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Hillsborough Gallery of Arts

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts presents

A Juried Fine Art Exhibit
January 7 -  31, 2019 at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts

121 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC  27278


CALL FOR ENTRIES: Hillsborough Gallery of Arts will celebrate the start of the new year by hosting a juried fine art exhibit from January 7 - 31, 2019. All North Carolina two-dimensional and three-dimensional fine artists are encouraged to apply. Guest juror for the awards will be John Coffey, Curator of American and Modern Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Work will be displayed at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts with a reception on Friday, January 25, 2019, 6 - 9 pm.




Call For Artists: August 10, 2018 - October 10, 2018  Entry Deadline: OCTOBER 10, 2018.


Accepted pieces must be hand-delivered to the gallery on Saturday, January 5, 10 - 6 pm or Sunday,

January 6, 12 - 4 pm, 2019.


Guest Juror for Awards: John Coffey, Curator of American and Modern Art for the NC Museum of Art.

Show Chair: Alice Levinson



Call For Artists ……….……....….....August 10 - October 10, 2018

Entry deadline ……….……....….....Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6 pm

Notification of acceptance mailed or emailed ……….……....…..... Week of October 31, 2018

Hand-delivery of accepted pieces ……….……....….....Sat., Jan. 5, 10 - 6 pm & Sun., Jan. 6, 12 - 4 pm

Opening Reception ……….……....….....Friday, January 25, 2019, 6 - 9 pm

Dates of the exhibit ……….……....….....Monday, January 7 to Thursday, January 31, 2019

Pick up of unsold art  ……….……....….....Fri., Feb. 1 and Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11 am - 5 pm



Best in Show                          

Distinction in 2D        

Distinction in 3D

People's Choice Award





METHOD OF SELECTION:  Artwork will be accepted for the exhibit on the basis of digital images.  Please remember that poor quality images can diminish the appearance of good artwork. 


Hillsborough Gallery of Arts (HGA) reserves the right to refuse any art not accurately represented by the digital images submitted.


Artists may enter up to two works, one view of each two-dimensional work, up to two views of each three-dimensional work. The submitted work must be available for the duration of the exhibit.


No substitutions will be allowed.


ELIGIBILITY: Artists must be at least 18 years of age and live in North Carolina. Original works in all fine art, 2D & 3D media are eligible.


Work must have been completed within the last three years. No mass-produced prints or reproductions will be accepted. Hand-pulled prints, original digital prints and photographs are acceptable. Photographers should enter the first edition of a print run. All artwork must be the exhibitors original idea and be created independently by the exhibitor.


All accepted artwork must be hand delivered to HGA on the January 5 or 6, 2019.


ENTERING IMAGES:  Artists will enter their images online at  For help photographing your work, go to


 *     For best results the longest side of an image should be 1920 pixels. Resolution should be 72 dpi. Images should be in JPEG format.

 *      For 2-D work, enter both the dimensions of artwork itself AND the dimensions of artwork with FRAME.

 *      The image should show the artwork only, without the frame.

 *     List ALL materials and techniques used in producing the artwork (e.g. not just “mixed media”) .

 *       We suggest photographing 3D artwork with a neutral background.

 *      If artists need help entering their images, they should email or call 949-287-8645.

 *     The specific work(s) entered must be available for the exhibit and for sale.  No other work may be substituted or exchanged for any reason, so please carefully consider your choice of works submitted.

 *       The entry form is considered a contract between Hillsborough Gallery of Arts and the submitter.



*      Two-dimensional pieces may not exceed 36 inches in width INCLUDING FRAME and must weigh less than 50 pounds. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.

*       All two-dimensional pieces must be finished in a professional manner with wire attachment and be ready to hang. No ‘alligatortype hangers.

*       Canvases must be suitably framed or gallery wrapped with no visible staples or unpainted sides. Artwork with wet paint will not be accepted.

*       Artwork requiring specific hanging supplies and/or special lighting, may be submitted, but artist is responsible for providing any specific equipment needed for installation.


3D SIZE LIMITATIONS AND PRESENTATION: Free-standing 3D work cannot be over six feet high or wider than 24 inches nor weigh more than 50 pounds. Three-dimensional work that is not free-standing must fit on a 12” x 12” pedestal and weigh less than 50 pounds. All artwork must be structurally sound and movable by one person.




SALES:  All artwork will be for sale through the gallery. Artists will receive 60% of the sales price, and HGA will retain a 40% commission. Artists will be notified within 72 hours of a completed sale. Checks will be mailed out mid-February.


ENTRY FEES: Each artist may submit up to two entries for a single fee of $35.


INSURANCE:  HGA will take every reasonable precaution to prevent loss or damage to artistswork but will not be responsible for any loss or damage. Artists are responsible for insurance of their work during the show.


REPRODUCTION OF IMAGES:  Entry of images for the exhibition constitutes agreement to the conditions set forth in this prospectus. The artist grants HGA permission to photograph any work accepted for the exhibit for archival purposes or for publicity, including for publications, slideshows, film, or television programs which are produced or sponsored by or with the permission of HGA or for the HGA website,


PICKING UP WORK: All work not sold must be picked up Friday, February 1 or Saturday, February 2, 2019 between 11am and 5pm.  Any work held after February 2 will be charged a $5/day storage fee.



Owned and operated by local artists, Hillsborough Gallery of Arts represents established artists exhibiting fine art and fine craft. The emphasis is on cooperation, mutual encouragement, and giving the arts a more visible presence in the town of Hillsborough. Artworks include oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, encaustic, sculpture, ceramics, photography, fiber art, jewelry, glass, metal, mosaics, enamels, and wood. Opportunities arise for new members when a current member leaves the gallery. Interested artists can fill out a waiting list form to be notified when there is an opening.  Forms are available on the HGA website.

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