EXHIBITS and call to artists

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The Charlotte Art League holds monthly exhibits in its front gallery located at 4100 Raleigh Street. Exhibit entries are open to the public (except for our annual Members-Only show) and included two juried shows per year. Pieces in the exhibit are for sale and may be purchased immediately then picked up at the end of the exhibit.

We also offer offsite exhibits for our members. Current offsite CAL exhibits include Manor Theatre, The Knight Theater at Spirit Square, the District Attorney’s office, Felix Sabatas Lincoln Showroom, and the Goldman Sachs Lobby in the Cushman Wakefield Building.

If you are a business or organization interested in having CAL personally curate an exhibit in your space, please contact cal@charlotteartleague. We offer low curation fees, seasonal change outs, and a personalized service that includes over 100 local artists to choose from.

current call to artists


October 4 - 25, 2019        

Curated and managed by the CAL Display Committee

Depth and Dimension: 3D, Textiles and Texture

This theme is celebrating art with the feel or appearance of depth and dimension - including (but not limited to) wall hangings, textured paintings, fiber or fabric arts. Creepy and crawly if you'd like to get in the Halloween spirit. Let your creativity flow!

Note: This exhibit will have a People’s Choice award. Public voting and results announcement will take place at the First Friday Reception on October 4, 2019 from 6-9pm at the Charlotte Art League.

All artists are invited to participate. This in a non-juried show. Works that do not meet qualification specification (see below) will not be accepted. Work that adheres to the theme and guidelines are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

ENTRY FEES  Entry fee is non-refundable
CAL Members: First two (2) entries $25. Additional entries are $6 each.  (six entries maximum)
Non-Members: First two (2) entries $35. Additional entries are $15 each. (four entries maximum)

CALENDAR   NO late entries will be accepted

Deliver Art Work (note new delivery and pick up times!
4100 Raleigh St. Charlotte, NC 28213
Friday, September 27 (12pm-2pm) and Sunday, September 29 (1pm-3pm)

First Friday Opening Reception
October 4 (6pm-9pm)

Last Day of Exhibit
Friday, October 25

Pick up Art Work
Friday, October 25 (12am-2pm) and Sunday, October 27 (1pm-3pm)

NOTE:  Artwork left beyond pick up dates may become property of Charlotte Art League and/or subject to a holding fee of $5/day


All work must be Your Original Design and Creation and not previously exhibited in a Charlotte Art League judged or juried show.  Work from a known copyrighted source will NOT be considered for judging. Works on paper must be protected by glass or Plexiglas and framed.  All work must be properly framed or gallery wrapped (sides properly finished), and WIRED FOR HANGING. Mats must be neutral, neat and clean.  All work must be properly wired on the back for hanging with braided wire suited to the weight of the artwork. (D-rings preferred over screw eyes).  

Three-dimensional art exceeding 30”x30”x72” or weighing more than 100 pounds may require installation by the artist.  Display stands for 3D work are provided by the Charlotte Art League with prior approval.

The following will NOT be accepted:  giclees, reproductions or copies. NO wet paint or inks. Unacceptable framing includes: string, tape, clip frames and saw-tooth hangers.  

Art work may be rejected if we are not able to properly or safely install the work.


All work must be available for sale.  No POR’s (price on request) will be accepted.

CAL will retain 30% Commission on all sales from Members, 35% from Non-members.

For questions email: displayatcharlotteartleague@gmail.com

Themes for Fiscal Year 2020 (June 2019-May 2020)

June 2019 - Getaway: Art that Transports Us

July 2019 - Melody: Art Inspired by Music

August 2019 - Bodies: Figuratively Speaking

September 2019 - Community Art and Soul: Celebrating a community tied together by creativity

October 2019 - 3D, Textiles and Texture: Depths and Dimension

November 2019 - Member's Best

December/January 2019/20- Winter Juried Show

February 2020 - Blue: A Celebration of Cool Hues

March 2020 - Reawaken: A celebration of New Growth

April 2020 - ab'strakt : seeing art differently\

May 2020 - Spring Juried Show