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Artist Opportunities

Request for Proposals for Ford + Shep's Outdoor Patio Artwork Project
Deadline: October 15, 2020.

Ford + Shep is interested in commissioning three artists for an artwork opportunity in the recently renovated outdoor dining space at the restaurant. The opportunity is for a site-specific painted patio artwork. The project should reflect the aesthetics of the restaurant. The restaurant would like to see functional, patio-based artwork that encourages zones of conversation between patrons as they converge at the outdoor seating area. Selected artists will create a custom design for the patio that will last one year. Ford + Shep will be responsible for priming the space and will provide the paint. The artist is responsible for the design and installation. The selected artists will each receive an honorarium of $1,000.00 upon completion. To be eligible, artists must currently reside in eastern North Carolina.

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Arts Relief Fund

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The Arts Relief Fund has been created to support creative individuals and organizations in Pitt County who have been financially impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19.


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Hindsight is 2020

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Hindsight is 2020 is a juried exhibition open to all mediums that explore the concepts of persisting under challenging conditions and redefining the shape of things to come.
Check out the full prospectus here!
Deadline September 26

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Sales Gallery

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Over 50 artists are featured in our Sales Gallery, including local and ECU alumni artists. If you are interesting in selling your work in our Sales Gallery, please complete the application for our committee to review.

Check out our current list of Sales Gallery Artist.


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Exhibitions

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Emerge Gallery & Art Center has two exhibition galleries: The Don Edwards Gallery and The Harvey Wooten Gallery. Exhibitions in both galleries rotate on a monthly basis. There are scheduled annual exhibitions throughout the year but there are still plenty of opportunities for group and individual exhibitions. If interested in exhibiting a body of work, artists should complete the application for our committee to review.

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Art Means Business

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Arts and business go hand in hand. Pitt Community College’s Small Business Center is proud to partner with Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge to bring local artists a series of free workshops about business in the world of art.

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Art Instructors

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Emerge Gallery & Art Center is currently seeking art instructors to teach Spring Break Art Camp, Summer Camps, Birthday Parties, Group Art Activities, Private Lessons, Adult Weekly Classes, and more! We are seeking instructors to teach painting, film, photography, textiles, metal design, pottery, hand building, printmaking, mixed media, and other mediums. Strong professional and interpersonal skills are required. Must have a strong arts background and education. This is a contract labor position and instructors are hired as opportunities arise. To apply, please e-mail cover letter and resume to paula@emergegallery.com.

The tiny Art Show

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The Tiny Art Show is an annual exhibition during the month of February. The Tiny Art show is our largest and longest standing fundraiser to date.

This exhibition is open to all artists, craftsman, community members, adult or child. Any media and subject matter is eligible. All pieces must not exceed 5”x5”x7” in any direction. Work must be available for the entire exhibit and must be for sale.

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Downeast Sculpture

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The DownEast Sculpture Exhibition is an annual exhibition. The indoor portion of this exhibition is displayed in the Don Edwards Gallery during the month of March. The outdoor portion of this exhibition is featured for a year throughout Pitt County from March to the following February.

The application is released annually in December.

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Art Lab Incubator

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The Art Lab is an Arts Incubator and Gallery administered by the Pitt County Arts Council, with partners of A Time for Science, the City of Greenville, and East Carolina University’s School of Art and Design. As an Arts Incubator, the Art Lab houses five artist studios, giving the artists studio space to explore and create their art, as well as sell within the gallery space.

The application to become one of the artists is released annually in March.

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Five points archway mural

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The Five Points Plaza Archway Mural is located at Starlight Cafe. This project is on a three year rotation.

The next Call for Artist will be released August 2021.

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Schwa Show

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The Schwa Show is an annual exhibition during the month of October. This exhibition is a nationally juried competition recognizing excellence in fine arts and crafts.

The application is released annually in July.

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Holiday Artist Market

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The Holiday Artist Market is our annual holiday sale featuring unique, handmade fine arts and crafts. The galleries are arranged in a booth style, featuring individual artists or businesses.

The application is released annually in September 2021.

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PirateFest

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PirateFest is a large outdoor cultural celebration offering fun, food, art, and entertainment with more than 30,000 attendees annually. The Juried Fine Arts Area will showcase one-of-a-kind art from more than 40 exhibiting artists including pottery, jewelry, wood, painting, and more!

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Youth Arts Festival

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The Youth Arts Festival will feature over 50 visual artists' booths where children can participate in creative activities making their own masterpieces. There will also be performing based activities including puppet making, storytelling, music, and theater interactive activities. The Youth Expressions Talent Show will be open for ages 5-18.

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