Art Shows

Guild Art Shows

Every year, the Stanly Arts Guild hosts at least three art shows that showcase local and surrounding artists . Current show information is posted below as it is available. If you are interested in participating in a show, you can join our mailing list and receive e-mail information on shows as they become available.

Art Explosion

The annual show is sponsored by The Stanly Arts Guild, The Stanly News & Press, and Uwharrie Bank The show is divided into three categories – 2-D Art, 3-D Art, and Photography. Each category is awarded 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place prizes, as well as Honorable Mentions. There is also a Member’s Choice award to the overall winner. Please check the prospectus for more information.

Important notice – Art Explosion has been post-poned until further notice. Please check back often for more information..

The current prospectus and registration form is provided via a link below.

Art Explosion Annual show

Registration Form for Shows

Previous show winners can be seen by following the links below:

2017 Summer Art Explosion Winners

 Stanly Arts Guild Member’s Show (Fall)

Every year in the fall we host a Member’s Show.. It is open only to Stanly Arts Guild members, but the art will be on display for public viewing through the show period. Not a member? You can join the Guild when you enter the show!

Awards are given for first, second, and third place in three categories – 2-D Art, 3-D Art and Photography. The prospectus for this year is available below:  You have to be an active member of Stanly Arts Guild to participate.

2017 Member Show Prospectus

This year’s winners have been announced. You can check out the winners at the link below:

2017 Member Show Winners


 Stanly Arts Guild “Old Carolina” Photography Show (New in 2018)

We are excited to announce a new show this year – a photography show with the theme of “Old Carolina”. It is open to anyone 18 years and older, and will run from February 1st through February 16th, with a reception on the 16th to hand out the prizes. Entries should reflect the theme of “Old Carolina” as interpreted by the photographer.

Awards are given for first, second, and third place, along with a SAG Members’s Choice Award and four Honorable Mentions. The prospectus and entry form for this year is available below:

Photography Show Prospectus 2018

Winners for the Old Carolina Photography Show have been announced. You can find the info at the link Below

2018 Old Carolina Photography Show Winners

Ellen Cook Gaskin Memorial Art Show (Spring)

“Nature at its Best”

This show brings the best of regional art to celebrate nature.  All works of art must reflect a theme from nature: fish, feather, fur, field, forest or flower. The show is held at Falling Rivers Gallery, in the spring. Awards are given for 2D and 3D art for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  The current prospectus is provided via a link below. The previous show’s prospectus is available below to provide additional show details.

The 10th Annual NAIB Prospectus

You can see the winners of previous shows by following the links below:

2018 Nature at its Best Winners

2017 Nature at its Best Winners.

2016 Nature at its Best Winners

Stanly Arts Guild
Show co-chairs
Anita Ammerman and Jackie Layman