Artist Opportunities

Solo, Group, and Traveling Exhibition Proposals

Visual artists may submit proposals for exhibition throughout the year. Submissions must contain a minimum of 10-15 digital images, artist resume, and an artist statement. Cover letters are suggested, but not required. Our exhibits rotate each Spring (January – April), Summer (May – August), and Fall (September – December). Exhibitions are selected and curated 2-3 years in advance.

All materials should be submitted electronically to alicyn.wiedrich@rockymountnc.gov or in hard copy to:

Alicyn Wiedrich, Curator
Maria V. Howard Arts Center
P.O. Box 1180
Rocky Mount, NC 27802

National Juried Exhibitions

The Maria V. Howard Arts Center hosts three national juried exhibitions annually. To receive notifications of Call for Entries, please sign up to our email list (portal to do so is located to the right). For specific questions for any show, call 252-972-1175, email Alicyn Wiedrich. If you or someone you know would like to be considered as a future juror for one of our national juried shows, please contact Alicyn Wiedrich.

Handcrafted


The prospectus for this innovative craft exhibition will be released in September and the exhibition held January-April.

Awards:

  • $1000 – Acquisition Award
  • $300 – First Place
  • $200 – Second Place
  • $100 – Third Place

Acquisition Award:The work selected for the Acquisition Award will become part of the Arts Center’s Permanent Collection. Any artist not willing to accept the $1,000 award must submit a written statement to declare their work not eligible for this award. This statement must be submitted at the time of entry. Works not for sale will be ineligible for the award.

Media: Traditional and non-traditional craft media including but not limited to: ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, wood, paper, or any combination of craft media.

Eligibility: Open to all U.S. artists 18 years of age or older. Work must be original and executed within the past three years. Work must not have been previously exhibited at the Arts Center. Entry in this exhibit establishes an agreement on the part of the artist to all conditions listed in the prospectus.s.

Entry Fee: $25 non-refundable entry fee for up to four submissions. Work must be submitted through www.CallForEntry.com (CaFE). We no longer accept email submissions. Please use below links to view the full prospectus, submit your entries through CaFE, and create a free artist account on CaFE.
Handcrafted Prospectus 2020
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Juried Art Show (JAS)

The prospectus for this multi-media fine arts exhibition will be released in January and the exhibition held in May – August.

Awards:

  • $1,500 – Acquisition Award
  • $800 – First Place
  • $500 – Second Place
  • $250 – Third Place
  • $250 – Best Rocky Mount Area Artist

Acquisition Award: The work selected for the Acquisition Award will become part of the Arts Center’s Permanent Collection. Any artist not willing to accept the $1,500 award must indicate such on their entry form to declare their work not eligible for this award. Works not for sale will be ineligible for the award.

Media: Open to all media except installations.

Eligibility: Open to all U.S. artists 18 years of age or older. Work must be original and executed within the past three years. Work must not have been previously exhibited at the Arts Center. Entry in this exhibit establishes an agreement on the part of the artist to all conditions listed in the prospectus.

Entry Fee: $25 non-refundable entry fee for up to four submissions. A link to our payment portal is listed below. Entries must be submitted via email: MVHArtsCenterSubmissions@gmail.com. Please follow the email entry guidelines listed on the prospectus (link to the prospectus is listed below). You may only submit four (4) entries. Any additional entries will not be accepted. Please understand that your submission will not be considered complete until the Maria V. Howard Arts Center receives your $25 entry fee and email submissions.

View the Prospectus
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Sculpture Salmagundi

The Prospectus for this annual outdoor sculpture exhibition is released in May. The exhibition is installed in September, opens in October, and remains on display for one year.

Awards:

  • $1,000 honorarium is awarded for each sculpture juried into the show.
  • $1,000 Best In Show Award selected by the juror.
  • $5,000 People’s Choice Award will be selected by popular vote and awarded in May 2020.

Media: Outdoor/Public sculpture with the ability to withstand weather and public interaction for one year.

Location: Works will be displayed on the grounds of the Imperial Centre, Downtown, and in the Parks Systems in Rocky Mount, NC.

Eligibility: Open to all U.S. artists 18 years of age or older. Work must be original and executed within the past three years. Work must not have been previously exhibited at the Arts Center. Entry in this exhibit establishes an agreement on the part of the artist to all conditions listed in the prospectus.

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee.  Entries must be submitted via email: MVHArtsCenterSubmissions@gmail.com. Please follow the email entry guidelines listed on the prospectus (link to the prospectus is listed below). You may submit up to three works.

SALMAGUNDI XXIII 2019-2020 Prospectus

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