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Arts Council of Lincoln County
We are located in the Lincoln Cultural Center at 403 East Main Street
in Lincolnton, North Carolina.
Post Office Box 45  l  Lincolnton, North Carolina 28093
P: 704-732-9044  l  E:
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Paul C Rhyne Competiton & Exhibit

Call for entries!  The ACLC would like to extend a call for entries for our annual Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition.  The public is invited to view the exhibit in the galleries of the Lincoln Cultural Center located at 403 East Main Street in Lincolnton. The exhibit will be on display October 20th – November 15th.

Press Release:

Please join the Arts Council of Lincoln County for an opening reception and awards presentation for the 2014 Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition and Exhibit on Friday October 24 from 6-8pm. Our exhibit and reception will be hosted in the galleries of the Lincoln Cultural Center which is located at 403 East Main Street Lincolnton. The 2014 Paul C. Rhyne Art Exhibit will be on display from October 20 – November 15, 2014. For additional information please contact the Arts Council at 704 732-9044 or


Holiday Baking Class
November 16, 2014, 3-5pm
Join local German chef Sven Frischen-Nocher for an afternoon of holiday baking focusing on traditional Bavarian & German Christmas cookies. This class is open to individuals or parents and children. Fee: $15 per person or $30 for a family group of 3. Location: St Lukes Parrish House, 315 N.Cedar Street Lincolnton
To register email ACLC or call 704 732-9044


Kids Pottery Handbuilding Class
December 6, 2014, 10-12pm
Join Art Teacher Hannah Griffen for a hands on pottery class. Students will create a clay sculpture piece.  Open to children 5 -10 years old. Fee: $15 per student. Location: Lincoln Cultural Center
To register email ACLC or call 704 732-9044

City of Lincolnton
114 East Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28902
Lincoln County
115 West Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28093
Lincoln County Schools
P.O. Box 400, LIncolnton, NC 28093
Paul C. Rhyne Competition  & Exhibit
Eligibility: Artists 18 years and older who are ACLC members may submit up to 3 entries for $15.  Non-members pay $30. 
Painting, drawing, sculpture, jewelry, photography, printmaking and fiber are eligible.

Presentation: All work must be properly framed or gallery wrapped with sides properly finished and properly wired for hanging.  Mats must be neat and clean.  3D work must sit solidly on flat surface or be properly mounted.  2D works on paper should be matted and wrapped or framed under glass.  Large oils or acrylics on canvas do not need to be framed, but should be stapled on the back and have painted edges, no saw tooth hangers. 3D works will be limited to 200 lbs.

Specifications:  Works may be available for sale.  A commission of 30% will be retained on all sales.  All works will be juried. Artists will notified to pick up any declined work by October 17th, 2014. Sold pieces will be removed at the end of the exhibit. Each artist will carry their own insurance if desired. 

Liability: The ACLC will do everything possible to keep each piece safe.  Submission of an entry is at the artist’s own risk. Only a limited amount of insurance is provided. 

Awards:  1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100,
& 3 Honorable Mentions $25 each.

October 15 &16  - Entries Accepted
Oct. 24  -  Opening reception/Awards 6-8pm,
October 20 - Nov. 15 - Exhibition dates
November 17-20 Pick- up works LINK
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