Art in the Heart of Hillsborough Art Show

Event Information

  • The show takes place on the front and back lawn of the Alexander Dickson House/Hillsborough Visitors Center at 150 East King Street and on Cameron St. 

  • Artist Vendors may load and unload their work on E. Margaret Lane, E. King St. or Cameron St. after which they are required to park in any legal spot with consideration given to customer parking. 

Artists and Booth Numbers


Pamela Groben, 3
Deborah Harris, 11
Crawford Horne, 37

Judy Kane, 40
Russell Knop, 44



Rosie Burr, 4

Robert Byers, 35
Daniel Seaman, 42



Jeremy Stollings, 7


Mixed Media:

Ann Hobgood, 1
Lorie Malone, 19



Tonya Brami, 17
Hanni Dodson, 20
Kenny Glenn, 10 & 10a

Estella Johnson, 25
Sandra Lett, 31

Stacy Lewis, 28


Sean Bailey, 13



Ginnie Parrish, 36





Clara Hawley, 6

Mollie Keel, 15

Catherine Kramer, 22
Erika Martinez , 26

Eliza Murphy, 39



George Campbell, 8
Stephanie Kelly, 9
James Meadors, 16
William H. Moore, 23
Matthew Scarlett, 29
Carol & Jim Steele, 34



Krista Ashe, 2
Rebecca Board, 5
Lynn Burcher, 12
Robert D. Byers
Natasha Caine, 14
Cheryl Foiles, 18
Christine Harkey, 21
Paula Joyce, 24
Maggie Joynt, 27
Suzanne Love, 30
Kathryn Mathias, 32

Donna Nolen-Weathington, 41
Staci Phebus, 33 

Suzan Scribner-Reed, 38
Cindy Snow, 43

Food and Beverage Vendors


Call for Artists

You are invited to participate in



Saturday, April 21, 2018

Rain Date Sunday, April 22

9am - 4pm


This juried show offers original artwork and quality handcrafted items for sale on the lawn of the historic

Alexander Dickson House/Hillsborough Visitors Center in downtown Hillsborough. ​

Jurying Process

Work will be judged on both originality and craftsmanship. Pieces must be the work of the presenting artist. Quotas exist for each category in order to present an interesting and balanced show.


Juried Categories:

  1. Ceramics - original (non-jewelry) clay and porcelain work

  2. Drawing - works created using dry media (chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencils) or inks and washes

  3. Fiber - all fiber work including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry, and papermaking

  4. Glass - original (non-jewelry) work created in glass

  5. Jewelry - all jewelry, regardless of material - metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic, mixed media, etc.

  6. Metal - non-sculptural, non-jewelry works made from metal

  7. Mixed-Media - 2D and 3D works that incorporate more than one type of physical material

  8. Painting - works created in oils, acrylics, and watercolor; signed reproductions are allowed

  9. Photography - photo prints made from the artist's original image, including Photoshop processing

  10. Sculpture - three-dimensional original work done in any medium (unless previously specified)

  11. Wood - original works that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved

  12. Digital art - range of artistic works that use digital technology as an essential part of the creative and/or presentation process

  13. Other


Each applicant must submit 3 images (3 different pieces of recent work) to be juried. Images must be clear, in focus, hi-res/digital without filters. Slides, Powerpoint or personal websites will not be accepted. 


If you wish to apply in more than one category, please fill out a separate application for each category for which you would like to be considered. Each category must be juried and have 3 photos for each.


If sharing a booth, each artist must apply separately and be juried.

Fee Structure


Application fee:

$20 per artist (regardless of booth size or if sharing a booth)

Applications will be considered only once that application fee has been received.  

Booth(s) fee:

Single 10 x 10 booth - Single Artist: $80

Single 10 x 10 booth - Two Artists: $80

Double booth - Single Artist: $160

Double booth - Two Artists: $160

Additional Information and Regulations

  • Applications will be considered only once that application fee has been received.  

  • Each person in a shared booth must be juried separately and each must pay the application fee.

  • Only original works conceived and executed by the artist/crafter will be acceptable. Manufactured or wholesale items will not be accepted. 

  • Works in the categories presented for jurying must entail the majority of the work offered for sale. Up to 25% of the work offered for sale may include non-juried items. For example, a metal or wood worker may make small pieces for jewelry. These would not need to be submitted as a separate category.

  • Participants may erect a canopy no larger than the space size applied for. Artists must provide their own tables, chairs and any necessary shims for leveling. 

  • Setup starts at 7:00 am and must be completed by 9:00 am. With limited volunteer support, all artists are responsible for their own setup.

  • Color postcards will be available upon request for participating artists to use for their own advertising.

  • Artists participating in the event must be present for the entire show. Breakdown prior to 4:00 pm will result in cancellation of an invitation to future shows and must be completed by 5:30 pm. 

  • Participants are individually responsible for payment of applicable sales tax. 

  • In the event of inclement weather, the show will be held on Sunday, April 22. 

  • No refunds will be made after March 15, 2018. If any cancellations occur, applicants on the waiting list will be notified in order of the ranking given by the jury.

  • Participants who fail to arrive will lose their space without a refund. Spaces are not transferable.   

  • Hillsborough Arts Council does not assume liability for losses or damages suffered by participants, booth, display or merchandise at any time. Participants are responsible for their own liability insurance. 

  • Once accepted, the participant agrees to abide by the rules of the show. In the event of differing interpretation of the rules, final authority rests with the show sponsor, Hillsborough Arts Council. 

  • The jury reserves the right to ask the artist to remove work deemed inappropriate for a family-friendly venue.

Application Process

  1. Complete and submit the online application by clicking here: 

  2. Submit 3 clear, high-resolution images of recent work to be juried. Images must be:

  3. Pay $20 nonrefundable application fee:

    1. By check payable to the Hillsborough Arts Council. Mailed to Hillsborough Arts Council, Attn: Arts and Crafts Show, 102 North Churton Street, Hillsborough NC 27278

    2. Via Paypal below:

The application, fee and photos must be received by the Hillsborough Arts Council no later than January 30.

Booth Fee

Only after you receive an acceptance letter, you may pay your booth fee by either:

  • Mailing a check made out to Hillsborough Arts Council with the memo line "Booth Fee" to 102 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC 27278, OR

  • Paying via the PayPal link below.


Booth(s) fee:

Single 10 x 10 booth - Single Artist: $80

Single 10 x 10 booth - Two Artists: $80

Double booth - Single Artist: $160

Double booth - Two Artists: $160

Important Dates

  • January 30 - Application deadline (application form, fee and images)

  • March 1 - Email notification of jury's decision

  • March 15 - Booth fee deadline

  • April 21 - Event date

    • 7 am setup

    • 9 am Show starts

    • 4 pm Show ends

    • 5:30 pm breakdown complete 

  • April 22 - Rain date 

Contact Information

Questions? Contact or call 919-643-2500

Food Vendors

If you are a food vendor interested in participating, please contact 

© 2018 HILLSBOROUGH ARTS COUNCIL. All rights reserved.      102 North Churton Street, Hillsborough NC 27278       (919) 643-2500

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