Call for Visual Artists

Ends on February 22, 2019



Thank you for your interest in exhibiting your work with Perk + Niel! We are an independent curatorial consultancy that highlights artists of color in the Raleigh-Durham area.

Perk + Niel is now accepting submissions from artists of color in the Triangle area.


We are proud to announce our upcoming exhibitionWhere This Flower Blooms

“I rock, I roll, I bloom, I grow.” - Tyler the Creator


Where This Flower Blooms takes us to the root of our experiences. It will magnify the ways in which we are catapulted toward growth and then faced with a choice. The decisions that we make, on any scale, are conscious acts of reclaiming our personal power.


Selected artists will be given the opportunity to design a space representative of a specific experience or individual that was pivotal to their growth. In addition, artists will participate in a group video and discuss the conscious decisions that were made to foster their growth and propel them to a place of wisdom.



Only submission ideas and examples of previous works are due on February 22nd, 2019


Types of featured art included:

  • Set Designs/Installations/Floral Designs

  • Photography

  • Sculptures

  • Paintings

  • Videography

  • Drawings


Terms of Entry:

  • There is no fee to submit your work for consideration; however, all selected artists are required to pay a $25 fee. Your deposit will go toward providing the necessary resources to effectively share your work.

  • Please send submissions to by February 22, 2019. Label all emails with the subject line “First Name_Last Name”.

           1. An artist bio (100 words max each)

           2. Three JPEG images of your previous works

           3. A brief description of ideas for possible works specific to our theme:

  • What experience or individual has acted as a catalyst toward your growth?

  • How will your design reflect this experience/individual?

  • Selected artists will be required to participate in a group video and discuss the conscious decisions that were made to propel them to a place of wisdom. Are you willing to participate if selected?



  • Artists have the opportunity to sell artwork within their respective spaces.

  • As a featured artist you can sell your work while exhibiting at Where This Flower Blooms; however, sales are not guaranteed by Perk + Niel.

  • We do not take any commission from sales.

  • Transactions take place directly between the artist and the buyer.

  • Perk + Niel provides artists with the opportunity to sell their unsold artwork through our online gallery for 25% commission.



A $100 prize for “Best in Show” will be awarded by Perk + Niel (people’s choice).



Artist Call Ends: February 22, 2019

Artists Notified: February 25, 2019

Exhibition Date: May 4th, 2019

Artwork Removal: May 5th, 2019


Artwork Removal:

Unsold works should be picked up on the specified date and time indicated. Any work not picked up during the specified time, or by another arrangement with Perk + Niel, will be stored at the rate of $2/day.



All work will be handled with greatest possible care, but pieces submitted for exhibition are at the artist’s risk. In the event of damage or theft, Perk + Niel will not be held liable. If insurance is desired, the artist must carry it.


If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email or visit | Instagram: @perkandniel


There is, simply put, no event without you and the energy you create.

We look forward to receiving your proposals!

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