Exhibit Your Artwork

How to exhibit your work at the Arts Council Galleries

The Arts Council is committed to artistic excellence, diversity, and educating our community with visual art from talented artists, within Moore County and beyond. Artists who wish to exhibit their artwork in a monthly, feature art exhibit or in our Sales Gallery may submit materials to us according to the guidelines below. A personal interview may or may not be conducted and selection of artists is at the Arts Council’s sole discretion. All proposals are given careful consideration and selections are based on quality of art, diversity of exhibits, and the gallery schedule.

Nine monthly feature exhibits are selected and scheduled by our Visual Arts Committee each year. Our feature exhibits are currently scheduling 3 years in advance. These shows rotate on a quasi-monthly schedule, may be thematic in concept, and may include multiple mediums. Group exhibits are also welcome.

The Sales Gallery contains a wide variety of original art from local and regional artists and a huge selection of pottery from the Seagrove area. Because of limited space, each artist may display up to two (2) works, which must be for sale. We also ask that the art remain on display up to 3-4 months.

Artist Submission Guidelines

To be considered for an exhibit, please submit the following:

  • A current biography and/or resume detailing education, grants, fellowships, awards, teaching positions, gallery affiliations, exhibitions and collections. Please include your mailing address, email address, and phone number(s).
  • For a monthly feature exhibit, include an artist statement related specifically to the body of artwork you wish to exhibit. You may also discuss the influences, research, and inspiration that shape your work in terms of media, technique, and concepts.
  • 8 to 15 digital images of work that will be available for exhibit. The images must include a related inventory sheet listing title, medium, size, date, and retail price. Do not bring original work to the gallery, unless requested.
  • While we accept unsolicited exhibit inquiries, the Arts Council only meets as needed to review proposals. Therefore, you may not get a quick reply to your exhibit request.

If chosen, the Artist(s) is responsible for:

  • Delivery and removal of artwork to and from the gallery.
  • Preparation of artwork for display including framing, special installation needs, pedestals, etc.
  • Pricing of artwork – 90% of the artwork in a monthly feature exhibit must be for sale, and we require that 50% of the displayed art be priced under $800. The artwork price is set by the Artist, with the Arts Council’s commission on sales being 35% for Artist Circle Members (40% for all others).
  • Plans for and costs of the opening reception are normally provided by friends and family of the artist(s). We can give some guidance on the reception in terms of what to provide, costs, and caterers.

The Arts Council will provide:

  • Art exhibit space within our galleries, which is protected by a monitored security system.
  • Hanging and display of artwork, including some pedestals (all white, various sizes).
  • Insurance on artwork from the time of delivery until the agreed upon removal date.
  • Printing, postage, and mailing of exhibit invitations, plus press in print and on social media.
  • Help with reception (if needed), including cups, napkins, serving trays, punch bowls, some tablecloths, wine servers (if requested 2 weeks in advance), and assistance with clean-up.

If you have any questions, please contact Kate Curtin at 910-692-2787 or kate@mooreart.org.

Submissions should be sent to:

Mailing Address for Proposals:
Arts Council of Moore County
Attn: Kate Curtin
P.O. Box 405
Southern Pines, NC 28388

Delivery/Shipping Address for Proposals:
Arts Council of Moore County
Attn: Kate Curtin
482 E. Connecticut Avenue
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Email Address for Proposals:  kate@mooreart.org