McColl Center Member Show

Exhibition to celebrate the community of McColl Center Members/Artists

McColl Center for Art + Innovation presents the McColl Center Member Show, an exhibition of work from McColl Center Members/Artists. The McColl Center Member Show is a non-juried, salon-style exhibition, featuring the artwork of current McColl Center Members, and on view at McColl Center from August 13–27, 2016.

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 13, 2016
5-9 PM

Join us for the Opening Reception of the McColl Center Member Show on Saturday, August 13 from 5 to 9 PM. The exhibition of artwork by McColl Center Members will be on view throughout the Center’s galleries. Attendees will choose a People’s Choice Award during the Opening Reception and the winning artist will receive a $300 prize. 

We’ll also have live music by Merge Records recording artist and Charlotte’s own Benji Hughes, internationally inspired cuisine from the New Wrap Order food truck, a beer and wine cash bar, and hands-on activities. Here’s a rundown of the event happenings.

On View
McColl Center Member Show / 5-9 PM, All Galleries
prompt: Installations by Quisqueya Henríquez, Susan Lee-Chun, and Willie Little / 5-9 PM, Main Gallery

Live Music
Benji Hughes / 7 PM, Back Patio

Food + Drink
Food Truck: New Wrap Order [menu] / 5-9 PM, Back Patio
Cash Bar: Beer + Wine / 5-9 PM, Back Patio

Miss X / 8:30 PM, Back Patio

Participatory Art Installation by Laurie Smithwick / 5-9 PM, Sculpture Studio, Ground Floor
Shadow Drawing / 5-9 PM, Ground Floor Hallway
Chalk Drawing / 5-9 PM, Back Patio

Free Admission ($5 Suggested Donation) 




  • Active McColl Center membership is required for each artist
  • One original artwork per artist
  • 2D artwork in any media must be ready to install, maximum size 20” x 20” and maximum weight 20 pounds
  • 3D artwork maximum size 20”(l) x 20”(w) x 35”(h) and maximum 40 pounds
  • Artist must submit a completed registration form with the artwork upon delivery
  • Artwork must be labeled on the back with artist’s name, phone number, and email
  • Please review the detailed guidelines and terms on the registration form
  • All artwork must be hand-delivered to McColl Center—first come, first served—on the following dates and times:
    • Thursday, August 4, 9 AM – 9 PM
    • Friday, August 5, 9 AM – 6 PM
    • Saturday, August 6, 12–5 PM (may end sooner if we reach available space limits before then)
  • Artists must pick up unsold artwork on the following dates and times:
    • Monday, August 29, 9 AM – 6 PM
    • Tuesday, August 30, 9 AM – 6 PM
    • (Artwork not picked up on these dates becomes the property of McColl Center)

Not a McColl Center Member yet? Join here.

Fine Print

  • McColl Center retains 50% of the artwork sale price
  • McColl Center reserves the right to refuse any artwork for any reason
  • Artwork cannot be removed prior to the exhibition closing date
  • Please review the detailed guidelines and terms on the registration form

Have a question about your membership?
Contact April Vahey at

Have a question about the exhibition or call for artists?
Contact Claudia Griffin at