Hickory – Full Circle Arts of Hickory is looking for artists in the greater Hickory area to enter work for a new themed exhibition entitled “My North Carolina: Personal Views of Life in our State”. For our spring competition we decided to ask artists to explore their creativity try to depict what they feel about the place in which they live and how life here effects them, the people around them and the environment we all share as residents of North Carolina. The show will run from March 8 until April 14, 2018. We believe that this theme will be a draw to bring in the public to satisfy their innate curiosity about how artists interpret their home state, and maybe to get a glimpse of some aspect of their close surroundings which they would not otherwise view as a part of their everyday experience worthy of considering as subject for an artist’s creative concentration.Full Circle Arts Logo

We are pleased to announce the judge for this year will be Toni Carlton. Toni is a mixed media painter and the owner/director of Carlton Gallery for over 35 years in Grandfather Mtn. Community between Boone and Banner Elk, NC. The gallery features over 200 local, regional, and national artists working in all mediums and presents special exhibitions and many workshops for artists.

The show will be judged and juried for acceptance. We will be giving cash awards of $300, $200 and $100 for First, Second and Third place winners. Honorable Mentions will be awarded with ribbons. Artists are allowed to enter up to 3 works of art for a fee of $35 for non-members, $25 for patron and associate members and $10 for Exhibiting members. No work may be larger than 48″ in any direction. All 2-D work must be framed or wrapped and properly wired for hanging. 3-D artwork must be on a base or pedestal. Artwork should be hand delivered to our gallery, 42-B Third Street NW, Hickory, Thurs. and Friday Feb.22 and 23, 11am-5pm and Sat., Feb. 24, 10am – 2pm.

We will have an opening reception for the show on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, where refreshments will be provided and awards presented.

Full Circle Arts will retain a 35% commission on any work sold for non-members, 30% for Associate Members and 20% for Exhibiting Members.

FCA is a non-profit artists’ cooperative located in downtown Hickory, 42-B Third Street NW. More information about Full Circle Arts, classes, membership, or other upcoming events is available at 828-322-7545. You may also write to Full Circle Arts, PO Box 3905, Hickory NC 28603, or email info@fullcirclearts.org. Please visit our website at www.fullcirclearts.org.