Current Call for Artists

October’s challenge is to represent TEXTURE in your artwork!

Everything has texture, whether smooth, rough, or in-between. Inspirations might include fur, cloth, hair, glass, shiny or dull metal, stone, wood, grass, and many other objects. You could also use textured objects, such as string, paper, wood or other textured mediums to demonstrate texture in your art. Demonstrate your ability to artistically create the illusion of texture in realistic or abstract art.

Use your imagination and have fun with this challenge by drawing, painting, photographing, making a collage, or using other medium(s) of your choice.

Your submission must be able to be hung on our hanging system, so please, not more than approximately 1 pound in weight, and properly wired (see wiring instructions).

This is a judged show with ribbons ONLY, no monetary awards. 

Open to:
All Artists, members and non-members as well as any category and any medium.

For Mint Hill Arts Members, $25 per artist for up to 4 pieces.
For Non-members, $45 per artist for up to 4 pieces.

2-D work cannot exceed 60″ x 60″ vertically or horizontally.
3-D work cannot exceed a 36″ footprint x 7′ in height, easily transportable, must fit through the door, and be displayed appropriately.


  • Each artist may enter up to four (4) individual pieces in any 2-D or 3-D discipline, including: oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencil, ink, dyes, fabric, wood, metal, glass, plastic, chalk, charcoal, paper, mixed media, foam, cardboard, plaster, ceramics, welding, casting, resin, photography (conventional film or computer enhanced or generated), lithographs, serigraphs, batiks, papier mâché, or any other material.
  • Artwork over three years old (created prior to 2020) or previously awarded a prize in any prior MHA show should be retired from MHA competitions.
  • All work must be original and done solely by the artist. Students may enter, but only if the instructor has not touched the artwork. The teacher can instruct and/or critique, but not touch the artwork. 
  • All artwork must be properly wired or properly framed and wired (click HERE for wiring instructions). Mint Hill Arts reserves the right to turn down any artwork that is not properly framed or is deemed as inappropriate, unsafe for public display or too difficult to install.
  • All artists must complete the online Gallery Intake Registration form. Registration fees will be accepted online only. Click HERE for the Gallery Intake Registration Form. No gallery registration will be accepted onsite.
  • Entering artists must be 18 years old or have a parent/guardian sign the Online Registration Form to show agreement & authorization of participation. Minors will be held to same standards as other participants.
  • All artists will be PROVIDED an Intake Label for their work at Intake.
  • You do not have to put your work up for sale; whether to sell, and the price of your work, is determined by you.
  • All artwork must remain in the show until its closing unless it is sold, in which case it can be taken from the gallery at the time of the sale. If you have an emergency and must remove your artwork, you must notify Mint Hill Arts to make arrangements.
  • Mint Hill Arts requires a 20% commission on all work sold through our gallery. (Commissions from sales help to support Mint Hill Arts, an all-volunteer, non-profit art organization.) Sold work can be taken from the gallery at the time of the sale. Artists are paid within 30 days of the sale.
  • The pick-up date for any unsold artwork is shown below. After 30 days, any remaining artwork becomes the property of Mint Hill Arts.

*** Online registration deadline is: 12 NOON on Thursday, September 28 ***

Intake/Drop Off Artwork:
Friday, September 29th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 30th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Drop Off:
Mint Hills Arts Gallery
11205 Lawyers Rd, Ste. A,
Mint Hill, NC 28227
Phone – 980-226-5532

Opening Reception:
The October “Textures” Art Show Opening Reception will be held on Friday, October 6th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Awards will be presented at 8:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy free appetizers, soft drinks, wine and great art!

Friday, October 27th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 28th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.