Calls for Exhibition & Performance

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Waterworks Visual Arts Center (WVAC) announces its inaugural miniature art show and sale, 42 for W2: A Miniature Art Exhibition & Sale, September 19, 2015 through January 30, 2016.

To support the mission of Waterworks Visual Arts Center and to raise awareness and appreciation for the visual arts in Rowan County and the region this exhibition of original, small–scale works of art will be created and contributed through a national call for artists. Artists include, but are not limited to local ‘celebrities’; international, national, regional, and local artists; college students; youth; and YOU!

Each 4” x 4” work of art will be available for purchase through the museum for a donation of $20 each during a special raffle and sale on November 20, 2015.

For the seasoned, as well as the new collector this is a great opportunity to add to or begin an art collection, or to purchase a gift for someone special.  All proceeds from the art sale benefit the educational and outreach programs of the museum.

Thank you for supporting Waterworks in this artistic way!

Venue:  Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty Street, Salisbury NC

Exhibition Dates:  September 19, 2015 – January 30, 2016

Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday, September 25, 2015, 6-8 pm

Work Medium:  all 2-D and 3-D mediums, including video; not to exceed 4” x 4” x 4”Eligibility:  Participation is open to “artists” of all ages and skill levels!

Submission Deadline:  On or before August 25, 2015; postmarked by August 24, 2015

Submission Guidelines / Artwork Preparation:

  • There is NO fee to participate.
  • Each artist may submit up to four (4) works. An Artwork Submission Form must accompany each submission.
  • Finished size of each work submitted must measure 4” x 4” x 4”; NO frames, please.
  • All artwork will be hung with push pins or the occasional small nail in a grid format.
  • Works smaller than required size should be mounted to a 4” x 4” board, not to exceed 3/16” in depth.
  • Wrapped 4 x 4 canvases are accepted as long as they do not have exposed stapled sides and are pre-wired inside the stretcher.
  • Weight Limit – 8 oz. per piece.
  • Since the exhibition is anonymous, please sign each piece you submit on the back. All participating artists will be recognized throughout the exhibition, but NOT listed on or next to the art piece created. Artist’s names will be revealed to buyer upon purchase. Once an artist is “sold out” his/her name will be revealed and displayed next to work(s) and on-line.
  • Please make sure all work is DRY before delivering or shipping.
  • Please do not submit any works containing glitter.
  • Works created using unfixed charcoal or pastel must be submitted with a labeled, temporary cover sheet; the sheet will be removed prior to installation.
  • All works submitted will be exhibited unless deemed as inappropriate.*


    Hand-deliver / Mail art and Artwork submission Form(s) to:

    Waterworks Visual Arts Center

    123 E. Liberty Street

    Salisbury NC 28144

Marketing and Publicity:  All contributing artists will be recognized throughout the exhibition and during the events, but artwork will not be labeled as such.  Artist’s names will be revealed to buyer upon purchase. Sold out artist’s names will be revealed next to works and on-line.

Sale of Works:  All work submitted for the show will be for sale. Artworks will be sold for a donation of $20 each. All proceeds from the art sale benefit Waterworks’ educational and outreach programs.

Art Raffle and Sale: Friday, November 20, 2015, 7pm. All works sold must remain on display through December 16, 2015 or end-of-show (January 30, 2016). **

In Gallery Open Purchase: November 21-22, 2015 during regular gallery hours. All works sold must remain on display through December 16, 2015**. Any unsold works will remain on display and will be available for purchase through January 30, 2016.

Online Purchases: November 30-January 29, 2016; December 16, 2015 for Christmas delivery

Pick-up and US Mail Service: When you purchase an artwork you have the option of paying an extra $8 per piece to have the work/s mailed to you. If you can’t make it to the pick-up days, you must have the work shipped to you.  

*WVAC reserves the right to reject any artwork due to inappropriate content.

**Pick-up/Mailing days for Christmas delivery: December 17-18, 2015; End of show pick-up/mailing days: February 1-3, 2016


source: http://www.waterworks.org/4x4miniatureartshow.html