Arts Council of Carteret County | Art From The Heart

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The Arts Council of Carteret County (ACCC) announces it’s 28th annual show and sale of original artwork, Art From the Heart. The exhibit will open in Morehead City on Friday, February 16 and close on Thursday, March 8.

This non-juried show is open to artists 18 years of age or older who reside in Carteret, Craven, Onslow and Pamlico Counties. Artists from those counties may participate whether or not they are members of the ACCC. All ACCC member artists may participate regardless of their county or state of residence. Artists who wish to join the ACCC or renew their membership may do so at registration for Art From The Heart or by mail. CLICK HERE to download the forms. Memberships levels begin at $25.00 per year.

Artist Registration

Artist registration will be held on Friday and Saturday, February 9 and 10 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, and on Sunday, February 11 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. All Art From The Heart 2018 events, including registration, will be held at the west end of Morehead Plaza in the 2900 block of Arendell Street in Morehead City, in the commercial unit adjacent to Snap Fitness. Original two and three-dimensional artwork in all media including oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoals, watercolors, collage, mixed media, pottery, sculpture, woodturning, fiber art, jewelry, and photography may be entered into this show. All artwork must be for sale.

Our Judge

The judge for Art From the Heart 2018 will be professional artist and art teacher Bob Rankin from Raleigh, NC. To view his full resume and numerous selections of his work please go to his website at Mr. Rankin will conduct a critique and commentary session at the Art From The Heart gallery on Monday, February 12 at 6:30 pm. Artists may sign up for that session during registration. The cost will be $10 per participant.


Registration of Artwork  

Friday, February 9 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, February 10 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, February 11 • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Monday, February 12, 6:30 pm • Judge’s Critique and Commentary

AFH judge Bob Rankin will do a walk-thru of the show, make comments and answer questions from artists and other interested participants. Fee: $10.00 per participant. Artists may sign up at registration. This session will be limited to 50 participants.

Thursday, February 15, 5:30 – 7:00 pm • Carteret County Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours

This event requires a ticket for admission. Tickets are $5.00 and should be purchased in advance by calling the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce at 252-726-6350.

Friday, February 16, 5:00 – 7:30 pm • AFH Opening Reception and Awards

Artists, their guests and the public are invited free of charge

Saturday, February 17 – Thursday, March 8

Gallery open to the public

Thursday, March 8

Show closes 5:00 pm

Gallery Hours 

Monday – Wednesday • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday – Saturday • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday • Noon – 5:00 pm

Artwork Pickup

Thursday, March 8 • 5:00 – 6:00 pm (no early pickups allowed)
Friday, March 9 • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 10 • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm