Artist Resources

Call for Artists for Gallery Exhibitions and Artist Sales Gallery

Call for Artists for Gallery Exhibitions and Artist Sales Gallery

The Burke Arts Council in Downtown Morganton is seeking innovative work from emerging and established artists working in all mediums for solo and/or group exhibitions in the Jailhouse Gallery and our Artists’ Sales Gallery. Please use the form below to upload up to 5 artwork samples. All work must be original works of art, created by… Read more »

Call for Artists – Courthouse Square Outdoor Event Space

Call for Artists – Courthouse Square Outdoor Event Space

The City of Morganton, Main Street Office, the Burke County Arts Council, and the North Carolina Arts Council are seeking qualifications from artists or artist teams to work directly with landscape architects, architects and designers in the creation of a new, outdoor multi-purpose event space in downtown Morganton. The City of Morganton is currently interviewing… Read more »



THE BURKE ARTS COUNCIL is pleased to announce a call for artists to participate in THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL WOODWORKERS EXHIBITION DATES OF THE EXHIBITION:  March 15 – April 18, 2019.ARTIST RECEPTION:  Friday, March 15, 5 – 7 PM LOCATION: The Burke Arts Council Jailhouse Gallery115 E Meeting Street, Downtown Morganton, NC (Please deliver the Artist Agreement… Read more »

Calling All Artists ! Annual Y-ART Sale on the Square

Annual Y-Art Sale – Time to clean out your artistic space! Join us on the Square on Saturday, October 6, 2018 for an opportunity to share your artwork – paintings, sculpture, supplies, objets d’art, art posters, art books, anything art-related ! Saturday, October 6, 2018.  10AM until 2PM on the Historic Courthouse Square Only 30 spots available…. Read more »

Regional Artists Grants (RAP-G) Applications Available

Area Counties Accepting Applications from Regional Artists Applications for 2018 – 19 Regional Artist Projects Grants (RAP-G) for artists residing in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba or McDowell Counties are now being accepted.  (A Spanish language version of the application and guidelines is also available.) This annual grant, for up to $1,500 provides financial support to… Read more »


PICTURES OF THE PRESENT.  PICTURES FOR THE FUTURE. A Project of the Burke Youth Health Coalition The Burke Arts Council, in collaboration with Burke Recovery and Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge Arts in Medicine, is pleased to announce the second annual Vocal Lens Photography Competition and Exhibition.  Join students from Burke County as we bring A VOCAL… Read more »

Art of Chocolate Call for Artists

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!   Options is pleased to announce its annual fundraiser the Art of Chocolate.  The event will be held on May 3, 2019 at 7pm at the historic Armory located at 306 W. McDowell St., Morganton.  This is the twelfth year of the event. Funds raised from the sale of your art directly support… Read more »

Grassroots Grants Applications now available for local organizations

The Burke Arts Council is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program through September 14, 2018. Since 1977, the North Carolina Art’s Council Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. Using a per capita based formula, the program provides funding for the arts in all… Read more »