The Schwa Show: A National Juried Exhibition in the Arts

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge

Entry Deadline: Nov. 15

404 S. Evans St.
Greenville, NC 27858

The Schwa Show is a national juried competition recognizing excellence in fine
arts and crafts.

This exhibition is open to artists in any media and subject matter. Artists must be
ages 18 or up. All work must have been completed in the past three years and
never previously exhibited at Emerge. All pieces must fit through a standard sized
door. Work must be available for entire exhibit. Video entries are accepted, but
special equipment must be provided. Work must be “ready to hang” or will not
be eligible even if accepted.

Each artist may submit up to 5 entries. The entry fee is $15 for three entries and
$5 for each additional entry with a limit of five entries. Check payments should be
made payable to Emerge. All work must be labeled with title and artist at time of
delivery, if accepted.

Entries must be received in digital, JPEG format, labeled with
“lastname_firstname_title.jpeg” by November 15, 2014. Entries can be delivered
on CD or e-mailed to [email protected]. If e-mailed, please mail in payment
and form or go to website under Exhibits and Artist Opportunities to pay online.
You can also submit your registration and pay online at
Accepted work must be delivered by Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 1-4pm.

Accepted work must be picked up by Saturday, January 31, 2015 between
10AM-1PM, or must have a prepaid mailing label for return shipping. Work
left after pick up date will become property of Pitt County Arts Council at
Emerge, unless other arrangements are made.

There will be three cash awards:
1st Place – $500
2nd Place – $250
3rd Place – $100

Tara Locklear graduated from ECU attaining her BFA in Metal Design. She
currently lives in Raleigh, NC where she works as a studio artist. Her work can
be found in Rehoboth Beach, MD; J. Cotter Gallery in Vail and Beaver Creek,
Colorado; Gallery Lulo in Healdsburg, CA and Light Art & Design in Chapel Hill,
NC. She has recently taught workshops at Brooklyn Metals Works in Brooklyn, NY;
Pratt Institute in New York, NY; and Society of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh,
PA. She is a recent 2014 Society for Contemporary Craft Lydon Emerging Artist
Program Finalist.

It is assumed that all work is for sale unless noted with an insurance value.
Emerge will retain a 40% commission (30% for ECU Students). If work is not for
sale, an insurance value must be given and NFS stated or work will not be insured.
Payment will be mailed within 45 days of the end of the exhibition.

The Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge will provide insurance for accepted work
during the exhibition dates only. Work will not be insured after January 31, 2015.
Work will be insured only for the artist’s portion of the sales price. Consent to
reproduce for publicity, catalog or educational purposes is assumed, unless
specifically reserved in writing. Submission of entry constitutes agreement to all
conditions. Insurance value must be a realistic value, and may be questioned and
proof of similar sales asked for.

January 2 – January 30, 2015. The opening reception will
be held on Friday, January 2nd from 5-8pm.

Apply online at or send to:
Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, 404 S. Evans St.,
Greenville, NC 27858 by November 15, 2014

Return to list of all entries