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The Schwa Show
Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 South Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27858

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: North Carolina
Entry Deadline: 8/21/21
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

The Schwa Show is a national juried competition recognizing excellence in fine arts and crafts.

An artist, collector of craft, and a teacher, Jerry Jackson holds a master’s degree in Fine Arts from East Carolina University. His interests include ceramics and painting. Jerry has long been a community leader, serving on the boards of nonprofits including United Way, chambers, and arts and educational institutions. 

Jackson is the current executive director of John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. Jackson previously served as deputy director of Penland School of Crafts. Prior to his decade at Penland, Jackson was executive director of Rocky Mount Arts Center, where he provided leadership and vision for the largest historic preservation site in the southeastern United States.

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 5 entries. All work must be labeled with title and artist at time of delivery, if accepted.  Apply by going to under Artists and Artist Opportunities and clicking the direct link to apply by 11:59pm MST on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

Accepted work must be received by Wednesday, September 22 if shipped or hand delivered by Thursday, September 23 between 1:00pm - 8:00pm or Friday, September 24, 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

Accepted work must be picked up on either Friday, October 29 or Saturday, October 30 between 1:00pm - 4:00pm or must have a prepaid mailing label for return shipping. Prepaid labels are preferred over postage stamps. Work left after the pick-up date will become property of Emerge Gallery unless other arrangements are made.

October 1-28, 2021.
The opening reception will be held on Friday, October 1st, from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

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

E-mail or call (252) 551-6947
Current Hours of Operation: Sunday-Monday: Closed, Tuesday - Thursday: 1:00pm – 8:30pm and Friday-Saturday: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

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.

Emerge Gallery will provide insurance for accepted work during the exhibition dates only. Work will not be insured after Saturday, October 30, 2021. Work will be insured only for the artist’s portion of the sales price, 60 percent of the sales price, maximum of $5,000. Insurance value must be a realistic value and may be questioned. Proof of similar sales will be requested, if necessary.

Consent to reproduce for publicity, catalog, or entry constitutes agreement to all conditions.

A non-profit arts organization, Home of the Pitt County Arts Council, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Pitt County by promoting artists and arts organizations, educating through the arts, and making the arts accessible to the entire community. Emerge Gallery & Art Center also offers a variety of workshops and classes for youth and adults in pottery, metal design/jewelry, painting, drawing, and much more. The facility has two galleries with rotating exhibitions and a sales gallery featuring local art. The Youth Public Arts Project & Art is Good Medicine are two outreach programs benefitting at-risk youth and those affected by cancer.

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