Visual Artists

View artists from previous CenterFest events:

SunShine Artist CenterFest Report

Each year CenterFest showcases the outstanding artwork of 140 visual artists from across the U.S. in fine arts and fine craft. Applications are NOW OPEN for visual artists who wish to be considered for inclusion in CenterFest 2017 – submit your application by May 15, 2017!

NEW for 2017: This year, for the first time at CenterFest, Emerging Artists are invited to apply for a 10’ x 10’ booth space at a significantly discounted rate. CenterFest is excited to provide an opportunity for local Emerging Artists to participate in a major art event, with accompanying benefits of exposure, sales, and the chance to interact with other artists and potential patrons of their work. Applicants must either reside or have their art-practice based in Durham County, NC, and must be first-time exhibitors at CenterFest. Artists should have some record of professional achievement, but are not expected to have extensive experience in exhibiting or selling their work at an art fair. See the standard visual artist application for more details.

We were proud to feature an outstanding group of Visual Artists at CenterFest 2016!

The 2016 CenterFest Visual Artist Merit Judges were Lauren Turner, Assistant Curator for the Collection at Ackland Art Museum, Linda Dougherty, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Art Museum, and Cheryl Cullum Stewart, a Public Art Consultant working with Piedmont Triad International Airport, the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro’s Public Art Endowment, and the North Carolina Arts Council! The merit judges selected several winning artists and awarded cash prizes totaling $2,500 to Best In Show, First Place, Second and Third Place.

The 2016 Winning Artists:

Lauren Markley, a jeweler from Raleigh, NC won Best in Show. Hsiang-Ting Yen, a jeweler from Raleigh, NC won First Place. Fong Choo, a ceramics artist from Louisville, KY received Second Place. Kathleen Dautel, a jeweler from Raleigh, NC came in Third Place. Kevin Duval, a sculptor from Wilmington, NC, received the Citizens’ Choice Award.

Check out the Visual Artists that presented at CenterFest 2016!

Visual Artists