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The Schwa Show

The Schwa Show is a national juried competition recognizing excellence in fine art and crafts.

Entries Due (digital submission): November 10, 2017
Exhibition Dates: January 5 - 27, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, January 5, 5 until 8 p.m.

To view prospectus and submission forms, click here.

SUBMIT ONLINE


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PIRATEFEST CALL FOR ENTRIES

Swashbucklers of all ages will converge on the banks of the Tar River, a paradise located in Uptown Greenville, for the 11th annual PirateFest on April 7th and 8th, 2017.

PirateFest begins Friday, April 7th with a live music concert, Buccaneer Bash from 5 to 9 p.m. On Saturday, April 8th, PirateFest begins at 10 a.m. The celebration takes place along Evans Street from 5th to 1st Street onto the Town Common and in Five Points Plaza.

PirateFest, typically drawing 30,000+ attendees, features fine arts and crafts for sale, three live music stages, a "grog garden," pirate entertainers, a Parade of Pirates, a Children's Pirate Costume Contest, and a Pirate Encampment offering crafts, an inflatable pirate ship for children, and other activities. Also, don't miss the Fossil Dig, free kayak rides, as well as a variety of food and entertainment from around the world. Returning this year, pirates of all ages can enjoy carnival rides. Additionally, festival attendees are invited to dress-up and walk in the Parade of Pirates.

Artists, non-profits and food vendors and experience/service vendors are all invited to apply to participate! If you are interested in attending, selling your wares as a vendor, participating in the fine art show or sponsoring the event, please visit www.piratefestnc.com!

visit PirateFestNC.org for Applications


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2017 DOWNeast sculpture exhibition

The Downeast National Juried Sculpture Exhibition is located in Pitt County, North Carolina. The Downeast Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is a joint exhibition among the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, ECU Visual Arts Committee, City of Greenville, Town of Winterville, Pitt Community College and the Greenville Museum of Art. It includes both a month long indoor exhibition and a year long outdoor exhibition.

Entries Due (digital submission): Saturday, January 21, 2017
Indoor Exhibition Dates: March 3 - 31, 2017 (at Emerge Gallery)
Outdoor Exhibition Dates: March 2017 - February 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3, 5 - 8 PM

The total purse for prizes is $13,600

To view prospectus and submission forms, please click here.

SUBMIT ONLINE


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2017 ON THE WALL

On the Wall is a national juried competition recognizing excellence in fine arts and crafts. The exhibition is open to artists in any media and subject matter. Artists must be ages 18 or up. All work must have been completed in the past three years and never previously exhibited at Emerge.On the Wall is a national juried competition recognizing excellence in fine arts and crafts. The exhibition is open to artists in any media and subject matter as long as it hangs on a wall. Artists must be ages 18 or up. All work must have been completed in the past three years and never previously exhibited at Emerge.

Entries Due (drop-off submission): Friday, February 24 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 25 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: March 3 - 31, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3, 5 - 8 PM

To view prospectus and submission forms, click here.


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2017 TINY ART SHOW

The Tiny Art Show is an annual exhibition and fundraiser for the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge for our educational and outreach fund. Anyone may enter, and all media and appropriate subject matter is accepted. All pieces must not exceed 5" x 5" x 7" in any direction. Work must be available for the entire exhibit and must be for sale and priced at either $5 or $10.

Entries Due (drop off): January 26 - January 28, 2017
Pick up of left-over work: Sunday, February 26, 1 - 4 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: February 3 - 24, 2017   Ticketed Event and Preview Sale: Thursday, February 2, 5 - 8 PM Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 5 - 8 PM

To view prospectus and inventory sheet, click here.


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Join us for this FREE seminar brought to you by PCC’s Small Business Center and Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge !

Arts and business go hand in hand. Pitt Community College’s Small Business Center is proud to partner with Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge to bring local artists a series of free workshops about business in the world of art.  Seminars will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. at Emerge Gallery & Art Center. Even though workshops are free, pre-registration is encouraged.

The website for registration is www.ncsbc.net.  From here, click on "Contact Your Local SBC" and then choose Pitt County from the map. There will be a listing of all of the SBC classes including the workshops below that will be held at Emerge.   Registration opens 30 days prior to the date of the class.  

September 20, 2017 – Art Means Business: Photographing your work

You will learn simple steps to improve photographs of your work to use online and in print.  We will cover camera section, lighting, setup and more.  Cost: FREE Presenter: Erica Letchworth

Personal laptops are encouraged, but not required. Limited computers will be available.


October 18, 2017 – Art Means Business: marketing with video

Using your smartphone, you will learn how to produce, edit and launch video marketing. Cost: FREE Presenter: Erica Letchworth


november 15, 2017 – SOCIAL Media for the working artist

Creating a consistent presence on social media to highlight your work and document your process, and grow your network.  Creating a living portfolio where people can experience your world through your eyes.  Facebook and Instagram content will be the focus of this class.  Cost: FREE Presenter: Erica Letchworth

Personal laptops are encouraged, but not required. Limited computers will be available.