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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).

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).

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, Features Leslie Vigeant for Redency in July 2014

June 7, 2014

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For the month of July, Artspace’s Gallery One in Raleigh, NC, will become a working studio for Oregon-based visual artist Leslie Vigeant. She will use this time to solidify a recent shift in her practice from strictly oil paint to large-scale watercolors. With a background in branding and product packaging, her work includes tongue-in-cheek humor, seduction, and accessible meanings and imagery.

Working with watercolors, Vigeant’s focus lies in creating images that reflect the human ego and figurative energy. Through her chosen subject matter and selected medium, she composes works that appear more graphically designed than expected, while still highlighting the organic quality of watercolor. With many pieces exceeding five feet, this new body of work reflects Vigeant’s endeavor to “grow and be bold with scale.” Referring to her paper canvases as vast landscapes, she uses small sections of each piece to apply her investigatory and explorative methods to the overall composition.

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Leslie Vigeant, “Selfie”, watercolor on paper

Vigeant’s work particularly addresses concepts of interior thought processes, including self-deprecation and obsession. She translates the complexities of the human ego into a female figure (often her own), using patterning and repetition to, in her words, “push the work to the edge of its perception.” Paired with the organic nature of the watercolor medium, Vigeant’s technique and subject matter create a family of work that investigates humanity, femininity in particular. Her goal is to find a female figure, native to Raleigh, around whom she may cater her work while at Artspace.

Leslie Vigeant received her MFA in applied craft & design from Oregon College of Art and Craft/Pacific Northwest College of Art. Select exhibitions include Portland Design Auction, “The Good Mod”, Portland, OR; “Strange Glue”, Thompson Gallery, Weston, MA; and “Art of Our Century”, Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, UT. In 2013, Vigeant received a scholarship at Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO, with Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator of Hammer Museum in LA.

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).

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, Welcomes New Resident Artists

December 6, 2013

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Artspace, a non-profit visual art center in Raleigh, NC, welcomes two new Regional Emerging Artists-in-Residence, Tommy Taylor and Alex Waggoner, and is pleased to retain Jaclyn Bowie as a Community Artist-in-Residence, starting in Jan. 2014.

Moving into studio 215A is Regional Emerging Artist-in-Residence multi-media artist Tommy Taylor. Taylor received his MFA from Goldsmiths/University of London and a MA in painting and photography from the University of Iowa, IA. Select exhibitions include “On the Perimeter,” a curated group show in the High House Gallery, Oxford, England; “The Pool Exhibition,” Goldsmith group show, London; and “We Never Fall Apart, We Never Fall Together,” a group show at Drewelowe, Iowa City, I.A.

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Tommy Taylor, “It’s a Sort of Fairy Tale with You so Dance Me to the End of Love”.

Taylor won a Jealous Gallery Prize in 2013 and currently teaches drawing, art history and art appreciation at Wake Technical Community College. Having recently moved to Raleigh, Taylor will use his studio time to immerse himself in the local art community and culture. Of his process, Taylor says, “Some of the best moments of my life are when I forget myself. So I use a variety of different images from my experiences, paint them, scan them, print them, and paint them again to reflect on the world and how we might see ourselves in it.”

Additionally, Regional Emerging Artist-in-Residence painter Alex Waggoner will join Artspace in studio 215. Waggoner received her BFA in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. Waggoner has taught workshops for all ages at the Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC, and recently exhibited in the “Fall 2013 Showcase” at Conolly Studio Gallery, Charleston, SC, curated by Alizey Kahn. While a resident artist, Waggoner will be exploring the concept of home with her work, and building a portfolio for her graduate school applications.

Taylor and Waggoner will be at Artspace through June, and following their residencies, they will each have an exhibition of their work at Artspace and give an artist’s talk.

Multi-media artist and a 2013 Regional Emerging Artist-in-Residence, Jaclyn Bowie will continue working at Artspace in studio 217 as the newest Community Artist-in-Residence. Bowie received her BFA with a concentration in sculpture from Appalachian State University. Select exhibitions include :Schwa Show: 12th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition” at Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC; “SUM Art Works: Intern & Emerging Artist Exhibition,” Barn 2 Gallery, Salem, NY; and Malus Domestica, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC. Bowie will work with Artspace as an instructor for Artspace’s 2014 Community Outreach Program at Hope Elementary Charter School.

