A FRESH LOOK Judged Art Competition and Exhibit 2019

Show us your most recent works taking a fresh look at the world around you, from real life to your wildest imagination. There is no theme.

ELIGIBILITY: All work Must be Your Original Creation (not from any copyrighted source), not previously exhibited in a judged show at Southern Arts Society (SASi), and completed within the last two years. Artwork must remain the duration of the exhibit. This is a judged exhibit. All entries will be displayed unless they do not meet the specifications below. Work requiring special installation or inadequately prepared may be declined.

FEE: (non-refundable) $20 members, $25 non-members, for two entries. Additional entries $5 each for members, $10 each for non-members (5 total). SALES and PRICING: SASi will retain 30% Commission from all sales by Members, and 40% from all sales by Non-members. The artist will be paid for work sold following the close of exhibition (after Sept. 1st). Work may be listed not for sale (NFS). SASi encourages all entries to be for sale.

SPECIFICATIONS: Painting (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel), drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, mixed media and fiber are eligible. Two-dimensional work is restricted to 48″ by 48″ including frame. Works on paper (including photography) 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 neat and clean (no signatures or titles on the mat). Fiber art must be ready to hang, with rod supplied by the artist. Three-dimensional work is limited to 2’x2′ of floor space, less than 6′ tall and weigh less than 50 lbs. Three-D work must sit solidly on a flat surface or be properly mounted for hanging. The following will NOT be accepted: wet paint or inks, duplicates, giclees or copies. Unacceptable framing includes clip frames, saw-tooth hangers, cardboard, staples, or tape.

LIABILITY: Southern Arts Society (SASi) accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage of artwork. Concerned artists should provide their own insurance coverage. SASi reserves the right to decline any works that do not meet our standards or specifications and to withdraw any work from the exhibition at its discretion. SASi reserves the right to photograph, video, and reproduce any entry submitted for educational, marketing, or publicity purposes. Entry in the exhibition constitutes agreement by the artist with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.

JUDGE: to be announced
AWARDS: First Place – $200; Second Place – $150 ; Third Place – $75 Merit Award(s) – $50 each
DELIVER ART: Deliver Art Sat July 13, 11am – 4pm & Sun July 14, 1– 4 pm
RECEPTION: July 20 (Saturday) 6 – 8 p.m. ~ Awards Presented at 7:00 pm
EXHIBIT DATES: July 18 thru August 23
PICK UP OF ART: Sat Aug 24, 10 am – 4 pm (gallery hours) ; Artwork must be picked up on the scheduled date. ; Artwork left beyond 30 days will become property of SASi.
GALLERY HOURS: Tues – Sat 10 am – 4 pm, and by appointment.
INFORMATION: If you have any questions, please email us or call us at 704-739-5585. We are looking forward to a great show full of wonderful art!

Fillable Exhibit Forms for Download:


Natural Beauties: Basketry, Glass, Gourds, Pottery, Wood, and other Natural Media

Southern Arts Society invites fine artists & craftsmen to fill our galleries with hand crafted items made primarily of natural materials for our Natural Beauties Art Show May 21 thru July 5, 2019. All work must be for sale. Please reserve your spot by contacting us by phone or email. There is no entry fee for SASi members. Non-members will pay a $10 entry fee to cover all items. SASi will handle all sales and retain a 25% commission from members, and a 30% commission from non-members on all items sold.

RESERVE SPACE: email us or call us at 704-739-5585
DELIVER ART: Sat May 18, from 10 am – 4 pm, and Sun, May 19 from 1 pm – 4 pm.
PICK UP ART: Sat July 6, 10 am – 4 pm. (Special arrangements can be made if you cannot set up or take down during the announced times.)
RECEPTION: Saturday evening June  1, 2019 • 6 pm – 8 pm.
EXHIBIT DATES: May 21 – July 5, 2019 • SASi will be closed Friday July 4, 2019

Exhibit forms for download (also available for in-person pick-up at SASi):

If you have any questions, please email us or call us at 704-739-5585. We are looking forward to a great show full of wonderful art!


 I Am Woman Exhibit

Judged Art Competition and Exhibit 2019

Artwork must speak to womanhood, the feminine or the essence of being a woman

Deadline extended enter your work!

