All artists 18 years and older who are residents of NC and SC.

Gallery 27 members may submit 1 entry at no charge, then $5 for each additional piece. Limit 3 pieces.

Non-members pay $35 for up to 3 pieces. Age of artwork doesn’t matter.  Painting, drawing, sculpture, jewelry, photography, printmaking and fiber are eligible.


First Place $100, Second Place $75, Third Place $50, Merit Award $25


This year our judge is Lise Swenson, former executive director of the Hickory Museum of Art. Lise Swensson served as executive director of the Hickory Museum of Art from 2003-2017. Before that, she was director of the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News, Va., from 1995 to 2003. She also has been chief art curator at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, S.C., director of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, S.C., and a high school teacher and coach.


All work must be framed or gallery wrapped with sides finished – no staples on sides and over an inch width – and properly wired for hanging. No saw tooth hangers. All works should be prepared in a simple, professional manner and be ready for display. There is no size limit for 2D works. Works on paper should be matted and framed under glass and mats must be neat and clean. Three-dimensional works will be limited to 200 lbs. and must sit solidly on flat surface. The artist is responsible for assembling and positioning heavy or large pieces.

All works must be available for sale.

A commission of 30% will be retained on all sales of members. A commission of 40% will be retain on all non-members. Works will be selected by a juror and prizes will be selected by a judge. Sold pieces will be removed at time of purchase. Each artist will carry their own insurance if desired. Any artist selling a piece of their own work that needs to be shipped will assume that responsibility.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Liz McKay,
Stacey Pilkington-Smith,
Gallery Hours:  Wed-Thurs 11am-5pm, Friday 11 am-7pm & Sat 10am-2pm

Requirements of the Artist

  • Artists are encouraged to attend. Attendance at the exhibits affects the success of the gallery.
  • Artist attending should arrive an hour to thirty minutes before the show begins.
  • Dress semi- formal
  • Artists are encouraged to bring food and beverages to the opening.
  • Artists are also responsible for sharing the event, or ads provided by the gallery, on social media sites and send out any material to collectors, friends, associates, and family to attend the event.


Important Dates

Take In Dates: July 22, 27, 28, 29 & August 2 (please see operating hours)

Reception and Awards:  Saturday, August 5, 2017  7-9 PM

Pickup Dates:  Wednesday, September 6, 2017   11am – 5 pm

Thursday, September 7, 2017   11am – 5 pm