Art of Chocolate – Call for Art

Options is pleased to announce its annual fundraiser the Art of Chocolate.  The event will be held on May 4th, 2018 at 7pm at the historic Armory located at 306 W. McDowell St., Morganton.  This is the eleventh year of the event. Funds raised from the sale of your art directly support women and children affected by domestic violence in Burke County.  In the past eleven years, local artists and crafts people have generously supported the Art of Chocolate with donations of their creations, and we hope that you will consider donating this year.

Options seeks paintings, pottery, textiles, jewelry, sculptures, furniture, and photography to be sold in the silent or live auction.  This year, in an effort to ensure the high quality of arts and crafts offered at auction, all art will be reviewed before being accepted by the Art of Chocolate (AOC).  Additionally, art valued at or over $250 will be considered for the live auction.  Artists who submit art valued at or over $250 may designate a reserve price.  Pieces that do not meet the reserve price will not be sold and will be returned to the artist if requested (optional).

All art accepted by the Art of Chocolate will be on display from April 19th to May 1st at the Burke Arts Council-Jailhouse Gallery.  Burke Arts Council will also host a reception for the artists on Friday April 27th from 5-7pm at the Jailhouse Gallery.

We are excited to offer two cash prizes of $100 for “Viewer’s Choice.”  The winners will be selected by popular vote while the art is showcased at the Jailhouse Gallery. The winners will be announced at the AOC.  All artists whose art has been accepted by AOC will receive two complimentary tickets to the event (valued at $100).  Artist must RSVP to reserve tickets by April 21st.

The attached registration form includes directions for delivery and space for you to describe your art.  AOC will use the information supplied to publicize your art.

If you have any questions please contact Laurie King ( or call 438-9444 and Options staff will be happy to help. 

Thank you so much for your support of Options!

~The Options Staff and Board of Directors