Present Artist Opportunies

Call for Art      Wake Forest Dance Festival                                                                    About the Wake Forest Dance Festival:

Wake Forest Arts invites you to join us for Wake Forest Dance Festival. This exciting and unique event is scheduled on Saturday, September 30 at beautiful E. Carroll Joyner Park. This event will be free and open to the public. The Wake Forest Dance Festival is the premier performance of the Wake Forest Dance Project and is directed by local resident and professional dancer, Mariya “Masha” Dashkina Maddux, former principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company in New York. 

More info can be found at

Call for Art: The Wake Forest Dance Festival invites the artists of the WFGA to create art to be used in the event poster  (possibly other prints or merchandise such as tshirts as well – to be determined).  They are now looking for art to enhance the community experience and bring artistic expression full circle. 

Theme:  The selection committee is asking for the art to bring to life the feeling of bodies in motion and the connection between dance and nature.  The committee selected three photographs that were taken at Joyner Park (photography by Larry Bass and Maksym Kolotun) and ask that the artists use these as inspiration, not duplication, for their artwork.  (photos are not posted here, however, -please contact for images and logo)  The festival already has a logo in use – it is not necessary to recreate a logo, however…the logo may also be used as inspiration. 

Medium:  Any medium is acceptable.  However, please keep in mind the inspiration source and that the final image will be used on a poster in tandem with the festival logo. The selected artist will be given credit on the festival poster.  Also, if the image is adaptable to other uses the committee may look into placing the image on tshirts etc.

Dimensions:  Original art should be no smaller than 12”w x 16” h.  Please submit your entries by email.  Your digital image should be no lower than 300dpi.  

Deadline: July 14th, 2017    Notification:   July 21st, 2017

How to apply

Please send the following info as well as your image (jpg format) to:

Pam Stevens at

Full Name

Street Address

Contact info including phone & email

Title, Medium, Size of artwork

An artist statement explaining your artwork. 



2017 Wake Forest Arts / Wake Forest Guild of Artists Showcase                            Hosted by the Renaissance Centre -Art Annex   405 South Brooks Street, Wake Forest, NC  27587

Dates / Times:                                                                                                                       Saturday, July 22nd – Showcase set up 1pm – 4pm                                                   Sunday, July 23th  – Showcase 10am -4pm                                                                 Sunday, July 23th – Showcase take down  4pm -5pm

 For those with participating in the Renaissance Centre rotating exhibit – Renaissance Centre exhibit “Animals” take down Saturday, July 22nd 12pm – 1pm   Renaissance Centre exhibit “Abstracts” installment Sunday, July 23rd starting approx 4:30pm

Purpose:  To connect the community of Wake Forest with area artists and introduce the public to the impressive variety of fine art available locally.

Art  Display

  • Exhibition space for the artists will be equivalent portions of the art annex. Please plan for approximately 6’ of linear space to hang your art.  The location of your space within the annex will be predetermined before the show.  3D artists will also have pre-set space allowances.    3D and Jewelry artists, please plan for   32” x 17” table top space.
  • Display space will be either wall space using the RC wall system, table top space, hanging grid, or a display case.
  • Artists are responsible for the care and transportation of their own work. The RC will not store art. 
  • There will be an area available for promotional material. You may bring business cards and post cards for display.  Please do not bring anything bigger than a 8.5” x 5.5”. 


This showcase is only open to current artists of the WFGA. Art to exhibit:  This is a public building and the Wake Forest Arts, WFGA and/ or Renaissance Centre has the right to ask that any images that could be considered not appropriate to be removed.  Please bring only original artwork.  Artwork must be professionally finished and ready to display.  For example ( paintings with wire backs either framed or with painted edges). 

Blank WFGA art tags will be provided at the set up for labeling.

Art  Sales:  The Renaissance Centre is hosting this show at no cost to Wake Forest Arts or the WFGA, therefore, we will not be conducting sales inside the building during the show hours.  However, all artists are encouraged to be in attendance, to greet potential clients, as well as have art clearly marked with contact information.  The purpose of the show is to take time to speak to the public and answer any questions about your art or your process.  Arrangements for sales off-property and client follow up are encouraged. 

Show attendance:

Since this is an opportunity to reach out to the public, artists are expected to be in attendance.    The day should be busy since the Wake Forest Food Truck Rodeo will be 12pm -4pm in the adjacent parking lot.  There hopefully will be a lot of foot traffic.  Please be aware that on Sunday, parking in front of the building will be very limited, however, there is ample parking across the street and along the block


Please consider volunteering.  These shows are made better by the people involved.

Volunteer to help make this a great show!



Renaissance Centre Rotating Exhibit

The new renovated space has generous hanging systems so we will be able to accommodate up to 5  to 6 artists per show with 5 paintings each.   Email to rsvp. 

  • Bring business cards or postcards to leave in display bookcase
  • Bring  tags for each work
  • All art must be ready to be hung  – Wire back preferred. 
  • Themes are open to interpretation but are meant to keep some cohesion through exhibit.
  • For 3D /jewelry artists, there will be a case available…please contact Jeanne Steck
  • Artists must be responsible for their own drop off and pick up.  The RC can not store art.
  • The Renaissance Centre is a mix use facility hosting business, entertainment, and community functions.  The Centre has the right to refuse any works they deem not appropriate for the public space.
  • Artists are asked to volunteer to help install a show…NOT their own please. 

Schedule to date (subject to change)

May 5th – July 15th

Theme: Animals

May 5th: Pick Up March-May Art and Drop Off  May-July art 10am – 3pm

July 17th – Sept 8th

Theme: Abstracts

July 22th Pick Up May-July art at WFGA Showcase set up 11am -12pm

July 23rd Set up July-Sept art After WFGA Showcase 4pm-5pm

Sept 8th – Nov 11  Last show of 2017

Theme: Autumn Seasonal

Sept 8th Pick Up July-Sept Art  and  Drop Off  Sept-Nov art 10am -3pm

Pick Up Sept-Nov art Nov 11th 11am – 12pm at WFGA Show & Sale Set up


WFGA Art Show & Sale

October 29th, 2017  11am – 4pm

Renaissance Centre Arts Annex

This show will be fee based.  $35 for WFGA members and $50 for non members.  WFGA members will be given priority.  At this time, this is not a juried entry, however, there will be awards. 

This is a show and sale and artists are welcome to sell their work during event.  Stay tuned for registration/ more info, etc.


The Wake Forest Guild of Artist members have been afforded the opportunity to display their artwork at WakeMed North.

In order to facilitate our participation according to WakeMed’s requirements, you are asked to complete the following application form. You will need to have 3 images ready to upload as samples of your work for consideration. These do not need to be the actual works of art to be on display but do need to be representative of the work you wish to display. The specific technical requirements are 100-300 dpi and between 1 and 5 MB for each image. 

Link to Application to Display at WakeMed

Bonnie Becker will be assisting WakeMed to set up the exhibitions.  The exhibits for 2017 are scheduled.  Please contact if you are interested in 2018.