Posts Tagged ‘Asheboro NC’

North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Offers Spring Fundraiser – Mar. 1, 2014

January 4, 2014

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For our 2014 Spring Fundraiser, the North Carolina Pottery Center is selling tickets for a $5,000 Draw Down Raffle (with a maximum of 500 tickets sold) and combining that with a Mardi Gras Masquerade Dinner Party and Auction on Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014 at the Pinewood Country Club in Asheboro, NC.

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Please join us for an evening of fun including a New Orleans Style Dinner, Drinks (including beer/wine), Music, Dancing, a $5,000 Draw Down Raffle, Silent Auction, Live Auction, and Door Prizes!

· Mardi Gras Masquerade Dinner Ticket – $40 each or 2 for $75 (Each ticket includes dinner, two wine/beer tokens, jazz music, dancing, silent and live auctions and the opportunity to win door prizes, if present. Dressy/festive attire and masks are encouraged.)

· Raffle Ticket – $5,000 Draw Down (Max. 500 tickets) – $50

· Raffle Ticket – Chance to Win a Spot in the Top 15 of the $5,000 Draw Down – $15

For complete information, including purchasing tickets, the schedule of events, raffle rules, etc., please visit the event page (http://www.ncpotterycenter.org/raffle-mardi-gras-masquerade.html) on the NCPC website. Both raffle and dinner tickets may also be purchased by e-mailing to (info@ncpotterycenter.org) or by phone at 336/873-8430.

Links to photos of the auction items will be added in a few weeks as we begin adding those items to our Facebook photo album for the event. Telephone and absentee bidding will be available for persons unable to attend the auctions.

Initial sponsors who have committed to supporting the Mardi Gras Masquerade Dinner Party and Auction include:

Court Level
· Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau, Asheboro, NC
(http://www.heartofnorthcarolina.com/)

Super Krewe Level
· Four Saints Brewing Company, Asheboro, NC
(http://www.foursaintsbrewing.com/)

Krewe Level
· Carolina Clay Connection, Charlotte, NC
(http://www.carolinaclay.com)

Committeemen Level
· The Cranford Agency, Asheboro, NC
(http://www.cranfordagency.com/)

· Village Printing
(http://www.villageprinting.com/)

We sincerely appreciate the support of our sponsors and partners as they help to support the center’s mission. Additional sponsors will be added to the event listings on our website and Facebook page as they come on board.

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 (www.ncpotterycenter.org), or find us on Facebook.

Donna Craven Pottery in Asheboro, NC, Presents Holiday Open House – Dec. 15, 2012

December 5, 2012

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The Donna Craven Pottery in Asheboro, NC, will present its annual Holiday Open House on Dec. 15, 2012, from 9am to 5pm. On hand will be wood-fired, salt-glazed, functional and decorative works by Donna Craven.

Craven began working as a journeyman potter in the Seagrove, NC, area in 1996. She sent years working day and night with various artists and studios in the Seagrove community. She built her first groundhog kiln in the spring of 2001 with help from her father and friends and held her first kiln opening later that year.

Craven’s pots are wood-fired and salt glazed. Wood firing gives the pots a rich surface that is a reflection of the earth based materials. The kiln is fired to cone 12 (2450 degrees F) in about sixteen hours with an overnight preheat. The oxygen content of the kiln is “reduced” early on in the process; when the correct temperature is achieved, salt is introduced, and the temperature regained before a crash cooling process.

Craven is well known for her larger pieces that are thrown and coiled with a one-inch extended coil. Her work is grounded in tradition, yet reflect her own influences that produce a combination of strength, simplicity and gracefulness that is undeniably unique. She frequently employs a taped decoration technique using manganese or a combination of crackle slips and ash glaze to achieve her effects.

Donna Craven Pottery is located at 2616 Old Cox Road, just outside of Asheboro, NC.

For info call 336/629-8173 or e-mail to (donnacraven@embarqmail.com).

Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, NC, Calls for Entries for Its 30th Annual Juried Arts Show – Deadline June 2, 2012

May 7, 2012

Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, NC, is calling for entries for its 30th Annual Juried Arts Show to be shown at the Sara Smith Self Gallery, Moring Arts Center in Asheboro, NC.