We will take in artwork Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 10 am until 6 pm, and again Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 10 am until 6:30 pm

ELIGIBILITY: All work Must be Your Original Creation (not under copyright by another artist) and completed within the last two years. Artwork must remain the duration of the exhibit. This is a judged exhibit. All entries will be displayed unless they do not meet the criteria specified below. Art must be presented in a professional manner. Inadequately prepared art or artwork requiring special installation may be declined.
FEE: (non-refundable) $20 members, $25 non-members, for two entries.
Additional entries $5 each for members, $10 each for non-members (5 total).

SALES and PRICING: Southern Arts Society (SASi) will retain 30% Commission from all sales by Members, and 40% from all sales by Non-members. Artists will be paid for
work sold following the close of exhibition. Work may be listed not for sale.

SPECIFICATIONS: All work must be original, completed within the last two years. Painting (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel), drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, mixed media and fiber are eligible. Two-dimensional work is restricted to 48″ by 48″ including frame. (Larger work may be accepted depending on gallery space.) Works on paper (including photography) must be framed and protected by glass or Plexiglas. All work must be properly framed or gallery wrapped (sides properly finished), and wired for hanging. Mats must be neat and clean (no signatures or titles on the mat). Fiber art must be ready to hang, with rod supplied by the artist. Three-dimensional work is limited to 2’x2′ of floor space, less than 6′ tall and weigh less than 50 lbs. Three-D work Must sit solidly on a flat surface or be properly mounted for hanging. The following will NOT be accepted: wet paint or inks, reproductions, giclees, or copies. Unacceptable framing includes: clip frames, saw-tooth hangers, staples, string or tape.

PICK UP OF ART: Artwork must be picked up on the scheduled date. Artwork left beyond 30 days will become property of Southern Arts Society.

LIABILITY: Southern Arts Society (SASi) accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage of artwork. Concerned artists should provide their own insurance coverage. SASi reserves the right to decline any works that do not meet our standards or specifications and to withdraw any work from the exhibition at its discretion. SASi reserves the right to photograph, video, and reproduce any entry submitted for educational, marketing, or publicity purposes. Entry in the exhibition constitutes agreement by the artist to all conditions in this prospectus.

JUDGE: To Be Announced

AWARDS: 1st Place – $200; 2nd Place – $150; 3rd Place – $75; Merit Awards (3) – $50 each

SCHEDULE: Deliver Art Sat Mar 30, 11 am – 4 pm, Sun Mar 31, 1 – 4 pm
No Late entries will be accepted. Please deliver art on scheduled dates.
Reception: April 13 (Saturday) 6 – 8 pm ~ Awards Presented at 7:00 pm
Exhibit Dates: April 5 thru May 17, 2018
Pick up work: Sat May 18, 10 am – 4 pm (gallery hours)

GALLERY HOURS: Tues – Sat 10 am – 4 pm, and by appointment.
INFORMATION: Ph 704.739.5585 Email southernartssociety@gmail.com

Exhibit forms for download:


Artworks in Colored Pencil Exhibit

January 8 – February 8, 2019

A public reception will be held Sunday January 13, 2019 from 2-4 pm to meet the artists.

ARTWORK: All artwork must be either 100% colored pencil OR predominantly (95%) colored pencil with other media. Artists may Not enter artwork that has been previously shown in any Southern Arts Society competitions. There is no theme for entries.

EXHIBIT DATES: January 8 thru February 8, 2019.

DELIVERY DATES: Artists may deliver artwork to Southern Arts Society (SASi) Friday January 4 from 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday January 5 from 10 am to 4 pm.

ENTRY FEE: There is no entry fee for members of SASi, entry fee for non-members is $25 for two pieces and $10 for each additional piece.

AWARDS: This show is not juried. There are no awards. Entry fee is non-refundable.

SALES: SASi retains 30% Commission from sales by Members, and 40% from sales by Non-members.

Exhibit forms for download:


Art for Christmas 2018

November 10 – December 29, 2018

SASi’s Members-Only Holiday Sale

Set-up  Saturday Nov. 3rd, 10 am-4 pm
 and Monday Nov. 5, 1-4 pm.

Open House & Reception 1-4 pm Sunday Nov. 18, 2018

Time: SASi member-artists can deliver their artwork and fine crafts at the times listed above. Other times by appointment.

Set-up information: Space availability is on a first come, first serve basis. SASi has 8 foot tables to share or you can bring your own. Artists are responsible for labeling their work and setting up their displays. Jewel Reavis will be glad to help you with labels if needed.

Note: You Must be a current member to sell your work. Entry Forms and Membership Forms are available here or at SASi. SASi takes 30% commission.

Exhibit forms for download: