Updates for Artists

The Watauga County Arts Council is always seeking ways to help artists.  Here are some upcoming opportunities which you need to know about (arranged in chronological order with the undated items in front…..keep scrolling, there are a lot!):

ALWAYS:  You can apply to Sell Your Work in Our Gift Shop! Click HERE for an informational brochure. Gift Shop Collage Click HERE  for an application form.






ALWAYS:  Teach a workshop at the Blue Ridge ArtSpace.  Click Artist’s Application to Teach a Workshop to tell us what you’ve got in mind.Workshops and Classes









July 8:  Business of Art Workshop -Record-Keeping for Artists – Taught by Jo Ann Pippin – $40 – 2-4 pm – Register by Clicking HERERecord Keeping





 July 8: Wood You Believe It? – Open Exhibition of works created from wood. Click the image to the right or click HERE for more information! Tree with Wood You Believe It in Black and White







Late August/Early September – Regional Artist Project Grant Applications Due – Click HERE for more information and watch for this year’s application forms to be released in July.

Upcoming Open Gallery Exhibitions:

September Portraits of Our Community – This is when you are inviPortraits of Our Communityted to submit works of art which you feel describe our community in some way. There is no entry fee. A People’s Choice Prize will be awarded.  More info TBA soon.
October – Size Does Matter – This will be an open invitation with an entry fee of $10/piece. The WCAC will provide a piece of special paper – all the same size – and the artist will create something on that piece of paper. Prizes will again be awarded.  More info TBA soon. Size Does Matter with shadow
November – Holiday Originals – You need to be working ahead in order to have plenty of holiday decorating, holiday themed, or potential holiday gifts available for purchase. Unlike other gallery exhibitions, purchasers will be allowed to take the works at the time of the sale. Artists should plan to have more items available to substitute for sold items – so the show will never get old and shoppers will have to keep coming back for more! Great time to get that holiday shopping done BEFORE the actual holidays!  More info TBA soon. Holiday Originals