AWARDS – Best in Show ($200.00), First Place ($150.00), Second Place ($100.00), Third Place ($50.00), and Honorable Mention Ribbons

This year’s juror is John D. Gall, Artist / Printmaker, from Greensboro, NC.

As an artist John D. Gall has been making original prints for over 20 years. He strives to tell stories with his art, whether indirectly as metaphors or directly as narratives. His subjects are often dreamed, imagined, or experienced, as an autobiographical interpretation.  For Gall any person, place, time or thing can be a source for inspiration allowing freedom and diversity of subject matter. Gall often works in series, pursuing an idea until as he states, “it has been explored, drained, and pushed to the limits of my interest.”

Born in St. Louis, MO, Gall found is way to North Carolina in the 1970’s.  He is a graduate of Guilford College and currently resides with his wife in Greensboro, NC.  His work has been featured in many national exhibitions and in 2011 John was invited to exhibit in the Sanbao International Biennial Printmaking Exhibition, Symposium, Workshop, and Tour 2011, at Sanbao Village, Jingdezhen City, China.

REGULATIONS: Open to all artists. Each artist may submit up to three original works which have been completed in the last two years. Work must not have been entered in previous RAG Juried Art Shows. Pedestals are available for freestanding work. Wall work must be ready to hang. At least one piece of each artist’s work will be shown. Work should be ready for display and able to withstand handling. For work requiring special installation, or very large pieces, please inquire before submitting.

ENTRY FEES: $20.00 RAG members for up to three submissions. $25.00 for non-members. (Annual individual memberships are $30.00. Please join to receive our quarterly newsletter and frequent arts emails.) Make checks payable to RAG.

RECEIVING: Entries should be delivered to the Moring Arts Center, 123 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, on Friday, June 1 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Saturday, June 2 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

NOTIFICATION: Award winners will be notified by phone prior to the opening reception. Declined work may be picked up after the reception or any time during business hours.

OPENING RECEPTION: The opening reception and award ceremony will be held Tuesday, June 5 (5:30-7:30 p.m.) at the Moring Arts Center. All entrants and their families are invited to enjoy refreshments and meet the other artists. The Juror will remark on the works selected as prize-winners and will be available to answer questions.

LIABILITY: All reasonable care will be given to submitted work. The Randolph Arts Guild assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to Juried Art Show entries.

SALES: Sales are encouraged although work not for sale (NFS) may be submitted. A commission of 25% is payable to the Randolph Arts Guild on all sales. Please price your work accordingly.

REMOVAL: The show will remain on display through Thursday, June 29. Work may be picked up after the show is over, between the hours of 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday (closed Sundays). Works left past August 1 will become property of RAG.

RIGHTS AND CONDITIONS: The Randolph Arts Guild reserves the right to photograph and reproduce all entries for publicity and educational purposes. Submission of entries constitutes agreement by the entrant with the conditions set forth above.

To download the exhibit prospectus visit this link (http://www.randolphartsguild.com/programs/exhibitions.html). For further info call 336/629-0399 or e-mail to (arts@asheboro.com).

Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, NC, Offers 25th Annual NC Potters Conference – Mar. 2-4, 2012

February 8, 2012

The Randolph Arts Guild’s 25th Annual NC Potters Conference hosts three renowned potters, Cynthia Bringle (Penland, NC), John Glick (Detroit, MI) and Jack Troy (Huntingdon, PA) for presentations and demonstrations of their craft Friday, Mar. 2, at 8am through Sunday, Mar. 4, 2012, at noon at the Moring Arts Center in Asheboro, NC. Each has invited a favorite “up and coming” potter whose techniques also will be highlighted. They include Ronan Peterson (Poplar, NC), Martha Grover (Red Lodge, MT), and Jake Johnson (Spring Mills, PA).

For more information or to register, visit:
(http://www.randolphartsguild.com/events/potters-conference.html).

Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, NC, Calls for Entries for its 29th Annual Juried Arts Show – Deadline is June 3 & 4, 2011

May 15, 2011

The Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, NC, is calling for entries for the 29th Annual Juried Arts Show on view at the Sara Smith Self Gallery, at the Moring Arts Center from June 7 – 30, 2011.

