Blue Ridge Mountain Regional Juried Exhibition

Submission Details

  • Accepted Artists Notified: February 5, 2024
  • Art Delivered by: February 25, 2024
  • Exhibition on View in Gallery: March 1-30, 2024
  • Opening Reception and Announcement of Winners: Saturday, March 9
  • Art Pickup: April 4-8, 2024 or make shipping arrangements

Call for Entries

UpMarket Gallery is organizing our 2024 Blue Ridge Mountain Regional Juried Exhibition in Asheville, NC. The exhibition will be on view in the gallery March 1-30, 2024. An opening reception with the announcement of awards will be held 3-5 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2024.

Monetary Awards

MONETARY AWARDS are given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and People’s Choice. Ribbons will be given for Honorable Mentions.

Application Requirements

IMAGE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR THE JURY PROCESS: Images submitted must be in digital, JPEG format, and 300dpi. Do not submit slides, photographs, or the original pieces. Crop out all frames and mats and do not include identifying information (like a signature) directly on the image. Custom slide shows with special effects cannot be accepted. Please title all images as follows: entry number, title, and artist name (example: 2_Far Off Land_Jane Lane). Make sure that the image quality reflects the original piece as this will be the only image considered during the jury selection. The juror and Arts Guild staff reserve the right of refusal if the quality of the delivered work differs from the image submitted to the juror.

ENTRY FEE: Entry fee is not refundable. $25 for three entries.

ACCEPTED ARTWORK: Artists will be notified via email of the juror’s results. Work accepted for the exhibition must be labeled on the back with the entry number, artist name, title, medium, dimensions (height x width x depth), retail price, and date created. 2-D artwork must have a secure wire in the back to be ready to hang. No sawtooth hooks!

SALES: All pieces must be for sale. UpMarket Gallery manages all sales and receives a 40% commission on the retail price.

SHIPPING: Upon notification of acceptance, work may be shipped or hand-delivered. Guild staff will make every effort to save shipping boxes for use in return of artwork. The artist is responsible for all delivery and return packing, insurance, and shipping costs. For help with return shipping, contact the Depot Gallery at the end of the exhibition. All returns will be managed by the local UPS/FedEx outlet at Junction 7. Please do not send additional funds to the Gallery for return art shipping costs. These costs will be handled between the artist and Junction 7.

For more information, email UpMarket Gallery at: info@upmarketgallery.com


WHO CAN ENTER: Open to residents of North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia

ELIGIBLE ART ENTRIES: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, mixed media, drawings, and small 3-D sculptures are acceptable. No photographs, mixed media with photographs, computer generated artwork, prints, jewelry, or crafts are allowed. The Executive Director has the final decision over the acceptance of non-traditional artwork into the jury process. All works must be original, made by the artist, and executed within the last 5 years. 2-D image size cannot exceed 2’x3’ (excluding frame). 3-D works cannot exceed 3’x3’x6’ or weigh over 50 lbs.

Monetary Awards

MONETARY AWARDS are given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and People’s Choice. Ribbons will be given for Honorable Mentions.


JUROR for the 2024 Blue Ridge Mountain Regional Juried Exhibition is Heather Davis.