Archive for the ‘NC Visual Arts’ Category

Halifax County Arts Council in Roanoke Rapids, NC, Offers Sip ‘n See with Sarah Bolduc – Aug. 25, 2014

August 14, 2014

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The Halifax County Arts Council’s August Sip ‘n See will be held on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, from 6-8pm, and it will feature “The Art of Sarah Bolduc”.  Sip ‘n See is a free event that is open to the public. Wine, soft drinks, and light refreshments are served as part of this evening.

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Work by Sarah Bolduc

The event will take place at The Gallery of the Halifax County Arts Council, located at 1027 Roanoke Avenue in Roanoke Rapids, NC.

For more information contact the Halifax County Arts Council by phone at 252/532-2571; by e-mail at (halifaxcountyarts@gmail.com); visit (www.halifaxarts.com); or our Facebook page at Halifax County Arts Council.

Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC, is Offering Two Free Art Demos – Aug. 26 and Aug. 27, 2014

August 13, 2014

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Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC, will offer two more artist demonstrations in August. The events are free and no reservations are required:

Watercolor demo with Pat White on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, from 1 – 3pm

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Pottery demo with Joe & Tonda Jeffcoat on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, from noon – 2pm

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Joe Jeffcoat working

Since opening in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has become an active supporter of performing, literary and visual arts in the area. The 10,000 square-foot gallery features work by over 200 North and South Carolina artists. Its on-site pottery studio has two kilns and three wheels for use by students. Ongoing oil, pastel and watercolor classes are also provided, in addition to workshops by nationally known artists. The gallery’s Coffee With the Authors programs feature presentations by local and regional offers. A recently added Paint & Party series provides a fun after-work experience for those with no previous art background. The gallery’s framing department offers full-service, on-site custom frame design.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (Hwy. 179), Calabash, NC. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

For more information, visit the website (www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com) or “like” the gallery’s Facebook page, which is updated daily. Reach the gallery by telephone at 910/575-5999.

13th Come Out and Play Sculpture Show Takes Place in Pittsboro, NC

August 12, 2014

For the 13th year in a row, sculptors will display their creations at the Come Out and Play sculpture show at JimGin farm just outside Carrboro in Pittsboro, NC. Many of the works will be for sale. Artists keep 100% of the proceeds.

The opening party will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, from noon until dark. There are also picnic receptions on Saturday, Aug. 30, Sept. 6, Sept. 13, and Sept. 20, beginning at 4pm and going until dark. There is no admission, and all are welcome, including dogs if they are on leashes. On opening day, there is a free shuttle running from Storybook Farm, 231 Storybook Lane, Chapel Hill, NC.

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Work by Holly Felice and Gary Caldwell from 2013

Sculptures of many media and form, created by over 60 artists, will dot the landscape of this 17-acre horse farm at 150 Wild Horse Run, Pittsboro, NC.

This show began in 2002 as part of a group of shows put on by Hunter Levinsohn, Jackie Helvey, Anke Gassen, Hollie Taylor, and Debbie Meyer to honor the victims of 9/11. Attendees, who loved seeing sculpture in an outdoor setting, and artists, who often don’t have a place to display larger sculptures, asked for it to continue. Over 1700 people attended last year’s show during its five-week run.

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Ken Maynor installing Trex for 2014

For further information contact Debbie Meyer by e-mail at (writetoeloise@gmail.com) or call 919/942-3252. She and her husband, Eric Brantley, put on the show each year as a gift to the community.

The link to the invitation which shows all the participating artists, directions, and more at (www.comeoutandplay.info).

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, Announces Winners of “28th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition”

August 6, 2014

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Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and An Appalachian Summer Festival present the “28th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition” – a national, juried competition presented annually on Appalachian’s campus in Boone, NC. Made possible by the generosity of longtime arts supporters Doris and the late Martin Rosen, this competition continues a long-held tradition of showcasing the best of contemporary American sculpture.

This year’s juror was artist Wayne Trapp. Out of 46 submissions, Trapp identified 10 finalists to display their work during the 2014 competition. On July 26 following the Sculpture Walk, Trapp announced the top three prize winners.

