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Schwa Show: A National Juried Art Exhibition
Emerge Gallery & Art Center
404 S. Evans Street
Greenville, NC 27858

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: North Carolina
Entry Deadline: 8/29/20
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5
Entry Fee (Emerge Gallery and Art Center): $20.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00

This exhibition is open to artists in any media and subject matter. Artists must be age 18 and up. All work must have been completed in the past 3 years and never previously exhibited at Emerge. All pieces must fit through a standard sized door. Work must be available for entire exhibition. Video entries are accepted, but special equipment must be provided. Work must be “ready to hang” or will not be eligible.

Each artist may submit up to 5 entries. The entry fee is $20 for three entries and $5 for each additional entry with a limit of five entries. All work must be labeled with title and artist at time of delivery, if accepted.

Entries must be submitted online by Saturday, August 29, 2020.
Artwork that is accepted must be received by Wednesday, September 23, 2020, if shipped. If hand delivered, artwork must be received Thursday, September 24 between 1-8pm or Saturday, September 26 between 1-4pm.

Accepted work must be picked up on either Thursday, October 29 between 1-8pm or Saturday, October 31 between 1-3pm, or must have a prepaid mailing label for return shipping. Work left after pick-up date will become property of Emerge Gallery, unless other arrangements are made.

There will be three cash awards:
1st Place - $500
2nd Place - $250
3rd Place - $100

It is assumed that all work is for sale unless noted with an insurance value. Emerge will retain a 40% commission (30% for East Carolina University Students). If work is not for sale, an insurance value must be given and NFS stated or work will not be insured. Payment will be mailed within 45 days of the end of the exhibition.


October 2-29, 2020. The opening reception will be held on Friday, October 2nd from 5-8pm.

E-mail or call (252) 551-6947
Hours of Operation: Tuesday–Thursday 1-8:30pm, Saturday: 1pm–4pm


Marlene True is a metalsmith with a passion for working with repurposed materials. She has taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft, Peters Valley, and West Dean College in the UK. Marlene earned her MFA at East Carolina University and her BFA at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Marlene's work is in the permanent collections of the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, The Racine Museum of Art in Racine Wisconsin and the Enamel Arts Foundation in Los Angeles, CA. She volunteers extensively for the Society of North American Goldsmiths, where she also served on the board. Marlene is committed to craft education, and as the Executive Director of Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft in Columbia, NC, she enjoys creating studio learning opportunities.

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