Artists wishing to be considered for future exhibitions are encouraged to review, prepare and submit an Exhibition Proposal for use by the committee to review the artist’s work to exhibit. Please review and download the Exhibition Proposals: Submission Form and Requirements.
Send your submission to:
Erin Durham, Curatorial Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Artist Submission”
Attn: Erin Durham, Curatorial Specialist
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
PO Box 32139
423 West King Street
Boone, NC 28608
Online Gallery Resources
The Turchin Center provides online resources for potential exhibiting artists, including images of the gallery spaces, past installations, and floor plans of the gallery spaces with corresponding dimensions.
Annual Competition Opportunities
Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
A program of An Appalachian Summer Festival and Appalachian State University, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts annually brings ten new works to the university campus through the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. The setting, installation assistance, printed materials, corporate sales program, $10,000 in honorariums and awards, and a commitment to artists and education combine to offer this premier venue for contemporary outdoor sculpture. A complete archive and further information is located on the tcva.org website.
The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition
The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) is an annual program of Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs (scholarship fundraiser) in partnership with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. This competition features a complete online submission system and provides both amateur and professional photographers the opportunity to showcase their interpretation of the unique character, people, places and pursuits that distinguish the Southern Appalachians. For more information about the competition, schedule and submission requirements, please visit the Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition website
- How far in advance does the Center plan the exhibition schedule?
- The TCVA typically schedules exhibitions anywhere from 2-4 years in advance.
- How often does the center review proposals for exhibitions and how are the submissions reviewed?
- Artist submissions will be accepted at any time and will be reviewed by our curatorial specialists on a schedule concurrent with the volume of submittals. Artist submissions are reviewed by the curatorial team and are judged by quality of work and how well the artist’s work fits within the mission of the TCVA.
- How are submissions and proposals reviewed?
- Artists submissions and proposals are reviewed quarterly by committee and are judged by the quality of work and how well the artist’s work fits within the mission of the center.
- How many galleries does the TCVA have?
- The TCVA features six gallery spaces. These include the Main Gallery, Mezzanine Gallery and Community Gallery located in the East Wing and Gallery A, Gallery B and the Mayer Gallery in the West Wing. Additionally, the TCVA boasts several exhibition sites outdoors on our plaza and garden. Each gallery has its own unique qualities, with sizes ranging from large open spaces to smaller, more intimate spaces. The Mayer Gallery features floor to ceiling windows, while the other five 5 galleries feature more traditional controlled lighting.
- Can I apply to a specific gallery?
Requests for specific galleries may be made, but the curatorial staff will make final decisions in assigning exhibitions to specific gallery spaces.