Current Call for Artists


Mint Hill Arts is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Summer Art Show Sponsored by Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center. This is a judged Show.

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

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


1st Place$125 (to be awarded in each category)
2nd Place$50 (to be awarded in each category)
3rd Place$25 (to be awarded in each category)

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.

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 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 film or computer enhanced or generated), lithographs, serigraphs, batiks, paper mache’, or any other material. Any artwork previously awarded a prize in any prior MHA show, is to be retired from future competitions.
  • All work must be original. Students may enter but only if the instructor has not touched the artwork. All work must be done by the artist. Reproductions of work done by other artists will be disqualified.
  • All artwork must be 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 will be PROVIDED an Intake Label for their work at Intake.
  • All artists must complete the online Gallery Intake Registration form. Click HERE for the Gallery Intake Registration From. There will be no gallery registration accepted onsite.
  • Entering artists must be 18 years old or have a parent/guardian sign the Registration Form to show agreement & authorization of participation. Minors will be held to same standards as other participants.
  • 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.
  • 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.

***Online registration deadline is: 12:00 NOON on Thursday, May 26th***

Show Intake:
Friday, May 27th, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or
Saturday, May 28th, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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

Opening Reception:
The Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center 4th Annual Summer Art Show Opening Reception will take place on Friday, June 3rd from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Awards will be presented at 8:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy free wine, soft drinks, appetizers and great art!

Friday, July 29th from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or
Saturday, July 30th, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.