Art Competition Issues Call for Artists
Carolina's Got Art! (CGA!), North and South Carolina's most anticipated jurored art exhibition and sale sponsored by Belk, is encouraging artists to enter its third annual competition.
CGA! is open to both professional and amateur artists and accepts all mediums including paintings, photography, sculptures, woven pieces and ceramics. The competition offers local artists a unique opportunity gain exposure for their work among potential buyers, receive recognition in the art community and compete for $15,000 in cash and prizes.
Participating artists will have their work reviewed by this year's juror, Lance Esplund, art critic for Bloomberg News, and former chief art critic at the New York Sun and Wall Street Journal.
Esplund will select pieces to hang in Elder Gallery in South End during a month-long show in May, giving artists an opportunity to sell their work in one of the city's premier art galleries.
For artists not selected, there will be a second show, jurored by Larry Elder, owner of Elder Gallery, where 40 to 50 pieces will be chosen to hang in the gallery during the month of June. All artists will be featured in "Through the Juror's Eyes" a virtual show to display and sell all submitted work during both months.
The entry fee is $35 and all entries must be completed by March 15. To register, artists can visit www.carolinasgotart.com.
Artists may enter up to three pieces and all work must be original, for sale and created within the past two years.
For artists whose work is selected, CGA! has partnered with guilds, museums and galleries in creating eight additional intake locations across North and South Carolina.
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