The call for submissions is currently closed. Our next call for FRESH will be in 2019. See our most recent call below.

FRESH is an exhibition of new works by North Carolina artists. The concept of the show is to demystify the process about what goes into the making of an exhibition and to provide all NC artists an opportunity to show their work here at Artspace. Exhibition proceeds will go directly to support the Artspace Inspiration Fund.

Artist Submissions

Open to artists ages 18+ working in NC. All media.  Must be new work, less than two years old, limited in size to a maximum of 36” wide and 72” high, and available for purchase. Artists may submit one piece.

DEADLINE: Applications and all artwork due May 8-12, 2018 (drop off hours: 11am-5pm). Drop off at Artspace, 201 E. Davie Street. Raleigh, NC 27601. Digital submission form should be completed prior to drop off through the apply link below. Artwork must be delivered ready to hang/install.

Submission fees: $15 for members, $25 for non-members.

Contact Annah Lee, Director of Artistic Programs, with questions.

Juror and Awards

The exhibition and awards will be juried by Jennifer Dasal, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the NC Museum of Art and creator + host of ArtCurious. Cash awards for Best in Show ($1000), 2nd place ($500), 3rd place ($250), and People’s Choice ($100).



Please complete the following 3 steps to submit your application for FRESH. All 3 steps must be completed to enter.

1. Pay your entry fee here:

2. Submit your entry form:

3. Submit your image here:


Exhibition Schedule

FRESH Preview Exhibition  May 17 – May 26

Pick up of FRESH Preview artwork  May 29   June 2

FRESH Juried Exhibition  June 1 – 29

Pick up of FRESH Juried artwork – June 30 – July 7



FRESH Look pre-jury viewing part  – TH May 17, 5pm: A pre-jury viewing party, free and open to the public.

FRESH Interpretations – SAT May 19, 11am: An accessible musical response to the exhibition with Greg Whitt (tour/responses will be held at 11am, 11:30am and 12noon).

FRESH Opening – First Friday, June 1, 6 – 10pm: Juried show opening, free and open to the public.

FRESH Perspective – SAT, June 16, 12 – 2pm: Live screening of new ArtCurious episode followed by a Q+A session with juror Jennifer Dasal.



All artwork must be available for sale. Artists will receive 50% commission of sales. Artist may choose to designate all or a portion of art sales to Artspace.





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