Competitions & Contests

Coined in the South Biennial 2024

Entry Dates 2024-04-01T23:59:00+00:00 - 2023-10-29T00:01:00+00:00 125 Days Left


Coined in the South: 2024 Biennial

2024 Biennial Overview

The Young Affiliates of the Mint, in collaboration with The Mint Museum, are pleased to announce an open call for art submissions from artists hailing from the southern United States for the third installment of "Coined in the South." This juried exhibition is scheduled to run from 
 December 7, 2024, to April 27, 2025, at the Mint Museum Uptown Charlotte.
Coined in the South aims to bridge the gap between museums, galleries, and studios by showcasing thought-provoking works by the emerging talents of the South. The exhibition transcends any singular aesthetic, theme, or medium, striving to mirror the rich diversity and creative spirit of the southern arts community.
The Details:

Prize Awards

One $10,000 Atrium Health Foundation juror-awarded grand prize
One $5,000 Young Affiliates of the Mint member-awarded prize, and a 
One $1,000 “People’s Choice” prize awarded by the public at the conclusion of the show.

All chosen artists will receive a $350 stipend to help cover shipping and travel expenses.


Marshall N. Price, Ph.D., Chief Curator and Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Juan Roselione-Valadez, Director, Rubell Museum (pending)
Stephanie J. Woods, Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Art, University of New Mexico
Eligibility criteria: Submitted artwork should have been created within the past two years, be non-perishable, not generate excessive noise pollution, and cause no harm to living beings. Installation, video, and performance artists are strongly encouraged to apply, but should include installation and space requirement instructions, along with recordings or documentation of previous performances, if available.

Exhibition dates: December 7, 2024 to April 27, 2025
Location: Mint Museum Uptown, 500 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Submission deadline: Please submit your entries by 11:59 PM on April 1, 2024, via (the designated submission platform). All artworks must be delivered and ready for installation between and August 1, 2024 - Nov 1, 2024. Artists are responsible for covering shipping expenses. Each accepted artist will receive a $350 stipend to help defray shipping and travel expenses.
Entry Fee: The entry fee is $40, and each artist can submit up to three (3) works as part of their application. The $40 fee is a one-time charge that covers three (3) submissions. Up to three (3) additional pieces can be submitted for an additional $10. A total of six (6) pieces are allowed per artist.

Young Affiliates of the Mint
The Young Affiliates of the Mint (YAM) is the Mint Museum’s young professional auxiliary group. The organization's mission is to expand access to the arts for children by raising funds for subsidized classroom trips to the museum each year. YAM annual programming focuses on supporting the museum and fostering community through cultural and social events. Established in 1990, the Young Affiliates is the premier social organization for young art enthusiasts in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Patwin Lawrence and Mariama Holman, Art Exhibition Co-Chairs
via the contact page.