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 Photography)

Curator John Sullivan
This show is all about photography.  Show us your photos, please.
Since we are moving the Annex Gallery to a new, larger space in the Parker Hosiery Building, this show has been postponed to January.  It will still run for a month, through the 1st Thursday in February.

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Emerging Artists Student Exhibit


Now's your time to shine. Come be part of our first annual Student Exhibit!ARROWHEAD ARTISTS AND ARTISAN LEAGUE (A3L) ARROWHEAD ANNEX GALLERY EXHIBIT,  78C Catawba Ave. Old Fort NC


November 16th Through January 2, 2020

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Emerging Artist - McDowell County High School Age Students

Celebratingand encouraging new young artists in McDowell County is important to preserving thearts and culture of our area. To the end, the Friends of Mountain GatewayMuseum (FOTMGM) and the Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League (A3L) in Old Fortare inviting the county’s high school-age youths to create fine artwork thatshows off their skills, talent, and vision as emerging artists.

 Artists are free to be creative.However, all artwork submitted must be in good taste. Acceptance of works forthe contest will be at the discretion of co-curators Helen Sullivan and LizMeyer.


PRIZES: FOTMGM will award $200to the first-place winner; $100 to the second-place winner; and $50 for thethird-place winner of the contest. “Honorable Mention” ribbons may be awardedat the discretion of the judge.  Therewill also be a Peoples’ Choice Award for the piece of work that receives themost votes from visitors to the show over the month it is hung in the ArrowheadGallery.

 ELIGIBILITY:Thiscontest will be open only to McDowell County high-school age students in grades 9 thru 12 or the equivalent, including homeschools and McDowell Early College. Please address questions about eligibility tothe co-curators at  

Eachartist will be allowed only one entry.

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