Call for Artists Inspired by Mill Life

A Call to Artists for Art@Loray: Southern Mills Through Local Eyes

Gastonia, North Carolina-June 22, 2017- With deep Southern roots connected to mills and mill life, the Alfred C. Kessell History Center at Loray Mill wants you to tap into your surroundings to find artistic inspiration! The Kessell History Center is hosting an art show this summer and we want you to contribute.

The show, Southern Mills Through Local Eyes, will feature contributed works inspired by Southern mills and mill life and we would like you to contribute to the show with your work of art! Your piece should be inspired by Southern mills and mill life and there is no entry fee to contribute works.
Eligible works can be paintings, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, mixed media and fiber. Two-dimensional work is restricted to 48”x48”, including frame. Works on paper (including photography) must be protected by glass or Plexiglass and framed. All work must be properly framed or gallery wrapped, and wired for hanging. Fiber art must be ready to hang, with rod supplied by the artist. If needed, please plan to supply an easel or necessary display props.
Art must be delivered to the Kessell History Center on Thursday, June 15 between 11am and 4pm, or Tuesday, June 20 between 11am and 4pm. No late entries will be accepted. The opening reception will be Thursday, June 22 from 6-8pm. The exhibit will run June 22-July 13. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-4pm. Artwork must be picked up on Tuesday, July 18 between 11am and 4pm.

For full prospectus and requirements, please email

‘Loray Talks’ is supported by the Carrie E. and Lena V. Glenn Foundation.

The Alfred C. Kessell History Center is a non-profit dedicated to preserving, interpreting and celebrating the economic and social histories of Gaston County, North Carolina and the South, as well as promoting historic preservation practices and architectural history in the region. The Kessell History Center is an education and outreach program of Preservation North Carolina, a historic preservation nonprofit working to protect and promote the buildings and landscapes of North Carolina’s diverse heritage. The website for the Alfred C. Kessell History Center is; the website for Preservation North Carolina is

Amanda Holland
300 S Firestone Street
Gastonia, NC 28052
Ph: 980-266-9923