Artspace is a nonprofit visual art 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, contact the Director of Programs & Exhibitions Shana Dumont Garr, by e-mail at (sgarr@artspacenc.org), call 919/821-2787, or visit (www.artspacenc.org).

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, Offers Professional Artwork Photography and Art Roundtable and Critique – Jan. 8, 20 & 21, 2014

December 6, 2013

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Artspace, a non-profit visual art center in Raleigh, NC, will offer two professional development services for artists this January, a professional artwork image shoot with Jason Dowdle and an Art Roundtable and Critique series with Heather Allen, MGIM-MBA, Artist Business Consultant, and Shana Dumont Garr, Director of Programs & Exhibitions at Artspace.

On Jan. 20 and 21, 2014, Jason Dowdle, the area’s premier craft photographer, will be making his services available through Artspace and will be set-up to take photos for artists. Dowdle will be available to shoot both 2-D and 3-D art, including jewelry. Please come and take advantage of this opportunity to have your work photographed by a top craft photographer!

For over a decade, Jason Dowdle has provided the area’s top artists, as well as many other artists from around the country, with high-end imagery designed to present their work professionally and elegantly. Dowdle’s images have helped artists jury into some of the top shows in the country, including The Smithsonian Craft Show, various American Craft Council shows (including Ann Arbor and Baltimore), and also to gain entry into top professional guilds and organizations including the American Craft Council, Piedmont Craftsmen and Carolina Designer Craftsmen. Dowdle’s images have also appeared in numerous magazines, including covers for ACC, Ceramics Monthly, Sunshine Artist and American Style. His work has been featured in two major, nationally-published books, each of which includes over 100 of his photos, and has appeared in numerous other books on arts and crafts over the last decade.

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Image taken by Jason Dowdle of Artspace artist Megan Clark’s jewelry.

Samples of Jason Dowdle’s work are available at (www.NCArtPhotographer.com). Sign-up space is limited, so register as soon as possible by contacting Program Assistant, Hannah Costner, by e-mail at (hcostner@artspacenc.org).

On Jan. 8, 2014, an Art Roundtable and Critique is offered from 6:30-8:30pm. Tuition is $5, or free for members, and participants can pay the day of. Two presenters will be preselected to present up to two works for feedback. Artists interested in presenting their work should contact Shana Dumont Garr, Director of Programs & Exhibitions, by e-mail at (sgarr@artspacenc.org). The Art Roundtable and Critique is a regular series, held the Wednesday following First Friday each month, and co-led in partnership with Heather Allen, MGIM-MBA. Allen provides business development, support and resources to artists who want to prosper in their field and continue creating meaningful work. Allen holds a dual Masters in Global Innovation Management through the Jenkins Graduate School of Management at NC State University and L’Institut d’Administration des Entreprises in Puyricard, France.

Artspace is a nonprofit visual art 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).

World Of Art Showcase Announces Partnership With Artspace in Raleigh, NC – Nov. 2, 2013

October 4, 2013

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The World of Art Showcase (WOAS), an international art show dedicated to exhibiting talented artists and creating a community where artists have direct access to their market, has announced that it will hold an Exhibitors and Collectors Reception on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, following the showcase, from 7-9pm at Artspace, located at 201 E. Davie Street in Raleigh, NC. The special event will feature a meet and greet with artists, closed gallery tours, live music, hors d’oeuvres and wine for VIP ticket holders.

Artspace, located in downtown Raleigh, is a nonprofit visual arts center dedicated to supporting and inspiring individual creativity by making the visual arts process accessible. Since 1986, Artspace has created a dynamic studio environment for established and emerging artists and presented nationally acclaimed exhibitions from artists working in a variety of media. In addition, Artspace continues to provide community members with the opportunity to interact with artists and participate in hands-on educational initiatives.

WOAS 2013 brings talented artists of all disciplines and from all over the world together and gives artists and their audiences a chance to engage in a forum promoting open dialogue about the arts, as well as presents opportunities for artistic and cultural learning and growth. This unique event, sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama, is designed for artists to sell their artwork, connect with their audience, network with collectors and other talented artists and bring national and international exposure to their careers.

For more information on the World of Art Showcase and purchasing tickets, visit (www.worldofartshowcase.ticketleap.com).

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, to Showcase Artists, Community Outreach at 12th Annual Collectors Gala

October 4, 2013

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Artspace in Raleigh, NC, will host this year’s Collectors Gala on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, starting at 6pm at Artspace, located at 201 E. Davie Street in Raleigh.

