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This call is currently closed! Thank you to the over 250 artists who submitted work. See and purchase awesome art by NC artists through June 30 here.

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. We will accept submissions from now through April 25, and will begin displaying and promoting artwork online beginning April 10. 

To preserve the spirit of FRESH, we will have several jurors pick their selections and we will present separate online galleries for each juried show. All submitted works PLUS the juried shows will be available for viewing online beginning April 10 and ending May 31. 

FRESH is a fundraising exhibition with 70% of the proceeds from sales of artwork going directly in the pockets of artists and 30% going to the Artspace Inspiration Fund to support exhibitions and art education programs.

Artists are encouraged to submit works with the thought of selling online in mind. Price points between $50 – $500 are encouraged as are works under 24 x 24 inches to facilitate easy shipping if necessary. Artspace will be promoting the online sale of artwork and asking artists to share to their networks as well. 


Artist Submissions

Open to artists ages 18+ working in NC. All media.  Must be new work, less than two years old, and available for purchase. Artists may submit one piece only.

DEADLINE: Submission deadline: April 25, 2020.

Digital submission form (NO ENTRY FEE)

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


Juried exhibitions will be juried by:

  • Alexys Taylor, former curator of The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
  • Lia Newman, Director/Curator of Van Every Smith Galleries at Davidson Galleries
  • Annah Lee, Artspace Director of Artistic Program
  • Rafael Osuba, Artistic Director of Artist Studio Project and The El Quixote Festival NC
  • Susan Tollefsen, Interior Designer

Important Dates

Submission deadline: April 25 (NO ENTRY FEE)

Exhibition: April 10 – June 30


All artwork must be available for sale. Artists will receive 70% commission of sales. 30% will go to the Artspace Inspiration Fund.


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