The competition is open to all artists. Each artist may submit up to three original works which have been completed in the last two years. Work must not have been entered in previous RAG Juried Art Shows. Pedestals are available for freestanding work. Wall work must be ready to hang. At least one piece of each artist’s work will be shown. Work should be ready for display and able to withstand handling. For work requiring special installation, or very large pieces, please inquire before submitting.

The entry fee is $20 for RAG members for up to three submissions and $25 for non-members for up to three submissions. (Annual individual memberships are $30. Please join to receive our quarterly newsletter and frequent arts e-mails.) Make checks payable to Randolph Arts Guild.

Entries should be delivered to the Moring Arts Center, 123 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro, NC, on Friday, June 3, 2011 (10am-5pm)and Saturday, June 4, 2011 (10am-2pm).

The juror for awards will be Sarah Powers, Executive Director, Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC. Powers is an artist based in Raleigh, whose mixed media work focuses on industrial and rural landscapes and landscape details. Her work has been featured in galleries across the US, including Rhode Island’s risd l works, The Sarah Doyle Gallery at Brown University and The Mahler Gallery, The Collectors Gallery, Long View Gallery, Rebus Works, Vision Gallery and Artspace in North Carolina. Powers was an artist for the Bain Project and was awarded a Regional Artist Project Grant from the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County and maintains a studio at antfarm in the Boylan Heights neighborhood of Raleigh.

For further information and a complete prospectus contact the Arts Guild by calling 336/629-0399, e-mail to (arts@asheboro.com) or visit (http://www.randolphartsguild.com/).

Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, NC, Offers “Art May-Ham” – May 7, 2011

April 9, 2011

The quirky, downtown, part BBQ and part art event known as “Art May-Ham” will return for its second year on Saturday, May 7, 2011. The event will be held from 9am to 4pm in Bicentennial Park (135 Sunset Avenue) in downtown Asheboro, NC, and is hosted by the Randolph Arts Guild, Habitat for Humanity and Asheboro Cultural & Recreation Services.

The Randolph Arts Guild expects around 20 artists and designers to have booths featuring products including jewelry, stained glass, pottery and metal art. Art booths will in the parking lot near the grass field and stage in the park.

The BBQ festival is expected to draw 10-15 BBQ cookers who will compete for cash prizes ranging from $250-$1,000.  Guests can purchase BBQ pork in the form of sandwiches, by the pound or per ham/shoulder (if pre-ordered).  All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. Cookers can call 336/669-5481 or the Habitat office at 336/625-1429 if they’re interested in participating.  Habitat will also be selling grilled marinated chicken; get two sandwiches (either BBQ or chicken) and two drinks for $10. Ticket stubs will be entered into a drawing for a 32″ LCD TV from Aaron’s Sales & Leasing, a recliner from Klaussner Furniture and other prizes.

Habitat will also host a bicycle ride they’re calling “Rolling de Pig.”  It will start at 8am at City Hall on Church Street on Asheboro. There will be 20, 30 and 50 mile rides.  Helmets are required. Refreshments will be available at each rest stop, and shower facilities are available at Memorial Park (please bring your own soap and towels). Contact John Clawson at 336/953-2004 or Habitat for Humanity at 336/625-1429 for more information on the ride.

In addition, there will be a children’s play area and live bands will perform on the stage at the park.

For information on the event, call 336/626-1240 or visit (www.asheboroparksandrecreation.com).

Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, NC, Offer Lunch and Learn and Tea – Jan. 25 and 26, 2011

January 11, 2011

The Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, NC will offer a “Lunch and Learn” with Ross Holt on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. In conjunction with Ross Holt’s solo photography exhibit, The Razure of Oblivion, the Guild invites the public for it’s popular casual question and answer session. All you have to do is pack a sack lunch and meet at the Guild, 123 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, from noon to 1pm. Each “Lunch and Learn” is a free event. The public is encouraged to attend and become more familiar with this and other exciting exhibitions hosted by the Sara Smith Gallery, located in the Randolph Arts Guild.

The Randolph Arts Guild will also host it’s first Tea for the 2011 series with Franklinville, NC, sign painter, Louis Brady on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at 4pm. Traditional sign painters use a lettering brush to render words, images, and symbols on a variety of building surfaces – all by hand. Examples can be found on the sides of older brick buildings and often times on glass paned store fronts. Louis has painted many signs for Coca-Cola, including the image at the corner of Trade Street and Fayetteville Street in downtown Asheboro. A five dollar donation is suggested.

