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Open Call

for Visual Artists

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The Black Mountain Center for the Arts (BMCA) in collaboration with the Black Mountain Library invites our community to repurpose old books to make art. You can pick up a discarded book at the library or BMCA or you can use your own old book. After creating your artwork on or with a discarded book, drop it off at BMCA or the BM Library to be included in our community art show at BMCA entitled Beyond the Binding.

General Information

  • Everyone is invited to participate. You can pick up a book at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts or at the Black Mountain Library or you can use your own old book.  Books will be available for pickup from November 7, 2022 - January 20, 2023, OR until we run out.  

  • What kind of art? Anything you’d like as long as it’s family-friendly. You can remove a page or pages from your book to draw or paint on them. You can use pencils, markers, pastels, paint, collage...whatever you choose! You can also create three-dimensional works using the whole book or parts of the book. Realistic or abstract; there are no rules!

  • Not sure what to do? Here are a few suggestions

    • Look at the title of the book and create a work that is connected to that title.

    • Or perhaps you create a work that represents something about your favorite book.

    • Or something else entirely!

    • Black out poetry, Origami, and collage are all options too!

  • To be included in the show your work must be on a page(s) from a book or use parts of a book and it must not contain any lewd imagery or profanity.  

  • All artworks must be submitted to the Black Mountain Center for the Arts or the Black Mountain Library between January 23, 2023 - January 31, 2023.

  • Late submissions will not be included in the show.  

  • Please be sure to put your name on your artwork. Be sure it’s legible! Put it on the front if you’d like others to see it or put it on the back if you don’t want people to see your name.

  • You must fill out a release form to be included in the show. You can fill this form out at the library or BMCA when you drop off your work. 

  • This show is a fundraiser. Artwork submitted for this show will be for sale with proceeds going to the Black Mountain Center for the Arts and the Black Mountain Library. The minimum price for each artwork will be $25 but people are encouraged to pay more if they can.

  • Everyone (whether or not you created an artwork) is invited to the Beyond the Binding Opening Reception on Friday, February 3rd at BMCA from 5:00 - 6:30pm.

  • Beyond the Binding will run from February 3 - 24.

  • Unsold art may be picked up by the artists on February 27-28. Any artwork not picked up during this time period will become the property of  BMCA and BML and may be displayed or sold again in the future.

Beyond the Binding is generously sponsored by

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Golden Renaissance: A Showcase of Creative Seniors celebrates the many talented 65+ artists who live in WNC. Our goal is to create an opportunity for senior artists to showcase their craft, giving these talented visionaries a place to share their work with the world (or at least, our corner of it).  

 

Interested artists may submit original artwork for consideration. We will accept 2D work such as paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and collages, as well as 3D work including ceramics, fibers, metal, wood and other sculptural materials. Experimental styles will be considered. 

The Golden Renaissance exhibit will be on display in the Upper Gallery at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts from March 31, 2023 - April 21st, 2023. The Upper Gallery is free and open to the public Monday - Friday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.  

BMCA encourages the sale of works included in the show, but works that are not for sale will also be considered. BMCA retains 40% of sales and pays artists 60%. Payments will be issued within two weeks of the closing of the show. 

There will be an opening reception on March 31st from 5:00 - 6:30 pm.  

Juror: Dr. Mark Sidelnick

Mark Sidelnick has over 40 years’ experience in K-16 education as an elementary and middle

school classroom teacher, K-12 art teacher, school counselor, and professor.  He holds a Ph.D. in  Art Education from Purdue University and is a professor of Art Education at UNC-Asheville. Dr. Sidelnick was the recipient of the NC Art Education Association Art Teacher of the Year Award, has been

recognized twice as Higher Education Art Teacher of the Year, was a Recipient of the UNC-

Asheville Feldman Award for community service, and the Student Affairs Faculty

Appreciation Award. 

 

Dr. Sidelnick will be selecting 25-35 works for inclusion in this show.

 

Eligibility

  • You must live in Western North Carolina 

  • You must be at least 65 years of age

 

Submissions

  • All submissions must be original artwork conceived and produced by the artist

  • Submitted work must be one-of-a-kind

  • All submissions must be free from copyright infringement

  • We will request release forms if needed

  • Up to two images may be submitted for consideration

  • To enter, fill out this form and upload up to two images of your work.

  • Images must be no larger than 1920 pixels on the longest side and no smaller 960 pixels

  • Images must be 5MB or less

  • Only digital files are accepted 

 

Entry Fee

The entry fee is $25.00. Fees are not refundable. Ways to pay: 

  • Mail a check to: 

    • The Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711

  • Pay with cash, check, or credit card in our main office (M-F 10-5)

  • Pay via Paypal using the “Donate” button on our website: Paypal account

 

Entry Deadline:  January 31, 2023

Artist Notification:  February 14, 2023

Questions

Email: director@blackmountainarts.org

Golden Renaissance is generously sponsored by

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Valley Viewpoints: Images from the Swannanoa Valley will celebrate the diverse people, places, and perspectives of our valley. We seek artists and creators of all skill levels, ages, and backgrounds to submit their artwork for this show. Valley Viewpoints will showcase original artwork that is reflective of life in the Valley. What does life here look like to you?

 

Interested artists may submit original artwork for consideration. We will accept 2D work such as paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and collages, as well as 3D work including ceramics, fibers, metal, wood and other sculptural materials. Experimental styles will be considered. 

The Valley Viewpoints exhibit will be on display in the Upper Gallery at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts from April 28 - May 19, 2023. The Upper Gallery is free and open to the public Monday - Friday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.  

BMCA encourages the sale of works included in the show, but works that are not for sale will also be considered. BMCA retains 40% of sales and pays artists 60%. Payments will be issued within two weeks of the closing of the show. 

There will be an opening reception on April 28th from 5:00 - 6:30 pm.  

 

Jurors

The BMCA Gallery Selection Committee will jury the show.  They will select 20-30 works for inclusion in this show.

 

Eligibility

  • You must live in Western North Carolina and preferably the Swannanoa Valley to participate. 

 

Submissions

  • All submissions must be original artwork conceived and produced by the artist

  • Submitted work must be one-of-a-kind

  • All submissions must be free from copyright infringement

  • We will request release forms if needed

  • Up to two images may be submitted for consideration

  • To enter, fill out this form and upload up to two images of your work.

  • Images must be no larger than 1920 pixels on the longest side and no smaller 960 pixels

  • Images must be 5MB or less

  • Only digital files are accepted 

 

Entry Fee

The entry fee is $10.00. Fees are not refundable. If you are unable to pay the entry fee please let us know (director@blackmountainarts.org) that you are requesting a scholarship.  

Ways to pay: 

  • Mail a check to: 

    • The Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711

  • Pay with cash, check, or credit card in our main office (M-F 10-5)

  • Pay via Paypal using the “Donate” button on our website: Paypal account

 

 

Entry Deadline: February 28, 2023 

Artist Notification: March 17, 2022

 

 

Questions

Email: director@blackmountainarts.org

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