40th Annual Public Art Exhibition Call for Artists

Coastal Carolina Community College is proud to announce the call for entries to our 40th Annual Public Art Exhibition. We cordially invite you to take part in this exciting event!

The exhibition will be open from October 26th through November 21th in the Fine Arts Building on campus. An opening reception will take place on October 26th from 5:00-7:00pm. Awards will be announced at 5:45 pm.


All artists from Onslow County who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to participate. Only original work completed within the last two years and which has not previously been exhibited in any CCCC art exhibition can be submitted. Works in all media will be accepted for juror selection.


You may submit up to 3 pieces of artwork. (3 JPG or PDF images for 2D work. Three-dimensional work is allowed up to 2 images per piece). 1MB max per image.

Required Online Submission Process

Only images submitted in the online process will be accepted for jury.

Submit all images (jpg or pdf with your name and abbreviated artwork title as the file name) at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/XMz7qxssGoDcKVvxgTqn

Submit a single word document with the following information at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/CQDrwwYnz0LJaiwGwPyC. Word document in this order: email address, name, mailing address, phone number, artwork information for each piece submitted (title, dimensions, media, date created, and sale price or NFS)

Submission deadline

Digital submissions accepted now until October 1, 2017. All submissions must be received by 11:59pm EDST on October 1, 2017 for juror consideration. Notification of accepted work will be emailed on October 10.

Delivery dates for accepted work

Accepted work must be delivered to the Fine Arts Building on October 16–19 between 8:00am and 4:00pm

Specifications for accepted work

Two-Dimensional Work must be dry, framed, wired, and ready to hang (no cords, strings, or saw-tooth hangers).

***Work that does not have hanging wire securely attached will not be accepted.

Three-Dimensional Work that is freestanding must be supplied with the appropriate stands/pedestals. Coastal has a locked display case for small-scale sculptural work.

*All submissions are subject to Administrative review.
*Work not accurately represented by the submission image will not be accepted.


Coastal Carolina Community College will present $350.00 in awards plus a $300.00 purchase award.


Work is not covered by insurance. Coastal Carolina Community College will make every effort to care for the work but we cannot take responsibility for damage or loss to the submitted work.



Return of Work

November 27–30 from 8:00am–4:00pm

Contact Kevin Mertens at 938-6369, Anna Pagnucci at 938-6116, or Andrea Van Engelenhoven at 938-6157 if you have any questions.