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Arts Council of Wayne County 41st National Juried Art Show
102 North John Street

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: North Carolina
Entry Deadline: 9/18/20
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Entry Fee (Arts Council of Wayne County 41st National Juried Art Show): $50.00

Arts Council of Wayne County’s 41st National Juried Art Show




Prizes range from $100-$1,000 top prize!

    Prizes provided by our loyal sponsors.


Eligibility and Entries

Open to all artists 18 years and older.  All work must be for sale.  Work must be original and executed in the past two years.  A maximum of 5 works may be submitted.  Work must not have been exhibited in previous Arts Council of Wayne County Juried Art Exhibitions. Entries will be judged digitally through Artists are responsible for the transport or shipping of selected entries to the ACWC


Prize winners will not be announced until the opening reception on October 23rd at 6pm. The judge will give a brief presentation on each piece before awarding prizes. The Juror will award the cash prizes based solely on merit regardless of media.  Honorable mentions will be awarded at the juror’s discretion.


Acceptable mediums include paintings, graphics, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, mixed media and photography.  No slides. All work must be framed, wired, and ready for hanging or otherwise suitably prepared for exhibition or it will not be accepted. Sawtooth hangers are not acceptable. No work may exceed 4 feet in any direction.  Sculptures must be portable by not more than two persons and weigh less than 100 lbs.  The ACWC reserves the right to reject any entry that requires special installation or care.



Work must be for sale.  Sales are encouraged.  The ACWC will retain 35% commission on sales. It is the artist’s responsibility to account for said commission in sale price.


Entry fee is $50 (non-refundable) for up to 5 works.  

The Arts Council will exercise the best possible care in handling of all works and will not be held 

responsible for any damage or loss due to any cause.




August 20: Arts Council of Wayne County 41st Juried Art Show Call for Entries opens on CAFÉ (            (No physical entries will be accepted. Once digital submissions have been selected, artists are responsible for shipping or dropping off work at the ACWC before October 13th.)


 September 18: Call closes at 11:59pm


September 19-23: Entries are judged


 September 24: Artists notified via email of acceptance or rejection by 5:00pm


 September 24- October 13: Drop off or delivery of work to ACWC


October 23:    OPENING RECEPTION: 6pm - 8pm




Nov 25-30:    All unsold works from GALLERY     EXHIBIT to be picked up.  All work not picked up within 30 days of the pickup date becomes property of the Arts Council of Wayne County. (Shipped works will be shipped back in original packaging.) The ACWC will be closed on Thanksgiving day.


ACWC GALLERY HOURS: Tues-Sat, 10am to 2pm and by appointment.                






Shipped Entries 

Accepted works should arrive at the Arts Council of Wayne County between September 24, 2020, and October 13th, 2020. The artist will be responsible for all shipping costs and arrangements to and from the Arts Council of Wayne County. Shipped entries must be sent in reusable containers. Please, no packing peanuts. The ACWC will pack each piece in its original packing when available. Artists are responsible for arranging return shipping to the address of origin through their local UPS/FedEx or other shipping office at the close of the exhibition. Shipping insurance is the responsibility of the artist. The ACWC will not accept monies for shipping and is not responsible for works lost, stolen or damaged once picked up by the shipper.

  • Check your local shipper for prepaid return labels, call tag systems and printable internet shipping labels.

  • Artists may include the return label with the shipment of the work to the Arts Council of Wayne County or provide the Arts Council with a prepaid label at the close of the exhibition. 


At the conclusion of the exhibit, accepted entries may be picked up at the Arts Council of Wayne County 102 N. John Street Goldsboro, NC 27530, on Wednesday, November 25th through Saturday, November 28th from 10am-2pm, or Monday, November 30th from 10am-2pm. The ACWC will be closed Thanksgiving Day. Artists who wish to have their artwork shipped back to them must provide return shipping fees including insurance.



Mary Ann Zotto has had a dedicated studio career as a painter and holds a BA degree in Drawing and Painting from North Texas State University, an MA in Weaving and Painting from Eastern Michigan University and an MFA in Painting and Papermaking from East Carolina University. 


Her work is represented in the permanent collections of the United States Department of State Art Bank Project, the State of North Carolina Permanent Art Collection, the High Museum of Art permanent collection, the Mint Museum permanent collection and in the Wake Forest Permanent Art permanent collection.  Her paintings can also be seen in Ron Howard’s film Parenthood and the film House of Cards starring Kathleen Turner. 


Her work has also been selected for permanent collections of IBM National Headquarters in Germany, National Headquarters of Kimberly-Clark, Sealy National Headquarters, Wachovia Bank & Trust, Burroughs National Headquarters and McKinney & Sliver National Headquarters. 


Zotto’s university teaching career includes Wake Forest University, East Carolina University, Penland School and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she has been teaching art and design in the school of Filmmaking.  Ms. Zotto has been awarded several Visiting Artist residencies awarded by the North Carolina Arts Council. Ms Zotto was also selected to participate in the Penland 50th Anniversary Weeklong Retreat Celebration sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.  


Legal Agreement



All artists 18 years or older may submit works for this show. Only original works of art not previously shown at the Arts Council of Wayne County and created within the last two years are eligible. All work to be hung must be professionally framed and/or securely wired. If subject to damage, the piece must be framed under Plexiglas or glass. No clip mounting or saw-tooth hangers will be accepted. Three-dimensional work must sit solidly on a flat surface or be properly mounted for hanging. If works are not adequately prepared for display, they will be withdrawn from display. Hanging pieces must not exceed 4 feet in any direction. While there are no size restrictions on non-hanging items, it should be kept in mind that entries must be transportable and able to be displayed in a conventional-sized gallery. Gallery sculpture must not exceed 100 lbs. Entry fee is $50 (non-refundable) for up to 5 works.


The Arts Council of Wayne County gallery staff will exercise the best possible care in handling all works and will not be held responsible for any damage or loss due to any cause. The artist is responsible for the cost of shipping to/from the Arts Council of Wayne County and for shipping insurance. The ACWC reserves the right to refuse any entry and to withdraw any work from the exhibition at its discretion. The ACWC also reserves the right to photograph and reproduce any entry submitted to be used for educational or publicity purposes. At the close of the show, the ACWC will return shipped works in original packaging. All hand-delivered gallery work not picked up by 2:00pm, November 30th, 2020, becomes the property of the Arts Council of Wayne County.

The receipt of an entry in the Arts Council of Wayne County’s 41st National Juried Art Show will constitute agreement by the artist with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.


Arts Council of Wayne County

102 N. John Street Goldsboro, NC 27530


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