Cape Fear Studios’ 2023 National 2D Competition

Cape Fear Studios

Entry Deadline: Apr. 30

148-1 Maxwell Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
PHONE (910) 433-2986


Cape Fear Studios is proud to announce its 11th National 2D Competition. This juried competition is open to all artists, 18 or older, in the United States. The exhibit will be on display June 23rd – July 25th, 2023 in the Cape Fear Studios Main Gallery in Fayetteville, NC.

Best of Show:$700 First Place: $300 Second Place: $200
Honorable Mention (3): $50 each

Show Juror: Russell Jewell Ed.D., AWS, NWS, TWSA

Entry Specifications:

• Maximum of two 2- dimensional entries per artist.
• Works must be completed in the past 2 years and not copied from any other artist or published materials, created under supervision, nor previously exhibited in Cumberland County, NC.
• Must be for sale.
• May not exceed 36 x 36 including frame and must be properly wired for hanging. No saw tooth hangers.
• Work requiring extraordinary installation will be declined. *Plexiglass required on all shipped works on paper.
• All 2-D painting and drawing media, hand pulled prints, and collage
• Diptych and triptych only accepted when created as a single concept in multiple frames, judges discretion shall rule.
• Photographs, recolored image transfers and digitally produced images will not be accepted.

Entry Fee:
$35 for 1st Entry. $15 for 2nd Entry. Up to 2 entries.
Accepted Entries:
• Artists will be notified of acceptance/decline no later than Thursday May 17th 2023.
• Dates for delivery work, shipped or hand delivered, are shown below in the schedule.
• Exhibit label must be filled out and attached to the back of the work.
• The artist is responsible for insurance and cost of shipping to/from Cape Fear Studios. Shipping guidelines and additional information will be sent with notification of acceptance.
• Shipped entries must include a pre-paid return label.
*Any artist withdrawing an entry after acceptance will not be eligible to enter this competition for 2 succeeding years.

Sales: All works must be for sale. In the event a work is sold, Cape Fear Studios will retain a 30% commission of the sale price. State sales tax is applicable to all sales. No work may be withdrawn early from the show. Payment from sales will be made to the artist within 30 days after the close of the exhibit. Price must remain the same as listed on the entry form.

Disclaimer Agreement: Work is submitted at the risk of the artist. While all possible care will be taken, Cape Fear Studios, its’ members or representatives, will not assume responsibility for any loss or damage incurred before, during, or after the exhibit. Cape Fear Studios reserves the right to refuse any work that does not comply with all specifications or differs greatly from submitted digital images. Your submitted entry signifies your agreement with the terms and conditions stated herein, including granting permission to Cape Fear Studios to reproduce accepted paintings for advertising the 2023 Exhibition.

Competition Schedule:

• Sunday April 30th 2023 at midnight entry deadline through CAFE at
• Wednesday May 24th. Accepted/declined notifications posted
• Accepted works shipped or hand delivered must arrive June 14/15/16/17 and 20th to Cape Fear Studios.
• Cape Fear Studios is open between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday; and closed on Sunday and Monday. Address: 148 Maxwell Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina.
• Friday June 23rd 6-8 pm: Reception and Awards Ceremony .
• July 25th Exhibit closes (pick up hand delivered works July 26th- 28th from 5 p.m.)
• Return shipping will begin July 26th 2023.

Contact information: Cape Fear Studios, (910)433-2986 or [email protected]

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