The annual Collectors Gala benefits Artspace artists and exhibitions, educational programming and community outreach. Keeping with tradition, the Collectors Gala will spotlight the art with a chance to bid on local artwork in live and silent auctions, as well as to purchase artwork displayed throughout the building. The evening will feature passed hors d’oeuvres, chef stations serving small plates and desserts created by Ladyfingers Catering.

“The Collectors Gala is the most important night of the year for Artspace because the money raised allows us to continue to provide a dynamic studio environment to more than 30 professional artists, present nationally acclaimed exhibitions and give our community members hands-on arts education,” said Mary Poole, executive director of Artspace. “Thanks to our sponsors such as PNC Bank, this year’s presenting sponsor, we are able to bring free art programs to local children and adults where they play and work – right here in our community – regardless of economic or transportation barriers.”

Studio sponsorships are available, starting at $1,500, and event tickets are $150 per person. An online sponsorship packet is available, and for more information, please call Artspace at 919/821-2787 or e-mail Rae Marie Czuhai, director of development at (rmczuhai@artspacenc.org).

“The Collectors Gala is an inspiring evening where our guests can collect amazing works of art and network with clients, peers and the artists themselves, all while helping Artspace remove the barriers to visual art in ways that no other organization in our community does,” said Czuhai.

Auction pieces can be previewed online and in person beginning Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Bidding for silent auction artwork also opens that day, along with voting for the fourth annual “People’s Choice” – both taking place during the First Friday Gallery Walk from 6-10pm. The winning artist will be recognized at the gala. The First Friday Gallery Walk is free and open to the public.

The 2012 Collectors Gala welcomed a crowd of more than 450 business leaders and art enthusiasts, raising a record-breaking $114,000 towards Artspace’s exhibitions, educational programs and community outreach efforts.

Artspace is a nonprofit visual art center dedicated to providing arts education and community outreach programs, creating an environment of more than 100 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).

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, Calls for Summer Artist-in-Residence Applications, Regional Emerging Artist Residency, and Seeks a Development Intern

September 11, 2013

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Artspace, in Raleigh, NC, a non-profit visual art center seeks applications for its 2014 Summer Artist Residency. Deadline for submissions is Dec. 2, 2013. Applications for the Artspace’s Regional Emerging Artist Residency are due Oct. 1, 2013, for the Jan.-July 2014 residency. Artspace also seeks a Development Intern for spring 2014. Applications are due Dec. 5, 2013.

Artspace’s Summer Artist Residency provides an artist with a brief studio opportunity to work on a project of his or her choosing and to interact with the public and the artist community. It is also an opportunity for an artist to exhibit his or her work for four to six weeks immediately following the residency. The residency includes meet-the-artist events, a gallery talk/lecture, and teaching opportunities. Artspace offers an honorarium of $2000, which is paid at the end of the residency period, and Artspace can offer housing approximately eight miles/fifteen minutes from downtown. There is a non-refundable $25 application fee.

For complete guidelines, contact the Director of Programs & Exhibitions Shana Dumont Garr, by e-mail at (sgarr@artspacenc.org), call 919/821-2787, or visit (www.artspacenc.org).

Established in January 2000, Artspace’s Regional Emerging Artist Residency is a program that provides emerging visual artists with time and space to explore their work in a supportive, thriving, artistic environment. Two artists in their early professional careers are chosen from a regional pool of applicants every six months. All applications are due Oct. 1, 2013, for the Jan.-July 2014 residency.

The residency includes a private, rent-free studio with 24-hour access. Artspace does NOT provide transportation or living quarters. Each month, residents are presented to the Triangle community during Artspace’s opening receptions and gallery walks. A fully supported exhibition of the resident’s work will be presented at Artspace after the residency.

The primary focus of the program is to provide an artist with time for independent work, but some participation in Artspace programs is expected. During the residency, artists must contribute to Artspace’s educational programs and tours by working in their studios during business hours, especially during scheduled tours. Resident artists will also be expected to give a presentation, talk, and/or demonstration to the public during the 6-month period or during their exhibition.

There is a $25, nonrefundable application fee. For complete guidelines, eligibility requirements, or inquiries, visit (www.artspacenc.org), call 919/821-2787, or e-mail Director of Programs & Exhibitions Shana Dumont Garr at (sgarr@artspacenc.org).

