Hiddenite, NC – The Adult Division of the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Regional Artist Exhibit and Competition will be featured in the Center’s Lucas Mansion Gallery during the month of April 2020,

The Regional Artist Exhibit and Competition is open to all adult artists, including college students through senior adult. The deadline for entry in the Adult Division is March 26, 2020 by 4:00pm. Work submitted after the designated date and time will not be accepted for the competition. All work should be submitted to the Center’s Lucas Mansion, which is located at 316 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County.

Interested artists are encouraged to contact the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center at (828) 632-6966 to receive entry forms for participation. Entry forms are also available at www.hiddenitearts.org and at the Center’s Lucas Mansion.

Due to the expansion of this series, each participant is able to submit a maximum of 2 pieces. Artists are asked to submit current works completed in April 2019 – March 2020 and are encouraged to designate a priority for presentation of each piece in the event that exhibit space may become limited.

Categories of entry are:
Adult Painting (oil and acrylic)
Adult Watercolor
Adult Drawing (colored pencil, pastels, charcoal, pencil, pen and ink)
Adult Other (Mixed-media, collage, prints and photography)
Adult 3-Dimensional (pottery and sculpture)
Adult Quilting (quilts, wall hangings, clothing etc.)

Last year’s first place winners in the Adult Division are encouraged to exhibit, but will not be eligible to win again in the same category.

All entries must have a Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center entry form attached to the back of each work, and each piece must be equipped with a sturdy device suitable for hanging. All works on paper, etc. must be matted or mounted for exhibit. Any framed work must be wired for hanging. Display pedestals for three-dimensional works will be provided. Where applicable, 3-D works may be displayed on mantles or existing furniture. Any special arrangements regarding display should be discussed with gallery curator prior to entry. If a work falls due to poor hanging device, the work will not be re-hung and will not be eligible for judging.

All competition entries will be viewed by a qualified judge who will select one first place winner in each category; additional awards may be given at the judge’s discretion. An award will be given to each first-place winner. Ribbons will be awarded to first place and honorable mention entries.

A Meet the Artists Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 5, 2020 in honor of all Adult Division participants. The reception will be held in the Lucas Mansion Gallery from 3pm until 4:30pm. Awards will be announced at 3:30pm. Light refreshments will be served and the event is free and open to the public.

To learn more about the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center call (828) 632-6966, email info@hiddenitearts.org or visit www.hiddenitearts.org

This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. www.NCArts.org.

Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center events, exhibits, and programs are made possible in part through the generous funding of the Eileen and R. Y. Sharpe Family Foundation, The Winston Salem Foundation, the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, the Sharpe Chair of Fine and Applied Arts, Alexander County government, the Town of Taylorsville, and the Friends of the Center membership program.

The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion and Educational Complex are wheelchair accessible.