Waterworks Visual Arts Center

Providing diverse opportunities in the arts for all people through exhibitions, education, & outreach programs.

Call for Artists

See two opportunities below:
Carolina Bohemian Jam
2019 High School Congressional Art Competition



I am pleased to announce that the 12th Congressional District of North Carolina will participate in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. The Congressional high school art competition encourages and recognizes the rich artistic talent of our nation’s young people. I taught art history for over 40 years and I am excited to offer young up-and-coming artists the opportunity to have their work exhibited, critiqued by noted professional artists and possibly be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel to the United States Capitol. 

The competition is open to all high school students who reside, attend school or are enrolled in an art program in the 12th Congressional District. We will have an exhibit and awards reception on April 28th to celebrate all of the student artists participating in this year’s competition. Art instructors, school district arts coordinators, principals, students and their families are invited to attend. We will provide event details in the coming weeks. 

If you have a student that plans to participate, please have them fill out the following form to indicate their interest in participating: https://goo.gl/forms/bSOTHG0uvu9zaLPJ3

Entries must be received by Monday, April 22nd at the Charlotte District Office, 801 E. Morehead St., Suite 150, Charlotte NC 28202. Please contact Avery Bonifati at 704-344-9950 or Avery.Bonifati@mail.house.gov with additional questions. I look forward to showcasing your students’ artistic talent in the 12th Congressional District 2019 Congressional High School Art Competition.


Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D

About Waterworks Visual Arts Center


Waterworks Visual Arts Center is a not-for-profit, noncollecting visual arts museum located in Salisbury North Carolina. Founded in 1959, it is one of only twelve (12) nationally accredited art museums in North Carolina. It is an exciting place where ideas, issues, and communities converge to expand traditional ways of thinking and explore the complex and unfolding patterns between artistic and cultural spheres.

Waterworks strives to be a leader and innovator in the exhibition of art and in museum education.  Creative and expressive artwork from established and emerging regional and local artists are featured in three annual rotating exhibitions. The museum is open free of charge six days a week. For more information visit: www.waterworks.org