Third Annual Carolina’s Got Art! Call for Artists Across North and South Carolina

Highly Anticipated Jurored Art Competition Open to Local Professional and Amateur Artists

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Elder Gallery

Elder Gallery Plays Host In 2013

I've been thoroughly impressed with the quality and breadth of the work entered, the prestigious jurors, and above all the professionalism and efficiency with which the show is run.

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) February 20, 2013

Carolina’s Got Art! (CGA!), North and South Carolina’s most anticipated jurored art exhibition and sale sponsored by Belk, is encouraging artists to enter its third annual competition. CGA! is open to both professional and amateur artists and accepts all mediums including paintings, photography, sculptures, woven pieces and ceramics. The competition offers local artists a unique opportunity gain exposure for their work among potential buyers, receive recognition in the art community and compete for $15,000 in cash and prizes.

Participating artists will have their work reviewed by this year’s juror, Lance Esplund, art critic for Bloomberg News, and former chief art critic at the New York Sun and Wall Street Journal. Esplund will select pieces to hang in Elder Gallery in South End during a month-long show in May, giving artists an opportunity to sell their work in one of the city’s premier art galleries. For artists not selected, there will be a second show, jurored by Larry Elder, owner of Elder Gallery, where 40-50 pieces will be chosen to hang in the gallery during the month of June. All artists will be featured in “Through the Juror’s Eyes” a virtual show to display and sell all submitted work during both months.

New to 2013’s show is a partnership with local guilds and galleries in eight Carolina cities to provide local pick up and drop off for chosen artwork. "I am thrilled to partner with Carolina’s Got Art! as they provide our local artists exposure and inclusion in a very high-quality art exhibit,” says Wendyth Wells, owner of City Art in Columbia, SC, one of the eight intake locations across both states. “The fee of $35 is a small given the tremendous opportunity to reach an audience of discernment and true appreciation of creativity.”

"Carolina's Got Art is not your typical juried show,” says Raleigh resident and 2010 First Prize winner, Ashlynn Browning. “As a two-time participant, I've been thoroughly impressed with the quality and breadth of the work entered, the prestigious jurors, and above all the professionalism and efficiency with which the show is run. I highly recommend entering CGA for the experience...and admittedly, the generous prize money is an extra incentive as well."

The entry fee is $35 and all entries must be completed by March 15, 2103. To register, artists can visit http://www.carolinasgotart.com. Artists may enter up to three pieces and all work must be original, for sale and created within the past two years.

About Carolina’s Got Art!

In 2009, as a reaction the economy’s impact on local artists, Charlotte gallery owner, Larry Elder, brought Carolina’s Got Art! to life In an effort to provide financial support to struggling Carolina artists. Fashioned after the very popular Springs Mills art shows of the ‘70s and ‘80s, CGA! has emerged as the pre-eminent exhibition and sale in the Southeast, distributing over $30,000 in cash and prizes and providing artists a professional venue to display and sell their work to thousands of potential buyers. For more information: http://www.carolinasgotart.com

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