Raleigh Fine Arts Society Arts Exhibition

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022


Raleigh Fine Arts Society: 2022 North Carolina Artists Exhibition


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Contact Email: artistsexhibition@raleighfinearts.org
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: North Carolina
Entry Deadline: 7/20/22
Days remaining to deadline: 42

REQUIREMENTS:
Media 
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6 
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00

Juror: 

Dorothy Moss is Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C

Moss directed the 2013, 2016, and 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competitions. She oversaw the commission of Amy Sherald's portrait of Michelle Obama. She is also an author of The Obama Portraits (2020), published by Princeton University Press.

Moss' current and upcoming exhibitions include Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands, which includes a catalogue published by Yale University Press; One Life: Maya Lin (2022); and Kinship (2022), which she is co-curating with Leslie Ureña, Taína Caragol, and Robyn Asleson. 

Her past exhibitions include Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers, co-curated with David C. Ward (2017) with a catalogue published by Smithsonian Press; and One Life: Sylvia Plath (2017). In 2015, Moss initiated the Portrait Gallery’s first performance art series, IDENTIFY, an ongoing series which has included ten commissioned performances by internationally recognized artists. 

 
Eligibility

  • Applicants must be residents of North Carolina.
  • Applicants must be age 18 & older.
  • Artists may submit two original works.
  • Works must be created after July 1, 2020.
  • Artworks selected for previous Raleigh Fine Arts Society exhibitions are ineligible.
  • All works must be the sole work and exclusive property of the submitting 
artist.
  • Works must be no larger than 60 inches in any dimension and weigh no more than 50 pounds.
  • All art must be available for purchase.
  • Artists will receive 70% of total sales price when works are sold; Raleigh Fine Arts Society receives 30%
  • Sale prices are firm.
  • The entry fee for up to two pieces of artwork is $35.
  • Exhibit will be open for two weeks at The Woman's Club in Raleigh.
  • Students enrolled in out-of-state educational institutions are eligible to enter provided they (a) are classified as North Carolina residents; and (b) provide a valid North Carolina address.

Deadline: 

Entries may be submitted beginning May 3, 2022. Entries must be finalized with entry fees received online no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 20, 2022. Entry fees are nonrefundable.

Procedure:

  • Raleigh Fine Arts Society uses CaFÉ for online submissions, and artwork must be submitted using this software program. 
  • ​If an artist is unable to submit an entry online, or has questions or technical problems with the CaFÉ program, the artist should contact the CaFÉ support staff at cafe@westaf.org.
  • If an artist has other questions, including questions about the artist’s statement and biographical information for the Artists Exhibition Catalogue, the artist should contact artistsexhibition@raleighfinearts.org.
  • Artists must provide the name of the medium used. An artist who submits mixed-media work must include the names of all media used in the creation of the artwork.
  • Artists may submit two artworks. For each two-dimensional artwork, the artist may upload one image of the artwork. For each three-dimensional artwork, the artist may upload up to three images of the artwork. Each image should be of a different view of the artwork with the primary image identified, then first and second images labeled accordingly. The Raleigh Fine Arts Society reserves the right to edit submitted entries to meet these requirements. TO AVOID AN ADDITIONAL $35 ENTRY FEE, ALL IMAGES MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME YOU ENTER.
  • File sizes of the photo images of submitted art may not exceed 5MB. Minimum image size is 1920 pixels on the longest side. Resolution must be 72 dpi. Artists whose artwork is selected for the exhibition will be asked to provide higher resolution photo images for the catalogue.
  • Images must be oriented correctlyThey should not include the framing or empty space, but should be cropped to show only the image of the artwork.
  • All entries will be juried from digital images. Awards will be selected from the original works of art.
  • Raleigh Fine Arts Society and The Woman's Club reserve the right to eliminate from the exhibition any work deemed inappropriate in content or form.

Entry Fee:

The entry fee is $35.00 for up to two works and is nonrefundable. Payment is accepted online in CaFÉ.

Awards:

The Juror will present awards totaling $10,000.

(1) $5,000 Betsy J. Sykes Award 

(1) $3,000 award from the Joyce Wilkins Pope Endowment for the Raleigh Fine Arts Society, a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation 

(2) $1,000 Juror's Choice Awards 

Art will not be separated into categories for judging.

Artists Exhibition Catalogue:

Raleigh Fine Arts Society will publish a catalogue for the Raleigh Fine Arts Society: 2022 North Carolina Artists Exhibition. Copies of this catalogue will be available at the Opening Reception & Art Sale on Sunday, October 9, 2022.  The Woman's Club of Raleigh will offer the catalogue for viewing during the Exhibition, which closes October 23, 2022. 

Due to publishing deadlines, all information provided must be complete and no changes are permitted after July 20, 2022.

