Archive for the ‘NC Visual Arts’ Category

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Artists and Crafters for “Satie’s Holiday Sale” – Deadline Nov. 5, 2014

September 13, 2014


The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is seeking artists & crafters to participate in our annual Satie’s Holiday Show & Sale, Dec. 5 – 24, 2014, when the entire Arts Council is converted to a gift shop full of locally handcrafted items for holiday sales.

Items for the holiday sale will be juried by our Satie’s Holiday Committee. All items must be handmade of quality materials and construction, and the most successful items each year are those priced less than $50. We are always looking for a variety of exciting new gift items. We especially need items for children and men, and we also like having new food items (cookies, cakes, candies, mixes) for this sale.

There are two jury-in dates – please bring samples of items you wish to sell to the Caldwell Arts Council prior to October 1 or November 5. Visit our website for submission guidelines at (

Thanks for considering joining us for this wonderful holiday show and sale. For more information call the Caldwell Arts Council at 828/754-2486 or visit ( The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Avenue (corner of Norwood Street) in downtown Lenoir.

Anson County Arts Council in Wadesboro, NC, Call for Area Artists and Craftsmen

September 13, 2014

The Anson County Arts Council is seeking vendors for our fourth annual Christmas in November Art and Crafts sale on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. This event is designed to provide local and regional artists and craftsmen a venue at which to sell their work at a time of the year when many people are shopping for holiday gifts. The Arts Council offers this event as a service to artists and craftsmen as well as to area residents. Admission is FREE for shoppers.

This year’s Christmas in November will be held at South Piedmont Community College’s Lockhart-Taylor Center, 514 N. Washington Street in Wadesboro, NC, from 10am until 3pm. Table rental is $40 or two tables (for the same artist) for $60. Each vendor keeps 100% of his/her sales revenue.

This event precedes Black Friday, the traditional day after Thanksgiving when holiday shopping begins in earnest. It will offer shoppers a unique shopping experience and unusual gift ideas.

This is an opportunity to introduce your work to a new audience and to showcase it for those who are already familiar with it.

Contact the Anson County Arts Council by calling 704/694-4950 or e-mail ( if you have questions.

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is Calling for Entries for Annual Visual Arts Competition – Deadline Sept. 30, 2014

September 11, 2014


The Caldwell Arts Council inn Lenoir, NC, is pleased to announce the October 2014 exhibit: “38th Annual CALDWELL VISUAL ARTISTS COMPETITION” featuring 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork created by Caldwell County artists in competition for cash awards. Artists wishing to participate may find the guidelines on our website at (

Work must be delivered to the Caldwell Arts Council either Monday Sept. 29, 2014 or Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, between 9am-5pm.

An opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 3, 5 to 7pm hosted by members of the Lenoir Service League, and the exhibit will continue Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm through Oct. 31, 2014.

Caldwell Arts Council exhibits are free & open to the public. Light refreshments are served during opening receptions.

The Caldwell Arts Council presents monthly and quarterly exhibits, education and collection programs that foster cultural arts in Caldwell County. Located at 601 College Avenue SW near downtown Lenoir. The Caldwell Arts Council’s programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and by individual and corporate donors.

For further info call 828/754-2486 or e-mail to (

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts in Hillsborough, NC, is Calling for Entries from North Carolina Artists for “Resolution 2015″ – Deadline is Sept. 15, 2014

September 8, 2014

“Resolutions 2015″ is open to all North Carolina 2-D and 3D Artists. Deadline for submission is Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. All submissions must be made online.

Link to online prospectus and submission form here: (

Area Counties in WNC are Accepting Applications from Regional Artists – Deadline Oct. 3, 2014

September 6, 2014

Applications for 2014-2015 Regional Artist Projects Grants for artists residing in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba or McDowell Counties, in NC, are now being accepted. (A Spanish language version of the application and guidelines is also available.) This annual grant, for up to $1500, provides financial support to professional artists at any stage in their careers.

Grants can be awarded in all arts disciplines. The deadline for applications is Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at 4:30pm. Late applications cannot be accepted. Awards will be announced by early November.