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“Prairie Ray,” by Justin Dearduff

Those winners are:

First Prize: Justin Dearduff, “Prairie Ray” (Dell Rapids, SD)

Second Prize: Mary Ruden & Robert Benfield, “Einstein Sundial” (Seymour, TN)

Third Prize: Joseph Bigley, “Formal-ly #1″ (Boone, NC)

Each prize winner received a cash prize.

Other participants included:

Gwendolyn Kerney, “Tango Heart” (Lenoir City, TN)

Davis Whitfield, “Keeping Venice Afloat” (Sylva, NC)

Glenn Zweygardt, “Isis Revisited” (Alfred Station, NY)

Robert Buganski, “Profiles #14″ (Garrettsville, OH)

David Jones, “Monument to Nowhere” (Laramie, WY)

Catherine Hoskinson, “The Shooting Star” (Brooklyn, NY)

Aaron Hussey, “Turret” (Baton Rouge, LA)

Each artist submitted a statement about his or her work. Here are excerpts from the winners’ statements:

Justin Dearduff – “Growing up in land locked South Dakota, I have been fascinated by sharks and rays as long as I can remember. I had the chance while vacationing in Key West and Monterey to get up close to some and watching them fly through the water and the graceful movements of the rays inspired this work. When you look up at the sculpture I wanted to evoke the feeling of flying through the depths of the sea”.

Mary Ruden & Robert Benfield – “The Einstein Sundial we created shows the Photoelectric Effect Law, a Nobel Prize winning breakthrough for Albert Einstein’s work with light as a quantum package of energy or photons. It consists of a portrait of Einstein hand engraved into aluminum metal, and visual elements representing his discovery. The rainbow colors painted in the sculpture represent light spread into a spectrum of frequencies. We feel this piece offers educational value and is a point of interest to viewers as they may observe it as it marks time. In order to tell solar time, it should be facing due south and at a latitude common to North Carolina or Tennessee.”

Joseph Bigley – “Eluding a sense of movement and rejuvenation, organic elements sprout from geometric forms referencing the resiliency of nature.”

This exhibition runs through April 30, 2015.

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“Tango Heart,” by Gwendolyn Kerney

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“Profiles #14,” by Robert Buganski

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents exhibition, education and collection programs that support Appalachian State University’s role as a key regional educational, cultural and economic resource.

The Turchin Center is located at 423 West King St., in Boone. Hours are 10am-6pm, Tues.-Thurs. and Saturday, and noon-8pm, Friday. The Center is closed Sunday and Monday, and observes all university holidays. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted.

For additional details about the Turchin Center, becoming a donor, the upcoming exhibitions, to be added to the mailing list or to schedule a tour, please call 828/262-3017 or visit (www.tcva.org).

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, Launches Enhanced Artist Membership Program

August 6, 2014

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Artspace, in Raleigh, NC, is pleased to announce a new artist membership program open to all Triangle area visual artists. The enhanced program is designed to support artists by providing time and space to work, opportunities to engage with other artists, and promotion of artwork through exhibitions, teaching and speaking opportunities.

Key benefits of the enhanced membership program include:

Exhibition space

Ability to demonstrate and sell work at First Fridays and other high traffic events

Studio lease opportunities

Paid teaching opportunities for youth and adult art classes

Exclusive members-only programming, discussions and networking

Discounts on professional development and artist services

Promotional support

Artspace President & CEO Mary Poole noted, “One of our core missions at Artspace is to support the careers and development of artists by providing workspace, exposure to the community and professional development opportunities. We believe the new membership program will provide this and more for area artists.”

Please visit (http://tinyurl.com/artistmembership) to learn more and apply for membership, which is $75 annually.

Artspace is a nonprofit visual art center inspiring innovation through opportunities to experience the creative process and engage with artists.  Artspace is dedicated to providing arts education and community outreach programs, creating a collaborative environment for professional artists and presenting nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Located in downtown Raleigh in the historic Sanders Ford building, Artspace has been providing the community with the opportunity to interact with working artists and to participate in hands-on arts education since 1986.

For more information about Artspace, exhibitions, or membership, please visit (www.artspacenc.org).