The Artists Exhibition Catalogue will feature a full page for each artist selected for the Exhibition and will include the following information:

  • Each artist’s page will include a 1/3-page photograph of the selected artwork, along with the artist’s name and the title, dimensions and media of the artwork. The cost will be listed elsewhere in the catalogue.
  • ​Each artist’s page will also allow space for the artist to provide information about their credentials and work.This information may not exceed 200 words and may include (a) an artist’s statement and (b) a biographical statement.
  • The artist’s statement may consist of information about the artwork submitted or about the artist’s work in general.
  • The biographical statement may provide information about the artist’s professional background, such as: (a) where the artist is from; (b) whether the artist has any higher education degrees in art; (c) other art training the artist has obtained; (d) what the artist does for a living; (e) whether the artist’s occupation or profession is related to art; (f) any awards or honors the artist has received, including juried shows for which the artist was selected.
  • The artist may list up to two North Carolina galleries that represent them.

The artist’s biographical information should be written in third person when the artist submits their entry in CaFÉ or no later than the final date for submitting entries to the Exhibition: July 20, 2022.  

There will be no changes after this date.

Specifications for Submitted Artworks:

The maximum dimension of a single work, sculpture included, is 60 inches (including frame), and the maximum weight is 50 pounds. Image size and frame size must be specified. 

For 3D and mixed media, the primary image should be identified, then first and second images labeled accordingly.

 

Delivery of Accepted Works:

  • Selected works must be delivered in excellent condition and ready to install or Raleigh Fine Arts Society will refuse art at delivery.
  • Two-dimensional work must be properly framed using conservation or museum glass, wired and ready to hang. Paintings that are canvas wrapped may be submitted without frames or glass if the sides of the canvas are neat and painted.
  • Three-dimensional sculpture work will need display stands suitable for presentation.
  • Submitted works must be the original work of the artist. Giclée prints or reproduced art works are not acceptable. Digital photography is acceptable, and the digital print method may be used to produce original photographic images.
  • Each artist must include a card or label with their name, address, email and phone number in a discreet place behind or under each piece of art. The card or label must be securely affixed to the artwork. Please note: the name an artist puts on this card or label will be the name used in the catalogue and on the label beside the artwork at The Woman's Club of Raleigh.

Hand delivery: The Woman's Club of Raleigh, 3300 Woman's Club Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612

Shipping: A prepaid return label must be enclosed. Ship via UPS or FedEx to:  The Woman's Club of Raleigh, 3300 Woman's Club, Raleigh, NC 27612 

Raleigh Fine Arts Society and The Woman's Club of Raleigh are not responsible for damage during shipment. Raleigh Fine Arts Society members will inspect shipped art upon receipt.

Pick-up of Unsold Exhibited Work:

Accepted entries may not be removed during the Exhibition. Artists must pick up unsold works October 24-26, 2022. Shipped artwork will be returned to the artist in the original packing materials after October 24, 2022, if accompanied by a prepaid return label.

Liability:

Raleigh Fine Arts Society and The Woman's Club of Raleigh are not responsible for loss, theft or damage during transport by lender/artist. Raleigh Fine Arts Society will take all reasonable care of loaned works while art is in its custody. Artists, if they wish, may make their own insurance arrangements to cover the first $2,500 in value for any art on loan to the Raleigh Fine Arts Society. Insurance coverage of value lost over $2,500 may be available in some circumstances.

2022 Calendar

Digital Entry Submission Schedule
May 3, 2022 - July 20, 2022

All Notifications of Acceptance will be sent by August 20, 2022 (via email)

Hand Deliver Works to The Woman's Club of Raleigh
Monday, October 3 - Wednesday, October 5

2022 Artists Exhibition Opening Events 

Sunday, October 9

Preview of Art
3:00 - 4:00 pm
The Woman's Club of Raleigh

Juror’s Lecture & Awards Ceremony  
4:00 pm
The Woman's Club of Raleigh

Opening & Reception
5:00 - 6:30 pm The Woman's Club of Raleigh

Closing of 2022 North Carolina Artists Exhibition   
Sunday, October 23

Pickup of Unsold Exhibited Works by Artists  and
Pickup of Sold Works by Buyers
October 24-26

VIP gatherings will be scheduled during the two-week exhibition

Agreement, Photography, and Reproduction Rights:

see Legal Agreement

  • Works must be created after July 1, 2020.
  • Artworks selected for previous Raleigh Fine Arts Society exhibitions are ineligible.
  • All works must be the sole work and exclusive property of the submitting  artist.
  • Works must be no larger than 60 inches in any dimension and weigh no more than 50 pounds.
  • All art must be available for purchase. Artists will receive 70% of total sales when works are sold and Raleigh Fine Arts Society receives 30%.
  • Sale prices are firm.
  • The entry fee for up to two pieces of artwork is $35.
  • Applicants must be residents of North Carolina 
  • Applicants must be age 18 & over.
  • Artists may submit two original works.
  • Students enrolled in out-of-state educational institutions are eligible to enter provided they (a) are classified as North Carolina residents; and (b) provide a valid North Carolina address.
  • If selected by juror, artists agrees to list Raleigh Fine Arts Society: 2022 North Carolina Artists Exhibition when referencing exhibition in curriculum vitae, promotional materials, written materials, speeches or videos.
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