Open Call

for Visual Artists

The Upper Gallery at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts is currently seeking submissions for solo and group shows from regional artists for our 2020 and 2021 gallery exhibition schedule. 

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts, established in 2000, is a non-profit community arts center devoted to nurturing all art forms. Located in the old City Hall building, BMCA now supports a community theatre, concerts, storytelling, dance, a free-standing clay studio, and 10 gallery shows a year. Just 20 minutes east of Asheville, Black Mountain is a thriving small town with dozens of restaurants, breweries, music venues, and shopping, all in proximity to retirement and vacation communities, two colleges, several retreat centers and summer camps. 


The Upper Gallery at BMCA is 15’ x 23’. Some pieces may also be displayed in the front lobby and/or the landing at the gallery entrance. The space was formerly our town library, and is now uninterrupted white space with 28 light fixtures. Viewing the gallery is free to the public Monday through Friday from 10-5pm. Visitors may view the gallery while any number of other activities are taking place, from dance classes, to harp lessons, and before or during intermission of our theater or concert performances. 


The Upper Gallery at BMCA features the work of local, regional and national artists on a regular basis. Our Gallery Adjudication Committee meets regularly to review potential exhibits and plan the gallery schedule.  Because we are committed to a number of group shows annually, the slots for solo exhibitions are limited. 


Submissions should be emailed to:


Please include: 

  • Up to 10 digital files of your work (multiple views for sculpture acceptable)

  • A list of titles, medium and size of each piece

  • A resume or bio 

  • An Artist’s Statement  (300 words or less)

  • Dates of availability for the next 2 years

(828) 669-0930 / / Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm

225 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711, USA

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