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, to Hosts Gala and Silent Auction – Aug. 28, 2014

August 6, 2014

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The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University, in Boone, NC, is hosting a Gala and Silent Auction on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, from 6:30-9:30pm. This event will feature over $13,000 worth of auction items as well as live music from The Mercury Dames and heavy hors d’oeuvres all centered around the Turchin’s current international exhibition, “TWENTY: Contemporary Art from South Africa”.

Admission to the Gala and Silent Auction is free for Turchin Center donors and $25 for non-donors. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP by Aug. 20 by calling 828/262-3017 or e-mailing to (turchincenter@appstate.edu).

“We invite you to join us for this event and do your part to keep the arts alive in our community,” says Peter Petschauer, Silent Auction Committee Chair and Turchin Center supporter.

Silent Auction Items up for bid include:

Tour of California Wine Country
Cabin Rentals
Wes Waugh Painting
Restaurant gift certificates
Appalachian State University Mountaineer Mania Package
Massage & Chiropractic Packages
Deer Valley Memberships
Blowing Rock Country Club Golf Packages
Eric Carle signed lithograph
Hair & Makeup Packages
Private Wine Tours at the Turchin Center
Performing Arts Series 2014-15 series subscription

and more!

For more information on this event, visit (http://tcva.org/calendar/events/1379).

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents exhibition, education and collection programs that support Appalachian State University’s role as a key regional educational, cultural and economic resource.

The Turchin Center is located at 423 West King St., in Boone. Hours are 10am-6pm, Tues.-Thurs. and Saturday, and noon-8pm, Friday. The Center is closed Sunday and Monday, and observes all university holidays. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted.

For additional details about the Turchin Center, becoming a donor, the upcoming exhibitions, to be added to the mailing list or to schedule a tour, please call 828/262-3017 or visit (www.tcva.org). You can also follow the Turchin Center on Facebook and Twitter @TurchinCenter.

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

August 1, 2014

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The August 2014 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (www.carolinaarts.com) – all 64 pages of it.

Single page dowloads 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 (http://www.carolinaarts.com/814/814carolinaarts-sp.pdf).

For side by side page format use this link (http://www.carolinaarts.com/814/814carolinaarts-dp.pdf).

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 September issue – send it now or as soon as you can. Don’t wait till the Aug. 24 deadline – or you could be left out. It happens.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/825-3408
info@carolinaarts.com

Matthews Artists Guild in Matthews, NC, Features Curt Butler at Monthly Meeting – Aug. 12, 2014

July 30, 2014

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“Notan” is the Japanese word for dark-light harmony. Notan is also used to establish balance in a painting’s composition. Gastonia, NC, artist Curt Butler will be demonstrating his use of this tool to enhance composition when planning a work of art to members and friends of the Matthews Artists Guild on Aug. 12, 2014.

Please join the Matthews Artists Guild on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 6:30pm at the McDowell Arts Center, 123 E. McDowell Street in Matthews, NC, for this very special demonstration. Meetings are free and open to the public starting at 6:30pm, with refreshments and a presentation by our guest artist at 7pm.

Butler received both a BA from Kent State University and a MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. He has taught at various institutions including Braitman Studio, Gaston Day School, Gaston College and Gaston School of the Arts. In 2004, he was recognized and honored with Teacher of the Year award at Gaston Day School. He has also hosted a number of guild workshops throughout the Southeast for art students as well as professional artists. He considers himself an artist who teaches and enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge with others to create a journey for someone else.

His own journey has lead him to start his own business called Butler Studio, where he creates between 90 to 120 paintings a year for galleries, corporations and private collections. In 2009, Butler Studio opened a gallery/studio in downtown Gastonia where he currently teaches small classes and paints full time

Butler’s interest in impasto and scumbling techniques is evident in his currently medium of oil and encaustic. The word encaustic literally means to “burn in” and involves a heating tool of some kind with the addition of colored pigments or oil paints mixed into the wax.

