Monday, October 30, 2017

Contemporary South 2018

Deadline: January 1, 2018 {ONLINE}

Contemporary South 2018

VAE, non-profit creativity incubator, gallery and artist hub
Raleigh, NC
February 2 - March 24, 2018

The South is a hub for creativity. Raleigh is doing its part to lead this charge: The City of Raleigh has adopted the Raleigh Arts Plan, a ten-year master plan to strengthen arts and culture for all.

To do our part, VAE showcases some of the most ambitious and timely works by artists from across the region in our annual exhibition, Contemporary South. The purpose of the exhibition is to gather a survey of what artists in the Regional South are currently creating. Since 2012 this exhibition has grown and expanded to become one of VAE's most popular exhibitions.


  •  The words "contemporary" and "south" do not dictate a particular aesthetic or subject matter, but refer to current work being made in the Regional South.
  • No media restrictions.
  • Entries must fit through VAE’s 104″ x 71″ door to be exhibited.
  • Juried with JPEGs.
  • Two entries per artist.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59 pm on January 1st, 2018 

ELIGIBILITY (truncated)
COSO'18 is open to any living artist. A maximum of 2 works of any medium, per artist may be submitted. Two and three-dimensional entries will be accepted. Work must be original and completed in the last 3 years. No copies, mechanical reproductions, molds or kit work will be accepted. VAE reserves the right to exclude work due to size or special requirements.

VAE members - $10 per artwork/$20 for two pieces*
Non-members - $15 per artwork/$30 for two pieces*
*Entry fees are non-refundable. Click here to join VAE!


First - $500
Second - $250
Third - $100
Merit Awards (2) - $50

How to Enter
Please use the online entry form to submit artwork details and pay your entry fee.

Complete details on website:

VAE Raleigh
309 W Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27601