Associated Artists of Winston Salem
Associated Artists of Winston Salem


February 22 – May 7, 2024 Masonic Center of Winston-Salem
Deadline was February 8th. Members Only.
Associated Artists of Winston Salem: Opposites promotional image

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Deadline for entry was February 8, 2024
Opposites attract or repel each other, yet they show both sides of the idea. AAWS artists are invited to create 2 works that reflects opposite looks of the same general idea. It could be light vs dark, abstract vs realism, black and white vs color, good vs evil. Whatever you think of as "opposites" is suitable for this show.


Masonic Center of Winston Salem
4537 Country Club Rd.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104

Entry Fees

  • AAWS Members must submit 2 pieces that are the opposite of each other.
  • $20 per artist
  • We will accept the first 25 artists that submit their work.
Entry fees must be paid online by the deadline using a credit card. Entry fees are not refundable.

Entry Requirements

  • No piece may exceed 50 inches horizontally or 48 vertically, including frame, or 35 pounds in weight.
  • All 2-dimensional works must be framed in a professional manner with wire attachment and be ready to hang.
  • No “alligator” type hangers.
  • Canvases must be framed, or gallery wrapped with no visible staples or unpainted canvas.
  • Canvases with wet paint will not be accepted.
  • Works on paper should be protected by glass or Plexiglas.
  • Improperly presented work will not be accepted.
  • This is a Family venue: no nudes or offensive subjects, please.
  • All types of 2D fine art media accepted.
  • 3D work may be considered if it can be hung securely on the wall and will be subject to approval.
  • All work entered must be original art completed within the past three years and cannot have been displayed in previous Wachovia Gallery exhibits, unless it reflects the theme: Opposites.
  • Mass produced printed reproductions of paintings or drawings will not be exhibited.
  • Hand-pulled prints, original digital prints and photographs are all acceptable.
  • All work must be the exhibitor’s original idea and be created by the exhibitor.


Work may be for sale; NFS is allowed.
Artists set their own prices. Artist receives 70% of the sales price; AAWS retains a 30% commission. North Carolina sales tax is added to the sales price. If your work is not for sale, please designate it as “not for sale” (NFS) on the entry form and include the Insurance Value.

Virtual Gallery/Promotional Images

  • Submit a photo with as little reflection as possible if your work is behind glass.
  • AAWS reserves the right to use these photos for promotional purposes and display them online in the Virtual Gallery.

Art Labels

Please be sure that your name and the name of the piece is taped to the back of your work. You may use a sticky note, index card, etc.

Artwork Drop-off and Pick-up

Please deliver and pick up work during the designated times. Late work will not be accepted. If you have special circumstances regarding art drop off or pick up, have a friend help you or contact Marsha Hierl, show curator, in advance: [email protected] or 336-408-9739.

We do not have the ability to store artwork.


AAWS, the Arts Council, and the Masonic Center for Winston-Salem will take every reasonable precaution to prevent loss of or damage to your work but will not be responsible for any loss or damage. Your personal homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy may provide coverage of your artwork. Check with your insurance agent.

Additional Notification Information

Notifications will be emailed by the end of the day on February 9, 2024. We cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of notifications before that time.

Please add [email protected] to your email safe senders list.

After notifications are sent, you may view the status of your entry in your ShowSubmit artist account’s Entry History. Accepted works will be notated by a green check.

If you do not receive your email, you may also view your notification letter using the View Notification link in your Entry History.

Note: Entries made prior to 2023 may not display the View Notification link.

Image and Filename Specifications

  • Images should be at least 1500 pixels on the longest edge and no larger than 30mb. Images that are smaller than 1500 pixels on the longest edge cannot be made larger to meet the requirements.
  • You do not need to resize your image files if they meet the above specifications.
  • You do not need to rename your image files.
  • Submit your original JPEG image files.
  • Crop out all parts of the photo that are not the actual work; do not show mat, frame, etc, only the work itself.
  • Image files are automatically resized to 300 dpi and 1500 pixels on the longest edge.
  • Image files are automatically renamed using your last name, first initial and the title of the work. e.g. Hamby_D_BeautifulDay.jpg

Additional Entry Information

  • You will pay for your entry by credit or debit card using our secure checkout system.
  • After your entry is submitted and paid for, you may log back in to review your entry, edit artist and image information, and add or substitute images up until the entry deadline (February 8, 2024.)
  • Entry fees are not refundable and must be submitted and paid by the entry deadline.
  • Entries cannot be accepted or changed after the deadline. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.


For questions about the entry process or this website please contact ShowSubmit Support at [email protected]. We will get back to you between 9am and 6pm Eastern Time, Monday to Friday. You can also view the Support Center, Entry Guide, or our FAQ.