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8th Annual Drawing Discourse Exhibition
University of North Carolina Asheville
Asheville, NC

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Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: International
State: North Carolina
Entry Deadline: 11/20/16
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (8th Annual Drawing Discourse Exhibition Entry Fee): $30.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00

EXHIBITION:  As part of an ongoing commitment to promote drawing practices in the visual arts, the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville) invites artists to submit entries to a Juried International Exhibition of contemporary drawing.  UNC Asheville seeks to examine drawing as it is practiced and defined by today’s artists.  Such an exhibition will demonstrate the continued significance of drawing through both conventional and innovative methods.  Accepted work will be exhibited in UNC Asheville’s S. Tucker Cooke Gallery from January 20, 2017 through February 17, 2017.  Esteemed juror, Scott Noel, will be present and open the exhibition with a lecture about his practice on January 20, 2017; an opening reception for Drawing Discourse will follow immediately after the lecture.


ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older.  All work must be original, completed in the past two years and cannot have been exhibited at The University of North Carolina Asheville before.  It is at the juror’s discretion to choose single or multiple works from each artist’s submission.  

MEDIA: In effort to support the breadth in international contemporary drawing, media is open to any traditional or experimental drawing media including but not limited to two or three-dimensional works, video or installation. Size is open to works that can fit through a standard set of double doors, 10’6” ceiling height and up to 36’ for both floor and wall space.   

CATALOGUE: A full color catalogue of the exhibition will be printed.  Each accepted artist will receive one complimentary copy, additional copies will be available for purchase.  View previous catalogues at using search words “Drawing Discourse”

AWARDS: $2000 in cash prizes, as chosen in person by the juror, will be awarded during the exhibition opening reception. This award amount has doubled this year due to the generous contribution from Professor Emeritus, S. Tucker Cooke.  

JUROR: Scott Noel received his BFA at Washington University in Saint Louis and is currently a professor of drawing and Painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  Noel has curated exhibitions for museums, including The Evidence of the Senses at the Woodmere Art Museum in 1990 and Imaginative Affinities: Echoes of Edwin Dickinson in Contemporary American Painting at PAFA in 2002. He has been active writing catalog essays for artists: Lennart Anderson, Larry Day, Rose Naftulin and Sangram Majumdar. Noel has mounted over thirty solo exhibitions at museums, galleries and universities as well as many group shows nationwide. Solo shows have appeared at the State Museum in Harrisburg, the University of Virginia, the Bowery Gallery, the Painting Center and he has a long history of exhibitions at the More Gallery, Mangel Art Gallery and Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia. Noel’s work is included in numerous private, public and corporate collections. He has received grants from the Bader Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Independence Foundation as well as a fellowship to the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. His work has been reviewed in Arts and Art in America and he has twice been profiled in American Artist.

ONLINE IMAGE SUBMISSIONS:  Submissions are accepted only via CaFÉ (Call for Entry) at  There is no additional fee to use the CaFÉ online application system.  All entries must be uploaded using this online system.  Please do not upload digital images that contain borders or text info that is not part of the original work. Applications must be received by Midnight, Novermber 20, 2016 (Mountain Time) 

ENTRY FEE: Each artist may submit one image for a non-refundable fee of $30.  Each additional image, including detail images, are a additional non-refundable fee of $5 each, limit 6 images total ($55 max). The entry fee does not cover shipping expenses.  Credit cards are accepted forms of payment via CaFÉ online submission.  

NOTIFICATION:  All entries will recieve a CaFÉ email notification of juror’s results no later than Dec. 9, 2016.  Please check your spam folder if you do not recieve an email or check status on the CaFÉ website under My CaFÉ Entries.

ACCEPTED WORKS:  Accepted works must arrive ready to install between January 9-13, 2017.  Pieces received outside of this time frame may not be exhibited.  Work should not exceed 100lbs and should be able to fit through a standard set of double doors.  The University reserves the right to exclude any work that is not professionally presented. Please note: this does not infer that works have to be framed and under glass (especially larger works).  All works must remain on display for the entire exhibition.  Shipped works should be packed in reusable containers.  DO NOT use styrofoam peanuts when packing artwork.  Artwork should be shipped prepaid via UPS, USPS, DHL or Fed Ex, and must be accompained with a prepaid return shipping label. COD deliveries will not be accepted.  Artwork may be hand delivered to the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery during normal operating hours; Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Hand delivered entries may be picked up between Feb. 20-21, 2017 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Accepted work left for 30 days after the designated return dates will be disposed, at the discretion of the coordinator.

SALES:  Sales will be encouraged and a 30% commission will be retained by UNC Asheville from the retail price listed on entry form.  All work will be available for purchase unless indicated NFS on the entry form.  

QUESTIONS:  All questions may be directed to Associate Professor, Tamie Beldue at

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