Art League of Henderson County

Apply to be an ArtScape Artist

The Call for Artists - Application Deadline is January 1, 2024

Please read all information before applying to ArtScape 2024-2025

 ArtScape Hendersonville is an annually changing, outdoor public-arts project that enriches the appeal of Hendersonville. Thirty banners displaying the original artwork of Henderson County artists are hung on Main Street, and the downtown avenues

ArtScape’s corridor of colorful, waving banners brightens and enlivens Hendersonville’s historic downtown area and creates a unique outdoor art gallery for tourists and locals. The ongoing support of this annual display confirms Hendersonville’s commitment to art, creativity, and culture. They demonstrate tangibly the strong connection between the arts, local businesses, organizations, and individual art lovers.   

ArtScape Hendersonville was founded in 2017 and is a program of the Art League of Henderson County. 

We are excited to announce that this year's jurors will be:  Mrs. Barbara Glassman, designer, acclaimed ceramic and fiber artist with 35 years experience of exhibiting on the East Coast and major supporter of the arts.  Mr. Jordan Turchin and Mrs. Rachel Turchin, artists,  steward/owner of The Horse Shoe Farm, Hendersonville.   

Application Requirements:

 Artists must be eighteen years old or older and live in Henderson County unless a member of the Art League of Henderson County.

  • Only original artwork will be considered—no reproductions or giclées.
  • Artwork may be 2D, 3D, fine crafts, or photography.
  • When selecting entries, artists should consider:
    • Banner-display area is square—about 24 X 24.
    • Any size 2-D artwork or 3-D artwork can be submitted
    • You do not have to create a piece of work that is square, but keep in mind that the image on the banner will be square.
    • We do not squeeze an image to fit a square, but crop the image to square.  3-D images should have a suitable background to work in a square format.
    • Banners are displayed up high on a light pole. Thus, vibrant, high-contrast entries might be most appealing.
  • Artists may submit two pieces for one entry fee. But only one entry per artist will be accepted.  
  • All submitted artwork must be available for the exhibit,for  sale and priced accordingly.

Application Fees:

$35 - Art League Members

$50 - Guest of the Art League - Non- Members

  • ALL current Art League Members are eligible to apply regardless of county of residence.
  • Applicants who are NOT Art League Members MUST be residents of Henderson County. 

Submission deadline is January 1, 2024

  • The Art League reserves the right to crop images that are not square.
  • No frames or mats should be visible in your images.

Notification Process:

  • After the jury has completed its selection, the ArtScape committee will notify participating artists of results.

Accepted Artwork: 

  • The artist’s work and name, along with the name of the banner’s sponsor, will appear on both sides of a durable-vinyl banner. Sponsorships are solicited by the ArtScape committee and provided by local businesses, organizations, and art lovers.
  • The City of Hendersonville hangs the banners annually on Main Street and the downtown avenues. The City maintains the banners throughout the duration of the exhibit. 

Brochure Information: 

  • The ArtScape committee produces a brochure promoting ArtScape.
  • Each artist will have two lines of copy in the ArtScape brochure. 
  • The first line is the artist’s name, as the artist wants it to appear in the brochure.
  • The second line is the artist’s contact information—a TOTAL of 42 characters to be used for (pick one): email, or address, or phone number, as artist wants them to appear in the brochure.
  • Please print and spell carefully and count characters to insure information is included accurately in the brochure. (Form will be provided to selected artists.)

Reveal Event:   

An exhibition of the original work and a reveal of the printed banners will be held at the Art Place in March, 2024.  Further details will be provided prior to the event.   

Before you apply:

 You will be required to provide the following during the application process:

  1.  Upload an image of your artwork (up to two entries). The ArtScape Committee reserves the right to crop artwork to square if you do not crop your own images.  The banner images must be square.  
  2. Your images should be named:  Last Name-First Name-1 or Last Name-First Name-2 (Example Doe-Jane-1).
  3. It is recommended that you apply on a computer, not on your phone so that you have access to your images.
  4. Your payment must be received by (tbd).
  5. You can pay on-line, though sometimes paying on-line especially with a cell phone can be problematic.  If you are unable to pay on line, you can check the "pay by check" option.
  6. You can mail your check to:  Art League, PO Box 514, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Application Process:

 Members will be requested to enter their Art League login ID and password to be eligible for the member discount.  Non-members are able to apply without logging into the Art League System.

Registration Opens November 1, 2023. On behalf of the ArtScape Committee, we look forward to your submission.