Submissions Guidelines

The Galleries are committed to artistic excellence, to diversity, and to educating our community with visual art from across our region and nation. Gallery exhibitions are designed by the Visual Arts Director who selects artists for group exhibitions one year in advance.

Artists who wish to be considered may submit materials to the Visual Arts Director according to the guidelines below. No personal interviews will be conducted. Selection of artists is at the sole discretion of the Cabarrus Arts Council.

Exhibitions at The Galleries rotate on an eight week schedule, are thematic in concept, and combine fine art with craft. Artistic excellence is the standard.

Artist Submission Guidelines

To be considered for an exhibition in the The Galleries, please submit the following:

• A current resume detailing education, grants, fellowships, awards, teaching positions, gallery affiliations, exhibitions and collections. Please include your email address, phone number, and website.

• An artist statement related specifically to the body of work submitted, discussing the influences, research and inspiration that shape your work in terms of media, technique, and concepts.

10 to 20 digital images or slides of current work that is available to be exhibited. The images must include a related ID sheet listing medium, size, date and retail price, and a self-addressed stamped envelope large enough for the return of materials. Submissions without adequate postage or envelope will become property of the The Galleries and will not be returned.

The Cabarrus Arts Council makes every effort to safeguard submitted materials but cannot be responsible for loss or damage. Submissions are reviewed periodically, and will be returned if envelope and postage are provided. Do not bring original work to The Galleries unless requested.

Submissions should be sent to the attention of:

Rebecca Collins
Visual Arts Director
Cabarrus Arts Council
PO Box 809
Concord, NC 28026

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Upcoming Events

Thursdays on Main: Sound Barrier

Thursday, May 7

11:30 am-1 pm

Veterans Park, Kannapolis

Free concert by Kannapolis band that plays classic rock and pop from the 1960s up to today.


Community Theatre: Red, White and Tuna

May 17-24

Old Courthouse Theatre, Concord

Regional premiere of the much anticipated third installment in the Tuna trilogy.


Concert: Darrell Harwood

Friday, May 8

7-10 pm

Downtown Kannapolis

County concert by China Grove native Harwood kicks off the Jiggy with the Piggy weekend.


Concerts: Jiggy with the Piggy

Saturday, May 9

Noon-2:15 pm, The Entertainers
2:30-5 pm, Mr. Pleaze
7-10 pm, The Fantastic Shakers

Downtown Kannapolis

Enjoy a variety of music, from beach to Motown, by three bands.



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