Art Calls In Search of the Dragon
International Deadline: November 30, 2021 – Oriental is a unique little village located on the Inner Coastal Waterway in NC. One of the last remaining fishing villages in the US, it is also known as The Sailing Capital of North Carolina. Oriental is also home for many creatives including artists and artisans, musicians, authors, and thespians.
Each year on New Year’s Eve, two “dragons” (mysteriously sporting human legs and feet from below) parade through the town. The villagers and as many as a thousand visitors dance around and behind the creatures, banging pots and spoons to ward away evil spirits in the coming year. Others try and touch the dragon for good luck.
Later, in February, coordinating with Chinese New Year, the Pamlico County Arts Council host their annual membership drive, known as The Burning of the Dragon. A literal torching of a 30 ft high rendition of the creature, set aflame to ensure nothing but creative and positive things happen in the coming year.
Both of these events have become regional Coastal Carolina treasured events!
Clearly, Oriental loves dragons! And we want to see yours! All artists in all mediums except film and performance are invited to apply.
On display December 26, 2021 – to February 19, 2022.
Open to artists worldwide. All mediums except video are invited to submit photos of work for consideration. Dragons may be two dimensional or three dimensional. All work should be less than 40” in width and 60” in height.
There is a $35 flat fee to submit your work for the In Search of the Dragon exhibit.
Visit us for complete details and easy online entry.
All work must be for sale. ArtWorks Oriental retains a 30% commission on all work sold; 70% to the artist.
Accepted work without exception cannot be offered for sale through any other venue including but not limited to personal websites, social media, or other gallery locations during the time period of the show.
Oriental is a unique little village located on the Inner Coastal Waterway in NC. One of the last remaining fishing villages in the US, it is also known as The Sailing Capital of North Carolina. Oriental is also home for many creatives including artists and artisans, musicians, authors, and thespians.
ArtWorks Oriental is Education Center, an interactive studio, and a gallery where artists from around the US share their talents and offer their work for sale.
518 South Water Street
Oriental, NC 28571