ONLINE EXHIBITION: As part of an ongoing commitment to promote drawing practices in the visual arts, the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville) invites artists to submit entries to a Juried International ONLINE and IN PRINT exhibition of contemporary drawing. UNC Asheville seeks to examine drawing as it is practiced and defined by today’s artists. Such an exhibition will demonstrate the continued significance of drawing through both conventional and innovative methods.

For social distancing purposes and the safety of all, this year the Drawing Discourse Exhibition will be offered online and in print. Accepted work will be exhibited via the UNC Asheville’s Department of Art & Art History website and in print, both debuting on January 22, 2021.

UNC Asheville is enthusiastic about what this unique opportunity will offer artists internationally. Past exhibitions were bound by limitations of the size of our physical gallery space. The digital and in-print platforms will allow a larger quantity of work to be accepted in addition to a broader scope of entries with the submission of works whose scale, weight or stability do not typically warrant shipping capabilities. Furthermore, we are pleased that all lectures and corresponding events will be held virtually, providing accessibility to a larger audience.

When is the deadline to submit?
Originally it was December 1, 2020, but we have extended it to December 13, 2020, to give you more time to prepare your entry. Entries must be submitted by midnight (Mountain Time Zone) on the 13th.
Where can I find more information about the exhibit?
The official prospectus is attached and you may also find more information here. When you are ready to apply you can use the green APPLY NOW link at the top of this page.


Organization/Company: University of North Carolina Asheville
Location: Online
Deadline: December 13, 2020
How to Apply: To apply, visit