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Call for Entry: 2022-2023 DownEast Outdoor Sculpture

  • Location Emerge Gallery and Art Center
  • Address 404 Evans St, Greenville, NC 27858
  • Presented By Emerge Gallery and Art Center
  • Dates 11/20/2021, 11/21/2021
  • Time 12:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Emerge Gallery & Art Center is now accepting entries for The DownEast National Juried Sculpture Exhibition, which will be exhibited in March 2022. The indoor exhibition dates are March 4-24, 2022, and the outdoor exhibition dates are March 2022 – February 2023. The opening reception will be held on Friday, March 4, 2022 at Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27858.The exhibition has two components, a month-long indoor exhibition and a year-long outdoor exhibition. Both exhibitions are open to artists 18 years old and up. Any medium is eligible (ceramics, small metals, large scale metals, mixed media, etc.) if it is three dimensional. This year there are two separate calls for entry, one for the year-long outdoor exhibition and one for the month-long indoor exhibition.The applications can be found at under Artists and Artist Opportunities, submissions must be in by the specified date. The deadline for the outdoor call for entry is Saturday, November 20, 2021 and the indoor exhibition is Saturday, January 22, 2022. A prospectus with eligibility requirements and full details on how to submit entries can be found at Each artist may submit up to 6 entries. The entry fee is $20 for 3 entries and $5 for each additional entry with a limit of 6 entries. The juror this year for both the indoor and the outdoor exhibitions is James Matson, who is a sculptor and set designer living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He started off as a potter but kept sticking chunks of steel and wood into chunks of clay until it wouldn’t fit in the kiln anymore. His work centers around personal narratives seeking to find those universal moments that we share as individuals. His focus on the relationship between space and form is central to all his sculptural work. He recently retired from teaching after thirty-five years of Sculpture, Ceramics, and Three-Dimensional Design. His work has been seen both here and abroad and is part of several collections.