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.

Focus on 3D

Curator: Carolyn Foster

Intake is August 2nd.

       The focus is on 3D Artists and Artisans.  This is an opportunity for 3D artists to usetheir talents to present creative and imaginative art.  We have many diverse 3D artisans in the areaand strongly invite as many as possible to participate and share their work inthe exhibit.

2D artists are welcome but the theme of their art is theportrayal of 3D objects.

Click here for more info (pdf)

Live, Laugh, Love

Curator:  Lorelle Bacon

Intake September 6th.

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

If the link doesn't work email us at for a copy.

Click here for more info (pdf)

Battle of the Brushes 2018

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

Register and get canvases stamped October 24th.
Intake of finished work October 26th.  Reception October 27th.
Curator:  Helen Sullivan

Prospectus Below

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Holidays Around the World

Curator:  John Sullivan

Intake November 15th.
This show celebrates holidays.  US holidays, universal holidays, nationalholidays of other countries around the world, religious and secular holidays.   Bring in your original 2Dart and photography or your 3D work that depicts one or more holidays.  Our goal is to have lots of items that couldbe purchased as gifts, so please keep that in mind when you choose what tosubmit.
Prospectus below.

Click here for more info (pdf)

Celebrate McDowell County - 175

McDowell County is celebrating its 175th anniversary thisyear. To help mark that milestone, the Friends of Mountain Gateway Museum(FOTMGM) and the Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League (A3L) in Old Fort areinviting the county’s high school-age youths to create fine artworks thatdepict what McDowell County means to them.

This show is open to McDowell County high school aged students (grades 9-12 or equivalent) only.

Intake September 19th.

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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