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Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Resolutions 2022

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts presents


A Juried Fine Art Exhibit

January 5 - 22, 2022 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 5 - January 22, 2022. All North Carolina two-dimensional and three-dimensional fine artists are encouraged to apply. Guest juror for the awards will be Linda Dougherty, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art, North Carolina Museum of Art.  Work will be displayed at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts. The opening reception will be on Friday, January 7, 2022, 6 - 9 pm, COVID precautions permitting.  





Call For Artists: August 1, 2021 - October 1, 2021. 

Entry Deadline: OCTOBER 1, 2021.

Accepted pieces must be hand-delivered to the gallery on Sunday, January 2 or Monday, January 3, 11am - 5 pm.


Guest Juror for Awards: Linda Dougherty, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art,

                                          North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC.

Show Chair: Alice Levinson 



Call For Artists ………………………….…………………………..……..August 1 - October 1, 2021

Entry deadline ………………………………………………………….Friday, October 1, 2021, 6 pm

Notification of acceptance mailed or emailed ……………..…..…….……… October 31, 2021

Hand-delivery of accepted pieces………….……Sunday, Jan. 2 & Monday,, Jan. 3, 11am - 5 pm

Dates of the exhibit……………………...…Wednesday, January 5 to Saturday, January 22, 2022

      Opening reception (COVID precautions permitting).……………....…Friday Jan 7, 2022, 6 - 9 pm

Pick up of unsold art ……………..……..........................................Sunday, Jan. 23, 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 and be for sale.


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 exhibitor’s original idea and be created independently by the exhibitor. 


All accepted artwork must be hand delivered to HGA on January 2 or 3, 2022. 


ENTERING IMAGES:  Artists should 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 to submit. 
  • 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 ‘alligator’ type 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 the 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 in 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 artists’ work 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 on Sunday, January 23, 2022 between 11am and 5pm.  For any work held after January 23 the artist will be charged a $5/day storage fee.


RECEPTION:  We expect the threat of COVID to be contained by January, 2022.  Should the virus still pose a serious problem, we may need to cancel the reception and/or make other adjustments.



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 current members leave the gallery. Interested artists can fill out a waiting list form in order to be notified when there is an opening.  Forms are available on the HGA website.






This program is supported in part by a grant from the Orange County Arts Commission.

(funding from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.)


Support is also provided by a grant from the Orange County Emergency Small Business Funding Program.


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