Calls to Artists

Exhibits and Shows

Calls to Artists

The Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League is pleased to announce monthly opportunities for regional artists and artisans to show their work at the Annex Gallery in the Arrowhead Gallery and Studios, 78C South Catawba Ave, Old Fort, NC, 28762.  The Prospectus for each show is below.  Contact the curator or email if you have questions. Please come to Old Fort.  Show your work in our Annex Gallery.  See everything we have to offer.

Show Your Love (fund raiser with Meals on Wheels)

Curator Helen Sullivan
Intake begins May 3rd and will run through May 6th at the Arrowhead Gallery and Studios.  We are asking artists to donate one, two, or three works for a silent auction that will run through the end of the month.  

The subject matter is wide open.  The idea is to express love and inclusiveness.  

The funds raised through this show and the accompanying silent auction will benefit Meals on Wheels of McDowell County and A3L, which is a 501(c)(30 nonprofit corporation.  While Meals on Wheels is funded for the days on which the Senior Center open it is not funded for the days, such as holidays, when it it closed.  Our goal is to fund meals for Thanksgiving and other holidays.  In addition, A3L has just undertaken, in conjunction with Dragonfly Studios and Mill Creek Properties, to build a working kaleidoscope sculpture in Downtown Old Fort.  Eventually we hope to complete the largest kaleidoscope, the "Big K," in the South.  A3L's portion of the funds will go towards building the sculpture and cleaning up the "pocket park" site where it will reside.

Prospectus below.

Click here for more info (pdf)

Annual Juried Show

Wide Open! All Artists andArtisans itís time to have fun and get your creative juices flowing! Bring usyour best work for this special exhibit. Look at some something from adifferent perspective, use your medium in a new way, push the limits! 2 D and 3D welcome.

This is our annual juried exhibit.

Intake June 7, 2-6 PM

Curator:  Lorelle Bacon

Judge:  Fleta Monaghan

Click here for more info (pdf)

Celebrating America

Curators: Martha Raines and Bobbi Roberts

What does living in America mean to you?  Or how do you celebrate - with fireworks, music,cookouts, camping, ice cream, flying the flag. Show us your colors -- red, white & blue.

Prospectus below.

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Focus on 3D

Curator: Carolyn Foster

        This show targets artists and artisans who work in 3D.  Thatís what we want to see and display.  2D can participate, but their pieces will have to be of a 3D object.

Live, Laugh, Love

Curator:  Lorelle Bacon

The goal of this show is to express that what brings us together is stronger than what divides us.  It flows from the quote ďLive every moment, Laugh every day, Love beyond words.Ē 

Battle of the Brushes 2018

Annual plein air painting competition. This is a judged show with cash prizes.

Curator:  Helen Sullivan

Holidays Around the World

Curator:  John Sullivan


A2L - Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League


78C S Catawba Avenue
Old Fort, NC 28762

Tel: (828) 668 1100

Opening Hours
(JAN - MARCH) Wed through Sat - 10am to 5pm, Sunday 1pm to 4pm
(APR - DEC) Tue through Sat - 10am to 6pm, Sunday 1pm to 4pm