The Regional Artist Projects Grants Program focuses on career development of both the individual and artistic groups. Recipients of the grant may use the funding for specific career advancement including, but not limited to, career promotion, travel expenses, supplies & equipment, training, and competition/completion of new work.

To be eligible for consideration, all application proposals should be written with a specific project in mind. A one-on-one meeting with a sponsoring organization executive director is encouraged. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and should possess a strong record of artistic accomplishment appropriate to the stage of his/her career. Candidates cannot be full-time college students.

The Regional Artist Project Grants Program is supported by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council and sponsored locally with matching monies from the United Arts Council of Catawba County, Caldwell Arts Council, the Hiddenite Center, McDowell Arts Council Association, Burke Arts Council and the Rock School Arts Foundation.

To receive guidelines or an application or to schedule a one-on-one meeting with a sponsoring organization, please call one of the following:

Pete Woods, The Hiddenite Center, Alexander County, 828/632-6966, or e-mail to (

Deborah Jones, Burke Arts Council, 828/433-7282, or e-mail to (

Lee Carol Giduz, Caldwell Arts Council, 828/754-2486, or e-mail at (

Kathy Greathouse, United Arts Council of Catawba County, 828/324-4906, or e-mail to (

Susan Pyatt-Baker, McDowell Arts Council Association, 828/652-8610, or e-mail to (

Elizabeth Furr, Rock School Arts Foundation, 828/879-2129, or e-mail to (

Council for the Arts in Jacksonville, NC, Offers Soup in a Bowl – Oct. 18, 2014

September 6, 2014

This year, our popular 12th Annual Soup in a Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, from 11am – 1pm at the Council for the Arts at 826 New Bridge Street in Jacksonville, NC. Ten dollars buys a one-of-a-kind bowl designed by potters, such as: Ben Watford, Becky LaPadula and Nancy Newman and reserves your place at the table.  For the best selection, stop in early for your special bowl!

We are already compiling a list of home made soups. We usually have around twenty different selections; everyone finds a “must have” recipe. There are always quite a few gourmet selections, courtesy of the many talented chefs who donate their inventive creations. It is the creativity of all the participants that makes this event so superior. Last year we had twenty five soups and eight different breads and cookies. Try as many as you wish.

Check out our web site at ( and click on the soup link to see current soups.

Enjoy delicious soups, breads, entertainment and, of course, super company. Call 910/455-9840 for more information.

Asheville Art Museum Hosts Annual Urban Loft + Art Tour in Asheville, NC – Oct. 2, 2014

September 6, 2014


The Asheville Art Museum is delighted to be hosting the 2014 Urban Loft + Art Tour on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, an annual event that offers an exclusive opportunity to explore city living at its best in Asheville, NC. The tour begins at 4:30pm and a reception will be held from 6-9pm.

Guests enjoy private tours of downtown Asheville’s most stunning art-filled lofts, followed by a reception that includes live entertainment, drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. Departing from the Museum entrance on the corner of Pack Square and Biltmore Avenue, timed walking tours will begin at 4:30pm and every 15 minutes thereafter. The last tour begins at 6:30pm. Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Early reservations are recommended as space on the tours is limited. Tickets are $50 for members, and $55 for non-members. To purchase tickets, call 828/253-3227 or purchase at (

North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, to Host Book Discussion, Signing and Pottery Identification – Sept. 13, 2014

September 6, 2014


The North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, will host a book discussion, signing, and pottery identification event for “It’s Just Dirt! The Historic Art Potteries of North Carolina’s Seagrove Region,” by Stephen C. Compton (author) on Sept. 13, 2014.

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, schedule:

11am – 11:20am – Book Discussion

11:20am – noon – Book Signing

Noon – 2pm – Pottery Identification (Maximum 3 Pieces)

Light refreshments will be served. The event is free to the public, with donations encouraged.

Steve Compton (Raleigh, NC) is an avid collector of historic North Carolina Pottery. The author of numerous articles related to NC potters and potteries, Compton is also the author of “North Carolina Pottery: Earthenware, Stoneware and Fancyware” and “Seagrove Potteries Through Time”. Formerly the President of the NCPC Board of Directors, Compton is a founding member of the North Carolina Collectors’ Guild, serves on the North Carolina Pottery Center Board and is the current chair of its exhibition committee.

