Calling All Artists

Four opportunities to strut your stuff; what more could you wish for?

Cary Visual Art has issued its Spring Call for Artists, in four separate events aimed at building community through educational and public art programs.

Here’s the info:

Public Art in Focus Workshop

Deadline: Feb. 20

Cary Visual Art is partnering with Transitions LifeCare (formerly Hospice of Wake County) to conduct an art therapy workshop for middle and high school-aged teens who are coping with grief. The workshop is scheduled to take place in early April.

Artists are invited to submit proposals for a workshop designed to explore the emotions experienced as a result of the death or prolonged illness of a loved one.

This is the second year CVA has provided free artist-led educational workshops to underserved groups.

Cary Visual Art Community Gallery Program Fall/Winter Show at Apollo Medical Center

Deadline: March 5

Be part of CVA’s newest Community Gallery at Apollo Medical Center in Cary! Artists are invited to apply to exhibit in this six-month gallery of hang-ready 2-D artwork.

The Community Gallery Program plays an important role in CVA’s mission to encourage the production and placement of art in the Cary community. Modeled after the successful galleries at WakeMed Cary Hospital, the program now includes area businesses displaying art in public lobbies, meeting spaces, hallways and atriums.

Cary Visual Art Young Cary Artist Educational Scholarship

Deadline: March 13

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a local high school senior who has demonstrated extensive service to the arts in his/her school or community, and has been accepted into an accredited college, community college or university.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, community involvement, leadership potential, and extracurricular activities.

Cary Visual Art Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Deadline: March 20

The Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition has been beautifying downtown Cary since 2007, displaying the works of 12 nationally recognized artists along Academy Street for 10 months. The 2015 exhibition will run from July 17 of this year through June 17, 2016.

All of the works are available for purchase, and several past exhibiting sculptures are now displayed on street corners, outside of local shops, in parks, and throughout the town. The show offers a $1,500 honorarium and a $3,000 Best in Show Award.

Juror for the 2015 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is Clifford T. Chieffo, whose paintings and prints are included in major collections such as the Library of Congress, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian, and the White House.

Chieffo maintains a studio and residence in Cary, and holds the position of Visiting Distinguished Research Scholar at N.C. State University while he is writing The Gabo Project–a Memoir, a book about his years working for internationally known Russian-American Constructivist sculptor Naum Gabo.

To apply for any of these artists’ opportunities, see

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