The Development Internship is designed to help undergraduate or graduate students develop skills in non-profit arts management. Duties may include: assisting with planning of Artspace’s spring fundraiser event; assisting the Development Assistant with coordination and planning of First Friday Art Walks and events; assisting with various administrative tasks and photographing events. The applicant must be able to manage many different projects simultaneously and have excellent communication skills.

Interns are expected to work a minimum of 5-8 hours per week. Schedule is flexible. Internship is unpaid, and arrangement for school credit is encouraged. All applications are due Dec. 5, 2013.

For more information, contact Director of Development Rae Marie Czuhai by e-mail at (rmczuhai@artspacenc.org) or call 919/821-2787. Interested applicants should mail or e-mail (rmczuhai@artspacenc.org) letter of interest, resume and two references with contact information/relationship to:

Rae Marie Czuhai, Director of Development
Artspace
201 E Davie Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Artspace Artists Association in Raleigh, NC, Calls for New Membership – Deadline Sept. 2, 2013

August 6, 2013

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Artspace Artists Association (AAA), in Raleigh, NC, is an organization of artists working together to promote growth of the individual artist, to provide an environment of interaction with other artists and with the public, and to foster the mission of Artspace. Professional artists interested in becoming a member of the Artspace Artists Association are invited to apply. Artists must submit applications through (www.callforentry.org) (CaFÉ). There is a $30 application fee. Applications are due Sept. 2, 2013.

Applications undergo a two-stage jury process. In both stages of jurying, the jurors will be looking for professionalism and quality of work. The criteria include: competence, visual impact and a distinct body of work, as well as evidence in resume and written information of professional work as an artist.

Artspace Artists Association Membership Benefits include: participation in the Artspace Hall exhibitions, opportunities for solo exhibition in the Artspace Lobby, opportunities for solo or two-person show in the Upfront Gallery, the opportunity to be selected for AAA-only group exhibitions in Gallery 1, and sales opportunities through the above exhibitions and the Artspace gift shop (30% commission taken). Artspace Artists have the opportunity to participate in the leadership and direction of the Association by participating on committees, as an Artspace Artists Association officer, or on the Board of Directors of Artspace, Inc. AAA members may also rent studio space in the Artspace building as space becomes available and requirements can be met. There is no commission charged on studio sales. Artspace Artists Association annual membership dues are $80, which include an individual membership to Artspace, Inc.

Artspace is a nonprofit visual art center dedicated to providing arts education and community outreach programs, creating an environment of more than 115 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 complete guidelines or inquiries, visit (www.artspacenc.org), call 919/821-2787, or e-mail to (info@artspacenc.org).

Fine Photography for the Artist and Craftsperson by Jason Dowdle at Artspace in Raleigh, NC – Sept. 10 and 11, 2013

July 16, 2013

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Artspace in Raleigh, NC, is pleased to announce that Jason Dowdle, the area’s premier craft photographer, will be making his services available through Artspace and will be set-up to take pictures for artists on Sept. 10 & 11, 2013. Dowdle will be available to shoot both 2-D and 3-D art, including jewelry. Please come and take advantage of this opportunity to have your work photographed by a top craft photographer!

For over a decade, Jason Dowdle has provided the area’s top artists, as well as many other artists from around the country, with high-end imagery designed to present their work professionally and elegantly. Dowdle’s images have helped artists jury into some of the top shows in the country, including The Smithsonian Craft Show, various American Craft Council shows (including Ann Arbor and Baltimore), and also to gain entry into top professional guilds and organizations including the American Craft Council, Piedmont Craftsmen and Carolina Designer Craftsmen. Dowdle’s images have also appeared in numerous magazines, including covers for “ACC”, “Ceramics Monthly”, “Sunshine Artist” and “American Style”. His work has been featured in two major, nationally-published books, each of which includes over 100 of his photos, and has appeared in numerous other books on arts and crafts over the last decade.

To see samples of Jason Dowdle’s work, please visit his website at (www.NCArtPhotographer.com). Sign-up space is limited, so contact Artspace as soon as possible, if interested in having your work photographed. For more information, contact Director of Programs & Exhibitions, Shana Dumont Garr, by e-mail at (sgarr@artspacenc.org), or visit Artspace online at (www.artspacenc.org).

Artspace is a nonprofit visual art center dedicated to providing arts education and community outreach programs, creating an environment of more than 100 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.


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