Sunset Vision offers anyone the opportunity to show their work at our annual art show and sale.The theme for the 2018 exhibit is Uniquely Brunswick. Our county offers such diverse and distinct points of interest, geography, and inhabitants: Wat Carolina, a Thai Buddhist Monastery in Bolivia; Endangered or threatened species like the Loggerhead Sea Turtle and the Venus Fly trap; Significant historical sites like Brunswick Town and Old Baldy; The healing waters of the Shallotte Inlet; And don't forget about the ghosts, pirates, and other folklore! All of our uniquities offer unlimited creative possibilities.

Artists will create original work for submission for the show and sale. The work will hang for 3 days in Triple D's Hemi Haven, a private classic car showroom, with a fundraising reception on Friday, June 22, 2018. Art can also be viewed on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm and on Saturday, June 23 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  

Submission Guidelines

Artists may submit ORIGINAL two-dimensional (2-D) work to include painting, pastel, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital imaging, mosaics, stained glass, mixed media, and three-dimensional (3-D) work.

Show Criteria

  • ​All work must be original in concept, composition, and execution. No kits or copies of previous work will be accepted.
  • All work must be for sale with a 30% commission to Sunset Vision Group retained on all sales.
  • Artists may submit up to 2 pieces of art per entry fee in any category.
  • Sunset Vision Group reserves the right to refuse any work that does not match the Entry and Submission guidelines or meet show criteria.
  • All artwork sold will be taken by customer at the close of the show. 
  • No artwork may be removed from the Show by the artist until after 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

2D Criteria

  • Must be in quality frames, on 1-1/2” gallery-wrapped canvas, or 1-1/2” cradle, or in a professional presentation.
  • Must be wired securely (no saw tooth hangers), and ready to hang.
  • Must not exceed 30" x 40".

3D Criteria

  • May be executed in any medium to include metal, ceramic, glass, wood, paper, mixed, etc.
  • Jewelry will not be accepted.
  • Work must weigh 30 lbs. or less.
  • Freestanding sculptures requiring special mounting or suspension will not be accepted.
  • Top-heavy or unstable work will not be accepted.
  • 3D work with a top, or any type of separate piece(s) must have the separate piece(s) secured and labeled. 


  • A non-refundable entry fee is $20 for non-students and $10 for part-time or full-time students of an accredited school.
  • An application form must be completed and each artist must register by May 25, 2018.  
  • The entry fee and application must be filled out and mailed directly to: Sunset Vision P.O. Box 6244  Sunset Beach, NC 28468. Attention: Art Show. Payment will be due prior to submitting artwork.
  • Artwork must be hand-delivered on: Thurs. 6/14 between 2 to 4 pm and Friday, 6/15 between 2 to 4 pm to: 7011 Beach Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC.
  • All artwork, when submitted, must include a label with the following information:  (1) First and Last name (this is the name that will appear in your bio, on your wall label, and in the program. (2) Title of the work, (3) Medium, (4) Category (2D, 3D, etc.), and (5) Price. 
  • Artists are responsible for setting the price of each of their works. 

The following monetary awards will be awarded:

1st place - $200
2nd place - $175
3rd place - $150
People’s Choice Award - $100

Honorable mention awards will receive gift cards.
People’s Choice Award: Ballots will available to all who enter the show to encourage community participation. The ballots for the People’s Choice will be tallied and award presented at the closing party.

Judges to be announced. 

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  • Deadline for Artist Entries: May 25, 2018. 
  • Artwork delivery dates: ​Thurs. 6/14 between 2 to 4 pm and Friday, 6/15 between 2 to 4 pm to: 7011 Beach Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC.
  • Artwork pick up: All unsold works must be picked up at the close of the show on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm.

Artist Submission Guidelines