Design Your Own Jewelry - Event with award winning jewelry designer, Alice Bilello, Sept 2 & 3, 2013 from Noon to 3pm
Award-winning jewelry designer, Alice Bilello, will be setting up her tools and jewels on Labor Day, September 2 and Tuesday, September 3 from Noon to 3pm in Greater Good Gallery at 228 Craven Street in downtown New Bern. Bilello will help you design your own jewelry for yourself for the perfect gift. Choose from a variety of colors to assemble a necklace or earrings with semi-precious stones, Czechoslovakian beads, cultured fresh-water pearls, Swarovski crystals, freeform, polished coral, Mother-of-Pearl, variegated green agate, green picture jasper, greenish-grey fluoride, onyx and quartz.
Bilello designed her first piece of gold beads, pearls and Malachite 32 years ago, however she kept her full time job and it was just a hobby. Four years ago, Bilello's sister encouraged her to pursue jewelry design and since then, she has won two national awards including a pearl design competition in a national jewelry publication. Audrey Brinson, a graduate with a Bachelors of Fine Art in jewelry and metals, taught Bilello the tricks of the trade - how a jeweler makes jewelry. Bilello shares, "Audrey sent me to a gem show where I was instantly inspired by the beautiful display millions of stones." The excitement from the gem show spurred Bilello's passion to become a full-time jewelry designer. Bilello started her own creative business, Harbor Island Designs.
Bilello will be demonstrating her craft during Artwalk, September 13 at the NC History Center Museum store where her jewelry creations are currently on display. While in Oriental, you can visit Marsha's Cottage to see more of her contemporary jewelry designs.
For more information, please visit www.greatergoodgallery.com or call 252-649-1712.
Call for Artists: New Bern Preservation Foundation: "Scenes of New Bern" Architecture, Water and Forest
The New Bern Preservation Foundation's annual meeting will be on Thursday, October 17 at the Laundry on Pollock Street owned by Adolphs. The theme this year is "Scenes of New Bern" so they are asking select artists to display their work of New Bernian related scenes (architecture, river, forest). There is no fee or commission but we would ask you to be a member of the Foundation if you aren't already or to make at least a contribution to our efforts to Save the Train Depot.
Questions or your willingness to display your art: contact Carolyn Peterson, phone 252-636-0408 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit artists opportunities link on the North Carolina Arts Council webpage, http://ncartseveryday.org/arts-news/artist-opps/
The North Carolina Arts Council is pleased to share opportunities for artists. Please contact the organization listed if you have any questions. The North Carolina Arts Council does not endorse or recommend any specific opportunities, but provides this list for information only. They encourage artists to research each opportunity thoroughly before applying. Artist opportunities may be submitted to Burdette.Southerland@ncdcr.gov.
$500 cash prize - Our State magazines asks filmmakers, "Why do you love North Carolina?" - Deadline 9/30/13
Our State magazine has announced a short documentary film contest for amateur and professional filmmakers to submit entries for its first-ever film contest.
Submissions will be accepted from until September 30, 2013. To submit an entry, register atourstate.com/documentary-film-contest. Read the official contest rules at ourstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Our-State-Documentary-Film-Contest-Rules.pdf.
Click to download Artist Application - A PREMIER FINE ART SHOW.
Ready for RiverFest THREE? RiverFest will be better than ever! The Bridgeton Improvement Committee (BIC) and the Bridgeton Harbor Marina are presenting this repeat event and are STILL totally committed to presenting the finest festival in eastern North Carolina. A PREMIER FINE ART SHOW. The marina is situated on the North Bank of the stunning Neuse River right across the bridge from beautiful New Bern – it’s so easy to get here, right off Highway 17.
Artist Prospectus/Application DEADLINES BEGIN: JULY 30, 2013!
3rd Annual Bridgeton RiverFest Fine Art Festival APPLICATION FEES INCREASE AFTER JULY 30, 2013.
Bridgeton, North Carolina
Friday Night, OCTOBER 25, Premier Party,
Saturday, OCTOBER 26, 10 AM to 5 PM,
Sunday, OCTOBER 27, 10 AM to 4 PM
An affordable $100 booth fee (artists may share a booth for an additional $50).
More info, visit http://www.bridgetonriverfest.com/all-applications.html
$10,000 support the creative development of N.C. artists and the creation of new work - Artist Fellowships Overview - North Carolina Arts Council
No applications for the 2013 deadline will be accepted before the new guidelines and application are posted in September 2013.
November 2013 Deadline (for information only):
Film and Video Artists
More info, http://www.ncarts.org/grants_category.cfm?ID=35
by NOAH ADAMS
August 09, 2013
How do you fix a neighborhood? What do you do about crime and drugs and the once-lovely old houses that are falling down? The answer in Paducah, Ky., was to turn it into a special place for artists to live, work and sell. Read more, http://www.npr.org/2013/08/09/210130790/in-paducah-artists-create-something-from-nothing?sc=ipad&f=1001
More info, http://www.jaxarts.com/OASShow.html
Prospectus and Registration
Sunday, September 29 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Monday, September 30 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Deadline: Friday, September 13, 2013
Click Here to Download 2013-14 Application for RAPG Eligible artists include North Carolina residents who have resided in eastern North Carolina for at least 2 years in the following counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties. Artists can include musicians, dancers, filmmakers, actors, literary artists, as well as visual artists. The average grant award is between $500 and $1,000. More info, http://www.pittcountyarts.org/grants/regional-artist-project-grants/
Call for artists: Commissions paid to artists for painting products. "Sign of a Beach" sells these hand-painted items.
"Sign of a Beach" representatives stopped by Greater Good Gallery looking for artists who would want to paint reclaimed wood. Please call Terri Fry, (252) 288-5867 or email email@example.com for details.