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Call to Artists
How to participate in Exhibitions, Workshops, Lectures, and Demonstrations at The Bascom.

Please check back periodically throughout the year for updates on exhibition and program submissions.

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Exhibitions

To propose your work for exhibition beyond the members' and juried exhibitions, kindly submit:
  • A portfolio of printed images
  • Biography with artist's statement (half page total)
  • Resume with name, address, phone numbers, email, website address, awards, and list of publications, collections and exhibitions that have included your work
  • Duplicate copies of all materials
  • Addressed to: Sallie Taylor, Chief of Exhibitions, The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC 28741
  • For questions, please email staylor@thebascom.org

Call for Entries

The Bascom Members’ Challenge: "10 x 10"

Entry Deadline: June 28
Exhibition: July 2 to August 28, 2016 Main Building

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 2, 5pm to 7pm

Each year, we are honored to showcase the talents of the artists who are Bascom members. This year’s challenge: create artwork that fits within a 10” x 10” x 10” space. 2D artwork must be created on a 10” x 10” wood panel – provided by The Bascom – and 3D artwork must sit on top of a 10” x 10” wood panel and may not measure more than 10” in any direction, including the wood panel. Works in all media are acceptable. The Bascom will provide one 10” x 10” wood panel for all participating members starting March 1, 2016. The final display of artworks will be a group installation, gridded on the wall of the Greehey Atrium. Please submit your work by June 20, along with the Artist Agreement found on the website under Call to Artists.            

2016 Member's Challenge Entry Form 2016 Member's Challenge Entry Form (126 KB)



American Art Today: What is American Art?

October 1 to December 11
Loft Gallery
Opening Reception: October 1, 5 to 7 pm 

The 16th Annual Juried Exhibition, American Art Today, is a prestigious exhibition that features work of approximately 30 artists from across the nation.  This year's subject, "What is American Art", will be answered through the selected works by juror, Dr. William U. Eiland.  A native of Sprott, AL, he has been the director of the Georgia Museum of Art since 1992.  He has received several fellowships and distinguished service awards.  Eiland serves on several boards, including the American Association for Museums.  He is the author of The Truth in Things: The Life and Career of Lamar Dodd. Submissions for American Art Today are made through CaFÉ: << CLICK HERE TO ENTER CaFÉ  >>

$5,500 will be awarded and announced at the opening reception, October 1, 5pm - 7pm.

*Submission deadline is July 31, 2016*



Adult Instruction

To be considered for work as a contract art instructor in The Bascom's Adult educational programming, kindly submit:
  • Description of the class or workshop content including media, theme, approach to instruction, hours per day, number of days, maximum number of students, your supply list for students, and any special requirements 
  • 2-3 high-resolution digital images of your current artwork and an image of you
  • Resume
  • Promotional tips. Will you notify individuals on your mailing list of your class? Will you post on your website information about your Bascom class/workshop?
  • Address: Education Department,education@thebascom.org
    The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC, 28741

Youth and Family Instruction

To be considered for work as a contract art instructor in The Bascom's Youth and Family educational programming, kindly submit:
  • Description of proposed class or workshop content including media, theme, approach to instruction, hours per day, number of days, maximum number of students, your supply list for students, and any special requirements 
  • Examples of projects created by students under your instruction - no more than 5 high-resolution digital images
  • Resume
  • Promotional tips. Will you notify individuals on your mailing list of your class? Will you post on your website information about your Bascom class/workshop?
  • Address to:  Education Department,education@thebascom.org
    The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC, 28741

Lectures and Demonstrations

To be considered for speaking engagements or art/craft demonstrations in The Bascom's educational programming, kindly submit:
  • Description of the topic/media, content, time frame, maximum number of participants, equipment needs, and any special requirements
  • 2-3 high-resolution digital images of your current artwork or images to be used during presentation 
  • Resume
  • Promotional tips. Will you notify individuals on your mailing list? Will you post on your website information about your Bascom event?
  • Addressed to: Sallie Taylor, Chief of Exhibitions, staylor@thebascom.org, The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC 28741
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