Call for Art – Art of Cool Commemorative Poster.

Does your visual art reflect the sound and feel of jazz? The Art of Cool Project and Pleiades Gallery are looking for 2D artwork for the 2016 Art of Cool Festival commemorative poster.

The winning entry will be used for limited edition commemorative posters signed by the artist, the original artwork will be displayed for sale in Pleiades Gallery during the Art of Cool Festival (May 2016), and the winner will receive a $500 prize and a pair of VIP tickets to all festival events.

Applicants may submit two entries per artist (see below for details). There is a $20 application fee per artist. Three to five top entries will be chosen by a jury panel and then the public will vote for the winner via website and social media. The winning artist will transport the original artwork to Pleiades Gallery for the exhibit that coincides with the Art of Cool Festival.

Eligibility:  …must love jazz music. Applicants must be North Carolina visual artists working in 2D media.


Entry deadline                                                                           November 6, 2015

Jury Panel selects top 3-5 entries, artists are notified                  November 20, 2015

Public votes for their favorite image from the top 3-5 entries       November 30 – December 11, 2015

Notification of winning artist                                                       December 14, 2015

Delivery of winning work                                                                       April 2016

Exhibition date                                                                                           May 2016

Entries:   Please send JPEGs of work and application information to:

See more details at

The Randolph Arts Guild

123 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, NC 27203

PO Box 1033
Asheboro, NC 27204

Phone: (336) 629-0399
Fax: (336) 629-2892

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