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BUSINESS RECOGNITION: The deadline to apply or nominate a business for the 2017 Coastal Entrepreneur Awards is March 31. Award categories include Biotechnology; Emerging Company (a firm in any industry with three or fewer employees and less than two years old); Film; Health Care; Internet-Related Business; Manufacturing & Distribution; Nonprofit; Retail & Hospitality; Professional Services; and Technology. Companies and nonprofits in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties are eligible. See online for more information and to fill out an application.
ATTENTION ARTISTS I: The New Hanover County Arboretum has announced its 2017-18 Theme Art Piece Contest for Art in the Arboretum, the annual fundraiser scheduled for October. Entries, due March 31, must be a 2-D original art work in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, etc. Images of the winning piece will be used in the 2017 and 2018 Art in the Arboretum Show & Sale, with artist recognition. Contact Roben Jarrett at (910) 798-7671 or via email.
ATTENTION ARTISTS II: Bellamy Mansion Museum is looking for submissions for its Spring Art Show, scheduled for April 5 to May 26. Using Wilmington's history, people, architecture, parks, flora and fauna, cemeteries, riverfront, bridges, beaches, as inspiration, artists will create original artwork in two-dimensional (2-D) work to include painting, pastel, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital imaging, fiber art, mosaics, stained glass, mixed media, and three-dimensional (3-D) work. Deadline for completed works is March 31. An application form must be completed and each artist must register by March 15. Find more information at this link, or call (910) 251-3700.
ATTENTION ARTISTS III: Thalian Association Community Theatre is seeking artists for the 22nd Annual Orange Street ArtsFest, scheduled for May 27 and 28. Applicants must submit a color photo of original work in acrylic, oils, watercolor, sculpture, drawing, graphics, wearable arts, leather jewelry, clay, glass, fiber, metal work or mixed media. Photographically or commercially reproduced work is also acceptable in limited editions, signed and numbered by the artist. An early bird entry fee of $135 is offered until April 28, and artists will be eligible for awards and $550 in prize money. See online or use email for details about booth rental, deadlines, and application process.