Previous Artist Opportunities

Since many events are repeated annually or during certain times of the year we are listing these here so you can be on the lookout for them if you are interested.

Autumn Art Market

presented by the Wake Forest Guild of Artists

Date/time of Show: October 29th  11am to 4pm
Date/time of Set Up: October 28th  1pm to 4pm 

Date/time of Take Down:  October 29th beginning after 4pm 

Format of show and requirements: 

  • This will be an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work and sell to the public.
  • Artists will be given floor and wall space in a “market place” set up.  
    approximate space per artist will be 4″x 6″
  • Artists will be able to sell work from inside the Renaissance Centre. 
  • Artists must provide a NC Sales tax ID number with application
  • Artists may display originals, Prints, cards, etc.
  • Artists are responsible for the set up and break down of their own display
  • Artists must provide their own space dividers if they wish to have them. 
  • Artists are not allowed to take their art down before 4pm on Sunday October 29th.
  • Please arrive no later than 10:45am on Sunday October 29th
  • Artists must provide two high quality images (jpeg) for promotional use in print and online. 


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!


Wake Forest Holiday Artisan’s Market

Saturday, Dec 3,  2016; 10am-4pm Inside the WF Renaissance Centre

Artisans and crafts people are invited to sell at this juried market.  Applications accepted starting June 1. Presented by Wake Forest Arts and the Wake Forest Farmers’ Market. More information at


Information for the 2016 Wake Forest Arts / Wake Forest Guild of Artists Showcase — November 5th & 6th, 2016

The First 2016 Wake Forest Arts / Wake Forest Guild of Artists Showcase was a great success. Click here for more information about the Showcase.

Download the document with the information needed to apply and participate in the first annual artist showcase.

2016 Wake Forest Arts / Wake Forest Guild of Artists Showcase


Call for Donations — Due by September 20, 2016

The Renaissance Centre is having their fundraising gala, The Broadway Ball, on November 12th.They do have a silent auction as a part of their fundraising efforts.  Please consider donating a piece of your art to this cause.  Funds will be used to offer free community arts events and arts educational scholarships for youth. 

The contact person is Cathy Gouge 919 435 9567

Deadline for silent auction items is September 20th. Attached is the letter from the Renaissance Centre and below is the link to their website about the event.

Renaissance Center Broadway Ball Donation Letter


Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, October 3, 4, & 5
Au Coeur Academy presents Charleston 2016: 3rd Annual Celebration of Art, Beauty & Culture

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“Meet the Artists” Reception, Sunday, October 2nd, Charleston Harbor Resort
Studio & Plein Air Workshops with extraordinary instructors:

  • Daniel Keys
  • Mark Kelvin Horton
  • Josh Clare
  • Mike Malm
  • T J Cunningham

Included with all 3-Day Workshops:
A Very Special Painting Demonstration by
Daniel Keys
Tuesday, October 4, 7 to 10 PM
Cooper River Room, Mt. Pleasant
Preferred seating for workshop participants. Limited tickets for public seating.
For more information and to register visit


Please take a look at this show opportunity extended to the WFGA members. 

Thank you to Mary Petretich of the Wake Forest Arts and Debra Horton of the Renaissance Centre for sending this our way.

Please see attached opportunity for artists to display at Gallery Gala at Carillon Assisted Living Facility in Wake Forest. The event is Aug 13, Noon-2pm. There is no cost for the artist to show their work.                                                                                                                   The Facility is inviting artists to bring work to the facility for their residents and community friends to enjoy and purchase. Interested artists can contact Carillon at 919-701-6965. 

Flyer about the event.

horizontal-rule2Call for Art — DUE July 16, 2016

Please join The Artist Loft and Gallery in Downtown Wake Forest in helping raise awareness of homeless animals. This is a juried show where all of the entry fees will go to help a few of our local Humane Society’s.  Each artist can submit up to two pieces of animal art up to framed sizes of 16 x 20. Any medium that can hang. At this time we cannot accept art that is free standing. Entry fee for 2 pieces of art is $15.00 and the deadline is July 16th. Please email your submissions to with your name and title of your art and size.  Notifications will be sent out on July 18 and work must be delivered to the Artist Loft by July 23rd or 24th between the hours of 10am – 3pm. If your work is juried in you may drop off your entry fee at the time of art delivery.  We will have a reception with wine and music to announce the first place and second place winners along with people’s choice award July 29th from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. All art work will hang until August 27th. You may pick up art on the 27th or 28th between the hours of 10am – 3pm . If you have any questions please e mail  or call 919 384 5061.


Painting in the Park event is rescheduled for May 22, 2016

Come paint outside during one of the Six Sundays in Spring concert (thanks to Wake Forest Arts).  

Joyner Park is beautiful with lots of room to find the perfect spot to paint, sketch, or doodle!  Open to the community. No fee

We will be setting up the WFGA tent at 3:00. Registration opens by 3:30. When you get to the park, make sure to stop by the WFGA tent to register!

The fan favorite award will be announced at 7pm with a $50 Jerry’s Gift card to the winner!

A huge thank you to artist Tammy Kaufman for her wonderful presentation of the basics of plein air during our WFGA member’s April meeting!

In case of rain, (hopefully not again!) and the concert is moved to the Renaissance Center, we will postpone the Painting in the Park for another Sunday TBA.

Here is more info about the concert series including parking, maps, etc.