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Last updated May 31, 2017 - 10:37 am
Wilders Grove Solid Waste Services Facility; Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center; Art-On-The-Move; Art on City Plaza

Image above (left to right) - Artworks by: Matt McConnell, Lee Cherry & Marc Russo for Wilders Grove Solid Waste Services Facility; Vega Metals for Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center; Ijeoma Onuh for Art-On-The-Move; Patrick McDonald for Art on City Plaza

2018-2019 Block Gallery Exhibition Series

Block Gallery Call for Artists

CALL FOR ARTISTS

2018-2019 Block Gallery Exhibition Series

Raleigh, North Carolina

The Office of Raleigh Arts invites artists and curators 18 years of age or older, residing or working in Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange or Wake County for at least one year (by August 11, 2017), to submit work for exhibition in the City of Raleigh’s Block Gallery for exhibition years 2018 and 2019. Artists or curators who have exhibited or curated at Block Gallery or Block2 since July 2016 are not eligible to apply.

Application Requirements

Please submit the following for consideration (all written materials to be submitted as pdf or Word files). Jpegs should be no larger than 96 dpi and should not exceed 1MB. All files must include artist's name and title of work (eg: smith-painting2.jpg; smith-bio.doc).

  • Résumé, including current address and contact information (no more than 2 pages)
  • Artist Statement (not to exceed 1 page)
  • If submitting as a curator, a brief proposal not to exceed 350 words
  • 5 jpeg images of works (not to exceed 96 dpi or 1MB)
  • Image list corresponding to jpegs (artist, title, date, dimensions in inches)

Directions for Submission

As a part of the City of Raleigh’s sustainability initiative, we encourage the reduction of paper use. To that end, please submit materials in one of the following ways:

  1. Submit through our Wufoo form
  2. Email documents to stacy.bloom-rexrode@raleighnc.gov Subject line: Block Gallery Call for Artists
  3. Upload files to our dropbox site. For access, please email stacy.bloom-rexrode@raleighnc.gov

Submission Deadline

All materials must be received no later than Friday, August 11, 2017 at 5pm EDT. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit in advance of the deadline so that any unforeseen problems with the materials can be addressed.

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • Artists applying to Block Gallery must have participated in two juried or invitational shows in the past five years.
  • Commercial gallery representatives are not eligible to apply on behalf of artists or as curators. Artists represented by a commercial gallery are eligible to apply individually.
  • All artists included in curators’ proposals must meet the eligibility requirements for artists who apply individually.

Additional Information

Connecting local artists to community through ongoing exhibitions and public outreach, Block Gallery was dedicated in 2006 to honor Miriam Preston Block, a former Raleigh City Council member and community leader. Greeting all visitors to the Raleigh Municipal Building, Block Gallery’s marble walls and elegant staircase provide an ideal setting for showcasing original artworks. Exhibits change every 8-12 weeks.

Managed by the City of Raleigh’s Office of Raleigh Arts, the gallery is located on the first and second floors of the City’s Municipal Building downtown at 222 West Hargett St. and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday except on holidays.

The Office of Raleigh Arts – a division of the City of Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department – supports and promotes the arts in Raleigh by administering the programs of the Raleigh Arts Commission and the Public Art and Design Board and overseeing the Pullen and Sertoma Arts Centers.

For more information on Block Gallery, visit www.raleighnc.gov or contact Stacy Bloom Rexrode, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at 919-996-4687 or stacy.bloom-rexrode@raleighnc.gov.

Envision St. Augustines

envision St. Agnes

envision Saint Agnes
a placemaking /artmaking event

Calling all artists, art lovers and creative thinkers!

Join us on Saint Augustine’s University campus for a day of making art and joy inspired by Saint Agnes Hospital. Bring your crayons, cameras, markers and imagination and put them to work honoring, portraying and recreating this historic Raleigh landmark.

