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Raleigh Fine Arts Society: 2018 North Carolina Annual Artists Exhibition
Raleigh Fine Arts Society
P.O. Box 10614
Raleigh, NC 27605

Entry Deadline: 1/7/18
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6

Entry Fee (Raleigh Fine Arts: 2018 North Carolina Artists Exhibition ): $35.00


Jennifer Dasal is the Associate Curator of Contempory Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC, where she has been employed since 2008. Her research expertise includes contemporary art with a particular interest in women artists and Asian Art.  Prior to joining the NCMA, she held positions at the Snite Museum at the University of Notre Dame, and at the Nelson Art Gallery at the University of California, Davis. On the side, Jennifer hosts the ARTCurious Podcast, a biweekly show exposing the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history.


The Juror will present three $1,000 Juror's Choice awards, and a Grand Prize of

$3,000. Art will not be separated into categories for judging.


All art must be available for purchase.

RFAS receives a commission of 30%.

Sale prices are firm.

Eligibility: North Carolina Residents

North Carolina residents ages 18 and over are eligible to submit two original works

created after January 1, 2017. Art works selected for previous RFAS

exhibitions are ineligible. All works must be the sole work and exclusive property

of the artists.

Professional Artists Exhibition Catalogue

Raleigh Fine Arts will publish a professional Catalogue for Artists Exhibition

2018. Copies of this catalogue will be distributed at the Artists Exhibition Opening

on March 4, 2018, and at tours of the Exhibition, which will be conducted in

March of 2018.

The Artists Exhibition Catalogue will feature a full page for each artist

selected for the Exhibition.

• Each artist’s page will include a 1/3 page photograph of the selected artwork,

along with the artist’s name and the title, dimensions, media and cost of the


• Each artist’s page will also provide space below the photograph of the artwork

for the artist to provide information about the artist’s credentials and work.

• This information may not exceed 200 words and may include (a) an artist’s

statement and (b) a biographical statement.

• The artist’s statement may provide information about the artwork submitted

or about the artist’s work in general.

• The biographical statement may provide information about the artist’s

professional background, such as: (a) where the artist is from, (b) whether the

artist has any higher education degrees in art, (c) what the artist does for a

living if the artist’s occupation or profession is related to art, (d) other art

training the artist has had, (e) any awards or honors the artist has received,

including juried shows the artist was selected for.

• An artist may list up to two North Carolina galleries that represent the artist.

Because of the time needed to prepare this catalogue for publication, the

artist’s biographical information and artist’s statements should be submitted

when the artist submits his or her entry on Café or no later than the final date

for submitting entries to the Exhibition, January 7, 2018. No changes will be allowed.

Specification for Submitted Art Work

The maximum dimension of a single work, sculpture included, is 72 inches

(including frame), and it should weigh no more than 200 pounds. Image size and

frame size must be specified.


Entries may be submitted beginning October 3, 2017. Entries must be finalized

and payment received by 6:00 p.m. January 7, 2018. Entry fees are nonrefundable.

Delivery of Accepted Works

• Selected works must be delivered in excellent condition and ready to install

or RFAS will refuse art at delivery.

• Two-dimensional work must be properly framed, wired and ready to hang.

Paintings that are canvas wrapped may be submitted without frames if the

sides of the canvas are neat and painted.

• Three-dimensional sculpture work must have display stands and/or pedestals

suitable for exhibition.

• Submitted works must be the original work of the artist. Giclee prints of

reproduced art works are not acceptable. Digital photography is acceptable,

and the digital print method may be used to produce original photographic


• An artist must include a card or label with his/her name, address, email and

phone number in a discreet place behind or under each piece of art and on any

pedestals or other display equipment. The card or label must be securely

affixed to the artwork and other display equipment. Please note: The name

an artist puts on this card or label will be the name used in the catalogue and

on the label beside the artwork in the Betty Ray McCain Gallery.

Hand delivery: Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East South St.,

Raleigh, NC 27601. Enter the gallery from the Kennedy Theatre entrance off

Salisbury Street. Dates of delivery are Monday, February 26, 2018, 3:30  p.m. until

8:30 p.m., and Thursday, March 1, 2018, 1:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Shipping: A prepaid return label must be enclosed. Ship via UPS or FedEx to:

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East South St., Raleigh, NC 27601.

The City of Raleigh is not responsible for damage during shipment. The

Performing Arts Center staff will inspect shipped art upon receipt.

Pick-up of Unsold Exhibited Work

Accepted entries may not be removed during the Exhibition. Artists must pick up

unsold work on Monday, April 23 between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Shipped

artwork will be returned to the artist in the original packing materials after April 23

if accompanied by a prepaid return label.


• RFAS uses the CaFÉ™ program for online submissions and artwork must be

submitted online through it. The RFAS Artists Exhibition website links to

CaFÉ™. This program is user-friendly and offers tutorials.

• If an artist is unable to submit an entry online, or if the artist has any questions or

technical problems with the CaFÉ™ program, the artist should contact the

CaFÉ™ support staff at

• If an artist has other questions, including questions about the artist’s statements

and biographical information for the new Artists Exhibition Catalogue, the artist

should contact

• An artist must provide the name of the medium used. An artist who submits

mixed-media work must include the names of all media used in the creation of the


• An artist may submit two artworks. For each two dimensional artwork, and artist

may upload one image of the artwork. For each three dimensional artwork, the

artist may upload up to three images of the artwork. Each image should be of a

different view of the artwork. The Raleigh Fine Arts Society reserves the right to

edit submitted entries to meet these requirements.

• File sizes of the photo images of submitted art cannot exceed 5MB. Minimum

image size is 1920 pixels on the longest side. Resolution must be 72 dpi. Please

note: An artist whose artwork is selected for the Exhibition will be asked to

provide higher resolution photo images for the new catalogue.

• Images must be oriented correctly. They should not include the framing or empty

space but should be cropped to show only the image of the artwork.

• All entries will be juried from digital images. Awards will be selected from the

original works of art.

• The venue reserves the right to eliminate from the exhibition any work deemed

inappropriate in content or form.

Entry Fee

The entry fee is $35.00. Payment will be accepted online using PayPal.


The City of Raleigh is not responsible for loss, theft or damage during transport by

Lender/Artist. The city will take all reasonable care of loaned works while art is in

its custody. Artists, if they wish, must make their own insurance arrangements to

cover the first $2,500 in value for any art on loan to the City. Insurance coverage

of value lost over $2,500 may be available in some circumstances.

Agreement, Photography, and Reproduction Rights

see Legal Agreement