CALLING ALL ARTISTS!!! The Arts Council of Moore County (ACMC) created the Fine Arts Festival in 1980 to provide incentive for local artists to improve their technique and a place to showcase and sell their artwork. The festival has grown into a major exhibit featuring artwork by artists from all over the country. The event also includes an art competition where the entries are judged in nine categories and $2,500 in cash prizes and ribbons are awarded.
2013 Fine Arts Festival is sponsored by:
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FINE ARTS FESTIVAL GUIDELINES FOR 2013
Exhibition Dates: August 2 to 30, 2013
Exhibit Location: Campbell House Galleries at 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, NC
Eligibility: Any artist (16+ years old) is invited to enter art only in the following categories: Acrylic, Digital Art, Drawing/Pastel, Mixed Media, Oil, Photography, Print/Printmaking, 3-D, and Watercolor
Requirements for Entries: Participants may submit up to two (2) entries, which must be completely original by the submitting artist, created after January 1, 2011, remain on display for the duration of the exhibit, and not previously entered in ACMC’s Fine Arts Festival or exhibited at Campbell House. Due to space limits, art must not exceed 60” (including frame) in any dimension or weigh more than 75 lbs. All 2-D art must be complete, dry, framed (if needed), prepared to hang by one nail with wire and eye hooks—saw tooth hangers and clip frames will not be accepted. 3-D art may be submitted with stand, if needed. Art requiring special installation cannot be accepted. Art must be stable enough to withstand handling. ACMC makes the final decision on installation. All art is exhibited, unless ACMC exercises its right to withdraw any art that it considers unsuitable for public display.
Delivery Dates: Due to storage limits, ACMC can only accept art (with application & entry fee) at Campbell House on these dates: Mon.-Fri., July 15-19 (10am-4pm) & Sat., July 20 (2-4pm)
Entry Fees (per entry): $15 ACMC Members / $25 Nonmembers / $15 per entry that is not for sale (Entry fees are non-refundable)
Judge: Edie Carpenter, Director, Curatorial & Artistic Programs, Green Hill Ctr. for NC Art, Greensboro
Awards: The following awards and ribbons are presented at the discretion of the judge:
$250 – Sara Wilson Hodgkins Best in Show
$100 – 1st Place (each category)
$75 – 2nd Place (each category)
$50 – 3rd Place (each category)
Ribbon – Honorable Mention
Awards in the Acrylic category are given in memory of Elizabeth Morrison Barron.
Awards in the Photography category are given in memory of Edward L. Green.
Cecelie “Lee” Barrett People’s Choice Award: Named in honor of Lee Barrett’s 21 years of dedicated service to ACMC and the Fine Arts Festival, this award is voted on by all who attend the exhibit. Announced after August 19, the winner will be awarded $225 and a ribbon.
Purchase Awards: Businesses and individuals are given the opportunity to support the festival artists by purchasing artwork prior to the exhibit. In addition to selling their art, the artists receive a ribbon. Please contact ACMC if you would like to provide a Purchase Award.
Award Notification: Winners will be notified by July 30 via phone and/or email. The winners will not otherwise be made public until the awards ceremony on August 2.
Opening Reception: Hosted by ACMC’s Board of Trustees, all festival artists and their guests are invited to the Opening Reception on Fri., August 2 from 6 to 8pm at Campbell House. The Awards Ceremony will begin at 7pm.
Art Sales & Pricing: ACMC prefers all art be for sale. A $15 fee will be charged for each entry that is not for sale. To assist you in pricing, art priced under $750 has a better chance of selling. Prices may not change once the exhibit opens. ACMC retains a 35% commission on all sales.
Art Removal: Art must remain on exhibit through Aug. 29. Art removal may begin on Aug. 30 (9am-5pm), but must be picked up by 5pm on Sep. 3, or by special arrangement. ACMC will be closed Labor Day weekend (Aug. 31-Sep. 2).
Liability: All reasonable care will be given in the handling and display of the art, and all art exhibited is insured from time of delivery until 5pm on September 2, 2013. ACMC staff, representatives, and/or sponsors assume no responsibility for loss of or damage to art.
Rights & Conditions: The artist grants permission to ACMC to photograph and reproduce any art for publicity and educational purposes. ACMC reserves the right to refuse, remove, or reject any art. Guidelines are subject to change at any time. Entry of art constitutes agreement with conditions described herein.