April 8 Event Activities Schedule at 1315 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27610:

Events located (or beginning) in the Prezell Robinson Library -

  • 8 am - 10 am - Early Bird Artists Breakfast
  • 10 am - 12 pm - African American History Walking Tour w/ Tom Hancock
  • 12 pm - 1 pm - Hands-on Activities for Kids
  • 1 pm – 3 pm - Documentary Screening – “Saint Agnes the Untold Story” and a Discussion w/ Irene Clark; Hands-on Activities for Kids
  • 3 pm - 5 pm - Watercolor Workshop w/Linda Dallas

Events located on Saint Agnes site -

  • 6:30am – 8 am - Sunrise Photography Session
  • 10 am – 12 pm - I Was Born at Saint Agnes Composite Photography Session w/ Mike Aliff; I wish this was…Activity
  • 12 pm - 1 pm - I Was Born at Saint Agnes Composite Photography Session w/ Mike Aliff; I wish this was…Activity
  • 1 pm – 3 pm - I wish this was…Activity
  • 3 pm - 5 pm - Urban Sketching w/ Scott Renk
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Sunset Photography Session

*Enjoy some curbside cuisine at the more than 6 food trucks on the sites.

The Site – Saint Agnes Hospital

Built in 1908 from stones quarried from Saint Augustine’s campus, this four-story structure was the second home of Saint Agnes Hospital (1896 -1961). Known as “The Healing Place”, Saint Agnes served the African-American community for 65 years providing both nurses training and medical care. In 1922, it was referred to as the only well-equipped hospital for Negros between Washington DC and New Orleans, serving not only North Carolina but adjacent Virginia and South Carolina. Today, the empty shell remains a beautiful edifice that reminds us of its valuable past and beckons toward a vital future.

The Next Step

Submit your Saint Agnes inspired art to be considered for the envision Saint Agnes exhibition scheduled for September 27 – November 10, 2017 at Block Gallery located in the Raleigh Municipal Building. Submit a jpg no larger than 2MB with Artist’s Name, Title, Medium, Size and Price. Artists agree to donate 30% of all sales from this exhibition toward creating a student designed public artwork that celebrates Saint Agnes.

Directions for Submission

As a part of the City of Raleigh’s sustainability initiative, we encourage the reduction of paper use. To that end, please submit materials in one of the following ways:

  1. Submit through our Wufoo form
  2. Email documents to stacy.bloom-rexrode@raleighnc.gov. Subject line: Saint Agnes Call.
  3. Upload files to our FTP site. For access, please email stacy.bloom-rexrode@raleighnc.gov.

Submission Deadline

All materials must be received no later than Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 5pm EDT. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit in advance of the deadline so that any unforeseen problems with the materials can be addressed. Notification of the jury selections will be sent by Friday, September 1, 2017 with delivery and exhibition details.

Additional Information

Connecting local artists to community through ongoing exhibitions and public outreach, Block Gallery was dedicated in 2006 to honor Miriam Preston Block, a former Raleigh City Council member and community leader. Greeting all visitors to the Raleigh Municipal Building, Block Gallery’s marble walls and elegant staircase provide an ideal setting for showcasing original artworks. Exhibits change every 8-12 weeks.

Managed by the City of Raleigh’s Office of Raleigh Arts, the gallery is located on the first and second floors of the City’s Municipal Building downtown at 222 West Hargett St. and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday except on holidays.

The Office of Raleigh Arts – a division of the City of Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department – supports and promotes the arts in Raleigh by administering the programs of the Raleigh Arts Commission and the Public Art and Design Board and overseeing the Pullen and Sertoma Arts Centers.

For more information on the Block Gallery, contact Stacy Bloom Rexrode, Block Gallery coordinator, at 919-996-4687 or stacy.bloom-rexrode@raleighnc.gov.

Block2 Call for Video Artists

Block2 Call for Artists

Call For Video Artists - Raleigh Art's Block2 Video Series is an outdoor visual platform for video, digital and new media artists. Viewed after dark, the changing videos aim to expand a viewer's notion of what visual art is and introduce the community to new artists, ideas, and experimental mediums.

If you are interested in submitting material to be considered, please contact Stacy Bloom Rexrode, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at stacy.bloom-rexrode@raleighnc.gov

Sertoma Art Center now accepting submissions for gallery space through June 14

Sertoma Arts Center is now accepting submissions for its Gallery Program space for the January-December 2018 season through June 14, 2017. See submission form for more information.

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