Art Nouveau Winston-Salem to Sponsor Third Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition

Issuing statewide call for art due by August 15

"Winston-Salem, NC  (July 9, 2014) -- Art Nouveau Winston-Salem, an affiliate organization of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County for ages 21-40, has scheduled its third annual North Carolina emerging artists exhibition for October 17-November 29 and is issuing a call for art work.  
Emerging artists from across the state working in all media are encouraged to submit one to five original works or one comprehensive project for consideration. Artists must be at least 18 and are required to submit a description of the work (materials, dimensions, date), an artist statement, and a biography. All submission materials must be digital and submitted to by August 15, 2014.
This year’s exhibit will have a select panel of jurors from museums, galleries, and universities. Kelly Bennett, co-chair of Art Nouveau Winston Salem, said, “Besides encouraging emerging artists from our city and throughout North Carolina, the exhibition gives them an opportunity to expose their work to a larger, more diverse audience than they ordinarily may enjoy, to raise their visibility and to develop contacts that will enhance their careers.”
The exhibition, at the Womble Carlyle Gallery at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce Street, in downtown Winston-Salem is free and will open with a public reception, 6:00- 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 17.
Art Nouveau Winston-Salem provides leadership opportunities for its members while engaging younger arts audiences and helping develop, support and sustain the arts in Winston-Salem.

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, the first locally established arts council in the United States, enriches the lives of area residents every day. It raises funds and advocates for the arts, makes grants for arts in education, sponsors events with other arts organizations, strengthens cultural resources, develops social capital, and aids economic development. In its 2012 grant cycle, The Arts Council made Organizational Support Grants to 21 Funded Partners totaling $1,625,000. Grants made in its four grant categories totaled $1,801,150, and it also made it possible for funded partners to receive about a quarter million dollars in advertising opportunities with local media through its Advertising Assistance program."
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