“I enjoy the play of carving back into the wax with a palette knife to create different textures. Heating up the wax allows me to fuse layers of paint to create a surface that is varied and complex. Each layer must be carefully fused to the next to ensure there is no cracking. Stand oil is routinely applied to the wax to give it a little flexibility and makes it possible to work on a canvas surface rather than board. I sometimes put the wax and pigment on cold and melt it with a heat gun, and at other times, I start with a hot wax directly on the canvas. I have found these techniques feel very sculptural in nature. At times, I am building up the surface and at other times, I am subtracting or carving into the surface of the paint. Encaustic painting with oil has given me the emotional response that I am currently seeking in my work. To be able to suggest a subject rather than illustrate it, to literally feel the surface of the paint and to be able to engage the viewer from a distance, and yet retain them when they are close are all reasons I choose to work the way I do,” says Butler.

His work has been represented in numerous permanent collections including Dallas Art Museum, Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, Gaston Day Gallery, and Duke University Cancer Center.  He is currently represented by Providence Gallery, Wells Gallery, The Design Gallery, Thomas Deans Gallery, Tyler White Gallery, Stellars Gallery, and Brandt Roberts Gallery.

The Matthews Artists Guild is a nonprofit organization that welcomes and encourages both the beginner and established artist.  In addition to our free monthly programs, the organization offers weekly plein air painting on Tuesdays, life drawing on Wednesday evenings, critique sessions every other month, art shows, art related field trips, workshops and seminars.

For additional information call 704/321-7275 or e-mail to (info@matthewsartistsguild.org), follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@MatthewsArtists).

Art League of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, Features Mike Tiddy for Monthly Meeting – Aug. 10, 2014

July 30, 2014

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Mike Tiddy, a well-traveled and successful artist from Brevard, NC, will be guest speaker at the next meeting on Aug. 10, 2014, of the Art League of Henderson County.  The event is held at the Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, NC, and begins at 1:30pm with a reception, followed by the meeting and program. Tiddy will demonstrate “Creating Art Using Pens and Watercolors”.

Growing up an “Army Brat,” Tiddy travelled the world.  Many years later, he still does!  However now he carries a sketchpad, pens and watercolors wherever he goes.  He paints what pleases his eye and what he wants to remember. Tiddy’s artwork is perhaps best described as a visual journal of the places he loves and the characters that live within them. He frequently makes extended visits to France. While on these journeys, he sketches, takes hundreds of photographs and paints what he sees. Sharing visually what he has learned on his journey through life is one of his greatest joys.

Tiddy’s favorite subjects are the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the French countryside and Paris street scenes. Many pieces of his artwork are in private collections in France and throughout the United States. His “French Gallery” is located at ‘Coco&Co’’ in Brevard.

The Art League of Henderson County is an association of persons interested in visual art and meets the second Sunday of each month. Each meeting features an experienced artist who presents a program on some aspect of fine arts. The League displays members’ paintings each month in the hallway at the Opportunity House. In addition to the regular monthly exhibit in August, the members have been challenged to create artwork using “animals” as the theme.  This exhibit will be displayed in the Sylvia Campbell Room. Both exhibits will be available for public viewing Aug. 9-Sept. 12, 2014.

Meetings and programs are open to the public.  For information call 828/435-1415.

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, is Calling for Entries for the “Fine Contemporary Crafts of the Southeastern US” Exhibit – Deadline is Sept. 22, 2014

July 29, 2014

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Artspace in Raleigh, NC, invites artists working in a variety of craft media to enter the “Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition of the Southeastern US”, a biennial national juried exhibition. Eligible media include functional or sculptural works in the following: basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (any media), glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, handmade paper and wood. Entries will also be juried for cash prizes.

This year’s juror is Stefanie Gerber Darr, Gallery Manager at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Application Fee is $30. Submit applications ONLY to CaFE at (www.callforentry.org). For more information, visit Artspace website at (http://artspacenc.org/artists/opportunities/call-for-exhibitions/fine-contemporary-craft/).

Artspace is a nonprofit visual arts center dedicated to providing arts education and community outreach programs, creating an environment of 120 professional artists and presenting nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Located in downtown Raleigh in the historic Sanders Ford building, Artspace has been providing the community with the opportunity to interact with working artists and to participate in hands-on arts education since 1986.

For more information about Artspace, exhibitions, or membership, please visit (www.artspacenc.org).


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