To cultivate, promote and engage in the arts

Thank you for your past support of our Choral Celebration, Literary Contest, and Artists Exhibition. Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic, the majority of RFAS projects have been paused for spring 2021.  We look forward to presenting these projects again in Spring 2022.  

As for the North Carolina Artists Exhibition, we are pleased to announce our 2021 RFAS North Carolina Artists Exhibition: A Virtual Retrospective – New Work by 2018-2020 Juried Artists. Keep an eye out for more information forthcoming.  

New information and details about the Choral Celebration and Literary Contest will be posted on our web site early fall 2021.


How To View the Exhibition 

Desktop:, click on Artists Exhibition 

iPhone: (free) Lingar app - anyone in North Carolina, South Carolina or Virginia may enjoy the show

Members, join us in person for the opening of the show on April 17! Space is limited so reserve your spot early. You don't want to miss this. 

Sign-Up for the 2:00-2:45 slot

Sign-Up for the 3:15-4:00 slot

Sign-Up for the 4:30-5:15 slot




North Carolina 

Artists Exhibition

April 17 through July 17, 2021


2021 RFAS NC Artists Exhibition:

A Virtual Retrospective - 

New Work by 2018-2020 Juried Artists 

About the NC Artists Exhibition

From a small exhibition in 1964, RFAS North Carolina Artists Exhibition has evolved to become the largest annual all media juried exhibition in the state. It offers artists an opportunity to present their works before a renowned art professional. 

In past years, a total of four prizes have been awarded. The Joyce Wilkins Pope Grand Prize awards $3,000 to the first place winner. The first Betsy Sykes Award in 2020 provided $1,000 to the second place winner; with two additional Juror’s Choice Awards at $1,000 each. 

Due to COVID, this year‘s exhibition is a VIRTUAL retrospective show from the past three years juried artists featuring new works. A link to our 2021 North Carolina Artists Exhibition will be available on RFAS website beginning April 17 through July 17, 2021. We encourage you to share the link on social media, as well as with family and friends! Those interested in purchasing artwork may do so by contacting the artists. All proceeds from sales go directly to the artists. 

Exploring the Virtual Format

RFAS has partnered with Lingar to format our show. Lingar is a company that provides a software program and mobile phone applications serving museums and cultural institutions. Working with Lingar and using the Lingar app gives us an opportunity to produce a more interactive show.

In addition to the photo-graphic images, the Lingar program offers audio and video, which provides lay-ers of information about the artists and their work. The free Lingar mobile phone app. broadens our reach and provides easy access to the show. RFAS members, artists and art enthusiasts in Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina can view the show via the Lingar mobile app. 

Mark your calendar for the first RFAS Virtual Retrospective Artists Exhibition beginning April 17! 

The Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Inc. PO Box 10614 Raleigh, NC 27605

      The Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Inc.  |  P.O. Box 10614  |  Raleigh, NC 27605  
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