future of Black popular culture. A celebration of cultural heritage through visual expression. A catalog of the exhibition will be produced.
 
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists of the African Diaspora. All work must be original and
not previously exhibited at Ellington-White Contemporary, Arts Council Fayetteville or in Cumberland County.
 
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 72” 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.
                  Peoples Choice Award
                  Honorable Mentions

SALES: 30% commission on all sales. All work must be available for purchase.
 
JURORS:  Shirley Woodson an American visual artist, educator, mentor, and art collector who is most known for her spectacular figurative paintings depicting African American history. Her work spans a career of 60 years and counting can be found in the 
collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, among other institutions. Woodson was named the 2021 Kresge Eminent Artist. Artist Senghor Reid develops
figurative paintings and films that explore the connections between culture, art, the social sciences and the conservation of our natural environment. He attended the internationally recognized Marathon program at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. Reid’s work has been shown nationally and internationally in galleries and museums and is in both private and public art collections.
 
ONLINE IMAGE SUBMISSIONS
: Submissions accepted beginning November 12, 2022, 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, December 26, 2022 (Mountain Time)
 
ENTRY FEE: $35. Each artist may submit up to three images for a non-refundable fee of $35. The entry fee does not cover shipping expenses.  The artist is responsible for all shipping costs. Credit cards are accepted for payment via the CaFE online submission process.
 
AGREEMENT: Submission of an entry to the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland
County constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to all the conditions set forth in this prospectus. The Arts Council and 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 designated for gallery display must arrive ready to install by January 21, 2023. Work received outside of this time frame may not be exhibited. The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County reserves the right to exclude any work that is not professionally presented. All works must remain on display for the entire exhibition. All accepted works will be printed in the exhibition catalog.
 
SHIPPED WORKS: Ship to 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 or FedEx, 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 28301 (please call to make an appointment at 910-323-1776.) At the end of the exhibition, hand delivered entries may be picked up March 4 - 7, 2023 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm or 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 ewp-arts@hotmail.com

CALENDAR:


• Digital Entry Submission: November 12 - December 26, 2022
• Acceptance Notification Emails Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2022

• Mail Deliveries: Received by Saturday, January 21, 2023
• Hand-Delivered: Received Saturday, January 21, 2023, by 4:00 pm
 
Exhibition Schedule for Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County


Exhibition Dates: January 27– March 04, 2023
Artists Reception: Friday, January 27th from 7 – 9 p.m.
Exhibition Closes: Saturday, March 4th at 4:00 p.m.
Work Pick-Up: March 6 – 11 from 10-4 pm
Return Shipping: March 8, 2022
 
For many of our calls, we use CallforEntry.org™, 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.
 
Submissions will be accepted beginning November 12, 2022, through December 26,
2022, via CaFE (Call for Entry) at http://www.callforentry.
Media: All 2D and 3D works will be accepted.          
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3                      
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3


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 72” 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. Open to all artists of the African Diaspora. All work must be original and not previously exhibited at Ellington-White Contemporary, Arts Council Fayetteville, or in Cumberland County.

 

Here is the direct URL to the call information:

 

https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=11201

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