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The Schwa Show

The Schwa Show is a national juried competition recognizing excellence in fine art and crafts.

Entries Due (digital submission): November 10, 2017
Exhibition Dates: January 5 - 27, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, January 5, 5 until 8 p.m.

To view prospectus and submission forms, click here.

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HOliday artist market

The Holiday Artist Market is Emerge Gallery's annual holiday sale featuring handmade fine arts and crafts.  The gallery is set up in a boothstyle with each booth featuring one artist or business.  The sale will kick off with a ticketed preview night on Thursday, November 30th, and the show will remain up through December 22nd.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 22
Ticketed Preview Event: Thursday, November 30, 5 until 8 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: December 1 - 22, 2017
Artwalk Reception: Friday, December 1, 5 until 8 p.m.

Download a pdf of the Holiday Artist Market Application.

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HOliday Mug sale

Sell your mugs at Emerge during the month of December!  Handmade mugs are a favorite and popular gift every year.  We have great holiday events bringing in foot traffic with tons of people to shop and buy.  Sales will be sold on a normal commission basis of 60/40 (60% going to the artist and 40% being retained by Emerge.)

Application Deadline: Friday, October 20
Mug Sale Dates: November 30 - December 22, 2017

Download a pdf of the Holiday Mug Sale Application.

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Chili Bowl Sale

HOliday bowl sale

Sell your bowls at Emerge during the month of December!  Handmade bowls are a favorite and popular gift every year.  We have great holiday events bringing in foot traffic with tons of people to shop and buy.  Sales will be sold on a normal commission basis of 60/40 (60% going to the artist and 40% being retained by Emerge.) We will be having a Chili Bowl Sale on December 13th from 11am - 2pm.

Application Deadline: Friday, October 20
Bowls Sale Dates: November 30 - December 22, 2017

Download a pdf of the Holiday Bowl Sale Application.

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The Downeast

The Downeast is a National Juried Sculpture exhibition.

Entries Due (digital submission): Saturday, January 20, 2018
Indoor Exhibition Dates: March 2-30, 2018
Outdoor Exhibition Dates: March 2018 - February 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2, 5 until 8 p.m.

Download a pdf of the Downeast Prospectus and Application.


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Piratefest juried fine arts application

PirateFest is a large outdoor cultural celebration offering fun, food, art, and entertainment for everybody with more than 30,000 attendees annually.  The Juried Fine Arts Area will showcase beautiful one-of-a-kind art available from more than 40 exhibiting artists including mediums of all types - pottery, jewelry, wood, painting, and more!  Bring your doubloons!  Purse of $1,000 available in juried fine arts awards.

Apply early and save!  Early Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Final Application Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Festival Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018

More details and pdfs of application can be found at www.piratefestnc.com.

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Join us for this FREE seminar brought to you by PCC’s Small Business Center and Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge !

Arts and business go hand in hand. Pitt Community College’s Small Business Center is proud to partner with Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge to bring local artists a series of free workshops about business in the world of art.  Seminars will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. at Emerge Gallery & Art Center. Even though workshops are free, pre-registration is encouraged.

The website for registration is www.ncsbc.net.  From here, click on "Contact Your Local SBC" and then choose Pitt County from the map. There will be a listing of all of the SBC classes including the workshops below that will be held at Emerge.   Registration opens 30 days prior to the date of the class.  

november 15, 2017 – SOCIAL Media for the working artist

Creating a consistent presence on social media to highlight your work and document your process, and grow your network.  Creating a living portfolio where people can experience your world through your eyes.  Facebook and Instagram content will be the focus of this class.  Cost: FREE Presenter: Erica Letchworth

Personal laptops are encouraged, but not required. Limited computers will be available.


January 24, 2018 - Bookkeeping and Taxes for the Artist

To successfully operate your business, you need to understand Federal and State Tax Reporting Requirement. In this workshop you will learn: Applying for a Federal Identification Number, Forms of Business Organizations, Choosing a Paid Tax Preparer, Keeping Good Business Records, Accounting Methods, Bookkeeping Systems, and Understanding the Form 1040 Schedule C. Cost: FREE Presenter: Erica Letchworth


February 21, 2018 - Grant Writing

This course is the introduction grant writing in which the students will learn about the parts of the grant proposal and how to structure a grant proposal. The students will begin to set up their grant proposal in this class..  Cost: FREE Presenter: Erica Letchworth

Personal laptops are encouraged, but not required. Limited computers will be available.


March 21, 2018 - The Name of the Game: Recruit and Retain

In order to recruit and retain people there are four main areas for discussion: Reducing Turnover and Keeping the Best Employees, Sourcing Potential Candidates, Interview Processes, and Qualities to Look for in Potential Candidates Cost: FREE Presenter: Erica Letchworth

Personal laptops are encouraged, but not required. Limited computers will be available.


April 18, 2018- Writing a Marketing Plan

So you have an idea for a product or service that's bound to capture the hearts and minds (and wallets) of consumers everywhere! Wait a minute! Have you really determined whether there really is a market for your product or service? This course will give you the means to determine your market and your competition, saving you from a death sentence for your product of service. Cost: FREE Presenter: Erica Letchworth

Personal laptops are encouraged, but not required. Limited computers will be available.