Current Call for Artists

Mint Hill Arts is proud to present the Annual Ann and Bill Litaker Exhibit. This annual juried show is dedicated to longtime members Ann and Bill Litaker. The Litaker’s unselfish dedication to Mint Hill Arts serves as an example to every volunteer who believes that “art matters,” that everyone’s life is made better because of creative thinking and expression.  Note that this is a two month show.


Open To:
All Artists, members and non-members.

PlacePrize
Best in Show$300
1st Place$100 (to be awarded in each category)
2nd Place$75 (to be awarded in each category)
3rd Place$50 (to be awarded in each category)
Honorable Mentions (2 per category)$25 Gift Certificate

Categories:

  • Water Media: Includes water media on paper or paper products (yuppo), gouache, ink
  • Photography: Shot with a camera, which is a truthful representation of what was seen through the camera lens. Post-processing is kept to a very minimum, changed digitally only in ways that were formerly possible in a darkroom, i.e., adjusting brightness and contrast.  Cropping and converting to Black and White is acceptable.
  • Painting: oils, acrylics, pastels
  • Other Visual Arts: Includes all materials or techniques not included in the other categories (mixed media, drawing, graphics, alcohol inks, textiles, altered or computer generated/enhanced photography, and 3D works, etc. 

Show Intake:
Friday, December 3rd, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 4th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Rules:

  • Each artist may enter up to two (2) 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 photography or computer enhanced or generated), lithographs, serigraphs, batiks, paper mache’, or any other material.
  • All work must be original.  Reproductions of work done by other artists will be disqualified.
  • All 2-D artwork must be properly framed and wired. If your 2-D work does not require a frame, hanging must be thought out so it is ready to be displayed. Please try to avoid using poor quality frames (we’ve had artwork fall and break due to this).
  • All artists must complete the Gallery Registration Form. Two options are available: 
    • The fastest and most convenient way is to complete your registration online. Click HERE for the Online Gallery Registration Form. (You may fill out the form in advance and have the option of paying online or in the gallery upon arrival.)
    • Print out a manual form, found by clicking HERE and pay in person upon arrival.
  • Mint Hill Arts accepts all artwork but reserves the right to turn down any artwork that it deems as inappropriate, unsafe for public display or too difficult to install.
  • Entering artists must be 18 years old or have written permission from a parent/guardian.
  • 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 and make arrangements accordingly.

Opening Reception:
The Litaker Show reception will take place on Friday, December 10th for the awards presentation, which will begin at 8 p.m.

Pickup:
Friday, January 28, 2022, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, January 29, 2022, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Fees:
For Mint Hill Arts Members, $15 per artist for up to 2 pieces.
For Non-members, $40 per artist for up to 2 pieces.

Sizes:
Please pay attention to your sizes. We have limited wall and floor space, so no exceptions can be made for oversize artwork.
— 2-D work cannot exceed 60″ x 60″ vertically or horizontally.
— 3-D work cannot exceed a 36″ footprint x 7′ in height. It must fit through the door.

Commissions:
Mint Hill Arts requires a commission (20%) on all work sold through our gallery. All sales are run through the gallery and checks are made payable to Mint Hill Arts. Artists are paid within 30 days of the sale. All proceeds from sales go to Mint Hill Arts, an all-volunteer non-profit art organization. You do not have to put your work up for sale; whether to sell, and the price of your work, is determined by you. Sold work can be taken from the gallery at the time of the sale.