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Artist Opportunities

Opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts, open to artists in Southern Wake County and the surrounding regions. Entries are listed in descending order by deadline, with ongoing or revolving entries listed last.

To request a post, please send submissions to fvartscouncil@gmail.com.

Featured FVAC Artist Opportunities

Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Festival Artists' Village
Registration is now open!
Ocober 6th, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Fuquay-Varina Arts Council is coordinating the Artists' VIllage of the Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Festival on Saturday, October 6th, in the Historic Downtown Fuquay Arts District. The Artists' VIllage is open to all artisans/crafts-persons who create and exhibit work of their own original concept, design and execution for sale.

For more info, please see our "Event" tab:
Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Festival, Artists' Village
Or, please email:

Gallery Around Town Artists
Applications being taken now!
Displaying: Ongoing.

Gallery Around Town is a program that exhibits the work of local visual artists in businesses in and around Fuquay-Varina. This program provides an opportunity for artists of all levels to show their work publicly, and for businesses to be enriched with a continual display of local talent and creativity. We are now accepting applications for our 1st quarter gallery showings.

For more info, please see our "Gallery Around Town" tab:
Gallery Around Town

If interested in participating, as either an artist or a business, please email:
Ann Mayer at mailto:annmay19@yahoo.com

Other Local & Regional Opportunities

FRESH, Artspace
Preview: May 17-26, 2018. Exhibition: June 1-29, 2018
Deadline: Applications and all artwork due May 8-12, 2018

FRESH is an exhibition of new works by North Carolina artists. The concept of the show is to demystify the process about what goes into the making of an exhibition and to provide all NC artists an opportunity to show their work here at Artspace. Exhibition proceeds will go directly to support the Artspace Inspiration Fund. 

Juried show with awards. Open to artists ages 18+ working in NC. 
All media.  Must be new work, less than two years old, limited in size to a maximum of 36” wide and 72” high, and available for purchase. Artists may submit one piece.

For more info, visit:

Spring Into the Arts Walk, Wendell, NC
May 12th, 2018

Wendell's 3rd Annual Spring Into the Arts Walk is seeking more en plein air artists for the event on May 12th. 

For more info, contact:
Patrick Reidypreidy@townofwendell.com
Or visit:

Freedom Balloon Festival 2018
May 25-28th, 2018, Fleming Loop Recreational Park, Fuquay-Varina, NC

The Freedom Balloon Festival is in its 3rd year in Fuquay-Varina, and is a colorful holiday weekend event which consistently attracts over 70,000 people! A family-friendly festival features hot air balloon competion flights, public tethered lifts, evening balloon "glows", children's rides, live stage entertainment, food trucks, beer gardens, and military and veteran featured activities. Recently named one of the ten "must-go" festivals by the News & Observer (2/23/16).

Artists will enjoy a clean, well-lit, safe and secure site, designated parking, and transportation to the festival grounds. Artists will also be featured on the festival website. Space is limited to 25 spaces.

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Chapel Hill’s 46th Annual Festifall Arts Festival 2018
October 7th, Noon - 6pm, West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
Deadline: May 31st, 2018

Chapel Hill’s Festifall Arts Festival is a vibrant market of handmade artworks along with live performances. Over 100 artists representing the finest in painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, wood, metal, fiber and mixed media will be on site.

Festifall is dedicated to presenting unique items that are never manufactured or mass produced. Additionally, top artists will be selected through jury to receive $1100 in prizes and community recognition.

For more info, visit:

FV Arts Center Program & Class Offerings
Deadline: Ongoing

Construction on the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center is on schedule, and is expected to be completed in June 2018. The Arts Center will include a 300 seat theater, a dance studio, art gallery and specialized classrooms to accommodate a variety of visual and performing arts.

The Arts Center is currently evaluating potential class offerings. If you are interested in teaching at the new Arts Center,
please contact:
Maureen Daly
Cultural Arts Director, Town of Fuquay-Varina
mdaly@fuquay-varina.org or 919-567-3909

Please include the proposed class(es) you would like to teach, length of class, minimum and maximum number of students and the target audience/preferred age range for the class. 

Request for Artist Qualifications: Public Art Opportunities, Pittsboro, NC
Deadline: TBD. Contact organizer.
Design Development & Approvals, Summer 2018.
Installation, Fall 2018.

Eco Group, LLC invites professional artists to submit their credentials for consideration to the first stage of competition for several upcoming integrated public art opportunities within Mosaic, a 45 acre proposed mixed use site within Chatham Park with a total integrated art budget that is still under development which will include design and construction. Additional art opportunities include Works buildings, gas torches, children’s interactive play areas, water features, and a band shell. This list is not all inclusive but an overview. This request for artist qualifications is the first of a two-stage competitive process to identify artists to be considered for upcoming projects.

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The Town of Cary Announces Solo and Group Art Exhibition Opportunities
Deadlines: August 1st, 2018

Artists working in any medium are invited to submit an application for exhibition at Page Walker Arts & History Center, Cary Arts Center and other facilities around town. Applications may be submitted at any time and will be held for the next review. The Arts Exhibition Review Committee meets twice a year to review applications.

For more info, visit:

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County Exhibition Opportunities
Deadline: December 20th, 2018

The United Arts Council curates and sponsors art exhibits at the Wake County Justice Center in downtown Raleigh and WakeMed Raleigh on New Bern Avenue.

To learn more about opportunities to exhibit your work in these venues, visit:

Fuquay-Varina Community Chorus
Rehearsals: Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Fuquay-Varina Community Center

Ready to sing? Under the direction of Choral Director Maggie Cook, FV Arts Center has formed The Fuquay-Varina Community Chorus. This group will perform at town functions and at the FV Arts Center, but we have begun practicing now for the anticipated opening of the Arts Center later this spring.

The program is open to vocalists of all experience levels (from shower singers to formally trained singers), ages 16 years and older. The group will practice at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center on Monday evenings, from 7:00 - 8:30pm. Join us, and help bring the sound of music to Fuquay-Varina!

For more info, contact:

GreenHill Center for NC Art, Greensboro
Deadline: Ongoing

GreenHill's mission is to exhibit the work of NC artists living and working in the state. Curator, Edie Carpenter develops exhibitions two to three years in advance. Artists selections are made to fit the scope of the exhibition plans. Large group and small group shows alternate with solo exhibitions. Attention is also given to representing a variety of artistic mediums.  

We accept submissions from artists to exhibit on an ongoing basis and scout for artists to feature in our exhibitions continuously. Generally, GreenhHill is looking for adept technical ability, accomplishment, innovation, visual appeal, and thoughtful content. The artists featured at GreenHill tend to be - but not always are - professional artists. We often place new artists in our annual Winter Show group exhibition or in The Shop that features more reasonably priced items and artworks.

For more info, visit:

Bull City Press, Durham
Deadline: Ongoing

The literary journal Inch is looking for flash fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

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Contact Us

Fuquay-Varina Arts Council | P.O. Box 533 | Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
www.FVartscouncil.org | fvartscouncil@gmail.com | 919-533-9134
                      The Fuquay-Varina Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


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