The 22st Annual Fall Exhibition & Sale

September 26 to October 8, 2022

Brunswick Arts Council Annual Visual Arts Show

This annual event began in 2000 and each year we rotate the show to a different venue. Join us for our 22st year this September to October, 2022 at Leland Culture Center, Southport NC.  This year’s Judge is Sharon Wozniak-Spencer.

Many small community arts groups (photographers, painters, pottery, etc.) around the county come together to help make this annual juried arts show happen. There are different categories and award levels. 

New to the area or been here forever? Share what inspires you to create with your fellow Brunswick artists & residents – we encourage you to enter your work!


New Teen Category for 2022!

Brunswick Arts Council will present its 22nd Annual Fall Art Show and Sale September 26th   through October 8th at the Leland Cultural Arts Center located at 1212 Magnolia Village Way, Leland, NC 28451. The show will be on display in the multi-purpose/exhibition space of the arts center.

The annual art show will include works by adults members and non-members of Brunswick Arts Council and other arts groups (including Art League of Leland, Waterway Arts Association, Oak Island Art Guild, Art Association of Southport, Coastal Camera Club) and will include 2 -dimensional works in oils, watercolor, pastel and mixed media as well as 3-dimensional works.  New this year, we are encouraging the submission of 2 -dimensional and 3-dimensional works from our local youth artists ages 13-18.


Submit Your Entry

All entry information and fees must be received by September 23rd  mailed to: Mary Beth Livers, Fall Art Show, 3651 Heron Circle, Southport NC 28461 and received by that date OR  hand delivered to Brunswick Arts Council on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Leland Cultural Arts Center.  CALL for Donated Artwork – each year, BAC works with a different nonprofit organization during the art show seeking donations of art for a community auction.

Art with Heart Donations

This year, we are asking artists to donate a piece of their work to the “ART with HEART” Event for New Hope Clinic. New Hope provides low-cost health care (medical, eye and dental services) to individuals across the county. The ART with HEART Event will be held on October 23rd in Southport.  For your convenience, please bring your donation of artwork to LCAC on September 24 when you are dropping off your Art Show entry pieces.  We will have a separate take-in table with forms for donations.

Art with Heart Donation Forms


Hours & Reception

The show is open to the public with free admission from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 pm Friday and Saturday keeping the hours of Leland Cultural Arts Centers. The show is juried and an awards reception will be held on Friday, October 7th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be over $3000 awarded for a variety of categories. The public is invited to attend the show anytime during the week and to attend the reception on Friday.


Art Show Team

Coordinator of this year’s exhibit is Lee Selbe (AAS) with assistance from Joeli Franks (LCAC), Ricardo Perez (ALL), Shane Miller (Visual Arts Coordinator for BCSD), Jamie Lynn Robinson (BAC Board Member)  and Mary Beth Livers (BAC).

Schedule of Events

Event Schedule: 

Pre-Registration Deadline: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Receiving Works: Saturday, September 24, 2022 | 10am-1pm

Exhibition Dates: Monday, September 26 thru Saturday, October 8, 2022

Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday  | 9am-9pm*, Friday – Saturday  | 9am-3pm*

*Varied based on Programming

Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 7, 2022 | 6-8pm

Removal of Work: Monday, October 10, 2022 | 2-7pm

About the Judge

Tony loves his community and all its surroundings. Nothing more than the people who occupy it.

Tony Vivaldi is a retired banker and military veteran with a passion for watercolor painting. When Tony Vivaldi retired his life changed dramatically. Tony began painting over thirty years ago but gave it up for lack of time as he focused primarily on work and family. The passion of painting, which never left, resurfaced again some thirty years later. Now, living in Hampstead, N.C., he wants to share the incredible beauty of what he sees every time he hits the waterways or beach. Each artist has unique style and A.M. Vivaldi Watercolors specializes in "capturing memories" whether it is his own inspiration, Wilmington landmarks, intracoastal and ocean scenery, or waterscapes. Additionally, Vivaldi recently won second place for his work in the Bellamy Mansion Emerging Art Show. He has found a way to blend his life experiences and desire to help and share the power of art creativity.

Save A Vet Now

A M Vivaldi Watercolors

Leland Cultural Arts Center

Located at 1212 Magnolia Village Way

Leland, NC 28451. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday (9 am to 9 pm) and Friday -Saturday (9 am to 3 pm).