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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.  

January 18, 2017 – Art Means Business: Taxes for the artist business

Accurate business records are needed to monitor the health of your business. This workshop is designed to help Artists in the start-up and early phases of their business learn the basics of sound record keeping. We hope “The Artists as Bookkeeper” gives you the peace of mind to concentrate on dancing your dance. Cost: FREE Presenter: Jeff Moore

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


February 22, 2017 – Art Means Business: Adobe Lightroom

In this class we will go over a broad overview of how to use Adobe Lightroom for your business. From importing, applying meta data, batch editing, and exporting. Lightroom is useful for anyone taking large amounts of images. It is a great way to organize, sort, and edit your photos for your business. Students MUST bring their own laptops with Lightroom software INSTALLED. Or simply take notes. Cost: FREE Presenter: Michele Butterfield

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


March 22, 2017 – Art Means Business: Intro to Photoshop

You will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to edit photos to be used to brand your business Basic skills including layering, masking, curves, dodging and burning, clipping, color balance will be covered. Students will leave class with the knowledge of the main tools necessary to help their business and resources that can be used to practice and further their learning of the program. Cost: FREE Presenter: Michele Butterfield

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


April 26, 2017 – Art Means Business: How to Use Your Digital SLR for Your Arts Business

Students must own and bring their own digital SLR camera to class. This will be a hands on class, that goes over basic camera knowledge and how to get the most from your camera. Explanation of aperture, shutter speed, ISO and other camera functions such as flash, file type/size and modes. Bring your camera and lots of questions! Cost: FREE Presenter: Michele Butterfield

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


May 24, 2017 – Art Means Business: Business Branding Critique

Bring your logo, business card, brochures and/or website design to class to have a group critique. The critique can/will include any designs individually as well as your entire branding as a whole. The class will be lead by an instructor and professional graphic and web designer, however the entire class is encouraged to participate! We will discuss use of color, text, imagery as well as answer any technical design questions you have. Cost: FREE Presenter: Michele Butterfield

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