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Call for Art - Impressions: More than Skin Deep

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County is currently accepting submissions for its upcoming exhibition, Impressions: More than Skin Deep to be held March 23 to May 12, 2018.  This exhibition will showcase the breadth of creative work of tattoo artists beyond their ordinary medium in recognition that their talents are not bound solely by work created on skin.

This exhibition will be held at the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County at 301 Hay Street in downtown Fayetteville, NC, in collaboration with the 2nd annual All American Tattoo Convention that takes place in Fayetteville from April 13-15. 

EXHIBITION: Selected works showing a variety of subjects will be exhibited at the Arts Council (301 Hay Street) from March 23 - May 12, 2018.

EXPOSURE:  Arts Center attendance averages over 3,000 visitors during this timeframe.

ENTRY: This exhibition is a juried exhibition and work for inclusion will be selected by an experienced juror. Work can be delivered to the Arts Council (301 Hay St.): Friday, March 16th, 2018 from Noon to 4 p.m. or Saturday, March 17th, 2018 from Noon to 4 p.m.  If you are unable to deliver your work during these dates, please contact the Exhibits Coordinator Christian Happel at, or by calling The Ellington-White Community Development Corporation at 910-483-1388.

ENTRY FEE: There is no entry fee for this exhibition.  

CATEGORIES/MEDIUMS: All mediums to include (but not limited to):  Drawing (pencil, ink, marker), Painting (watercolor, acrylic, oil), photography, animation, sculpture (clay, stone, metal), mixed media (collage, assemblage), printmaking (linocut, etching, woodcut).

ELIBIGILITY: Open to all tattoo artists in North Carolina.  Submission limited to 5 individual works per artist.

SPECIFICATIONS: All entries must be ready to be hung or installed.  2D works must be framed with wire attached to back. NO SAWTOOTH, LOOP OR TAG HANGERS ACCEPTED. Entries must all be original by the submitting artist and not previously entered into ANY Arts Council exhibition.

INSURANCE: All work is insured while at the Arts Council.

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTED/NOT ACCEPTED WORKS: All artists will be notified by March 19th.  The Exhibition Coordinator will make arrangements with artists for the pick-up of any works that are not accepted into the Exhibition.


PICK UP OF INSTALLED WORKS: Installed entries may be picked up between Monday, May 14 and Friday, May 18 during regular business hours (Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon).  If you cannot pick up your work during this timeframe, please make other arrangements with the Exhibits Coordinator.  Works not picked up by this date, unless other arrangements are made, will be considered abandoned by the artist and will be disposed.

SALES ARE ENCOURAGED: The Arts Council will retain 30% commission from the sales price listed on your entry form. Items not for sale must be marked NFS (Not For Sale); however, an insurance value will be required on the entry form.


About the Arts Council’s Exhibitions:
As part of the vibrant and thriving cultural arts scene in Downtown Fayetteville, exhibitions at the Arts Council’s galleries range from work by world-renowned artists to amazing discoveries of local talent. The Arts Council has decades of experience producing exhibitions that range from juried shows, curation from private collections and leased exhibitions from institutions such as the Smithsonian, the Anne Frank Center in New York, and the Harvey B. Gant Center for African American Arts + Culture.

Equally important is the educational aspect of every exhibition. All exhibitions are free and open to the public six days a week while on display. The Arts Council’s exhibitions are well-known for their variety which offers exposure to different art forms, artists, cultures and social issues. This variety often sparks broader community dialogue about contemporary issues.

Categories: Visual