According to Compton, “Located near the geographic heart of North Carolina, Seagrove is known as the pottery town. Though not the only place where pottery has been made in the state, when you say Seagrove to people, they suspect that you’re talking about pottery. From its modest 18th century beginnings with a few Quaker potters from Pennsylvania and Nantucket, the Seagrove region today hosts more than one hundred potters. This is its history.” All of Compton’s books, including this newest one, will be available for purchase in the Pottery Center gift shop on Sept. 13.

An eighth generation North Carolinian, Compton’s interests include the state’s 18th and 19th century earthenware and stoneware traditions, as well as its early to mid-20th century art potteries, and how these traditions inform the work of hundreds of the state’s contemporary clay artists today.

The North Carolina Pottery Center is proud to present this educational and entertaining event to the public. We encourage you to bring in old North Carolina pottery pieces to find out more about them.

Currently on view at the Pottery Center is “Many Faces: North Carolina’s Face Jug Tradition,” curated by L.A. Rhyne, on view through Oct. 25, 2014. The exhibition explores a fascinating group of 19th and 20th century face vessels made by many traditional and contemporary folk artists.

Exhibitions are made possible through the generosity of our membership, the Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, the Windgate Charitable Foundation, and the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation. This project was supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Thank you!

The mission of the North Carolina Pottery Center is to promote public awareness of and appreciation for the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina.

The Center is located at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove, NC. Hours of operation are Tue. – Sat., 10am – 4pm.

For more information, please call 336/873-8430, visit (, or find us on Facebook.

The September 2014 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

September 1, 2014


The September 2014 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at ( – all 82 pages of it. Can you tell, Summer is over. It may not feel like it, but it is.

Single page downloads are still about double the amount for side by side format – which is good as many people desired one or the other. We’re here to please all we can so we’ll continue offering you the choice of two ways to download the paper:

For single page format use this link (

For side by side page format use this link (

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas this month. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make the paper possible.

And help us spread the paper around by sending these links to your friends.

If you want to get something in the October 2014 issue – send it now or as soon as you can. Don’t wait till the Sept. 24 deadline – or you could be left out. It happens.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Applications for Its Hues and Brews Studio Tour – Deadline Sept. 5, 2014

August 30, 2014


The Caldwell Arts Council Lenoir, NC, is now accepting applications from Caldwell County and surrounding counties’ artists and crafters who want to participate in the new Hues and Brews Studio Tour, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, from 10am to 3pm. Participants can set up in their Caldwell County homes or studios or set up in a local business to display, demonstrate and sell their work. Registration is $30.

Following the countywide Studio Tour, the event will culminate with the Hues and Brews Festival, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, from 2 to 6pm, outside Howard Brewing in downtown Lenoir. The outdoor event will feature visual art displays, craft beer tastings, food vendors, live music and children’s art activities. Artists, crafters and food vendors may apply for space at the Hues and Brews Festival; 20 separate artist spaces and 3 separate food vendor spaces are available at this location. Artist/crafter registration is $30.

The registration deadline has been extended to Sept. 5, at 5pm; all applications are available on the Caldwell Arts Council website at (

The Caldwell Arts Council has announced a new twist on its annual Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour, expanding it to a daylong festival and adding another popular art form to the popular event.

In recent years, the Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour has featured Caldwell County artists and crafters who open their homes and studios for a celebration of local artwork of all kinds. This year, the Caldwell Arts Council is expanding the event and inviting brewers from Caldwell, Catawba and Burke counties to join with visual artists in a central location for a fun, new event with proceeds going toward the Caldwell Arts Council.

The Caldwell Arts Council presents monthly and quarterly exhibits, education and collection programs that foster cultural arts in Caldwell County.  Located at 601 College Avenue SW near downtown Lenoir, hours are 9am-5pm, Tuesday-Friday. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted. To be added to the mailing list or e-mail list, please call 828/754-2486 or e-mail to ( The Caldwell Arts Council’s programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and by individual and corporate donors.


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