The Guild’s hours are Monday through Friday, 10am-5pm, and Saturday, 10am-2pm.

For more information contact the Guild at 336/629-0399 or visit (www.randolphartsguild.com).

Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, NC, Offers Regional Artists Grants

December 9, 2010

The Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, NC, is accepting applications for the 2010-2011 Regional Artists Grant Investment program. The application deadline is 5pm on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. The United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro (UAC) coordinates the Regional Artists Grant program on behalf of a consortium of five counties: Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham. Funding is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council and matched locally by participating Arts Councils.

Grant investments for Regional Artists are designed to support exceptionally talented visual, performing, literary and interdisciplinary artists at all stages of their careers to pursue projects that further their professional artistic development. Eligible artistic disciplines are music (both classical and contemporary), dance, visual arts (painting, photography, sculpture and pottery), film/video, drama and literature. Applicants must submit artistic work samples and provide a narrative case for support.

Regional Artists Grant Investments are open to artists living in Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham counties. To be eligible, an artist must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in their art form.

Applications may be downloaded from the Randolph Arts Guild’s web site at (http://randolphartsguild.com/programs/grants.html) or by contacting the Randolph Arts Guild at 336/629-0399.

Regional Artist Grant Investments provide important financial support and recognition for Triad area artists. In 2010, Regional Artist Grant Investments totaled $17,000 to 15 regional artists. This cooperative effort fosters relationships between arts organizations while also encouraging networking between Triad artists.

For further information contact Derrick Sides, Executive Director, Randolph Arts Guild by calling 336/629-0399 or visit (www.randolphartsguild.com).

Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, NC, Has Open Studios Tour – Maps on Sale Now!

November 23, 2010


There are some events that when they come around you wonder why they have not been done before – The Randolph Arts Guild’s Open Studios Tour is one such event. The goal of The Open Studios Tour is to give the community the opportunity to connect with local artists, to see the creative spaces where they work, to talk one-on-one with artists about their work, and most of all to have the chance to purchase artwork directly from the artists.

This year’s tour will feature artists: Ashley Fetner, Mike Durham, Martha Crotty, “The Monday Painters”, Les Caison III, Barbara Tazewell, Cori Cagle, Amy Keith Barney, Richard & Beth Keith, Mary Murkin, Rich & Frankie Powell, and Brenda Jones.

“This is our inaugural year, but we’ve got high hopes for the program. We know that there is such a rich community of artists here in Randolph County. We hope to be able to feature different artists each year so that we can always provide a one of kind experience.” said Derrick Sides, Director of the Randolph Arts Guild.

The Open Studios Tour is planned for Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, from noon-5pm and will consist of a self-guided tour of local artists’ studios followed by a private reception and silent auction.

Open Studios Tour maps are available for purchase at the Randolph Arts Guild. They are $25 each and in addition to guiding you to creative spaces in Randolph County, they serve as a ticket for two to the private reception and silent auction. A limited quantity are available.

Call the Randolph Arts Guild at 336/629-0399 or e-mail to (arts@asheboro.com) for more information.

Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, NC, Offers Trip to North Carolina Museum of Art

November 19, 2010

The Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, NC, invites you for a big ole’ slice of Americana on Jan. 14, 2011. The Guild is excited to offer an all day journey to the newly renovated North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC. There we will take in 40 original works of art and a complete set of 323 Saturday Evening Post cover tear sheets by Norman Rockwell.

The trip includes motor coach fare, lunch in the museum cafe, a tour of the Rockwell exhibition, and plenty of time to check out the rest of the museum. Other exhibits include works by illustrator Eric Carle and NC wood sculptor Bob Trotman.

Space is limited. The cost is $50 for Guild members, $60 for non-members. The registration deadline and mandatory organizational meeting are on Dec. 1, 2010, at 5:30pm at the Guild. All registration fees are due at this meeting.

The Randolph Arts Guild is located at 123 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro.

For more information contact the Randolph Arts Guild at 336/629-0399 of visit (http://www.randolphartsguild.com/).


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