Craven Arts Council & Gallery is seeking artist submissions for our upcoming exhibition HerStory, taking place in February 2023 in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts. Submissions are due by 11:59pm on January 22nd by completing the registration form at www.cravenarts.org. This exhibition is operated in conjunction with the presentation of the Vagina Monologues at New Bern Civic Theatre.
HerStory seeks to highlight the female experience and what it means to be a woman, in the modern era and throughout history. The exhibition’s title is a play on words, conveying its intent to explore both “Her Story,” the personal narratives of women; and “HerStory,” the history of women and their roles through time through another lens.
Artists are asked to create work that ponders the issues that women have faced over time into the 21st Century. Artists may examine themes regarding the strength of women by creating artwork surrounding stereotypes, gender based violence, generational changes in roles, nurturing, resilience, beauty, health, wellness, and the light and the dark that makes up the essence of being female. Submissions are open to any artist residing in North Carolina, with no entry fee to submit. All 2D works must be smaller than 48” in any dimension. 3D works are considered but may be subject to size and/or weight constraints for the purposes of installation. Any work outside of those constraints may be considered by contacting Craven Arts Council & Gallery as outlined in Terms and Conditions.
Venus of Willdendorf. Photo credit Matthian Kabel
Registration Deadline: 11:59pm, January 22, 2023
Drop Off: 10am-5pm, January 27 & 28, 2023
ArtWalk Reception: 5pm-8pm, February 10, 2023
Pick Up: March 2 & 3, 2023
Vagina Monologues at New Bern Civic Theatre: February 16, 25, & 26, 2023
Terms and Conditions:
*Each artist may enter one piece into the exhibition. Artist must be 18 years or older, and a resident of North Carolina. Artist under 18 may enter with parental consent.
*All artist must complete a registration form to be included in the exhibition. Registration will remain open until January 22, 2023, or until all slots have been filled. Artists are encouraged to register early to ensure inclusion into the exhibition, as a high volume of registrations will require CAC&G to close entries.
*All works must be less that 48”x48”, except with express permission from Craven Arts Council & Gallery. Artists wishing to submit larger works are asked to email an image of the work with size, medium, and price to email@example.com.
*All 2d works must be wired for hanging. Framing is not required, however, Craven Arts Council & gallery retains the right to reject any works they deem not suitable for exhibition, or modify hanging mechanisms as needed, without the consent or consultation of the artist.
*Works may be listed as for sale or not for sale. All works listed for sale shall be listed at a price set by the artist in their submission. All prices should include Craven Arts Council & Gallery’s 40% consignment rate. Works listed “not for sale” should include an insurance value of the piece. Artist shall receive their 60% of the sales price within 60 days of the close of the exhibition. Craven Arts Council & Gallery shall handle all sales tax and credit card fees associated with the sale of works.
*All works will be insured by Craven Arts Council & Gallery up to a value of $2500, from the date of drop off through the date of pick up. Any works not picked up by the end of the exhibition shall not be covered by insurance after that date. Any works left at Craven Arts Council & Gallery for more than 6 months after the end of the exhibition shall become the property of Craven Arts Council & Gallery.
*Artist reserves all rights to the reproduction of the Works in any manner. However, Artist grants permission for the reproduction of such Works by Council for promotional and other business purposes.
*Nudity is allowed in the exhibition; however, CAC&G reserves the right to not display any works it considers to be inappropriate, malicious, defamatory, plagiarized, vexatious or otherwise intended to cause prejudice, or found to be in violation of county, state, or federal law. This right may be exercised without informing the originator of the content of the removal.